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Post by Art Morte on Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:04 pm

Anyone going to be paying any attention to them? Starts this Friday.

Judging by the number of replies to this thread the answer is 'no', lol:
http://www.goallegacy.net/t33814-winter-sports
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Post by dmize on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:43 pm

I might watch an event here or there.

Sochi is looking like a disaster though already...

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/04/journalists-at-sochi-are-live-tweeting-their-hilarious-and-gross-hotel-experiences/

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Post by RedOranje on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:51 pm

@Art Morte wrote:Anyone going to be paying any attention to them? Starts this Friday.

Judging by the number of replies to this thread the answer is 'no', lol:
http://www.goallegacy.net/t33814-winter-sports

What do you want to talk about? The poisonous water, unfinished hotels (some without furniture or electricity), or rampant hacking of any and all electronic devices?

Or maybe the fact that Russia also has a World Cup in 4 years and change...

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Post by RealGunner on Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:06 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2552200/Welcome-Sochi-Journalists-horror-finding-hotels-awash-stray-dogs-brown-water-bugs-no-lightbulbs-days-ahead-Games.html
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Post by Don't call me James on Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:34 am

lmao this is going to be fun. The whole country is a joke.

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Post by B-Mac on Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:26 am

will absolutely be watching, 3 Canadians in the snowboarding slopestyle finals

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and of course the Hockey tournament, we should win....but Russians on home ice will either be really motivated or choke under the pressure.
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Post by CBarca on Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:18 pm

Team USA let's goooo :bow:

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Post by B-Mac on Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:09 pm

Canada takes Bronze in Snowboarding Slopestlye and Gold and Silver in Women`s Moguls :bow:
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Post by M99 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:03 am

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Post by Thimmy on Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:42 pm

@B-Mac wrote:will absolutely be watching, 3 Canadians in the snowboarding slopestyle finals

:bow:

and of course the Hockey tournament, we should win....but Russians on home ice will either be really motivated or choke under the pressure.

I think the Norwegian guy (don't remember his name) deserved to win it. I have absolutely no idea what tipped it in Sage's favor... he should've been third, in my opinion. The Canadian and the Norwegian were both better than him.

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Post by B-Mac on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:56 am

@Thimmy wrote:
@B-Mac wrote:will absolutely be watching, 3 Canadians in the snowboarding slopestyle finals

:bow:

and of course the Hockey tournament, we should win....but Russians on home ice will either be really motivated or choke under the pressure.

I think the Norwegian guy (don't remember his name) deserved to win it. I have absolutely no idea what tipped it in Sage's favor... he should've been third, in my opinion. The Canadian and the Norwegian were both better than him.

McMorris (Canadian) had a more difficult run, but was apparently not scored as high because he did a triple cork one of the hardest tricks but because many guys try to do it the judges didn't think it was as creative as Sage's who didn't do a triple cork and did a technically less difficult run because of it.

the judging was very questionable to all those involved as the judges are not the judges that are used all year round on the pro tours that these guys ride on.

on a side note, McMorris who was the gold Medal favourite did his run with a broken rib that he broke just 2 weeks ago at the X Games and still managed a Bronze Medal, very proud of him
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Post by Robespierre on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:13 am

Armin Zoeggeler there is only one Armin Zoeggeler
40 years and 6th Olympic medal for the Italian luger
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Post by Don't call me James on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:24 am

Plushenko ffs Proud

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Post by VendettaRed07 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:23 am

Hockey shall be the highlight. USA USA USA!!

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Post by B-Mac on Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:04 am

@VendettaRed07 wrote:Hockey shall be the highlight. USA USA USA!!

never seen someone so excited for Bronze Proud

1. Canada
2. Russia
3. USA
4. Sweden
5. Finland

injuries have really hurt the fins and swedes, that is my prediction how they will place
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Post by Art Morte on Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:04 am

Yeah, our team isn't looking good this time around. Too many 'past it' veterans, a handful of promising youngsters, some plain average guys and only a few players whom you could expect to make a difference against the top sides. Hopefully Rask will shine in goal, though, he's from my hometown and the same part of it, too, I used to play with him occasionally as a kid at our local ice rink, he was outstanding already back then.

