Winter Olympics 2010

sonny73
sonny73 Posts: 2,203
edited February 2010 in The bottom bracket
If you are going to watch any of it what will it be... personally I can't wait for the Ice Hockey, Speed Skating (short and long track), Bob, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing and I love watching the nutter ski jumpers.
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  • teagar
    teagar Posts: 2,100
    edited February 2010
    Long track speed skating (obviously!), Ice Hockey (although it's decidedly more about the hockey and less about smashing the oppoisition in the olympics - literally), and biathalon.
    Note: the above post is an opinion and not fact. It might be a lie.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    All the skiing, speed skating and the bob runs...

    And yes, those ski jump nutters! I cannot conceive how they have the nerve, so can only assume they aren't in full possession of their marbles. :lol:
  • Short track, long track, curling, biathlon, cross country - Oh Hell, I'll be glued to the set for the next 2 weeks.
    Ice dancing(the synchronized swimming of the winter games) is about the only thing I really don't care about. My wife will want to watch it so I'll end up seeing anyway.
  • Ands
    Ands Posts: 1,437
    Can't decide what's more crazy - skeleton or ski jumping. :shock:

    Love watching the downhill skiing and snowboarding. Moguls - strange event (makes my back and knees ached just by watching it )

    Also love the speed skating.
  • Sleleton! That's what i was trying to think of, bl00dy insane :shock:
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,213
    Ands wrote:
    Can't decide what's more crazy - skeleton or ski jumping. :shock:

    Ski jumping, no question. I think I could bring myself to throw myself down a skeleton track (as it's possible to break a little), but having stood at the top of a ski jump once, no way on earth would I do that.
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  • afcbian
    afcbian Posts: 424
    Ski-jumping...........the ultimate psycho sport.
    Ask yourself this...............
    Imagine the first time you got on a bike having never ridden one before, now apply that same logic to Ski-jumping :shock: :shock: :shock:
    What size b***s do you need to do that :shock:
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  • I'll be watching bi-athlon. The whole penalty lap thing is just total genius in my book.
  • Might watch the speed skating, that's about it.
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  • i'll be watching the ice hockey, speed skating, downill, bobsleigh and biathlon. I'll prob catch a few others too. I've often wondered how you train for the ski jump. As already mentioned, at one point you just have to go for it and hopefully not kill yourself.
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  • Eddy S
    Eddy S Posts: 1,013
    My priority will be to watch the long track, particularly the shorter (1500m and less) events although the time difference is going to make it a challenge. And as a ex-short track skater, I guess I'll catch some of that too! 8)
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  • Jez mon
    Jez mon Posts: 3,809
    The hockey and the long track if I get the chance.

    I had a go on a long track Ice Rink when playing in a Hockey tournament in the Hague, they are great fun and the ice was in brilliant condition, just wish they'd build one in this country, I would love to learn to skate properly using clap skates.
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  • Mike Healey
    Mike Healey Posts: 1,023
    I don't suppose the US is selecting that one who threw away the gold medal in the 4-cross with that daft attempt at a trick on the last jump?
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  • mkirby
    mkirby Posts: 365
    I will be watching the ice skating, all the bobs, speed skating, curling, ski/snowboard cross, super G and the arials.
  • Im still not over the shame of Eddie the Eagle :lol:
  • Why don't the uci push to get cyclo-x into the winter olympics?

    I reckon it would be a great addition to the itinary.
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  • Vancouver seems the least enchanted city to be "awarded" the Olympics. There is a vocal segment of the populace who are less than delighted. The Olympics has been less than a blessing for Athens and Sydney, which is in a sports-mad country, has a huge "empty quarter" where the dinosaur-like facilities gently rot.

    Is London in for a treat or a disaster? Or even, a treat then a disaster?
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  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    errr, downhill rollerskating on grass looks to be the latest addition to the list :)
  • Garry H
    Garry H Posts: 6,639
    Why don't the uci push to get cyclo-x into the winter olympics?

    I reckon it would be a great addition to the itinary.

    Because snow or ice isn't a requisite?
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,213
    RichN95 wrote:
    Ands wrote:
    Can't decide what's more crazy - skeleton or ski jumping. :shock:

    Ski jumping, no question. I think I could bring myself to throw myself down a skeleton track (as it's possible to break a little), but having stood at the top of a ski jump once, no way on earth would I do that.

    On second thoughts...

    I know it's the luge rather than the skeleton bob, but tragic news:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic_games/vancouver_2010/luge/8513595.stm
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  • Ands
    Ands Posts: 1,437
    Cripes, that's not good. :(
  • snakehips
    snakehips Posts: 2,272
    This is our four-yearly opportunity to get excited about a bunch of Scottish housewives with brooms messing about with a polished lump of rock.

    Can't wait.

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  • Speed skating rocks
  • Was there was an increased risk of the tragedy today at the sliding centre as a result of building a­ super-fast track (faster than most if not all world cup venues) and then restricting access to it for non-Canadian athletes ahead­ of the games?

    These sled racers need to learn the best lines through the combinations of bends and every track is different, in the same way F1 race circuits (for example) have different characteristics that must be worked out in order to be competitive.

    Maybe now that someone (who was unfamiliar with the track) has been killed the IOC should look at the regulations that allow the gamesmanship­ interpretation of rules to favour home athletes.
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    Gotta love a luge track where they have named one of the corners "50-50" - those are your odds of making it out of the turn undamaged. :shock: :shock:


    I just saw the video of Nodar Kumaritashvili (the athlete that died) flying off the track into the steel pillar and before everyone says they should have padded the posts, etc - let me assure you that it would not have made one bit of difference.

    When you go neck first into something at that speed - you're toast no matter what.

    Only thing that might have helped is netting around the track to keep him from flying off.


    RIP and let's hope this was just a freak accident and no one else gets hurt over the next few weeks.
  • I don't suppose the US is selecting that one who threw away the gold medal in the 4-cross with that daft attempt at a trick on the last jump?

    yes and shes favorite for the gold - Lindsey Jacobellis
  • Maybe now that someone (who was unfamiliar with the track) has been killed the IOC should look at the regulations that allow the gamesmanship­ interpretation of rules to favour home athletes.

    lets be honest its gone beyond gamesmanship and crossed into cheating
  • seen enough snow and ice in the past 3 months so ill be swerving it
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  • Garry H wrote:
    Why don't the uci push to get cyclo-x into the winter olympics?

    I reckon it would be a great addition to the itinary.

    Because snow or ice isn't a requisite?

    Is that the reason?

    Shame that.
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