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Arena 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic thread.

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

  1. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    luge was great - a U.S. medal and the first medal and gold medal for Austria! I'm sure the alpine ski delays have been frustrating for the athletes.
     
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  2. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    those ice skaters are pretty damn great .
     
  3. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    Yeah, that was incredible to see her land it in competition, especially since it was being hyped before she took the ice. I mean, the mentioned it was like 550Lbs of pressure when landing the triple axel. And after she landed the triple axel, I was like, "don't fall!" as there were still quite a few jumps she had to do afterwards. I mean, I was holding my breathe for her to complete her performance without any mishaps. Glad she finished without any and had expressed quite a bit of emotions once she finished, as she was left off the team at Sochi.

    It was cool of the Shib Sibs to take control of their own NBC featurette. Milennias are some much more advanced about video productions and presentations. It started out as a hobby, but now it could be somewhat of a profession.

    And kudos to them for their performance as well. It was cool to see them with some emotions at the end of the performance as well.

    Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are like the Simon Cowell of figure skating commentary. I mean, they're like the commenting duo from Pitch Perfect. They would get Gold Medals if there was an Olympic sport of commentary. Not only are their comments colorful and brutally honest, but the are informative and insightful as they are able to break the very fine points of technical skating. Perhaps an Emmy next year.

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  4. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    @Sith_Sensei_Prime

    The ironic thing about it all is Weir never even one a medal at the Olympics though I believe he medal once at the World Championships. Tara obviously won a Olympic Gold Medal (shocking the world in the process) but Johnny never did therefore he talked his way into his current role. Johnny essentially is the Chael Sonnen of figure skating. :)

    Edit: And the only way Johnny & Tara can do the Masters (which I love to see) is if have the golfing announcers do figure skating. Imagine the trio of Sir Nick-McCord-Baker Finch doing commentary on figure skating. That be genius!
     
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  5. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Weir was the best skater in the US for 3 consecutive years. Also, fifth in the one Olympics he made.

    And, as we can see from Rippon's routine last night, there's even now still some crap given to openly gay male skaters. Soooooooo...
     
  6. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    I know virtually nothing about snowboarding but HOLY ****, Chloe Kim is amazing...
     
  7. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    And yo... Shaun White is still the gold standard (probably literally), but that entire qualifying Men's Halfpipe round was unbelievable...
     
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  8. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Feel bad for Loch, though, he reallyblew a certain win. Would have been his third straight gold.

    In other good news, alpine skiing finally underway, thrilled for Hirscher that he finally got his gold.
     
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  9. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The Downhill Delay of Weather happened at Nagano in 1998 so much that it got a mention at closing ceremonies... Very literally: "Have they run the downhill yet?"
     
  10. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Thanks to the weather problems, The Herminator came back and won 2 golds.
     
  11. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    And Stina Nilsson from Sweden beats Falla from Norway to win the gold in the ladies cross country sprint.

    Then on the other hand Kläbo was in a league of his own, while the best Swede ended up 5th in the men's sprint. Great to see Pellegrini win a silver though.

    If I was Norwegian I would be a bit disappointed about the ladies though, despite two silvers. They are the dominant ladies cross country team, and you are used to having two or sometimes three at the podium, and it feels like they are not quite up to their usual standard.
     
  12. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Shaun White and 17 year olds. Geez.
     
  13. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    It's like "Okay, I'll drop a 94 just to coast into the finals... what? Someone jammed in a 97? No problem, I'll throw down a 98.5 and look like I still have more in the tank..."

    o_O
     
  14. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    USA women's hockey destroying OAR today. Whoop whoop!
     
  15. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Hirscher looked like he was doing his slalom in hurricane force winds. What a run.
     
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  16. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    And Chloe Kim just crushed the competition as everyone was trying to catch her in their final run, which may have lead them feel the pressure and make mistakes. Chloe on her final run, knowing that she had the gold in her back pocket, just went all out with no pressure and scored 98.25. She'll also felt she would be a representative of both the U.S. and Korea.

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  17. Luke02

    Luke02 Force Ghost star 5

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    So the United States now has two gold medal winners who will not be able to buy a beer in this country legally for another three years.
     
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  18. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    And they're still too young to get a drink in South Korea too.

    So, there's alot of curling on the schedule tonight, along with some women's slalom, but I'll be looking forward to watching the men's halfpipe final with Shaun White looking to get another medal. I have some interest in the pairs figure skating.
     
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  19. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Men's 1500M Speed-skating

    Netherlands - Netherlands - South Korea
    Gold - Silver - Bronze

    USA 8th, 15th, 19th
    Joey Mantia, Brian Hansen, Shani Davis
     
  20. Guidman

    Guidman Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  21. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So clutch from Shaun!
     
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  22. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Shaun White is absurd.
     
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  23. cubman987

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    I was way more nervous than I expected for White's 3rd run but wow, didn't need to be. That was fun.
     
  24. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ...have yet to see that third run, but I finally did see the first. Goodness.
     
  25. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    White and Kim ftw literally.

    Amazing to watch them both but White was more exciting since he wiped in run 2 and lost the lead to Hirano. Kim had it in bag before her final run. That last chance run had to be so nerve wracking. Can’t imagine the adrenaline rush he was probably feeling.
     
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