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Olympic biking(19 posts)

Olympic bikingCrankist
Feb 22, 2002 6:12 AM
What events are scheduled? Anyone have a website address for this and TV coverage?
Thanks, Mike
road, mtn, tracknFm-
Feb 22, 2002 6:20 AM
none in the winter games I believe (nm)TrekMan
Feb 22, 2002 7:22 AM
never will be eitherbn
Feb 22, 2002 7:30 AM
All winter Olympic sports are competed on either snow or ice, and involve some for of skiing (including snowboarding), skating, or sledding/sliding (bobs, luge, etc.). Curling is the anomaly, but is still played on ice. So bikes need not apply. What, icebike, you say?
Trying to find with little sucess...Crankist
Feb 22, 2002 7:35 AM
...where I stated Winter Olympics.
maybe the reply wasn't directed to youbn
Feb 22, 2002 7:47 AM
My mistake, sorry.Crankist
Feb 22, 2002 7:57 AM
what about Cyclocross? - nmMJ
Feb 22, 2002 7:54 AM
Feb 22, 2002 7:58 AM
snow/ice not a prerequisite for 'cross, plus courses have paved sections... it was almost 60 degrees and sunny at the recent worlds! and next year's is scheduled to be on the coast in Southern Italy.
Feb 22, 2002 8:37 AM
what you're saying is that because cyclocross doesn't have mandatory requirements for snow and ice there is no place for it in the winter olympics?

come on admit that it could be a winter olympic cycling event - you know you want to - go on
still nopebn
Feb 22, 2002 9:21 AM
I suppose it COULD be someday, but it won't happen anytime soon. The only really competitive nations right now are the Belgians and Dutch (for men; Dutch and Americans for women) and even they don't want it in. Ther Germans are lobbying for it, but we'll see now that Hanka has been beaten.

And I really don't want cyclo-cross in the Winter Olympics either.... it would become even more popular and I like it fringe.
jeez, how tough can it be?Jack S
Feb 22, 2002 8:07 AM ---> sports ---> cycling

how can tv coverage be avaliable when the games are still over 2 years away?
jeez, how tough can it be...Crankist
Feb 22, 2002 9:24 AM
to answer a simple question:Olympic biking events and TV coverage?
I know the games are two years away.
I know they're not held in the dead of winter.
However, when I choose my satellite provider I would like to know who's carrying these games, which I consider to be the ultimate in TV entertainment. I cannot find a website for this info., hence my original post (and your question as an answer).
what have you been watching?!Jack S
Feb 22, 2002 9:40 AM
It's NBC fer crying out loud- they own the rights until 2008... and have been touting it for years.

Don't be so helpless, you can do searches on the internet too you know!
Pardon my ignoranceCrankist
Feb 22, 2002 10:11 AM
I thought that there were satellite channels which offered far more coverage, and that perhaps
a helpful cycling enthusiast would know and share this info. in good spirits.
Enjoy your skating show.
Pardon my ignorancescottfree
Feb 22, 2002 10:13 AM
The cable/satellite channels affiliated with NBC show extra stuff. CNBC and MSNBC. All the satellite providers include those in your basic package.
the networks of NBCnm
Feb 22, 2002 10:31 AM
cycling coverage is woefull at best...johan burnt eels
Feb 22, 2002 5:16 PM
actually their coverage of the games sucks anyway. ive watched the games in europe and asia and from that experience i have been very disapointed by the airtime that is given the games in this country.

forget it if the contenders arent from the usa. i understand why but still, covering the fastest , strongest and highest be they from whatever country is my ideal.

No excusesgrzy
Feb 22, 2002 7:11 PM
You want us to operate the remote for you also?

Actually all the rest of us have this information, but we've agreed not to share it with you - that's why you can't find it.

You're totally kidding yourself if you think there's going to any real coverage of cycling. It's right up there with sailing. It would require that Lance continue to win in theTdF without interuption, overcome something devastating like cellulite (everyone gets cancer these days), a major sponsor like Nike splashed him everywhere and that the whole country suddenly got interested in cycling and being a "cycling mom" was cool. It would help if there were judging scandals, back stabbing, and lots of tears. But hey, they show golf so anything is possible.