Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby Guinness Fan » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:15 pm

The USA vs Japan women's curling match was on this evening ~ I don't think I've ever seen an entire curling match and am not sure I'd consider it a sport...

According to the Washington Post, "Japan rallied back from an early three-point deficit to spoil the Olympic opener of U.S. skip Debbie McCormick's team, beating the Americans 9-7 in a dramatic finish that brought out an official measurement."

I think appreciate the physics of the game, but I didn't see anything remotely "dramatic" about the finish or anything else about the match...Perhaps I'm missing something.......
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby olywaguy » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:55 am

There seems to be a lot of athletes in the Olympics who have switched countries because they couldn't get into their own country's team or for other reasons.

--A French men's figure skater (Samuel Contesti) becomes an Italian citizen and is skating for Italy because the French didn't put him on the team.

--A female Japanese pairs' skater (Yuko Kavaguti) became a citizen of Russia (her skating partner is Russian) because Japan doesn't have a pairs skating program. Viewed by the Japanese as a traitor.

--Canadian Begg-Smith representing Australia (see posts below).


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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby Rico » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:49 pm

olywaguy wrote:There seems to be a lot of athletes in the Olympics who have switched countries because they couldn't get into their own country's team or for other reasons....All these athletes trying to accomplish their Olympic dreams in any way possible.


You're right! It's about the athletes!

Many hockey fans from my hometown in Pittsburgh (including me) are chearing for Team Candada in hockey because of the players...namely Sidney Crosby, captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. During the hockey season he lives with the Lemieux family in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Mario Lemieux....another Pittsburgh/Canadian legend. Go Team Canada!
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby olywaguy » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:02 pm

Did anybody see the last few minutes of the Canada vs. USA hockey match?

Grrrrrrrrrrr.
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby nimby » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:16 pm

Grrrrrr? you won!!!
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby Schlodesss » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:52 pm

So Canada did lose?? I didn't watch any of it.. if there would have been a snowmobile supercross [called snowcross] event i'd have been into that.
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby olywaguy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:35 am

nimby wrote:Grrrrrr? you won!!!


Actually, I was cheering for Canada. I wanted for them to win a gold on Canadian soil. This was very meaningful for the country.

There have been times when I was cheering for an underdog rather than the U.S team. Sometimes the American team can be quite arrogant and that turns me off.

Like on the semi-finals for the Men's Cross-skiing, I was cheering for the Jamaican guy because he needed it more than the Germans, Austrians, and Norwegians.

So, I've been cheering for the Canadians in a number of cases.
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby olywaguy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:46 am

Andrew Koenig, son of actor Walter Koenig from Star Trek, and co-star of the show Growing Pains where he played the role of Boner, seems to be missing in Vancouver, BC.


Family Asking For Whereabouts Information On Missing Actor Andrew Koenig

February 22, 2010 5:52 a.m. EST
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Vancouver, BC, Canada (CNS) - Character actor Andrew Koenig, son of "Star Trek" star Walter Koenig, has gone missing. His family and friends are asking for the public's help in trying to locate the 41-year-old actor, who is said to be suffering from depression.

Andrew was last seen by his friends on February 14 in Vancouver after staying with friend Jenny Magenta. He was supposed to fly back to Los Angeles on the 16th, but he never took the flight.

According to investigation, he was last seen at a bakery in the Stanley Park area of Vancouver.

His father has dedicated his website to finding his son. The family has contacted with detectives to help determine his whereabouts.

Walter said he received a letter from his son on February 16, causing him to grow concern because of its despondent tone. He believes that Andrew's disappearance was not prompted by any specific incident and that drugs were not an issue.

He said, "I think it's something that has been a part of his makeup for a long time. There's no single trauma. There's no episode. There's nothing of that nature."

Andrew was known for his recurring role as Boner in the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains." He was working as a camera operator on the show "Never Not Funny" as well as doing improv comedy in Los Angeles.

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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby nimby » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:00 am

SCOTT MOIR ROCKS!!!!!! and Tessa Virtue too.
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby olywaguy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:14 pm

Canada did good against the Germans...8 - 2. What a game that was!!
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby olywaguy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:45 pm

Canada is going on strong. They beat the Russians 7 - 3 and are not in the semi-finals along with the U.S. Four more countries are battling for two remaining semi-final spots.

Can you imagine what it would be like to see a Canada - USA re-match in the gold medal round?


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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby nimby » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:43 am

It's Canada vs. U.S tonight. Girl's hockey, for the medal!!! And our chicks Rock!!! GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!!!
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby olywaguy » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:09 pm

Congratulations Canada!! They won the gold medal in hockey on overtime against the USA.

A real good fight. This is the medal that meant the most to them. Canadians are going to get laid today. 8) :D :P

Though Canada has 26 medals to the US' 37. Canada has the most gold medals at 14 to Germany's 10 and the US' 9.

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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby madsglen » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:15 pm

Absolutely, congratulations on a great game and a well-deserved victory. We can still be proud of a silver medal.

Still, if I wasn't so lazy I'd find a shot of Ryan Miller and post it here. He really should be named MVP.
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby backpacker » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:16 am

I think I will miss the nice butts on the bobsledders the most.
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby Rico » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:21 pm

backpacker wrote:I think I will miss the nice butts on the bobsledders the most.

I'll miss the ice hockey the most. It was the best Olympics ever for hockey. My consolotion is that I'll have the remainder of the NHL season to enjoy my hero and my home team's captain play.

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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby olywaguy » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:53 pm

Well, if you are missing Olympic fun...guess what? There's more to come.

Yes, the 2010 Paralympics begin on March 12 in Vancouver.

If you thought, racing down a slope like Bode Miller was amazing, try doing it with one leg!! Ever played hockey on a wheelchair? Now, those are athletes!!

I am assuming there will be televised events in Canada, but it is doubtful there will be anything televised in the U.S. As far as the American media is concerned, the Olympics is over.

http://www.vancouver2010.com/paralympic-games/

I have a younger sister that is in a wheelchair...so, I would be interested in watching the Paralympics.
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby nimby » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:53 am

Canada always televises the Paralympics, no?

Now I've always had such high admiration and respect for all our olympians. The shear dedication and years of hard work is so impressive. But those qualities take on and entire different meaning during the Paralympics. I am in absolute awe!!! I watch amputees, blind, deaf and otherwise disabled people achieve things I, an, "able-bodied" person can only dream about. Sometimes I feel shameful for what I take for granted. The sniffles, allergies or a headache can keep me in bed. But that's why they are Olympians and I 'm just a Joe schmo.

So starting next Friday, I'll be indisposed for a while again. I'll just me with my butt parked on the couch again, with a big bowl of popcorn and a box of kleenex for those very special moments when I am privileged enough to watch someone's deepest dreams come true.

GO WORLD !!!!!
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Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Postby somatter » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:24 pm

Joy and sorrow, triumph and failure – these Winter Games had everything; powered by the spirit of the Canadian people.
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