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(NBC Olympics)   After a day of upsets and positive Covid tests, Day 3 of the Tokyo Covid Olympics brings more swimming finals, the start of the rugby sevens, and a tropical storm. Primetime coverage starts at 5:30 PM ET on NBC and USA with the men's triathlon   (nbcolympics.com) divider line
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2021-07-25 3:05:52 PM  
To start, RminusQ's impeccable schedule spreadsheet. But there is an error. Rowing is listed at 8pm ET but it was rescheduled (races were moved to the previous two days) due to the tropical storm coming into Tokyo. That probably also means some of today's schedule is very much "subject to change"

Today's highlights (all times ET, medal events in bold):

5:30pm - Men's Triathlon

8:30pm - Archery: Men's Team prelims (The bracket. USA seeded 5th and will meet #12 France)

9:00pm - Softball: USA v Japan - winner gets home field for tomorrow's Gold Medal Match between... USA & Japan
9:30pm - Swimming: Women's 100m butterfly final - One American, Torri Huske, in lane 2

10:05pm - Men's Indoor Volleyball: USA v Russia
10:12pm - Swimming: Men's 100m breaststroke final - Americans in lanes 2 and 8
10:20pm - Swimming: Women's 400m freestyle final - Katie Ledecky Alert! She was the top qualifier and will be in lane 4. Another American is in lane 7. Ledecky's top competition, Ariarne Titmus (AUS) is in lane 3 and I just got betting odds and she's the favorite over Ledecky!

11:05pm - Swimming: Men's 4 x 100 free relay - USA in lane 5

12:45am - Archery: Men's Team Finals (starts with quarters)

1:00am - Women's Water Polo: USA v China

2:00am - Mountain Biking: Men's Cross-Country
2:00am - Diving: Men's Syncho 10m Platform Final (no US team, but platform divers are daredevils so I think it's worth a watch)

6:00am - Gymnastics: Men's Team Final - USA qualified 4th

There's a few things I'm missing on this just because getting clear start times or good info is not easy. I want to include the fencing finals (looks like 5am ET to start that session) and the women's taekwondo has an American seeded 5th (prelims at 9pm ET, finals set for 6am ET)
 
2021-07-25 5:13:37 PM  
Afternoon all. Gonna be gone for the first bit. Goooo athletes!
 
2021-07-25 5:21:31 PM  

desertgeek: Ariarne Titmus


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2021-07-25 5:27:48 PM  
One thing I forgot to mention in the schedule highlights post was the rugby sevens. That starts at 8pm ET with the men's tournament and the Wikipedia article has everything you need to know. USA plays their first game at 10:30 ET v Kenya
 
2021-07-25 5:30:58 PM  
They started the race while the camera boat was in the way!
 
2021-07-25 5:38:56 PM  

desertgeek: They started the race while the camera boat was in the way!


For those who didn't see it, I pulled this from the stream:

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2021-07-25 5:40:03 PM  

desertgeek: They started the race while the camera boat was in the way!


Holy fark! Half of them had no way to start. It's definitely because of Covid-19; half of the staff is in a fog.

// Or it's Brexit. /s
 
2021-07-25 5:44:39 PM  

desertgeek: desertgeek: They started the race while the camera boat was in the way!

For those who didn't see it, I pulled this from the stream:

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HO. LEE. SHIAT
 
2021-07-25 5:48:20 PM  
Katie L is underdog tonight for any degenerate gambling.
 
2021-07-25 5:48:21 PM  
Oh well, basketball.
 
2021-07-25 5:48:59 PM  

TheManofPA: Katie L is underdog tonight for any degenerate gambling.


The UNDERDOG?!?
 
2021-07-25 5:49:40 PM  

TheManofPA: Katie L is underdog tonight for any degenerate gambling.


Spell her last name for extra credit.
 
2021-07-25 5:50:37 PM  

morg: TheManofPA: Katie L is underdog tonight for any degenerate gambling.

Spell her last name for extra credit.


Ledeckey

I think the announcer for the Triathlon is sexually aroused.
 
2021-07-25 5:51:07 PM  

mofa: desertgeek: They started the race while the camera boat was in the way!

Holy fark! Half of them had no way to start. It's definitely because of Covid-19; half of the staff is in a fog.

// Or it's Brexit. /s


The funny part is the ones who jumped into the water had no way of hearing the false start horn so boats had to get in front of them and tell them to stop. They were already a couple hundred metres into the race when that happened.
 
2021-07-25 5:51:28 PM  

TheManofPA: Katie L is underdog tonight for any degenerate gambling.


Yeah, on the site I play on; the Aussie Titmus is -160 (bet 16 to win 10 in profit) while Katie is +140 (bet 10 to win 14 profit). Everyone else is 21-1 odds or longer (mostly much longer)
 
2021-07-25 5:53:05 PM  
Men out of water at triathlon. Good swim.
 
2021-07-25 5:54:34 PM  

geom_00: morg: TheManofPA: Katie L is underdog tonight for any degenerate gambling.

Spell her last name for extra credit.

Ledeckey

I think the announcer for the Triathlon is sexually aroused.


