It makes no sense that it's without spectators, like every other sports event has some.
>>18377>like every other sports event has some
But because of vaccination, no? Japan's vaccination rate is really low IIRC
I guess I should've made a new thread instead of posting here >>18249
>Also talk about how stupid it is that this is being held at all I guess
Yeah Japanese people have been protesting against it for a while, I think something around 80% wanted the Olympics to be cancelled, according to some poll
Women's volleyball :)
Americans lost in skateboarding!
>>18375>Fellas, is it gay to enjoy male artistic gymnastics?
Why can't their uniforms be the same as the female ones tho? Bros, it's not fair.
Hello no its not gay, theyre literally the pinnacle of athletic ability. Their aesthetics could use work though, leotards look faggy, but most olympic events wear them anyways
Football, diving, archery, boxing
I probably forgot some
Oh yeah, and golf too
I just found out that Mexico lost at football to Japan. I love how everyone was ultra hype for this after winning 4-1 against France, and now they desperately try to analyze the match to find the reasons why we lost. It's hilarious how butthurt we get for a loss in soccer lmao.
I was wondering if there was karate at the Olympics, so thank you, I also didn't know this was the first time they're hosting it.
On further investigation, it's going to be of the no-contact air fighting variety. My interest has been severely deflated and I think this is going to end up embarrassing karate as a discipline. Thanks Japan.
Reminder the Olympic Village is a sex frenzy. Wonder if there's less this year, due to the rona…
The beds in Japan are purposely made to discourage sex - which probably won't work. The Russian Olympic teams posted videos of their 'apartments' and the ceilings of the showers and bathrooms were so low that the taller players had to bend down to walk around, like Gandalf in a Hobbit hole.
fucking coomer weebs>>18434
The "anti-sex beds" thing was probably fake
Is there a half pipe? I want to see acrobatics
They're not fake just exaggerated.
Not that I know, sorry anon
Egypt had better stats than you kek
Though modern football and especially U23 is very unexpected so good luck still, you are the ones who need it
idk man, I don't need to look for "illegal" streams since I live in LatAm and can watch everything on Claro's official site for free
But I would like to know, I can't just share the videos I watch because they wouldn't be available to you guys
Don't see how using a VPN couldn't work around that unless it can detect that stuff.
I always liked the idea of Fencing and wanting to get into it but where I live there isn't any sort of place to do that sadly.
>wake up>my country has lost at everything AGAIN>tfw>>18472
fencing where I live but it looks a bit less impressive that it sounds imo. It's also full of rich kids. I want to take up archery instead, and squash, hoping for it to become an Olympic sport one day.
Also I just learned that breakdancing will be introduced in Paris 2024.
Is the Olympics really just about softcore porn and jingoism?
Sorry for posting coomer shit. I'll stop now.
I like watching sports, it's fun. And the fact that it's the biggest international sporting event gives me a reason to become interested in sports again.
I'm pretty sure the Olympics suck majorly for a number of reasons, but now that they're here, why not just enjoy the games? Besides, these events help promote sports.>jingoism
It's something obvious, but I ignore that shit, because I know why poor countries barely win at anything while a few rich nations hoard all the medals (which is, of course, frustrating sometimes). There's usually some degree of feelings of superiority in international competitions anyway.
I don't know about the softcore porn thing, I found out that internet coomers only see it that way in this very thread. I wish I hadn't.
But actually, yes, obviously they know that a bunch of scantily-clad women (and men) and with great bodies who compete on behalf of each country means profit.
its obvious nationalistic spirit, yes
ping pong is fire though, sad china lost doublesaccelerationAcceleration
that was a good game
I don't know much about the process to choose new events. Please explain
When will they learn that Phelps is gone?
I have yet to see a mens event on TV.
Are you watching BMX racing right now, /hobby/?GOGOGO MARIANA PAJÓN!!! THE QUEEN OF BMX!!>>18559
Where do you live?
God damn cicadas
Does Japan just like to play baseball in the rain? And why does Mexico have so many American athletes?
