BHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1382 times:
Personally, I thought the coverage was pretty good although locking the other networks completely out seems to have bit NBC pretty hard in the ass ratings wise. It's a real shame as there was a lot worth watching.
Congrats to Italy for doing what looked like a great job of hosting.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
Here in the U.S., Olympics videos can be bought through the NBC-Universal store, and they have mobile ringtones, etc. available through the NBC Sports Mobile Store. Here's a link to the portal for these two stores: http://www.nbcolympics.com/shop/index.html
Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2264 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1181 times:
Congratulations to all Olympians. The above table is a bit misleading, as it's not all about gold. Germany first, then U.S., then Canada, which is setting itself up nicely to do even better when it hosts 2010.
Congrats especially to Cindy Klassen of Canada -- five medals, more than anyone.
AerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1163 times:
[Re-posted here by yours truly after my deletion of same from the "Ricky Martin" thread, for reasons of content.]
After having listened to the linguistically hybrid Canadian anthem beautifully sung at the closing ceremonies, yesterday, I'm not quite sure why there is so much French spoken (or, in this case, sung) in Canadian-related events, unless it's simply a matter of trying to be completely fair. I do realize that Canada is officially bilingual, but most of Canada is predominantly English-speaking. Because of Canada's attempt to be even-handed, and ironically enough, Canada's international image is almost that of a French-speaking country.
Quebec has about eight or nine million people, and the vast majority of them are predominantly French-speaking. However, Canada is a country of 30 million, and most of the non-Quebeckers speak French only as a second language.
The most populous and powerful province in Canada is Ontario, most of whose inhabitants speaking English either exclusively or predominantly.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12335 posts, RR: 12 Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1121 times:
I just wish some Americans preformed a little better and didn't act like such jerks (Bode Miller being case #1).
I did notice that the logo for the Winter Olympics in 2010 in Vancouver, BC, Canada is a stylized native American totem pole, found in the Vancouver region. A very suitable symbol indeed.
It appears these games have been successful. No terror attacks (thank God) and a lot of good competitions - the goal of any Olympics.
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