Which events will you definitely try to follow in Rio 2016? - Xtratime Community
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old July 4th, 2016, 13:24 Thread Starter
1st Tier Poster
Xtratime Legend
 
Andy Christ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 2003
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Teams: Estonia
Posts: 47,048
Question Which events will you definitely try to follow in Rio 2016?

for me:

Athletics - a key part of every Olympic games.

Basketball - well, it's clear USA will take this down, but still the top team sports event...luckily almost all the games are broadcasted.

Football - usually I sort of ignore this during the Olympics, but try to watch at least the semis and the final. Plus seeing Brazil to fail to win the gold at home will be fun.

Swimming - it's usually the main thing going on during the first week of any Summer Olympics...lots of world records etc. although I didn't bother watching it much last time.

Golf - not sure how much of this will be shown, but this is an historic event as it's in the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

Fencing - women's épée, to be precise, as Estonia has a decent shot at medals there.

Weightlifting - some Estonian giant has a shot to medals there, after so many of his competitors have been disqualified due to doping.

Rowing - again, one of the sports where Estonia has a medal chance.

Wrestling - same...won't watch women's wrestling though, which is an abomination.

Badminton - very entertaining to watch, although not shown a lot.

Archery - same

Diving - also a cool one to watch

Volleyball - will try to watch the final at least.

Field Hockey - not shown a lot other than maybe the final.

Handball - cool sport too, might watch a couple of games.

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
Andy Christ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old July 4th, 2016, 13:41
Forum Manager
Xtratime Legend
 
Jeffrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02 2004
Location: California Gully
Teams: Zhetysu Taldykorgan
Posts: 42,020
Blog Entries: 43
I agree with some of the sports you mention there. Weightlifting, diving, archery, these are all quite compelling. I like squash too. Do the Chinese still dominate at diving?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chatbox Ana
let me give u a lil love
Jeffrey is offline  
post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old July 4th, 2016, 13:47 Thread Starter
1st Tier Poster
Xtratime Legend
 
Andy Christ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 2003
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Teams: Estonia
Posts: 47,048
Squash is not an Olympic sport though.

And yeah, the Chinese probably still dominate many of those smaller sports nobody cares about.

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
Andy Christ is offline  
 
post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old July 4th, 2016, 13:52
Forum Manager
Xtratime Legend
 
Jeffrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02 2004
Location: California Gully
Teams: Zhetysu Taldykorgan
Posts: 42,020
Blog Entries: 43
Well you care about diving, at least a bit, in the op stating it's cool to watch. I agree. We've had some great divers too such as Matthew Mitcham.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chatbox Ana
let me give u a lil love
Jeffrey is offline  
post #5 of 49 (permalink) Old July 4th, 2016, 14:06 Thread Starter
1st Tier Poster
Xtratime Legend
 
Andy Christ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 2003
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Teams: Estonia
Posts: 47,048
yeah, but I wouldn't dedicate my life on it...not sure how many countries there are (other than China) where there is a real system in place to school divers. although it's possible that all those Olympic medal projects they propped up in anticipation of Beijing games are now losing steam (back then they purposefully targeted the events with the lowest competition, to increase the medal count).

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
Andy Christ is offline  
post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old July 4th, 2016, 17:34
Forum Manager
Legend
 
Join Date: 10 2001
Location: Nakatomi Plaza, 30th floor
Teams: A.C. Milan
Posts: 15,352
I'll watch an eclectic selection like OP, but in addition cycling (mountain, road and track) and maybe a bit of judo and taekwondo.

I often try to get into watching a sport that I have little to no knowledge of. You soon get absorbed by it and it's cool to learn more each time you watch.
Rodriguez is offline  
post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old July 5th, 2016, 14:58
Xtratime Legend
 
Stephan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04 2006
Teams: Juve/ITALIA
Posts: 34,438
Opening ceremony

Closing ceremony

Thats about it.

Ok i lied. Wont even bother with those. Olympics are boring for me.
Green Beret likes this.
Stephan is offline  
post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old July 5th, 2016, 15:05
Rookie
 
Join Date: 07 2016
Teams: Any club but Sporting CP and Dortmund
Posts: 35
SEVENS !

That if they broadcast it in my country
Mr. senile is offline  
post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old July 5th, 2016, 19:35
World Class Player
 
Green Beret's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12 2008
Teams: Bosnia NT
Posts: 9,624
Athletics, Swimming, Basketball and Football.

Athletics is the key note of every games though. Usually they start in the 2nd Week right?

Kapetan Gradascevic - Dragon of Bosnia - Never Forget

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_Uprising_(1831%E2%80%9332)
Green Beret is offline  
post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old July 5th, 2016, 19:37
World Class Player
 
Green Beret's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12 2008
Teams: Bosnia NT
Posts: 9,624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephan View Post
Opening ceremony

Closing ceremony

Thats about it.

