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Post by bubbles19 on Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 16:26

Anyone been watching the Winter Olympics from Vancouver yet?

Saw the replay of the womens Moguls this morning & when you see the speed that they go over the bumps on the way down it's a wonder so many make it to the bottom still upright on the ski's lol!

Must admit I do like the Winter Olympics (watching from the warmth of the sofa largegr )

The biggest problem is the live coverage does not start until after midnight for us over here.

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Post by Admin on Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 16:35

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Post by Admin on Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 16:38

Hello :)
If you have digital you can watch the catch up, almost 24/7.

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Post by bubbles19 on Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 16:42

Admin wrote:Hello :)
If you have digital you can watch the catch up, almost 24/7.

That's what I've been doing :D

And emigrate?? you must be joking it's cold enough here as it is :shock:

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Post by SithTracy on Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 17:42

I'm looking forward to Olympic Hockey... I'll bet that does not surprise anyone.

Though I am hoping for a repeat of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics miracle, but even if it did, it won't have the same effect with all these pro NHL players representing their countries.
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Post by 4hams on Mon 15 Feb 2010 - 14:08

I have not been watching, but will certainly watch the Hockey.

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Post by bubbles19 on Mon 15 Feb 2010 - 18:38

4Hams

Just as well our Eddie the Eagle is not around on the jump slopes these days - despite being on the other side of the country from you the would still have been a chance of him getting lost and landing in your back yard :shock:

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Post by 4hams on Mon 15 Feb 2010 - 20:46

bubbles19 wrote:4Hams

Just as well our Eddie the Eagle is not around on the jump slopes these days - despite being on the other side of the country from you the would still have been a chance of him getting lost and landing in your back yard :shock:
Alex I remember Eddie the Eagle. Wasn't that back around the time of the Jamaican Bobsled team? LOL

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Post by bubbles19 on Mon 15 Feb 2010 - 22:56

4hams wrote:
bubbles19 wrote:4Hams

Just as well our Eddie the Eagle is not around on the jump slopes these days - despite being on the other side of the country from you the would still have been a chance of him getting lost and landing in your back yard :shock:
Alex I remember Eddie the Eagle. Wasn't that back around the time of the Jamaican Bobsled team? LOL

Must have been close to the same time lol!

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Post by Alby on Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 0:33

What about the board riders and what's his name ... Tomato Head or something. The Aussies over there have nick-named him 'Bluey' (term for redheads. He seems to like that better.
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Post by Alby on Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 0:33

What about the board riders and what's his name ... Tomato Head or something. The Aussies over there have nick-named him 'Bluey' (term for redheads. He seems to like that better.
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Post by Hugo on Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 15:04

I like to watch the skiing.

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Post by bubbles19 on Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 17:27

See the Aussies got their 1st gold today in the womens snowboarding - it's one more than we currently have lol!

http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-news/n/news/afp-news/snowboard--australia's-bright-wins-women's-halfpipe_284658HK.html

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Post by Alby on Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 19:47

Happy for the girl too.
More partial to the standards though
Can't handle the figure skating.
Like to see more hockey and skiing.
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Post by bubbles19 on Sun 28 Feb 2010 - 16:31

Well the end is in sight and we still only have the 1 medal....oh well there is always next time lol!

USA top of the medals table with a total of 36

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Post by 4hams on Sun 28 Feb 2010 - 16:49

bubbles19 wrote:Well the end is in sight and we still only have the 1 medal....oh well there is always next time lol!

USA top of the medals table with a total of 36
I think the U.S. just has more athletes than other countries. LOL

What is really strange is that Before this year Canada had never attained a Gold Medal in the Winter Olympics when held here in Canada. Last i saw yesterday we had more Gold medals than any other country!!!

Are all the judges Canadian? LOL

Well in about 3 and a half hours the Canada/USA Gold medal Hockey game gets under way. This should prove to be the best game yet as both teams are very hungry for that Gold. We managed a Gold in the Womens hockey but something tells me the men will not be so easy to beat...

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Post by bubbles19 on Sun 28 Feb 2010 - 16:58

You could be right there with the US having more athletes than anyone else - always improves the chance of success.

I did see last night that some of the countries has at least 3 x 4 man bob teams

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Post by 4hams on Sun 28 Feb 2010 - 17:33

I still cannot figure out how they score in the Curling but found myself glued to the set for a while yesterday?

Bobsleding is cool. I saw one of the womens teams roll and the rear gaurd slid right out tha back of the sled...

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Post by bubbles19 on Sun 28 Feb 2010 - 22:16

4Hams will be happier than SithTracy at the moment 2-1 to Canada

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Post by bubbles19 on Sun 28 Feb 2010 - 22:33

Now Sith will be happy - USA pulled level with less than 25 secs before the end of 3rd period

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Post by Alby on Sun 28 Feb 2010 - 23:03

Not happy anymore...
Bad Luck Sith
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Post by SithTracy on Mon 1 Mar 2010 - 0:19

I'm not upset with the outcome of the Olympic Hockey Gold Medal game... It was an outstanding hard fought event and in overtime, Canada prevailed. They were two evenly matched teams and it could have went either way. Congrats to Canada on the Gold!!! As a hockey fan, this has been a wonderful two weeks. Sure, I wish the puck would have bounced the other way, but the American team was outstanding... I stayed up late to watch the Bronze medal game too... Another great battle. Team Finland came back from two goals down in the third to win it 5 - 3 (4 goals in the final period).

Hockey is a fast and wonderful sport. I'll bet this Olympic year has earned the NHL some new fans as a result.

Congrats again to Canada.
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Post by Alby on Mon 1 Mar 2010 - 0:37

Unless you have the package on foxtel (I don't have it) you have to rely on the free to air stations to do the right thing.... didn't !!
I'll have to put up with a piddly couple of highlights on the news tonight.
I always liked the game, but more so now after watching extended highlights of other games
What I like about it is that it's almost non stop for the quarter. Am I right ?
One of our stations created a sports channel (digital reception only) has a lot of good ones on it, but no hockey.
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Post by 4hams on Mon 1 Mar 2010 - 0:56

As a Canadian i am very proud of the outcome but it was definately a nail biter... I was so tense at the end of the 3rd period and then overtime I almost had a heart attack. Congrats go out to the U.S. Mens team as well a very hard faught game!

I am most proud of the fact that Canada has also broken the record for most Gold medals ever won by one country in the winter olympics 14 one more than the previous title holders whom I believe were the Russians?

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Post by 4hams on Mon 1 Mar 2010 - 1:00

Alby wrote:Unless you have the package on foxtel (I don't have it) you have to rely on the free to air stations to do the right thing.... didn't !!
I'll have to put up with a piddly couple of highlights on the news tonight.
I always liked the game, but more so now after watching extended highlights of other games
What I like about it is that it's almost non stop for the quarter. Am I right ?
One of our stations created a sports channel (digital reception only) has a lot of good ones on it, but no hockey.
Well almost. It is pretty much non stop but they are called periods and there are only 3 of them.

I wish we covered your surfing events so we could see all your bikini clad beauties. :D

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