I like watching the track and fields events, but that's about it.
I feel sorry for our athletes that have been forced to choose between giving up a massive opportunity or putting their health and safety at risk to compete at Rio.
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03-08-2016 10:12 #31
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03-08-2016 10:21 #32
The Aussie Athletes seem very upbeat despite the problems.
That's great to see.
My boys are learning to swim so we'll watch anything water related.
I love the diving and gymnastics.
03-08-2016 10:22 #33
largely my care factor is about nil.
03-08-2016 10:58 #34
Rio Olympics 2016 - excited? Indifferent? Mildy interested?
I enjoy watching some of the events if they happen to be on. I wouldn't record something to watch later though. I like the gymnastics mostly.. But I think the most talked about stuff this Olympics will be the massive fail in the way the committee has organised facilities, security and safety of athlete's health & wellbeing. I actually feel quite sorry for the Australian team
ETA - I did get very caught up in the Olympics in 2000. The vibe around the city was incredible.
03-08-2016 15:17 #35
I'm not into it at all.
I feel it's a huge waste of money.
03-08-2016 15:28 #36
Can't wait. Really looking forward to showing DD the swimming, cycling and gymnastics. I also like some of the equestrian events (except dressage, just don't really get it). I hate the weightlifting and boxing. Most other things I'll watch for interest.
03-08-2016 16:53 #37
03-08-2016 17:41 #38
I'm looking forward to the opening ceremony. But I can't help feeling that Rio is not the right place for the Olympics. Choosing a country with such low human rights, poverty and crime doesn't sit right with me.
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03-08-2016 22:42 #39
I looove the Olympics. At my work we have had lots of Para-olymipians, and family and friends of Olymipian/Para-olympians through (Travel Medicine practice )...Some of their stories are amazing, especially the Para-olympians. I'm excited there is going to be 16hrs/day of the Para-olympians on Ch7...those athletes are so inspiring. The work and time all the Athletes put in is so incredible. I can't wait!!!
So much of the health/ infrastructure issues are hugely beat up by the media - especially Zika virus. Every Olympics has its issues - for Beijing it was the horrific smog. I do think Rio/Brazil is not economically equipped to handle the event....there were better options.
05-08-2016 10:47 #40
Is anyone a little nervous about watching the opening ceremony live with your children?
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