Winter Olympics

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Meister, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Meister

    Meister Meister

  2. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I am finding the Winter Olympics strangely comforting as I avoid all forms of football for as long as I can!
     
  3. Beekayess

    Beekayess Reservist

    I'm looking forward to the ski cross. What a bonkers event that is.
     
  4. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Oh dear - one of our best hopes for a medal took a tumble in the final of the short track speed staking.

    Still got two more chances I understand - if she can stay on her stakes.

    Apparently the issue was she made a slow start and tried to get back but ended up being knocked over by another competitor.
     
  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    She went to ice far too easy IMO
     
  7. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    We currently have less medals than Kazakhstan.
     
  8. Meister

    Meister Meister

    Considering an aggregate, they do have 50 to make up for from the last summer games but it's not a bad tally for a country 3.5 times smaller than the UK
     
  9. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    The Nigerian Bobsled team all sound suspiciously American.
     
  10. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Really enjoying the Olympics.

    Liked so far:-

    Half pipe snowboarding
    Ice dancing
    Speed skating
    Those shouty people who curl one out. I especially liked the mixed Chinese pair. The lady swept when she shouldn't have and the man gave her a real telling off. "ya, ya, ya, ya, Ya, Ya! YAAAAA!!!!"
     
  11. Meister

    Meister Meister

    I have a curling game on the wii. pretty much like bowling but you or your partner does the sweeping as well. It's bloody excellent.
     
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Not much luck for the skiers - of the 4 events - 3 have been cancelled so far.

    Apparently the other nations are getting upset about the GB suits for the skeleton.

    Because we've been setting the best times I think.
     
  13. Meister

    Meister Meister

    to be honest they're fairly horrific
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  14. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Fewer

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  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    First medal of the games in what seems to be our Number One winter sport (outside anyway) - not sure health and safety would pass a load of kids trying to throw themselves down head first an icy ski slope these days!
     
  16. Sting

    Sting Reservist

    Good for Lizzy Yarnold for retaining her Gold medal in sliding a tin tray downhill and Laura Keas who got Bronze in the same event. Two medal in one event is a first for GB.
     
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  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Pipping the Germans as well..

    Lizzy was talent identified about 8 years ago as a potential Skeleton athlete - kudos to whoever did that.

    Poor Elise Christie doesn't seem to have the Olympic winning feeling though!
     
  18. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    They're all bonkers!
    Apparently Christie and Zaha are never seen together!
     

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