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Purple Rainbow
10-26-2009, 04:21 PM
February 12, 2010
10:00 - Ski Jumping - NH Individual Qualification Round
18:00 - General - Opening Ceremony

February 13, 2010
9:45 - Ski Jumping - NH Individual 1st Round
Medal Event 10:45* - Ski Jumping - NH Individual Final Round
Medal Event 11:45 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill
Sweden vs Switzerland 12:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 1
Medal Event 12:00 - Speed Skating - Men's 5000 m
Medal Event 13:00 - Biathlon - Women's 7.5 km Sprint
16:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Moguls Qualification
Canada vs Slovakia 17:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 2
17:00 - Luge - Men's Singles Run 1
17:00 - Short Track - Men's 1500 m Heats
17:42 - Short Track - Ladies' 500 m Heats
18:18 - Short Track - Men's 1500 m Semifinals
18:50 - Short Track - Ladies' 3000 m Relay Semifinals
19:10* - Luge - Men's Singles Run 2
Medal Event 19:18 - Short Track - Men's 1500 m Finals
Medal Event 19:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Moguls Final

February 14, 2010
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super Combined Downhill
10:00 - Nordic Combined - Individual NH/10 km CC - Competition Round
Medal Event 11:15 - Biathlon - Men's 10 km Sprint
United States vs China 12:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 3
Medal Event 13:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super Combined Slalom
13:00 - Luge - Men's Singles Run 3
Medal Event 13:00 - Speed Skating - Ladies' 3000 m
Medal Event 13:45 - Nordic Combined - Individual NH/10 km CC - 10 km
14:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Moguls Qualification
Medal Event 15:10* - Luge - Men's Singles Run 4
16:30 - Figure Skating - Pairs Short Program
Finland vs Russian Federation 16:30 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 4
Medal Event 17:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Moguls Final

February 15, 2010
Medal Event 10:00 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' 10 km Free
10:30 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross Qualification
Medal Event 12:30 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's 15 km Free
14:00 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals
14:26 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals
Switzerland vs Canada 14:30 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 5
14:42 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross Semifinals
Medal Event 14:53 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross Finals
15:30 - Speed Skating - Men's 500 m Race 1 of 2
Medal Event 17:00 - Figure Skating - Pairs Free Skating
17:00 - Luge - Women's Singles Run 1
Medal Event 17:28 - Speed Skating - Men's 500 m Race 2 of 2
18:50* - Luge - Women's Singles Run 2
Sweden vs Slovakia 19:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 6

February 16, 2010
Great Britain vs Sweden 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 1
Norway vs Canada 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 1
United States vs Germany 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 1
Switzerland vs Denmark 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 1
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Super Combined Downhill
10:00 - Snowboard - Ladies' Snowboard Cross Qualification
Medal Event 10:30 - Biathlon - Women's 10 km Pursuit
United States vs Switzerland 12:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 1
12:15 - Snowboard - Ladies' Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals
12:29 - Snowboard - Ladies' Snowboard Cross Semifinals
Medal Event 12:40 - Snowboard - Ladies' Snowboard Cross Finals
Medal Event 12:45 - Biathlon - Men's 12.5 km Pursuit
13:00 - Luge - Women's Singles Run 3
13:00 - Speed Skating - Ladies' 500 m Race 1 of 2
Medal Event 13:30 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Super Combined Slalom
United States vs Japan 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 1
Denmark vs Sweden 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 1
Germany vs Russian Federation 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 1
Canada vs Switzerland 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 1
Russian Federation vs United States 14:30 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 7
Medal Event 14:50* - Luge - Women's Singles Run 4
Medal Event 14:52 - Speed Skating - Ladies' 500 m Race 2 of 2
16:15 - Figure Skating - Men Short Program
Canada vs Norway 16:30 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 2
Canada vs Germany 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 2
China vs France 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 2
United States vs Norway 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 2
Finland vs China 19:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 8
Russian Federation vs Latvia 21:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 3

February 17, 2010
China vs Great Britain 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 2
Germany vs United States 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 2
Switzerland vs Sweden 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 2
Japan vs Canada 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 2
10:15 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' Individual Sprint Classic Qualification
10:40 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's Individual Sprint Classic Qualification
Medal Event 11:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Downhill
Finland vs Belarus 12:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group C Game 4
12:30 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' Individual Sprint Classic Quarterfinals
12:55 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's Individual Sprint Classic Quarterfinals
13:05 - Snowboard - Men's Halfpipe Qualification
13:20 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' Individual Sprint Classic Semifinals
13:30 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's Individual Sprint Classic Semifinals
Medal Event 13:45 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' Individual Sprint Classic Finals
Medal Event 13:55 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's Individual Sprint Classic Finals
Great Britain vs France 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 3
United States vs Switzerland 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 3
Denmark vs China 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 3
Germany vs Sweden 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 3
Canada vs Sweden 14:30 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 9
Medal Event 16:00 - Speed Skating - Men's 1000 m
Sweden vs Germany 16:30 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group C Game 5
17:00 - Luge - Doubles' Run 1
17:00 - Short Track - Ladies' 500 m Quarterfinals
17:15 - Snowboard - Men's Halfpipe Semifinals
17:25 - Short Track - Men's 1000 m Heats
18:10 - Short Track - Ladies' 500 m Semifinals
Medal Event 18:30* - Luge - Doubles' Run 2
18:32 - Short Track - Men's 5000 m Relay Semifinals
Russian Federation vs Denmark 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 3
Great Britain vs Sweden 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 3
China vs Switzerland 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 3
Slovakia vs Switzerland 19:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 10
Medal Event 19:07 - Short Track - Ladies' 500 m Finals
Medal Event 19:15 - Snowboard - Men's Halfpipe Finals
Czech Republic vs Slovakia 21:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 6

February 18, 2010
Denmark vs United States 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 4
Germany vs Norway 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 4
Canada vs Sweden 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 4
Great Britain vs Switzerland 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 4
Medal Event 10:00 - Biathlon - Women's 15 km Individual
United States vs Norway 12:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 7
12:30 - Snowboard - Ladies' Halfpipe Qualification
Medal Event 13:00 - Biathlon - Men's 20 km Individual
Medal Event 13:00 - Speed Skating - Ladies' 1000 m
Canada vs Germany 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 4
China vs Japan 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 4
Russian Federation vs Great Britain 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 4
Denmark vs United States 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 4
United States vs Finland 14:30 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 11
16:00 - Snowboard - Ladies' Halfpipe Semifinals
16:00 - Skeleton - Women's Heat 1
Switzerland vs Canada 16:30 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 8
Medal Event 17:00 - Figure Skating - Men Free Skating
17:10* - Skeleton - Women's Heat 2
Medal Event 18:00 - Snowboard - Ladies' Halfpipe Finals
18:30 - Skeleton - Men's Heat 1
Sweden vs China 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 5
Great Britain vs Denmark 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 5
Norway vs Switzerland 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 5
France vs Canada 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 5
China vs Russian Federation 19:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 12
20:00* - Skeleton - Men's Heat 2
Slovakia vs Russian Federation 21:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 9

February 19, 2010
Germany vs Great Britain 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 5
Russian Federation vs United States 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 5
China vs Denmark 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 5
10:00 - Ski Jumping - LH Individual Qualification Round
Medal Event 11:30 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Super-G
Belarus vs Sweden 12:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group C Game 10
Medal Event 13:00 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' 15 km Pursuit (7.5Classic+7.5Free)
Germany vs Switzerland 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 6
Denmark vs Canada 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 6
France vs United States 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 6
Norway vs China 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 6
15:45 - Skeleton - Women's Heat 3
Czech Republic vs Latvia 16:30 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 11
16:45 - Figure Skating - Ice Dance - Compulsory Dance
Medal Event 16:55* - Skeleton - Women's Heat 4
18:20 - Skeleton - Men's Heat 3
Denmark vs Canada 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 6
Sweden vs China 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 6
Great Britain vs Japan 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 6
Switzerland vs Russian Federation 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 6
Medal Event 19:50* - Skeleton - Men's Heat 4
Finland vs Germany 21:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group C Game 12

February 20, 2010
Norway vs Denmark 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 7
France vs Germany 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 7
China vs Great Britain 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 7
Sweden vs United States 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 7
Medal Event 10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super-G
10:00 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Aerials Qualification
11:30 - Ski Jumping - LH Individual 1st Round
Norway vs Switzerland 12:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 13
Medal Event 12:30* - Ski Jumping - LH Individual Final Round
Medal Event 13:30 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's 30 km Pursuit (15Classic+15Free)
Sweden vs Russian Federation 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 7
United States vs Great Britain 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 7
Denmark vs Switzerland 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 7
Germany vs China 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 7
14:30 - Ice Hockey - Women's Classifications - Game 13
Medal Event 16:15 - Speed Skating - Men's 1500 m
Latvia vs Slovakia 16:30 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 14
17:00 - Bobsleigh - Two-Man Heat 1
17:45 - Short Track - Ladies' 1500 m Heats
18:29 - Short Track - Men's 1000 m Quarterfinals
18:35* - Bobsleigh - Two-Man Heat 2
18:58 - Short Track - Ladies' 1500 m Semifinals
Switzerland vs China 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 8
Sweden vs France 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 8
Canada vs Great Britain 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 8
19:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Classifications - Game 14
19:28 - Short Track - Men's 1000 m Semifinals
Medal Event 19:51 - Short Track - Ladies' 1500 m Finals
Medal Event 20:05 - Short Track - Men's 1000 m Finals
Germany vs Belarus 21:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group C Game 15

February 21, 2010
Great Britain vs Switzerland 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 8
Germany vs Denmark 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 8
Canada vs United States 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 8
Russian Federation vs Japan 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 8
9:15 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross Qualification
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Giant Slalom 1st Run
Medal Event 10:45 - Biathlon - Men's 15 km Mass Start
Russian Federation vs Czech Republic 12:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group B Game 16
12:15* - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross 1/8 Finals
12:48* - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross Quarterfinals
Medal Event 13:00 - Biathlon - Women's 12.5 km Mass Start
13:07* - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross Semifinals
Medal Event 13:18* - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross Finals
13:30 - Bobsleigh - Two-Man Heat 3
Medal Event 13:45 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Giant Slalom 2nd Run
United States vs Great Britain 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 9
Norway vs Sweden 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 9
Switzerland vs Canada 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 9
Denmark vs Germany 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 9
Medal Event 15:00 - Speed Skating - Ladies' 1500 m
Medal Event 15:05* - Bobsleigh - Two-Man Heat 4
16:15 - Figure Skating - Ice Dance - Original Dance
Canada vs United States 16:40 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 17
China vs Canada 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 9
Japan vs Germany 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 9
United States vs Sweden 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 9
Sweden vs Finland 21:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Preliminary Round - Group C Game 18

February 22, 2010
France vs Norway 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 10
Canada vs United States 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 10
Germany vs China 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 10
Switzerland vs Sweden 9:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 10
10:00 - Ski Jumping - Team 1st Round
10:45 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' Team Sprint Free Semifinals
Medal Event 11:00* - Ski Jumping - Team Final Round
11:35 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's Team Sprint Free Semifinals
12:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Play-offs Semifinals - Game 15
Medal Event 13:00 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' Team Sprint Free Final
Medal Event 13:25 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's Team Sprint Free Final
Russian Federation vs China 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 10
Japan vs Switzerland 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 10
Sweden vs Canada 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 10
Great Britain vs Denmark 14:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 10
14:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Classifications - 7th/8th - Game 16
Medal Event 16:45 - Figure Skating - Ice Dance - Free Dance
17:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Play-offs Semifinals - Game 17
18:00 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Aerials Qualification
Germany vs Great Britain 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 11
France vs Denmark 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 11
China vs United States 19:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 11
19:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Classifications - 5th/6th - Game 18

