The Olympics thread (2021)

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The opening ceremony's on, in a slightly eerie empty stadium. Normally this would be a catchall thread for olympics discussion and scandals, but this time the giant elephant in the room is all anyone's talked about for 18 months, so I suppose it'd be nice to focus on the sport and the spectacle. The light show's nice. Anyone else watching?
 

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My favourite part of the night: work out what order the teams are coming out. Is it traditional kana order?
 

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My favourite part of the night: work out what order the teams are coming out. Is it traditional kana order?

Yep, re: the order.

My favourite (and very niche-Australian) part: the ripped-from-Wikipedia and totally bizarre 'informative' snippets about each country c/o Ch7, including the gems:

"...known for all those tall buildings and the camels that run fast"
"...that of course was due to the activities of the khmer rouge regime"
and about Iraq: "...here competing despite all those Iraq-related wars"
 
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I want a book of Country Facts by those guys.

Drone Globe was cool. Naruhito looks like he's having a lot of fun. Surprise Keith Urban! Is the English language announcer the same Australian woman who also does all the announcements on the Shinkansen?
 

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I don't know about the announcer. I'm just here hoping John Coates is bored out of his gourd.

eta: I do enjoy that Nikki Webster is trending on Twitter, as she does every 4 (or 5 in this case) years.
 

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