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London Olympics TV Coverage Thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Marco, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    I agree, and complaints could be worse than this year
     
  2. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

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    I can imagine the next olympics, and the one after that having more of a streaming focus.

    TV's have apps now, there's Roku, GoogleTV, AppleTV, etc. BBC streams through iPlayer, The question is how much will NBC Comcast try to strangle these options.
     
  3. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about the rest of North America, but IIRC the USOC did not submit a bid for 2020.

    I just googled the Philadelphia bid for 2020, which the USOC decided not to submit. I found a PowerPoint presentation that said the Olympic village would have been walking distance from my house.
     
  4. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    Correct, and no USOC bid for 2022.

    The only North American cities that are currently actively exploring a bid for 2024 are Toronto, Baltimore-Washington, and Tulsa.
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Pyongchang won the 2018 bid on their third try. Several other sites haven't been successful on their first bid and have won on their second. I wonder why cities like NYC and Chicago only bid once and then give up. Why doesn't the USOC pick the US site that should get the games next and then just continue to submit that site until it wins? Seems to me that they're basically reinventing the wheel by moving the bid to a different city each time. The voting members of the IOC build up a familiarity with a bid site, and if it comes back again, they'll know more about it and be more inclined to vote for it. But if it's a new bid city every time, they'll never get the benefit of that familiarity.
     
  6. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Tulsa?


    LOL


    IOC will go to Canada long before it selects a city in the USA again.
     
  7. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    They just did Canada in 2010.
     
  8. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    That was winter


    And they would do Canada again sooner than they would do the USA again.
     
  9. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Why do you say that?
     
  10. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    It's too bad that the Chicago bid wasn't selected for 2016. I'd like to see them go for it again. I thought the bid was quite solid, although the opinions in the city were rather split for and against it. Chicago's bid was a lot like London's - lots of use of existing venues, lots of temporary venues, virtually no permanent construction other than the athlete's village and a handful of others.

    I know, I know, I've heard from those in Chicago opposed to it, I don't need to hear about it again.
     
  11. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    The broadcast schedule will be determined by what's good for the East Coast audience, and the West Coast will have tape delay, and hardly anyone will even say what happens for the folks in Mountain, Alaska or Hawaii time. Just like always.
     

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