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#1 Postby robert » Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:56 am

Is anyone planning on watching any specific events in the Winter Olympics? I totally forgot they were happening this year :oops: I just heard yesterday there was an opening ceremony. I guess that shows how much I stay away from mainstream media. Not that its a good thing, I just totally didn't know about the Olympics going on until yesterday listening to the radio at work.

Any favorite sports, events or athletes you are looking forward to watching?

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#2 Postby willpeavy » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:05 am

Yeah I just heard about it last night too. I'll probably watch snowboarding if it's on at a good time
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#3 Postby robert » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:03 am

Maybe they did a poor job marketing or something. I am really into sports, and usually follow this kind of stuff. I totally missed it this year.

I like Hockey, a variety of the skiiing events, and a few others. So I'll try to catch some of the events. Speed skating is cool too.


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#4 Postby wannalift » Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:21 pm

i'm an olympic junkie. i'll watch just about anything (even the biathalon :shock: ). looking most forward to hockey, speed skating, figure skating, ski jumping (distance and form), downhill skiiing, etc.

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#5 Postby robert » Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:06 pm

Michelle Kwan just withdrew from the Olympic Games :cry:

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#6 Postby offense74 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:08 pm

You have to watch the cross country skiing. The landscape are absolutely breath taking. I try not to watch the competition too much as there are too many Norveigans winning.
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#7 Postby robert » Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:10 am

I saw some downhill skiiing tonight and you're right, the landscape was beautiful!

I'll try to catch more events, I've only see a few minutes worth of Olympics so far.

When I was in Norway I visited the site of the Ski Jump from the games 8 years ago I guess it was. I climbed the tower where they take off from. It was pretty awesome.

Actually.....I think I have that photo online....this is it during summertime:



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#8 Postby CrispyQ » Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:23 am

Figure skating. So fun to watch grace & athletics combined. The Russian couple was outstanding! Also, I enjoy noticing the changes in costumes. This year, some of the women are wearing jumpsuit type costumes.

Also, skaters have the best damned looking legs!!


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