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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:19 pm

Google says whoever loses the toss picks color.

Sweden probably did it to piss people off.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:21 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Sweden probably did it to piss people off.


Thats what I was getting at. They succeeded...in losing one viewer.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby PghSkins on Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:49 pm

Watching womens figure skating does not do anything but make me feel like a dirty old man.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:51 pm

If it makes you feel better, Carolina Kostner is 27.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:51 pm

PghSkins wrote:Watching womens figure skating does not do anything but make me feel like a dirty old man.


There's definitely a fair degree of sexualization in this event
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:54 pm

BTW, what a corrupt event figure skating is (talking about the judges today):

One was a Ukrainian named Yuri Balkov, who was suspended for a year when he was caught on tape trying to fix the 1998 Olympic ice dancing competition in Nagano.

(As an aside, if something like that gets you suspended for a year, what do you have to do to get two?)

Another judge is Alla Shekhovtseva, who is married to the general director of the Russian skating federation. You can’t even make that up. That’s not just fishy, folks. It’s the entire aquarium.

And this is the new-and-improved system, revamped after the infamous vote-trading scandal marred the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and made a French skating judge late-night monologue material for weeks. The IOC had to give two pairs teams gold medals after that.

The changes were supposed to make the scoring more objective and less susceptible to corruption. But the sport still reeks with conflicts of interest and national biases.

There is no way the judges weren’t influenced by the adoring crowd last night when Sotnikova skated. They might as well have used an applause meter to determine the outcome, and since the scores are anonymous, we’ll never have a real accounting of what happened.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby PghSkins on Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:59 pm

Don Cherry is Gracie Gold's coach?
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby meecrofilm on Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:27 am

I get that the girl who won was the more impressive jumper, but I still thought Yuna Kim had the better short and long program.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:28 am

Yuna Kim deserved the gold.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby eddysnake on Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:38 am

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby dodint on Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:39 am

mmm, cookie.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby penny lane on Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:52 am

Loved hearing Bolero from the Italian skater! Who doesn't get revved up! ;)
Julia Lipnitskaia captured my heart. Her pixie face with bulldog mentality, ballet dancer in skates. I hope she has family support & wise coaching for her bright future.

The gold medal winner had the highest degree of difficulty in her freeskate. With Yuna Kim not having much of a lead in points, opened for a great and fall free program from the winner. I was more impressed in hearing about Kim's off ice charitable ways.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Factorial on Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:22 pm

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby count2infinity on Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:51 pm

I'd like to see a # of medals vs average national latitude or average temperature.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:52 pm

norway has a great combination of snow and rich people
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Eismann on Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:00 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:norway has a great combination of snow and rich people


Nor way!

Way!

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:04 pm

Hi. Im in Delware
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby blackjack68 on Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:09 pm

Why?
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:03 pm

Eismann wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:norway has a great combination of snow and rich people


Nor way!

Way!

Spoiler:
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USA hockey is their "Pain Cave" right now.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Eismann on Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:10 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:
Eismann wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:norway has a great combination of snow and rich people


Nor way!

Way!

Spoiler:
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USA hockey is their "Pain Cave" right now.


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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby llipgh2 on Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:22 pm

NBC showing a story about the rebirth of Lokomotiv. Amazing.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby columbia on Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:14 pm

re: biathalon

I haven't shot a gun since I was about 12, but I do remember it being pretty hard to hit a target.
I just don't know how they could be breathing that heavily - for obvious reasons - and still control their shooting so well.

It never ceases to impress me.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:26 pm

Eismann wrote:
Lt. Dish wrote:
Eismann wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:norway has a great combination of snow and rich people


Nor way!

Way!

Spoiler:
Image


USA hockey is their "Pain Cave" right now.


Image


They didn't call it pretty, because it wasn't pretty.
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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Tomas on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:00 pm

Russians do have a sense of humor (closing ceremonies related)

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Re: XXII Olympic Winter Games

Postby Idoit40fans on Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:08 pm

Do they have events after the closing ceremonies too?
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