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Arena 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Juliet316 , Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Juliet316

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  2. Rylo Ken

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    No bombs falling would be a good start. No crazy U.S - North Korea antics during the games.

    Also: Mikaela Shiffrin
     
  3. Diggy

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    Figure skating.
     
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  4. Boba_Fett_2001

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    Can't wait to watch all the NHL players compete and....

    oh wait.
     
  5. LAJ_FETT

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    Not sure how much live coverage we'll see in the UK - Pyeongchang is 8 hours ahead of London. A lot of the stuff I like (skiing, ski jumping) would take place outdoors during daylight hours. I'm not a figure skating/ice dancing fan but I do like speed skating.
     
  6. Juliet316

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    Same. That's pretty much the one I watch during the Olympics.
     
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    With all the problems in the region, there will sadly be a cold chill over this sporting event.
     
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  9. DarthIntegral

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    Racism and Xenophobia, dressed up in the more acceptable "patriotism" costume.
     
  10. Ramza

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    Bob Costas never shutting the **** up.
     
  11. Diggy

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    He does a tremendous job as NBC's face of American propaganda.

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  12. Juliet316

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  13. Luke02

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    Boba_Fett_2001

    While I am upset that the NHL players are not going, I also think it could be a better tournament overall now in that more teams have a chance of winning the gold.

    Juliet316

    But Bob Costas is still going I believe, just not anchoring the primetime show.

    As for sports, I watch pretty much all of it particularly the hockey. I will even watch the figure skating though it all seems anticlimactic after Harding-Kerrigan. I really cannot believe that will be 24 years ago when these games begin but it will be. Unreal!
     
  14. Juliet316

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    The same year Costas first started doing the Olympics.
     
  15. Luke02

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    Winter Olympics yes but I remember him doing some stuff for the Barcelona games particularly with regards to the Dream Team.

    Splitting up the Winter and Summer Games and having them in separate years was the best idea ever. Now there isn't a 4 year drought between games and both the Winter and Summer Games get the focus on them without being overshadow by the other.
     
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  16. Juliet316

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    Yeah, it took me awhile, but I've warmed up to the split over time.
     
  17. Rylo Ken

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    Although having to sit through an Olympic opening ceremony every two years is difficult. It's better than a Superbowl halftime show but worse than waiting at the DMV to get your driver's licence photo taken.
     
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  18. Diggy

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    Really? I liked it at first, but have since cooled.
     
  19. Guidman

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    Certainly not as many events to get into as the Summer Games, but I like watching skiing, figure skating and bobsled.
     
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    The ski jumping is quite often done in the evening, so that is probably scheduled for the evening/European day.

    I love the winter Olympics, but at this point it's unclear how much I will be able to see, since it's a new company that has gotten the TV rights, and I don't know how much they will show in the channels that I have.
     
  21. Pensivia

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    Hooray, Olympics thread is here! [face_dancing]

    Looking forward to pretty much everything. As a lifelong Olympics fan, there's very few events I won't at the very least have on in the background whenever possible.

    Figure skating[face_love] and alpine skiing are my special faves, though.
     
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  22. LAJ_FETT

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    BBC News

    Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics due to doping and cheating. However, athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete under a neutral flag.
     
  23. Sith_Sensei__Prime

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    Putin should just play the Trump card on this ban and say that Russia wasn't going to participate anyway because of all the fake news and the Olympics are not worthy of Russia presence. That the Olympics are in the tatters and worse they've been in history. Sad.
     
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  24. Luke02

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    Just saw that a bit ago. Good for the IOC as I didn’t think they finally take such a drastic action but it was warranted. Putin is going to go crazy though and I am sure his puppet Trump will advocate on his side. Blah!
     
  25. Rylo Ken

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    Mikaela Shiffrin is having a record season and is on her way to becoming the Rafael Nadal of slalom. A heavy favorite for 3 gold medals.