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Everything posted by Fox334

  1. But it would be so funny to see a curler turn over
  2. Gold: Michael Schmid, Switzerland Silver: Andreas Matt, Austria Bronze: Audun Groenvold, Norway Its great to see Canada's great results continue...
  3. Well, the final is set: Michael Schmid, Switzerland Christopher Delbosco, Canada Andreas Matt, Austria Audun Groenvold, Norway Who will be the first Olympic champion in Skicross?
  4. Ties don't ocure anymore in international hockey anymore, now they go to overtime (and a shootout) even in the preliminary round. That being said, of coarse Canada will win ^^. However, its really just a game for a bye, both the US and Canada can afford a loss.
  5. Indeed, baring a crash a German sled will win. It would actually be quite a story to have Lange and Kuske to win there fourth gold medal together, which would be unprecedented.
  6. Certainly one of the best story in the history of the Olympics, but I don't think she has the hardware to be the women of the games.
  7. Well, qualifying is underway for Skicross. After 28 competitors (out of 33) the leader is Micheal Schmid of Switzerland, with Chris Delbosco of Canada in second and Xavier Kuhn of France second. Since a skier didn't make it down, anyone that finishes will make it to the heats. Oh, and Errol Kerr of Jamaica is currently the eight qualifier, which is obviously quite exiting.
  8. I think Bjeurgen now has a pretty good chance to be the face of the game. She already has two golds and have a pretty good chance to increase that tally.
  9. Well, Ammann is the only athlete to get a double double, so to speak.
  10. The pilot signals the breaksmen to, well, break. Also, Luge, Skeleton and Bobsled are all very different from a skill set perspective. Heck, they are even a lot of pilot that are only really good in either two-men or four-men. As for the pushers, there job is to get a good start time, which is very often the difference between an o.k. time and a winning time. However, Whistler is more of a driver's track that a pusher's track (like Calgary or Igls), but if two pilots have a similar drive the guy with the better push will win.
  11. Its the kind of thing that happens in Curling. The sport isn't just about beating your opponent, its also about not beating yourself (which happens often, even at the highest level).
  12. Well, we're heading towards our worst Olympics ever in short track, especially considering that there was only 4 events in 1992 and 6 in 1994/1998.
  13. Larger hill, same podium. Ammann becomes the first Ski Jumper to win 4 individual Ski Jumping gold medals.
  14. Apparently they are built-in computer programs that detect unusual judging patterns.
  15. Ah, well the thing in short track is that if you are disqualified or did not start/finish the A final, then everyone in the B final moves ahead of you in the standings. In Gagnon's case he won the B final and there where four people in the A final: a Brit got disqualified and another Canadian basically decided not to finish the race, thus giving the bronze to the winner of the B final. Its actually not all that uncommon that the winner of the B final is faster that the winner of the A final due to the strategic aspects in Short Track.
  16. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Marc Gagnon the only athlete ever to win a medal from the B final in Olympic Short Track? It can happen, but all hell has to break loose for it to happen (a Bradbury-like moment, basically).
  17. After more that 30 Skiers, results from the women's Super-G: Gold: Andrea Fishbacher, Austria Silver: Tina Maze, Slovenia Bronze: Lindsay Vonn, United States Silver is the best ever winter Olympic result from Slovenia (they had four previous bronze, three in Alpine back in 1994 and Majdic's magic bronze). Great to see Maze with a medal. 8 DNF among the top 30 seeds...
  18. By the way, if Wikipedia is to be believed Jon Montgomery has just won Canada's 100th gold medal at the Olympics.
  19. The women's Super-G is the worst course set I've ever seen... 5 DNF out of 11 starters.
  20. I was happy to catch his last run. Its amazing how well he still competes as a 45 year old. Hopefully he will stick around as a coach, but its going to be weird watching Skeleton races without his signature point down the track.
  21. I think that the Whistler track was actually a factor in Melisa's fifth place, she was known to dislike the place. However, I know that Montgomery was quite the fan of the Whistler track, and Rush also feels the same way. So I would say it bodes well for a medal by Rush (now, its another question wetter or not he could win). Hometrack or not, there are always tracks that sliders like and tracks that sliders dislike. Lueders calls Altenberg "That place" and Holingsworth just doesn't feel comfortable sliding in Whistler.
  22. I think there is a better chance in the Four-Man and the Two-Woman that in the Two-Man, but I wouldn't say that we are the favorite in any of the men's events and I think we would be co-favorites in the women's event with two German sleds and the USA-I sled. If I had to predict winners: Ruegue, Martini and Lange in two-men, two-women and four-man respectively. Of coarse, I'll probably end up being wrong for most of them
  23. Shame that Heafti won't make it to the two-man. Well, I guess that those things happen (Hays from the US actually had to retire after a crash this year in a world cup event in Germany).
  24. Well, day 8 turned out o.k. after all. What a run by Montgomery, and what a run by Dukurs, too. Just a total nail-bitter, tough I am a tad bummed that Latvia hasn't won its first gold. Oh well, at least its a Canadian that got it instead
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