February 23, 2010
Japan vs Sweden 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 11
Switzerland vs Germany 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 11
United States vs China 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 11
Canada vs Great Britain 9:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 11
10:00 - Nordic Combined - Team/4x5 km - Competition Round
10:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross Qualification
Medal Event 11:00 - Speed Skating - Men's 10000 m
Medal Event 11:30 - Biathlon - Women's 4x6 km Relay
12:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Qualifications - Game 19
13:00* - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross 1/8 Finals
Medal Event 13:00 - Nordic Combined - Team/4x5 km - 4x5 km Relay
13:33* - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross Quarterfinals
13:52* - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross Semifinals
China vs Canada 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 12
Sweden vs Denmark 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 12
Great Britain vs Norway 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 12
Switzerland vs France 14:00 - Curling - Men's Round Robin Session 12
Medal Event 14:03* - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross Finals
16:30 - Figure Skating - Ladies Short Program
16:30 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Qualifications - Game 20
17:00 - Bobsleigh - Women's Heat 1
18:10* - Bobsleigh - Women's Heat 2
Switzerland vs United States 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 12
Canada vs Russian Federation 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 12
Japan vs Denmark 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 12
Sweden vs Germany 19:00 - Curling - Women's Round Robin Session 12
19:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Qualifications - Game 21
21:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Qualifications - Game 22

February 24, 2010
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Giant Slalom 1st Run
Medal Event 11:15 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's 4x10 km Relay Classic/Free
12:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Quarterfinals - Game 23
Medal Event 13:00 - Speed Skating - Ladies' 5000 m
Medal Event 13:15 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Giant Slalom 2nd Run
16:30 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Quarterfinals - Game 24
17:00 - Bobsleigh - Women's Heat 3
17:00 - Short Track - Ladies' 1000 m Heats
17:47 - Short Track - Men's 500 m Heats
Medal Event 18:10* - Bobsleigh - Women's Heat 4
Medal Event 18:26 - Short Track - Ladies' 3000 m Relay Finals
19:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Quarterfinals - Game 25
Medal Event 19:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Aerials Final
21:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Quarterfinals - Game 26

February 25, 2010
9:00 - Curling - Women's Semifinal
9:00 - Curling - Women's Semifinal
10:00 - Nordic Combined - Individual LH/10 km CC - Competition Round
Medal Event 11:00 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' 4x5 km Relay Classic/Free
Medal Event 11:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Bronze Medal Game - Game 19
Medal Event 13:00 - Nordic Combined - Individual LH/10 km CC - 10 km
14:00 - Curling - Men's Semifinal
14:00 - Curling - Men's Semifinal
Medal Event 15:30 - Ice Hockey - Women's Gold Medal Game - Game 20
Medal Event 17:00 - Figure Skating - Ladies Free Skating
Medal Event 18:00 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Aerials Final

February 26, 2010
Medal Event 9:00 - Curling - Women's Bronze Medal Game
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Slalom 1st Run
10:00 - Snowboard - Ladies' PGS Qualification
Medal Event 11:30 - Biathlon - Men's 4x7.5 km Relay
12:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Semifinals - Game 27
12:15 - Snowboard - Ladies' PGS 1/8 Finals
12:30* - Speed Skating - Men's Team Pursuit Quarterfinals
12:51 - Snowboard - Ladies' PGS Quarterfinals
13:00 - Bobsleigh - Four-Man Heat 1
13:09 - Snowboard - Ladies' PGS Semifinals
13:20* - Speed Skating - Ladies' Team Pursuit Quarterfinals
Medal Event 13:30 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Slalom 2nd Run
Medal Event 13:31 - Snowboard - Ladies' PGS Finals
14:07* - Speed Skating - Men's Team Pursuit Semifinals
14:35* - Bobsleigh - Four-Man Heat 2
Medal Event 15:00 - Curling - Women's Gold Medal Game
18:00 - Short Track - Men's 500 m Quarterfinals
18:14 - Short Track - Ladies' 1000 m Quarterfinals
18:30 - Ice Hockey - Men's Play-offs Semifinals - Game 28
18:43 - Short Track - Men's 500 m Semifinals
18:52 - Short Track - Ladies' 1000 m Semifinals
Medal Event 19:14 - Short Track - Men's 500 m Finals
Medal Event 19:24 - Short Track - Ladies' 1000 m Finals
Medal Event 19:51 - Short Track - Men's 5000 m Relay Finals

February 27, 2010
Medal Event 9:00 - Curling - Men's Bronze Medal Game
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Slalom 1st Run
10:00 - Snowboard - Men's PGS Qualification
Medal Event 11:45 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' 30 km, Mass Start Classic
12:15 - Snowboard - Men's PGS 1/8 Finals
12:30* - Speed Skating - Ladies' Team Pursuit Semifinals
12:51 - Snowboard - Men's PGS Quarterfinals
Medal Event 12:51 - Speed Skating - Men's Team Pursuit Finals
13:00 - Bobsleigh - Four-Man Heat 3
13:09 - Snowboard - Men's PGS Semifinals
Medal Event 13:13 - Speed Skating - Ladies' Team Pursuit Finals
Medal Event 13:31 - Snowboard - Men's Parallel Giant Slalom Finals
Medal Event 13:45 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Slalom 2nd Run
Medal Event 14:35* - Bobsleigh - Four-Man Heat 4
Medal Event 15:00 - Curling - Men's Gold Medal Game
16:30 - Figure Skating - Exhibition Gala
Medal Event 19:00 - Ice Hockey - Men's Bronze Medal Game - Game 29

February 28, 2010
Medal Event 9:30 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's 50 km, Mass Start Classic
Medal Event 12:15 - Ice Hockey - Men's Gold Medal Game - Game 30
17:30 - General - Closing Ceremony
* estimated start time

Echoes
10-26-2009, 05:23 PM
When I had Eurosport I used to watch every alpine skiing and biathlon events. I hate ski jumping however. Such huge springboards in the mountain destroy nature.

Well now my favourite winter sport is cyclocross. :D

Certinfy
10-26-2009, 05:58 PM
Yeah :) Great to watch.

Manon
10-26-2009, 06:13 PM
When I had Eurosport I used to watch every alpine skiing and biathlon events. I hate ski jumping however.

My fav sport. And Norway of course!

SloKid
10-27-2009, 10:23 AM
We used to be quite a force in some winter events, not anymore unfortunately. Might win a medal in skiing or maybe snowboarding.

Kolya
10-27-2009, 12:33 PM
XC skiing and the biathlon.

Dini
10-27-2009, 12:50 PM
Slalom FTW! :rocker2:

I want Anja Pärson to get some medals. :awww:

Manon
10-27-2009, 02:13 PM
XC skiing and the biathlon.

Bjorn Daehlie rulz:worship:

Petra Majdic should win most of the sprints again.

My cards and heart are on Ole Einar and Emil Hegle.

Manon
10-27-2009, 02:15 PM
Slalom FTW! :rocker2:

I want to Anja Pärson with some medals. :awww:

Tanja Poutiainen with all medals in her pocket:wavey:

buddyholly
10-27-2009, 03:07 PM
Yay! the Vancouver olympics are cominng up in just a few months time, which means the athletes will be highly motivated to peak this season.



Especially the alpine skiers!

I hope Canada does well. Beijing is hard to follow.

bokehlicious
10-27-2009, 03:16 PM
Vamos Didier :rocker2: :D :p

rosespower
10-27-2009, 09:27 PM
you know that there are two or three more threads each one for a specific winter sport?

anyway can't wait for vancouver it will mean lack of sleep making schedules for my fav events etc. sadly I'm not one of the lucky ones who will get there.

Manon
10-28-2009, 01:06 AM
Vamos Didier :rocker2: :D :p

Both of them.

Kolya
10-28-2009, 07:00 AM
Bjorn Daehlie rulz:worship:

Petra Majdic should win most of the sprints again.

My cards and heart are on Ole Einar and Emil Hegle.

I love Daehlie... Northug is Norway's champion now.

Bjoerndalen is take his revenge next year at the Olympics for his poor 2006 performance.

rosespower
10-28-2009, 08:33 AM
aa ye... and my Cheers go to Austria, beside figure skating where is Brian all the way:)

scarecrows
10-28-2009, 02:28 PM
alipine skiing for me

used to watch also biathlon, cross county and ski jumping but cant be arsed anymore

first WC without Herrminator in ages :sad:

Purple Rainbow
11-07-2009, 08:36 AM
This weekend the international speedskating season starts.
Yesterday Shani Davis and Martina Sablikova showed they're miles ahead of their competition.
Today we'll see how the ladies sprinters are doing and if Sven Kramer remains invincible on the long distances.

Purple Rainbow
11-25-2009, 05:42 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/winter_sports/8378863.stm

German skating legend Claudia Pechstein will not be allowed to compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics.
Even though she never tested positive, her blood showed abnormal values.

Machiavelli
11-26-2009, 09:51 AM
Time for Ivica Kostelic to finally get his overall title and take some more medals in Vancouver, only one of few competitors who is able to compete in all discplines, he is at the right age now...

Shame Janica is not arround anymore, she would probably school all the girls today easily.....

Purple Rainbow
12-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Carlo Janka completed an impressive feat today, winning three skiing events in one weekend, at Beaver Creek.
The last skier to do so was Aksel Lund Svindal in 2007.

Lindsey Vonn also come staggeringly close in Lake Louise, but she lost the Super G to Elisabeth Görgl by 0.03, havng won two downhill races.

scarecrows
12-06-2009, 08:53 PM
Janka is an incredible skier and might dominate for a few years

bokehlicious
12-07-2009, 08:27 AM
Swiss ski golden age again, hopp! :rocker2: :o :p

MariaV
12-07-2009, 08:34 AM
Swiss ski golden age again, hopp! :rocker2: :o :p

Congrats JM! :hatoff: As Mannequin said this Janka is good. :yeah:

Purple Rainbow
12-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Swiss ski golden age again, hopp! :rocker2: :o :p

Carlo Janka and the two Didiers (Cuche and Defago). Huge medal chances for Switzerland.

bokehlicious
12-07-2009, 11:15 AM
Carlo Janka and the two Didiers (Cuche and Defago). Huge medal chances for Switzerland.

Yesterday our commentator said the current team is better than the Zurbriggen/Mueller/Heinzer/Alpiger/Gaspoz/etc years... He even said he thinks Janka's bigger than Zurbriggen... Quite talking off his arse, obviously... :o

Purple Rainbow
12-12-2009, 12:21 PM
Yesterday two speedskating world records were broken.

Jenny Wolf from Germany broke her previous best time by 0.02 to set the new 500m mark at 37.00

Tonight she can become the first woman to race the 500m under 37 seconds.

American Shani Davis shattered his previous WR over 1500m by skating a sensational 1:41.04.

In skiing, Carlo Janka failed to duplicate last weeks phenomenal results, as he already fell twice in two events.

out_here_grindin
12-12-2009, 01:00 PM
My favorite event in either Olympics is the short track speed skating. It peaked in 2002 when that dirty South Korean used the takedown on Apollo Anto Ohno and the random Australian in the back won. Crazy stuff. I loved that, with Ohno. Great stuff to watch

Purple Rainbow
12-12-2009, 01:09 PM
My favorite event in either Olympics is the short track speed skating. It peaked in 2002 when that dirty South Korean used the takedown on Apollo Anto Ohno and the random Australian in the back won. Crazy stuff. I loved that, with Ohno. Great stuff to watch

Sweet memories! Bradbury was very lucky to even be in the final and than this happened.....

