Author Topic: Vancouver 2010  (Read 11275 times)

andygates

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Vancouver 2010
« on: February 13, 2010, 04:54:39 pm »
I love the Olympics, every time*.  Here's the schedule:

Olympic Schedule, Results and Events : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Stuff to watch?  Ski-cross and boarder-cross, and the possibility of a Canada / Russia hockey final that will be epic.

* When the commentator in the opening ceremony mentioned that her Olympic dreams began when she played dress-up with her neighbour's medals, and her neighbour was carrying one of the torches, I got a little teary.  Aww.
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Really Ancien

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 06:37:51 pm »
I would watch it, but we're off skiing tomorrow, fresh snow on a good base, too good to miss.
This was lunchtime today, it's supposed to be sunny in the morning.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 06:42:10 pm »
I'll be watching as much as I can.  Downhill, Super G (is that in ?), bobsleigh, curling ( we're going to medal in that)

Hope to see load of hockey. Me likes hockey.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 07:38:13 pm »
Sorry to dampen spirits, but we ought to remember the Georgian who lost his life in practice.

I thought the black scarves worn at the opening ceremony were a tasteful tribute by his team. Good luck to everyone competing in these circumstances.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 08:34:42 pm »
Shame all the skiing is off today. The ski jumping just isn't doing it for me....
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andygates

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 09:04:30 pm »
That little guy who got silver looks like Edgar Allen Poe!
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 09:37:18 pm »
currently enjoying the women in tight lycra suits with guns competition

It would be better if they had glocks and shot at each other but a good attempt to make sport interesting...
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border-rider

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 10:15:40 pm »
The opening ceremony is just amazing.  It's on the iPlayer.  Well worth a watch.

The whales are impressive...

Zipperhead

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 10:26:21 pm »
* When the commentator in the opening ceremony mentioned that her Olympic dreams began when she played dress-up with her neighbour's medals, and her neighbour was carrying one of the torches, I got a little teary.  Aww.

I've carried an Olmpic torch, well alright held one then. Seb Coe came running past the end of our road carrying one and then changed with someone else. The kind lady who took it from him offered my daughter a photo holding it, but she burst into tears, so she took a picture of me with it.

I'd show it to you if it didn't make me look so fat!
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

andygates

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010, 10:28:54 pm »
It's an Olympic torch, about the only thing I consider really, properly sacred.  Who cares what you look like?   ;D

What channel was the biathlon?  I missed it!
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 10:34:36 pm »
The opening ceremony is just amazing.  It's on the iPlayer.  Well worth a watch.

The whales are impressive...

Just don't say anything about the terrible miming on the Canadian national anthem.  What were they thinking?  Especially after the Beijing fiasco.

Zipperhead

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2010, 11:11:28 pm »
It's an Olympic torch, about the only thing I consider really, properly sacred.  Who cares what you look like?   ;D




Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 11:16:04 pm »
It's an Olympic torch, about the only thing I consider really, properly sacred.  Who cares what you look like?   ;D

What channel was the biathlon?  I missed it!

Eurosport?  I was watching the ski jump earlier, and they said they'd be over at the biathlon about 1.5 hours later, but I didn't stick around for it. 
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2010, 11:19:53 pm »
The opening ceremony is just amazing.  It's on the iPlayer.  Well worth a watch.

The whales are impressive...

The whole ice to open water segment was very well done.

Its hard to imagine we can live up this sort of standard in 2012.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2010, 11:47:06 pm »
This isn't just a thousand to one shot. This is a professional blood sport. It can happen to you. And it can happen again.

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2010, 11:54:43 pm »
Who ate al the pies?

andygates

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2010, 12:39:35 am »
They're buried on the slope pretending to be moguls!  Damn, these girls have got shock absorbers for legs.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2010, 11:09:56 am »


Its hard to imagine we can live up this sort of standard in 2012.
I've been wondering who's likely to be singing at our opening ceremony. I reckon Paul McCartney, Elton John, Shirley Bassey, Annie Lennox maybe, Brian May on geetar, and possibly the previous year's X-Factor winner.
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Zipperhead

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2010, 12:41:45 pm »
You fat bastard!!!   :smug:
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I deserved that didn't I!  ;D ;D
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2010, 04:13:15 pm »
Shame all the skiing is off today. The ski jumping just isn't doing it for me....
Nor for me, but you're not allowed to say that over here in Poland. It's all Adaś Debeściak.

The prospect of a Canada-Russia hockey final sounds rather Cold War.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2010, 04:47:36 pm »
Shame all the skiing is off today. The ski jumping just isn't doing it for me....
Nor for me, but you're not allowed to say that over here in Poland. It's all Adaś Debeściak.

The prospect of a Canada-Russia hockey final sounds rather Cold War.

Surely that would be USA v Russia?

Reminds me of the "Miracle on Ice" in 1980 when USA beat the Soviet Union and went on to win gold...



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Flying_Monkey

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2010, 05:41:19 pm »
Shame there's no snow, and it's raining and foggy... just like it often is in Vancouver this time of year. At this rate there will be no alpine events...

Still, there's the short-track speed skating...  :) and the curling  :-\

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2010, 09:30:53 am »
The luge was good; as was the mogul racing for a while.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2010, 11:01:32 am »
curling ( we're going to medal in that)

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2010, 12:37:58 pm »
A friend at work watched the opening ceremony and said the stadium went noticeably quiet when the German athletes entered. Is there any particular reason for ill feeling between them and the host nation?