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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Bijou can correct me if I'm mistaken, but think that's the proverbial London Bridge. The Tower of London is nearby. I usually strongly dislike the Today Show, but have been watching it off and on this week just for the pre-Olympic blather.

    My least favorite is the gymnastics, because the judging is so subjective. I enjoy watching the young gymnasts perform, but hate that judging. It reminds me of dog show judging.

    I bet your nieces will be glued to the screen watching it. Need to run and get dinner ready before it's on.
    It's Tower Bridge. There is a special light show for the Olympics too.
    http://www.sailroyalgreenwich.co.uk/...dge-light-show
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Who is lighting the flame? I heard a good suggestion. Paul McCartney. :p
    We don't know yet, we are barely 3/4 way through the alphabet at 11.30pm.
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    I am rooting for USA basketball to not medal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
    It's Tower Bridge. There is a special light show for the Olympics too.
    http://www.sailroyalgreenwich.co.uk/...dge-light-show
    This is pretty fancy Bijou! Where did you guys get all the money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Who is lighting the flame? I heard a good suggestion. Paul McCartney. :p
    On one of our local stations, they said it was the queen----Elton John.
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    Also read somewhere that Bob Costas was going to do a tribute to the Israelis that were killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics. 40 year anniversary type thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    On one of our local stations, they said it was the queen----Elton John.
    Lol!!!! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeEDay View Post
    I will be flipping back and forth from WWE to the Olympics opening ceremonies.
    Same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
    We don't know yet, we are barely 3/4 way through the alphabet at 11.30pm.
    Is NBC going to pull the same crap with events that are "plausibly live"?

    I'm at a bar right now for happy hour (shocking, I know). Not a single TV is on the Olympics. Was at a marketing meeting with the owner of a different bar, and he really thought people would come out to watch the Olympics. I bit my tongue, but wanted to say don't plan on it. Yes, people will watch, but won't go out to see it. Too much comfort at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Also read somewhere that Bob Costas was going to do a tribute to the Israelis that were killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics. 40 year anniversary type thing.
    The IOC refused to permit a moment of silence for the Israeli athlete victims of the Palestinian terrorists at Munich. The Palestinians claimed that such a moment of silence would be "racist".

    Palestinian official on Thursday weighed in on the debate surrounding demands for a moment of silence during the opening ceremony of the Olympic games. He claimed that expressing solidarity with the 11 victims of a terror attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics would constitute “racism,” the Palestinian media watchdog Palestinian Media Watch reported.

    Jibril Rajoub, the former head of the Preventive Security Force and current president of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, sent a letter Tuesday to IOC President Jacques Rogge thanking him for his refusal to allow a moment of silence in memory of the slain Israeli athletes during the opening ceremony of the Olympics July 27.

    “Sports are a bridge for love, communication and the spreading of peace between nations and should not be used for divisiveness and the spread of racism,” Rajoub wrote Rogge, according to PMW.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/pa-offi...nt-of-silence/
    The opening ceremonies had a couple of interesting moments, the best being the parachute jump by the Queen and James Bond (a stunt double and Daniel Craig, in character, in a video that featured the real Queen stepping into a helicopter with "Mr. Bond"). The worst was the insipid commentary of Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera. I'd ask if NBC could have found someone who wasn't a complete moron to narrate the opening, but given their news division's conduct with doctored audio and video lately, I guess that we're lucky that they didn't put on Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz.
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