3rd full day of Olympic events under way in London. Have you been watching? How is your country doing so far? Been tuning on/off during the weekend checking out a wide variety of events. Now that the work week has started, I probably will watch very little of the Olympics. London is not very time-friendly to California.
I am cycling around Malaysia and has decided to follow the malaysians more than the danish team as that gives me some good insight to the country too by reading about their athletes and their background. And london is actually quite good time for me as i spend the afternoon cycling and then i can watch some olympics in the evening. At the olympics i am not really interetsed in the hyped events. I prefer to follow the smaller nations and those who are there for the olympic spirit more than for the big bucks they earn through sponsors.
Well, we have satellite tv but it must be about the only country in the world where there is practically no coverage--- there is none on satellite but i did notice part of the opening ceremony on one of the local channels, but haven't been lucky after scanning the channels since then. welcome to the Philippines
In South Africa we have a few channels dedicated to the games. Having great fun watching. Yes we won a gold in swimming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ESPN Asia has good coverage David, if you are able to get that in the Phils.
I've been watching it a little. I guess the USA is doing well enough. NBC covers it here and the late night coverage is great for me. I wake up too early to do anything. The only problem is that they focus on the USA competitors, so mainly, the only others I've seen are the teams playing against us. I guess that would be similar in other countries? Focusing on the "home" teams?
Today my country (Pakistan) played with Spain in hockey and the match was drawn:)
Just saw Mexico get their first medal (silver) in syncronised diving. Spoke to a mexican backpacker two days ago who said Mexico would most likely not get any medals this time, so i guess they are happy. They did look very happy i must say.
I've watched (in other people's houses and on my comp) some of the dressage and the cross-country part of the eventing, because I do like horse-riding very much, and can thus appreciate the skill involved. I've seen a bit of women's football, which is massively more interesting than men's football (and lacks the falling-to-the-floor dramatics as well, thank god), and a bit of swimming (which I think is ultra-boring). I don't care how 'my country' is doing but I believe we have won some medals and that (as per) some people have not performed as well as expected.
watch the basketball , the rest has been in and out sporadic. No scenery shots awas from sports so missed London ::)
The TV coverage is done by the official Olympics TV people, not the BBC (or other countries' TV companies. I can understand why, but coverage seems a bit erratic. It doesn't seem intended to show anything of the surroundings.
>>>No scenery shots awas from sports so missed London ::) Pedro, I haven't been to London so couldn't identify any of the scenery shots I've seen, except maybe the Tower, but NBC, the TV Network that won the bid for airing the Olympics here, has reporters all over the city, covering various aspects of how the Olympics impact normal life there. J. That's interesting about the Official Olympic TV coverage. I had heard some complaints about the Opening Ceremonies not being aired live. The arguement was that it would be too chaotic to film live and more cohesive if edited. Having tried to compose a photo or a video, myself, without luck, I see their point. LOL!
I'm not sure about the opening ceremony. It was certainly shown live, and in its entirity, here. But I know the Olympic TV people are covering events because the BBC has made that very clear in response to complaints about poor/weird coverage. >The BBC yesterday said the problems were beyond its control, as the coverage was via the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) which supplies footage and data to all the TV networks. Broadcasting right are a different kettle of fish, sorted out by countries/companies buying rights to x amount of hours of coverage.
It looked as if it was live, but I'm not sure either. It was aired in it's entirety (about four hours) at 7:30 pm my time but I'm not sure what time it was in London? Something like 8 hours ahead of us isn't it? That would be about 10:30 am in London, right? Couldn't have been live for us because it was nighttime at the OC's not daytime and I'm pretty sure it wasn't going on a 3 am.
yes here is boring just some sports and no scenery or stories of the districts, too bad. THe OC is a political org mind you...::)
The opening ceremony proper started at 2100 GMT, finishing around 0045 ish.
From what i hear The US and North Korea were the only contries where the tv viewers could not see the opening live.
women's gymnastics 1) USA 2) Russia 3) China I like this ranking, USA gold ,they were faster stronger and higher!!!
So far, I've paid fair attention to the Olympics despite the time difference. Internet streaming and Twitter has been my friends this week. Still tinkering a bit with both to try and track lesser-known events. Just finished watching the mens 4x200 swimming relay finals. It wasn't even close with USA winning by over 2 seconds. Michael Phelps earned his 15th gold medal and 19th overall (an Olympic record).