Winter Olympics

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 105 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 7, 2022 11:21 PM

Can't stand the man announcing figure skating...tone down the superlatives, dude.


But woman's big air freestyle was incredible.  Also, talk about winning the genetic lottery - the one girl (who was a US citizen, but went to China to compete for them) got a 1580 SAT and is going to Stanford...has a side gig modeling....and a gold medal.  Oh, yeah, composes her own piano pieces, too.



Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 151 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 7, 2022 11:24 PM

I can’t get into them

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 230 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 7, 2022 11:34 PM

Such natural beauty.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Feb 7, 2022 11:56 PM

I haven’t watched but a little here and there. I don’t get into winter as much. But I’ll watch something like luge - or diving in the summer - and wonder how does an athlete step onto that scene in America? 

brutus161 The Navy Guy
1,688 posts 19 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Feb 8, 2022 8:57 AM
posted by gut

Can't stand the man announcing figure skating...tone down the superlatives, dude.


But woman's big air freestyle was incredible.  Also, talk about winning the genetic lottery - the one girl (who was a US citizen, but went to China to compete for them) got a 1580 SAT and is going to Stanford...has a side gig modeling....and a gold medal.  Oh, yeah, composes her own piano pieces, too.


Sounds like Geena Davis. Multiple Academy Awards, model, member of Mensa, almost made the US Olympic Archery team in 1999 (she only took up archery 2 years prior)...
Fletch Member
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Tue, Feb 8, 2022 10:56 AM

Olympic rating 2 nights ago was the lowest ever recorded

BRF Senior Member
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Tue, Feb 8, 2022 11:18 AM
posted by Ironman92

I can’t get into them

Same.


Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 29 reps Joined Oct 2010
Tue, Feb 8, 2022 11:32 AM

Winter Olympics are  harder for to get into because I've never really done any of the activities.  I've run, wrestled, played basketball, swum, etc, so I can at least identify with how incredible the summer Olympic athletes are.  I don't ski, can't ice skate, never bobsledded, never snowboarded, so it's like watching cricket.  The one sport I do like watching in the winter is curling.  I wouldn't call them incredible athletes, but it's pretty cool to watch the strategy unfold.  

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Feb 8, 2022 5:40 PM

I haven’t watched any yet, but I’ll try to catch the half pipe tonight for Shaun White’s last ride. 

He doesn’t have a shot in hell though, probably won’t even medal. 

8,788 posts 20 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Feb 8, 2022 5:49 PM

I've watched some, but it was mainly on in the background. They are fine. 

I was thinking there has been zero push by NBC for these games. I wonder if that is due to the fact it is 1. In China. 2. We just had an Olympics Six months ago. 3. The NFL isn't done yet so that sucks up all the oxygen. 4. NBC knows the next few Olympics are likely going to be better as they are in Paris, Italy, and LA. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 90 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Feb 8, 2022 6:32 PM

Have not watched a second. But family friends with this one.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2022/02/08/ryan-cochran-siegle-super-g-beijing-olympics/


friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Feb 8, 2022 7:34 PM

Ski jumping might be the most uninteresting. All the jumps look exactly the same, and you wouldn’t know a good jump from a bad one unless they just wipe out. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Thu, Feb 10, 2022 9:06 AM

I don't even know where they are being held. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Feb 10, 2022 9:42 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

I don't even know where they are being held. 

Syria

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 105 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 12, 2022 5:52 PM

Russian figure skating prodigy tested positive for a banned substance that apparently can help oxygen/stamina.  She's 15.   You're doping a 15 yr old?!?!

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 12, 2022 6:04 PM
posted by gut

Russian figure skating prodigy tested positive for a banned substance that apparently can help oxygen/stamina.  She's 15.   You're doping a 15 yr old?!?!

It’s Russia. 


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 105 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 12, 2022 6:22 PM

So apparently 16 years ago American woman's snowboard cross tried showing off on a grab off the last jump, fell and not only lost the gold but any medal.  Then fell in her last two Olympics.  She got gold in individual.

Men's snowboard cross is 40 years old, and has never won any Olympic medal.  Was crying that this had probably been his last chance.  Then snow conditions prompted the US coach to pair him with the above in the mixed snowcross.  He won his half by a sliver, and then watched as his teammate came from behind to win the gold.  It was absolutely awesome. 

side note:  she did the grab, again, off the last jump.  Can you imagine if she had wiped and cost her teammate a medal?


Also enjoyed watching Shaun White in what might be his last competition ever.


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 105 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 12, 2022 6:27 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

It’s Russia.

I know.  And athletes competing as ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) because Russia, the country, is banned after getting caught doping last winter games.

Doesn't seem like much of a penalty when your athletes still get to go compete.  Maybe they'll be outright banned next go.

And I'll bet the guy that sent the positive test result to the IOC has already been mysteriously poisoned.

mhs95_06 Senior Member
8,603 posts 12 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 12, 2022 7:20 PM
posted by gut

So apparently 16 years ago American woman's snowboard cross tried showing off on a grab off the last jump, fell and not only lost the gold but any medal.  Then fell in her last two Olympics.  She got gold in individual.

Men's snowboard cross is 40 years old, and has never won any Olympic medal.  Was crying that this had probably been his last chance.  Then snow conditions prompted the US coach to pair him with the above in the mixed snowcross.  He won his half by a sliver, and then watched as his teammate came from behind to win the gold.  It was absolutely awesome. 


Yes, nice to see a few extra pounds on an older man pay dividends coming downhill!




Gardens35 Senior Member
5,888 posts 38 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Feb 12, 2022 7:28 PM

One or two Olympics ago they were OAR, Olympic Athletes from Russia.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Feb 16, 2022 11:33 PM

To the Olympics credit, I watch women’s hockey once every four years, when they’re in the gold medal match. 

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