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    Anyone see the combined skiing? Marcel Hirscher is such a legend, makes everyone else look like amateurs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yumma View Post
    Anyone see the combined skiing? Marcel Hirscher is such a legend, makes everyone else look like amateurs.


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    Shame the medal isn't counting for us, after all he's half Dutch ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddelvirks View Post
    Shame the medal isn't counting for us, after all he's half Dutch ;)
    Explains how he's so fast on the flats, then

    He is an amazing skiier, but as with Shiffrin in the Women's (and Vonn in the past), too much dominance isn't good for any sport.

    Anyway, GB are winning the Slalom Gold, so Hirscher will need that Combined one

    I can dream!

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    And................another gold!

    Madness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddelvirks View Post
    And................another gold!

    Madness.
    Is the Nutty Dance an event now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Is the Nutty Dance an event now?

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    1000m Ladies speedskating.
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    Shaun Whites pipe run was epic.

    Yep I'll be keeping everything crossed for Dave the Rocket Ryding on Thursday 22nd in the Men's slalom, I'd so love to see Dave win a medal, on his best form he's one of the only athletes capable of mixing it with Hirscher. Kristofferson is good too, but I like to watch him get beaten and throw his toys out the pram!

    Come on team GB!

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    Iím watching the menís doubles luge.
    Itís fat blokes sledging !!
    One team has a combined weight of 195kg

    Surely the bigger you are the greater gravitational advantage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yumma View Post
    Shaun Whites pipe run was epic.

    Yep I'll be keeping everything crossed for Dave the Rocket Ryding on Thursday 22nd in the Men's slalom, I'd so love to see Dave win a medal, on his best form he's one of the only athletes capable of mixing it with Hirscher. Kristofferson is good too, but I like to watch him get beaten and throw his toys out the pram!

    Come on team GB!
    Let's hope the wind has eased down by then, it's madness there today!

    Or maybe it's an advantage when you are British :)
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    Watching the Curling while eating my poached eggs this morning! GB did well.

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    1000m Ladies speedskating.
    BAM! Another gold medal!

    Tonight the skeleton tournament. Watch Akwasi Krimpong, Ghana. He has a Dutch passport as well but the Dutch Olympic committee wouldn't endorse his plan to become the first Dutch athlete on the skeleton piste. So he went to the US, found a place to train in the Rocky Mountains with a US coach and is now, on his own, Team Ghana.

    His chances for a medal are very, very small. But like Eddy the Eagle in days past, Akwasi deserves our respect!

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    Anyone else watching the halfpipe on BBC2, it's unbelievable

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    Anyone else watching the halfpipe on BBC2, it's unbelievable
    Watched it earlier today - it's like aerial gymnastics! Drama right to the end, kind of felt sorry for the Japanese chap who was knocked from the top step however that last run from the American was spectacular.

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    What the heck happened to Kramer????

    Technically still a Dutch gold medal though, right?

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    TJ has a Canadian dad and a Dutch mom. He used to skate for Holland but got fed up with the rigid selection system. He changed colours and the rest is history. What happened with Kramer? No idea at the moment, but stay tuned: this very moment, Kramer tells a reporter that he doesn't feel as good as during the 5K km. We watched him going downstairs twice before the race; not something he normally does. Toilet? He tells the reporter that he wasn't able to skate faster than he did.


    The #2: Bergsma is originally an ultra long distance speed skater (100 or 200 km races) and is currently Dutch ultra long distance speed skater champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbyf View Post
    Iíve been watching it on and off for the last few days. In true a Olympic style, in these few days I have become an expert in Slope style, Curling, Skiathlon etc and feel qualified enough to shout at the telly and critique the athleteís performance.
    LOL LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddelvirks View Post
    That's a new one for me :)

    I'll be busy with my livestream at work from 13:30 CET, 1500m Ladies speedskating.

    Middleclass my arse, skating can be done by everyone in Holland, an old jeans, pair of skates and a woolly jumper are all you need. Skates can be rented as well. Fun for everybody.
    I managed some outdoor skating in Vlissingen many years ago on a borrowed a pair of skates. It was an unforgettable experience.

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    Just watched the Men's Skeleton final runs - absolute nutters! Massive congratulations to both Yun Sungbin and Brit Dom Parsons

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    And another one: gold. Esmee Visser, 20 y/o. 5k ladies speed skating. Never been outside Europe, never won a big tournament and now a gold medal.

    At the same time: the first ever Dutch skeleton dare devil Kimberley Bos finished 8th in the first run. Better than she has ever done before. 3 runs to go.

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    The regularity with which the Dutch team gets medals in speed skating... a proper clockwork orange
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    Not really interested but better than footie when Iíd rather watch paint dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    The regularity with which the Dutch team gets medals in speed skating... a proper clockwork orange
    Well, that certain gold on the 10.000m for Sven Kramer became a shock silver yesterday, I'm still not over it.

