2018 Winter Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics

Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

03 Feb 2018, 14:12 #1

We've got an athlete from Mt Washington Valley in the Winter Olympics again this time ...Sean Doherty from Conway.  

From the Conway Daily Sun...

"CONWAY — U.S. Biathlon Team member Sean Doherty will carry on the Mount Washington Valley's proud Olympic tradition when the 22-year-old Center Conway resident competes at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, being held in Pyeongchang County, South Korea, Feb. 9-25.

There has been a local athlete in every Winter Olympic Games since 1994, a span of seven consecutive Olympics.

Carl Swenson of North Conway skied cross-country in Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994; Marcus Nash of Fryeburg, Maine, skied cross-country in 1994 with Swenson and in 1998 in Nagano, Japan; Swenson skied again in 2002 in Salt Lake City and 2006 in Torino, Italy; Leanne Smith of Conway skied alpine in 2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi."
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Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

05 Feb 2018, 02:32 #2

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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

08 Feb 2018, 11:27 #3

Mixed Doubles Curling on right now, live from PyeongChang !                   
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Joined: 21 Nov 2007, 23:02

08 Feb 2018, 17:45 #4

What channel are they on?
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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

08 Feb 2018, 18:02 #5

ski kitty,

This morning I was watching NBCSN, I think.

Channel 61.  
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Joined: 21 Nov 2007, 23:02

08 Feb 2018, 18:07 #6

Thanks :)
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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

10 Feb 2018, 00:02 #7

So excited to watch the Olympics tonight. And on vacation for a week.  Yay!!!
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Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

10 Feb 2018, 00:28 #8

Lord Donald Feltersnatch is enjoying the show with one of his personal heroes. 

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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

10 Feb 2018, 00:31 #9

😂  The Kim Jong Un one isn't bad but the Trump one...not so much. 
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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

10 Feb 2018, 11:24 #10

Love short-track racing on the rink...in the wee hours.

Not a sport I understand, but a lot of these events are very relaxing to watch. Especially Curling.
On right now on Channel 61.
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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

10 Feb 2018, 22:28 #11

This snowboarding on right now is great to watch.  One of my kids is quite a good snowboarder after I halted his ski training when he got too far into freestyle...I was always OK with the downhill racing (his  pediatrician was in full support...fun to watch those jumps but if they land wrong they are paralyzed). 

But for those who went on and did it and are amazing at the Olympic level...I do love watching it!
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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

11 Feb 2018, 02:17 #12



Dog Meat Soup, anyone?




How could anyone eat this good boy/girl?

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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

11 Feb 2018, 02:23 #13

Canadian Figure Skater Meagan Duhamel poses with her dog Moo-Tae in South Korea after saving him from the Dog Meat Trade.

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Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

11 Feb 2018, 02:33 #14

I once ... Curled?  Played Curling?

I was in Québec for Winter Carnival and did the Curling thing.  It really was a fun thing.  I'm not quite wrapping my head around it being an Olympic event, but vive!
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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

11 Feb 2018, 03:05 #15

Idk about curling but that was a very exciting gold medal win just now by a U.S. 17 year old in snowboarding!
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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

11 Feb 2018, 17:18 #16

I have driven by the Nansen ski jump up in New Hampshire a million times but never knew
much about it. At one time, the largest jump in America, and host to the Olympic Trials in the
the 1930's. An interesting history.


Always kind of a spooky sight off Route 16 when it was left to rot over the years,
but now all spiffed up again as an historical sight.

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Joined: 22 Jan 2008, 19:01

11 Feb 2018, 21:54 #17

Last year after the Nansen Ski Jump was rebuilt one of the Team USA ski jumpers was able to jump off it.  I think her name is Sarah Hendrickson and her sponsor  Red Bull paid for the jump to be renovated.  Her parents are natives of Plymouth NH and she herself now lives in Utah.   Last year both the Manchester Unionleader and the Berlin Daily Sun ran stories about the rebuilding of the ski jump and her jump .  They also had some great pictures of the rebuild and her jump, the first since 1980.  The jump is in Milan NH, just north of the city of Berlin on RT-16.   I drive by it several times a year heading to Errol NH on my fishing trips.
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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

11 Feb 2018, 23:06 #18

Me too, Jake. Always noticed it on the way up to Errol (and Dixville Notch, Colebrook).
I first saw it when I was driving to Errol to run in a marathon 35 years ago.  It used to look very ghostly, and ready to collapse.
I think the articles said it closed in the mid-80's. But I remember it already looking like a wreck at that time.

Now that it is all spruced up, it is not so scary anymore.
And that woman who made the jump last year.... apparently that is the first and last jump that is going to happen up there in modern times.
A great story. I'm sorry I was not tuned into the dedication event and the jump by Ms. Hendrickson last year. Totally missed all of that.
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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

11 Feb 2018, 23:18 #19

Always appreciated this important landmark, as well.



A little North of the ski jump.
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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

12 Feb 2018, 01:44 #20

Did anyone else catch Patrick Chan of Canada skating to Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah? He made a couple technical errors but no one cared because it was so beautifully done.
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