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February 11th, 2018, 9:12 pm #1

Winter Olympics - 2018 - PyeongChang

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February 11th, 2018, 9:26 pm #2

Well, that men's skiathlon (cross-country skiing) just flat wore me OUT.

After falling down in the very beginning of the race, Sieman Krueger went on to win gold!! Incredible!
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February 11th, 2018, 10:44 pm #3

Skookum wrote:Well, that men's skiathlon (cross-country skiing) just flat wore me OUT.

After falling down in the very beginning of the race, Sieman Krueger went on to win gold!! Incredible!
I saw that.
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February 12th, 2018, 1:52 am #4

I didn't see this event, just highlights of it.
WOW & Awesome! Sixteen years of losing.....incredible!

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Chris Mazdzer wins first men’s singles luge medal in U.S. history

Team USA picked up it second medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics in historic fashion on Sunday when Chris Mazdzer held on for the silver to claim the first men's singles luge medal in U.S. history. Mazdzer wasn't considered a serious medal threat in the men's single luge after not coming close to a World Cup podium this season.
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Mazdzer, 29, who hails from Pittsfield, Mass., had finished 13th in his two previous Olympic appearances -- Vancouver and Sochi -- and was just 18th in the World Cup overall standings entering Pyeongchang.

"It's 16 years in the making," Mazdzer told NBC's Lewis Johnson. "I've had a rough last two years, and it just shows: Don't ever give up. Whenever you lose, keep fighting. "

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February 12th, 2018, 4:09 am #5

CANADA WINS FIRST GOLD AT PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS

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February 12th, 2018, 4:12 am #6

Sean_ wrote:CANADA WINS FIRST GOLD AT PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS

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February 12th, 2018, 3:05 pm #7

Canada's Mikaël Kingsbury wins Olympic gold in men's moguls.

Canadian freestyle skier Mikaël Kingsbury won gold in men's moguls on Monday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, securing the one honour that had eluded him in his illustrious career.

The 25-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que., was among the group of six who had advanced to the medal rounds in South Korea, and the second last skier to go on the final run.

He scored 86.63, good enough for first place with one skier to go.

The Japanese skier who followed him, Daichi Hara, had a score of 82.19, setting off jubilation for Kingsbury and his family once they knew his run would hold up for gold.

https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/mi ... oguls.html
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February 13th, 2018, 1:13 am #8

Sean_ wrote:Canada's Mikaël Kingsbury wins Olympic gold in men's moguls.

Canadian freestyle skier Mikaël Kingsbury won gold in men's moguls on Monday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, securing the one honour that had eluded him in his illustrious career.
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February 13th, 2018, 1:19 am #9



Feb. 11, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Don’t believe anyone who tells you the NHL isn’t here. The NHL has sent the very best to the Olympics.

The very best Zamboni drivers.

They are called ice technicians, and even though it looks like a joyride to wheel around a rink in a giant ice-making machine, it’s actually a very specialized task.
So specialized that South Korea simply didn’t have the experienced people to do the job on the world stage.
This is not easy stuff. It takes years of training and the Koreans didn’t have that kind of time. So the PyeongChang Olympic Committee brought in Colorado’s Don Moffatt to be Chief Ice Maker. (Yes, that’s his title.) He’s the wizard with 31 years of experience who handles everything from the Olympics to the NHL outdoor games. “When ice needs to be made,” Hevern said, “they call in Don Moffatt.”

The Zambonis in Korea are actually new models built in Canada. It’s an adjustment for Hevern and the others, as some of the controls are on the right side of the steering wheel instead of the left. That matters more than you’d think, as drivers can’t see the ice directly in front of them. So a lot of what they do is based on feel and muscle memory.

“You develop a sixth sense,” Hevern said. “You’re sitting in the back. You have to know when to turn.”

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February 13th, 2018, 7:11 am #10

Curling is the best Olympic game. Women and men yelling at each other in foreign languages to SWEEP! Also the athletes are easy on the eyes.
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Canada's Lawes, Morris win mixed doubles curling gold

Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris won the first-ever Winter Games gold medal in mixed doubles curling on Tuesday, defeating the reigning world champions from Switzerland 10-3 at the Gangneung Curling Centre in South Korea.