    But T.J. Flowers really deserved it.

    Now, is it going to be a first gold for the UK in the skeleton event?
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    Iíve been laid up in bed with full on man flu for the last two days and itís been a god send tbh. I wouldnít normally watch it otherwise. Iím even starting to understand curling.


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    According to the history on Skeleton on the international website, it appears to be an English invention! So... c'mon boys and girls... Like teamGB did and does when it comes to (track) cycling on the Olympics, it's possible to dominate winter sport for years to come!

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    Winter Olympics. Who's watching?

    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    According to the history on Skeleton on the international website, it appears to be an English invention! So... c'mon boys and girls... Like teamGB did and does when it comes to (track) cycling on the Olympics, it's possible to dominate winter sport for years to come!
    So we invented sledging on a tea tray?

    Well I never!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    So we invented sledging on a tea tray?

    Well I never!
    Thatís got to have been two blokes in a pub at the top of hill and itís starts snowing. After a few pints let try this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyp1973 View Post
    That’s got to have been two blokes in a pub at the top of hill and it’s starts snowing. After a few pints let try this.


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    ^^^ this ^^^ These new sports always start with the words: "Here, hold my beer while..."

    Btw, 2 blokes... that must be Doubles Luge. I always feel uncomfortable when I watch Doubles Luge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    ^^^ this ^^^ These new sports always start with the words: "Here, hold my beer while..."

    Btw, 2 blokes... that must be Doubles Luge. I always feel uncomfortable when I watch Doubles Luge.
    195KG!!! the heaviest couple...........
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    As kids we used to use cardboard in the summer. When the grass was dry you could really get some speed up.

    The trick was getting stopped before you hit the dry stone wall at the bottom of the hill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    As kids we used to use cardboard in the summer. When the grass was dry you could really get some speed up.

    The trick was getting stopped before you hit the dry stone wall at the bottom of the hill!
    Oh those were the days.

    On grass in the summer and snow in the winter. For added spice the field we use to do that on had an active railway line the other side of the wall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    So we invented sledging on a tea tray?

    Well I never!

    Look at the history of the Cresta Run. Mad Dogs and Englishmen and all that.

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    Congrats Izzy Atkins! Only 19? 20? She can be a gold medalist in 2022!

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    Winter Olympics. Who's watching?

    Indeed. When classic alpine skying still requires Ďbeing born into ití, i.e. coming from countries with proper slopes and snow, slope style can be practiced away from mountains on standard, artificial obstacles which give other countries a much better chance at chasing medals.
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    Christie is looking solid in the heats, really dominant. I hope a final with the Dutch girls is on the cards!
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    Shite!!! Dutch favorite men out and Christie out on a stretcher, what a madness in shorttrack compared to normal speedskating!
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    Dutch short track skater Sjinkie is out... Someone noted: 'Given his attitude off-track and on-track, I think his biggest opponent is Sjinkie himself'. That could be true. The urge to win is sooo big...

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    I hope Christie is not to badly hurt.
    Now, Ter Mors, could she?.....
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    No, she couldnít 😡.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddelvirks View Post
    No, she couldnít .
    The Korean was sensational.

    For me the biggest news was in the Super G. The Czech snowboarder winning the Alpine Super G. Bless she could hardly believe it. Such an unbelievable achievement. Loved the reaction of the Austrian skier who was basically already celebrating, oops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    The Korean was sensational.

    For me the biggest news was in the Super G. The Czech snowboarder winning the Alpine Super G. Bless she could hardly believe it. Such an unbelievable achievement. Loved the reaction of the Austrian skier who was basically already celebrating, oops!
    On borrowed skis

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianw View Post
    On borrowed skis
    Jup, crazy!

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    Gold and bronze for the UK! Those high- tec suits certainly gave them the edge 😎. The Dutch did that with the speedskating suits once....

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    GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD

    And Bronze :-)

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    Bronze and Gold in the Women's Skeleton! And a track record for Lizzy to boot

    Fingers crossed that Christie is OK, no news yet on her scans.

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    Shock result in the Women's GS too - Same woman could take home a snowboarding medal! (see it's been mentioned now I read back)

    Had to feel for the Austrian in the Skeleton though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Shock result in the Women's GS too - Same woman could take home a snowboarding medal! (see it's been mentioned now I read back)

    Had to feel for the Austrian in the Skeleton though...

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    Same woman could potentially be in Tokyo in 2 years time, windsurfing for Czech Republic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddelvirks View Post
    Gold and bronze for the UK! Those high- tec suits certainly gave them the edge . The Dutch did that with the speedskating suits once....

    You just cant help yourself can you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    You just cant help yourself can you.
    We've won gold three years on the trot in that event and was on the podium for the two before that as well, it can't all be about the suits.

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