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scarecrows
12-12-2009, 03:23 PM
short track is great indeed

here's Bradbury's adventure from the QF

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Kolya
01-12-2010, 04:03 AM
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The great Johann Muehlegg winning by over 2 minutes in the 30km mass start :haha:

It was so crazy at the time watching this.

Purple Rainbow
01-12-2010, 12:44 PM
Just over a month to go.

Early gold medal contenders:

Shani Davis (speedskating) 1000 and 1500m
Sven Kramer (speedskating) 5000 and 10,000m
Martina Sablikova (speedskating) 3000 and 5000m
Linsey Vonn (skiing) Downhill and Super G
Austria (ski jumping team competition) The closest thing to a certain gold medal these games.

I like the Nordic Combined event this year. Manninen and Gottwald are back, and they're competing against the likes of Chappuis, Koivuranta, Moann, Spillane and Demong. Alle serious candidates for the gold.

Mens skiing is also going to be incredibly exciting. Nobody has been able to dominate a single event and there have been many different winners already this season.

Anyone thinks Bjoerndalen can win another gold medal? He won the most recent World Cup (I believe he now has over 90 world cup victories) and has a very good chace in the team competition. If they shoot well (being Norwegians, that's a big if) they should be able to hold off the Russians and the French. Bjoerndalen can arguably become the greatest wintersports athlete if he manages to win two more gold medals.

scarecrows
01-12-2010, 02:25 PM
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The great Johann Muehlegg winning by over 2 minutes in the 30km mass start :haha:

It was so crazy at the time watching this.

he was doped :lol:

scarecrows
01-23-2010, 03:14 PM
Cuche is simply incredible, winning in the Streif at 35

miura
01-23-2010, 03:30 PM
Bjørndalen is going to take the gold in the individual biathlon. I'm certain of it. Have you seen his recent series at the ranges? He's twice as fast as anyone else sometimes.

Russia is the biggest threat in the team event. With Bjørndalen on the third leg and Emil Hegle Svendsen on the last leg it's a good team. Only problem is the two first ones. Halvard Hanevold is slow in the track but fairly safe at the shooting range. Tarjei Bø is the opposite. Russia can't get as much as a minute ahead as they did in Ruhpolding recently.

miura
01-23-2010, 03:37 PM
he was doped :lol:
Very much so! :lol:


Haha, check this out. Northug is a beast of a man. He will be the favourite in the cross country for sure.

I love watching this with Swedish commentary.

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"The Norwegian is getting tired, there is a gap forming" he says with a very eager and positive voice.

20 seconds later.

"ojojojojojojoj"

:haha:

miura
01-23-2010, 03:41 PM
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miura
01-23-2010, 03:44 PM
Norway could do well in the ski jump but the competition there is immense.

Also cheering for Aksel Lund Svindal in the alpine events.


I like the statistics for most medal wons :cool:

http://www.nrksport.no/contentfile/file/1.6766631!img6766631.jpg

SloKid
01-23-2010, 03:57 PM
Cuche is simply incredible, winning in the Streif at 35
I like Cuche, but couldn't he have been a bit slower today. :(

Still for Šporn to come out of relatively nowhere and complete the run like he did today, was spectacular.

Purple Rainbow
01-24-2010, 08:16 AM
I like the statistics for most medal wons :cool:

http://www.nrksport.no/contentfile/file/1.6766631!img6766631.jpg

All but 2 or 3 of the Dutch (Nederland) medals have been won in speedskating! :)

Cuche has indeed been incredible this weekend! :worship:

Kolya
01-26-2010, 01:00 AM
Bjorndalen needs 3 more golds to equal the great Bjorn Daehlie.

Manon
01-26-2010, 01:03 PM
Bjørndalen is going to take the gold in the individual biathlon.

I don't think so. His goal is sprint, pursuit and his fav > mass. I give all my cards on Swendsen.

And btw, your friend Moan find his best form at the right time :yeah:

miura
01-26-2010, 01:37 PM
We'll see ;)

Moan has a great form in the track now. If he can do a decent jump he might just be able to snatch a gold medal :D

Purple Rainbow
02-05-2010, 07:41 AM
The Associated Press have come up with medals predictions for Vancouver. Here's their list:

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news;_ylt=AsIjP0gKk.ZiCi03Cv4N_TFotLV_?slug=txmeda lprojections&prov=st&type=lgns

It adds up to the following final medal standings, I've on;y inculded countries who'll win at least 1 medal in every category.

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canada 15 8 7 30
United States 10 11 6 27
Germany 8 12 7 27
Norway 9 5 9 23
Russia 7 6 8 21
Austria 5 5 7 17
Sweden 2 7 7 16
China 7 1 6 14
Switzerland 2 5 6 13
South Korea 5 3 3 11
Netherlands 3 3 4 10
France 3 2 4 9
Italy 1 4 2 7

MariaV
02-05-2010, 07:46 AM
Yep. No medals predicted for Estonia and most probably they're right.

Purple Rainbow
02-05-2010, 08:05 AM
Yep. No medals predicted for Estonia and most probably they're right.

Are Veerpalu and Smigun competing?

miura
02-05-2010, 08:38 AM
Canada is not getting 15 gold medals!! :lol:

Not on my watch :armed:

SloKid
02-05-2010, 08:39 AM
They predicted a gold and 3 silvers for us. I'd take that in a heartbeat.

Our realistic medal chances are Petra Majdič in cross country skiing, the classical sprint in particular, the sprint relay with Petra Majdič again, Tina Maze in giant slalom and perhaps in supercombined, slalom and super G too, but would need a lot of things to go her way for that to happen.

Decent chances are our downhill skiers Jerman and Šporn, outside chances are our snowboarders and Robert Kranjec in ski jumping, maybe in the team ski jumping event.

MariaV
02-05-2010, 08:40 AM
Are Veerpalu and Smigun competing?

Oh yes they are but I don't really expect them to get any medals again. :o

MariaV
02-05-2010, 08:42 AM
They predicted a gold and 3 silvers for us. I'd take that in a heartbeat.

Our realistic medal chances are Petra Majdič in cross country skiing, the classical sprint in particular, the sprint relay with Petra Majdič again, Tina Maze in giant slalom and perhaps in supercombined, slalom and super G too, but would need a lot of things to go her way for that to happen.

Decent chances are our downhill skiers Jerman and Šporn, outside chances are our snowboarders and Robert Kranjec in ski jumping, maybe in the team ski jumping event.

:wavey: Your ski jumping boys have been doing pretty well lately indeed, not only Kranjec so who knows.

bokehlicious
02-05-2010, 08:47 AM
No way we'll get 2 gold medals......

MariaV
02-05-2010, 09:58 AM
No way we'll get 2 gold medals......

Janka, Cuche & Co? :ras:
Lambiel :nerner: I know I know :bigcry: :crying2:
Ammann
Cologna and this other cross-country dude

bokehlicious
02-05-2010, 10:53 AM
Janka, Cuche & Co? :ras:
Lambiel :nerner: I know I know :bigcry: :crying2:
Ammann
Cologna and this other cross-country dude

curling too, especially the women...

Action Jackson
02-05-2010, 10:56 AM
At least Norway will get more than they did last time.

BigJohn
02-05-2010, 01:21 PM
Canada is not getting 15 gold medals!! :lol:

Not on my watch :armed:

As a host nation, we still have to win one gold (none in Montreal, none in Calgary), so one would already be an achievement. 10 appears to be realistic but all needs to go well.

If all goes as good as it can, curling and hockey could bring 4, Groves, Nesbitt, Klassen and Hughes could win multiple in long track skating, our short track team could also bring a couple. There is Heil in moguls, Anderson in snowboard. Ice dance is very competitive this year, but anything but gold would be a disappointment. Those are the ones who could win gold.

For medals potential in general, skeleton should bring in a few medals, so can women's bob. Alpine skiing is not out of the question, Osborne-Paradis is doing well this year and our women do pop up on the podium unexpectedly at big meetings, so one or two alpine medals can be projected. Medals are not out of the question for the rest of figure skating also and speed skating in general.

We will be top 3 on the medal count for sure, but Germany will be tough to beat at the top.

jmf07
02-06-2010, 03:09 PM
Australia 0 gold? Surely we will get a gold out of either Begg Smith in Moguls, the womens aerials or Torah Bright in the halfpipe or am I being delusional?

miura
02-06-2010, 04:29 PM
Russia pulled their entire cross-country sprint team. What a bunch of dopers :lol:

Purple Rainbow
02-08-2010, 08:26 AM
I am hoping Pärson wins a gold, if only so we an hear her sing the Swedish anthem again!


http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/video/29012010/58/anja-song-victory.html

This girl is terrific! :worship:

MariaV
02-08-2010, 08:29 AM
curling too, especially the women...

See, so why are you whining, you can get even more than 2 gold medals, btw Cologna seems to be finding form again. :p

bokehlicious
02-08-2010, 08:34 AM
See, so why are you whining, you can get even more than 2 gold medals, btw Cologna seems to be finding form again. :p

I'm not whining :shrug: just that I doubt we'll get 2 gold medals :shrug: :o we'll get our share of medals, but we haven't anyone really dominating...

If Cologna manages to grab a medal it'd be our first Olympic medal in cross-country skiing since Grünenfelder in 1988 :tape: :o

MariaV
02-08-2010, 08:39 AM
I'm not whining :shrug: just that I doubt we'll get 2 gold medals :shrug: :o we'll get our share of medals, but we haven't anyone really dominating...

If Cologna manages to grab a medal it'd be our first Olympic medal in cross-country skiing since Grünenfelder in 1988 :tape: :o

:nerner: Yeah he probably won't win gold but anything can happen. You're such a doubter. :p That's the beauty of sport that the medals are not given out beforehand.

jmf07
02-10-2010, 07:50 AM
Then there is prolific and capricious skier Bode Miller, who recently rejoined the U.S. ski team and qualified for his third Olympics. He earned $1.3 million last year from sponsors, including Nike, Head and Superfund, and in prize money on the World Cup circuit to rank No. 6 on our list. His way to deal with lagging sponsorship for Winter Olympians? Go after the Summer Olympians' money. The 32-year-old recently announced he intends to compete in the U.S. Tennis Association's newly created national playoff tournament in hopes of landing a spot in the U.S. Open in August.

http://www.forbes.com/2010/02/09/top-earning-winter-olympic-athletes-business-sports-top-olympians_2.html

:lol: i'm not sure he is going to get a lot of money from tennis.

Purple Rainbow
02-10-2010, 05:14 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/10/sportsline/main6193883.shtml

Vonn: Injury Won't Halt Olympic Ski Bid
Bruised Shin Causes U.S. Skier to Skip Practice, But She Vows to Race in Vancouver

(AP) U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn revealed Wednesday she bruised her right shin while training last week and might skip some practice sessions at the Olympics but plans to race.

"I'm coming into these Olympics a lot more unsure than I was, um, a few weeks ago," Vonn said in an interview with NBC's "Today" show that aired Wednesday.

She said she got hurt in slalom training during pre-Olympic workouts in Austria and hasn't skied since.

"I at least want people to know what's going on and if I don't perform well, why that is," Vonn said, "but I can guarantee you that I'm going to do everything I can to be as ready as I can with this injury and still try to ski well."

Vonn is the two-time reigning overall World Cup champion, and is considered a multiple-medal threat at the Vancouver Olympics, which open Friday.

The first women's Alpine race is the super-combined on Sunday. The first official training run for women is Thursday.

"Hopefully this will not be a problem for her," U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

An injured Vonn would be a terrible blow for Team USA.

scarecrows
02-10-2010, 07:11 PM
she'd still capture the 2 golds in speed events

BigJohn
02-10-2010, 07:46 PM
she'd still capture the 2 golds in speed events

This is still the Olympics. Weird results will happen.

