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Old February 6 2010, 12:27 PM   #16
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I don't care how many medals the Austrian athletes win, the only thing I hope for is that the Austrian ski-jumpers crush that whiny bitch Amann, and if the swiss skiers win as few medals as possible I would be happy too.
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Old February 8 2010, 01:20 AM   #17
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Now let's just hope they have enough snow! The training runs for the snowboarders had to be suspended to save the snow for the actual Games themselves, and they're trucking in more snow from surrounding mountains.
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Old February 8 2010, 04:03 AM   #18
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No, I'm not looking forward to it, as I'm a resident in Vancouver's downtown corridor, so I'll have to live with both the noise and the difficulty of getting to work (or anywhere for that matter) for 2 weeks.

Add to that I have a dislike for the Olympics in general, and you have a unhappy cynical curmudgeon on your hands.

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Old February 8 2010, 04:17 AM   #19
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I'm sad that it looks like CBC won't be covering it apparently. I always enjoyed supplementing the US coverage with the Canadian which showed different stuff and POV's.
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Old February 8 2010, 06:17 AM   #20
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I was watching the Superbowl up here and--I'm not sure if my fellow Canadians are aware of this yet--the Vancouver Olympics are coming to CTV. At least, I think that's what they were trying to convey. In every commercial break. Three or four times. Do you believe?
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Old February 8 2010, 06:21 AM   #21
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I hopw Canada does well but I'm not going to get over confidant like those in the comercials.(Dominate the Podium)
plus the weather looks iffy
Whistler 7 day forcast
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Vancouver 7 day forcast

dam El Niño
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Old February 9 2010, 03:21 PM   #22
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Re: Vancouver Olympics Discussion

Apparently someone at the Polish newspaper Gazeta Olsztynska wasn't paying attention... they swiped a graphic off the internet that includes Pedobear as one of the 2010 mascots.

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Old February 9 2010, 04:12 PM   #23
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Old February 9 2010, 04:17 PM   #24
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I'm sad that it looks like CBC won't be covering it apparently. I always enjoyed supplementing the US coverage with the Canadian which showed different stuff and POV's.
CTV is definitely covering the Games. It'll be inferior to CBC coverage, but better than nothing...
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Old February 10 2010, 02:02 PM   #25
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It seems like Wayne Gretzky is the most likely candidate to light the torch. Well, personally I'm cool with that.
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Old February 10 2010, 03:22 PM   #26
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I can't wait to watch my first Olympics in HD! There's nothing on TV I prefer to watch over the Olympics so I don't mind a little pre-empting.
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Old February 10 2010, 08:20 PM   #27
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News reports say that Vonn may miss the Olympics due to injury, which would definitely be a huge disappointment. And the first male downhill skiing training unsurprisingly has the Swiss and Canadians in front.
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Old February 11 2010, 03:02 AM   #28
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It seems like Wayne Gretzky is the most likely candidate to light the torch. Well, personally I'm cool with that.
Hmm the other one I heard was Betty Fox(Terry Fox's Mother), that would be appropriate (I think?)




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Old February 12 2010, 10:45 PM   #29
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Georgia luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died today during training when he lost control of his sled, went over the track wall and struck an unpadded steel pole near the finish line.
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Old February 12 2010, 11:47 PM   #30
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Georgia luger Nodar Kumaritashvili died today during training when he lost control of his sled, went over the track wall and struck an unpadded steel pole near the finish line.
So tragic.

Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili has died following an horrific crash during practice, just hours before the 2010 Winter Olympic Games were due to open in Vancouver. Kumaritashvili, 21, was on his second training run at Whistler's Sliding Centre this morning when he slid into a metal pole at one of the fastest points on the track.
He was immediately airlifted to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after.
German IOC vice-president Thomas Bach confirmed the death in a statement.
"It is a tragedy for his family and the team," said Thomas Bach, the IOC vice-president.
"It casts a shadow over the opening ceremony."
IOC president Jacques Rogge said the death had struck the "Olympic Family".
rest of the story here

I guess this means a lot of the athletes will choose to wear black armbands?

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