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« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2016, 05:43:21 PM »

I loved the music and the colors of the costumes the people on the field were wearing. 

I also loved the chandelier/mirror thingy that reflected the flame.  So beautiful! 

I absolutely HATE the coverage we are stuck with in the US.  NBC is the worst when it comes to the Olympics.  They'll only show American athletes, and they'll cut off anything that doesn't have American athletes in it.  It drives me crazy.  And then, because they're greedy dirtbags, they put up firewalls so that we can't find other coverage to watch.  I can't wait for their contract to expire. 

Maybe try to watch on websites like filmon.c o m with live channels from many countries, or are they also blocked in the US ?
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« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2016, 05:55:09 PM »

I loved the music and the colors of the costumes the people on the field were wearing. 

I also loved the chandelier/mirror thingy that reflected the flame.  So beautiful! 

I absolutely HATE the coverage we are stuck with in the US.  NBC is the worst when it comes to the Olympics.  They'll only show American athletes, and they'll cut off anything that doesn't have American athletes in it.  It drives me crazy.  And then, because they're greedy dirtbags, they put up firewalls so that we can't find other coverage to watch.  I can't wait for their contract to expire. 

Maybe try to watch on websites like filmon.c o m with live channels from many countries, or are they also blocked in the US ?

They're blocked.  The only way around it is to use an IP mask.  I could do this, but I don't want to pay for it. 
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« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2016, 06:06:01 PM »

I loved the music and the colors of the costumes the people on the field were wearing.  

I also loved the chandelier/mirror thingy that reflected the flame.  So beautiful!  

I absolutely HATE the coverage we are stuck with in the US.  NBC is the worst when it comes to the Olympics.  They'll only show American athletes, and they'll cut off anything that doesn't have American athletes in it.  It drives me crazy.  And then, because they're greedy dirtbags, they put up firewalls so that we can't find other coverage to watch.  I can't wait for their contract to expire.  
CBC is being the same way, focusing mostly on the Canadian athletes - right down to cutting off from an event to show another event Canadians are doing. Crap They made the Opening Ceremony worse by cutting off part of it before the athletes walked in to show commercials then cutting away during much of it after Canada was introduced/announced to show Canadians in the stadium (ie: ones goofing around taking selfies) or interview other athletes. Snare As I was writing this they aren't showing anything but commercials and uninteresting nonsense; a few moments ago they were showing some Canadian athletes introducing The Tragically Hip at some concert or some-such (I'm not paying attention). Ugh. Snare
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« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2016, 06:09:13 PM »

I loved the music and the colors of the costumes the people on the field were wearing. 

I also loved the chandelier/mirror thingy that reflected the flame.  So beautiful! 

I absolutely HATE the coverage we are stuck with in the US.  NBC is the worst when it comes to the Olympics.  They'll only show American athletes, and they'll cut off anything that doesn't have American athletes in it.  It drives me crazy.  And then, because they're greedy dirtbags, they put up firewalls so that we can't find other coverage to watch.  I can't wait for their contract to expire. 
CBC is being the same way, focusing mostly on the Canadian athletes - right down to cutting off from an event to show another event Canadians are doing. Crap They made the Opening Ceremony worse by cutting off part of it before the athletes walked in to show commercials then cutting away during much of it after Canada was introduced/announced to show Canadians or interview other athletes. Snare As I was writing this they aren't showing anything but commercials and nonsense; a few moments ago they were showing some Canadian athletes introducing The Tragically Hip at some concert or some-such (I'm not paying attention). Ugh. Snare

I'm surprised by this.  I always think the blatant consumerism and forced watching of "local" athletes only is just an American thing.  I'm so sorry you have to deal with this too.  Believe me, I understand and sympathize with your frustration. 
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« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2016, 06:12:30 PM »

It's disappointing; with all the awfulness going on currently in the world, I was really looking forward to this as a distraction. No I don't remember CBC being like this before with either the Summer or Winter Olympics... and I watched the Summer Olympics on NBC once (switching between them and CBC) and they seemed to be fair in their coverage. Sigh. Crap
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« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2016, 06:14:29 PM »

I'll be on the lookout for a free access version!

Meanwhile, www.nos.nl is my best friend...


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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2016, 06:14:52 PM »

CBC is currently yammering on about different things, showing nothing... switch to NBC and they are showing an event. Snare Get your crap together, CBC! Real mad
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« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2016, 06:37:57 PM »

It was a beautiful ceremony but  for me it was indecent when we are seeing that the  Brazil is bankrupt, a lot of people are living in misery and could not attend this ceremony, how much monyy spend for this ceremony?,  the organizators could have do a much shorter ceremony

These opening ceremonies are becoming more shows they have nothing to do with the spirit of the olympic games

This ceremony makes me think to the  festsof Persepolis at the times of the Shah, all the royals and heads of states were there to attend the fests of Persepolis but only the rich people of Iran were present, the poor people of Iran were missing to all these beautiful ceremonies and it was the end of the Palhavi some years after.

