this may be of some local interest
2012 London Olympics
Today's Olympics are underway.
Former Michigan Womens Track team member, Geena Gall made it to the semifinals of the 800.
Today in a womans 100m dash heat, there were runners from both Libya and Afganistan. Neither woman qualified for the next round, but both have opened doors for girls and women in both countries, it was very cool to see.
Anyway, here is the thread for Olympic discussion, with spoilers.
Independent athletes opening ceremonies:
I noticed the last few days that people have been posting topics with spoilers in the title. Here is a thread to post those spoilers to your heart's content while some of us try to live in a bubble.
I don't know if people are taking the "no spoiler" advice to the extreme or not, but I'm surprised there has been no Olympics thread started yet today.
I was impressed by the your US archery team and glad that the Korean swimmer's disqualification was overturned. What Olympic sports have you been watching and what has interested you so far?
I have a present for those of you who would like to watch the Opening Ceremonies live. And by live I mean 'as it happens live', not 'NBC making us watch 5 hours later to boost their primetime ratings live'. Below is a link to a stream of BBC ONE, which is broadcasting the Opening Ceremonies over in jolly ole England.
Festivities officially start at 4 PM Eastern/1 PM Pacific
If the link fails, try firstrowsports, wiziwig, or just try searching for 'free bbc one streaming'.
Go Team USA!
And fuck you NBC.