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1 Winter Olympics on Mon Feb 12 2018, 19:04

rammywhite

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Frank Worthington
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Anybody else watching the winter Olympics. I watched a bit of snow boarding today and couldn't make head nor tail of it. 
Is it making anyone else get over excited? When does it finish?

2 Re: Winter Olympics on Mon Feb 12 2018, 19:10

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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A lot of people sliding about,and falling over.

You can come and watch me for nowt.

3 Re: Winter Olympics on Mon Feb 12 2018, 19:21

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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It certainly doesn't float my boat.

4 Re: Winter Olympics on Mon Feb 12 2018, 19:36

Sluffy

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Some bits of it are quite good.

I like the ones where they compete together such as the speed skating (come on Ellie Christie I really want her to win gold this time) and the skiing when they race down the course at the same time.

I've been hooked on curling too in the past when we've been hunting gold but it can be a bit slow otherwise.

Up to now I've watched the 6 minute clips of the previous days highlights - that's about how interesting it as got for me so far.

5 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 10:00

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
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I love a good curl myself. nothing more satisfying.

I have no interest in the winter olympics and will not be watching any of it.

6 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 10:23

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I would rather watch Cool Runnings. Very Happy

7 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 10:34

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
If they had some thin ice on some of the rinks,the prospect of someone falling through it might get my attention.
They could also mark a huge dart board on the curling rink,and turn it into ice darts.

8 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 11:28

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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Thought the women's slopestyle final was ridiculous. The wind was far too strong and I'm surprised there weren't more injuries.
Begs the question why they chose Korea as the venue seeing as it gets next to no snow (all artificial at these games) and the prevailing wind comes straight from Siberia so it's bitterly cold.

9 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 11:40

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I love the winter Olympics. More so then the summer games. So much mote exciting. The snowboarding and skiing, hockey and even the curling.  Just watching the relay races now!!

10 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 13:01

Sluffy

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Poor Elise Christie robbed of yet another medal.

My heart goes out to her.

Come on girl two more chances, I'm sure you will do it.

11 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 13:04

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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She wasn't robbed Sluffy. She fell over.

12 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 13:42

Sluffy

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@boltonbonce wrote:She wasn't robbed Sluffy. She fell over.

The woman that went on to win the silver actually took her out (knocked her balancing hand out from under her) - it's clear from the slow motion replays.

There's no right of appeal and the judges didn't spot it (presumably because they were busy disqualifying one of the home town Korean women from silver).

It's harsh however those are the rules - but Elise should have been on the podium.

She has two more chances of getting a medal yet - so fingers crossed for her.

13 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 14:13

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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Sounds like you're starting to get into it Boncey. 
Please don't try this at home.

14 Re: Winter Olympics on Tue Feb 13 2018, 14:30

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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@wanderlust wrote:Sounds like you're starting to get into it Boncey. 
Please don't try this at home.
I'd take the lot of them out. To be fair,there are very fine margins in that type of sport.

Glory and disaster are close bedfellows.

15 Re: Winter Olympics on Wed Feb 14 2018, 23:55

Sluffy

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Seems to be a bit of a funny story over the Jamaican ladies bobsleigh team.

It seems their coach has quit and that as she owns the bobsleigh she's taking it home with her!

Story here -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43058774

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16 Re: Winter Olympics on Thu Feb 15 2018, 22:18

RustyNail


Nicky Hunt
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Some snow boarder has broke their neck today so that might be worth a watch.

17 Re: Winter Olympics on Fri Feb 16 2018, 11:51

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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Parsons gets an unlikely bronze in the men''s skeleton. Great event albeit strictly for nutters.

18 Re: Winter Olympics on Fri Feb 16 2018, 11:51

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
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Is that the tea tray one Lusty? Rather him than me  Very Happy

19 Re: Winter Olympics on Fri Feb 16 2018, 11:55

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
This is why much of the Winter Olympics is a farce.

You'd think that British bloke who won bronze had just won 100m gold the way he's being celebrated in this country.

He sledged down a hill on a tea tray. How many other plonkers are sledging down hills on tea trays? 15, 20 people maybe in the whole world? So he's 3rd best of those 20 people. Big deal.

Is this bloke getting any taxpayer money, because if he is it's a fucking travesty.

20 Re: Winter Olympics on Fri Feb 16 2018, 12:01

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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@Norpig wrote:Is that the tea tray one Lusty? Rather him than me  Very Happy
Yeah. It's the head first on a tea tray down a tube at 80 odd mph trying not to touch the sides by steering with their shoulders event. Went to bed after Round 3 as I was flagging, but caught the last run here.

21 Re: Winter Olympics on Fri Feb 16 2018, 12:06

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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I might try that.

We've got a tea tray.

22 Re: Winter Olympics on Fri Feb 16 2018, 12:11

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
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@boltonbonce wrote:I might try that.

We've got a tea tray.
affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid Have an ambulance on standby in the Warrington area.

23 Re: Winter Olympics on Sat Feb 17 2018, 12:05

boltonbonce

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24 Re: Winter Olympics on Sat Feb 17 2018, 12:32

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25 Re: Winter Olympics on Sat Feb 17 2018, 13:34

Sluffy

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It was.

Carried off on a stretcher too.

One chance left for her.

Can she do it?

Come on Elise!


26 Re: Winter Olympics on Sat Feb 17 2018, 13:36

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Yarnold gets a gold. cheers

27 Re: Winter Olympics on Sat Feb 17 2018, 13:37

Sluffy

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Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold defended her Winter Olympic title with a gold medal in the women's skeleton as team-mate Laura Deas claimed bronze.

28 Re: Winter Olympics on Sat Feb 17 2018, 14:19

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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I thought she'd struggle after her second run but fair play to the woman. And to Laura Deas, another athlete plucked from a different discipline (equestrianism in her case) Great final runs from both.

29 Re: Winter Olympics on Sat Feb 17 2018, 14:36

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
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I thought the slow-mo showed Elise Christie was again taken out, although at the end of the race she was penalised by the judges.

30 Re: Winter Olympics on Sat Feb 17 2018, 15:06

Sluffy

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@gloswhite wrote:I thought the slow-mo showed Elise Christie was again taken out, although at the end of the race she was penalised by the judges.

You needed to see the whole incident.  If you only saw the end bit of it, it does indeed look as though the Chinese girl takes her out but if you wind back a bit earlier it shows Elise trying to force her way in front and cause her to become unbalance and end up tripping Elise up.

Only the top two went through and Elise and the Chinese girl were battling for second place on the last turn.

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