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Offline Eric28Topic starter

« on: February 14, 2010, 05:01:14 PM »
Scanned the board and didn't see a post about this. (Very possible I did miss it however)

As a huge sports fan I love the Olympics! Anyone else been watching so far?

Can't wait for the mens ice hockey to start!


Offline Eric28Topic starter

Re: Olympics
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 05:08:17 PM »
Kristina Groves just won Canada's second medal. A bronze in the 3000m speed skating :)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2010, 05:21:42 PM by Eric28 »

Offline WhiteyChan

Re: Olympics
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 05:14:10 PM »
Needs more Ultimate to get me interested.

Go GB though!

Offline consortium11

Re: Olympics
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 05:20:04 PM »
Watched the odd bit that's been on TV.

Obviously RIP Nodar Kumaritashvili; my thoughts are with his family and friends.

I always love the speed skating as despite the fact these are elite athletes who have spent years training for this one day, there is nearly always a moment in every race where at least one athlete absolutely stacks it.

Reminds me of Bradbury's "epic" win last time round...

Offline Oniya

Re: Olympics
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 06:25:09 PM »
I mostly watch for the Norwegian drive-bys (biathlon) ;D  I was happy to see that the US finally got a medal in Nordic combined.

Offline Will

Re: Olympics
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 06:31:51 PM »
I don't often get into the Olympics... That said, it actually was pretty thrilling to watch the U.S. take the gold at the last minute in womens' moguls.

Offline Oniya

Re: Olympics
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 06:45:41 PM »
The Chinese pair in the short program just performed to Queen's 'Who Wants To Live Forever'.  The announcer said something about how having such an opportunity so late in their skating career was a miracle.

I turned to Mr. Oniya and said 'No.  It's a kind of magic.'

Offline Oniya

Re: Olympics
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 08:48:10 PM »
Alexandre Bilodeau took gold in men's moguls, making him the first Canadian to win gold in a Canadian-hosted Olympics!

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 05:49:58 PM »
Woohoo! We (Australia) won a gold medal. One gold, one silver. Something very amusing about our sunburned country winning anything at the Winter Olympics.