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Sochi Olympics

Postby Beaver » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:16 pm

Who do you think will win the most gold? Norway? Germany? USA? Will that Gracie Gold cutie live up to her name? When will the terrorists strike? Bobsled? Luge? Closing ceremony?

I enjoyed the opening ceremonies. It will be hard to top the singing police choir:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/russia ... g-ceremony
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby Beaver » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:09 pm

Putin strikes already.

Man Responsible For Olympic Ring Mishap Found Dead In Sochi
http://dailycurrant.com/2014/02/08/man- ... -in-sochi/

"The man responsible for operating the Olympic Rings during last night’s Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Russia was found dead today. According to local reports the body of T. Borris Avdeyev was found his hotel room early this morning with multiple stab wounds.

Avdeyev was a technical specialist responsible for the Olympic Ring spectacle, which embarrassingly malfunctioned last night. Five animatronic snowflakes were supposed to transform into Olympic Rings. The first four functioned properly but the fifth snowflake failed to change shape."
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:43 pm

Beaver wrote:Putin strikes already.

Man Responsible For Olympic Ring Mishap Found Dead In Sochi
http://dailycurrant.com/2014/02/08/man- ... -in-sochi/
The Daily Currant is a satiric site.
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby Steve Vokers » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:43 am

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:
Beaver wrote:Putin strikes already.

Man Responsible For Olympic Ring Mishap Found Dead In Sochi
http://dailycurrant.com/2014/02/08/man- ... -in-sochi/
The Daily Currant is a satiric site.


Putin killed irony too.
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby Beaver » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:17 pm

I liked Shuan White better with long hair. Isn't it exciting? Medal count so far: Nowary 13, Netherlands, 12, USA 12, Russia 11.
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby gargantua » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:18 pm

Beaver wrote:I liked Shuan White better with long hair. Isn't it exciting? Medal count so far: Nowary 13, Netherlands, 12, USA 12, Russia 11.

Nowary? Well they better GET wary.

Frankly I'm having a hard time being interested in these Olympics. I watch a few minutes, get bored and switch over to Rehab Addict or some such.
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby snoqueen » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:26 am

Agreed. I haven't been able to make myself watch more than two consecutive minutes of it.
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby jman111 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:25 am

We've got the DVR set for 2 channels of olympic coverage. I think we're already about 30 hours behind, with no hope of actually watching most of what we have.
Worst part is trying to avoid hearing spoilers on a daily basis- every news broadcast and news break seems to mention highlights. Knowing the results make watching even less interesting.
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby O.J. » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:26 am

They just need to tweak the format a little bit...

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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:35 am

O.J. wrote:They just need to tweak the format a little bit...

Image


Best thing I've seen from the winter olympics since Eddie the Eagle
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby O.J. » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:11 pm

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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:11 pm

O.J. wrote:Image


God I hope that's for the overall medal count or tomorrow's mens semifinals
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby snoqueen » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:30 pm

My favorite story so far (you can tell what a sports fan I am) is about a wolf seen wandering the halls of a Sochi hotel. Here's the video, taken by American luger Kate Hansen:

http://www.sportingnews.com/olympics/st ... Twi/SNMain

Yep, looks like a wolf to me, unless this is the Iditarod.
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:20 pm

Another Jimmy Kimmel prank.
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Re: Sochi Olympics

Postby snoqueen » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:50 pm

It is? Then it's funny. I loved the idea of a Russian wolf casually wandering down the halls of the Olympic hotel.
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