As long as Sweden don't win the thing I'm fine, preferably not Russia, either.
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Post by B-Mac on Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:59 pm

Canada wins 1500m short track speed skating gold

and Gold and Silver in Men's Moguls :bow: Kings and Queens of Moguls with Gold and Silver in Men and Womens

tied for first with 7 medals Proud

3 Gold
3 Silver
1 Bronze
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Post by Thimmy on Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:42 pm

@B-Mac wrote:
@Thimmy wrote:
@B-Mac wrote:will absolutely be watching, 3 Canadians in the snowboarding slopestyle finals

:bow:

and of course the Hockey tournament, we should win....but Russians on home ice will either be really motivated or choke under the pressure.

I think the Norwegian guy (don't remember his name) deserved to win it. I have absolutely no idea what tipped it in Sage's favor... he should've been third, in my opinion. The Canadian and the Norwegian were both better than him.

McMorris (Canadian) had a more difficult run, but was apparently not scored as high because he did a triple cork one of the hardest tricks but because many guys try to do it the judges didn't think it was as creative as Sage's who didn't do a triple cork and did a technically less difficult run because of it.

the judging was very questionable to all those involved as the judges are not the judges that are used all year round on the pro tours that these guys ride on.

on a side note, McMorris who was the gold Medal favourite did his run with a broken rib that he broke just 2 weeks ago at the X Games and still managed a Bronze Medal, very proud of him

Sandbech (Norwegian) is a great rider, but I was really shocked when he pulled back-to-back Front 14 and Back Triple... like, wtf? Razz Even with the absence of Shaun White and Torstein Horgmo (most consistent rider from team NOR), the top 3 really set a high standard in this competition. I don't think anyone expected Sandbech to place among the top 3, but he really stepped his game up after Horgmo got injured, and in my opinion, he deserved to win it.


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I also followed snowboard slopestyle for women and judging by the Norwegian rider, Silje Norendal's form prior to the start of the competition, I was pretty confident that she'd place among the top 3. However, she placed second to last after a pretty disappointing performance and she now claims that she struggled psychologically Sad I hope she'll do better in the future, she's amazingly talented.

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Post by CBarca on Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:49 am

Is that her? She's hot, too. If not scantily clad.

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Post by Thimmy on Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:28 am

@CBarca wrote:Is that her? She's hot, too. If not scantily clad.

Yeah, that's her. I used see her quite often, back when I still had interest in snowboarding. She lives in the neighbouring city of Kongsberg, and that's where me and my friends used to go skiing/snowboarding. I was about 17 at the time, and she looked like she hadn't even entered her teens yet Razz I got interested in the women's slope-style competition when I found out that she was competing in it. It was pretty odd seeing her all grown up and competing in the olympics, when my only memory of her was this tiny brat that always occupied one of the ski-lifts. Kind of makes me feel old Razz

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Post by rwo power on Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:17 pm

Oh, there's a thread for the Olympics ^^

Well, I'm, sure watching. Winter sports are pretty big here in Germany after all. Just watched the luge relay. Good job by the luge team! They got more than half of the gold medals  and half of the medals of the German team in general so far XD

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Post by ProXima on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:10 pm

Noriaki Kasai is a *bleep* emperor of ski jumping. I love him. But two Kamil Stoch gold medals is nicely too.

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Post by rwo power on Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:22 pm

Indeed. I saw Kasai-sensei win the silver, too. So unbelievably fantastic! :bow:

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Post by ProXima on Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:03 am

I hope that Japan in team competition will crush rivals and Noriaki will gain desire gold medal.

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Post by Thimmy on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:53 am

It's probably been Norway's most disappointing overall performance in the winter olympics, that I've witnessed in my lifetime :PGood thing I'm not a huge fan of any of these sports or athletes. I think snowboarding is the only winter sport I actually care about... oh, and twin-tip skiing.

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