2018 Winter Olympics

anyone watching? anyone care?

I am and I do. the acrobatics of the slopestyle was amazing. ski jumpers have balls of steel. the downhill skiing will be good.

hate to see half (or more) empty venues, tho. in our 24/7 times, the olympics have lost some luster.
If I had known then what I know now...

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VIC 07
EV LA1 08
Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
Columbus 10
EV LA 11
Vancouver 11
Missoula 12
Portland 13, Spokane 13
St. Paul 14, Denver 14
Philly I & II, 16
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,400
    Don't care other than for the hockey.
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,785
    I’m watching and appreciate the athletic ability in any sport at the highest level. I used the same term, “balls of steel” when I was watching the snowboarders tonight doing the slope style runs,  or whatever they call it. Some amazing stuff right there. 

    Its a shame the Olympics aren’t appreciated as much these days. 
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,695
    used to be, you could become a LEGEND at the games....

    peggy flemming, jean claude killy, bill johnson, etc.

    now, I’m not so sure.

    SAD!
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    Columbus 10
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    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 14,585
    Wobbie said:
    used to be, you could become a LEGEND at the games....

    peggy flemming, jean claude killy, bill johnson, etc.

    now, I’m not so sure.

    SAD!
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,695
    Wobbie said:
    used to be, you could become a LEGEND at the games....

    peggy flemming, jean claude killy, bill johnson, etc.

    now, I’m not so sure.

    SAD!
    Team Trump Treason wants gold in curling, nothing less.

    I’m doing 12 oz curls, but not for Drumpf.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,162
    Have had zero time to watch any but we have tomorrow off so with luck (we have an analogue TV with a converter so it's all luck!) we may get to watch some.  I've read some interesting stuff about the North?South Korea women's soccer team.  But 8/zip?  Ouch!
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 18,944
    http://amp.si.com/olympics/2018/02/10/red-gerard-american-snowboarding-slopestyle
    This kid is my hero he killed it 17 yr old let that sink in !!
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 20,281
    Been watching a lot since it started, I love the competition between the countries. I watch sports that I know nothing about and cheer. Love cheering for my country
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 13,053
    Watch Real Sports on how we support our olympic athletes.  Messed up.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • AnnafalkAnnafalk SwedenPosts: 3,619
    It’s a positive and fun happening I wish I had more time to follow it. I have a coworker who always takes vacation when it’s the olympics (and other bigger events), she is crazy about it. :)
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,114
    I love the Winter Olympics.  I know next to nothing about the different sports so it amazes me to watch the competitions.
    I've also noticed the empty seats though and wondered what was the reason.  I'd read that it's really expensive to travel there from North America but it's always going to be expensive for somebody in the world to travel to where the Olympics are held. 
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  • camsjamcamsjam Posts: 288
    Watching them now. Just saw women's snowboard 1/2 pipe and slope style. Love the winter olympics!
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,114
    Can't believe the Norwegian cross country skier who got tripped up and fell right after the race started.  He got up and was in last place behind 63 other skiers, gradually made his way to the front, and won the gold medal!  Holy crap, I'd still be sitting on the ground complaining.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,400
    Ski jumping looks like fun, gliding through the air.
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  • camsjamcamsjam Posts: 288
    Can't believe the Norwegian cross country skier who got tripped up and fell right after the race started.  He got up and was in last place behind 63 other skiers, gradually made his way to the front, and won the gold medal!  Holy crap, I'd still be sitting on the ground complaining.
    And I'd be sitting there crying the blues next to to you. That was amazing of him.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,285
    Can't believe the Norwegian cross country skier who got tripped up and fell right after the race started.  He got up and was in last place behind 63 other skiers, gradually made his way to the front, and won the gold medal!  Holy crap, I'd still be sitting on the ground complaining.
    That was really impressive!!!

    Anybody watch the snowboarders?  Damn they are good!!!
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 20,281
    Can't believe the Norwegian cross country skier who got tripped up and fell right after the race started.  He got up and was in last place behind 63 other skiers, gradually made his way to the front, and won the gold medal!  Holy crap, I'd still be sitting on the ground complaining.
    That was really impressive!!!

    Anybody watch the snowboarders?  Damn they are good!!!
    Yep and my Canadians have been winning Gold!! :) 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,285
    BLACK35 said:
    Can't believe the Norwegian cross country skier who got tripped up and fell right after the race started.  He got up and was in last place behind 63 other skiers, gradually made his way to the front, and won the gold medal!  Holy crap, I'd still be sitting on the ground complaining.
    That was really impressive!!!

    Anybody watch the snowboarders?  Damn they are good!!!
    Yep and my Canadians have been winning Gold!! :) 
    I actually am just rooting for good runs.  I'm not partial to any particular country, lol.
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 20,281
    Good runs are good, but I'm just a little patriotic when it comes to Olympics 
    Goods runs just makes it all that much more competitive and fun to watch!
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  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,540
    Too much figure skating covrage
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,285
    KC138045 said:
    Too much figure skating covrage
    Everybody fell the first day.  I had never seen anything like that!
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 7,945
    BLACK35 said:
    Good runs are good, but I'm just a little patriotic when it comes to Olympics 
    Goods runs just makes it all that much more competitive and fun to watch!
    Canada is kicking ass right now. Go, everybody, go!
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 14,585
    Would love to see an American take a knee on the podium.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,285
    Would love to see an American take a knee on the podium.
    They would get their medal taken away for making a political statement but I was wondering if someone would?
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,695
    women’s halfpipe is damn good. these chicks have balls!
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
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    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • Chloe Kim is boss.
  • LOL "she will go to her high school prom with the ultimate bling!"  Chloe takes the Gold in the half pipe!!!
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,609
    That was pretty great.  Only 17 years old....crazy.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,695
    apparently, she doesn’t even get nervous. I think she’s just that good.

    that said, I think a better scoring system would be to average the best 2 of 3......that way, you couldn’t fall twice and then pull a great run out of your ass.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
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