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post #31 of 59
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Pych eval is right. In the Skeleton they go over 100 miles an hour...head first.
post #32 of 59
I love anything with skis on! I've just been watching the ski-jumping - I can't imagine what goes through those guys' heads when they're sitting on that little bench about to launch them selves off the ramp

We're actually not that far from Torino - shame we didn't get ourselves organized enough to actually go and watch the Games

We did ski today though - knee-deep powder on untracked pistes!
post #33 of 59
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You live is a beautiful area Alex. Please share pictures with us sometime.
It's good to see you on the site.
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We did ski today though - knee-deep powder on untracked pistes!
post #34 of 59
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
I have a couple. I love to watch the hockey (Go team Canada Go!!)
post #35 of 59
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You live is a beautiful area Alex. Please share pictures with us sometime.
It's good to see you on the site.
Thanks Lei. I've been away quite a lot lately with work so I haven't been on much...

Just for you Lei - here's a couple of pics.

The first one is the view from our garden... it really is gorgeous here and even after all these years the view takes my breath away every day. Unfortunately we're being kicked out next year by the new owners.



This is one of me on the piste - I couldn't take any today because the light wasn't great so this one was taken last year but I'm sure you'll get the idea ... we really are very lucky to live here

post #36 of 59
Yeah, the performance by Yevgeny Pleshenko was so blah! I've seen better from him. The jumps are exciting, but they get boring after a while. Love to see a great death drop like Brian Boitano does.
post #37 of 59
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Alex...You look very Olympic like on the piste.
The view from your back yard is breathtaking. The lake and mountains are right out of a postcard.
Are your flowers camellias?
Thanks so much for sharing your pictures.
Come back soon.
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Originally Posted by alexa
Just for you Lei - here's a couple of pics.

The first one is the view from our garden... it really is gorgeous here and even after all these years the view takes my breath away every day. Unfortunately we're being kicked out next year by the new owners.



This is one of me on the piste - I couldn't take any today because the light wasn't great so this one was taken last year but I'm sure you'll get the idea ... we really are very lucky to live here

post #38 of 59
I like events that to me indicate the athlete is crazy: Skeleton, Nordic Combined, any X-Country > 20 k....short track speed skating....eeep!
post #39 of 59
I love the sports that we don't get to see very often, especially luge, skeleton, speed skating, (both short and long track). And I am a sucker for the endurance races, like the cross country skiing. When the athletes give it their all, and collapse across the finish line, I love it.

And like Heidi, I would love to see more biathlon. I think that's an ultimate sport, because it takes such skill, endurance and control.
post #40 of 59
The skeleton....those people are CraZZZy. Head first....mad...brave but they must be bananas?
post #41 of 59
I enjoy watching the skiing (except cross country), snowboarding, speed skating, bobsled, luge and skeleton (are they insane or what?!). This year I've gotten into curling. I can't believe I'm actually enjoying watching it (and am slowing starting to understand it)!!

I've watched more of the Olympics this year than I have in the past.
post #42 of 59
I think the Skeleton athletes are people too crazy for the luge.

"Hey, that luge, it's way too safe, even though you can't see where you are going, and you get to sit on the sled before you start. Let's try taking a running start, and go head first. That should work"
post #43 of 59
I like everything except cross country and curling. I've been watching most every evening.
post #44 of 59
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Originally Posted by Sammie5
I think the Skeleton athletes are people too crazy for the luge.

"Hey, that luge, it's way too safe, even though you can't see where you are going, and you get to sit on the sled before you start. Let's try taking a running start, and go head first. That should work"
That is so true!
post #45 of 59
definitely the figure skating! My mother loves the ski jumping - she says that every time they jump from the end of the ramp, they look like little tree-frogs! I dont' know how on earth she came up with that association, but I'm afraid it's stuck. If I ask her what she's watching, it's inevitably the "treefrogging"
post #46 of 59
I really enjoy watching the Olympics. My favorites to watch are the ice dancing, ice skating, skiing and snowboarding.
post #47 of 59
I usually like the figure skating. However, I think the new scoring system is terrible. Skaters who did wonderful programs and didn't fall didn't get medals, while some who fell did.

Also the artistic nature that I have always enjoyed has been lacking. I think that they need to go back to the drawing board on the scoring system.
post #48 of 59
Did you ever wonder how some of these sports got started?

I was watching the 2-man bob last night (go Switzerland!!) and it just dawned on me - who on earth would think of the idea of putting 2 / 4 people in a bullet-like car just to hurtle down ice at great speed????

And as for the skeleton!!!!!!!
post #49 of 59
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I usually like the figure skating. However, I think the new scoring system is terrible. Skaters who did wonderful programs and didn't fall didn't get medals, while some who fell did.

Also the artistic nature that I have always enjoyed has been lacking. I think that they need to go back to the drawing board on the scoring system.
I loved the old scoring system - people knew what was going on there. But I have to put in my twopennoth worth - my hero Evgeni Plushenko really deserved to get his gold FINALLY!! I don't care if people think he's got a big nose.....
post #50 of 59
Is it me, or are the ice dancing costumes just WAY over the top?? There was a couple on last night that had on hot pink costumes and I had a hard time paying attention to them because the pink was just so distracting!
post #51 of 59
The one I had more fun with was the lassie who looked like she'd sat on a swan... the costume was really pretty... right up until her bum! I agree with some of the costumes being just too much - but I also don'tg et why they wear white... if they do that you can't see them against the ice anyway!
post #52 of 59
I liked how at the end of their routine there was a big poof of feathers coming off her costume!
post #53 of 59
it's lucky she didn't lose any more! OH and hey, how many women finished in the splits on the ice? I'd have thought that would have been a bit... brisk!
post #54 of 59
The number who fell in their routines got me! (Ice dancing) Anyone heard how the Canadian lady is doing?
post #55 of 59
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The number who fell in their routines got me! (Ice dancing) Anyone heard how the Canadian lady is doing?
Sadly they had to withraw from the competition.
post #56 of 59
Couple's and singles figure skating. All else can go away for as much as I care about it...
post #57 of 59
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Is it me, or are the ice dancing costumes just WAY over the top?? There was a couple on last night that had on hot pink costumes and I had a hard time paying attention to them because the pink was just so distracting!
I definately agree - they have been way over the top - especially the pink - YOUR RIGHT!
post #58 of 59
One of the commentators tonight actually talked about how over the top some of the costumes have been. There was one girl tonight who was darn near nekkid! The costumes, she said, are supposed to be ATHLETIC in nature, but can reflect the character of the program. Some of them are just too flashy, IMO.
post #59 of 59
Yeah the white outfit with the beads hanging from the breasts kinda went too far - IMO. Let's hear it for skin toned stretchy fabric.

I also thought the male Bulgarian skater was kinda cute - and, Susan/rosiemac? I was looking at his face!
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