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Winter Olympics 2018
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:36:34 PM »
Is something wrong with the ice tonight?
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 10:16:23 PM »
Let guess, a lot of falls?
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 10:18:11 PM »
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 10:24:31 PM »
It belongs here.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 10:29:08 PM »
It belongs here.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 10:42:04 PM »
Not something you expect to see.
Yes, lots of falls. 
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 10:43:27 PM »
Ouch! DW was watching and mentioned something about the falls.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 11:43:05 AM »
There are so many random sports in the olympics, and especially as Americans, we kind of ignore the ones we don't really compete in. Whenever I look at the medal tables, I always think to myself that Norway leads all time because they pick up a million medals in dumb sports like cross country.

Just watched the men's cross country classic sprint final. Wow. There is some serious athleticism at play here. This guy Klaebo was unreal. They're all bunched up for the first minute, and then boom - Klaebo just starts straight up running, with no slowing down. Ends up winning by a huge margin. Similar story in the women's. Not quite as dominant, but another big Scandinavian athlete (this time a Swede) just kicks it in gear halfway through and crushes the field.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 11:58:58 AM »
Best way to watch online?

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 12:08:29 PM »
There are so many random sports in the olympics, and especially as Americans, we kind of ignore the ones we don't really compete in. Whenever I look at the medal tables, I always think to myself that Norway leads all time because they pick up a million medals in dumb sports like cross country.

Just watched the men's cross country classic sprint final. Wow. There is some serious athleticism at play here. This guy Klaebo was unreal. They're all bunched up for the first minute, and then boom - Klaebo just starts straight up running, with no slowing down. Ends up winning by a huge margin. Similar story in the women's. Not quite as dominant, but another big Scandinavian athlete (this time a Swede) just kicks it in gear halfway through and crushes the field.

Cross country is no less interesting than curling or luge or any of the dozens of olympic sports that no one cares about longer than a few weeks every 4 years. Dumb to say that one medal is worth less than another. The only sport that has mainstream interest is hockey and the NHL isn't sending any players. But that's the olympics.
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 12:14:13 PM »
Best way to watch online?
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 12:44:46 PM »
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 01:06:18 PM »
Cross country is no less interesting than curling or luge or any of the dozens of olympic sports that no one cares about longer than a few weeks every 4 years. Dumb to say that one medal is worth less than another.
I though I was being clear that the sentiment was motivated by homerism, but even then I never said any medal is worth less.

My comment was more about medal distribution among the sports. You have large numbers of medals for competitions that don't seem all that different from one another. For example, the Dutch get all their winter medals from speed skating. Norway is slightly more diversified, but still gets most of their medals from disciplines where you ski distances (cross country, biathlon, nordic combined). Contrast that with a countries like Germany or Canada, which seem much more diversified, possibly suffering in their totals because of that. Even the US at the moment is basically all snowboard medals this year.

It can be even worse in the summer olympics, with swimming and track and field offering a zillion medals, and individual athletes being able to compete for so many medals in one year.
The only sport that has mainstream interest is hockey and the NHL isn't sending any players. But that's the olympics.
If you define mainstream interest as not interested the rest of the year, then yes - hockey will be the only winter sport anyone cares about. But snowboarding definitely generates the most buzz, with figure skating probably even more popular worldwide.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
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Re: Winter Olympics 2018
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 03:55:05 PM »
bothered how?
are we starting a religious discussion?