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2010 Olympic Winter Games
« on: February 13, 2010, 05:07:28 AM »

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A thread for general discussion/news pertaining to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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Re: 2010 Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 05:09:07 AM »

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I personally love the Olympics ... the opening ceremonies were absolutely amazing! Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky carried the torch in it's last legs and helped light the cauldron, which rose in separate columns of "ice" from the floor of the main arena ... pretty cool to watch. Such a shame that these games had to begin under the veil of such tragedy ... I pray they end in a better fashion. GO USA!!
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Re: 2010 Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 10:20:00 AM »

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I am american, and have no bias towards anyone in the Olympics, but, so far not so good for Vancouver. The death of this young athlete is a TRAGEDY and they are saying it's not their fault. I understand they have to say that, but people are wiping out left and right over there, it's ridiculous. No padding on the metal poles at the end of the fastest luge track? Why not? If it's not their fault, why pad the poles and raise the ice now? You just said it's not your fault but you're going to make changes?

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I am american, and have no bias towards anyone in the Olympics, but, so far not so good for Vancouver. The death of this young athlete is a TRAGEDY and they are saying it's not their fault. I understand they have to say that, but people are wiping out left and right over there, it's ridiculous. No padding on the metal poles at the end of the fastest luge track? Why not? If it's not their fault, why pad the poles and raise the ice now? You just said it's not your fault but you're going to make changes?

I thought it was pretty riduculous that they didn't have padding on those metal poles.

I watched the horrific video of the accident and it seems like if the track is running that fast and the walls arent that high, that its just a no-brainer to have padding on those supports.


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Re: 2010 Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 10:26:03 AM »

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I am american, and have no bias towards anyone in the Olympics, but, so far not so good for Vancouver. The death of this young athlete is a TRAGEDY and they are saying it's not their fault. I understand they have to say that, but people are wiping out left and right over there, it's ridiculous. No padding on the metal poles at the end of the fastest luge track? Why not? If it's not their fault, why pad the poles and raise the ice now? You just said it's not your fault but you're going to make changes?

I thought it was pretty riduculous that they didn't have padding on those metal poles.

I watched the horrific video of the accident and it seems like if the track is running that fast and the walls arent that high, that its just a no-brainer to have padding on those supports.

I just don't get why they would say "It's not the tracks fault" and then go out and raise the wall and pad the beams (which should have been done anyway). It is absolutely tragic, words can't express how awful it is.

How did you find the video?

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 01:10:02 AM »

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I'm amazed with the speed-skating short-track relays ... it's complete chaos on ice ... I really have a great amount of admiration for their ability to NOT get completely confused. My favorite event is aerials, then freestyle moguls, as I used to compete in freestyle competition, back following the days of Wayne Wong. One of my old skiing buddies from my town studied with Wayne and is now an "Extreme Skiing" movie producer/director, Greg Stump ... we were crazy back then, pushing the envelope, but what they're doing now on skis is just amazing.
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Re: 2010 Olympic Winter Games
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 09:21:53 PM »

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Bode Miller gets Bronze in Men's Downhill, with first place and third separated by 0.09/second ... amazing. He began his career at Carrabassett Valley Academy at Sugarloaf ... my old winter haunt. ;)
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 09:33:12 PM »

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I am american, and have no bias towards anyone in the Olympics, but, so far not so good for Vancouver. The death of this young athlete is a TRAGEDY and they are saying it's not their fault. I understand they have to say that, but people are wiping out left and right over there, it's ridiculous. No padding on the metal poles at the end of the fastest luge track? Why not? If it's not their fault, why pad the poles and raise the ice now? You just said it's not your fault but you're going to make changes?

I thought it was pretty riduculous that they didn't have padding on those metal poles.

I watched the horrific video of the accident and it seems like if the track is running that fast and the walls arent that high, that its just a no-brainer to have padding on those supports.
I don't think they could put enough padding to matter for the speed he was going at.

The impact destroyed his neck/head.

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I'm Canadian and I think the track is too fast and the poles should have padding. Also didn't like the response from our head Olympic honcho Dick Pound.

Love speed skating too. Looking forward to the hockey.

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2010, 12:16:38 AM »

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Another "Maine-ah" and Carrabassett Valley Academy alum, Seth Wescott, wins an Olympic Gold Metal in Snow-Board-Cross ... sweet! Sugarloaf has produced so many of the world's dominant athletes in snow sports, and deservedly so. Go USA!
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2010, 03:03:05 PM »

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I love that the USA is an underdog to Canada and Germany in hockey, but Ryan Miller is going to have to step-it-up big time, especially after losing some of our D right before tournament. Man, I would LOVE to see this team dominate ... and shock the home-team crowd. First up: Switzerland ... we'll see. ;)
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2010, 03:07:38 PM »

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Finally got to see some curling during my lunch break today. Love that sport. So mesmerizing.

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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2010, 03:12:56 PM »

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Finally got to see some curling during my lunch break today. Love that sport. So mesmerizing.

Yeah ... US has a young team but they did OK in their opener against a very experienced German team.
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2010, 03:14:17 PM »

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The US has got to get the puck up off the ice with their SsOG against this Swiss goalie ... always on his knees.
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Let's see if they can convert on this power play. 


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