The combined will be even more interesting to watch on Sunday.

Update

Now Vonn maybe out of the Games completely. She won't be 100%.

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/alpineskiing/story/2010/02/10/spo-vonn-shin.html

BigJohn
02-11-2010, 02:10 AM
Well, it's on.

First Olympic downhill training run shortened because of fog. 40 skiers made it before the stop.

1- Cuche (SUI)
2- Dixon (CAN)
3- Hoffman (SUI)
4- Defago (SUI)
5- Heel (ITA)
6- Osborne-Paradis (CAN)
7- Miller (USA)
8- Kueng (SUI)
9- Walchhofer (AUT)
10- Weibrecht (USA)

The race is on Saturday.

Purple Rainbow
02-11-2010, 11:52 AM
This is still the Olympics. Weird results will happen.

The combined will be even more interesting to watch on Sunday.

Update

Now Vonn maybe out of the Games completely. She won't be 100%.

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/alpineskiing/story/2010/02/10/spo-vonn-shin.html

Vonn missing the Olympics would be a personal tragedy. She missed the Torino games too, though she wasn't as heavily favoured to win gold as she is now.

Purple Rainbow
02-12-2010, 07:45 PM
Georgian Olympic luger dies after crash

VANCOUVER, British Columbia(AP)—A men’s luger from the former Soviet republic of Georgia died Friday after a crash during training, an Olympic official with direct knowledge of the situation said. The death cast a shocking pall over the Vancouver Olympics hours before the opening ceremony.

The official told The Associated Press that the International Olympic Committee received confirmation of Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the 21-year-old luger’s family hadn’t been notified yet.

There was no immediate comment from Vancouver organizers, international luge officials or the International Olympic Committee. At the Whistler track, officials said the IOC and VANOC were preparing a joint statement to be released Friday afternoon.

Kumaritashvili lost control of his sled, went over the track wall and struck an unpadded steel pole near the finish line at Whistler Sliding Center.

Rescue workers were at his side within seconds, chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation started less than one minute after the crash, and he was quickly airlifted to a trauma center in Whistler.

Kumaritashvili struck the inside wall of the track on the final turn. His body immediately went airborne and cleared the ice-coated concrete wall along the left side of the sliding surface. His sled remained in the track, and it appeared his helmet visor skidded down the ice.

“It’s a very rare situation,” three-time Olympic champion and German coach Georg Hackl said before news of Kumaritashvili’s death broke, clearly shaken moments after seeing Kumaritashvili tended to furiously by medical officials.

Olympic competition in men’s luge is scheduled to begin Saturday. It’s unclear if that schedule would be affected.

It was unclear how fast Kumaritashvili was going, although many sliders have exceeded 90 mph on this course. The track is considered the world’s fastest and several Olympians recently questioned its safety. More than a dozen athletes have crashed during Olympic training for luge, and some questioned whether athletes from smaller nations - like Georgia - had enough time to prepare for the daunting track.

At the finish area, not far from where Kumaritashvili lost control, athletes, coaches and officials solemnly awaited word on Kumaritashvili before eventually being ushered away. Access to the crash area was closed within about 30 minutes.

“I’ve never seen anything like that,” said Shiva Keshavan, a four-time Olympian from India.

The remainder of men’s training was canceled for the day, with VANOC officials saying in a release that an investigation was taking place to “ensure a safe field of play.”

Kumaritashvili competed in five World Cup races this season, finishing 44th in the world standings.

Earlier in the day, gold-medal favorite Armin Zoeggeler of Italy crashed, losing control of his sled on Curve 11. Zoeggeler came off his sled and held it with his left arm to keep it from smashing atop his body. He slid on his back down several curves before coming to a stop and walking away.

Training days in Whistler have been crash-filled. A Romanian woman was briefly knocked unconscious and at least four Americans - Chris Mazdzer on Wednesday, Megan Sweeney on Thursday and both Tony Benshoof and Bengt Walden on Friday in the same training session where Zoeggeler wrecked - have had serious trouble just getting down the track.

“I think they are pushing it a little too much,” Australia’s Hannah Campbell-Pegg said Thursday night after she nearly lost control in training. “To what extent are we just little lemmings that they just throw down a track and we’re crash-test dummies? I mean, this is our lives.”


http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news?slug=txluglugerdies&prov=st&type=lgns

:sad:

Dini
02-12-2010, 08:20 PM
R.I.P.

Tragic. :sad:

waterlily_021989
02-12-2010, 08:27 PM
this is so sad and tragic,he was so young. :sad: R.I.P

BigJohn
02-12-2010, 11:24 PM
Disturbing images. One of those videos I wish I did not see.

Jelena
02-13-2010, 02:57 PM
Disturbing images. One of those videos I wish I did not see.
I saw the pics. Fortunately our broadcaster decided to not show the pics every five minutes when they talked about the incident. There are other videos I never saw and which I am happy I didn't see even after 15+ years.

Jelena
02-13-2010, 03:47 PM
If you want to send your condolences to the Georgian luge Federation (the President of the Federation is the father of the dead driver),here (luge_georgia@yahoo.fr) is the email of their federation.

Andi-M
02-13-2010, 04:19 PM
Cant wait for figure skating :hearts:

BigJohn
02-13-2010, 05:06 PM
It really looks selecting Vancouver has a host city for WINTER Olympics was not the greatest idea. Maybe it looked good on paper. Good job COC and IOC.

No snow in the city, no snow at the moguls, shitty weather at the alpine hill.

Plus the yawn fest disaster of the opening ceremony: cauldron malfunction, destroying of Canada's national anthem, Bryan Adams lipsync malfunction, Sarah McLachlan... If it was not for the hot shirtless native wolf-man, this would be so far a complete fiasco.

Everko
02-13-2010, 07:15 PM
The ceremony was ridiculous.

Chip_s_m
02-13-2010, 09:27 PM
NBC has already stated that they anticipate losing money broadcasting the Olympics, and if the rest of the games are as boring as that ceremony then they're going to be right.

KarlyM
02-13-2010, 11:12 PM
Plus the yawn fest disaster of the opening ceremony: cauldron malfunction, destroying of Canada's national anthem, Bryan Adams lipsync malfunction, Sarah McLachlan... If it was not for the hot shirtless native wolf-man, this would be so far a complete fiasco. :lol:

I usually just watch the opening ceremony for the parade of nations. :) The rest of the ceremony was boring. Most of the special effects were cool :), but the musical performances were not. :ras: The "Rhythms of the Fall" part with the fiddlers was so annoying! :lol: It's too bad the official cauldron lighting had a malfunction. Sending Gretzky down to the outdoor cauldron was cool. :)

NBC has already stated that they anticipate losing money broadcasting the Olympics, and if the rest of the games are as boring as that ceremony then they're going to be right. I'm hoping NBC loses enough money so they don't have enough to bid for the 2014/2016 games. I'm tired of their constant interviews and fluff pieces, heavily edited taped events, only showing parts of live events, and anything involving Mary Carillo! :banghead:

I'm hoping for some good short track speed skating tonight. :)

out_here_grindin
02-14-2010, 12:26 AM
Ohno advances with ease :D

Kolya
02-14-2010, 02:14 AM
Simon Ammann :yeah:

Purple Rainbow
02-14-2010, 07:20 AM
First gold in the bag for Sven Kramer.
The Dutch speedskater has lost only once on the 5K since the 2006 winter olympics. He delivered and is heavily favoured to win the 10K as well.

out_here_grindin
02-14-2010, 12:49 PM
The South Koreans had the sweep in the bag and then they took each other out.

Action Jackson
02-14-2010, 12:50 PM
Short track, the take away version of skating but some funny shit happens.

Kolya
02-14-2010, 02:20 PM
Good luck to Bjoerndalen and Hanevold today in the 10km sprint :yeah:

Dini
02-14-2010, 06:59 PM
Vincent Jay :spit: :eek:

Bjoerndalen a disappointing 13th; Svendsen looks certain for a medal though.

A bit of a fluke this with the atrocious weather.

Purple Rainbow
02-14-2010, 07:55 PM
The South Koreans had the sweep in the bag and then they took each other out.

It happens all to often in short track speed skating. The sport is too much of a lottery for my liking.

Big chance for Canada to win their first gold medal in the 3K womens speed skating. Groves has a very good shit at the title.

A couple of wtf medalists so far. Most notably Vincent Jay and Jakov Fak. I don't even know the Croatian. Kuzmina winning the gold was a big suprise too.

SloKid
02-14-2010, 08:36 PM
Fak won a silver at the WC last year. but has been disappointing to say the least in the World Cup this season.

3.4 seconds behind the medals for Bauer, so close. :( We now have a 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th place in first two days, which is not bad, but it sucks if you get so close.

Purple Rainbow
02-14-2010, 09:15 PM
Lamy Chappuis FTW!

Great finish and this is turning out to be a good day for France!

Marine
02-14-2010, 10:05 PM
Lamy Chappuis FTW!

Great finish and this is turning out to be a good day for France!

YAYYYY and it's not over... allez Guibault !!! :bounce:

I looooved Chappuis in the final sprint, just amazing !!!!!!

Kolya
02-14-2010, 11:20 PM
Bjoerndalen :(

Dini
02-15-2010, 01:21 AM
Double twisting backflip. :speakles: Well done to the Canadian, Bilodeau! And Canada get their first gold after the narrow miss yesterday.

His run gave me goosebumps. :bigclap:

BigJohn
02-15-2010, 01:25 AM
Ouf. Good job Bilodeau. This guy is now a legend in Canada.

bandtree
02-15-2010, 01:48 AM
It brings a tear to the eye!:clap2:

Kolya
02-15-2010, 04:11 AM
You can say 2 Canadians finished 1 and 2 in the moguls :p

Purple Rainbow
02-15-2010, 07:51 AM
You can say 2 Canadians finished 1 and 2 in the moguls :p

In both the men and womens event!

Kolya
02-15-2010, 12:04 PM
Felix Loch :worship:

Machiavelli
02-15-2010, 12:08 PM
Croatia already has a medal, Jakov Fak bronze medal in Biathlon, the weather and early start number helped him a lot; We have half a proper biathlon track in Croatia, just insane....

Now if only Ivica nad Natko could get a medal, would be amazing

Action Jackson
02-15-2010, 12:13 PM
Mogul isn't a sport, but Bilodeau good that he won, especially he could see how proud he is of his brother with the cerebral palsy.

Kolya
02-15-2010, 12:51 PM
Northug for 15 km free?

Men's downhill?

Bilbo
02-15-2010, 12:58 PM
those bobsleigh riders acted like nothing happened in their ceremony etc. pathetic behaviour. good thing i don't watch this shit.

buddyholly
02-15-2010, 01:30 PM
those bobsleigh riders acted like nothing happened in their ceremony etc. pathetic behaviour. good thing i don't watch this shit.

Of course you didn't watch it, it was all a dream.

buddyholly
02-15-2010, 01:36 PM
Kristina Groves - worth her weight in bronze.
Jenn Heil - worth her weight in silver.
Alex Bilodeau - worth his weight in gold.

The look on Begg-Smith's face on the podium - PRICELESS!!!!!!

Purple Rainbow
02-15-2010, 02:08 PM
February 15, 2010
Medal Event 10:00 - Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' 10 km Free
10:30 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross Qualification
Medal Event 12:30 - Cross-Country Skiing - Men's 15 km Free
14:00 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross 1/8 Finals
14:26 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals
Switzerland vs Canada 14:30 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 5
14:42 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross Semifinals
Medal Event 14:53 - Snowboard - Men's Snowboard Cross Finals
15:30 - Speed Skating - Men's 500 m Race 1 of 2
Medal Event 17:00 - Figure Skating - Pairs Free Skating
17:00 - Luge - Women's Singles Run 1
Medal Event 17:28 - Speed Skating - Men's 500 m Race 2 of 2
18:50* - Luge - Women's Singles Run 2
Sweden vs Slovakia 19:00 - Ice Hockey - Women's Preliminary Round - Group A Game 6

Todays schedule.

