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« on: February 12, 2010, 10:37:35 am »
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Well, today is the official opening day for the Winter Olympics. I don't know how many of you are into the winter sports, but I am, and I am certainly pumped for this tournament. I watch for the hockey more than anything, but I'll watch the skiing, and the luge, and all that stuff.

It is always great when the Olympics are on even if you don't like the sport as a rule you can still take great pride in cheering for your country to do well. This is especially a big one for Canada is it's on home soil.

Today is the mens ski jump qualifiers and the opening ceremonies at night. I'll update this thread daily with the schedule if theres any interest.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 05:04:37 pm »
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oh my god..a luge athlete died today during a training run...he gets thrown off the sled and into a pole.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/skeleton/news/newsid=39315.html?cid=rsstsn

the article contains a disturbing video of the incident. first death at the Olympics since 1964.

RIP.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 06:07:41 pm »
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Saw it on ESPN. How devastating to the family. And on the first day of the olympics too. RIP.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 11:17:14 pm »
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Wow, the clanging sound of his body is as eerie as it gets.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 04:08:18 am »
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Saw it on ESPN. How devastating to the family. And on the first day of the olympics too. RIP.

It was even before official opening... ;/
 
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 05:58:09 am »
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Seeing that video, especially along with the videos that showed his face right before it happened and the EMTs trying to save his life were among the saddest things that I've ever seen in my life. I'll be totally honest and admit that it was hard to keep composure watching that. Just to see an innocent and talented person's life end like that is just so horrible to see. I was happy to see the standing O for the Georgian team as they came in tonight. Watching Steve Nash and the Great One hold the olympic flames was great, but just seeing what happened earlier was just such a tragic thing to see. My best wishes go out to his family (not trying to spell his name because I know I never actually could), teammates, and friends. It's just so horrible to hear about this.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 11:25:35 am »
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oh my god..a luge athlete died today during a training run...he gets thrown off the sled and into a pole.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/skeleton/news/newsid=39315.html?cid=rsstsn

the article contains a disturbing video of the incident. first death at the Olympics since 1964.

RIP.

thats a tragic story man
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 11:46:43 pm »
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R.I.P.

real sad story

as for the winter Olympics they usually suck, should be interesting to see the competition Canada gets in Hockey, i can see Russia putting up a fight but I see Canada winning in the end
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 12:15:37 am »
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R.I.P.

real sad story

as for the winter Olympics they usually suck, should be interesting to see the competition Canada gets in Hockey, i can see Russia putting up a fight but I see Canada winning in the end

Hey Carson, would you like to let him know who won the World Juniors this year?
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 12:17:19 am »
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R.I.P.

real sad story

as for the winter Olympics they usually suck, should be interesting to see the competition Canada gets in Hockey, i can see Russia putting up a fight but I see Canada winning in the end

Hey Carson, would you like to let him know who won the World Juniors this year?

the mighty ducks?
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 12:18:07 am »
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Ducks Rock!
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2010, 12:22:31 am »
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lol whatever Dice. Canada's hockey team in the Olympics > all...much different story than the junior team.
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2010, 12:29:23 am »
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lol whatever Dice. Canada's hockey team in the Olympics > all...much different story than the junior team.

Oh, Ok.
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 12:40:31 am »
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We will see my friend..we will see

States best player: Patrick Kane

Canadas best player: Sidney Crosby

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2010, 04:11:30 am »
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Yeah, as good as Kane is, the guys that were close but left off of Canada's team could probably beat the American team. It was nice to see Ohno get another metal.
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