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    Quote Originally Posted by AragornElessar View Post
    Sigh...Those pesky commercials.

    I have no computer in the Rec Room and I was watching *this* Medal Ceremony in HD!! So I only had Kyle to go by, but good to know he was right, but he's proven himself to be excellent so far these Games, so...

    Rod was saying our First Gold in Beijing came on Day 8 w/Carol Huyh's Gold Medal and here we are in London and our First Gold? Day 8.

    Little eerie that.
    At least this time we already have 7 other medals.

    Kyle has been fantastic here! Love his explanations and he's doing his best to curb Rod who unfortunately sometimes can't help himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minuet View Post
    he's doing his best to curb Rod who unfortunately sometimes can't help himself.

    No easy task there. He must be exhausted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AragornElessar View Post
    Thank Kyle Shewfelt for the explaination too because he was the one who explained it.
    Kyle really is awesome. I was thinking while the Chinese gymnasts were up how fair he was being and pointing out the good things about their form, rather than just being rah rah Canada.

    And yay Rosie!

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    Totally enjoyed watching that trampoline comp.. yeah for Canada 1st and 4th.. good job! Nice story about the gold medalist with her grandfather being her inspiration and he qualified for the Olympics in the 40's but had to go to war instead..
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    The wonderful thing? Seems pretty obvious now. Congrats Rosy!

    And yes, please please let CBC hire Kyle for Rio. I know he jinxed Aly but otherwise no complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norlite View Post
    No easy task there. He must be exhausted.
    Yeah Rosie!

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    Love the leos - those are all proper oly uniforms.

    Way to go, Rosie!
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    I read that this was Canada's first gold of the Games? How awesome that it was in trampoline! Gymnastics represent!

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    Great job Canada: And I have to say that the trampoline looks difficult but it also looks like a blast when they are flying so high.

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    Great CTV...Just great...I finally got the tears stopped from watching Rosie run to her Family after everything and now they're showing her Difference Makers piece about her Gramps and...

    Yeah.

    He w/out a doubt had the best seat in the house to watch this happen.

    Oh and she got started by tagging along to her siblings Trampoline lessons. How many times have we heard that story come out of a Male Figure Skater's mouth over the years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara View Post
    And yes, please please let CBC hire Kyle for Rio. I know he jinxed Aly but otherwise no complaints.
    This. And he even felt bad about jinxing Raisman, unlike most of the US and Canadian figure skating commentators, who I think have a drinking game each time one of them says, "Perfect so far" and then there's a splat (because that would explain 1/2 of what comes out of their mouths.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AragornElessar View Post
    Great CTV...Just great...I finally got the tears stopped from watching Rosie run to her Family after everything and now they're showing her Difference Makers piece about her Gramps and...
    Oh, I've seen that Difference Makers piece three times and it makes me tear up every time. It's a touching story and whoever did the music for the background did an incredible job. Add that to the loss of my own grandpa in the last year and I'm a blubbery mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lara View Post
    And yes, please please let CBC hire Kyle for Rio. I know he jinxed Aly but otherwise no complaints.
    Kyle's worked for CBC in the past, so I'm sure they will hire him - probably will be him with Lori Strong-Ballard and Scott Russell, which was the combo CBC used at Worlds this past year. I like Lori, and Scott's actually pretty good at gymnastics (he's been covering it since at least 1994), so that's all good with me.

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    Scott will likely be one of the anchors in the studio rather than out at a sport as he was for Beijing...we're more likely getting someone like Brenda Irving (shudder)

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    Congrats on the first gold for Canada!
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    Erin, I know what you mean about Rosie's Difference Makers piece, as it happens to me too.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa.

    Is this is for Trampoline, because I seem to remember Synchro Doubles from other Games, but not too sure about that either. Anyone know?

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    Mr. Fridge Break wants to know if Dong Dong's sibling is named Ding.

    I didn't have the heart to tell him that Chinese surnames are said first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AragornElessar View Post

    Is this is for Trampoline, because I seem to remember Synchro Doubles from other Games, but not too sure about that either. Anyone know?
    They do synchro at the world championships, but not at the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge_Break View Post
    Mr. Fridge Break wants to know if Dong Dong's sibling is named Ding.

    I didn't have the heart to tell him that Chinese surnames are said first.
    Maybe he will be like the guy in 16 candles. Oh wait, that was a different last name, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge_Break View Post
    Mr. Fridge Break wants to know if Dong Dong's sibling is named Ding.

    I didn't have the heart to tell him that Chinese surnames are said first.
    Well Dong Ding isn't too bad.
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