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2021-07-25 5:55:19 PM  
Hiya, Gawdzilla, Desertgeek, Pico, Ishkur, TheManofPa
 
2021-07-25 5:56:15 PM  
A giant gundam has appeared in the triathlon
 
2021-07-25 5:56:21 PM  
Wow Tokyo has a giang gundam statue.
 
2021-07-25 5:56:28 PM  
The inclusion of a Mecha fight is new for this Olympics.
 
2021-07-25 5:58:09 PM  
Wow.  This is my first time really watching a Triathlon.  I did NOT realize there were HAIRPIN CURVES
 
2021-07-25 6:00:29 PM  
Lead group needs to help each other more.
Schmoburg is my pick
 
2021-07-25 6:02:10 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: The inclusion of a Mecha fight is new for this Olympics.


I would actually pay extra to see that.

Also, Hello there!
 
2021-07-25 6:03:04 PM  
Round 2 with gundam.
 
2021-07-25 6:04:19 PM  

BadCosmonaut: Round 2 with gundam.


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2021-07-25 6:04:42 PM  
No crowds for triathlon. :-(. Thought maybe since road race had fans.
 
2021-07-25 6:05:07 PM  
Just in case you don't know, as I didn't:

1500 Meter Swim
40K Bike Ride
10K Run
 
2021-07-25 6:06:27 PM  

BadCosmonaut: No crowds for triathlon. :-(. Thought maybe since road race had fans.


There's a few people around, but it is Monday over there so there was no way we'd see what the cycling road race saw.
 
2021-07-25 6:06:29 PM  

geom_00: cameroncrazy1984: The inclusion of a Mecha fight is new for this Olympics.

I would actually pay extra to see that.

Also, Hello there!


Me too. Hello!
 
2021-07-25 6:06:56 PM  

geom_00: Just in case you don't know, as I didn't:

1500 Meter Swim
40K Bike Ride
10K Run


More of a sprint triathlon.
 
2021-07-25 6:07:05 PM  

desertgeek: BadCosmonaut: No crowds for triathlon. :-(. Thought maybe since road race had fans.

There's a few people around, but it is Monday over there so there was no way we'd see what the cycling road race saw.


Ya just saw them. Which is nice.
 
2021-07-25 6:07:49 PM  

desertgeek: BadCosmonaut: No crowds for triathlon. :-(. Thought maybe since road race had fans.

There's a few people around, but it is Monday over there so there was no way we'd see what the cycling road race saw.


That is something I always wondered about...and I guess I'll find out in 7 years...how does the host city balance the Olympics AND the working professionals?
 
2021-07-25 6:09:04 PM  
The waves look a little better for the women, then for the men yesterday in surfing
 
2021-07-25 6:10:04 PM  

geom_00: Wow.  This is my first time really watching a Triathlon.  I did NOT realize there were HAIRPIN CURVES


Been a fan of triathlon for years. It should've been an Olympic sport a century ago. It's such an incredible test of fitness, stamina, and will.

Friend of mine is a photographer for the annual Ironman Trianthlon in Hawaii. The Ironman is a super triathlon, only for the hardiest of the hardy. It's a 2.5 mile swim, a 100 mile bike and a regular 27 mile marathon. Just finishing it is an achievement in itself.

/regular triathlon like what we're watching right now is a 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run
 
2021-07-25 6:10:26 PM  

geom_00: desertgeek: BadCosmonaut: No crowds for triathlon. :-(. Thought maybe since road race had fans.

There's a few people around, but it is Monday over there so there was no way we'd see what the cycling road race saw.

That is something I always wondered about...and I guess I'll find out in 7 years...how does the host city balance the Olympics AND the working professionals?


If it is anything like 84, lots of people will take vacations.
With what we can do now, work from home the month of the Olympics and ParaOlympics.
 
2021-07-25 6:11:34 PM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: If it is anything like 84, lots of people will take vacations.


I plan on taking a vacation too...and going to as many of the events as HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
 
2021-07-25 6:12:08 PM  
Ferris wheel looks nice.
 
2021-07-25 6:13:11 PM  

geom_00: Chimpy McSquirrel: If it is anything like 84, lots of people will take vacations.

I plan on taking a vacation too...and going to as many of the events as HUMANLY POSSIBLE.


Which olympics?
 
2021-07-25 6:15:52 PM  

BadCosmonaut: geom_00: Chimpy McSquirrel: If it is anything like 84, lots of people will take vacations.

I plan on taking a vacation too...and going to as many of the events as HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

Which olympics?


2028 -- LA

When I moved out here (Inland Empire) I told Future Mrs. Geom_00 that we WOULD be staying until at LEAST September 2028.  It has always been a bucket list item of mine to go to the Olympics.
 
2021-07-25 6:17:01 PM  

geom_00: BadCosmonaut: geom_00: Chimpy McSquirrel: If it is anything like 84, lots of people will take vacations.

I plan on taking a vacation too...and going to as many of the events as HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

Which olympics?