"Wow, this is unbelievable. A dream come true," a beaming Lawes told CBC Sports.

https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/ca ... -gold.html

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February 14th, 2018, 12:20 am #12

I watched it live.
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February 14th, 2018, 1:06 am #13

Okay; I have to say that curling is growing on me.
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February 14th, 2018, 1:30 am #14

Skookum wrote:Okay; I have to say that curling is growing on me.
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February 14th, 2018, 3:06 am #15

Shaun White just won Gold. Good for you Shaun, you came back. Now retire.
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February 14th, 2018, 5:42 am #16

Sean_ wrote:Shaun White just won Gold. Good for you Shaun, you came back. Now retire.
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February 14th, 2018, 4:19 pm #17

Sean_ wrote:
Skookum wrote:Okay; I have to say that curling is growing on me.
Hey don't knock it. I saw on the news that there will be an Olympic class curling center here in Austin within 2 years.
I think it's pretty cool.
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February 14th, 2018, 6:44 pm #18

Navi wrote:
Sean_ wrote:
Skookum wrote:Okay; I have to say that curling is growing on me.
Hey don't knock it. I saw on the news that there will be an Olympic class curling center here in Austin within 2 years.
I think it's pretty cool.
I scoffed about curling to the WRONG person.
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Was talking to a hi-school friend...hi-school=Texas, who went to college in Minnesota. She's now in Texas, but meanwhile married a Minnesotan who came with a longstanding Nordic (& curling) family. They're all into curling. Uh-oh!

Okay so.....curling's not all bad.
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February 14th, 2018, 10:16 pm #19

I think I like the "mixed doubles"? in curling better than the four-man teams.
A little less confusing but just as intense; and, as GA pointed out, the yelling between the men & women is amusing.
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Skookum wrote:
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Sean_ wrote:
Skookum wrote:Okay; I have to say that curling is growing on me.
Hey don't knock it. I saw on the news that there will be an Olympic class curling center here in Austin within 2 years.
I think it's pretty cool.
I scoffed about curling to the WRONG person.
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Was talking to a hi-school friend...hi-school=Texas, who went to college in Minnesota. She's now in Texas, but meanwhile married a Minnesotan who came with a longstanding Nordic (& curling) family. They're all into curling. Uh-oh!

Okay so.....curling's not all bad.
Uh-oh.
Oh well. I'd have to say it is boring to watch, unless you are directly involved I suppose.
Still I think it would be cool to have a facility here.

Yah, I'd have to agree about the mixed doubles being a bit more entertaining than the 4 person team competition.
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February 15th, 2018, 12:15 am #21

Might as well have Bowling in the Summer Olympics then.
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February 15th, 2018, 12:18 am #22

Navi wrote:
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Skookum wrote:Okay; I have to say that curling is growing on me.
Hey don't knock it. I saw on the news that there will be an Olympic class curling center here in Austin within 2 years.
I think it's pretty cool.
Pretty sure there's a club near me. Might try it someday. My balance isn't the best though so I don't know how I would do with the throwing part. Probably not as tough on the body as bowling. I've had more fun Wii bowling than real life bowling.
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February 15th, 2018, 1:51 am #23

Sean_ wrote:Might as well have Bowling in the Summer Olympics then.
Ugh!

Is there Olympics golf or something?
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Skookum wrote:
Sean_ wrote:Might as well have Bowling in the Summer Olympics then.
Ugh!

Is there Olympics golf or something?
Yes.
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February 15th, 2018, 2:16 am #25

gameaddict4life wrote:
Navi wrote:
Sean_ wrote:
Skookum wrote:Okay; I have to say that curling is growing on me.
Hey don't knock it. I saw on the news that there will be an Olympic class curling center here in Austin within 2 years.
I think it's pretty cool.
Pretty sure there's a club near me. Might try it someday. My balance isn't the best though so I don't know how I would do with the throwing part. Probably not as tough on the body as bowling. I've had more fun Wii bowling than real life bowling.
Yah, I like the Wii bowling too. Now that you brought it up, I need to set my Wii up again.
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Sean_ wrote:Might as well have Bowling in the Summer Olympics then.
Might as well. . .
wrote:Sports that may soon be Olympic events include bowling, climbing, karate, and surfing
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February 15th, 2018, 5:10 am #27

Sean_ wrote:
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Sean_ wrote:Might as well have Bowling in the Summer Olympics then.
Ugh!

Is there Olympics golf or something?
Yes.
Oh crap! Really?
Might as well have bingo.
You've got me skipping the summer Olympics already.

Makes watching curling FUN!
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February 15th, 2018, 5:13 am #28

Navi wrote:
Sean_ wrote:Might as well have Bowling in the Summer Olympics then.
Might as well. . .
wrote:Sports that may soon be Olympic events include bowling, climbing, karate, and surfing
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Crud! I'm sure some will rejoice.
Why don't they just leave things alone?!
In other words...."get off my grass!"
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February 15th, 2018, 4:29 pm #29

Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen wins gold in 10,000 speed skating

By Pete Evans, CBC Sports

Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen has won a gold medal in men's 10,000-metre speed skating at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Bloemen put down an Olympic-record time of 12 minutes 13:77 seconds in his heat, good enough for first place, with two skaters to go.

https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/ca ... ating.html
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February 15th, 2018, 6:28 pm #30

Yay!

I sure miss having cable during the Olympics. Coverage I can watch doesn't show everything I want to see and is repeated about 3 times a day. So, if something comes up, I miss what I wanted to see unless I stay up til 3 AM or so. Pooh!
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