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Old 02-01-2002, 07:57 PM   #1
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Who Likes the Winter Olympics as much as I do?

Hey, I know everyone is looking forward to Sundays game (hmmm, can't imagine why)...

But next Friday is the opening ceremony for the Salt Lake games!!! I've always loved watching the Winter Olympics, much more than the Summer Olympics. The beautiful settings...less sports to keep track of....

I was hoping to go the games since they are fairly close by, but my husband and I went to Ireland instead last August, which was actually cheaper than driving to Salt Lake City (sad, but true).

My favorite sport is.....downhill skiing
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I looooove the Winter Olympics. They kick the summer olympic's ass. What's NOT to like? Instead of boring track and field and stuff you get glorious ice-skating, thrilling skiing, hockey, people on tiny sleds hurtling down ice tunnels, bobsleds, oh all KINDS of good things. I can't wait!
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plus, they're bringing back the skeleton
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I always think this...

Winter Olympics is for girls

Summer Olympics is for boys

Winter Olympics is also for the mentally unstable. Anyone fancy jumping off a slope 500 feet off the ground covered in snow while wearing two long planks of metal on your feet while trying to land safely?
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I love the Olympics too but the funny thing is that it is the only time I watch stuff like bobsleigh, skeleton, ski jumping, biathlon, speed skating etc. TV rarely shows these events but man, it is exciting to watch during the Olympics. Must be the patriotism involved or something like that.

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WInter Olympics is cool because all the nutty sports come out. There's nothing more exciting than watching Aussie guys, where snow most of the time has to be made for our slopes, throw themselves down a giant snow mountian slide on a surfboard with skates.

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yah, mon, remember the Jamaican bobsled team?

And Eddie the Eagle?
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most of the sports in the winter olympics involve a lot of guts, imo.

Any of that downhill skiing looks terrifying, not to even mention the ski jumping (or "flying" as I like to call it), the luge, etc. Hell even hockey is a dangerous sport.
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Slalom!!!!!!!!!

from now till the end of the winter olympics, Salome shall be known as Slalom!!!!

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yah, mon, remember the Jamaican bobsled team?

And Eddie the Eagle?
Eddie the fucking Eagle.

Only Britain can turn the totally inept into heroes.
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My favorite sport is.....downhill skiing
2 of our family friends are participating in it. Ivica and Janica Kostelic, and they're both quite legitimate threats for the gold. It's very exciting!
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2 of our family friends are participating in it. Ivica and Janica Kostelic, and they're both quite legitimate threats for the gold. It's very exciting!
Yes! They are among the favorites....how wonderful for you!

How come no one has asked me what the skeleton is yet?

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I give up. What's the skeleton?

Downhill Skiing, Skating--my two favs.

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a few wks ago i decided i had to go. i wanna c Yagudin win the gold medal, and see some live skiing. and guess what you can actually go. i even found some absolutely terrific ice skating tickets. but the bad part. There's no hotel rooms. you can get a motel 6 about 40 miles away for something like $300 a nite! But there are no rental cars! lol. i guess you can hitch. the best hotels are 100% media taken. Like one is all German media, another all French, etc. to buy the tickets at $200 each (they aren't cheap even when not on Ebay), with no hotel room, decided to just watch tv. oo, forgot, does anyone know if the Herminator is gonna be able to compete or not?

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I give up. What's the skeleton?

Downhill Skiing, Skating--my two favs.

The skeleton is like the luge...slightly different construction....the rider goes down the course head first

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Eddie the fucking Eagle.

Only Britain can turn the totally inept into heroes.
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2 of our family friends are participating in it. Ivica and Janica Kostelic, and they're both quite legitimate threats for the gold. It's very exciting!
Your family is friends with Ivica and Janica Kostelic? Cool!

Well, i like the olympics too (the opening ceremony is always so spectacular), i'll be watching men and women slalom, both giant slaloms, men downhill, ski jumping and some ice skating and hockey. Of our competitors, the biggest favorite for winning a medal is Mitja Kunc - he had a really good season in slalom so far.
Also, i'm interested to see whether Bode Miller can stand the pressure of competing in front of US crowd and being a favorite in a such large competition.

ps: Herminator won't compete at the Olympics - he isn't ready yet. He tried to stand on the skis but apparently his leg still hurts bad.



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I do I do! It's more fun than the summer ones IMO. I love the figure skating and skiing.

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My friends and I are getting a keg for the opening ceremony. I think we are competition junkies, it's not so much the spirt of the games, it who wins! (yah, we have issues)

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from now till the end of the winter olympics, Salome shall be known as Slalom!!!!
can I at least be Slalome?

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