Looking forward to the speedskating. The mens 500m has the most gold medal contenders of all speedskating distances. I think Kyou Hyuk Lee will win gold, but I'll be rooting for Jeremy Wotherspoon. The Canadian has won everything in his career, broke every record but has failed to win Olympic gold. I he can pull it off in the twilight of his career, it will be one of the greatest stories of this Olympiad.

The German women are going for a sweep in the luge.

Cross country skiing is always exciting. Norway has won only one medal so far, but have a good chance to add to that, with Bjoergen and Northug.

I don't care much for the snowboard cross. I hardly ever get a chance to watch it and I don't know the competitors.

I care even les for figure skating. IMO jury sports have no business in the Olympics. If I want to watch people dance on skates there's always Holiday on Ice.

Dini
02-15-2010, 02:38 PM
I care even les for figure skating. IMO jury sports have no business in the Olympics. If I want to watch people dance on skates there's always Holiday on Ice.

Are you saying sports like Gymnastics (which are like the root of Olympics) and even Boxing should be aborted? :scratch:

I don't like Ice Dance but Figure Skating is welcome to stay. :p

Purple Rainbow
02-15-2010, 02:46 PM
Are you saying sports like Gymnastics (which are like the root of Olympics) and even Boxing should be aborted? :scratch:

I don't like Ice Dance but Figure Skating is welcome to stay. :p

Citius, altius, forius. All measurable objectively.

Jury sports lead to way too much controversy.

Dini
02-15-2010, 05:43 PM
Kalla you freaking legend!!!

:rocker2:

scarecrows
02-15-2010, 06:53 PM
tight race in a very boring track, nothing difficult there apart from a couple of turns and 1 or 2 jumps, hence the small gaps between the top racers.
The later numbers (including Cuche) could have taken better advantage of the better visibility

Purple Rainbow
02-15-2010, 06:54 PM
Congrats to Defago!
Very small winning margin.

Purple Rainbow
02-15-2010, 07:28 PM
Oh yes they are but I don't really expect them to get any medals again. :o

:lol:

Congratulations!

scarecrows
02-15-2010, 08:33 PM
Swiss day :eek:

Purple Rainbow
02-15-2010, 08:57 PM
Swiss day :eek:

Swiss games! They've won 3 medals, but all of them gold in major events!

Northug.... :smash:

BodyServe
02-15-2010, 09:17 PM
Pathetic that a nation like Norway can't have good ski's preparation.

BigJohn
02-15-2010, 10:06 PM
Mogul isn't a sport, but Bilodeau good that he won, especially he could see how proud he is of his brother with the cerebral palsy.

Moguls is more of a sport than diving.


I don't care much for the snowboard cross. I hardly ever get a chance to watch it and I don't know the competitors.

I care even les for figure skating. IMO jury sports have no business in the Olympics. If I want to watch people dance on skates there's always Holiday on Ice.

Boardcross and skicross are boring splash fests. But sports with a jury out of the games? That is a long list of sports.

And surprisingly, ice dance will be a very tough gold to win, 5 teams, who do stuff that no speed skater or ice hockey player can do on ice, have a chance to win it.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 12:09 AM
I care even les for figure skating. IMO jury sports have no business in the Olympics. If I want to watch people dance on skates there's always Holiday on Ice.

If you think about the strength and agility of the figure skaters you might realise that they are the true athletes of the Winter Olympics. Holding a woman over your head with one hand - and then lowering her to the ground with one hand while whizzing along on ice skates is almost unimaginable to me. Lying motionless on a luge or skating 500m is nothing compared to the athleticism of figure skaters.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 12:15 AM
If you think about the strength and agility of the figure skaters you might realise that they are the true athletes of the Winter Olympics. Holding a woman over your head with one hand - and then lowering her to the ground with one hand while whizzing along on ice skates is almost unimaginable to me. Lying motionless on a luge or skating 500m is nothing compared to the athleticism of figure skaters.

Ballet dancers are brilliant at what they do, but that is not a sport.

Kolya
02-16-2010, 12:19 AM
Cologna wins the 15 km free.

Switzerland :worship:

BigJohn
02-16-2010, 01:02 AM
All right, where can I sign up to become a thigh massage therapist for the Dutch men speed skating team?

(Go Wotherspoon!)

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 01:30 AM
Ballet dancers are brilliant at what they do, but that is not a sport.

Well, that is ballet, not figure skating. Figure skating is definitely a sport. Clearly you have never looked up the word in a dictionary, and suffer from the delusion that words are what you want them to be.

Cheer up, Alice in Wonderland is out next week, so words will mean whatever you want them to for a while.








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bokehlicious
02-16-2010, 05:07 AM
Nice guys, enjoy it while it lasts :yeah: :cool: :D

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 05:52 AM
Well, that is ballet, not figure skating. Figure skating is definitely a sport. Clearly you have never looked up the word in a dictionary, and suffer from the delusion that words are what you want them to be.

Cheer up, Alice in Wonderland is out next week, so words will mean whatever you want them to for a while.








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How is figure skating a sport then? Are they trying to get a distance, shooting a target, competing against a clock for example?

Peta Pan
02-16-2010, 05:58 AM
Why in an Olympics thread does there have to be an argument over whether something is a sport or not? It's in the Olympics and has competitors. If you don't want to call it a sport then make it an Olympic competition then. Fact is it's there and there are medals for it :shrug:

bad gambler
02-16-2010, 06:06 AM
Something very wrong with Dale Begg Smith's reaction to his silver yesterday. Really ice cold, looks of a killer.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 06:08 AM
Something very wrong with Dale Begg Smith's reaction to his silver yesterday. Really ice cold, looks of a killer.

Someone must have made a comment about how he got his millions through spam, malware and adware.

bad gambler
02-16-2010, 06:21 AM
Someone must have made a comment about how he got his millions through spam, malware and adware.

:lol:

Wonder if he got grilled about it from the Canuck press after the presentation

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 06:27 AM
He has an interesting outlook to the media, they loathe each other but he is very good at what he does.

Norway trying to repeat their effort in Calgary.

Kolya
02-16-2010, 07:10 AM
Begg-Smith is so cold and robotic.

He probably thought he won.

fangirl
02-16-2010, 07:23 AM
Something very wrong with Dale Begg Smith's reaction to his silver yesterday. Really ice cold, looks of a killer.

Serial Killer lookalike with the personality of a piece of damp brown cardboard to boot. Canada would never go for it, but can we adopt Alexandre Bilodeau and his adorableness instead?

Jelena
02-16-2010, 08:21 AM
Someone must have made a comment about how he got his millions through spam, malware and adware.
The German Eurosport commentator mentioned it.

jmf07
02-16-2010, 08:26 AM
Something very wrong with Dale Begg Smith's reaction to his silver yesterday. Really ice cold, looks of a killer.

The way some of the Canadians and a few Australians still go on about him you would swear he is a killer as well. Their guy wins the gold with a very nice story but in amongst the celebration they still have to lay the boot in Begg-Smith just because he left their country 10 years ago as a teenager so he could continue pursuing his business interests (bad or good) which has now earnt him a very good living instead of solely relying on making an income from a sport where bad knee injuries are a common occurence. His reaction was expected. Just look at the calm way he reacts when he wins. Even if he had won, Bilodeau and Wilson probably would have celebrated a lot more than him. He still acknowledged Bilodeau for his good performance just after it had been announced Bilodeau had overtaken him and didn't do anything bad except not be excited on the podium.

His effort was outstanding. Not many athletes would be able to recover let alone perform near their best just after recovering from injury. Then you add the Canadian crowd who brand him a traitor and are also supporting a guy who they hope will break their home medal drought and the fact he had to do his run before Bilodeau, Colas and Wilson. It was a brilliant effort but just because he is different to the normal sportsman he cops criticism :o.

Purple Rainbow
02-16-2010, 09:56 AM
The 500m speedskating was a disgrace. The event was almost cancelled, but was eventually completed ofter a long, long delay.

How hard can it be to prepare the ice properly?

BigJohn
02-16-2010, 10:43 AM
There is a problem with the ice resurfacing machine, they went with a green model instead of a tried and true Zamboni. I believe that a proper machine has been shipped from Calgary.

Without a proper ice machine, they had to prepare the ice the old way: licking and massaging the ice. And that is a big track.

Many delays also because of skaters chipping off ice when they kicked out at the finish. Like in short track, it should be blade on the ice or DQed.

Purple Rainbow
02-16-2010, 11:21 AM
There is a problem with the ice resurfacing machine, they went with a green model instead of a tried and true Zamboni. I believe that a proper machine has been shipped from Calgary.

Without a proper ice machine, they had to prepare the ice the old way: licking and massaging the ice. And that is a big track.

Many delays also because of skaters chipping off ice when they kicked out at the finish. Like in short track, it should be blade on the ice or DQed.

I've read somewhere that because General Motors is an official partner of the organising comittee, they used their Olympia machines.
Now they're indeed flying in Zambonis.

The Olympics is not a time to experiment. Stick to what works.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 01:09 PM
How is figure skating a sport then? Are they trying to get a distance, shooting a target, competing against a clock for example?

A sport is a physical activity practised for recreation. Figure skating fits the bill.

Would you eliminate all gymnastics from the Summer Olympics? A quintessential Olympian activity?

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 01:17 PM
I've read somewhere that because General Motors is an official partner of the organising comittee, they used their Olympia machines.
Now they're indeed flying in Zambonis.

The Olympics is not a time to experiment. Stick to what works.

We all have do do our bit for a better world. Just get used to the fact that for an environmentally better world, humans will have to suffer.

Purple Rainbow
02-16-2010, 01:26 PM
Super combination postponed once again!

Peta Pan
02-16-2010, 01:29 PM
A sport is a physical activity practised for recreation. Figure skating fits the bill.

Would you eliminate all gymnastics from the Summer Olympics? A quintessential Olympian activity?

Yes he would :rolleyes: He doesn't care for gymnastics either... or anything that requires judging.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 01:48 PM
Yes he would :rolleyes: He doesn't care for gymnastics either... or anything that requires judging.

Would that include line calls in tennis, or referees judging possible fouls in soccer?

Purple Rainbow
02-16-2010, 02:36 PM
Would that include line calls in tennis, or referees judging possible fouls in soccer?


Every sport requires judging to some degree.

I'd say there's a continuum in sports as far as judging is involved. On the one end are sports like athletics and swimming where the winner is determined by time or distance. A measurable, uncontroversial objective.
On the other end of the continuum are sports where the winner is determined by points allocated through a jury. These included dressage, figure skating and diving.

I prefer sports where jury involvement is as limited as possible.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 03:51 PM
I agree. I was just pointing out that AJ has the wrong definition of sport. And when you consider the amount of physical activity involved in say, target shooting, I think it is far more reasonable to have figure skating in preference to that non-sport.

Purple Rainbow
02-16-2010, 06:28 PM
I agree. I was just pointing out that AJ has the wrong definition of sport. And when you consider the amount of physical activity involved in say, target shooting, I think it is far more reasonable to have figure skating in preference to that non-sport.

It's impossible to come up with a definition of sport.

Solid win by Nuener in the biathlon. Today a lot of medals are expected from German women.
I've always found the pursuit in biathlon a bit unfair, though. Compettors are doubly punished for mistakes made a few days earlier in the sprint.

