2018 Winter Olympics

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12 Feb 2018, 02:59 #21

I'd watch hockey,bob sledding , luge and the ski jump if I can find what channel they are on.
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12 Feb 2018, 23:29 #22

This little diagram always comes in handy when watching Curling !!!

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13 Feb 2018, 01:18 #23

Thanks DM. I never thought about that. So the spin results in a side force.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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13 Feb 2018, 01:43 #24

Dun Fudgin wrote: I'd watch hockey,bob sledding , luge and the ski jump if I can find what channel they a
did you catch the Swiss vs japan hockey game great very fast paced game
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13 Feb 2018, 02:44 #25

The U.S. snowboarding team continues to kill it! Another 17 year old, Chloe Kim, takes a gold in style.
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13 Feb 2018, 16:19 #26

Damon,
With your strong background in science, math and physics,
I think you might be a dominant Curling player if you so choose!

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13 Feb 2018, 16:52 #27

Maybe someday :)
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
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13 Feb 2018, 19:03 #28

tyu12 wrote:
Dun Fudgin wrote: I'd watch hockey,bob sledding , luge and the ski jump if I can find what channel they a
did you catch the Swiss vs japan hockey game great very fast paced game
Yes I did, at least most of the 2nd and 3rd periods. The refs also let both teams play through some pretty close calls to.
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13 Feb 2018, 20:16 #29

Conservation of momentum for that one DM
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14 Feb 2018, 23:29 #30

I just love, love, love U.S. Olympic skater Adam Rippon...what a great spirit, heart and courage on top of hard work and talent.   And his interviews crack me up with their familiarity and openness with the news correspondents.  
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19 Feb 2018, 00:36 #31

Karly wrote: I just love, love, love U.S. Olympic skater Adam Rippon...what a great spirit, heart and courage on top of hard work and talent.   And his interviews crack me up with their familiarity and openness with the news correspondents.  
His interviews are annoying, he's so much into himself it's sickening!
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19 Feb 2018, 01:20 #32

Dun Fudgin wrote:
Karly wrote: I just love, love, love U.S. Olympic skater Adam Rippon...what a great spirit, heart and courage on top of hard work and talent.   And his interviews crack me up with their familiarity and openness with the news correspondents.  
His interviews are annoying, he's so much into himself it's sickening!
😂  Oh Dun...I think I love him for the same reasons you don't!  What you view as being full of himself to me just looks like joie de vivre.
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19 Feb 2018, 03:00 #33

Karly wrote:
Dun Fudgin wrote:
Karly wrote: I just love, love, love U.S. Olympic skater Adam Rippon...what a great spirit, heart and courage on top of hard work and talent.   And his interviews crack me up with their familiarity and openness with the news correspondents.  
His interviews are annoying, he's so much into himself it's sickening!
😂  Oh Dun...I think I love him for the same reasons you don't!  What you view as being full of himself to me just looks like joie de vivre.
What I heard was all about himself and nothing about his skating or his team mates efforts or his competition or what it is to represent the USA.
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19 Feb 2018, 03:17 #34

I've seen some very serious interviews with Adam that aren't remotely as you describe. However he does also have exuberant and fun interviews.  The combination led NBC to hire him as a correspondent for the remainder of the Olympics.
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19 Feb 2018, 05:37 #35

In the meantime the women hockey team is leading Finland 4-0! They are fun to watch!
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19 Feb 2018, 08:36 #36

Gloucester's own Punky Smith (women’s super star zillion medal hockey coach):

Ben Smith is serving as the director of player personnel for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.

Smith served as head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team in 1998, 2002 and 2006, leading Team USA to the first-ever gold medal in women’s hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games. It was the crowning achievement in a storied coaching career.

