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 Post subject: Winter Olympics - Sochi
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:39 am 
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I prefer the winters the the summers.

Favourite events, Biathlon and Skeleton.

I think we have chances for about 5 golds, so Chemmy Alcott was saying the other day.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics - Sochi
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Looking forward to it myself Mr. C. . Couple of events really took off last time with the ski and snowboard cross. I like all of the events with the exception of figure skating and the never ending bolero references :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics - Sochi
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Sheasy's Bum Hamster wrote:
Looking forward to it myself Mr. C. . Couple of events really took off last time with the ski and snowboard cross. I like all of the events with the exception of figure skating and the never ending bolero references :lol:


quite, I don't watch the skating, speed or figure


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Love the Winter Olympics, tend to watch far more events than the Summer. (Where I tend to focus on Athletics).

But the Winter I love pretty much everything barring the Figure Skating as per our hairy (and possibly pongy) Muridatic friend up there.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics - Sochi
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I don't mind some of the figure skating like the Gymnastics at the Olympics some of the things they do is pretty damn impressive.

I can't stand curling it's just lawn bowls on ice I'll admit playing lawn bowls is actually quite fun as I imagine curling is but I'd never watch it on TV.

The Snowboard/Ski cross stuff is pretty good to watch and anything on the bobsleigh run is always worth a watch as those guys are just crazy.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics - Sochi
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How many Winter Olympics now and they still don't have snowball fighting in it? The most fun thing you can do in snow, ffs!


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How many Winter Olympics now and they still don't have snowball fighting in it? The most fun thing you can do in snow, ffs!


I'd say the best thing about Snow is actually pretending you're snowed in and going down the pub on a weekday :cheers:


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Or going to that pub, can't remember where it is, but people get snowed in there for weeks. I'd go there every night waiting for that opportunity.


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I'll be watching, love some of the events in the Winter Olympics.

Cowbells at the ready.

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Well that's a gold silver and bronse for the netherlands .

Speedskating ofcourse , this country is skating . A bit of lack on mountains for skiing .

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Dutch speedskating is doing nicely. :cool:
So far they handed out 9 medals for it and 7 of them where handed to a dutch man/woman .

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Olympics - Sochi
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France won gold and Bronze in 12.5k Biathlon


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I seem to buck the trend here. I love the Summer Olympics and watch pretty much everything except the sports that shoulsnt be there (even then I still ens up watching bits of the football). In the winter I really only follow the snowboarding (despite Aimee Fullers best attempta to ruin it).

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Ski slope style final on now. 1 brit in there. The favourite didn't qualify


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I find myself wondering why it's necessary to include the word "downhill" in "downhill slalom".


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Red_Ped wrote:
I find myself wondering why it's necessary to include the word "downhill" in "downhill slalom".


I realise that's probably being ironic, but in my stupidity, I thought the slalom was staged on various slopes, that one is on the downhill run. The super G isn't on the downhill run.

I am probably clearly wrong. I have never thought about it.


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Red_Ped wrote:
I find myself wondering why it's necessary to include the word "downhill" in "downhill slalom".


It's so the competitors know which way to go.


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