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Everything posted by Fox334

  1. Well, Japan got within 0.02 seconds of gold in the women's Team Pursuit. As for Finland, didn't they win like 3 gold in women's Cross Country at the last worlds? Certainly not getting a gold in for two winter Olympics in a row will be a huge disappointment... Anyway, I think overall Japan had a better Olypics in Vancouver that in Turin, its just too bad they couldn't sneak in a gold. For Finland it was a complete disaster, and Italy also had bad games. That's the nature of sports, eh.
  2. Nah, I stopped caring about that about a week and a half ago . We just won the men's Curling gold, so if we win the men's Hockey final tomorrow we will establish the all time record for most gold medals at the winter Olympics (The current record is the USSR at Innsbruck, Norway at Salt Lake and Canada at Vancouver with 13).
  3. Brillant race by Jaysee Jay! After the first run I didn't think he could do it, but he just had an insane second run. Wow, so happy he finally has his Olympic medal. Oh, and that is four gold medals in Cyprus out of 12 events!
  4. Canada has done it, we will finish atop of the medal standing (by gold medals, anyway). I really can hardly believe it, but there are only three gold medals left to be awarded, two of them are between Canada and another country (Norway and the US). That means that Germany and the US cannot finish with more that 11 golds, while Canada already has 12. It was a wild dream, but hell, the Canadian team did it !!!
  5. Well, the final is set: Karl (AUT) vs Anderson (CAN) Bronze medal match: Bozzetto (FRA) VS Detkov (RUS)
  6. Well, the semis are set: Bozzetto (FRA) vs Karl (AUT) Detkov (RUS) vs Anderson (CAN)
  7. These are the quarterfinals matchups: Klug (USA) vs Bozzetto (FRA) Kosir (SLO) vs Karl (AUT) Schoch (SUI) vs Detkov (RUS) Anderson (CAN) vs Flander (SLO)
  8. Epic, epic, EPIC women's semifinals in the TP. Japan had a lead of over a second against Poland, but Poland nearly came back, loosing by only 0.19 seconds. If that wasn't exiting enough, Germany had a huge lead over the US but with less that half a lap left, Anni Frisinger hit the wall, nearly fell before the line and then fell about 20m before the line, but Germany still, somehow won by 0.23s, with her head breaking the tape.
  9. It actually look like participation to the games will be a bargaining chip at the next round of union negotiation. Anyway, if the NHL doesn't send there players to the games but the KHL does, you can bet there will be more players (especially Europeans) going over to play in Russia.
  10. Well, the qualification for the men's Parallel giant slalom is in the books. All three Canadians qualified, and they can't meet before the semis. More importantly, yeasterday the Netherlands won there 100th Olympic gold medal, and there first non-skating winter Olympic medal when Nicolien Sauerbreij won gold in the women's PGS. Russia's Ekaterina Ilyukhina was second while world champion Marion Kreiner of Austria beat out Germany's Selina Jörg for bronze.
  11. If you are talking about the posibility of this being the last Olympics with NHL players, its because many owners of the NHL consider shutting down the league for two weeks bad business. I think the vast majority of fans (and players) are quite keen on seeing NHL players continuing to play in the NHL.
  12. I actually have to add a nomination for the Eruedan memorial medal: Wang Meng, who is (at least if memory serves me right) the only person to win three gold medals in Vancouver.
  13. For the Euruedan medal, I would like to nominate Maria Riesch for being the only Alpine Skier to win two golds in Vancouver (well, baring an upset in the men's Slalom).
  14. I DON'T BELIEVE IT! Brilliant skate by Canada, with Tremblay, Hamelin, Hamelin, Jean and Bastille bringing home the bacon! And to say that a week ago I was ready to declare this our worst ever Olympics in Short Track... Shame on me, eh? But I really didn't think Canada would win agains't Korea, and I think they did it by having the best strategy. Anyway, its gonna be a special moment with Charles and Francois Hamelin on the podium together!
  15. Well, Curling might have been born in Scotland but it moved to Canada a couple of decades ago Anyway, the result of the match wasn't what I wanted, but still, what a match. Congratulation to the Swedes, beating Canada on home soil isn't exactly easy, and congratulation to the Canadian team for the excellent tournament overall, and also there excellent tournament at the trials. Not to mention China, who get Asia's first ever Curling medal. Well, entering those Olympics we never had anyone that won two gold medals in Curling, now we have four. Wonder if the same four will be back in four years.
  16. Gold for Hamelin! Charles Hamelin and Francois-Louis Tremblay just won gold and bronze in the men's 500m in Short Track, Sung Si-Bak was second after Ohno was disqualified for interfering with Tremblay. Awsome result for Canadian Short Track, first gold since 2002. Brilliant, looks like it will be a good Olympiad for Canadian short track after all . So happy that Hamelin has his gold!
  17. Well, silver isn't exactly the medal we wanted...
  18. You know, people that find Curling boring certainly aren't watching the women's final. Bernard had a chance to win it in the 10th but didn't convert, so we are headed off to an eleventh end with the hammer to Canada. I've been completely stressed out for the last two hours or so.
  19. The men's TP final tomorow will be Canada-USA, with Norway and the Netherlands fighting for bronze. The women's semis will be Japan-Poland and Germany-USA. BTW, aparently Canada actually had the second fastest time of any team in the quarterfinals, yet they still got eliminated. The ISU might want to bring back the seeding round for Sochi...
  20. Also, on a side note, the only two teams that had a faster time that Canada is Germany and the US, which means Canada would have won 5 out of a possible 7 match-ups...
  21. Well, gota love the lack of a ranking round
  22. How the **** did we lose against the Americans? Brutal Olympics for the long track team... That was our best gold medal chance in any event going into those games... Its great to see how the coaching staff made sure our team would peak at the right time, eh?
  23. If they do get the games, they might want to run Short Track in empty venues...
  24. Ya, the ISU stupidly got rid of the ranking round Anyway, I'm not really confident that we will medal in either team pursuit, considering how bad our speed skaters have been performing in Vancouver. And to say that before the games I considered the women's TP to be a lock for gold...
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