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Started by xbod72 on Feb 8, 2018 7:06:40 PM
Winter Olympics 2018
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SunkenTreasures - 08 Feb 2018 19:17:00 (#1 of 743)

Ive already enjoyed some curling, ski jumping and downhill on Eurosport and we haven't even had the opening ceremony yet. Love it!

HouseOfLametta - 08 Feb 2018 20:20:53 (#2 of 743)

I’m going to do some curling in a minute.

Pentecost - 08 Feb 2018 20:22:22 (#3 of 743)

I'm going downhill.

nac1001 - 08 Feb 2018 20:42:39 (#4 of 743)

British snowboarding medal hope Katie Ormerod has suffered a Korea-ending injury today - a fractured right heel.

Goneril - 08 Feb 2018 22:20:45 (#5 of 743)

Too cold for snow - and too cold even for the Canadians?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/42885124

Yersinia - 09 Feb 2018 02:37:47 (#6 of 743)

Too cold for the figure skaters by the look of things.

Absolute bally splatfest in the men's short program in the team event. Japan's Shoma Uno was not nearly at his best, but skated last, and was so far above everyone else in tech and quality that they showered points on him in relief at a fairly decent programme at last.

USA's Nathan Chen (surprisingly), Canada's Patrick Chan and Russia, sorry, OAR's Mikhail Kolyada were all horrendous, with falls, under-rotations, hands down, popped jumps...

So Israel's charismatic Alexei Bychenko, not a patch on them in terms of basic quality, leapfrogged them all into second place behind Uno.

The system of points by rank (10 for leader, 9 for 2nd, etc) means that the enormous gulf between Uno and Bychenko is meaningless, and that Chen (4th) and Chan (3rd) suffer less than they might have. Kolyada fares worse, slipping all the way to 7th of 10

Israel does not have a team that can challenge overall.

http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1718/owg20
18/SEG009.HTM

Yersinia - 09 Feb 2018 04:46:44 (#7 of 743)

Team comp pairs short programme a bit better. Very shaky performance by the French and a costly fall from the Germans, but the Russians nailed it, as did the Canadians.

Canada leads the standings after 2 events, with USA second and Japan and Russia sharing 3rd:

http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1718/owg20
18/TEC001RS.HTM


Top 5 teams proceed to the free programme.

thatshallot - 09 Feb 2018 05:38:21 (#8 of 743)

"Korea-ending injury" I'm stealing and saving that beauty, nac1001.

Pixiedust - 09 Feb 2018 11:36:54 (#9 of 743)

There is a Kenyan competing! Alpine skiing.

Also the guy from Ghana and the Nigerian bobsled ladies.

Zymurgy1 - 09 Feb 2018 11:41:37 (#10 of 743)

Good to see Bermuda wearing shorts as official uniform.

Pixiedust - 09 Feb 2018 11:52:53 (#11 of 743)

I'd have to be rolled out in a heated Popemobile. I do not cope well with cold.

Yersinia - 09 Feb 2018 12:25:28 (#12 of 743)

The cold is ok, very pretty, if viewed from the comfort of a cosy sofa with a hot cat on your knee.

Zymurgy1 - 09 Feb 2018 12:29:29 (#13 of 743)

Pretty awesome light show

staticgirl - 09 Feb 2018 12:33:49 (#14 of 743)

Barring the boring bits (flag marching and speeches) this has been an awfully pretty ceremony.

Zymurgy1 - 09 Feb 2018 12:39:04 (#15 of 743)

Some political, but small, unification flags being shown behind the speakers by the chosen spectators. Also some selfie action

StammtischMentality - 09 Feb 2018 12:41:46 (#16 of 743)

Have we had Tonga yet? What is Peter Taufatofua wearing this time?

StammtischMentality - 09 Feb 2018 12:44:23 (#17 of 743)

Actually the graun link has it. Brave man.

(12:10)

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/feb/09
/winter-olympics-2018-opening-ceremony-live

staticgirl - 09 Feb 2018 12:46:42 (#18 of 743)

Murdering Lennon's Imagine (which I approve of). Young K-pop male has a nice voice, the others not quite so much.

plinkey plonk noises...

Zymurgy1 - 09 Feb 2018 12:52:27 (#19 of 743)

Yeah, bit meh on the musical quality but the underlying theme throughout seems a bit ‘lets get together North before those Americans make it unretrievable’.

staticgirl - 09 Feb 2018 12:56:03 (#20 of 743)

...and take on the woooooorld (economically and technologically).

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