Stensland
02-16-2010, 06:38 PM
good job, lena. she's been doing okay in the first one as well, no doubt kuzmina has been taking stuff to explode out of nowhere like that. i feel like there's a 50% chance of her being disqualified lateron, lena will get another gold medal.

hüfner and wolf should be two more contenders today, we should be toppling switzerland within the next ~6 hours fairly easily.

btw have you guys seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIkgCbljJys&feature=player_embedded#

"are you stupid"?... :D

Purple Rainbow
02-16-2010, 06:46 PM
good job, lena. she's been doing okay in the first one as well, no doubt kuzmina has been taking stuff to explode out of nowhere like that. i feel like there's a 50% chance of her being disqualified lateron, lena will get another gold medal.

hüfner and wolf should be two more contenders today, we should be toppling switzerland within the next ~6 hours fairly easily.

btw have you guys seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIkgCbljJys&feature=player_embedded#

"are you stupid"?... :D

:lol:

That video was brilliant. How on earth is that woman a sports reporter.... For such a major network even.... :rolleyes:

Shabazza
02-16-2010, 06:56 PM
good job, lena. she's been doing okay in the first one as well, no doubt kuzmina has been taking stuff to explode out of nowhere like that. i feel like there's a 50% chance of her being disqualified lateron, lena will get another gold medal.

hüfner and wolf should be two more contenders today, we should be toppling switzerland within the next ~6 hours fairly easily.

btw have you guys seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIkgCbljJys&feature=player_embedded#

"are you stupid"?... :D
:lol: :cool:

I love Kramer's reaction to that dumb reporter. I wish some tennis player would answer stupid or downright insulting questions like this, but I guess tennis is too PC for that...

About Kuzmina being doped. I don't know, she did have some good results in the past. I give her the benefit of doubt until anything is proven. I'm just glad Neuner managed to hold it together during the last shooting given her rather shaky history with shooting while standing, being in a leading position. ;)

Dini
02-16-2010, 08:17 PM
Kom igen nu Ferry!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Animated-Flag-Sweden.gif

Another legend in the space of two days. :D

Orka_n
02-16-2010, 08:24 PM
Kom igen nu Ferry!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Animated-Flag-Sweden.gif

Another legend in the space of two days. :DFerryyyy!!! :music: :banana: :inlove:

Jelena
02-16-2010, 08:41 PM
Congrats to Ferry! Well done. :yeah:

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 09:27 PM
Kramer is quite the asshole, isn't he? It was not a stupid question, in fact it was not even a question. She said ''I do need you to state your name and country.''

The ''do'' is a clear indication that she knew it sounded funny, but something that she had to do for broadcast purposes.

TennisOnWood
02-16-2010, 09:29 PM
Magdalena :hearts::bounce:

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 09:29 PM
The serial killer is being interviewed now. I mean his lack of reaction for coming second well he expected to win and it's not like he didn't acknowledge the other place getters.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 09:32 PM
I agree. I was just pointing out that AJ has the wrong definition of sport. And when you consider the amount of physical activity involved in say, target shooting, I think it is far more reasonable to have figure skating in preference to that non-sport.

There is plenty of physical activity in synchronised swimming and there is in ballet, still doesn't mean they are sports.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 09:33 PM
It's impossible to come up with a definition of sport.



You don't have to, it's already in the dictionary.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 09:35 PM
There is plenty of physical activity in synchronised swimming and there is in ballet, still doesn't mean they are sports.

What is your definition of sports? So far you have only been exclusive.

Purple Rainbow
02-16-2010, 09:36 PM
Kramer is quite the asshole, isn't he?

No. He's not.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 09:39 PM
The serial killer is being interviewed now. I mean his lack of reaction for coming second well he expected to win and it's not like he didn't acknowledge the other place getters.


I am starting to like this guy. Could he have gone outside the Canadian training programme and still qualified to represent Canada? Or do they just pick who they want?

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 09:41 PM
What is your definition of sports? So far you have only been exclusive.

Figure skating, gymnastics and the like are art. Snowboarding shouldn't be in the games, but like figure skating it's in there for commercial reasons.

Rainbow summed it up, there are officials there to make calls on the rules to make sure they are enforced and not have them judging winners of major events.

BigJohn
02-16-2010, 09:48 PM
Figure skating, gymnastics and the like are art. Snowboarding shouldn't be in the games, but like figure skating it's in there for commercial reasons.


I doubt that was the justification back in 1924 when figure skating was scheduled in Chamomix.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 09:52 PM
I doubt that was the justification back in 1924 when figure skating was scheduled in Chamomix.

As buddy said gymnastics was there in the original Summer games as well, the facts are both are very popular events, doesn't mean they are sports.

Lawn bowls, darts, clay pigeon shooting, poker, mud running then they should be included.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 09:54 PM
I am starting to like this guy. Could he have gone outside the Canadian training programme and still qualified to represent Canada? Or do they just pick who they want?

I think it was something like that. He wanted some to develop the spyware and malware business and a coach of the Aussie team said come down to Australia. He could do his business activities and fulfill the residential qualifications, then compete for Australia.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 09:59 PM
Rainbow summed it up, there are officials there to make calls on the rules to make sure they are enforced and not have them judging winners of major events.

So all games with officials making calls on the rules should be out? That leaves nothing.

BlackSilver
02-16-2010, 10:02 PM
Nice ride to Jacobellis :)

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 10:03 PM
As buddy said gymnastics was there in the original Summer games as well, the facts are both are very popular events, doesn't mean they are sports.

Lawn bowls, darts, clay pigeon shooting, poker, mud running then they should be included.

I think you have finally put your finger on it, even though you still do not tell us where it says that an Olympic event must be a sport, nor even what you mean by sport. It comes down to what the organisers choose to include.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 10:05 PM
So all games with officials making calls on the rules should be out? That leaves nothing.

Do officials judge the winners of sports like football, except blind Swedes in Irish and French matches?

Read the second part of the statement then you will get it and highlight the first part to cause mischief.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 10:19 PM
More gold for Canada!!!!!! Thanks to the Greek Gods for making snowboarding a sport.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 10:21 PM
Funny Canada never won a gold on home soil before these games, and they are doing well so far.

Though I wonder what will happen if Canada don't win gold in the mens ice hockey.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 10:22 PM
Maybe I will finish this off by saying that the dictionary definition of sport is ''physical activity practised for recreational purposes.''

That means there are no sports in the Olympics any more - all the physical activity is now for financial purposes.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 10:24 PM
Funny Canada never won a gold on home soil before these games, and they are doing well so far.

Though I wonder what will happen if Canada don't win gold in the mens ice hockey.

Did you know I am referring to WOMENS' snowboarding.

Not winning gold in hockey is a given, I fear.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 10:29 PM
Maybe I will finish this off by saying that the dictionary definition of sport is ''physical activity practised for recreational purposes.''

That means there are no sports in the Olympics any more - all the physical activity is now for financial purposes.

In other words, hide behind a dictionary meaning without putting into context. We can have lots of fun going in circles with this.

Canada didn't win a gold in Calgary or Montreal, therefore for them anything is an improvement.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 10:31 PM
Canada just won gold in Womens' snowboarding. Did you get that?

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 10:38 PM
Yes, I got that and I am talking about overall gold medals,, but the fact I said they had not won one in either Calgary or Montreal would indicate that.

Purple Rainbow
02-16-2010, 10:39 PM
Why is there a womens hockey event?
Can't they just have one match between Canada and the US? The other competitors are just there because they need 8 teams in the draw. The difference in quality is embarassing.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 10:40 PM
North Korean woman in the speedskating. If she loses will they show it back home.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 10:41 PM
Yes, I got that and I am talking about overall gold medals,, but the fact I said they had not won one in either Calgary or Montreal would indicate that.

No, that would just indicate they did not win one in Calgary or Montreal. I have lost the thread of this thread, so will go watch womens' curling - a real sport if ever I saw one. Or heard for that matter. When they scream HAAAAAAARDD!!! HAAAAAAARD!!! FASTER!!!!! FASTER!!!!! YES!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! it gets MY rocks off..

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 10:43 PM
Curling great sport.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 11:04 PM
The Aussie commentator in the speedskating "The Big Bad Wolf" was beaten.

buddyholly
02-16-2010, 11:17 PM
How about that Rooney, eh?

Chip_s_m
02-17-2010, 12:16 AM
All NBC is showing during primetime is the figure skating. I really hope their ratings end up being terrible. It's time for Fox or ABC to take over.

Action Jackson
02-17-2010, 12:19 AM
Chip, not sure if it will be bad though. That shit rates well.

Just hope Norway doesn't get pumped by 10 against the Canucks in the hockey.

Deboogle!.
02-17-2010, 01:00 AM
All NBC is showing during primetime is the figure skating. I really hope their ratings end up being terrible. It's time for Fox or ABC to take over.At least you get to watch it. Some of us love figure skating and, despite living in the same time zone as the Games, have to watch it on tape. I can't even find a stream tonight, which makes sense given it's my favorite single event of the games :yeah:

buddyholly
02-17-2010, 01:32 AM
Why is there a womens hockey event?
Can't they just have one match between Canada and the US? The other competitors are just there because they need 8 teams in the draw. The difference in quality is embarassing.

The Swedish women may not agree with you.

buddyholly
02-17-2010, 01:35 AM
Just hope Norway doesn't get pumped by 10 against the Canucks in the hockey.

No chance. They will not score more than 9.

BigJohn
02-17-2010, 02:27 AM
Andy Kapp. Love that name. Canada will beat Germany easily.

2nd gold today. Sweet.

Let's hope for a couple more medals tomorrow in speed skating.

BigJohn
02-17-2010, 02:32 AM
As buddy said gymnastics was there in the original Summer games as well, the facts are both are very popular events, doesn't mean they are sports.

Lawn bowls, darts, clay pigeon shooting, poker, mud running then they should be included.

Sure, I see also the same amount of strength, agility, speed, precision in lawn bowls, darts, clay pigeon shooting, poker, mud running as I see in figure skating or gymnastic. That makes a lot of sense. Mud running does not even have an international federation.:rolleyes:

Kolya
02-17-2010, 09:58 AM
Congrats to Bjorn Ferry :yeah:

Plushenko is leading for those who care :p

fangirl
02-17-2010, 03:22 PM
North Korean woman in the speedskating. If she loses will they show it back home.

Better still, if she loses, will her family get to eat for the next year?

Purple Rainbow
02-17-2010, 03:52 PM
Potentially a big day for Americans.
Vonn, Ohno, White and Davis are all competing for medals.

With two short track events and the 1000m speed skating today, South Korea could overtake Germany on the medal table.

Shabazza
02-17-2010, 07:08 PM
Holy shit, that looked horrible for Person. She was on her way to get silver...Heer knees must be shot. Guess no Olympia anymore for her. :(

BigJohn
02-17-2010, 07:41 PM
Holy shit, that looked horrible for Person. She was on her way to get silver...Heer knees must be shot. Guess no Olympia anymore for her. :(

Vonn can fly, but so can Pärson. That was one hell of a fall.

TennisOnWood
02-17-2010, 07:49 PM
That was the best Downhill I ever saw and Lindsey conquered it in some stile... on course to greatest ever,beauty!!!! You deserves it

Shabazza
02-17-2010, 07:59 PM
Vonn winning gold was to be expected but that Mancuso managed to get silver is quite a surprise. Best case scenario for the US girls.
Disappointed with Riesch's performance. She looked a bit tenative after Pärson's crash. That's not the way to win any medals...

scarecrows
02-17-2010, 08:30 PM
too many falls, the later starters surely were affected from that

good for Vonn taking the monkey off her back

Shabazza
02-17-2010, 09:01 PM
Incredible effort from Majdic to win a medal after that ugly crash earlier. :hatoff:
Happy for Björgen and Kovalschyk.
Actually, the women's sprint couldn't have ended any better (Majdic winning was out of the question).
Now Majdic get's carried off, totally exhausted...:eek:

SloKid
02-17-2010, 09:12 PM
Majdič is a legend, what a fighter. She was taken for xrays after the qualies to see if she broke anything, they suspected she might've fractured her ribs and was a major doubt to compete in the qf, but she fought through and this medal is almost as good as gold considering all that happened today. :worship:

Orka_n
02-17-2010, 09:24 PM
What a shit day for Sweden. First Anja Paersson crashes badly in downhill and it's not clear whether she can compete anymore in Vancouver, then Anna Olsson finishes 4th place in the cross-country sprint, and Emil Joensson is knocked out in the semis.

