Author Topic: Vancouver 2010  (Read 12371 times)

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #125 on: February 23, 2010, 09:26:36 pm »
Speedskating here, the 10k.
Surprise silver medalist of the 5k Lee is leading with 4 riders to go. Reigning Olympic Champion is loosing out, now fighting for 2nd/3rd spot with the World Record holder still waiting for his start.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #126 on: February 23, 2010, 10:01:32 pm »
What the devil is a wu-tang?  Apart from a popular beat combo?
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #127 on: February 23, 2010, 10:25:58 pm »
Total absurdity at the speedskating track. Kramer has a huge lead on the fastest time untill then, his coach sends him to the wrong lane. Every now and then a skater makes an error, but a coach, and above all, a perfectionist.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #128 on: February 23, 2010, 10:30:18 pm »
Pressure of the day.

Woot!  Local girl dun good in the ski cross! :thumbsup:
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #129 on: February 23, 2010, 10:31:07 pm »
Ski cross now! It's a fight! It's Bond villain henchman tryouts! Hindmost goes in the alligator tank!

How long before the air ambulance is called? Not long - surely? It's Gladiators on Ice  :thumbsup:

Edit: Commentary of the day "The only way this could be more dangerous is if you gave them swords."  :thumbsup: ;D

Calling the Jamaican, Errol Flynn.

I thought that was a tribute to the Jamaican bobsleigher in Cool Runnings who called himself Yul Brynner.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #130 on: February 24, 2010, 07:50:09 am »
What the devil is a wu-tang?  Apart from a popular beat combo?

Some kind of new-age fanny that doesn't work very well?
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #131 on: February 24, 2010, 11:52:50 am »
Ski-cross looked painful on a few occasions last night. Ouch!
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #132 on: February 24, 2010, 02:58:21 pm »
Total absurdity at the speedskating track. Kramer has a huge lead on the fastest time untill then, his coach sends him to the wrong lane. Every now and then a skater makes an error, but a coach, and above all, a perfectionist.

The 2nd video on this page shows the moment:
Sven Kramer Disqualified on mens...
His coach allready admitted guilt.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #133 on: February 24, 2010, 06:18:42 pm »
Total absurdity at the speedskating track. Kramer has a huge lead on the fastest time untill then, his coach sends him to the wrong lane. Every now and then a skater makes an error, but a coach, and above all, a perfectionist.

Dunno if any of you saw the NBC interview and follow up interview on Dutch TV from earlier?(IOC had the video removed from youtube)
Anyways, he's arrogant enough to make Cavendish look humble, so can't say I'm unhappy about it.

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #134 on: February 24, 2010, 10:31:49 pm »
Total absurdity at the speedskating track. Kramer has a huge lead on the fastest time untill then, his coach sends him to the wrong lane. Every now and then a skater makes an error, but a coach, and above all, a perfectionist.

Dunno if any of you saw the NBC interview and follow up interview on Dutch TV from earlier?(IOC had the video removed from youtube)
Anyways, he's arrogant enough to make Cavendish look humble, so can't say I'm unhappy about it.
The BBC coverage I've seen has had no interviews, very disappointing.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #135 on: February 25, 2010, 02:29:08 am »
So, not many chances of a further UK medal....
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #136 on: February 25, 2010, 04:36:55 pm »
So, not many chances of a further UK medal....

That's an understatement and a half... unless most of the four-man bobsleigh teams succumb to The Fear.

The Netherlands withdrew from the event last night.

(See the bottom two paragraphs of the report on Cooke and Minichiello crashing out)

GB bobsleigh team crash on death track as medal hopes fade - Times Online
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #137 on: February 27, 2010, 10:46:25 am »


How about the Fire on Ice Curling Calendar or... this one (mildly NSFW)


Schadenfreude highlight of the games so far:

Marion Rolland

I like the way the bloke commentating almost holds it together until the end without giggling  ;D
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #138 on: February 28, 2010, 08:05:07 pm »
Here we go for the biggie, then: Canada vs USA for the ice hockey gold.  Should be an epic!
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #139 on: February 28, 2010, 08:07:16 pm »
Here we go for the biggie, then: Canada vs USA for the ice hockey gold.  Should be an epic!

I'm there dude. Not there, here watching it. Go Canada !

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #140 on: February 28, 2010, 09:06:09 pm »
The 4-man bobsleigh competition final last night was superb. The format is very good.
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #141 on: February 28, 2010, 09:07:45 pm »
Second period.  Did Canada annoy the Americans with that goal?   ;D
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #142 on: February 28, 2010, 09:09:07 pm »
Second period.  Did Canada annoy the Americans with that goal?   ;D

Meanwhile - back at the fight - I wonder if an Ice Hockey match might break out!  :)

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #143 on: February 28, 2010, 09:16:16 pm »
Great killing by Canada

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #144 on: February 28, 2010, 09:58:38 pm »
I have to admire the jingoism of that American goaltender's helmet: an airbrushed muscled-up Uncle Sam, sleeves rolled up, an Olympic Rings tattoo on one bicep, about to swing the Torch like a hockey stick.  That's such glorious kitsch!

Right, here goes...
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #145 on: February 28, 2010, 10:30:12 pm »
AAARGH!  ;D
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #146 on: February 28, 2010, 10:30:42 pm »
Sudden death. I'm happy to be a neutral. Sudden death is a killer.


I was at the UK Play Off Semis in the mid 90s, Steelers won the first semi, we stayed to watch the second semi, went to 2.5 periods of sudden death before a goal.

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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #147 on: February 28, 2010, 10:38:10 pm »
Wow.  :)
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Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #148 on: February 28, 2010, 10:41:36 pm »
At least tonight htey will have one period then a penalty shoot out. Who'd be a goaltender. 90% mental, the rest is in the head.

Re: Vancouver 2010
« Reply #149 on: February 28, 2010, 10:54:36 pm »
Yeeeeeesssssss ! He shoots he scores.