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7,713 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 3 years ago by travbowman

Do you watch any Olympic sports when it's not during the Olympics?
Like figure skating, skiing, curling, gymnastics, track and field, etc?


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3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 2/23/14 - 11:30:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't watch olympic sports during the olympics.
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 2/27/14 - 4:57:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
If I find iceskating on tv, yeah.
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 2/27/14 - 5:08:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
the olympics is one of only two times i take an interest in sports and watch and enjoy them, the other being wimbledon
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 3/17/14 - 7:23:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why only Wimbledon and not the other grand slams?
On Thursday 2/27/14 - 5:08:24 PM skyfish wrote:
the olympics is one of only two times i take an interest in sports and watch and enjoy them, the other being wimbledon

3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 3/17/14 - 7:37:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
idk

i guess because i'm british and that's the heavily publicised one here?

and i like the whole thing with the englishness and strawberries and cream and fancy pants venue and the bbc basically drops everything else in favour of covering it 24/7
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 3/17/14 - 11:28:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I do. I'd watch figure skating and equestrian stuff.
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 3/18/14 - 6:28:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why only Wimbledon and not the other grand slams?
On Thursday 2/27/14 - 5:08:24 PM skyfish wrote:
the olympics is one of only two times i take an interest in sports and watch and enjoy them, the other being wimbledon
On Monday 3/17/14 - 7:23:18 PM emitchell wrote:



Wimbledon is the only tennis tournament that receives extensive live TV coverage in the UK.

It's a British institution, along with The Grand National Steeplechase, The Oxford and Cambridge Boat race and The London Marathon.
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 3/18/14 - 3:43:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope. Also, I never watch sports.
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/19/14 - 5:04:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 3/18/14 - 6:28:00 AM Boredofu wrote:
Wimbledon is the only tennis tournament that receives extensive live TV coverage in the UK. It's a British institution, along with The Grand National Steeplechase, The Oxford and Cambridge Boat race and The London Marathon.

Interesting. I guess in that case my question for skyfish should be, why Wimbledon and not The Grand National Steeplechase, The Oxford and Cambridge Boat race and The London Marathon?
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/19/14 - 5:14:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well Wimbledon goes on for 2 weeks. The other events are on Saturday afternoon in the spring with the Marathon on Sunday morning. The pace of those events isn't quite the same. He's talks about the "Englishness"of it. Wimbledon is at the height of summer and you can bask in the sunshine to the echo of racket on ball (if it doesn't rain), drink Pimms and eat strawberries and cream and try not to fart loudly in case the umpire sternly says quiet please.

In 1977 when Virginia Wade reached the final, I was serving in the Army in Germany and we were given the afternoon off to watch the match. That didn't happen for the World Cup.
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/19/14 - 3:17:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 3/18/14 - 6:28:00 AM Boredofu wrote:
Wimbledon is the only tennis tournament that receives extensive live TV coverage in the UK. It's a British institution, along with The Grand National Steeplechase, The Oxford and Cambridge Boat race and The London Marathon.
On Wednesday 3/19/14 - 5:04:15 AM emitchell wrote:
Interesting. I guess in that case my question for skyfish should be, why Wimbledon and not The Grand National Steeplechase, The Oxford and Cambridge Boat race and The London Marathon?

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3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/19/14 - 5:58:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Snowboarding.
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/19/14 - 5:59:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most of the sports I watch are also played in the Olympics...
3 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 3/19/14 - 6:16:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 3/18/14 - 6:28:00 AM Boredofu wrote:
Wimbledon is the only tennis tournament that receives extensive live TV coverage in the UK. .

If its being the only one I ever happen to catch means anything, it's not much different here. I mean, you can find the other majors if you look for them, but I generally see Wimbledon w/o ever really looking for it.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 4/23/14 - 6:24:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
If I found curling on TV I would definitely watch it.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 4/24/14 - 1:32:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I barely watch it when it is the Olympics.



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