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 Post subject: Winter Olympics 2018!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:06 am 
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Thought it was about time to start an Olympic thread. I found a great article on the Olympic venues to get started;
https://www.curbed.com/2018/1/23/16898676/winter-olympics-2018-pyeongchang-south-korea-venues

Also, without Googling, who can name the 4 new events this year?

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:54 pm 
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How very Asian.

In recent months, the stadium has come under criticism because it was built without a roof or heat to save time and money. In November, seven people reportedly suffered hypothermia while attending a concert at the stadium. In order to alleviate the freezing temperatures and cold winds forecasted during the Olympics, officials will provide each spectator at the opening and closing ceremonies with a small blanket, a rain coat, and a heating pad.

Well I'm excited because for the first time in 40 years the US xc ski team has a chance to medal, with the women.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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Like the gift bags @ Award shows!
Nice.

Boarddad I dont/didnt know. And USA isnt in the World Cup either??? Did we boycott or something?

Im already prematurely seething at coverage from the other side of the globe. Its always a nice diversion anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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Will some of it be live since S Korea mornings will overlap with the US a little.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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2NAKLLR wrote:
Like the gift bags @ Award shows!
Nice.

Boarddad I dont/didnt know. And USA isnt in the World Cup either??? Did we boycott or something?

Im already prematurely seething at coverage from the other side of the globe. Its always a nice diversion anyway.


Thread Drift; The US didn't qualify for the World Cup. I think I remember they lost to Jamaica in a game they needed to/were expected to win. Pathetic. I'd digress and rail on the knee-jerk rule changes in the youth game in the name of combating concussions that will assure we never compete for the Cup, but that's for another thread.

If you have DirecTV, channel 624 is your friend. No guess on the new events? I've seen 2 of the 4 by just mindlessly tuning in.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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Its going to hit this Summer.

Ill check 624. Thanks for the tip.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:36 am 
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Mammoth's own Stacey Cook was in a HORRIFIC looking crash in Germany;
https://youtu.be/vwLblaZxRtg
The US Ski team said she was taken off in a stretcher as a precaution, but MAN did that look bad! The netting most definitely saved her life. Here's hoping she's OK and will be in Korea.

Oh yeah, Vonn won again. WOW did she look good!

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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Got that link saved in my favs already! Here's one for cheapski and I and anyone else who is addicted to the ice skating events.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/how-wat ... yeongchang

Sure hope Stacey will be okay and able to get to the Olympics.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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I'm always amused when NBC and Madison Ave. pre selects who it thinks will be the star, then they fail to qualify or they end up in 10th place because some unknown wins. You can tell who they are exalting already by their advertising.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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snowhottie wrote:
I'm always amused when NBC and Madison Ave. pre selects who it thinks will be the star, then they fail to qualify or they end up in 10th place because some unknown wins. You can tell who they are exalting already by their advertising.


Yeah, I know! They won't shut up about the mixed doubles curling. :rock:

(That's one of the new events BTW)

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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I kind of loved it when that figure skater Ashley whatshername missed being on the main Olympic team, by the same rules that placed her on it last time. Then she mouthed off as a sore loser. Meanwhile these ads were running on tv that she had secured endorsements for.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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Here's an interesting video piece from the NY Times on Mikalea Shiffrin - lots of it filmed at Mammoth...
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... kiing.html

and here's a similar piece on Chloe Kim
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... board.html


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:28 pm 
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/ol ... story.html
Cross-country skier Jessie Diggins is ‘sparkly.’ She also is poised to break a long Olympic drought.

Diggins has become the United States’ most recent and promising hope for an Olympic medal in women’s cross-country skiing. No American woman has reached the podium at an Olympics, and her quest to do so will almost certainly begin Saturday in the 7.5x7.5-kilometer skiathlon.

:rock:

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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Nathan Chen, what happened? Ah well thats why the Olympics is so exciting. The faves going in arent necessarily the ones coming out.

I really like seeing events live for once.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics 2018!
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Noones @ the walk ceremony. Its all discolights.


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