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Do you prefer to watch the sports of the Summer or Winter Olympics?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by FerrariMan96, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Summer Olympics

    27.3%
  2. Winter Olympics

    27.3%
  3. Makes no difference

    27.3%
  4. Couldn't care less, until motorsport appears in one of them

    18.2%
  1. FerrariMan96

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    I have a theory. I think that people like me who are interested in motorsport (or just cars in general) would prefer to watch the Winter Olympics, because they contain more sports that have similarities to car racing - high speed, high risk - such as the Alpine Skiing, Skicross, Boardercross, Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton. The Summer Olympics, on the other hand, doesn't have this "high speed" sort of racing. The closest it can get is with the cycling in the velodrome.

    Let me know what you think. I am also an avid skier, so that might be influencing me too... ;)
     
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  2. Mohamedou Ari

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    You know, I would watch the Olympics, but, I haven't had TV reception in nearly four years here in Ozark, Alabama.
     
  3. Jimlaad43

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    I find myself liking both about equally. They are nice and different.
     
  4. Ron Squire

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    only one thing i am concerned, why isnt the Youth Olympics Broadcast
     
  5. Dennis Phelan

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    Too many of the Winter events are "judged" rather than "measured" performance.
     
  6. the_sigman

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    I love them both, maybe Summer a bit more :)
     
  7. Martijn Hoekstra

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    I'm sorry to say but I couldn't care less about the Olympics (both of them)... It's great so many people love it though :) Maybe one day when they take sim racing as an Olympic sport I'll start watching it :p
     
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  8. FerrariMan96

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    I suppose so, I've never particularly been a fan of judged sports. But the Summer Olympics has its fair share too - diving, synchronised swimming, all the Gymnastics events...

    Things like (normal) ski racing, ski cross, slalom skiing, boarder cross, speed skating, cross country skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, luge, skeleton etc. are all pure races though.
     
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  9. Davin.Rizuki

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    Both of them..
    My interest is not only motorsport, football is the most I like beside it..
     
  10. Mika Kerttula

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    All events are nice but archery, martial arts, athletics, bobsled, luge and skeleton are my favourites.
     
  11. Bram

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    Chauvinistic as I am I have to call Winter Olympics. Our tiny country doesn't do very well on large sports at the summer olympics but during the winter edition we rock medalplaza ;D
     
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  12. Mapu

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    Definitively Summer, usually however I am watching the Winter Olympics too. This year I had to make an exception however, since it's unbearable for me. Costs of approximately 50 billion US Dollars (Vancouver about 6,5 billion US Dollars), large-scale "profiteering", politics deeply cross-linked with sports, oligarchical interests, human rights violations (e.g. expropriations, evictions, death threats, limited freedom of speech and freedom of the press, ...) and the reckless destruction of resources and large natural reserves leaves me just sick. The Olympic games might be the Olympic games but I mean all this for two weeks of sports? The spirit of the games is long gone! Yes, and the games in China were not one bit better, but at least there was a spark of hope for a change. :thumbsdown:
     
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  13. Calum McLure

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    Winter, due to the many, many camel toes......
     
  14. Craig Stevenson

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    Winter Sports........Women doing Extreme Sports is sexy as hell, the Women's Snowboard-Cross for example ;) it's also very exciting racing.

    Most of the sliding events are good to watch, I've even watched a bit of the Hockey, didn't have a clue what the hell was going on but I've watched a good bit of a couple of games.