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2018 Pyeongchang Olympics thread.

Feb. 19, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
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Posted by: XXX_er

Posted by: bux-bux

I see what you are saying but I guess it's the lack of vibe that is so obvious. When you bid for an Olympics and can't even fill the seats that's pretty lame. what's the point? To showcase the shitty venues? To show that Peyongchang is a half ass winter resort?
Would have been way better if the German or French bids got the games. At least people there would give a shit about the events.

money

Legacy. 

20yrs on the SK's will be a winter games force to be reckoned with!


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Feb. 19, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
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Canada is killing it in the medals. No one was even close to Sharpe in the half pipe today. Surprisingly, the curlers aren't doing too well.

Feb. 19, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
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Posted by: Stuminator

Canada is killing it in the medals. No one was even close to Sharpe in the half pipe today. Surprisingly, the curlers aren't doing too well.

As much as 2 gold medals in curling would be great, kind of nice to see us not walk away with it this time round. Great show by all the Canadian athletes, they have done their nation proud.

Womens gold medal hockey game should be good.

Feb. 20, 2018, 10:51 a.m.
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This was a good laugh, but why bother? Olympic tourism the new thing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv_K1q2DRGg


 Last edited by: bux-bux on Feb. 20, 2018, 10:56 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Feb. 20, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
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Shades of Eddie the Eagle in 1988. No business being out there.

Feb. 20, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
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My initial reaction was, "Good for her, she's repping her country, growing the sport, etc. etc.".  Then I learned of her background.

Dick move.

Feb. 20, 2018, 4:45 p.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

My initial reaction was, "Good for her, she's repping her country, growing the sport, etc. etc.".  Then I learned of her background.

Dick move.

This. I don't count her the same as when the dudes from African countries take 3x as long to ski the slalom/GS course. This dumb fuck has access to world class training facilities and has made zero progress in YEARS and is not a legit Hungarian. Glad she is getting massive backlash on social media and her ability to claim "Olympian" on her resume will be tainted.

Feb. 20, 2018, 5:35 p.m.
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I thought the buying your way into the winter Olympics was over after these two dickheads.

https://deadspin.com/dominicas-fake-ski-team-scammed-the-olympics-and-the-p-1529973935

"She didn't even show up for the 10K women's classic on Feb. 13, claiming injury. (She was the only one of the race's 76 entrants who didn't start.) A day later, in the 15K men's classic, di Silvestri, 47, made it out of the starting gate but gave up just a few hundred meters later, claiming illness. He was reportedly the only starter who failed to make even the first checkpoint. "

They both realized they were going to be the laughing stock so they both quit.

Feb. 20, 2018, 6:07 p.m.
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"Fuck, after this she'll get on a reality show, and a book deal. Everybody keep an eye out for the book "Below the coping"."

My favourite comment on this so far.

Feb. 20, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

"Fuck, after this she'll get on a reality show, and a book deal. Everybody keep an eye out for the book "Below the coping"."

My favourite comment on this so far.

Thats pretty good.

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
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Insane crash by Del Bosco in the ski cross. Word is it's a broken pelvis. OMG, that has to hurt.

Feb. 20, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
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Posted by: Stuminator

Insane crash by Del Bosco in the ski cross. Word is it's a broken pelvis. OMG, that has to hurt.

Maybe that Swaney girl had the right idea after all.

Feb. 21, 2018, 7:29 a.m.
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but those Cdn womens curlers sure look good out there.

Feb. 21, 2018, 8:27 a.m.
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Posted by: JBV

but those Cdn womens curlers sure look good out there.

Hurry hard.

Feb. 21, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
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Skier cross was insane. I really thought Drury was the fastest in the prelim rounds, it's a shame he didn't medal.
Del Bosco came up short but went out like a rock star. That was an insane crash, hope he heals up OK.
Only the Canadian team would have Surrey dinner jackets as a uni.... nice touch.

That was some of the best shit the Olympics has offered up IMO. The pipe events have been good but I can't stand the commentators saying amplitude all the time, it's painful. Big air should be good, maybe they will get big amplitude.....


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