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Vancouver 2010 Olympics

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Ah feck, GB knocked out of the curling by Canada.... Frown
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The men are still in though. Smile
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The men are still in though. Smile
Oooh, good news, have they qualified for the semis?

New fave, ***** Smith (I know lol) 17 year old did very well in the Ski Cross... Very Happy
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Ooohhh!! Ashley McIvor just won Gold for canada, I love it when a home favourite wins! yay
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Oh and better than that, she was actually from Whistler, where the skiing is held! tender

Oh and I had my question answered, the men are into the semis! yay
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The men are playing some really risk/reward shots that are just not playing off. Rolling Eyes
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Mmm was just watching, and it didn't seem too positive... Frown

Oh and I think Claire Balding lied to me, are they through to the semis or not? Sweden just took the last spot I thought? Think
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We're playing Sweden in a play-ooff tonight.
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It's 5-5 after 7 ends.
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Out.
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Mmm. And they crashed in the woman's bobsleigh... Ah well we got the skeletan! yay
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Disappointing we couldn't add to the medals though. Obviously it seems unfair to expect us to compete with countries like Switzerland, Austria, Norway etc on the mountains given their respective climates/terrain so I understand we're not particularly good at those events. But when Australia are winning gold medals in both snowboarding and skiing, that really annoys me. Absolutely no reason we could not be competing for those medals if bloody Australia are!

And something like speed skating, I don't see why we can't be as good as say the Dutch and the Koreans at that. Should be fairly simple to have reasonable facilities for it shouldn't it? You don't need any particularly climate or terrain for it like skiing surely.
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Yes, but bear in mind in the summer Olympics we don't win medals in every event that we have facilities for. Plus, it's a lot more difficult to get people interested in winter sports in this country...
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Disappointing we couldn't add to the medals though. Obviously it seems unfair to expect us to compete with countries like Switzerland, Austria, Norway etc on the mountains given their respective climates/terrain so I understand we're not particularly good at those events. But when Australia are winning gold medals in both snowboarding and skiing, that really annoys me. Absolutely no reason we could not be competing for those medals if bloody Australia are!

And something like speed skating, I don't see why we can't be as good as say the Dutch and the Koreans at that. Should be fairly simple to have reasonable facilities for it shouldn't it? You don't need any particularly climate or terrain for it like skiing surely.

You know, I was thinking the same about Australia - 20m people, hardly any snow and they come away with 3 medals no
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Plus, it's a lot more difficult to get people interested in winter sports in this country...

Yeah, but same in Australia where noone has even heard of snow, let alone seen it. The point was that while we shouldn't be expected to compete with the likes of Swtizerland at skiing and snowboarding, I refuse to believe we shouldn't be as good as Australia at it. I just feel we should be a little bit more competitive than we are.

Anyway I've really enjoyed these games. Something completely different that I never get to see aside from these 2 weeks every 4 years.
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I was there for six days and it was the best experience of my life (sporting events wise I mean). Loved it!!!
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