Skiing with OA and J_M ;-)

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  1. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I hoped that Peterka would do better.

    I read in a newspaper today that the Norwegian coach, Kojonkoski, is forcing the jumpers to weigh themselves in order to control that they do not loose any more weight. I think that's a really good thing!
  2. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    i only watched the first round... had to go to work. too bad i missed the second run. maybe i ´ll catch the Re-Live on ES tomorrow.
  3. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    MESA WON! ;)


    OOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOO


    EDIT: He smiled!!!
  4. Tod Jedi Master

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    It was nice to see Janne won this four hills tournament for second time. And it was nice to see such norwegian success for a change. Kojonkoski has done great job.



    Here's a nice news article about Eddie The Eagle from last year.
  5. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I missed that smile!!!!
  6. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    btw: what happened to Ville Kantee and Jani Soininen? DId they quit and I didn´t hear about it?



    EDIT: Link doesn´t work....geocities... hm you gotta copy/paste

    http://www.geocities.com/johannarantanen/finteam/janyt.jpg
  7. Tod Jedi Master

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    Soininen quit jumping but I have no idea what Kantee does nowadays.
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  9. gaiatha Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm a bit late, I know ;)

    Congrats to Ahonen, he realy earned it! :)
  10. Tod Jedi Master

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    Now that Ahonen won he's got some financial problems. He got about 30000 ? and that car which is worth about 70000 ? but thanks to Finland's tax system he has to pay taxes about 40000 ?. Ahonen said that if he accepts the car he'll have to sell his house. It's interesting to see what he'll make.
  11. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    oh come on! I could understand he´d have to pay tax for the cash he got, but for the car? That´s just not fair. He wins once and he´s to pay so much tax! I think he should move to Monaco ;)

    EDIT: Can´t he just sell the car (he´d have about 100,000) then pay the taxes (-40,000) and he´d still have 60,000 Euro. He could still buy a pretty decent car. I mean 60,000 Euro is still a lot of money... at least WAY MORE than I have ;)
  12. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Yeah, I think that would be a good idea, I would also accept if he wanted to give the car to me.

    I think it's sad when all stars leaver their countries and go to Monaco just because of the taxes.
  13. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    well, if you pcik me up for a ride, you can have the car if you want ;)
    Btw. I´ll probably come to Sweden in June. It´s a University fieldtrip to discover Sweden´s rocks :D It will be 8 days just running around in the countryside looking at granite and other stones ;)

    sure it is sad, but i kinda understand why they are doing it. austria somehow managed to get a lot of them back, though. lowered the taxes or something. dunno exactly.
  14. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Do you know where in Sweden you are going?

    Ohh, and I heard that he wont exactly need to sell his house, that was an exaggeration.

    One problem seems to be that they can't value the car, it's worth more in Finland than in Germany. (and you though the euro would solve that kind of problems)
  15. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    Lets see... we´ll stay in
    Mölle
    Ahus (A with that ring on top, can´t find it on my keyboard)
    Lammhult and
    Laholm

    We are 2 groups. One starting in Mölle, one in Laholm. I dunno in which group I am gonna be, though.
  16. Tod Jedi Master

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    Well today wasn't very good day for Finnish skijumpers, only Veli-Matti "Vellu" Lindström managed to get into top ten. Janne Ahonen was 20th which is not very good result.

    Hannawald was again best but I'm quite worried about the Austrian jumpers: again 5 jumpers in top ten. It will be difficult to beat them in Val di Fiemme. It's not very long time to that.
  17. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    yeah Morgenstern for example. how old is he? 16? and he´s already one of the best. well, could be just for this season, like Amman just for the olympic games...but still... I hope Janne does better tomorrow!

    OOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOO Sven Hannawald
    OOOOOOOOOO

    OOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOFlorian Liegl
    OOOOOOOOOO

    OOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOAdam Malysz
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  18. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    It's really annoying not being able to watch ski jumping. :(

    On a funnier note, Sweden seems to get a decent cross country team this year. Can't wait to Val di Fiemme. (I will probably go there :D )
  19. Tod Jedi Master

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    Well Ahonen jumped better today than yesterday, otherwise practically nothing else changed.


    I don't watch much cross country skiing anymore, but I like to practice it myself. And this winter I have had good chances to do that even here in South Finland.
  20. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    yeah, i donßt even have to change the order of flags... BORING! ;)

    i´ve only been cross-county skiing once. i do downhill almost every year, though
  21. Tod Jedi Master

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    I did downhill quite actively until I turned 15. Then my equipment got too small for me and didn't ask my parents to buy me a new set. So after that I haven't done that. I might someday try it again. I was pretty good in it after all. :cool:
  22. gaiatha Jedi Grand Master

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    As I read that Nagiller has won in Hakuba, my first thought was "Who?" :p

    The Austrians are scary this winter...
  23. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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  24. Tod Jedi Master

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    As I read that Nagiller has won in Hakuba, my first thought was "Who?"

    I had exactly same thought.

    Austrians are scary.

    But it was nice thing that Matti Hautamäki jumped well for a change.
  25. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    didn´t watch Hakuba :( must have been a great event!
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