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The Winter Olympics thread

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A waste of time and money, who paid? An insult to other competitors, especially the kids that missed the trip by one competitor.

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1 hour ago, Cascade said:

A waste of time and money, who paid? An insult to other competitors, especially the kids that missed the trip by one competitor.

Hey, she didn't fall......

 

 if you are born in that country great, but she got to the Olympics because her grandfather was born in Hungary.....

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Yeah!  That was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  She was the best out there so far.

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One the events I worked at the Olympics was the men's giant slalom. Back then it was two runs. We were on the course gate keepers, once the top 15 completed their second run, the television series began breaking down their equipment, some of the snow fence was removed for spectators to make an easier exit. Most slid down the actual course using their own skis or just  their ski boots.

 

While this was going on we were yelling at them to stay out the way, there were 35 more Olympic athletes that had to complete their runs. Including a handful that would just slow snow plow their way down around the gates. Im not kidding about the snow plowers, some had  used recreational equipment.

 

It really opened up my eyes to the olympics  and who could qualify....and this was back in 1980 

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do they still have two runs in the slalom ?

 

good to see Lindsay Vonn bow out with a medal. and the young kid get 4th . great performance by her.

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40 mins ago, iphish said:

Missed it, but I dvrd it

Me too. Except I didn't add any time to the scheduled recording and it ended with about 12 minutes to go in OT :o

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