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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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).
  5. 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
  6. Ya, that's such a heart-breaker, especially since these are his first, and most likely last, Olympics. He had a chance at the medals, no less...
  7. Well, by the look of it we could definitively start a decent Commonwealth Skeleton championships.
  8. Well, I certainly expected Canada to get more Alpine medals that Mancuso or that guy that medaled in the Super-G (ceriously, who the hell is he?). Insane how many unexpected medals the US got.
  9. Probably her worst run of the season... Damn, talk about an abysmal day. Anyway, congrats to Amy, its good to see Great Britain win a gold. Also, congrats to Germany for winning your first two Olympic medals in Skeleton.
  10. Hard to say, but Mancuso and Weibrecht are both total surprised. The US have been very over-represented on the Alpine podiums in the games, which means that somebody on the team did a darn good job at making sure everybody peaked at the right time. I wouldn't be surprised if the US team was (one of) the only one really focused on peaking for Vancouver, most other team go for consistency over winning at the Olympics. Other teams will have to study what the US did before Vancouver, for sure.
  11. Janyk could still save the honor. But not winning a medal in the men's Downhill or Super-G is pretty terrible. At least, virtually all of the team will be back in Sochi (barring those pesky injuries ). But the good folks at Alpine Canada better hope somebody ends up with a medal, otherwise I'd expect a couple of people to get the axe.
  12. Man, I feel so bad for Erik Guay right now. In Turin, he was fourth in the Super-G, 0.1 seconds from a medal. In the Vancouver Downhill, he was less that 0.2 seconds from a medal. And now, he just finished fifth in the Super-G, 0.06 seconds from silver, and he probably would have challenged for the win was it not for a mistake up on the top of the course. Seriously, tough, that's 5 top-5 in Turin and Vancouver for the Canadian team, all without an Alpine medal. How unlucky can you get? By the way, final results from the Super-G: Gold: Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway (Really happy to finally see him win a gold medal) Silver: Bode Miller, United States (Slightly bumed that he still hasn't won a gold, looks good for the Super-Combined, tough) Bronze: Andrew Weibrecht, United States (What's up whit the US winning all those unexpected medals, anyway?)
  13. Right now, on the US-Canada front, its rather Abysmal for the Canadian team. We are 11 (soon to be 13, by the look of it) behind the Americans. The US just got a bunch of medals they where frankly not suppose to get, and I think the hole is too deep to climb out of now... Not great games by the Canadian team right now...
  14. Have you been watching any Half Pipe the last four year? Because the US being shut-out of the medals in the women's half pipe was, to be frank, quite likely. If anybody chocked last night, it was the Chinese team, not the American team.
  15. Really happy to see Australia get a gold outa Vancouver... 'specially since it ain't Begg-Smith Seriously, tough, congrats to Bright. Its now the third games in a row that an Aussie gets gold at the winter games, Australia is really becoming a credible player in winter sports.
  16. Also it was Norway's 100th winter gold medal. Men's Individual: Gold: Emil Hegle Svendsen (Norway) Silver: Sergey Novikov (Belarus) and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Norway) Bjoerdalen FINALLY wins a medal, although only a silver. Also, on a unrelated note, I believe this is the first time in Olympic history where a Biathlon medal has been shared. It is also the first shared medal in Vancouver (trivia, in Salt Lake Norway actually won two gold medals in the same Cross Country Skiing event due to a tie for first). Its also Svendsen's first Olympic tittle and, well, if you've never heard of Novikov you're not alone.
  17. Indeed, I think its fair to say that it was Parson's most impressive medal to date. Not so much the result, but how she got it. In any case, its good to see that the two best Alpine Skiers right now (Vonn and Raich) will both get out of Vancouver with at least one gold each.
  18. Well, at least she didn't get rich selling spam
  19. The limit per country in all skiing event is four per country. Its also four per country for the shorter distances in Long Track Speed Skating (500m to 1500m).
  20. Men's Super Combined canceled for today, new start time TBD.
  21. Watching women's Luge, and I have to say: the junior start is TERRIBLE.
  22. Well, he is an 8 time world champion and an Olympic silver medalist. Saying that its his last time to do something is rather hash... Although it would be nice to see him win gold.
  23. Fixed. Seriously, tough, no mater what he does today he will still go down as one of the best Speed Skater of all time.
  24. To his defense, Vaultier WAS the favorite by quite a bit.
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