2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

@cher913 (25861)
Canada
January 28, 2010 2:50pm CST
Well, because the Olympics this year is being held in Vancouver, (yes, thats in Canada, folks)our American cousins think that this year will be a snooze fest. so my question to you folks out there is are any of you going to be watching any of the Winter Olympics? Are the winter Olympics typically a snoozefest or is it because they are in Canada this year? ~GO CANADA!!~
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@mentalward (14693)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Umm, I'm American and I do not think this year will be a snooze fest. Heck, I don't even know what that is! Who is saying it's going to be a snooze fest? I'd like to know. I typically don't watch the Olympics, no matter where they're being held. Sometimes I will watch for awhile but it's rare. I have too much to do to just sit and watch much TV. I don't watch much of anything, actually.
@AmbiePam (55482)
• United States
29 Jan 10
Maybe the media in Canada is saying that? Because no one around here seems to feel that way. I watch speed skating, ice skating, and when Picabo Street was skiing, I'd watch that sport too. Oh, and Olympic bob sledding! Do you do what I do? If an American can't win, I root for the athlete from Canada. Is that weird?
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@mentalward (14693)
• United States
29 Jan 10
You may be right, Pam. I don't think it's weird that you root for the Canadian atheletes. After all, we're all from the same continent. We're literally next-door neighbors! These days, I worry that there may be another "Atlanta episode". I can't forget that bomb that went off during the Olympics. I can't remember the year... 2006? Security measures may be much better these days but you still can't be too sure.
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@messageme (2821)
• United States
29 Jan 10
My question is what difference does it make that it's in canada? Why would that make it a snoozefest or any different than if it was held anywhere else? I don't watch the olympics too much unless I come across skating, but I don't make it a point to watch it. It don't matter where it is.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
29 Jan 10
I have such mixed feelings about these Olympics. I will watch and I hope this time we will actually see the Canadians compete. Usually we see nothing but the events where the Americans have a chance due to the American networks we watch here. I live across the pond from Vancouver and can't even afford to go see any of the games. And if I could afford it I couldn't get a ticket anyway as the government has bought up most of the tickets for there buddies who won't bother to show up anyways. I also have a problem with all our tax money going to fix the road to whistler where your average British Columbian doesn't travel. Forget the roads that are disintegrating in our small communites. Forget about the health car system suffering and the kids having the programs canceled at schools because there is no money. But yeah for the government so our drunken Premier and his buddies have a nicer road to go skiing at a place most of us can't afford to go too. Kick all the unwanted and homeless over to the island so no one from other countries can see them. Yeah I am bitter, but I'll tune in and watch!
@carpenter5 (6785)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Oh I don't think they're a snoozefest! I love to watch many of the events. The ice skating competitions are my favorites, but I also like the luge and bobsled, some of the downhill ski racing, and several of the events that started as the x-games, such as snowboarding and snowmobile stunts. Sorry, I don't know exactly what they're called. I will definately have my television on for many hours during the two weeks!
@jands1 (835)
• United States
2 Feb 10
To be honest, I have always thought the Winter Olympics was a snooze-fest. Regardless of where it was held. This means, shock, that I won't be, as usual, watching and/or following the Winter Olympics. Also, most USA Citizens know where Vancouver, BC is because it's a nice place to ski when Vale, CO is overbooked. hehe
@dawnald (84177)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Feb 10
They are never a snoozefest and I will be watching as much as I can, especially the skating. Go Patrick and Joannie! Virtue and Moir too! :-)
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
1 Feb 10
The olympics were in Canada before and they were GREAT! We used to watch the Olympics on Canadian stations instead of American because if an American didn't get in the top 10, then we couldn't watch that sport on American TV. I'm a border person, so I can watch the Olympics on Canadian TV. I also thing the Canadian sports casters are "sports." I often get very fed up with unsportsmanlike broadcasters and switch to Canadian stations. I went to Vancouver before. Lovely. Love all the flowers everywhere. It is a gorgeous area. The people seem nice, too. I think many Americans don't know much about Canada. But as a border person and my ancestors came from Canada, it's an interesting country. Good luck and may every country do their best!
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
30 Jan 10
I love to watch the Olympics so for sure I will be glued to the television. I live in the US but think Canada is a great place to hold the 2010 Olympics. Just seems appropriate since the weather is so cold and snowy in that part of the country. Any Olympic events would never been a snoozefest for me. I am one dedicated woman who loves sports.
@pergammano (7690)
• Canada
30 Jan 10
Morning cher....as the crow flies, I live 14 miles from all the venues in Vancouver and Richmond...about 30 miles from Whistler....but T.V. is where I will be at Olympic time! I am so "ruralized" that I get frustrated in the cities on normal days...so rather than pay from $500 to $5000, I will watch from the best seat in the house, my comfy chair...in my comfy living room! Other than NOT being able to say..."been there, done that"....I find the coverage (close-up) phenomenal on TV! And if the truth were to be known, my budget just will NOT allow that kind of outlay! YESGO CANADA GO!