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Winter Olympics

Postby Bend it like Repka on Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:48 pm

No thread? It's started!

Already a big blow for team GB with Katie Ormerod breaking her ankle in training.

Really hoping Ellie Christie finds redemption this time around by getting a gold.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby east_ham on Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:27 pm

Really enjoyed the snowboarding , some of the 'air' they get (see I'm down with the kids) was amazing.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Rocket on Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:09 am

The Winter Olympics are great. I don't have a clue what's going on but it all looks amazing, dangerous and terrifying.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Bend it like Repka on Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:35 pm

The tricks that were stomped on slopestyle were immense.

Those kickers are huge and the landings are bullet proof ice. To see things such as Double Cork 1260s just landed so easy is a thing of beauty.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Bend it like Repka on Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Best name I've seen so far

Semen Pavlichenko.

https://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-201 ... chenko.htm

Snigger. :thup:
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Thedogsbilic on Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 pm

Just watched Felix Loch the Olympic champion lose the luge on his last run, one mistake in that sport can be crucial, good watch though.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Slacking student on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:11 pm

Elise Christie coming up in the 500m speed skating final - really want her to win this
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby wolf359 on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:15 pm

no medal for Christie in the speed skating 500m. Fell again whilst in 3/4th
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Slacking student on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:27 pm

BBC just did an interview with Elise Christie, that was hard to watch. Hope she wins the next 2 events
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Rocket on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:59 pm

Poor girl. Devastating. Fingers crossed for her other events.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby sendô on Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:07 pm

Yea she was robbed there, the dutch girl clearly kicked her hand away.

I've watched a lot of the snowboarding which is very entertaining, particularly the womens one that they weirdly did in high winds where something like 3/4 of the competitors fell over on at least one jump.

In other news, Australia currently have one more medal than us. How is that possible? Have they ever even had snow there?
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby ironstu on Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:33 pm

They've actually got quite a few ski resorts in Australia, more so than here I imagine!

Also, they get over to New Zealand a lot, some good snow over there.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Mayday on Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:20 am

Sean White is something else.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Whitters on Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:20 pm

Mayday wrote:Sean White is something else.


Yes, that final run, under pressure, was out of this world
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:22 pm

Mayday wrote:Sean White is something else.


He ought to concentrate on trying to make the US Olympic Skateboarding team in 2020. At 35, he may be past his best, but he's still an X-Games gold medallist and has the ability to pull off the hardest tricks in competition conditions.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby pablo jaye on Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:48 am

sendô wrote:In other news, Australia currently have one more medal than us. How is that possible? Have they ever even had snow there?


I was in the Blue Mountains a couple of years ago and blizzards closed a number of roads and having travelled expecting warm weather, the family and I ended up wearing about seven layers of clothing to keep warm. Only about an hour from Sydney, you can spend the morning skiiing and go surfing after lunch.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby sendô on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:51 am

pablo jaye wrote:Only about an hour from Sydney, you can spend the morning skiiing and go surfing after lunch.

Surely then this is the greatest place on earth? Why do more people not know? And more specifically what crimes do I need to commit to get in?
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby ludo22 on Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:26 pm

I love curling.Eve Muirhead is a sort.
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby Bend it like Repka on Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:55 am

Well done Dom Parsons. We have a medal.

Pretty dramatic last runs in the luge. :scarfer:
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Re: Winter Olympics

Postby pablo jaye on Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:56 pm

pablo jaye wrote:Only about an hour from Sydney, you can spend the morning skiiing and go surfing after lunch.


sendô wrote:Surely then this is the greatest place on earth? Why do more people not know? And more specifically what crimes do I need to commit to get in?


Probably the following;-
- drink lager that would ordinarily pass as piss elsewhere in the world
- commit crimes against fashion like wearing acid denim
- make your voice go up at the end of every sentence so it sounds like a question

love you Aussies really!!
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