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Postby flightlessbirds » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:47 pm

I haven't had much time to watch but I've been trying to catch some of the hockey games. Hope the Canadian women win tonight!

Another +1 for short track speed skating.

Also like the nordic skiing events.

The olympics have definitely been a good advertisment for how beautiful the West Coast of Canada is. Howver I am pretty damn sick of all the sappy commercials that play repetitively in the breaks. Barf. Patriotism is only fun in that it gives me someone to cheer for, I don't really so much care for all the overly sentimental stuff that's supposed to make me feel all warm and fuzzy about my country.
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Postby vegan hal » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:01 pm

Canadians kicked ass on the women's 2 person BOB SLED last night. touch for the Germans who usually dominate.
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Postby flightlessbirds » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:14 pm

Yay, 3rd straight olympic gold for the Canadian women's hockey team!

Of the 17 medals Canada currently holds, 14 are from female athletes. Great job, ladies!
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Postby JuicyJ » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:01 am

[quote="flightlessbirds"]Yay, 3rd straight olympic gold for the Canadian women's hockey team!

Of the 17 medals Canada currently holds, 14 are from female athletes. Great job, ladies!



I am happy with you neighbor to the East :D

It is amazing how "patriotic" we get during the Olympics.
It IS amazing to see how wonderful the women are doing!

I will confess that I watched women's figure skating last night.
That young Korean girl is awesome. The Canadian girl whose mother died has amazing Focus!
I also enjoyed the mens ski jumping BIG time!

Off to see Appolo in a little while
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Postby fredrikw » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:10 am

although I find all kinds of nationalism appalling, it's hard to to be a little bit smug about the Swedish olympic curling team winning gold by the smallest margin ever against Canada last night :D
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Postby JP » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:38 pm

nothing to do with nationalism to hold it VERY important that finland has beaten sweden in ice hockey :D

But the medal tally for finland looks thin...
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Postby Gelert » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:59 pm

I'm most impressed by Kwame Nkrumah Acheampong, the skier from Ghana who learnt to ski in Milton Keynes a couple of years ago.

Fair play to him. Waiting to see how his second run goes :D
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Postby JuicyJ » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:52 am

Great Gold medal hockey game between USA and Canada - overtime can't beat that !

That is why I said that about patriotism . 4 years don't care and then the Olympics come around ..........

SO HAPPY - Canada won :D :D :D :wink:
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Postby JP » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:37 am

aye, one more canada fan reporting! (when finland is not playing... or ok, i admit, sweden...)

these winter olympics shall go down in history as the ones i missed almost totally :( Never before have i watched so few events live.

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Postby runner » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:00 am

4 gold for the netherlands.
3 speed skathing and a snow boarding not bad for a country with 0 mountains. One guy with a trauma as the coach from Cramer sended his rider to the inner line and he missed out on his gold medal.

spain got 0 medals, so after winning all importnad sports events european cup football, cycling (tour de france), tennis (davis cup, many grand slams), ... finaly some rest..
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Postby SpugFab » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:42 am

[quote="runner"]3 speed skathing and a snow boarding not bad for a country with 0 mountains.

I'd have thought having no mountains was an advantage for speed skating.
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