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« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2016, 06:47:50 PM »

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Philipe & Mathilde of Belgium








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« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2016, 06:52:48 PM »

The U.S. coverage showed Phillipe and Matilde several times wen the Belgium team came into stadium last night. I didn't see any other royals.
Wax doesmt look very happy to be there without Max.
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« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2016, 08:05:32 PM »


Athletes from more than 200 nations have strutted around the Rio Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the games. From scantily clad hunks liberally lubricated in baby oil (top left, Tonga), to preppy school uniforms (top right, South Korea), to nautical red, white and blue outfits (bottom left, USA) to white and green pinstripe blazers (bottom right, Australia) there was a medley of styles on display inside Maracan? Stadium.

Fashion commentators have taken to social media in droves to praise and slam those they deemed the best and worst of the ceremony.





BEST

Tonga:
The most eye-popping outfit was really just a greased up hunk. Taekwondo fighter Pita Taukatofua sent social media into meltdown when he carried the Tonga flag with no shirt - completely covered in baby oil. With a body like that, who needs an outfit?





Great Britain:
Great Britain was lead by tennis star Andy Murray in an understated but stylish uniform. Male athletes paired a slim-fitting jacket with a classic white shirt, adding a breezy modern touch with white shorts on the bottom. Female athletes wore white jackets, blue shirts and the very epitome of British fashion - a blue miniskirt.






Canada:
The traditional blazers with a laidback streetwear style has drawn widespread praise for Canada. Fashion critics praised the outfits use of the giant maple leaf to representing the country proudly without compromising style. Several social media commenters declared they won the fashion stakes. 






South Korea:
Looking like students from the preppiest school imaginable, South Korea have been met with an outpouring of praise for their outfits on social media. Commenters celebrated the matching white fedoras and smart blazers which looked like they came straight off the set of Glee.






Indonesia:
Indonesia were hailed as the most royal looking nation in the ceremony. Their traditional red and white outfits adorned with glittering gold hats were a huge hit on social media, where many claimed they took the cake of the best on the track.





Montenegro:
To many, the Harry Potter-esque uniforms worn by Montenegro made up for an opening ceremony that was less than magical. The light blue outfits, complete with boater hat, were reminiscent of the uniforms worn by the Beauxbatons magic school in the Harry Potter films.

YES, YES, YES, I thougth the same thing  Cute



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« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2016, 08:12:38 PM »


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Germany:
The German team wore a dour uniform notable only for its use of several different shades of grey. Despite temperatures approaching 30 degrees, they were well wrapped up in long parkas and thermal leggings. They did offer one tiny splash of colour - a dull maroon sweatshirt to ward off the slim chance any of them were still cold.

 Crazy  Ranting every Olympics the same kaka w/German team outfits






China:
China's ghastly uniforms were so bad they inspired their own food-themed hashtag: #ScrambledEggsWithTomatoSauce. The men provided the sauce in bright-red blazers teamed, for some bizarre reason, with a rainbow-coloured tie. Female athletes accounted for the eggs with their mustard-yellow jackets.








USA:
You can see what they were going for: an abundance of red, white and blue. But fans were quick to point out the top of the uniform under blazer looks just like the Russian flag. Others slammed the nautical-prep styling and knitted sweaters. Looks like it's back to the drawing board for Tokyo 2020.

I agree...1960 Prep school outfits  Angry






AUSTRALIA:
Taking to the track in white and green pinstripe blazers and yacht-chic white shorts, Australia?s colourful uniforms have irked fashion police the world over. From reviews they looked like ?Medicare cards?, to claims they looked ?offensively hideous,? Australia did not win everybody over.






Italy:
Athletes from the birthplace of iconic fashion houses such as Gucci and Prada chose to wear... baggy, dark blue, unisex track suits. Even more baffling was the fact that the normally stylish Italian uniforms were designed by none other than fashion legend Giorgio Armani.

What the hizzle...Fashion-olymp?  Blink






Croatia:
The verdict is out on the best costumes, but it seems checkerboard chic is not in. Fans took to social media in droves to slam the designer of their red and white chequered uniforms. From claims they looked like quidditch team uniforms, to claims they were the worst dressed nation, people just weren't feeling these uniforms.






Ireland:
The Irish have no one but the Americans to blame for their green and blue 'onesie' disaster. There was quite a stir when it was announced that American company New Balance would to design and make the kit. As it was unveiled on Friday it was easy to see why.






Sweden:
The shiny, neon yellow uniforms worn by Sweden wereamong the most attacked on social media. Social media was awash with commenters slamming their outfits, which were branded ?full-on fashion crimes? and a result of the ?H&M design team getting drunk with ABBA.?



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« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2016, 09:12:49 PM »

Did CP design the Swedish teams outfits...? Halo
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« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2016, 09:19:49 PM »

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« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2016, 09:41:08 PM »

Did CP design the Swedish teams outfits...? Halo

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