2021 Olympics Thread

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 3:10 PM

Anyone been watching the trials? What sports/events/athletes are you most excited to watch.

I’ve been big into the T&F qualifying.

Raj Benjamin….400 hurdles

Grant Holloway …110 Hurdles

Alison Felix in her 5th Olympics is a great story….she might be able to get to the finals. Don’t think she’ll medal.

Fan Favorites for me….I love Sha’Carri Richardson….the 3 inch nails and ridiculous eye lashes are silly to me and hair is absurd, but she is so dynamic. So much fire and personality. Her story is something else. I’m not sure she’ll take gold (guessing silver) but she’s must watch 100m.

Gabby Thomas…hoping 200m gold for this elegant beauty from Harvard.


Emma Coburn….she must workout lol. Should medal in steeplechase 

Athing Mu…19 year old for gold in the 800

Sis son in the 10,000

Clayton Murphy in the 800

JuVaughn Harrison in long jump and high jump




gut Senior Member
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 3:22 PM

Happened to catch the trials and watched a good bit this weekend.  Seems like a number of world records will be under assault in a few weeks.  Really fun thing I discovered about the trials is you get to see Team USA sweep the medals every time!

Also watched gymnastics.  Simone Biles can make major mistakes in every event and STILL easily win.  She is quite possibly the most dominant athlete of all time, in any sport.

gut Senior Member
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 3:29 PM

Also, I hope any ingrate who goes to the Olympics to represent the US and chooses to protest the flag/anthem gets loudly booed.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 5:00 PM
posted by gut

Also, I hope any ingrate who goes to the Olympics to represent the US and chooses to protest the flag/anthem gets loudly booed.

That girl hammer thrower might be that person….there will be many more I’m sure 


sportchampps Senior Member
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 5:02 PM

I watched a lot of the swimming trials. Lots of good talent

Spock Senior Member
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 6:12 PM

Track and field is about all I will purposely watch, the rest is all filler

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 6:56 PM

Is the schedule going to suck? As in prime time coverage will just be showing what happened 12 hours ago. 

Fletch Member
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 7:16 PM

Got to stay off devices or you will find out what happened before you watch it

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 7:21 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Is the schedule going to suck? As in prime time coverage will just be showing what happened 12 hours ago. 

Potentially. NBC has an Olympics channel and NBC SN showed a lot of the trials. I hate that you brought this up…the thought bums me out because no matter what I’ll always hear who won and such and that’s irritating.


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 7:30 PM

Anyone else frightened by Sha’Carri Richardson?

Fletch Member
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 7:33 PM

She is a little much but if you back it up then I guess you get to do what you want.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 10:10 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Anyone else frightened by Sha’Carri Richardson?

She’d beat my ass. No one winning a verbal fight with her sass coming at you. Like Rickey Henderson’s bat shit crazy daughter lol


Man though when she went up into the stands and hugged her grandma and grandpa and went through that “my biological mom died last week and without those people up there there is no me” whew…got me

I think she wussed out on the 200 but glad she did as the Ohio St chick got in and that was awesome to watch 


Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jun 28, 2021 10:16 PM

Sydney McLaughlin is also just watch….the 21 year old ran the 400 hurdles in 51.9, which is so damn fast that time would’ve qualified in the 400 for the Olympics

33,369 posts 121 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 29, 2021 3:17 AM

Yeah, prime time won’t be live. But that makes sense, since prime time will be like 7am in Tokyo. Everything will be shown live this year, unless develops have been changed from a month ago. But prime time will be a condensed version of the top events.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Tue, Jun 29, 2021 6:28 AM

I miss my old big satellite dish with the live feeds of coverage from the Canadian broadcasters. Live action and they covered the event in full pretty much without regard to how "their" team was performing. Not the U.S. network coverage of events like "Here's your top three and the top American who finished 39th".

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 29, 2021 8:14 AM
posted by Laley23

Yeah, prime time won’t be live. But that makes sense, since prime time will be like 7am in Tokyo. Everything will be shown live this year, unless develops have been changed from a month ago. But prime time will be a condensed version of the top events.

Yeah. I think like in years past, things will be streamed online through Peacock. I actually like the streaming option as I can watch a lot more of the lesser known sports live or on demand. I usually stream sports like fencing, archery, hand ball, boxing, martial arts, etc. 

Hand ball is an awesome sport to watch and I always wonder why the hell we are not good at it. 

I rarely watch the prime time stuff anymore unless it is track and field live. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Tue, Jun 29, 2021 8:53 AM

If you like water polo, we can kick it.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Tue, Jun 29, 2021 12:11 PM
posted by Ironman92

That girl hammer thrower might be that person….there will be many more I’m sure 




Yep .......... why do I get the feeling she is not going to a "there is no I in team" person. 

Maybe Cuba is looking for a hammer thrower.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 1, 2021 10:46 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Anyone else frightened by Sha’Carri Richardson?

Tested positive for marijuana today. Facing a 30 day suspension and could miss the olympics. 

Seeing a lot of “it’s just weed!” reactions which I agree with. But, rules are rules and she was dumb enough to break one the month of the olympics 🙄


Gardens35 Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 1, 2021 10:56 PM

The MaryJane made her dumber. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jul 1, 2021 11:32 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Tested positive for marijuana today. Facing a 30 day suspension and could miss the olympics. 

Seeing a lot of “it’s just weed!” reactions which I agree with. But, rules are rules and she was dumb enough to break one the month of the olympics 🙄


Tough lesson. Athleticism and talent are awesome, good decisions are even better


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