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Movie: The Bronze

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.
posted by grouse on Feb 10, 2017 - 5 comments

Special Event: Rio 2016 Paralympics -- catchall thread

Want to chatter about the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio? Here's your spot on FanFare for it. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Sep 7, 2016 - 95 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Charter Schools  Season 3, Ep 22

This week....
  • US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (4m) and others trashed a men's restroom, and Lochte flees to us while his collegues are detained.
  • Main story: The downsides of many charter schools (18m): poor planning, profit seeking and corruption.
  • And Now: One Final Second of Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte The Perfectly Encapsulates His Entire Personality, Career and Worldview.
  • Finally, LWT tonight noticed surprising parallels between the campaign of Donald Trump and the book "The Kid Who Ran For President." Part 1 (5m) - Part 2 (5m)
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posted by JHarris on Aug 24, 2016 - 9 comments

Special Event: Rio Olympics 2016 - closing ceremony

That's a wrap!
posted by cortex on Aug 21, 2016 - 65 comments

Special Event: Rio 2016 Olympics - Track and Field

Give me your tracks, your fields, your hurdled masses yearning to etc. If it's Track-and-Fieldy, this is the place to be.
posted by cortex on Aug 12, 2016 - 197 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Journalism  Season 3, Ep 20

This week....
  • A recap of the Olympic opening ceremonies. Part 1 - Part 2 (both 4m)
  • And Now: Newscasters Perv Out Over a Shirtless Olympian in National Dress
  • Main Story: Journalists (19m), and the increasing difficulty that news outlets have staying in business while not compromising their work. With a special guest appearance by Tronc (MeFi)! Finishes with a trailer for "Stoplight," a depressingly realistic take on the plight of a reporter in the 21st century.
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posted by JHarris on Aug 8, 2016 - 8 comments

Special Event: Rio 2016 Olympics - Equestrian

Hay is for "HEY HERE'S THE HORSE STUFF"!
posted by cortex on Aug 7, 2016 - 207 comments

Special Event: Rio 2016 Olympics - Swimming and Diving

Jump in here, for all your swimming and diving discussion needs.
posted by LobsterMitten on Aug 7, 2016 - 125 comments

Special Event: Rio 2016 Olympics - Volleyball

2016 Summer Olympics volleyball discussion, we haz it!
posted by taz on Aug 6, 2016 - 14 comments

Special Event: Rio 2016 Olympics - Gymnastics

Gymnastics, men's and women's, at the Olympics - that's what we're discussing in here.
posted by LobsterMitten on Aug 6, 2016 - 237 comments

Special Event: Rio 2016 Olympics - catchall thread

There's a lot of sports events happening at the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is a thread for talking about any and all of 'em, but particularly those that don't have their own dedicated thread.
posted by cortex on Aug 5, 2016 - 646 comments

Special Event: Rio 2016 Olympics - Opening Ceremony

It's the opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympics!
posted by cortex on Aug 5, 2016 - 492 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Brexit Update, Doping in Sport  Season 3, Ep 17

This week....
  • The UK votes to leave the European Union, and in the wake David Cameron resigns as Prime Minister of the UK. YouTube (5m)
  • And Now: The Things News Anchors Are Scared Of
  • Main Story: Doping in the Olympics, and its creeping ubiquity. LWT provides an inspirational athlete bio that may be more realistic than the usual uplifting sports story. YouTube (21m)
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posted by JHarris on Jun 27, 2016 - 8 comments

Any place for sports on FanFare?

I'd like to consider having Fanfare threads for major sporting events like the World Cup, Olympics, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, etc. [more inside]
posted by skewed on Jun 11, 2015 - 19 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: The Best of AMT 2014

Listeners, thank you so much for contributing your attention, questions and eartime to us this year. What a year it has been! Relisten to the highlights – and lowlights, including such annual delights as the Parade of Melancholy Calls and the blooper reel – in The Best of Answer Me This! 2014. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 22, 2014 - 3 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Columbus Day, Civil Forfeiture  Season 1, Ep 20

This week: Hong Kong protests China's increasingly intrusive control. A roundup of silly candidates for Brazil's upcoming mandatory election. Norway drops out of the running for the 2022 Winter Olympics due to excessive IOC demands, leaving China and Kazakhstan as the sole remaining candidates. How Is This Still A Thing: Columbus Day. Main story: police abuse of civil forfeiture (16m MeFi). Special guest: Jeff Goldblum. Jell Goldblum outtake clips (1m).
posted by JHarris on Oct 7, 2014 - 11 comments

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