2018 Winter Olympics (Pyeongchang)

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  1. Feb 2, 2018
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Starts next Friday.

    No real buzz for these games. Time difference is a killer. Also Pyeongchang is such an uninspiring choice. If it's anything like the Biathlon World Championships a few years ago...

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    Mrs Smoker Full Member Scouse Lover

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    I'm very hyped. Shame that I won't be able to watch skiing live though. A lot of other events might be fine.

    Hirscher for skiing and Domracheva for biathlon, I'd like for them to get some golds.
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    K2K Full Member

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    What's the signature event for this games? 100m men for example is the one for the Summer games.
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    Mrs Smoker Full Member Scouse Lover

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    No such thing for winter games, I'd say.

    Also, Boes, please thrash Fourcade.
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    VanHaal'sRedArmy Full Member

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    Probably ladies figure skating. Even that has died down with the Russian ban and lack of real 'starpower' like Kim Yu Na had during the Sochi and Vancouver games.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Men's hockey final maybe. Downhill men if you're only talking about individual events. Extremely tough and prestigious.
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    Zebs Clare Bald'ings Daughter

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    Half the staff have diarrhoea or are vomiting at the moment. Good start :lol:
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    Scrumpet There are no words

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    I’m going to end up watching 50 hours of curling again.
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    Javi Full Member

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    Disappointed that them Koreans don't have the races start at 4:00 in the morning to allow us Europeans prime time TV.
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    Javi Full Member

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    Without NHL players? I'd go with Downhill men.
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    Dyslexic Untied Full Member

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    I started some legendary winter sports threads back in the day. Even had a Tour de Ski thread. None of them made it past page one.


    Would love to see Aksel get a downhill gold. Should be competing for medals on all the alpine disicplines on the mens side.

    Agree that the signature event probably is the hockey final. Anything but the Swedes goes there.
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    Rams extremely handsome, intelligent, gay and talented

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    The winter olympics, unlike the summer olympcnuts, have some cool events. Lots of spectacular crashes & cockups with people breaking stuff. I wonder how much kimchi will be consumed during the games?
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    I'm going to some of this despite having never watched the Winter Olympics on tv. Feck it, should be an experience if only done once.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    John Lennon must be turning in his grave after that poor version of 'Imagine'.
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    It’s always good to have an Olympics of either variety on TV. Been enjoying this mornings events.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Silver sucks :(
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    Dahlmeier is just so calm under pressure. Great performance to win her first Olympic gold medal.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Silver is awesome!
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    Holland allready 1 gold 2 silver and 1 brons.
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    Whens the 100m snow sprint final?
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    Kasai participating in his 8th winter olympics :eek:
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    I think the 50km cross country or the relay (cross country or biathlon), atleast for most Norwegians.

    Ice hockey isn't very big in Europe, the only countries here i think really care about that, is Sweden, Finland and Russia.
    There are other decent countries, but it's mainly those 3 plus USA and Canada.
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    I really hate that i have to stay up after work at night to watch it, i probably rather go to bed :(

    I find it quite interesting that the UK is probably the only big country that doesn't care much about the winter olympics, in Europe. Especially since they are generally very into sports.
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    What time though?

    @Mrs Smoker does a good job of updating ib the Summer Olympics. Wonder if she follows this.
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    Haven't checked the times yet, since i'll most likely either be sleeping or working.
    The 50km is usually the last one for the cross country skiiers, so probably one of the last 2 days.
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    Mrs Smoker Full Member Scouse Lover

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    Definitely. Winter sports are my favourite. One person on another local forum made a schedule, so just have to copy/paste and translate. Would've done ages ago, but thought it would be only me and Norvegians here. :cool:

    Here's everything so far, to see what you missed. All times CET (Brits are an hour earlier)

    8. February (Thursday): (finals: 0)
    01:05 - 03:00 Curling / mixed pairs (MW) / 1. round
    12:05 - 14:00 Curling / mixed pairs (MW) / 2. round
    13:30 - 14:35 Ski jumping / normal hill individual (M) / qualifications

    9. February (Friday): (finals: 0)
    00:35 - 02:30 Curling / mixed pairs (MW) / 3. round
    02:00 - 02:45 Freestyle / moguls (W) / qualifications
    02:00 - 05:25 Figure skating / Team Event (MW) / Men Single Skating Short Program (M) and Pair Skating Short Program (MW)
    03:45 - 04:30 Freestyle / moguls (M) / qualifications
    05:35 - 07:30 Curling / mixed pairs (MW) / 4. round
    12:00 - 13:50 Svečano otvaranje

