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2/26/18 9:06 P

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Amen on the end to these Winter Olympics. It was mentioned North Korea and the United States may meet for some relationship improvement.

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2/26/18 8:57 A

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I am now very happy......................... it is now OVER

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2/25/18 3:51 P

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American women competitors in this year's Olympics out total their men counterparts. Who would have thunks it? If there wasn't the X Games events, our medal totals would be lower by far. Interesting year for sure.

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2/24/18 11:13 A

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USOC budgeted $60 million every 4 years for competition.We currently have 22 combined medals after 92 events.
In the past, a former Chairman of the USOC, Peter Ueberroth a former baseball Commissioner, used to project low and over deliver.
This year's projection of medals was 37. Way off.
I yearn for the days of Ueberroth. Some athletes are saying its just the competition. To some extent it is. It sounds more like all athletes should receive a participation ribbon.
This philosophy did not get us to the moon first. The Olympics is not a participation event it is an international athletic competition. With gold, silver, and bronze event places awarded.
Here's to more successful Olympic medals. This year was definitely an off year.

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2/24/18 8:35 A

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I miss "normal" TV. Will be happy when the Olympics are over.

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2/23/18 2:29 P

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Hope to see some more wins and medals before the end, which is coming soon.

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2/22/18 1:51 P

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Yes nice win for the Women's hockey team. They came from behind in the 3 rd period with 2 goals.
Medals were won over the last few days to make US more respectable. Hope there are some favorable events left so we can pass family members rooting for their national Canadian team. That hockey loss must be upsetting with a lead going into the third period

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2/22/18 8:54 A

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Great, exciting gold for the US Women's Hockey Team!

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2/21/18 7:15 P

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Waiting for snowboard freestyle competition final flight. Instead NBC showed maybe 3 hours of ice skating. If its ice skating, I would prefer men with sticks. Its called hockey.

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2/21/18 8:37 A

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Men's hockey a loss, Women's hockey a medal.

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2/20/18 10:10 A

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Still early, but will NBC conglomerate seek a reduction on their almost $1 billion fee for televising the Winter Olympics?
Can the Americans seek relief from the parity of time NBC has allotted from commercial ads and actual event coverage? At least Super Bowl ads were as plentiful but far more entertaining.

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2/20/18 9:03 A

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Nice to see the brother/sister from the US win a medal in pairs figure skating!

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2/19/18 8:29 P

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Russian curler may lose his medal. Seems he didn't pass his drug test.

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2/18/18 10:22 A

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Winter Olympics used to have American athletes that were in competition with many of these events. NBC builds up the events with this in mind, but day after day we are not competitive.
Commercials and events seem to get equal time. What a time drain.
Mike Tirico has a dud to host his first Olympics.

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2/18/18 9:06 A

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This Winter Olympics is a dud for me. It is my 4th choice for TV, right behind college basketball, PGA golf and Sesame Street!

Edited by: DENNISBISHOP at: 2/18/2018 (09:07)
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2/17/18 5:01 P

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We are holding tight on 8 medals. Let's hope Vonn and Shiffrin get on the winning ski track tonight.
The ratings have been down. Hope to see some more medals soon. We are on track for the same low total as 20 years ago.

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2/16/18 11:26 A

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Yes. A few events yesterday we finished 4th and out of the medals. Tonight we have Lindsay Vonn on GS. Hope she can do something.

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2/16/18 9:02 A

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Looking for better results for the US!

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2/15/18 8:32 P

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Happy to see around 30 athletes from Colorado. Shiffrin came back yesterday to win gold. Red Gerard was great the other day too. Disappointed with the men and women's hockey results.

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2/15/18 8:35 A

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So far our hockey teams have been less then stellar, hope they recover!

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2/10/18 9:40 A

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The Opening Ceremony was awesome. I like the 1000, lighted drones creating three dimensional figures in the sky!

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2/9/18 8:29 A

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Are you watching the Olympics? Do you have any comments?

"We wish much luck to all the journalists who will clearly have much joy criticizing us." —Mikhail Chekanov, Russia's women's ice hockey coach


"I'm not satisfied. The silver medalist is the first loser." — Koen Verweij, speed skater and silver medalist

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