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Ron Judd, an Olympics junkie and Seattle Times columnist who has covered Olympic sports since 1997, will use this space to serve up news and opinion on the Summer and Winter Games -- also inviting you to chime in on Planet Earth's biggest get-together.

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August 17, 2008 10:02 PM

A look back at the first half

Posted by Ron Judd

Before the day slips away -- or some other big story breaks in track and field -- here's today's print column, catching you up on events, and non-events, from the first week.

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Posted by bob

9:57 AM, Aug 18, 2008

You told like it was (even with 3 hour delay). nice job Ron.

Guess What's NBC broadcasting for prime time today? Multiple choice
a) beach volleyball
b) beach volleyball
c) beach volleyball

Tim Daggett slated to replace Bob Costas in 2012 for his "crazy" uninformative not play-by-play action.

Meanwhile, the synchro diving and swimming commentators have been rebuked for providing viewers information about all competitors and performance.
They were told to model themselves after that crazy Tim Dagett who knows how to use the word crazy. From now on, NBC says all commentators must use the adjective crazy before and after ever event. If any other adjective is used they will be severely disciplined.

P.S. Who is the synchro diving commentator. How did NBC manage to pick up a star commentator. I guess there's always a good apple in the rotten bunch of NBC commentators.

Posted by Ben

11:51 AM, Aug 18, 2008

Nice job, could not help LOL on the Shamu analogy, very accurate. People here can watch Channel 99, the CBC, which is mostly live.

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www.aroundtherings.com: Ed and Sheila Hula's Olympic News Service (subscription).
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