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Posted: 2/10/2006 5:42:46 PM EDT
does anyone know if they televise the olympic winter biathalon competition? i think this sport kicks ass and would love to watch it (and maybe pick it up someday) but i've never seen it televised during the winter olympics.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:50:14 PM EDT
I've seen it before. It's usually a filler while some other event is on break. never seen it on for more than 5 or 10 minutes.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:53:02 PM EDT
I remember seeing it televised during the last olympics. www.nbcolympics.com has listings localized for your local affiliate/cable/satelite provider.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:53:32 PM EDT
I think they spent 1 minute of airtime talking about it on the news this morning... I was shocked!!!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:02:42 PM EDT
If you want to see it, you usually have to be a nightowl or program a recorder.

SRM
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:10:40 PM EDT
I like the Canadian Broadcast Companys (cbc) coverage. The seem to cover all the sports not just the popular ones like NBC. Being in New york you should be able to pick it up.
I just looked and it looks like most days they are covering it.

www.cbc.ca/olympics/broadcastschedules/


I guess Biathalon is Finlins National sport.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:18:36 PM EDT

The two BEST sports to watch are biathlon and curling. I hope some coverage does get through.



Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:23:16 PM EDT
I remember back in '96 I was all pumped-up when mountain biking became an Olympic sport. I think I saw about 8 seconds of coverage
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:48:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
The two BEST sports to watch are biathlon and curling. I hope some coverage does get through.






Curling is on CBC every weekend. Curling looks like a game you play when your drunk like Horseshoes. At least you can keep the beer on the ice to keep it cold.

But yeah it seems like they what to show the same crap ass sports all the time. I hate Figure skating.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:48:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
The two BEST sports to watch are biathlon and curling. I hope some coverage does get through.






Curling is on CBC every weekend. Curling looks like a game you play when your drunk like Horseshoes. At least you can keep the beer on the ice to keep it cold.




Really?

Man, I wish I had CBC here

Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:50:16 PM EDT
biathalon is a really excellent sport. they say that you don't know how well you can "really" shoot until you try it. supposedly even excellent shooters go to shit when they're breathing heavy and tired as hell from the skiing.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:53:44 PM EDT
I saw the Biathlon in Salt Lake 02, let me tell you... those mother fuckers are specimens up close, serious athletes.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:54:57 PM EDT
Here's a schedule I received. Ski Fast, Shoot Straight!

A Biathlon Fan's TV Guide
to World Cups and the Olympic Games

Biathlon World Cups and the Olympic Winter Games will be shown on TV in the USA in record volume this winter, 23 hours of television coverage is planned between February 9th and March 23rd. The two Olympic Pursuits and the two Olympic Mass Start competitions will be broadcast in prime time on NBC and all six of the other competitions will be show LIVE on the USA Network! This is a historic level of coverage biathlon - four hours of prime time on NBC and eleven hours of LIVE biathlon from the Olympic Games. Visit NBC's Biathlon Site | Printer Friendly Page Format

In addition to the Olympic coverage, World Cups will be shown each Thursday at 5:00 PM eastern on OLN starting February 9th. This project made possible in cooperation with the IBU and the European Broadcast Union as well as the US Biathlon Association and Kent Gordis Productions.
Network
Time - Eastern & Pacific Event
OLN
9 Feb - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm World Cup 1
Ostersund
USA
11 Feb - 7:00 am to 9:00 am Olympic Games
Individual, Men - LIVE
USA
13 Feb - 6:00 am to 8:00 am Olympic Games
Individual, Women - LIVE
USA
14 Feb - 7:30 am to 9:00 am Olympic Games
Sprint, Men - LIVE
USA
16 Feb - 6:00 am to 7:30 am Olympic Games
Sprint, Women - LIVE
OLN
16 Feb - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

World Cup 2
Hochfilzen

NBC
18 Feb - Noon to 6:00 pm Olympic Games
Pursuit, Men
NBC
18 - 19 Feb Midnight - 1:00 am Olympic Games
Pursuit, Women
USA
21 Feb - 6:00 am to 8:00 am Olympic Games
Relay, Men - LIVE
USA
23 Feb - 6:00 am to 8:00 am Olympic Games
Relay, Women - LIVE
OLN
23 Feb - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm World Cup 2
Hochfilzen
NBC
25 Feb - 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Olympic Games
Mass Start, Women
NBC
25 Feb - 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm Olympic Games
Mass Start, Men
OLN
2 Mar - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm World Cup 4
Oberhof
OLN
9 Mar - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm World Cup 5
Ruhpolding
OLN
15 Mar - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm World Cup 6
Antholz
OLN
16 Mar - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm World Cup
TBA
OLN
23 Mar - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm World Cup
TBA

Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:12:21 PM EDT
CNBC or one of the other channels was running it late LATE at night/early morning last Winter Olys... There was actually an article about how many viewers it got, considering the odd hour is was one. I watched it for hours last go around.

I thought it was fucking AWSOME !
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:15:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
CNBC or one of the other channels was running it late LATE at night/early morning last Winter Olys... There was actually an article about how many viewers it got, considering the odd hour is was one. I watched it for hours last go around.

I thought it was fucking AWSOME !



I work midnights my biggest cmplaint is the bull shit on late night TV.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:29:47 PM EDT
Yeah, they'll show it.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 7:09:30 AM EDT
Skiing and shooting, what's not to like?



It'd be even more interesting if they combined alpine with biathlon mass-start.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 7:12:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2006 7:14:19 AM EDT by CS223]
Recorded it, was on USA network at 7am this morning.

ETS. I love Olympic shooting sports, esp. the summer games, hope I'll get to record them with Dish Network.
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