That Brown v Valencia Archery match was simply heart-stopping.>>18567>And why does Mexico have so many American athletes?
I think Baseball is more popular in the US, and honestly Mexico is pretty shit at it too, so I guess they were in desperate need of players. >>18564
Well, maybe that explains it. Or maybe you're not watching sports channels?
Why would that be dumb? Men can be masculine and also elegant and beautiful
Awesome Men's Archery (Semi)final.
Apparently only NBC is broadcasting the Olympics. Is that true? Are Americans not that interested?
>>18472>using a VPN
Can you recommend any free
VPNs to watch Olympics stuff from different countries' official channels?
they're not showing it live either
- relatively clean list of streams, some reddit affiliation.http://yrsprts.stream/
- used by some anons at sportschan.org/sp/
You know what, now that I had the chance to watch some TV the other day, that seems to be the case where I live, too. In fact, it's like that in all of Latin America. They aren't airing any events live in any local TV network, not even those who used to broadcast the Olympics before, they only talk about the results the next day.
Claro, a Latin American telecom company, and Marca, a Spanish sports newspaper, through their "Marca Claro" brand, got the official rights to broadcast the Olympics in the region (or the Hispanic world, I'm not sure), and they got all the events live either on YouTube or on their official site, in addition to four 24-hour cable channels that are also available in their YouTube channel.
TV networks are struggling, it seems. But I find it weird that in the US you can only watch the Games on NBC. Here's a list of all the official broadcasters:https://gtimg.tokyo2020.org/image/upload/production/fo7de8gnyr88ip7nhdx8.pdf
This isn't exactly new, NBC has been monopolizing Olympics coverage for quite a while now.
But how good/limited is their coverage?
Boring as fuck plus it's been going on for days now, you're late.>>18885
I heard in the GDR they made women get pregnant and then abort to force their bodies to produce hormones that would enhance their athletic ability at the Olympics, as a form of doping.
So how true or bullshit is that?
Sounds like right wing bullshit in the level of woman being collectivized, i mean just using steroids is far more pratical
Analysis of why the Russian Gymnastics team didn't pull it this year (a real tragedy TBH)https://archive.is/VzA0J
Reminder that the absolute world record in javelin throwing was achieved by Uwe Hohn of the DDR
I think there are still some world records that were achieved by socialist states that still haven't been brokenBut tbf the DDR nad USSR did a lot of doping on their athletes
>>22624>DDR nad USSR did a lot of doping on their athletes
Not this bull again. This is Cold War propaganda bullshit, The East Bloc used the same kinds of drugs as the West, heck Norway had several of its Athletes permitted to compete even as Soviet athletes got penalized for using the SAME drug. Moreover outside of steroids, most "doping" is not used in competition, but in training as a supplement to the training regimen to maximize the effectiveness, it's not the same as roiding out and riding on that alone, it's not different to a specific diet.
>>22648>Not this bull again. This is Cold War propaganda bullshit
Thanks I was waiting for someone to debunk it>heck Norway had several of its Athletes permitted to compete even as Soviet athletes got penalized for using the SAME drug
It's something that came up during the prior Olympics, during the "ban Russia from participating under their flag" debacle, it's kind of an obscure fact and mainstream media has carefully trying to ignore this, most of the articles that had this info have since disappeared, and link related is one of the few I managed to locate. https://www.skisport.ru/news/anti-doping/106947/
I find it kinda funny how apathetic I and in fact most of the planet has become to the Olympics TBH. Social Spectacle has become repetitive and lacking any of the novelty that originally made the Olympics interesting even a decade ago, compared to today.
On a related note, how furries banded onto Olympic art depicting 'Stralian animals: https://archive.ph/04TJI
a tradition from at least the days of the Animalympics.
video kinda related but for Brazil, ironically the jaguar used in the Brazil Olympic torch relay ceremony was shot to death after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier, a real tragedy, and irony given the mascot of that Olympics had been Ginga the Jaguar.
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