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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:14 AM

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View Postworkingcinderellaman, on 14 February 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:

Really cool!


That was a great moment!

Hey, is that shot in your sig from Snowbasin?
No. I'm not sure where it is but it was the only pic I could find of Mikaela Shiffrin that fit in my sig without modification.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:14 AM

About to watch her run in the giant slalom.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:24 AM

You know goose, after watching the Pyeongchang games, I'm not feeling so bad about our lack of snow this year. Their snow looks pretty thin.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:25 AM

View Postedhunter, on 14 February 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

The Jap kid was better.
No he wasn't.



ETA: But he'll probably be the one to beat in Beijing.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:45 AM

GOLD IN GS!

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:57 PM

View Postworkingcinderellaman, on 15 February 2018 - 12:14 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 14 February 2018 - 10:28 AM, said:

View Postworkingcinderellaman, on 14 February 2018 - 10:27 AM, said:

Really cool!


That was a great moment!

Hey, is that shot in your sig from Snowbasin?
No. I'm not sure where it is but it was the only pic I could find of Mikaela Shiffrin that fit in my sig without modification.
And just to add a word to the wise when looking for pictures of Mikaela Shiffrin. Make sure you spell her name correctly. There's someone with the name of Micaela Schäfer who has a different sort of pictures that that of an Olympic skier. ;)

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:06 PM

Korea is expected to lose 10 billion hosting the Olympics. Ouch. So glad Boston backed off.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:33 PM

View Postedhunter, on 15 February 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

Korea is expected to lose 10 billion hosting the Olympics. Ouch. So glad Boston backed off.
https://entertainmen...t-countries.htm

10 Olympic Games That Nearly Bankrupted Their Host Countries

Hosting the Olympics is a financially risky proposition, one that begins a decade before the events are actually held. Cities compete to convince -- first their own countries, then the International Olympic Committee -- that they are the right venue: Safe, with convenient transportation, plus efficient and elaborate infrastructure. The process isn't cheap. Chicago, for example, spent an estimated $100 million in its bid to host the 2016 summer games -- and lost [source: Zimbalist].

If a host city is selected, it partners with state and federal government -- and private enterprise -- to expand rail service, build massive hotels and construct arenas in which to host the games. But even the best-laid plans seem to end with skyrocketing costs. An Oxford University study examining the Olympic Games from 1962 to 2012 discovered host cities experience, on average, a 179 percent cost overrun during the preparation phase [source: Black]. Perhaps underestimating expenditures is an Olympic tradition, too. It certainly seems that way when you look at our chronological list of Olympics that broke the bank, starting with the very first one. [see link]

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:42 PM

View Postedhunter, on 15 February 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

Korea is expected to lose 10 billion hosting the Olympics. Ouch. So glad Boston backed off.
It would have been a few more $$ out of your pocket. Taxachussetts has never been shy about taking more of their citizen's money.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:59 PM

View Postgoose, on 15 February 2018 - 03:33 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 15 February 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

Korea is expected to lose 10 billion hosting the Olympics. Ouch. So glad Boston backed off.
https://entertainmen...t-countries.htm

10 Olympic Games That Nearly Bankrupted Their Host Countries

Hosting the Olympics is a financially risky proposition, one that begins a decade before the events are actually held. Cities compete to convince -- first their own countries, then the International Olympic Committee -- that they are the right venue: Safe, with convenient transportation, plus efficient and elaborate infrastructure. The process isn't cheap. Chicago, for example, spent an estimated $100 million in its bid to host the 2016 summer games -- and lost [source: Zimbalist].

If a host city is selected, it partners with state and federal government -- and private enterprise -- to expand rail service, build massive hotels and construct arenas in which to host the games. But even the best-laid plans seem to end with skyrocketing costs. An Oxford University study examining the Olympic Games from 1962 to 2012 discovered host cities experience, on average, a 179 percent cost overrun during the preparation phase [source: Black]. Perhaps underestimating expenditures is an Olympic tradition, too. It certainly seems that way when you look at our chronological list of Olympics that broke the bank, starting with the very first one. [see link]
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:04 PM

ON tonight:

Figure skating short program, men’s skeleton, women’s snowboard cross, alpine skiing men’s super-G, freestyle skiing women’s aerials

For anyone who hasn't seen it, the snowboard cross is pretty cool. Freestyle aerials are always fun as well.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

I'm days behind. Watching the 20k Biathalon at the moment.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:51 AM

View Postworkingcinderellaman, on 15 February 2018 - 08:04 PM, said:

ON tonight:

Figure skating short program, men’s skeleton, women’s snowboard cross, alpine skiing men’s super-G, freestyle skiing women’s aerials

For anyone who hasn't seen it, the snowboard cross is pretty cool. Freestyle aerials are always fun as well.
Those aerials are insane!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:14 AM

USA v Canada  in women's hockey was a fantastic game..these gals really come to play.  Still think USA has a chance at the gold!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:21 AM

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USA v Canada  in women's hockey was a fantastic game..these gals really come to play.  Still think USA has a chance at the gold!
That was a physical match!  USA doubles Canada in shots on goal (+/-40:20), but comes out with a loss.  Great effort by the Canadian goalie.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:40 AM

About damn time. Kamil Stoch, champion on the large hill in ski jumping. :ebert: I'm also looking for at least a medal in the team event.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:18 PM

Yeah!!!
https://www.cbssport...inter-olympics/




Not a lot to cheer about :(

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:20 PM

Anyone watch the ice dancing competition yesterday? It was a bit nippley for the French, and they still managed to place second.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:06 AM

I really dislike the way NBC is handling the Olympics. We haven't seen one medal ceremony. I thought they were supposed to be on one of the 4 or 5 channels :banghead: but I haven't found them yet.

Also, we in the eastern time zone are getting screwed on seeing events. Women's hockey gold medal game is on 11 pm Wednesday night?  Thanks for nothing. I'm kind of a night owl but tonight's ice dancing finals are the first "evening" event my husband has been able to see.  I guess I need to visit RUSHhead666 ( :hi: Earl) next time so that I'm in California!

I'm dating myself but take me back to ABC and Jim McKay doing the Olympics ! And I agree with the following article I just found.

https://www.msn.com/...nged/ar-BBJipTp

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:40 AM

They're probably worried about someone pulling a Kaepernick.




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