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Old 08-01-2012, 12:32 AM   #76
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Did you see that story about Domonique Moceanu and her sister?
The sister she didn't know about that ended up being a legless gymnast? It was incredible in the fact that both of them turned out to be gymnasts. It was indeed a amazing story.


In case others are interested. It's worth the read and watching the video mid-story.

Dominique Moceanu Finds Sister, Jen Bricker: Olympic Gymnast Finds Long-Lost Acrobat Sibling (VIDEO)
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:37 AM   #77
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Imagine finding out that your idol is actually your long lost older sister
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:42 AM   #78
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Badminton Tanking: I think I might have actually watched this match Shameless shuttlers lose for gains | Olympics 2012
Should disqualify them. Would solve that problem.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:43 AM   #79
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Imagine finding out that your idol is actually your long lost older sister

I keep thinking about how mad I would be at my parents for never telling me. Glad this story had a happy ending and the 3 sisters can unite and build their bond from there.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:47 AM   #80
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Suck for gold?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #81
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I keep thinking about how mad I would be at my parents for never telling me. Glad this story had a happy ending and the 3 sisters can unite and build their bond from there.
Well Moceanu hasn't had such a great relationship with her parents. I don't know all the details but she essentially divorced them before she turned 18. Not sure if the relationship has been mended. I guess they're a difficult crew.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #82
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Luxury lifestyle for North Korean winners, losers may fear fate - Yahoo! News

You have to feel for athletes that are representing countries like North Korea. You fail, and it could mean ending up in a prison camp. Much like the stories we heard with Iraqi athletes.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:31 PM   #83
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The U.S. Already Had Gold Locked Up After This Floor Disaster From Russia's World Champion, So NBC Didn't Show It To You

I think NBC has done a piss poor job with how they've handled their broadcasts, between now showing the big events during the day to the spoilers that have aired moments before races. I've used the Live Action app on my iPad, and the experience is just ok (no commentary for the events, some of the events desperately need the commentary), just wish they would stream the primetime feed.

They blatently skewed their broadcast last night knowing that the US Women had pretty much secured gold before stepping foot onto the mat for their floor routines.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:33 PM   #84
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It's NBC, what do you expect? They skew everything.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:43 PM   #85
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There are hundreds of camera shots you don't see at any event, I don't really see what the big deal is. What I saw last night (and again this morning) on NBC did show the Russians reacting, just not that exact shot.

Commentary would be great but sometimes that's just not the most cost effective thing to do. Not across the board at least.

I do believe though that more events should have been offered live online. Even if repeated on TV later in the day the ratings still would have been record breaking
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #86
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I swear to god. Everyone needs to get over it. Seriously. The GD games are on the other side of the earth and the events all take place during the day (here). Get the eff over it people. NBC is damn if they do and damned if they don't. They cannot, no matter how much people would like, reverse the the static effects of the space-time-continuum nor can they stop everyone and their brother from reporting on results. They are a business that has to try and make money. If you didn't know that the women had already won then did it matter that they presented the event in a way to make it more exciting to the viewer? Why does anyone care? They didn't change the results.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:45 PM   #87
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Well they probably didn't need to run a promo touting an interview with "gold medal winner Missy Franklin" right before her race. That probably could have been scheduled better.
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i care more about the results, than i do about seeing it happen. I certainly dont get upset about it. I dont expect them to keep the results from me. As they shouldnt expect me to have an increased desire to watch the event. It's a fair trade.
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Well they probably didn't need to run a promo touting an interview with "gold medal winner Missy Franklin" right before her race. That probably could have been scheduled better.
They need to move the broadcast to ESPN in 2016.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:35 PM   #90
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Me personally, I don't visit ESPN unless it's the NFL page, nor do I scan other news related stuff if I plan on watching the Olympics. I had no idea last night about the women's gymnastics winning gold before I watched it. Made it that much better!
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