Now that the Olympics are over, what events did you watch?

Staying gender neutral, it may have been for 5 minutes or 5 hours, but click on any of the events (not just highlights or sports wraps) that you watched on any of the various NBC affiliates or website these past two weeks.

Except I watched on CTV and affiliates … I assume non-americans are allowed to play too!

I caught at least five minutes of everything but the Opening and Closing ceremonies. The events that I saw by far the most of were Ice Hockey and Curling, largely because those are the events that were on live and during convenient times for me (i.e. before 11pm at night). I saw a little bit of everything else because the Olypmics were my default channel when there was nothing else on for the last two weeks. I thought the coverage was very good for the most part, I just have no desire to watch tape delayed stuff from the afternoon, because with my sports following tendencies I pretty much always know who won by the time the prime time broadcasts started.

I watched WAY too much curling.

I watched pretty much everything, but the only sport I really followed closely was ski jumping.

Curling I kept up on with live footage.

Ice Hockey all Canadian games were watched and dissected by me.

Most short track and long track speed skating. I love the spills in short track.

Skicross and snowboard cross is exciting.

I tuned into the highlights too. I thought CTV/rogers did a great job as a consortium of broadcasters. If I was tried of watching Canada’s hockey team ahead of Germany I can change to another channel and see figure skating or speed skating.

Curling by far took up most of my time.

I also watch a few rounds of speed skating, figure skating, and the final Ice Hockey Game, oh and the crazy Wipe out on the 4 man Bobsled for the Americans as well as the other US team getting the gold there.
And like 5 mins of Opening Ceremonies, which I say shouldn’t count, but you said to mark it.

Oh, I watched a LOT of hockey. :smiley:

I watched everything. I even stayed up late one night to watch curling,which I don’t understand and probably never will. Hell,I even watched cross country skiing.
I love the Olympics.

Yes, of course, and my apologies. I assumed that any international transmissions were still piggy-backing on the NBC feed…

I didn’t watch a whole lot, but I kind of like the downhill, cross country skiing and caught the last hockey game. I don’t really like the winter Olympics so I didn’t watch a whole lot.

Usually, I just watch everything. This time around, I had way too much to get done in the short time allotted, so my viewing was restricted to Curling and Hockey. (PS - it’s ‘Hockey’, not ‘ice hockey’. Everything else is an imitation, the real thing requires no modifier.)

It still means that I watched more TV in the last two weeks than I watched in all of 2009…

I watched everything except curling, which didn’t come on at a convenient time for me.

It’s been a tradition for me for many years to watch as much of the Olympics as possible. You know the old joke about “football widows”? Well my wife is an Olympics widow. If the Olympics are on TV, then I’m watching. I’ve done that since the 1972 summer games in Munich, when I was only a child. I just get really into the Olympic events. Some more than others, of course, but I get some enjoyment out of everything.

I watched Hockey and Speed Skating pretty religiously. Not really interested in any of the other sports, though I did watch curling.

I watched a lot of curling because it was the only fucking thing they showed live apart from hockey, and hockey wasn’t on TV as much.

Short track and long track speed skating should not be combined in one poll option.

I think I caught some of everything barring the opening ceremonies.

If I turned on the TV, and there were hot women in skimpy or tight outfits, I watched it.

So I voted for curling, as the night I watched it, it was the females’ turn.

I watched it all, I liked most of it.

I don’t like the short track speed skating, especially the chaos of the relay events. I can’t tell you why I didn’t like it.

I enjoyed the curling and the cross country skiing. To thing I haven’t watched before.

This year was the first year that I enjoyed the figure skating. But I still don;t like the ice dancing and I still can’t tell the difference between a lutz, an axel, a flip, or a salchow. I think it is something I will never figure out.

The cynic in me wonders if the luger that died made the ratings better for NBC.

I watched bits of many sports, but rarely for more than five minutes.

All of these involve jumping and spinning in the air–that’s the easy part for the average viewer. The difference between the jumps lies in how the skater enters the jump. There are prescribed feet (left, right), directions (forwards, backwards), edges (inside, outside), culminating in combinations of all of the above to use going in and taking off (plus occasional elements such as using a toepick plant to take off); and these can be a little more difficult for the average viewer to discern. But it is these pre-takoff elements that determine whether the jump is an axel, a lutz, a flip, a salchow, and so on

I had a great time watching these Olympics. The hockey especially was quite exciting; but I even had a great time watching the curling and luge and plenty of the others.

The only thing I missed out of that list was the Nordic Combined, and that’s either because I was watching something else or happened to be away from the TV at the time - something which didn’t happen often! I would have watched it, had I seen it! Otherwise, I caught a little bit of everything, and lots and lots of hockey and curling.

What an odd thing to assume, especially since the Olympics weren’t even in the US.

As it happens, the IOC created the Olympic Broadcast Service, which first came into play for Beijing 2008, but Vancouver was the first Olympics for which the entire event was run by the hosts, through OBS-Vancouver. They produced all of the unbiased video and radio signals of the games and organized the international broadcasting centres from which individual broadcast rights holders (CTV/Rogers, NBC, etc in other countries) could select the video they wanted and set up their feeds and shows/segments etc.