Olympics

Olympic coverage on discount

Today I bought a one-year subscription to Peacock for $20. 100% of the reason is for the upcoming Summer Olympics. One of the tech blogs I follow mentioned this discount, and the price will soon go up.  I figure I’d pay $20 to watch better coverage of the Olympics. Videos of the recent Winter Olympics were …

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14-year-old Shaun White gives 9 wise words

A 2001 interview shows quite a bit of wisdom from the 14-year-old Shaun White. Points like respect for elders, being willing to admit what he doesn’t know, and the importance of community.

Saskia Alusalu, Carlijn Schoutens, Mark Engel, Mae Berenice Meite, Elizabet Tursynbaeva, Taylor Henrich

Olympic athletes that play the violin

Which Olympic athletes that play the violin? Six athletes from the 2018 Winter Olympics list playing the violin as one of their hobbies. Spanning countries of Estonia, USA, Canada, France, and Kazakhstan, they include a flag bearer and a bronze medal winner! 1. Saskia Alusalu The first one on our list is Saskia Alusalu, the flag …

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Nine countries had their Independence Day during the 2012 Olympics

Imagine your country celebrating their Independence day while the Olympics are happening. And then what if a country won a gold medal on their Independence day and had their flag raised with their national anthem playing? Here’s how the countries performed with Independence days during the Olympics: July 28 – Peru: 0 medals August 1 …

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Every citizen should wear a gold medal during the Olympics

(photo from bikesoup) Let’s say a country had a tradition during the Olympics where all their citizens wore gold medals to support their Olympic athletes. People wear baseball caps and tshirts of their favorite teams. Everyone should wear a gold medal during the Olympics. Everyone would be so uplifted wearing a gold medal around town. …

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Alternative Olympics ideas: art, poetry, classic toys, circus, pigeon, car racing, janitorial

I’m going to miss the Olympics when they are over. There should be a two-week competition in something happening all the time. And there should be a channel dedicated to it all the time. Ideas: Two weeks of art competition Two weeks of poetry competition Two weeks of yo-yoing It helps when there’s lots of different …

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Chicago 2018 Winter Olympics bid

2018 Winter Olympics bids were due yesterday. Only three cities put their hat into the ring: * Munich, Germany * PyeongChang, South Korea * Annecy, France How about Chicago, USA? Next to my apartment building is an empty lot. I volunteer that plot of land for the curling events in Chicago’s 2018 Winter Olympics bid.