Action Jackson
02-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Majdic that is such a fantastic effort to get a medal after that and finally Marit Bjørgen wins gold.

Machiavelli
02-17-2010, 10:30 PM
That was the best Downhill I ever saw and Lindsey conquered it in some stile... on course to greatest ever,beauty!!!! You deserves it

Greatest ever? In this era of joke contenders? Janica still has three golds in one olympic games, winning gold in slalom and downhill, back then the competition was way tougher, paerson at her peak, goetschl, dorfmeister, meissnitzer, ertl, pequegnot and so on; not to forget The old greats like wenzel, schneider or seitzinger;

Vonn is an amazing downhill and super g racer, in the past she would have not had a chance to be top15 in the technical disciplines with that awful technique, not to mention her main competitor today is only Riesch, an average performer, total lack of serious competitions...

Sunset of Age
02-17-2010, 10:45 PM
What a shit day for Sweden. First Anja Paersson crashes badly in downhill and it's not clear whether she can compete anymore in Vancouver, then Anna Olsson finishes 4th place in the cross-country sprint, and Emil Joensson is knocked out in the semis.

:hug: yeah...
At least it has been reported that Anja Paersson will be okay for the downhill-slalom combination on Thursday. Her injury fortunately isn´t too serious. Pfew.

Action Jackson
02-17-2010, 10:47 PM
Greatest ever? In this era of joke contenders? Janica still has three golds in one olympic games, winning gold in slalom and downhill, back then the competition was way tougher, paerson at her peak, goetschl, dorfmeister, meissnitzer, ertl, pequegnot and so on; not to forget The old greats like wenzel, schneider or seitzinger;

Vonn is an amazing downhill and super g racer, in the past she would have not had a chance to be top15 in the technical disciplines with that awful technique, not to mention her main competitor today is only Riesch, an average performer, total lack of serious competitions...

Agreed.

Shabazza
02-17-2010, 11:03 PM
:hug: yeah...
At least it has been reported that Anja Paersson will be okay for the downhill-slalom combination on Thursday. Her injury fortunately isn´t too serious. Pfew.

That's good to hear. Maybe she'll do a comback like Herman Maier in Nagano, who knows...

Action Jackson
02-18-2010, 12:48 AM
Good shit by Shani Davis defending his title in the 1000m.

Kolya
02-18-2010, 01:15 AM
Northug 3rd in the sprint.

Could be gold knowing the Russians :p

BigJohn
02-18-2010, 02:51 AM
Greatest ever? In this era of joke contenders? Janica still has three golds in one olympic games, winning gold in slalom and downhill, back then the competition was way tougher, paerson at her peak, goetschl, dorfmeister, meissnitzer, ertl, pequegnot and so on; not to forget The old greats like wenzel, schneider or seitzinger;

Vonn is an amazing downhill and super g racer, in the past she would have not had a chance to be top15 in the technical disciplines with that awful technique, not to mention her main competitor today is only Riesch, an average performer, total lack of serious competitions...

Agreed.

+1

I'm still very happy she won.

Short track. Sure, it brings home medals, but it is always so messy to watch.

SloKid
02-18-2010, 07:09 AM
Petra Majdic won her medal, while racing with 4 broken ribs and a pneumothorax. :speakles: :worship:

Orka_n
02-18-2010, 10:54 AM
Petra Majdic won her medal, while racing with 4 broken ribs and a pneumothorax. :speakles: :worship:Insane. :eek: :worship:

Action Jackson
02-18-2010, 10:57 AM
Petra Majdic won her medal, while racing with 4 broken ribs and a pneumothorax. :speakles: :worship:

:worship::worship:

DartMarcus
02-18-2010, 11:05 AM
Pluschenko for the win! A great guy, who is also pretty good amateur in tennis. We played doubles with him a couple of times :D

Kolya
02-18-2010, 12:21 PM
Can Bjoerndalen redeem himself in the 20km individual?

buddyholly
02-18-2010, 12:53 PM
Pluschenko for the win! A great guy, who is also pretty good amateur in tennis. We played doubles with him a couple of times :D

Read one opinion today that all Pluschenko does is a quad and then skates round in circles until time is up. I will be watching tonight to see how much of that is true.

I hope Johnny Weir wins. Any man brave enough to wear a corset laced with pink ribbons deserves a gold necklace accessory.

marcRD
02-18-2010, 02:35 PM
What a wonderful match that was between Czech republic and Slovakia, I have been waiting to see these national teams play each other for so long. I really like the eastern european teams, these 2 and Russia are really a bliss to watch, ofcourse I am hoping for Sweden to win but I am not optimistic about our chances, we have bigger names than any country besides Russia and Canada but I dont think the team is playing that well together so far. Ofcourse the Sedins line will produce something and I think Alfredsson and Bäckström might do some damage but the Forsberg/Zeetterberg line is not working in my opinion.

I would rank Russia as the favorites, the team is really explosive and it is just bullshit that the superstars cant play together, they have won most things in hockey the latest years playing together. Canada 2nd favorite is just kind of boring in my opinion, ofcorse we are talking about big, big names but I miss the genius of an Ovechkin or a Malkin in the team. I have Czech as third favorites, this team might not have the big names but they are always great as a team and really know each other, most of these guys have played together for over a decade in the national team. Watch out for a rejuvenated Jagr who is looking for a good end to his career.

Sweden, Slovakia, Finland and USA have some outside chanse. Sweden with the greatest goalie which will be important, I just dont like how the team is playing together so far. Finland and USA are 2 other teams I find very boring to watch, if any of these get to the final I even doubt I am going to watch the match. Slovakia is an old favorite, these guys really got ignored when they became a country and had to play in the C league world cup while the Czech republic got all credit for the success they had together. Slovakia has some absolutely magnificent players, old supertalented Zigmund Palffy, superfast Gaborik and powerhouse Marian Hossa are all players I love to watch. Giant Chara is also a favorite, he reminds me of Karlovic in tennis but he is actually quite talented. I really would love to see a country like Slovakia win, but their roster is very limited and they overplay their 1st line way too much, Chara gets to play 30 mins per match.

Sunset of Age
02-18-2010, 02:36 PM
That's good to hear. Maybe she'll do a comback like Herman Maier in Nagano, who knows...

Update over here: http://www.ctvolympics.ca/alpine-skiing/news/newsid=44579.html. Her team will decide whether or not to compete in the combination on Thursday morning.
I'm so glad to read that there's nothing seriously wrong with her. That crash looked terrible, couldn't look at it. :o

Good shit by Shani Davis defending his title in the 1000m.

:yeah: Awesome!

BigJohn
02-18-2010, 03:21 PM
Petra Majdic won her medal, while racing with 4 broken ribs and a pneumothorax. :speakles: :worship:



Reminds me of Silken Laumann in Barcelona. If you can win an Olympics medal injured against athletes that are peaking for the Games, you are a true champion no matter what medal you win.


Pluschenko for the win! A great guy, who is also pretty good amateur in tennis. We played doubles with him a couple of times :D

He comes across as an arrogant douche. I hope he bombs.

Read one opinion today that all Pluschenko does is a quad and then skates round in circles until time is up. I will be watching tonight to see how much of that is true.


It's worse than you can imagine.

out_here_grindin
02-18-2010, 04:44 PM
Great time for Americans at the Winter Games.

Shani Davis
Apolo Ohno
Lindsey Vonn
Shaun White
The figure skater
Bode Miller

a lot of stars

Shabazza
02-18-2010, 05:17 PM
Update over here: http://www.ctvolympics.ca/alpine-skiing/news/newsid=44579.html. Her team will decide whether or not to compete in the combination on Thursday morning.
I'm so glad to read that there's nothing seriously wrong with her. That crash looked terrible, couldn't look at it. :o


That crash looked much worse than it turned out, indeed. I thought her knees were gone for sure, esp. after all the injuries she's had.

Riesch did a much better race today than yesterday only 0.33s behind Vonn and she's better in slalom.
If she doesn't do something stupid she has a good chance to get gold. Would be great! :)

And Majdic, what can you say. Unbelievable will and determination, to fight through those injuries. :eek: :worship:

DanaKz
02-18-2010, 05:32 PM
Tomorrow ice dancers will start their competition, and I want to show you something I forun on youtube - really beutiful and fabulous georgian dance made for OD competition by georgian pair Allison Reed-Otar Japaridze. I found this video when i tried to fine any video from his press-conference after his compatriot Nodar's death. This dance is breathtaking as any georgian dance

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Purple Rainbow
02-18-2010, 07:04 PM
Great time for Americans at the Winter Games.

Shani Davis
Apolo Ohno
Lindsey Vonn
Shaun White
The figure skater
Bode Miller

a lot of stars

:)

Don't forget Wescott!
Everything seems to be falling into place for the USA these Olympics.
All the people you mentioned were hyped heavily and it's a great effort by all of them to deliver under such pressure!

Purple Rainbow
02-18-2010, 08:22 PM
Riesch! Nice comeback after a disappointing downhill race yesterday. WIth the techical events coming up, she might well upsateg Vonn as the best skier of these games.
Major kudos to Pärson. Terrific performance after yesterdays crash! :worship:

Shabazza
02-18-2010, 08:22 PM
Yeah! Riesch wins Gold. Great run in the slalom, Vonn showed nerves and couldn't finish. I'm really glad that Pärson managed to win a medal. :worship:
Mancuso 2 times silver. Wow! :eek:

Shabazza
02-18-2010, 08:26 PM
Riesch! Nice comeback after a disappointing downhill race yesterday. WIth the techical events coming up, she might well upsateg Vonn as the best skier of these games.
Major kudos to Pärson. Terrific performance after yesterdays crash! :worship:

I think it might be even. Vonn is the big favorite for Super-Ski and Riesch has a good shot at the slalom. Both have an outside chance in Giant-Slalom.

marcRD
02-18-2010, 08:33 PM
Hockey is a funny sport, for 50 years there have been the same countries worth calling themselves hockey nations, capable of winning tournaments and nothing ever changes. Germany, Latvia, Norway or Switzerland never get good at the sport, its always Czechoslovakia (now divided into 2 hockey nations), Russia, Canada, USA, Sweden and Finland. No one can enter the mix, no other nation can produce great hockey players (Slovenia got Kopitar and Latvia used to have Irbe, but that is it), even so there is hockey interest in Switzerland and Germany but without the real tradition it seems almost impossible for these nations to take the step up to become real challengers. I would like to see the sport get 1 or 2 more competitive nations, but I really cant see it happening for the next few decades atleast.

SloKid
02-18-2010, 08:40 PM
Sweden has more hockey rinks than we have players, yet we still managed to play in the elite World Championships group a couple of times and even before Kopitar. And seeing how he's on his way to becoming a superstart and the Kings are playoff bound we might have to do without him in the near future.

Purple Rainbow
02-18-2010, 08:55 PM
The Swedish women may not agree with you.

The Swedish did score, but lost 13-1 to Canada...

marcRD
02-18-2010, 09:04 PM
Sweden has more hockey rinks than we have players, yet we still managed to play in the elite World Championships group a couple of times and even before Kopitar. And seeing how he's on his way to becoming a superstart and the Kings are playoff bound we might have to do without him in the near future.


