View Poll Results: Favorite Olympic Sport Discipline?

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  • Bobsled

    0 0%
  • Hockey

    1 6.67%
  • Figure Skating

    1 6.67%
  • Speed Skating

    1 6.67%
  • Curling

    1 6.67%
  • Alpine Skiing

    6 40.00%
  • Freestyle Skiing

    1 6.67%
  • Snowboarding

    5 33.33%
  • Biathlon

    1 6.67%
  • Ski Jumping

    1 6.67%
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  1. #1
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    Default Favorite Olympic Sport to Watch?

    With fourteen Winter Olympic sport disciplines, could not fit them all into the survey (limit is ten). Sorry about that.

    1. Bobsled
    2. Luge
    3. Skeleton
    4. Hockey
    5. Figure Skating
    6. Speed Skating
    7. Curling
    8. Alpine Skiing
    9. Freestyle Skiing
    10. Snowboarding
    11. Biathlon
    12. Cross-Country Skiing
    13. Ski Jumping
    14. Nordic Combined

    Got favorites to watch?

    For me its speed skating, ski jumping, alpine downhill, and biathlon.

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    interesting that 16 years ago or so everyone I knew glued to the tv watching/talking about it. 4 years ago and even moreso this year, have not watched a single minute of it and it's not even a low level conversation at work. I don't know a single person tuning in. went to the sportsbar for dinner last friday night and of the 30+ tv's it was not center stage and only playing on a couple in the corner.
    probably part of the reason several sponsors abruptly ended sponsorship and I would think NBC is not going to be happy with an average 8% decline in viewership.
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    Alpine skiing is my first pick since I do it, but not competitively (NASTAR in high school was as far as I ever took it).

    Snowboarding is second because I wish I could do it, but haven't gotten the hang of edging. Can't figure it out.

    Relay speedskating, cause it looks like a roller derby.

    Luge and skeleton are always a good watch because it always looks like something really bad is about to happen, even though injuries are almost non-existent.

    Biathalon, because skiing uphill through the woods and then shooting at tiny targets at 50 yards while out of breath is impressive.
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    Default Favorite Olympic Sport to Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandm View Post
    interesting that 16 years ago or so everyone I knew glued to the tv watching/talking about it. 4 years ago and even moreso this year, have not watched a single minute of it and it's not even a low level conversation at work. I don't know a single person tuning in. went to the sportsbar for dinner last friday night and of the 30+ tv's it was not center stage and only playing on a couple in the corner.
    probably part of the reason several sponsors abruptly ended sponsorship and I would think NBC is not going to be happy with an average 8% decline in viewership.
    Man did not know it was that bad. I watch it every night and just last week spent a round of golf talking with three buddies that have been glued to it.

    Is it possible 8% is because of the many different avenues to watch versus 16 years ago?


    My least favorite sport is doubles luge, Just plain gross. Unless my doubles partner was Silje Norendal.

    Love all the other sports!


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    Even though I'm a snowboarder, I kinda like the freestyle skiing. I just think skiiers look so cool in the air compared to us snowboarders.

    We've been watching TONS of the olympics. I even bought a TV antenna and mounted it on the roof of my house so we could watch the NBC high def broadcasts for free. On Valentines Day, my wife and I did dinner and movie, and the bar we had happy hour at in downtown Portland had the Olympics on most of their screens (NBC and NBCSN).

    As far as Olympic Athletes, my wife didn't compete in any Olympics, but she competed at Junior Nationals/worlds. She was a pairs figure skater. When she went pro, she competed on the US international team. She has some "team USA" and US Figure skating gear from when she competed. It's pretty cool to know that my wife used to throw triple's.

    When she transitioned into coaching, she had athletes under her that competed at US Nationals.


    Obviously, we watch almost all the figure skating events given my wife's brackground.
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    French ice dancing ......
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    I've never snowboarded but I like watching all of it. It's just friggin' cool. Love the slalom, downhill and super G although I'm a crappy skier that hasn't been in several years. Watch a lot of the figure skating and ice dancing with my wife. It's pretty impressive what they can do. Lately been getting more into the speed skating too. I've been watching it every night while I read on my tablet so only about 50% attention.

    I will say the NBC has been doing a horrific job of making the olympics relevant. Time for a new approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    French ice dancing ......
    Only if there is a wardrobe malfunction?

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    Hockey and watch Lindsey Vonn fall on her arse.
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    I have been glued to the TV every day since it started. I really enjoy all the snow boarding events. I also like some skiing like watching pretty much all the skiing with the exception of cross country and biathlon. I appreciate the skill involved in those two but itís brutal to watch, especially since we suck so bad at it. I started watching curling more this year and talk about a game that requires some skill! Iíve been watching hockey too when USA is playing. Hope our women can take down Canada!


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