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Old 02-14-2006, 11:16 AM   #166
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Incidentally, I thought they were calling Sunday "Black Sunday" was because of Michelle Kwan's pulling out, not because of the downhill. If they're doing it for the downhill shame on them, the world doesn't revolve around the U.S. skiers.
Kwan shouldn't have been there in the first place.

Ice skating probably pulls more ratings, thus the interest in this story.
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someone willing to explain me the rules of curling?
I'm getting crazy trying to understand it!!!
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someone willing to explain me the rules of curling?
I'm getting crazy trying to understand it!!!
It is like shuffleboard on ice.

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Bode Miller's been DQ'd from the combined event after straddling a gate.

Black Tuesday!
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Ted Ligety wins gold in the combined!!! Not bad for a 21 year old alpiner and considering he was 3 seconds back after the downhill. That's good stuff right there
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Ted Ligety wins gold in the combined!!! Not bad for a 21 year old alpiner and considering he was 3 seconds back after the downhill. That's good stuff right there
To bad he wasn't a blind orphan, or NBC might have actually promoted him a bit.

Ligety was smoking fast through that slalom course. During the '02 Olympics he was a course tester, now he has a gold.
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How in hell did they pick Torino? It looks like they sprayed snow on a Rivieran resort. Give me cold, forbidding Nordic locales surrounded by snow-capped ramparts.

I just can't get into it.
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It's 12:45 am in British Columbia and I'm watching LIVE coverage of the Canada vs USA in women's curling on TSN. In 15 minutes, at 1am, CBC's LIVE coverage begins for the day. Terry Liebel, Ron Maclean and Brian Williams each host 3 segments of the day's coverage. It's been like this as long as I can remember for Canadian viewers and the Olympics. And I have no idea why we get such great quality coverage. We even got the SLC late night concerts back in 2002 on CBC. We get the sappy retrospectives too but few and far between.





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Those Chinese ice skaters... but that's dedication for you I guess! BBC 2 is determined to milk everything that it can out of having the broadcast rights to the winter olympics...so far such legendary sports programmes as Top of the Pops, Ready Steady Cook, Top Gear and every kids' show going has had a winter olympics special Still it's an effective way of promoting it I guess.
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To bad he wasn't a blind orphan, or NBC might have actually promoted him a bit.

Ligety was smoking fast through that slalom course. During the '02 Olympics he was a course tester, now he has a gold.
Good point.

The only reason why I even know the name or anything about him is because I'm pretty much a ski freak

Hopefully, NBC will show this in primetime when I get home from work.

He looks like he's got a really bright future ahead of him. I wonder if he'll branch out into the speed events or stay a technical skier?
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In his little NBC Bio, it does say that he might just do that. He's very young. I can't wait to watch this tonight.
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US women's hockey team is having a helluva time with the Finnish team, 3-3 in 3rd, after trailing 3-1 to the Finns.

Men's figure skating short program is riddled with falls, only 1 or 2 clean programs. I only watch cause it's the Olympics but it's still impressive what they do.
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US just took the lead, Angela Ruggiero just skated the whole length of the ice and zinged one by the Finnish goalie who was playing her ass off.

ETA just got another one on a nice move by the US player to put it past the Finnish goalie.

ETA another one, 6-3 just like that, the US women finally woke up. The poor goalie for the Finns just can't move laterally to handle the skill of the US forwards.
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I'm watching the Men's Figure Skating for Johnny Weir and Camille. For those of you who don't know, Camille is the name of Johnny's swan costume.

He's currently in 2nd behind Plushy.
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Johnny is in second place going into the freeskate. I'm just wondering what happened to Evan Lysecek? I guess he's hurt or something because I can't fiind him anywhere on the competition listings (yeah, I cheated).
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