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Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 01:05
by Beren Ercharmion
and another three medals give Germany the lead in the medal count.
Gold for Sachenbacher/Nystad at women's cross country team-sprint, while the men got silver.
And silver for the men in the team challenge in Ski Jumping.

More to come, hopefully.

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 12:51
by Sentinel
Women´s relay will be interesting to watch today, without Magdalena Neuner attending it. Her speed will be missed, I´m certain!

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 23 Feb 2010 22:26
by Beren Ercharmion
Grand gesture by Neuner though, stepping back to give Martina Beck the chance to win a medal in her (most propably) last olympics.

And we're in a good position now, ranked 2 after 3 of 4 athletes.

Bronze, in the end. Not half bad.

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 24 Feb 2010 00:19
by Gandalf de Grijze
Olympic games are recipe for surprises, that much is certain. But the last pairs of the 10km speedskating had a bizarre surprise. Towerhigh favorite Sven Kramer made a wrong lanechange about 9 laps before the finish. Thus losing his olympic record and olympic gold medal. Gold went to South Korea with Lee, a very much deserved medal, as Lee did skate an olympic record already. Kramer was faster, but disqualified due to his mistake.
I'm almost guessing that this is more shocking for Holland than the fall of the government last weekend.

Just in: the coach was probably cause for the wrong change, having sent Kramer in teh wrong lane.

i'm flabberghasted, this is bizarre

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 24 Feb 2010 00:46
by Beren Ercharmion
that's really bad, loosing a medal due to an stupid error like that.

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 19:38
by Skyclad
What happened to Russia's claim of bringing home 40 medals? :lol:

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 20:00
by Gandalf de Grijze
And what about Canada's "Own the stage" program??

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 16:22
by Skyclad
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:And what about Canada's "Own the stage" program??
Canadians don't own stages, they politely borrow them.

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 16:27
by Gandalf de Grijze
hardly even that, can't say i see much canadians on teh stages..

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 16:35
by End Of An Era
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:hardly even that, can't say i see much canadians on teh stages..
yeah, celine dion and bryan adams took some time off.. :P

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 16:40
by Gandalf de Grijze
i'm glad avril did so as well

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 26 Feb 2010 19:38
by Skyclad
USA! USA! USA!

We are owning you, world! A bunch of overeating fatasses who don't even care about Winter olympics are handing you your asses!

USA: JUST TRY AND STOP US!

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 27 Feb 2010 04:47
by Joost
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:well, it is a very dutch sport. Out of teh 79 medals ever won on winter olympics 76 were on speedskating.
corrupted old gnom wrote:and the others?
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:figure skating
We now have a gold medal at snowboarding too!

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 27 Feb 2010 11:16
by Daijin
Skyclad wrote:USA! USA! USA!

We are owning you, world! A bunch of overeating fatasses who don't even care about Winter olympics are handing you your asses!

USA: JUST TRY AND STOP US!
And now you're owned by your little big brother to the north. ;)

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 27 Feb 2010 11:30
by Gandalf de Grijze
Joost wrote:
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:well, it is a very dutch sport. Out of teh 79 medals ever won on winter olympics 76 were on speedskating.
corrupted old gnom wrote:and the others?
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:figure skating
We now have a gold medal at snowboarding too!
Indeed, that were some nice races to watch!
And I almost forgot, it is the 100th olympic gold medal (summer and winter combined) for the netherlands!!
where everybody thought it was for Sven, Nicolien Sauerbrij won our 100th olympic gold medal. and our first gold in the snow.

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 27 Feb 2010 18:05
by Skyclad
Daijin wrote:
Skyclad wrote:USA! USA! USA!

We are owning you, world! A bunch of overeating fatasses who don't even care about Winter olympics are handing you your asses!

USA: JUST TRY AND STOP US!
And now you're owned by your little big brother to the north. ;)

We are? Looks like we have 13 more medals than them. Also, parts of Canada are South of me. ;)

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 27 Feb 2010 20:16
by Daijin
Yeah, but in the end it's the number of gold medals that counts.

Thanks to your comment I now know a little more about American geography. It's just a tiny little bit that's south of you.

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 28 Feb 2010 02:58
by Mackasfour
13th ain't shabby considering we're a country not big on winter sports

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 06:02
by Tanelorn
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:hardly even that, can't say i see much canadians on teh stages..
Seems you didn't watch much of the olympics, because Canada finished with the 3rd highest total.. and with how many.. 14 gold medals you say ?? 14... It's a record by the way for any winter olympic games.

Or you only watched speedskating where the dutch men relay got owned by the americans :P and where Canada took the gold in the end.
Daijin wrote:Yeah, but in the end it's the number of gold medals that counts.
that's debatable, but if so... thank you ! ;)


Oh. and the hockey final was simply awesome !

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 06:06
by Skyclad
Canada owned the gold category, and the USA is one of the few countries to ever get more total medals than Germany in recent winter games. The 2010 games were the games owned by North America. But... our Mexican friends did not help us at all. :P

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 09:11
by Gandalf de Grijze
I believe that the dutch relay team was teh fastest of them all...

And I also believe that teh goal of teh canadian olympic committee was a tad higher, but Canada came back very nicely in teh last week, I'll admit that.

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 20:04
by Beren Ercharmion
Wow, the hockey final was so awesome, had everything a hockey game is all about.

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 20:26
by corrupted old gnom
i'm glad dario cologna already had a gold medal - otherwise it would have been even tougher to fall down 150m before the finish of the 50km cross country race...having silver or bronce +/- garanteed

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 21:16
by Skyclad
Beren Ercharmion wrote:Wow, the hockey final was so awesome, had everything a hockey game is all about.

I know, it had AMERICANS!

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 01 Mar 2010 21:21
by Andreas
What's AMERICANS? Can you eat it?

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 00:30
by corrupted old gnom
a worthy final, i'd say
(btw, switzerland was the only team to win a point against either of the two finalist - that means we were actually third best, right? ;) )

Re: winter olympic games - vancouver 2010

Posted: 02 Mar 2010 00:31
by Skyclad
Andreas wrote:What's AMERICANS? Can you eat it?

Yes. Ask Jeffrey Dahmer.