But are slovenians really interested in hockey like in Sweden and Finland? Do you send hockey all the time in TV, do people talk about hockey in schools and working places, do children dream of becoming great hockey players? I know latvians are really hockey crazy but simply dont have any hockey rinks, Slovakia should still not be much richer or bigger than Slovenia or Latvia and they are great at hockey. So I ask you what do you think is holding these countries down?

Besides I have heard Slovenia is the richest country in eastern europe, at the same level as Spain and Italy in gdp per capita, so why dont you invest more in hockey?

Dini
02-18-2010, 09:11 PM
I hope Svendsen clinches this.

SloKid
02-18-2010, 09:15 PM
But are slovenians really interested in hockey like in Sweden and Finland? Do you send hockey all the time in TV, do people talk about hockey in schools and working places, do children dream of becoming great hockey players? I know latvians are really hockey crazy but simply dont have any hockey rinks, Slovakia should still not be much richer or bigger than Slovenia or Latvia and they are great at hockey. So I ask you what do you think is holding these countries down?

Besides I have heard Slovenia is the richest country in eastern europe, at the same level as Spain and Italy in gdp per capita, so why dont you invest more in hockey?
No, hockey is nowhere near that status. We only have two "big" that have a large rivalry, which attracts bout 5000 fans to games and that's that. These two teams compete in the Austrian championship and then only enter the domestic in playoffs.

And sports here are in financial troubles, including hockey, maybe even more than other sports. Both of the top teams had to release players they signed from abroad, because they just couldn't afford them.

In the times of this financial crisis it's the sports that tend to suffer a lot, because investing in them just doesn't become a priority.

BigJohn
02-18-2010, 09:31 PM
Christine Nesbit wins the 1000m. By .02! Sweet! Groves 4th, so close.

Now Canadian favorites, take a look: this is how not to choke.

Purple Rainbow
02-18-2010, 09:36 PM
Christine Nesbit wins the 1000m. By .02! Sweet! Groves 4th, so close.

Now Canadian favorites, take a look: this is how not to choke.

That was as close to a choke as winning gets, it was a very bad race. Still, congratulations!
Nice redemption for Gerritsen to win silver after falling in the 500m earlier this week.
Surpise medal for Laurien van Riessen. Weel done, ladies!

marcRD
02-18-2010, 09:38 PM
No, hockey is nowhere near that status. We only have two "big" that have a large rivalry, which attracts bout 5000 fans to games and that's that. These two teams compete in the Austrian championship and then only enter the domestic in playoffs.

And sports here are in financial troubles, including hockey, maybe even more than other sports. Both of the top teams had to release players they signed from abroad, because they just couldn't afford them.

In the times of this financial crisis it's the sports that tend to suffer a lot, because investing in them just doesn't become a priority.

In Sweden football and icehockey are about the same in popularity, how do these sports compare in Slovenia?

SloKid
02-18-2010, 09:43 PM
In Sweden football and icehockey are about the same in popularity, how do these sports compare in Slovenia?
I would say football is #1 now that we've qualified for the world cup, but the domestic league is shit and gets like an average of 500 people at games. :o Handball and basketball are pretty big too, volleyball to some extent as well. I would say hockey is probably 4th in popularity among the team sports, but is nowhere near to the popularity of the top three. Also I would almost say that individual sports are more popular here in some cases, skiing in particular, even if our results in WC competitions aren't as good as they used to be, but I think that skiing might even be our top recreational sport.

BigJohn
02-18-2010, 09:49 PM
That was as close to a choke as winning gets, it was a very bad race. Still, congratulations!
Nice redemption for Gerritsen to win silver after falling in the 500m earlier this week.
Surpise medal for Laurien van Riessen. Weel done, ladies!

Close to a choke, but what a last lap. She made up .56 sec in the last lap!

Can't wait to see if Hughes can medal in the 5000m.

Purple Rainbow
02-18-2010, 09:57 PM
Close to a choke, but what a last lap. She made up .56 sec in the last lap!

Can't wait to see if Hughes can medal in the 5000m.

Sablikova is a certain gold. Beckert is pretty much a shoo-in for the silver. This leaves Hughes as a clear favourite for bronze. Hozumi might spoil your party, though.

BigJohn
02-18-2010, 10:12 PM
No such thing as a certain gold.

I want to believe, leave me alone. Hughes is in a class by herself as far as Olympics go.

Manon
02-18-2010, 10:33 PM
Yeah, finally:yeah:

Left = silver, down = gold. There is a justice after all.

+ Tora Berger gold. What an amazing day, what a day....

buddyholly
02-18-2010, 11:09 PM
Christine Nesbit wins the 1000m. By .02! Sweet! Groves 4th, so close.

Now Canadian favorites, take a look: this is how not to choke.

I was swimming in the pool on top of my building, which has a view of the CN Tower. Suddenly the lights went all gold from top to bottom. Neat.

I was actually looking at it after reading that there is a brainwave device at the Ontario pavilion in Vancouver. The more the person wearing it concentrates, the faster the lights on the CN Tower will appear to spin.

Now they are spinning very slowly. Bilbo must be at the Olympics.

Kolya
02-18-2010, 11:34 PM
Bjoerndalen :(

Sunset of Age
02-19-2010, 12:14 AM
Yeah! Riesch wins Gold. Great run in the slalom, Vonn showed nerves and couldn't finish. I'm really glad that Pärson managed to win a medal. :worship:
Mancuso 2 times silver. Wow! :eek:

:yeah: Congrats, Maria - :hug: Lindsay. In all, so happy for Anja!!! A bronze medal after that horrid crash!!! :worship:

And for the Dutch 1000-meter speed skaters as well. Silver and Bronze, not bad at all. Congrats, Annette Gerritsen and Laurine van Riessen. And of course, even more congrats to the winner, Christine Nesbitt. :worship:
But the Dutchies should be very happy with the Silver and Bronze medals here. :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-19-2010, 02:32 AM
Bad luck to the Swiss in the ice hockey.

El Legenda
02-19-2010, 04:11 AM
suck on that Plushmullett. way to go evan lysacek

bad gambler
02-19-2010, 04:30 AM
Torah Bright is ALRIGHT

oi oi oi

BigJohn
02-19-2010, 04:30 AM
:haha:

Plushenko looking annoyed during the US anthem.


A shootout win in hockey VS the Swiss? Almost as disgraceful as 4 years ago...

Fee
02-19-2010, 04:44 AM
suck on that Plushmullett. way to go evan lysacek

wooooo hoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! Hallelujah for the new scoring system!!!!

Kolya
02-19-2010, 04:51 AM
A lot Facebook comments on the Vancouver site about the men's figure skating singles results.

Plushenko - 3 time medalist in a row :worship:

KarlyM
02-19-2010, 06:52 AM
The men's figure skating tonight was great - competitive right 'til the end! :D

marcRD
02-19-2010, 06:56 AM
Slovakia with a wonderful performance against Russia, I really love this team! Really exciting at the penalties, Demitra is icecool and was the man of the match. I am missing only Satan and this team could go and defeat any big team out there. It would be so fun to see them beat a team like Canada in QF, imagine the silence there would be in the stadium!

Mighty Canada out against small Slovakia!

Jelena
02-19-2010, 07:02 AM
Great match of Slovakia. :yeah:

Nedved Rosicky
02-19-2010, 07:02 AM
last minutes of 3rd peiord and OT are pretty exciting
impressive effort by Slovakian, Marian Hossa, Demitra and Halak really step it up in this game.

bokehlicious
02-19-2010, 07:08 AM
A shootout win in hockey VS the Swiss? Almost as disgraceful as 4 years ago...

Funny how the world sees the Swiss hockey team as some mere 3rd tier hockey nation... We're in the world group almost all the time, have had very good resulty vs big team for decades, still it seems the big teams always think they could beat us with their women's team :rolleyes: most of the time we can't play vs Russia (bad match-up :o), but we don't especially struggle vs the Canucks... :shrug:

Action Jackson
02-19-2010, 07:19 AM
The Swiss aren't a bunch of clowns at ice hockey. Their league is behind say Swedish, Finnish and Russian, but they play well as a unit.

The way it's been made out here, they should be playing C1 with Australia.

bokehlicious
02-19-2010, 07:25 AM
Their league is behind say Swedish, Finnish and Russian, but they play well as a unit.


Not sure about that, since all the good Swedish, Finnish and Russian players play in the NHL.

Action Jackson
02-19-2010, 07:27 AM
Hockey is a funny sport, for 50 years there have been the same countries worth calling themselves hockey nations, capable of winning tournaments and nothing ever changes. Germany, Latvia, Norway or Switzerland never get good at the sport, its always Czechoslovakia (now divided into 2 hockey nations), Russia, Canada, USA, Sweden and Finland. No one can enter the mix, no other nation can produce great hockey players (Slovenia got Kopitar and Latvia used to have Irbe, but that is it), even so there is hockey interest in Switzerland and Germany but without the real tradition it seems almost impossible for these nations to take the step up to become real challengers. I would like to see the sport get 1 or 2 more competitive nations, but I really cant see it happening for the next few decades atleast.

It's not easy to win major events. Look at how many countries have won the World Cup football and the amount of countries that play it is greater than ice hockey, yet it's the usual suspects that are favourite to win the event.

As for things changing in the other countries, well there is competition for the best athletes and they aren't always going to play hockey, especially given the starting costs. Second of all can't force tradition and a winning culture in the sport, it has be built up and requires an excellent generation of players, good management, there has to be a breakthrough for the other nations and then build on that.

Action Jackson
02-19-2010, 07:28 AM
Not sure about that, since all the good Swedish, Finnish and Russian players play in the NHL.

The Eliteserien is still a very good standard of league considering the best players for the most part go to the NHL.

marcRD
02-19-2010, 07:40 AM
It's not easy to win major events. Look at how many countries have won the World Cup football and the amount of countries that play it is greater than ice hockey, yet it's the usual suspects that are favourite to win the event.

As for things changing in the other countries, well there is competition for the best athletes and they aren't always going to play hockey, especially given the starting costs. Second of all can't force tradition and a winning culture in the sport, it has be built up and requires an excellent generation of players, good management, there has to be a breakthrough for the other nations and then build on that.

I dont agree, football is just dominated by the big european and south american countries (except Uruguay) while hockey has been dominated by some very small and kind of poor countries (like Slovakia and Finland was also kind of poor when they became a hockey nation) together with big countries like USA and Russia. In football Sweden always has a chanse to surprise against lets say Argentina or Germany, in hockey there is almost no chanse for a country like Germany (which is just outside the "big 7") to win against Finland or Slovakia (Both are probably the weakest sides of the big 7). Switzerland is prob a good nr8 and they can fight real hard, but they dont have any great talent like Slovakia with Gaborik, Hossa, Chara, Demitra and Palffy. In hockey it seems you are either in or out, Switzerland has great hockey interest and invests alot in hockey but cant produce any great players, a small and poor country like Slovakia has been producing talents for ages.

It prob has to do with how the children learn hockey in these countries, I dont think they take it very seriously in Switzerland.

bokehlicious
02-19-2010, 07:44 AM
Switzerland is prob a good nr8 and they can fight real hard, but they dont have any great talent like Slovakia with Gaborik, Hossa, Chara, Demitra and Palffy. In hockey it seems you are either in or out, Switzerland has great hockey interest and invests alot in hockey but cant produce any great players, a small and poor country like Slovakia has been producing talents for ages.

It prob has to do with how the children learn hockey in these countries, I dont think they take it very seriously in Switzerland.

Okaaaay... :rolleyes:

Next time try to get your facts straight before assuming things you don't have a clue about...