Where can I watch the Weightlifting competitions in the Olympics?

  • UncleverName

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    Aug 13, 2008 10:29 PM GMT
    I haven't seen them on the three channels that carry the Olympics here in Vancouver (CBC, NBC, and CBS, I think). I've been told that they've been on the French CBC, but I haven't seen them yet.

    Anyone else know of where I can watch them?
    Are they being posted on Youtube?
    I checked a day or two ago, and didn't see anything.
    Apparently accidents are making it onto Youtube though.
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    Aug 13, 2008 11:24 PM GMT
    After reading all the gushing comments about the opening ceremony, I downloaded it with BitTorrent. Mininova shows a fair amount of Olympic coverage being uploaded:

    http://www.mininova.org/search/?search=olympics

    If you're not familiar with BitTorrent and don't have a BitTorrent client installed, this may be more hassle than it's worth for you.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Aug 13, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    NBC.com has quite a bit of video posted.

    http://www.nbcolympics.com/weightlifting/index.html

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    Aug 14, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
    Radio-Canada, the "french CBC" has indeed been airing the weightlifting competitions. I caught some of the action on Monday and Tuesday, at the Chinese Cultural Centre of all places, and caught some of the highlights this afternoon.

    Isn't Radio-Canada broadcast coast-to-coast?
  • EricLA

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    Aug 14, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    Just do NOT watch the coverage about today's Hungarian weightlifter who blew out his elbow while lifting today, causing his arm to bend the wrong way. I've seen the pics. I've read the news story. I can't watch the video.
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    Aug 14, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    China.
  • auryn

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    Aug 14, 2008 3:30 AM GMT
    Yeah, do not click on this url... they show it, like, 5 times.

    Janos Baranyai Photos & Video: Hungarian Weightlifter Turns Elbow Inside Out (GRAPHIC)

    and the guy is totally hot too. I don't know if he'd be able to go back into weightlifting.