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Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S1K @ Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:49 pm

It's all kicking off in the biathlon.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Greg66 @ Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:05 pm

Really enjoying watching this. Even the events I don’t like (Slopestyle, which is just a marked run through the Terrain Park. Except the Terrain Park got fcuking huge and those guys hang in the air forever).

Also as the father of two daughters strangely liking the fact that the studio pundits are female dominated and the laydeez really know their stuff, because they’ve been there, done that. Though someone needs to tone down the use of the massive curling tongs.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:23 am

Come on you lot, wake up!

Men’s moguls yesterday was a-maze-zing. As close to a perfect run from Kingsbury as you’ll ever see.

This morning Elise Christie goes for gold in the short track. And provided her cheating inferiors don’t push her over, or the bent judges don’t DQ her, she’s got a great chance.

But but but ... the dark horses are are two women and one man skeletoneers. They are crucifying the competition in the warm up runs courtesy of British Cycling. The BC Skunkworks division worked up some aero suits for them using the same fabrics as the track riders use. They get pulled out of the cupboard for the games, then put away, just like the best cyclists’ gear. And they are blistering quick!
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Il Duce @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:20 am

Fell asleep on the sofa last night and woke up to Girls half-pipe. That's snowboarding, not porn ok?
It was slow and boring and shit. They should stick to beach volleyball ffs.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Strawman @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:14 am

The Irish lube team has returned home in disgrace after realising their error.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:22 am

Strawman wrote:The Irish lube team has returned home in disgrace after realising their error.


Laugh
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S1K @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:09 pm

I saw a bit of the qualifying for the mens snowboard halfpipe last night and it was pretty amazing stuff. Massive airs and much spinning about. The final is tonight and the tricks should be even bigger and better.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Disastrous @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:16 pm

She fcuked it.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:33 pm

Takes it on her stride though.

Oh wait..,
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Il Duce @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:33 pm

Disastrous wrote:She fcuked it.


Eh?
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Pigeon @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:46 pm

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:36 pm

Reasonable, given the temps
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Greg66 @ Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:33 pm

That - skeleton - was fcuking ace!
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Post by S1K @ Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:23 pm

Women's Super-G was ace. Lindsay Vonn, the very fast American, went first and fcuked it up badly within sight of the finish coming almost to a dead stop for a moment but even so the others were not finding it easy to match her time.

Six other competitors bettered her time and it was looking sewn up when all the strongest competitors had had their runs. The defending champion was in the gold medal position, had already been named as the winner by NBC and was starting to give interviews when Czech skier Ester Ledecka took to the hill on a pair of borrowed skis. Ledecka has never won a medal in a World Cup event and actually regards herself as more of a snowboarder than a skier. She will be competing in the snowboard parallel giant slalom on Thursday, the first person ever to compete in both a ski and a snowboard event at the Olympics. Ledecka threw herself at the hill and managed to edge the gold medal by 0.01 seconds, literally the tightest of margins.

As she looked up at the big screen it took her a good ten seconds to grasp the fact that she had just won the event. She was mouthing "No, no" and said "there is mistake" but there was no mistake. She had just pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Greg66 @ Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:00 pm

Mens aerials. Mens sub-orbital, really. How the fcuk do they not kill themselves on a weekly basis?
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Disastrous @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:42 pm

Are we agreed that speed skating is fcuking shit?

Seemingly random disqualifications and nobody ever finishes a race whilst non-qualifying Koreans get medals.

The Winter Olympics should basically just be variations on men’s downhill and the biathlon and consist of hard as fcuk mountain-men smashing their competition into submission and then getting into the apres. And ice hockey, which is basically just that without hills.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Dirk @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:48 pm

The event when the snowboarders race downhill at the same time is good too

And luge, skeleton bob and bobsleigh are awesome
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Disastrous @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:55 pm

Dirk wrote:The event when the snowboarders race downhill at the same time is good too

And luge, skeleton bob and bobsleigh are awesome



Luge is a big gay as it’s feet first and just sledging but yes, Skeleton and Bob are cool.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S1K @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:56 pm

The British women were really shit at the big air and halfpipe skiing. Like really, really shit. The competition were making them look like they'd just taken it up last week. You wouldn't have known it from listening to the commentators though who kept bigging up "our girls" as if they had a chance at winning a medal right up until the moment that they failed to qualify for the finals.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Disastrous @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:06 pm

All in all, this winter games has been shit.

The BBC coverage has been shit, they’ve been held in a shit time zone and most of the events (bar the good ones mentioned) have been shit. I’m quite angry about it as it’s usually much better than the actual olympics.

I’m most angry at the coverage which has been patchy and highlighty.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S1K @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:30 pm

Should Elise Christie...

a) ...be stripped of her citizenship and sent for trial at the ICC in The Hague?

b) ...be sent to Guantanamo Bay?

c) ...face a British court at the Old Bailey?
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Dirk @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:05 pm

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:09 pm

Disastrous wrote:
Dirk wrote:The event when the snowboarders race downhill at the same time is good too

And luge, skeleton bob and bobsleigh are awesome



Luge is a big gay as it’s feet first and just sledging but yes, Skeleton and Bob are cool.


Two man luge is the real Big Gay.

No surprise two man skeleton never caught on.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Käsemeister @ Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:55 pm

S1K wrote:Should Elise Christie...

a) ...be stripped of her citizenship and sent for trial at the ICC in The Hague?

b) ...be sent to Guantanamo Bay?

c) ...face a British court at the Old Bailey?


She’s the winter equivalent of that tedious marathon woman who won something. Once.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Paul H @ Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:06 am

Curling would be massively improved if they made the lanes a bit longer. I reckon 2 kilometres would be about right.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:50 am

Paul H wrote:Curling would be massively improved if they made the lanes a bit longer. I reckon 2 kilometres would be about right.


Curling could only be improved if they made the women do it naked/bikinis.
I'm sure it would speed up the game too.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:40 pm

I don't usually pay a lot of attention to the limpicks (summer or winter) but I usually watch at least a little bit.

But this time? Not a sausage. Hmm.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by minornut @ Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:12 pm

I’m just about managing to keep abreast of proceedings from my lounger on the beach in Antigua
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S1K @ Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 pm

I hope everyone is cheering on the Welsh Bobsleigh team.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by Strawman @ Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:49 pm

I am, shouldn't they all be facing the same direction though?
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