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We don't have cable, and never tried to get hooked up with a digital antenna. Thus, we don't watch much TV, aside from a few shows available online through Hulu or Netflix. But I really regret not having come up with a plan before the Olympics this year so my 5 year old daughter could see what it's all about.

Is there any way to watch these events after the fact? I'm talking about the whole event, as covered on TV, not just the news highlights.
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Or how about even a decent treatment of the 1996 gymnastics, for example, with complete programs..? Surely that must exist somewhere, but a Google attempt failed me.
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I'm not watching the Olympics but I read an article about circumventing NBC's tight control over the programming. Maybe it will be of some help to you.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/31/us-olympics-tech-wo...

They talk about getting live streaming video as the events happen. I don't know if it will help you locate after-the-fact tapes.
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Check this article as well: http://lifehacker.com/5930437/how-an-american-can-stream-the...

I got this site to work, too: http://www.thefirstrow.eu/sport/others.html

There are Olympic highlight dvds, but I couldn't find complete coverage. You are probably stuck with NBC's propganda version. Here's the one for this year: http://www.nbcuniversalstore.com/nbcs-london-2012-olympic-hi...
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You guys rock. Thanks also to the former emperors in the room.
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slowcorner wrote:
I'm talking about the whole event, as covered on TV

The TV coverage sucks. I do like volleyball, and swimming is popular, but where's the badminton? Or table tennis? There was an American girl who won bronze in Judo. They brought her out for a few seconds during some other segment to congratulate her, but of course they never bothered to air her competition while it was happening. (Unless it was at 3am - I don't know.)
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There is also http://www.vipbox.tv/
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While you've said you don't have a digital antenna, if you have any kind of antenna, give it a shot and see if it works. I have an old antenna designed for analog TV and the local NBC station comes through fine in high definition letting me watch the Olympics. On the TV in the other room, I stuck a powered analog antenna designed to pick up FM radio stations, but that lets me tune it in too.
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rodspade wrote:
slowcorner wrote:
I'm talking about the whole event, as covered on TV

The TV coverage sucks. I do like volleyball, and swimming is popular, but where's the badminton? Or table tennis? There was an American girl who won bronze in Judo. They brought her out for a few seconds during some other segment to congratulate her, but of course they never bothered to air her competition while it was happening. (Unless it was at 3am - I don't know.)


Rod, agreed.

With all the focus on Michael Phelps, Michael Phelps, Gaby Douglas, Missy Franklin, more Michael Phelps, they didn't really cover two stories I found quite fascinating.

One was the female shooter (Kim Rhode is her name) who became the first US Olympian to medal in five straight Olympics, outdoing such greats as Carl Lewis, Al Oerter and Phelps himself. I heard about it on the radio but didn't see it mentioned at all on that evening's prime time coverage, although I did miss the first 15 minutes or so.

And, for our neighbors to the North, there was Ian Millar, who at 65 became the first to compete in 10 Olyhmpics (having medaled for the first time at age 61 in China, 2008). His sport: Equestrian, Show Jumping, which does get more coverage than many of the sports you mention.

The ones I like to see that always get short shrift are, in no particular order: Weightlifting, Track Cycling and Fencing.
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John Weber wrote:
rodspade wrote:
slowcorner wrote:
I'm talking about the whole event, as covered on TV

The TV coverage sucks. I do like volleyball, and swimming is popular, but where's the badminton? Or table tennis? There was an American girl who won bronze in Judo. They brought her out for a few seconds during some other segment to congratulate her, but of course they never bothered to air her competition while it was happening. (Unless it was at 3am - I don't know.)


Rod, agreed.

With all the focus on Michael Phelps, Michael Phelps, Gaby Douglas, Missy Franklin, more Michael Phelps, they didn't really cover two stories I found quite fascinating.

One was the female shooter (Kim Rhode is her name) who became the first US Olympian to medal in five straight Olympics, outdoing such greats as Carl Lewis, Al Oerter and Phelps himself. I heard about it on the radio but didn't see it mentioned at all on that evening's prime time coverage, although I did miss the first 15 minutes or so.

And, for our neighbors to the North, there was Ian Millar, who at 65 became the first to compete in 10 Olyhmpics (having medaled for the first time at age 61 in China, 2008). His sport: Equestrian, Show Jumping, which does get more coverage than many of the sports you mention.

The ones I like to see that always get short shrift are, in no particular order: Weightlifting, Track Cycling and Fencing.


I'm curious, did US TV cover Oscar Pistorius' story?
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Ferdinand Took wrote:
John Weber wrote:
rodspade wrote:
slowcorner wrote:
I'm talking about the whole event, as covered on TV

The TV coverage sucks. I do like volleyball, and swimming is popular, but where's the badminton? Or table tennis? There was an American girl who won bronze in Judo. They brought her out for a few seconds during some other segment to congratulate her, but of course they never bothered to air her competition while it was happening. (Unless it was at 3am - I don't know.)


Rod, agreed.

With all the focus on Michael Phelps, Michael Phelps, Gaby Douglas, Missy Franklin, more Michael Phelps, they didn't really cover two stories I found quite fascinating.

One was the female shooter (Kim Rhode is her name) who became the first US Olympian to medal in five straight Olympics, outdoing such greats as Carl Lewis, Al Oerter and Phelps himself. I heard about it on the radio but didn't see it mentioned at all on that evening's prime time coverage, although I did miss the first 15 minutes or so.

And, for our neighbors to the North, there was Ian Millar, who at 65 became the first to compete in 10 Olyhmpics (having medaled for the first time at age 61 in China, 2008). His sport: Equestrian, Show Jumping, which does get more coverage than many of the sports you mention.

The ones I like to see that always get short shrift are, in no particular order: Weightlifting, Track Cycling and Fencing.


I'm curious, did US TV cover Oscar Pistorius' story?


Yes, including the very gracious moment when he and the eventual gold medal winner (Kirani James of Grenada) exchanged runner tags after the semifinal.
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