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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%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-19-2010, 10:41 AM   #31
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Biathlon is Verry cool , but where is the Summer equivalent ?
Marathon with Firearms I say !!
I watched the winner cross the finish line with a couple of guys chasing him. Idiots, why are you chasing him? You've got a rifle for god's sake, why wear yourself out?
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:46 AM   #32
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I like watching opening ceremonies, biathalon, curling, bobsled ... I guess events that I think I could manage.

I also like figure skating. If you've done it, you have to watch it. It's one of those things, I guess.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:37 AM   #33
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I like watching opening ceremonies, biathalon, curling, bobsled ... I guess events that I think I could manage.

I also like figure skating. If you've done it, you have to watch it. It's one of those things, I guess.
You are such a female!
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:00 PM   #34
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there isn't a summer equivalent of running and shooting? I thought there was . . .
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:05 PM   #35
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I voted for the ones I prefer to watch. Skiing, snowboard 1/2 pipe ... But to define the Olympics I think the skating has to be at the top. I'm just not a fan of it though.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:05 PM   #36
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:21 PM   #37
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That was great!

(although, its prolly in the wrong thread)
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:54 AM   #38
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I like watching opening ceremonies, biathalon, curling, bobsled ... I guess events that I think I could manage.
Just fyi, the philly curling club is having an open house this saturday. 65 Plank Ave in Paoli.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:05 PM   #39
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Children 18 years of age and younger will require parental/guardian permission before access to the ice. Due to the expected high traffic and interest in curling this year due to the Olympics, we will not be able to accommodate children under the age of 10 years old to try out curling on the ice during the open house. They are welcome at the club and can see the ice. We apologise for this inconvenience.
->tip off that the club is run by a brit ex pat
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:24 PM   #40
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Just fyi, the philly curling club is having an open house this saturday. 65 Plank Ave in Paoli.
Very cool - no pun intended - I think we might give that a go.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:33 PM   #41
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I watched the winner cross the finish line with a couple of guys chasing him. Idiots, why are you chasing him? You've got a rifle for god's sake, why wear yourself out?
That is the funniest thing I have read in a while. What a beaut! Unfortunately they are limited in the number of clips and cartridges they carry, so at the end they are out. Unless they pulled a Barney Fife and had one extra in a shirt pocket. Classic! Reminds me of The Long Walk by Richard Bachman a.k.a.Stephen King. Only short story I have ready more than once.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:08 PM   #42
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I think downhill skating could be cool.....
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:18 PM   #43
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skating down the bobsled track?
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:29 PM   #44
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that'd work. A frozen river/waterfall might be even more fun......
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:44 AM   #45
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Skeleton is very nearly that anyway.
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