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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 02-18-2010, 08:31 AM   #16
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The half pipe is entertaining, but the whim of the judges carries too much weight. I think it's no better than figure skating. I don't know the names of all these events but the snowboard race with 4 people on the track at a time is a hoot to watch.

I was watching the qualifying short track speed skating relay last night, and it looked like a mosh pit with all these people crowding on the ice tagging each other.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:34 AM   #17
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Polar bear wrestling.



Oh, that's not an event yet? Pity.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:09 AM   #18
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The half pipe is entertaining, but the whim of the judges carries too much weight. I think it's no better than figure skating. I don't know the names of all these events but the snowboard race with 4 people on the track at a time is a hoot to watch.

I was watching the qualifying short track speed skating relay last night, and it looked like a mosh pit with all these people crowding on the ice tagging each other.
snow cross, i think....or board cross when it's snowboarders. and Yeah, way cool. I have yet to see one live.....when is it on next?
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:21 AM   #19
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winter olympics? no thanks. While I respect their dedication and athleticism I have no interest in any of those sports.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:25 PM   #20
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:40 PM   #21
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FYI, it's a multiple choice poll.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:04 PM   #22
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too late.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:18 PM   #23
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ok...I FUCKED IT UP.

biathalon is there twice..... just use the cross country skiing part for that box.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:28 PM   #24
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I think the biathlon is the coolest because it is rooted in the spirit of the Olympic games. Plus there's guns. And it's extremely measurable; either you hit the target in the very very center or you don't.

This would also be an excellent event:
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:40 PM   #25
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Skiing: I followed the Claudine Longet Invitational closely.

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Jessica Antlerdance: That's right, Tom. But Helmut injured his ankle last month, and that's bound to affect his performance here today.

Tom Tryman: He caught an edge there, but he seems to be okay, he's in good shape.. actually, I think he's a little..

[ a shot rings out, as Helmut falls into the snow ]

Tom Tryman: Uh-oh! He seems to have been accidentally shot by Claudine Longet! Yes.. and I'm afraid Helmut Kindle is out of this race!

Jessica Antlerdance: Yes, it's a shame, but that's all part of the exciting world of professional skiing, Tom.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:50 PM   #26
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I HATE the commentators more this year than I usually do. I don't know if I'm just more hostile in my old age...or if they are being extra annoying
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:58 PM   #27
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Skiing: I followed the Claudine Longet Invitational closely.
It looks like she might have changed her sport to Luge...
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:15 PM   #28
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the snow cross , the short track skaters Both should be able to have Spiked Elbow pads !!!
Blood on the snow !!!!

All the down hill skiing looks like fun , though I would die a Horrible death trying to do them .

Biathlon is Verry cool , but where is the Summer equivalent ?
Marathon with Firearms I say !!

Oh and the Luge and Skeleton look like a Blast !!
Except the Double Luge , that Just looks Ghay !!!
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:51 PM   #29
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YEAH...the ambiguously gay duo prolly do that sport
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:08 AM   #30
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I HATE the commentators more this year than I usually do. I don't know if I'm just more hostile in my old age...or if they are being extra annoying
they are more annoying. watch with the sound off.
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