2028 -- LA

When I moved out here (Inland Empire) I told Future Mrs. Geom_00 that we WOULD be staying until at LEAST September 2028.  It has always been a bucket list item of mine to go to the Olympics.


That can be spendy. Any particular events?
 
2021-07-25 6:17:01 PM  

geom_00: I told Future Mrs. Geom_00 that we WOULD be staying until at LEAST September 2028


I should also say this was in a very playful tone...she knew I was joking
 
2021-07-25 6:17:43 PM  
Chase group has caught them. Gundam has been the real equalizer here.
 
2021-07-25 6:18:57 PM  

geom_00: desertgeek: BadCosmonaut: No crowds for triathlon. :-(. Thought maybe since road race had fans.

There's a few people around, but it is Monday over there so there was no way we'd see what the cycling road race saw.

That is something I always wondered about...and I guess I'll find out in 7 years...how does the host city balance the Olympics AND the working professionals?


So we have to ask what events need public roads as part of their venues. From what I can figure, these are it:

- Cycling road races (but that's always the opening weekend)
- Cycling time trial (but not nearly as much as the road races, but it's traditionally a midweek event)
- Triathlon (but that can be easily condensed as we see here)
- Marathon running (but there's ways to condense that and it's usually on weekends)
- Race walking (but you can keep that to a park or maybe something like the campus of USC or UCLA, for LA 2028)

I'm 99% sure that's it. So the bigger issue will be the increased traffic (as if LA could absorb more traffic) and not the events needing the roads.
 
2021-07-25 6:19:42 PM  

geom_00: BadCosmonaut: geom_00: Chimpy McSquirrel: If it is anything like 84, lots of people will take vacations.

I plan on taking a vacation too...and going to as many of the events as HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

Which olympics?

2028 -- LA

When I moved out here (Inland Empire) I told Future Mrs. Geom_00 that we WOULD be staying until at LEAST September 2028.  It has always been a bucket list item of mine to go to the Olympics.


Went to Vancouver. Gold medal events were almost impossible to see. But early events were way easier than I thought. They were giving away tickets to many of them.
 
2021-07-25 6:19:53 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: Any particular events?


Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Archery, Rowing, Fencing, Shooting, Canoe/Kayak, Rugby, and HOPEFULLY some Track and Field.  I LOVE the Olympics, but I am a fan of things you don't see NBC showcase in Primetime
 
2021-07-25 6:20:53 PM  

geom_00: That is something I always wondered about...and I guess I'll find out in 7 years...how does the host city balance the Olympics AND the working professionals?


It doesn't.

Everyone complains, especially the traffic and transit congestion. People who aren't interested in sports will protest, with demands that the money be spent on affordable housing or healthcare instead. And others will simply complain that the Games are just an elitist perk for the uber-rich on the working class dime, and still others complain about the noise or any sort of disruption to their accustomed lifestyle.

But that's only my experience living in Vancouver, a city of NIMBYs. And NIMBYs complain about everything.

And then when the host country wins the most coveted medal the streets look like this and everyone forgets how upset they were the whole two weeks and eventually concede that it was all worth it after all.

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Fun fact: I am in this photo somewhere, drunk and crowdsurfing. I'm the guy wearing the Team Canada hockey sweater.
 
2021-07-25 6:21:09 PM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: geom_00: desertgeek: BadCosmonaut: No crowds for triathlon. :-(. Thought maybe since road race had fans.

There's a few people around, but it is Monday over there so there was no way we'd see what the cycling road race saw.

That is something I always wondered about...and I guess I'll find out in 7 years...how does the host city balance the Olympics AND the working professionals?

If it is anything like 84, lots of people will take vacations.
With what we can do now, work from home the month of the Olympics and ParaOlympics.


We also had massive carpooling efforts and widened/extended several freeways. We basically over prepared traffic-wise, and the wealthy colleges (UCLA, USC, Pepperdine) upgraded/built new facilities.
 
2021-07-25 6:21:30 PM  

desertgeek: increased traffic (as if LA could absorb more traffic)


As someone who is STILL getting used to LA traffic, two years later...KILL ME NOW
 
2021-07-25 6:22:04 PM  

desertgeek: geom_00: desertgeek: BadCosmonaut: No crowds for triathlon. :-(. Thought maybe since road race had fans.

There's a few people around, but it is Monday over there so there was no way we'd see what the cycling road race saw.

That is something I always wondered about...and I guess I'll find out in 7 years...how does the host city balance the Olympics AND the working professionals?

So we have to ask what events need public roads as part of their venues. From what I can figure, these are it:

- Cycling road races (but that's always the opening weekend)
- Cycling time trial (but not nearly as much as the road races, but it's traditionally a midweek event)
- Triathlon (but that can be easily condensed as we see here)
- Marathon running (but there's ways to condense that and it's usually on weekends)
- Race walking (but you can keep that to a park or maybe something like the campus of USC or UCLA, for LA 2028)

I'm 99% sure that's it. So the bigger issue will be the increased traffic (as if LA could absorb more traffic) and not the events needing the roads.


Most difficult thing is moving athletes and fans around the city. No private cars and only buses and metro is the real answer. Olympic village at UCLA?
 
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