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View Poll Results: which event most defines the Winter Olympics to you?
Downhill Skiing/slalom/ Super G 12 60.00%
Cross country skiing/ biathalon 2 10.00%
Biathalon 5 25.00%
Speed Skating 3 15.00%
Figure Skating/Ice Dancing 4 20.00%
Ski Jump 6 30.00%
Snowboard halfpipe 3 15.00%
Ice Hockey 3 15.00%
Luge/Bobsled/Skeleton 3 15.00%
Other (Curling/freestyle skiing/etc) 3 15.00%
Medal Award Ceremonies 0 0%
Opening/Closing Ceremonies 4 20.00%
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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What is the 'BEST' Winter Olympic event?

What event 'defines' the Winter Olympics for you?

Personally, I discount any event that has any judging aspect. I rule them out. Out, I say.

I only enjoy events that are a vs. scenario, or best time....longest distance....

MEASURABLE! not subjective.

So... to me, the Downhill Skiing = Winter Olympics.

I'll hold off on the poll for the moment until the little people have spoken.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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the biathalon is cool, and may be my favorite, but I'm having fun watching women's downhill.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:51 PM   #3
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I'm a big fan of downhill skiing too, especially the ski-cross even though that event is just asking to maim someone.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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Costumes+judges=fail

I like all the skiing, speed skating, sled/luge/skeleton...
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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Downhill.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:20 PM   #6
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I disagree. races are boring. Racing the clock is the worst. Who cares about numbers? I care about impact and emotion and skill and beauty. The only winter olympic sport that means anything to me is the ice skating. That's what I watch year after year and remember.

BTW, my boss and I had a similar conversation, and his answer was that he frankly watched the sports that were dangerous--the ski jumps, luge, etc., because of the vicarious thrill, the danger factor, and the suspense. And then later that same day was when the luge competitor died.

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Old 02-17-2010, 10:52 PM   #7
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your Boss killed the luger!?
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:00 PM   #8
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bad karma, man!
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:09 PM   #9
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I put a maloik on the on the Swedish Downhill Skier.....then she crashed on that last jump.


I was just kidding!
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:10 PM   #10
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Having been a competitive shooter, of course the Biathlon is on my list. All snowboarding events kick serious behind. When drinking some fine lager, Curling is the sport I most enjoy. And then Ski Jumping, Speed Skating, & Short Track just amaze me. Heck, I really like them all. If I had to pick, Snowboard Cross the best, with Figure Skating at the bottom.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:11 PM   #11
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:02 AM   #12
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Figure skating and Hockey. But they're practically business to watch Snowboard races have their moments. I'm sure the rest is pretty fun too, I just don't have time to watch.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:04 AM   #13
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I keep getting on the treadmill in time to watch some form of XC skiing, it's awsome. I bumped up my speeds...
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:10 AM   #14
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I went to the gym on Sunday -not one TV was tuned to the Olymics. One was set on the weather channel FFS. Lots of wrinklies there.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:50 AM   #15
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Snowboard half-pipe.
It is beautiful and spectacular even when they don't crash.
Sod the judges, I don't care who wins.

Ski-jumping, only because of Eddie the Eagle.
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