The 2018 Winter Olympics

edited February 11 in General Discussion Posts: 3,141
We are already some days into the Olympic event from Pyeungchang. Norway and Germany are expected to battle it out for being the most succesfull nation, but the Americans surely want to have their say in that contest!

This is where to go if you want to discuss the Olympics.
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  • Posts: 6,527
    The Netherlands already has 2 Gold medals, Yeah that is great.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    Amy Williams doing punditry for the Beeb. Staggeringly fit.
  • BennyBenny And I'm wearing a red shirt !
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    Was watching the snowboarding earlier.
    Canadian Max Parrot...I wonder if his parents were FYEO fans.
  • edited February 11 Posts: 3,141
    A few sensational results today. Kruger wins his first tournament medal and only second victory after turning professional, in the 30k skiathlon. Norway captured all the medals.

    In biathlon, the huge favorites Johannes Bø and Martin Fourcade, both completely bottled it, giving Germany's Arndt Peiffer a very surprising win.

    Norway have collected an impressive nine medals so far, but Germany are still top of the list with their three Gold medals.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Benny wrote: »
    Was watching the snowboarding earlier.
    Canadian Max Parrot...I wonder if his parents were FYEO fans.
    I found one image of a Blue and Gold Max Parrot. The real macaw, you could say, @Benny.

    skinews20170212-2.jpg

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    Haven't seen any competitions yet. With the events being early in the day or at night, it makes it difficult to watch most of the Winter Olympics live. Will be interesting to see if Johannes Høsflot Klæbo can get some medals during the Olympics. He's been really impressive so far this season. Usually follow ski jumping closer than biathlon, so it was fun to see both Robert Johansson and Johann André Forfang winning medals so early in the Olympics.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.
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    Has Erich Kriegler been up for his event yet?!
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Has Erich Kriegler been up for his event yet?!

    There's been one biathlon competition. Didn't see his name mentioned! :))
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Has Erich Kriegler been up for his event yet?!
    Now, he would be a bit long in the tooth by now, wouldn't he?
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Has Erich Kriegler been up for his event yet?!

    There's been one biathlon competition. Didn't see his name mentioned! :))

    He's probably still hunting Bond in the woods. Understandable.
  • edited February 11 Posts: 3,407
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Has Erich Kriegler been up for his event yet?!

    There's been one biathlon competition. Didn't see his name mentioned! :))

    He's probably still hunting Bond in the woods. Understandable.

    That's dedication!
  • GBFGBF
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    I also couldn't spot Bond in the ski jumping competition.

    Germany surprisingly winning the gold medal in biathlon yesterday. But it was even more surprising that German luger Felix Loch lost the save gold medal in the last seconds of the competition.

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    Another gold medal for Martin Fourcade today in biathlon. His main challengers from the Norwegian team, seem to have hit terrible shape in shooting. One of the main favorites, Johannes Thingnes Bø, has missed 10 times out of 30 shots the last couple of days, an absolute horrible record! As a Norwegian, I hope he manages to correct this over the coming days...

    Still there are chances for a Norwegian gold today, if Lundby can deliver during the women's ski jump competition.
  • edited February 12 Posts: 3,141
    Norway still has the most medals out of any nation... but we need more golds please! :D
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    jobo wrote: »
    Norway still has the most medals out of any nation... but we need more golds please! :D

    Lundby just won todays women's ski jump competition by 12 points!
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    jobo wrote: »
    Norway still has the most medals out of any nation... but we need more golds please! :D

    Lundby just won todays women's ski jump competition by 12 points!


    I know! That was great! :)

    There has been quite a lot of Norwegian favorites that for various reasons have failed to deliver so far. Nice that she managed to pull it off on the day.
  • edited February 12 Posts: 3,407
    jobo wrote: »
    jobo wrote: »
    Norway still has the most medals out of any nation... but we need more golds please! :D

    Lundby just won todays women's ski jump competition by 12 points!


    I know! That was great! :)

    There has been quite a lot of Norwegian favorites that for various reasons have failed to deliver so far. Nice that she managed to pull it off on the day.

    Indeed, a great effort! Didn't she fall in the training jump yesterday?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flushed away.
    edited February 12 Posts: 11,852
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Has Erich Kriegler been up for his event yet?!

    There's been one biathlon competition. Didn't see his name mentioned! :))

    Sorry to break it to you guys but he's dead.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Has Erich Kriegler been up for his event yet?!

    There's been one biathlon competition. Didn't see his name mentioned! :))

    Sorry to break it to you guys but he's dead.


    He was foolish enough to try ski jumping... without skies...
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flushed away.
    edited February 12 Posts: 11,852
    jobo wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Has Erich Kriegler been up for his event yet?!

    There's been one biathlon competition. Didn't see his name mentioned! :))

    Sorry to break it to you guys but he's dead.


    He was foolish enough to try ski jumping... without skies...

    Poor lad. He skiied himself to death.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Has Erich Kriegler been up for his event yet?!

    There's been one biathlon competition. Didn't see his name mentioned! :))

    Sorry to break it to you guys but he's dead.

    I don't know, he tossed that motorcycle like a discarded apple. I wouldn't doubt that survivability just yet!
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    Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (21) becomes the youngest ever gold medal winner in cross country skiing, after humiliating and toying with his rivals in the sprint final. A talent for the ages!
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    I've been following the Russian curling team
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    I thought they were banned?
  • edited February 13 Posts: 5,530
    I don't know, just watching this girl yesterday. Maybe it wasn't Russia?
    @jobo ?

    EDIT
    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwib1JuEj6PZAhWCUt8KHTpjBBoQFghFMAU&url=http://time.com/5141549/oar-team-winter-olympics-2018-russia/&usg=AOvVaw0CJ7TUHcLlSt1LCKxpzQqN
    Some Russians are competing as team OAR - Olympic Athletes From Russia.
    Including the mixed curling team
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.
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    The OIC went with a compromise instead of an outright ban, since they didn't find it fair to those who weren't caught doping in the past. So, anyone who could prove they weren't cheating/doping were allowed to compete, only if they went under the OAR designation: Olympic Athlete from Russia.
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    jobo wrote: »
    Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (21) becomes the youngest ever gold medal winner in cross country skiing, after humiliating and toying with his rivals in the sprint final. A talent for the ages!

    Couldn't have done it better! Looked like he had a couple more gears if needed, too.
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    Can't add anything to that explanation. :)
  • edited February 13 Posts: 3,407
    jobo wrote: »
    Can't add anything to that explanation. :)

    Watching some replays now. Looks more impressive each time you see him gain those meters up the hill before going dow to the stadium!
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