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Old 02-09-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics start today at Pyeonchang, South Korea (not to be confused with Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea)This is the first time the Winter Games have been held in Korea and the third time in Asia.Some controversies have arisen;Russia has been banned for doping although Russian athletes with a drug free past will be allowed to compete but as neutral participants; they will not have any Russian identification on their uniforms nor will there be raised flags or anthems played for any winners from Russia.Also North Korea and South Korea will March together in the opening ceremony and the two nations will have a combined women's hockey team.It is also expected for at least for the first few days to be the coldest Olympics in decades with Temps in the single digits to below zero ( and that's Fahrenheit, not Celsius).

Although I've never strapped on a pair of skis in my life (keep repeating "Sonny Bono") and I've haven't skated since I was 11 or 12, I enjoy watching the Winter Olympics more than the Summer games.Maybe it's because the different competitions (except for hockey and a couple of others) tend to be short duration and they seem to be more set up for television viewing than the more team oriented summer events.

However the Olympics themselves seem to be getting both more ridicously expensive to put on and also getting less and less attention.I wonder if in 20 years, they will even exsist,given all the issues.
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You can barely find anything on TV so far. I've already lost interest.
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I agree, coverage is so hard to track that it is easy to lose interest. I can only take short bursts of any event unless it is hockey. My favorite events are:

Downhill skiing
Bobsled
Hockey
Ski jumping

In that order.
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I was watching curling last night.
My favorite! S Korea got whupped.

They even had an injury!!!
Just can't get enough curling.
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https://www.newsday.com/sports/olymp...ang-1.16029251

http://deadline.com/2018/02/2018-win...ng-1202278539/
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I was watching curling last night.
My favorite! S Korea got whupped.

They even had an injury!!!
Just can't get enough curling.
How do you even talk to your buddies about an injury suffered playing curling?
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My favorite are:

1) Alpine skiing
2) Short track speed skating
3) Luge

As far as the alpine skiing goes, I like them from fastest to slowest.

downhill
super giant slalom
giant slalom
slalom

The most boring event is curling. The figure skating on Thursday had so many men fall, some fell two out of their three jumps. WOW!

I also like the Winter Olympics more than the Summer Olympics.
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I was watching curling last night.
My favorite! S Korea got whupped.

They even had an injury!!!
Just can't get enough curling.
Real men don't do curling without beer.
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I agree, coverage is so hard to track that it is easy to lose interest. I can only take short bursts of any event unless it is hockey. My favorite events are:

Downhill skiing
Bobsled
Hockey
Ski jumping
You may like Olympic ski jumping, but the jumpers don't.

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Olympic ski jumping is such a dangerous sport that professional ski jumpers are purposely trying to stay jet-lagged so they will be psyched for competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea, reported the Wall Street Journal Wednesday.

Some ski-jumpers are taking an unconventional approach to ease their nerves ahead by purposely trying to stay jet-lagged ahead of their first competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games Saturday, reported the Wall Street Journal.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/08/ol...mping-jet-lag/
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I was watching curling last night.
My favorite! S Korea got whupped.

They even had an injury!!!
Just can't get enough curling.
That's Mixed Doubles Curling, with lots of stones in the 4 foot circle.
The Mens and Ladies Curling with 4 players a team is even better on TV!
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The Mens and Ladies Curling with 4 players a team is even better on TV!
Yeah, it's even more exciting than bowling.
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Real men don't do curling without beer.
I have actually become to love curling more than any other Winter Olympic sport.

1 You could drink while playing
2.You get to yell out loud and even scream obscenities and nobody cares
3. Most of the other dipshits are outside
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I'm using the NBC Olympics App with my Firestick. It's awesome. Can watch anything on demand and they have live channels as well. Replays on all the events and you can fast forward. You can watch when you want and not depend on the NBC prime time where all we will get is a steady diet of skating.
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I have actually become to love curling more than any other Winter Olympic sport.

1 You could drink while playing
2.You get to yell out loud and even scream obscenities and nobody cares
3. Most of the other dipshits are outside
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