    10. February (Saturday): (finals: 5)
    01:05 - 03:00 Curling / mixed pairs (MW) / 5. round
    02:00 - 06:30 Snowboard / slopestyle (M) / qualifications
    08:15 - 09:15 Cross-country skiing / 15 km skiatlon (W) / FINALE (1/102)
    08:40 - 11:00 Ice hockey / W / Japan - Sweden (group B)
    11:00 - 13:50 Short track / 1500 m (M) / FINALE (2/102)
    11:00 - 13:50 Short track / 500 m (W) and 3000 m relay (W) / qualifications
    11:10 - 14:45 Luge / singles (M) / 1-2. runs
    12:00 - 13:55 Speed skating / 3000 m (W) / FINAL (3/102)
    12:05 - 14:00 Curling / mixed pairs (MW) / 6. round
    12:15 - 13:35 Biathlon / 7,5 km sprint (W) / FINAL (4/102)
    13:10 - 15:30 Ice hockey / W / SUI - Korea (group B)
    13:35 - 15:20 Ski jumping / normal hill individual (M) / FINAL (5/102)

    11. Febuary (Sunday): (finals: 7)
    01:05 - 03:00 Curling / mixed pairs (MW) / 7. kolo
    02:00 - 03:40 Snowboard / slopestyle (M) / FINAL (6/102)
    02:00 - 06:35 Figure skating / ekipno (MW) / Ice Dance Short Dance (MW), Ladies Single Skating Short Program (W) and Pair Skating Free Skating (MW)
    03:00 - 05:10 Alpine skiing / downhill (M) / FINAL (7/102)
    05:30 - 07:30 Snowboard / slopestyle (W) / qualifications
    07:15 - 09:05 Cross-country skiing / 15 + 15 km skiatlon (M) / FINAL (8/102)
    08:00 - 10:40 Speed skating / 5000 m (M) / FINAL (9/102)
    08:40 - 11:00 Ice hockey / W / Finska - SAD (skupina A)
    10:50 - 14:45 Luge/ singles (M) / FINAL (10/102)
    11:30 - 14:40 Freestyle / moguls (W) / FINAL (11/102)
    12:05 - 14:00 Curling / mixed pairs (MW) / tiebreak matches
    12:15 - 13:40 Biathlon / 10 km sprint (M) / FINAL (12/102)
    13:10 - 15:30 Ice hockey / W / Kanada - Rusija (skupina A)

    Will c/p/t the rest tomorrow or Monday.

    Will also track medal table, but still haven't seen some stuff from today (skating) so not ready yet and don't want to spoil it. Later in the evening.
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Gutted there won't be any NHL players this time, always love watching Ice Hockey.
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    We got silver and bronze in the normal hill ski jumping.
    well done lads!
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    Great.

    Thanks
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    What's this? Looks like you forgot to translate it :lol:
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    0-3-1

    After day 1. In contrast we finished on 0-0-4 during the previous summer games!
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    Decent start for the noggies. Shame about Bjørgen on the 15k, but it was the perfect distance and course for Kalla.
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    Speed skating isn't half entertaining carnage.

    They even have a hilariously flawed (and long) review process that adds to the chaos.

    What a sport.
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    Actually happy for Kalla with the gold. Deserves it.
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    Is there anywhere to watch full replays of events? I see the CBC website has it but I can't watch it since it is region locked to Canada. Any other sites to watch or free way to get around the geo blocking on CBC?
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    And our boy Wellinger won the thing, I'm delighted for him :)

    Great first day for the German athletes with wins by Laura Dahlmeier and Andreas Wellinger.


    Btw, Norway clearly won the mustache competition :D

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    Tomorrow is the definition of an ultra marathon sports sunday. The schedule (in Oslo time): 0200 mens slopestyle finals, 0300 mens downhill, 0715 mens cross country 30k, 1215 mens biathlon sprint, 1515 nufc - mufc, 1730 soton - lfc.

    Wish me luck.
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    Dyslexic Untied Full Member

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    Big event for me is the DH. Would make the Olympics if Aksel won it.
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    Why are all the snowboard competitions at 2am? I'll probably fall asleep while the noggies win their first gold.
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    Come on now it wasn't bad at all.