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The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by RX_Sith, Aug 24, 2008.

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  1. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    WHOOT!!!
     
  2. Drew_Atreides

    Drew_Atreides Jedi Master star 5

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    Oh, Canada!

    Woo!
     
  3. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Congrats, Canada. Although I wasn't able to catch all of the game (yay for working in retail [face_sick]), what I saw was a game worthy of the gold medal match up in the Olympics.

    I'm disappointed that the US didn't win, but two weeks ago, I would have been thrilled with a bronze medal. Ryan Miller was a stud. Great tournament for North America, after a very disappointing Turin games.
     
  4. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd like to note that I was at a trivia competition tonight (one my friends and I go to every week), and one of the questions was "how many players are on a curling team?" We answered 4, and were told we were wrong, and it was 5. Appealed to no avail, even pulling up the official rules from the World Curling Federation website, which clearly state that a curling team has 4 players. [face_frustrated]

    Oh well, we still took third even with that counted wrong. [face_frustrated]
     
  5. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    I would have said four, too.
     
  6. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It sounds like a technicality but the 5 might not be completely incorrect. The teams travel with a extra "alternate" curler incase someone gets hurt or something. Four definitly should have been the answer in simplest terms though.
     
  7. Gonk

    Gonk Jedi Knight star 6

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    Truly this week the streets of Canada have run brown with maple syrup.
     
  8. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    If you look at the medal ceremony there were five in each curling team, since the back-up player was included as well. Made me think about the Swedish back-up, she now has two Olympics golds, and still hasn't played a single stone.
     
  9. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If that were me, I'd always use that fact when playing two truths and a lie, or a similar game.
     
  10. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Obi, what is being said in Sweden over both hockey teams missing the medals--which I found *very* surprising--as the Russians are plenty ticked.

    OTOH, Sweden had a good games, or so it seemed to me?
     
  11. RX_Sith

    RX_Sith C&G Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    [link=http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news;_ylt=Arkz0d7GCzSeOmf5bHdTdsd9sbV_?slug=dw-winnerslosers022810&prov=yhoo&type=lgns]Winners and losers: Canadians steal show[/link].

    It will be interesting to see how much money was lost as well when the final tabulations are calculated.
     
  12. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Interesting article.
     
  13. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yep, I agree. Good reading.
     
  14. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Indeed, very good read... though I had to lol at this bit near the beginning: I investigated whether the sport of curling was doomed due to the world?s supply of granite.
     
  15. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    The hockey was simply forgotten in all the euphoria over the cross country medals. I don't think we really counted on anything else for the women, but it was definitely a disappointment that the men lost out. In an ordinary Olympics it would have been a disaster, now it was just swept under the rug.
     
  16. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Was it the goaltending?
     
  17. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I think it was a general lack of delivery from the team, the stars simply didn't do good enough, it isn't really blamed on anyone special.
     
  18. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Everybody here is terribly hungover...not necessarily from booze, but from excitement.

    We miss the Olympics. :_|
     
  19. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It still feels weird for me not to turn on the Olympics as soon as I get home every day. Even when I wasn't watching closely, I had it on in the background almost constantly.
     
  20. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Have no fear, the Paralympics start in a couple weeks and then we get to see the BEST type of hockey being played:

    [image=http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4568/paralympicwintergamesda.jpg]
     
  21. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Sledge hockey!
     
  22. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    And don't forget the Duke banner you'll be putting up after Saturday. [face_devil]

    (Yes, I know we lost last night, but all that does is to serve as a convenient wake-up call for the big game this weekend.) ;)
     
  23. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sledge hockey is pretty sweet to watch in clips, but I don't know about a whole tournament.
     
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