1 Billion will Watch Usain Bolt

Brazil
August 5, 2012 1:04pm CST
The commentators said that around 1 billion of persons will watch the today's final of 100m with Usain Bolt, Blake, Asafa Powell and many others big names. I will definitely will watch today's final, you will watch too? Who do you think is going to win? I like Bolt and Asafa Powell and I'll be rooting for them, but I think today's Blake will win because, for me, it looks like Bolt it's not in his best shape.
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• United States
5 Aug 12
Actually, it wouldn't surprise me too much if it turns out that 1 billion people watch this race. Although this is about 1/7 of the entire world, this is the one time every 4 years that the title of "World's Fastest Man" is awarded to the winner of this race. I am rooting for Bolt to win, as it would be quite historic (he would be only the second man to ever repeat in the 100 meters race, I believe, the other being Carl Lewis). Unfortunately, I probably have to wait until hours after the race actually happens in London to see it on television here in the U.S., as NBC will probably save the race to be shown in primetime. Hopefully I won't get it spoiled for me, but odds are it will. Oh well, the race should be fun to see either way.
• Brazil
5 Aug 12
I heard that NBC didn't show the opening ceremony live, but that's an absurd. They should show this final live, I mean what's the fun of watch after when you probably will already know the winner, unless you stay away from internet until the reprise the final.
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• United States
5 Aug 12
Yes, I agree with you completely. It is indeed true that they did not show the opening ceremony live, and there were frequent commerical interruptions right in the middle of seemingly important parts. Oh well, that's NBC for you. And yes, that is exactly the problem I have. I have 2 options: 1. Stay on the Internet and get the results spoiled for me, most likely. 2. Stay away from the Internet, the TV, the radio, and anything else where I would possibly hear who won until I finally can watch it, hours later than the actual race. Since I basically cannot live without using technology for an extended period of time, I choose option 1.
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• Brazil
6 Aug 12
So, you were able to not see the result before the reprise?
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
6 Aug 12
Make now mistake, Bolt is a crowd puller and he can pull in big crowds. He also can talk very big and then go ahead and prove it. He did exactly that yesterday as he raced to a 9.63s 100 m race leading to another gold. Blake got the silver while Gatlin had to settle for the bronze. Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay did not get any medals at all in probably one of the fastest 100 m races ever. Cheers! Ram
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• Brazil
7 Aug 12
I was sad that Asafa Powell felt something and made the worst time of the final and glad that Tyson Gay did not get any medals, he is so arrogant.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
10 Aug 12
I think his running career now is more or less over. I was also sad to see him strolling in last. Cheers! Ram
@rafefan (10)
• China
6 Aug 12
he is so excellent. Usain Bolt made a good job in London Olympic 100m. He let all world people know that pay will have the repayment.
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• Brazil
6 Aug 12
I guess the great athletes can handle the Olympics very well, like Bolt that didn't had a great year, but in London showed his best. I'm saying that because my country had various of athletes that were favorite to win gold, but when it really matters, they failed.
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• Canada
6 Aug 12
We were watching the race around lunchtime and Bolt was magnificent. It only took him 41 strides to win the race while it took Blake 44 strides. Then he kept on doing his pointing shtick and it got old really fast.
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• Brazil
6 Aug 12
It's really impressive ended the 100m only with 40 strides, it will take a long time until someone do better than that.
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@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
6 Aug 12
He is an amazing sprinter, it's like he doesn't have to try so hard either it's funny. I went for Bolt because even if he is not in his best shape he can still win it which is the difference between him and other sprinters. He's one crazy guy
• Brazil
6 Aug 12
Yes, for him looks like it's easy. The others seems to make so much strenght and he not, it was amazing how he won so easy this final.
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@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
5 Aug 12
I can't see 1bn people watching this race but it is for sure one of the most popular races there are at the Olympics. The winner can depend on so many factors on the day that only time will tell.
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• Brazil
5 Aug 12
Actually, the TV host said that 1.5 billion people will watch this final, it's indeed a lot of people, but I think since it's probably the most important final in the olympics games, I guess it's possible.
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@ptrikha_2 (8284)
• India
6 Aug 12
Well, Usain Bolt won against Blake. While he did not start that fast, he picked up and left behind Blake and 2004 Olympic Gold winner Gatlin. Usain Bolt is simply fabulous.
• Brazil
6 Aug 12
It's unbelievable how he runs fast, imagine if he had a better starting..it would be a world record.
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@ptrikha_2 (8284)
• India
9 Aug 12
May be, he would break more records in the future!
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
5 Aug 12
Yes 100metres final would be the biggest crowd drawer after all it will decide the fastest man on earth. With heavyweights like Bolt, Blake, Powell all making the cut for the finals, we are all expecting a mouth watering finish.
• Brazil
5 Aug 12
Only a few more minutes to we see who is the fastest man...it will be an amazing final!
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• Indonesia
6 Aug 12
I think Usain Bolt will still prevail in this class, because this is a class of specialists. You know who holds the record ran the fastest 100 m son, he is Usain Bolt. Surely he would memppertahankan gold he got and wanted to enhance his time in an Olympic record. And I still believe he will still be a winner.