Ok i lied. Wont even bother with those. Olympics are boring for me.
Does not help that the Premier League starts in the 2nd week of this summer's games either

Kapetan Gradascevic - Dragon of Bosnia - Never Forget

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_Uprising_(1831%E2%80%9332)
Green Beret is offline  
post #11 of 49 (permalink) Old July 5th, 2016, 19:40
General Iordanescu
Xtratime Legend
 
forestasuceava's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 2007
Location: Nope
Teams: Open for the biggest bidder.
Posts: 27,085
Swimming, Sailing, Diving: see if any contract the deadly super-bug that's going around

everything else: see if any athletes get kidnapped or at least get Zika virus in their bloodstream
forestasuceava is offline  
post #12 of 49 (permalink) Old July 5th, 2016, 19:41
General Iordanescu
Xtratime Legend
 
forestasuceava's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 2007
Location: Nope
Teams: Open for the biggest bidder.
Posts: 27,085
OK, now seriously, handball (women's) for me, probably the only event along with tennis where RO-mania has any chance of medalling.


and of course squash isn't an olympic sport--it's a ****en vegetable.
YBC likes this.
forestasuceava is offline  
post #13 of 49 (permalink) Old July 5th, 2016, 19:43
Gyula
Premier Player
 
Árpád_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 06 2016
Location: TO
Teams: Hungary, Romania
Posts: 2,261
Athletics (mainly the sprint events), some swimming events, maybe handball and water polo. Gradually interest has been dropping over the years.
Árpád_ is offline  
post #14 of 49 (permalink) Old July 5th, 2016, 19:52
World Class Player
 
Green Beret's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12 2008
Teams: Bosnia NT
Posts: 9,624
Iraq is in the football tournament this time around let's see if they can pull of an upset like in 2004

Kapetan Gradascevic - Dragon of Bosnia - Never Forget

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_Uprising_(1831%E2%80%9332)
Green Beret is offline  
post #15 of 49 (permalink) Old July 5th, 2016, 20:00
General Iordanescu
Xtratime Legend
 
forestasuceava's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 2007
Location: Nope
Teams: Open for the biggest bidder.
Posts: 27,085
Quote:
Originally Posted by Green Beret View Post
Iraq is in the football tournament this time around let's see if they can pull of an upset like in 2004
iraq's probably the only nation competing saying

"thank god the olympics are being held in such a safe city"
forestasuceava is offline  
post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old August 4th, 2016, 00:39
Community Manager
Xtratime Legend
 
jimbo jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03 2003
Location: Derbyshire, England
Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
Posts: 22,104
Athletics, swimming and cycling if we're still good at it.
jimbo jones is offline  
post #17 of 49 (permalink) Old August 4th, 2016, 04:06
Rising Star
 
Join Date: 06 2014
Posts: 763
I'll just watch certain women's events where I'm a me to perv . Women's long and high jump for starters

The rest is irrelevant as the winners probably taken drugs ...
TitoTata is offline  
post #18 of 49 (permalink) Old August 9th, 2016, 02:48
Canonized
Xtratime Legend
 
Join Date: 10 1999
Teams: TIMAO & Selecao Canarinha
Posts: 37,734
watchin almost everything that brazil has a chance.

football, athletics, basketball, swimming, diving, gymnastics, volleyball, some cycling.
gotta work a lot too, so will only be able to watch at night.

olympics are ok, much perefer the world cup for me.
Ze da Fiel is offline  
post #19 of 49 (permalink) Old August 13th, 2016, 10:48
Xtratime Legend
 
Firdaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 1999
Teams: Inter, Memphis Tigers
Posts: 42,665
Singapore just got its first gold medal ever. Schooling beat Phelps to win the 100 m butterfly final. Oh, and he set an Olympic Record too. No biggie.
Inácio likes this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob W The Bat View Post
These last years after the CL win I noticed when following the Inter online community that many fans have turned into cvcksuckers.
R.I.P: Tazzy, Flo.
Firdaus is offline  
post #20 of 49 (permalink) Old August 13th, 2016, 11:51 Thread Starter
1st Tier Poster
Xtratime Legend
 
Andy Christ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 2003
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Teams: Estonia
Posts: 47,048
hmm that's impressive...too bad the swimming finals are in the middle of the night by Euro time

Big games are easy than the other games, unfortunately. Every times we have the control the games, under the control the games, during the games we had the some possibilities, some big chances, some big okazyons, something like that but what can I do, sometimes? And….it’s the football, that’s the football, something happened. Everything is something happened. - Fatih Terim
Andy Christ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Xtratime Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Try to avoid choosing short (like '1'), simple (like 'abcd') and easy to guess passwords (like a name of your favorite team, player, etc)! Complex and long enough passwords, that consists of random string of alphabet and numerical characters, are almost impossible to be stolen and misused.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome