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Posted: 09 Feb 10, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The countdown is on for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
The winter games begin this Friday, February 12th 2010.
I'm curious to know if anyone is interested in any of the games and will be watching?? Or are you one of the lucky going to Vancouver B.C. to be a spectator??



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Posted: 09 Feb 10, 19:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i shall be cheering on the womens curlers and the bird on the speedy goosefat baking tray from the UK.
as you can tell,i shall be taking the event seriously ;-p


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Posted: 10 Feb 10, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

l'll try to watch as much as possible for an human.


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Posted: 10 Feb 10, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's funny that the U.S. poster child, this year, (Lindsey Vonn) is now doubtful to even ski.  That was a heck of a lot of money to soak into that campaign.

Germany will get the most medals.

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Posted: 10 Feb 10, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going! I'm so excited. There's going to be a massive holiday here, and it's one I particularly dislike, and I decided to make something different this year and, voilà, I'm going to see the games. I must be leaving in a few hours, if there's no unreasonable delay. : ))))

I think I'm going to have a very good time. It's been years since I did something that different - I usually travel to the same places and do the same things. So, well, there's hope this change is going to be for the better. : )))




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Posted: 10 Feb 10, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That sounds great, Yara!  Please give us lots of reports if you can.  Hope you have a wonderful time.

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Posted: 10 Feb 10, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i hear that they are holding the downhill ski event in Janets front garden this time ;-]

saying that,they could easily do the luge event down Institute Hill in Porthleven if it ices over again like it did the other week :-p


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Posted: 10 Feb 10, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



JoxerTheDeityPirate wrote:

i hear that they are holding the downhill ski event in Janets front garden this time ;-]

saying that,they could easily do the luge event down Institute Hill in Porthleven if it ices over again like it did the other week :-p


LOL! you're not kidding! ;-)






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Posted: 10 Feb 10, 23:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Yara wrote:

I'm going! I'm so excited. There's going to be a massive holiday here, and it's one I particularly dislike, and I decided to make something different this year and, voilà, I'm going to see the games. I must be leaving in a few hours, if there's no unreasonable delay. : ))))

I think I'm going to have a very good time. It's been years since I did something that different - I usually travel to the same places and do the same things. So, well, there's hope this change is going to be for the better. : )))


     Awsome to hear Yara. I hope you enjoy Canada and welcome!! Do tell us everything when you get back. Have a safe and wonderful time!








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Posted: 11 Feb 10, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will probably tune in for the fencing but that's about it.


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Posted: 11 Feb 10, 15:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In this moment I want to be in Canada!

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Posted: 12 Feb 10, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To get into the spirt we've rigged up a laptop and a projector at work and are keeping half an eye on the live feed of the final legs of the torch relay. Great way to spend a Friday!

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/torch/follow-torch/index.html

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Posted: 12 Feb 10, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here in the DC/Baltimore area, we received 4' of snow in four days.  'What global warming?' per the 'experts' at FOX.

Meanwhile, in Vancouver, people are out golfing this week.  The opening ceremonies will be indoors, because of rain, as well as the fact that they have no snow.  They are more than welcome to all of ours.

Forecasts for the next 7-10 days have temps in the high 40's to low 50's (Farenheit) and more rain.  Lows will not reach freezing.

Hockey and any type of 'racing' hold my interest, though the ski boarding is gaining appeal to this old timer.  Looking forward to reading some first-hand accounts here, and hope you packed some rain gear.

edit:  indoor ceremonies were ALWAYS planned for the football stadium.  I had heard (from FOX) that they were being moved indoors to their basketball arena.  my bad


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Posted: 12 Feb 10, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I´ll watch the hockey, the only chance for a Swedish medal I guess. Have a great time YARA!


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Posted: 12 Feb 10, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

aparantly our goosefat greased baking tray slider is the UK flag bearer at the opening ceremony and Colin Hendry's sister  is back doing the lump of rock and the broomsweeping on ice event again for which we won gold 8 years ago :-p

i still reckon Janet should put in a bid to host the next one in her garden ;-]


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Posted: 12 Feb 10, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A 21 year old Georgian luger has died on a training run.  So upsetting.  And of course likely to put a pall on much that follows, particularly tonight's ceremonies.   And there are pictures, PICTURES, of him leaving the track and smacking into a metal pole on multiple news outlets.  That's absoutely reprehensible.

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Posted: 13 Feb 10, 00:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol    i heard there was a 'huge accident' had myself no idea they even meant 'luge'

cant imagine the shame of dying in the worlds easiest event .....   lie down, wiggle ass, let gravity take over

RIP Nodar though it is a sad day for his country

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Posted: 13 Feb 10, 00:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Major Tom wrote:

I´ll watch the hockey, the only chance for a Swedish medal I guess.


if they miss out there is always two chance for a swedish metal instead

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Posted: 13 Feb 10, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili cast a shadow on the games. He was only 21 years old and surely all his family and friends must have been so happy for him and then such a tragedy happens. The other athletes must feel very bad now.

Since the games will go on I hope to watch ski jumping, bobsleigh (yes...), biathlon, speed skating and hockey. It will be late night TV all the way.

Yara - have a great time, it must be very exciting to be there. I would love to donate some snow which we have in abundance :-)


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Posted: 13 Feb 10, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ya gotta love IOC officials in regards to the death of the Georgian luger

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/luge/news?slug=ap-lug-lugerdies&prov=ap&type=lgns

Read also where a Romanian woman luger was knocked unconscious the previous day during a trial run.

Risk is involved in any sport, and everyday life to varying degrees.  But when chronic complaints arise from knowledgeable and concerned individuals, safeguards are supposed to be implemented so that incidents like this are avoided.

oh, and as to this being an 'easy' sport.......if it was, everyone would do it, correct?  They understand the danger.  Call it courage or foolhardiness.  But they don't expect the danger to be life threatening.


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