They start in one month! Who else is excited?
One year delayed due to covid, but as far as I can tell they are still officially branded as the 2020 Games.
This is the first time ever that the Olympics have been rescheduled; the only other ones to have their timing affected (three, during the World Wars) were cancelled.
Winter 2018 (PyeongChang), Summer 2016 (Rio), Winter 2014 (Sochi), Summer 2012 (London), Winter 2010 (Vancouver), Summer 2008 (Beijing), Winter 2006 (Turin)
I'd recommend the whole thing, as the athletes are competing in three different events to be taken as a whole for the medal, sport climbing, bouldering (both of which I've done) and speed climbing (in my dreams). The three together is a difficult feat.
Haha, sorry bookworm. I'm sure Top will join you in crying Godzilla-sized tears over this one!
I have the Olympics on right now while I check my email and do my assorted online stuff. I was busy all day so I'm just watching whatever CBC is showing. Especially for the summer Olympics, I find that if I watch, I'm interested and enjoy it but if I'm busy and miss, I don't really care that much.
Holding out hope he'll show up in the closing ceremony.
Godzilla omission aside, I thought the opening ceremony was pretty good. The drones were cool, I was hoping they would do more with them. I liked the living pictograms; they're such an integral part of the Games that I'd never given a second thought to before, nice homage to their original origin here. I've seen some Kabuki and some jazz piano, but never would have thought I'd see them combined; very unexpected but I was into it. Neat cauldron design, but once more back to one that's down in the stadium and can't be seen from outside which is supposed to be the case so as a traditionalist I'm slightly disappointed.
Last night I had fun watching the women's 4 x 100m freestyle swim. The announcer was quick to say that Australia had the gold all locked up already, so I decided to cheer Canada on to silver...which they got! It's so fun to watch your country win a medal live. The US was super close behind to get bronze so silver felt like even more of an achievement. I love that excitement that comes with cheering the team on by yelling at the TV in the comfort of one's living room.
After Team USA earned no medals in day one, a Summer Games first since 1972, they had a flurry of success in the pool and jumped to the front of the total medal count.
The broadcast mentioned these are the first Games since 1996 without Michael Phelps swimming, which made me realize that it's the first time ever since I've been aware of what the Olympics are and watching (my first was Turin 2006) where he isn't competing. That's pretty surreal.
First ever USA medal in individual fencing! And it's gold!
Shocking letdown in men's basketball as USA loses their first game, ending a 25 game win streak going back to 2004.
Did you see them have to restart the men's triathlon because a boat was in the way of half the swimmers?
The Dutch cyclist who had that horrific crash in the Rio Games got silver here, good for her.
Japanese siblings in judo become the first brother and sister to both win gold at the same Olympics.
US women's gymnastics finished second in team qualifying for the first time in over a decade. Still easily into the final, but for the first time in a long time not looking untouchable.
Japan takes the first women's skateboarding gold as well.