Posts Tagged with "olympics"

Olympic Skiers Attacked by AT-AT Walkers

February 17th, 2014 at 3:04 pm by Mark
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At this point, anything would make the Olympics more interesting. Next up? R2 Curling…

Tip: Video courtesy of TV2 Denmark’s show, Night Shift with Anders Breinholt

Cheer Up, BBC. WXYZ Doesn’t Know Flags, Either

February 11th, 2014 at 5:01 pm by Mark
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Like the BBC, who showed Team Ireland as Team India, this Sunday broadcast by an American TV News station only got forty percent of the world flags correct in their own report. Worse still, they failed to get their own country’s flag right…

But in their defense, 40% isn’t too bad, given that WXYZ News 7 is based in Detroit, Michigan, which is considered by many to be North Windsor, Ontario.

Detroit WXYZ News 7: Olympic Coverage with incorrect flags.

BBC News Reports Team Ireland is Team India

February 11th, 2014 at 3:20 pm by Mark
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Someone needs to give the BBC a lesson in geography and country flags.

BBC News: "India Olympics Ban Lifted After New Officials Elected"  Photo caption: "India's team at the London 2012 Olymics"

Tip: Rob Watson, via Facebook

Best of Craigslist Nominee — on Twitter

February 5th, 2014 at 7:39 pm by Mark
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Someone needs to inform Yahoo Sports correspondent Dan Wetzel that Twitter is not Craigslist. And that’s too bad, because I’d definitely promote this to Best of Craigslist.

Twitter @DanWetzel: "To anyone in Sochi: I am now in possession of three light bulbs. Will trade for a door handle. This offer is real:"

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Is Sochi Ready for Winter Olympics?

February 5th, 2014 at 5:01 pm by Mark
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Two days before the opening ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, media have descended on Sochi like a plague of locusts. The majority of journalists are staying at the brand new Sochi Hotel, built specifically for the event, however, it is still under construction. I’m sure you can imagine the wave of complaints coming from what appear to be some rather sheltered — if not spoiled — Americans. (#FirstWorldProblems #NeverBeenOutsideTheCountry)

Even still, one has to wonder. Is Sochi ready for the Winter Olympics?

According to Moscow-based ABC News correspondent, Kirit Radia, no.

Twitter @KiritRadia: "Construction debris hidden behind a #Sochi is ready for Olympic records" banner. #Sochi2014"  Pic: Construction debris.

He gets a little right-to-complain given that he’s based in Russia…

Twitter @KiritRadia: "Seems to sum it up 2 days before the Opening Ceremony. #Sochi2013 (@reuters photo)"  Pic: Construction Debris in front of Sochi 2014 Sign

But at the same time, we’ve seen over and over how ingenious — and fast — Russians can be, especially given it’s the eve of the Winter Olympics and the world’s eyes are on them.