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28th-Jul-2012 11:27 am
Triumph
I have something to confess.

I don't really care about the Olympics.

I dislike competitive swimming and don't really give a damn about competitive running.

The only events I have remote interest in are the diving and gymnastics and Australian coverage is notoriously bad at covering them. Or anything other than swimming and running.

I'm not an epic naysayer to the point where I'd say they shouldn't exist, because I understand there are many excellent reasons as to why the Olympics are a triumph. I simply don't think I could stand 24 hour coverage of the Olympics every day for the next how much ever.
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28th-Jul-2012 04:43 am (UTC)
I like the sport itself, as a general rule, but I'm thoroughly sick of the hype (especially of the ruddy torch relay) to the point where I'm glad it's all started at long last and now we can get on with the important bit.

Still giggling massively about KB playing someone who was actually shorter than him, though ...
30th-Jul-2012 08:25 am (UTC)
I really think a HUGE factor in my lack of enjoyment is how badly the programming is done. Instead of focussing on a few key events, they try to cover EVERYTHING AT ONCE, so you'll just have caught one gymnastics segment and then suddenly you're watching basketball.
30th-Jul-2012 08:53 am (UTC)
Unfortunately even the BBC seem to have caught that affliction. I tried to listen to the GB v UAE football match last night; to start with it was on an obscure channel I could only get through the computer, and was interrupted by women's hockey and part of a boxing match. Then, twenty minutes before the end, it changed channels altogether and I had to go into another room to listen to the end. *Sigh* ...
30th-Jul-2012 08:55 am (UTC)
... even the BBC? Well, then. The end is nigh.
29th-Jul-2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
It is nice to hear that the coverage is lame in other parts of the world. I guess. No. I mean, I hate that the coverage leaves as much to be desired in your part of the world as mine.

Anything that might be interesting is delayed by hours, to be sure it is on in prime time, and the save the best for latest, so I can count on falling asleep waiting for the event I want to watch. Yesterday I didn't manage to avoid hearing the outcome before the broadcast, fell asleep during it, and woke up at midnight in time to see some small women power lifting twice their body weight.
30th-Jul-2012 08:26 am (UTC)
The coverage is terrible. I think it's about the only advantage to having cable in Australia --- sports coverage that isn't chopping and changing from one event to the next in ten seconds flat.
30th-Jul-2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Hear, hear!
30th-Jul-2012 08:26 am (UTC)
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