Described by his players as a direct and passionate perfectionist, Smith compiled a 37-7 record in IIHF Women’s World Championship and Olympic competition during his tenure at the helm from 1996 to 2006, a span that included two gold medals, six silver medals and one bronze medal. And while Smith’s high-profile exploits as a women’s hockey coach gained him enshrinement into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2016, his hall-of-fame résumé extends far beyond a single brilliant decade.

http://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/ ... -personnel

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Olympic hockey schedule for Monday, Feb. 19
Women’s semifinals: Canada vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia

Time: 7:10 a.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Olympics

Men’s playoffs: United States vs. Slovakia

Time: 10:10 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Olympics

Women’s seventh place game: Sweden vs. Korea

Time: 10:10 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Olympics
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21 Feb 2018, 01:02 #37

Women's skating starting!  Short program tonight I think.
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21 Feb 2018, 04:15 #38

WOMEN’s ICE HOCKEY MEDALS
Wednesday, Feb. 21
2:40 a.m. Finland-Russia/Bronze Medal
11:10 p.m.USA-Canada Gold Medal

There will be two giant pandas ready to greet the Finnish Olympians upon their return to Finland after the Olympics..  This is the first pair ever to be offered to the country and a zoo 300km from Helsinki spent about $11+M to house the pandas - the honor is a substantial gift from China to Finland but the agreement includesabout a $10,000 PER WEEK over 15 year rental agreement for each of these rare giant warm fuzzies.

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21 Feb 2018, 10:04 #39

What a way for Finland to celebrate their 100th year anniversary of independence from Russia - Finland wins Women Ice Hockey Bronze Medal - DEFEATED RUSSIA 3 to 2! Minutes ago.

The pandas are rolling in snow I’m sure.
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22 Feb 2018, 04:58 #40

Women’s Ice Hockey
Canada 2
USA 3
FINAL OVERTIME/SHOKTOUT
USA WINS GOLD!

United States 1, Canada 0: The third time was the charm!!! Hilary Knight broke through on the third U.S. power play of the game with a deflection goal right in front of Shannon Szabados.

Second period
United States 1, Canada 1: The game is all tied up again after Haley Irwin scored on a rush following a questionable pinch by Lee Stecklein. Irwin was able to make a miraculous play to get a stick on the puck that allowed it slip through goaltender Maddie Rooney, who seemed to have solid positioning on the play.

Second period
Canada 2, United States 1: The legendary Marie-Philip Poulin more than made good for her tripping penalty earlier in the period by firing home a gorgeous short side one-timer to beat Maddie Rooney for the lead. This was always the danger of the Americans’ inability to convert on all those power plays earlier on.

Third period
Canada 2, United States 1: The pace is beginning to pick up in the second half of the third period as Team USA pushes for a game-tying goal. The U.S. always likes to play with speed and it may take a rebound off a rush or something of that ilk to finally break Shannon Szabados again. The Americans currently lead, 26-20, in shots on goal.

Third period
Canada 2, United States 2: Here comes the United States’ sixth power play of the game as a result of a tripping penalty by Emily Clark. Safe to say that the pressure is on for both sides’ special teams with less than four minutes remaining in regulation.

END OF REGULATION

Canada 2, United States 2: Canada has survived the United States power play to keep it tied with less than two minutes in regulation. This may not quite match the finish that we saw in Sochi four years ago but it’s going down to the wire all the same.

Sudden death Overtime — Here’s how overtime works: The teams will play a 20-minute period of sudden death 4-on-4 hockey. If the game is still tied at the end of those 20 minutes, then we’ll head to a shootout.

Overtime
Canada 2, United States 2: Not the post!!! The Americans just hit a post early in the overtime on a shot that could’ve ended the game. Surely that won’t give flashbacks to four years ago in Sochi.

Overtime
Canada 2, United States 2: Social media is increasingly becoming a nervous wreck as these two teams battle it out in the overtime. The added extra space hasn’t really led to the big offensive chances you see in NHL OT because the defenses have been good at staying back and avoiding odd-man rushes. It may take a lucky bounce or rebound for somebody to win this game before the shootout.

Just. Tweeted

@TheIceGarden
USA HAS NINE SHOTS IN OT 41 THIS GAME. HAVE WE CONSIDERED THAT SHANNON SZABADOS IS NOT HUMAN.

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Canada 2, United States 2: Well, that was ... something. Overtime is over in Pyeongchang without a goal so we’re heading to a shootout. Yes, the 2018 women’s hockey Olympic gold will be decided in a shootout.i

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S H O O T.  O U T !
(why not replace all guns with hockey sticks)

Final score — Shootout: United States 3, Canada 2
Team USA topped Canada, 3-2, in a shootout for its first Olympic gold medal in women’s hockey since 1998. Hilary Knight and Monique Lamoureux scored in regulation before the team came through in the shootout behind scores from Jocelyn Lamoureux, Amanda Kessel, and Gigi Marvin.
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