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Everything posted by Fox334

  1. Really disappointed. Really believe we would get it... Have to say, tough, I'm starting to get really worried by how much medals the US are getting. 8 medals in less that 3 days? Not looking good...
  2. Well, he will certainly be remembered for his run. Not sure about being the biggest star, but top 10 maybe?
  3. Well, can we get Steve Mesler back, then? Not to mention traitor Tenith Belbin. And should Paul Stastny be kicked out of the US Olympic team because he was born in Quebec?
  4. Went out of the course. Disapointed that there will be no sweep tonight... Hopefully we can still finish 1-3.
  5. Give us back the medals won by foreign-born Americans and we'll give you back that one Beside, the fact is that Lamy-Chappuis is a product of the French system, just as (and I hate to admit it) Begg-Smith is a product of Australia's system.
  6. Not gonna lie, there is a drought I would much, much more like to see end tonight. Anyway, the finish sprint from Jason Lamy-Chappuis was just insane! The competition was quite the show. Also, not mentioned by anyone, Italy also just broke the exact same drought.
  7. I think getting a medal at all in the 3000m was a good sign. That race is not Clara's specialty, and it indicated that she's in form (not sure she will be able to beat Sablikova, tough).
  8. Silver is getting annoying. On home soil, we have 18 medals including 8 silvers. How thats even statistically possible is beyond be. Not just that, but in Montreal we where robbed a podium sweep by doped athletes, gotta love those East Germans Anyway, we better win gold tonight, the longer this curse goes on the worst the pressure is going to be on the athletes.
  9. Wow, Grooves got her medal by 0.03s... Great fight for bronze!
  10. Bobsled and Skeleton on tape delay (like a week after), never saw Luge anywhere outside of the Olympics (except for a documentary/race report from a Calgary world cup).
  11. Indeed, not looking too hot for Bjordalen. Well, that whats not to love about time trials: weather.
  12. Wow, sun to rain to snow to rain and sun again... Well, the medals are already pretty much decided. France's first gold of the day, while its going to be the game's first medal for both Croatia and Norway.
  13. Conditions are BRUTAL today. Top 6 so far all started in the first 10. Right now, medals are Vincent Jay (France), Emil Svendsen (Norway) and Jakov Fak (Croatia).
  14. Well, its true that its an easy mistake to make (especially since the Cortina track was re-named after him the year he died). Anyway, I guess there is really no point for us to debate this. What is done is done, and lets hope it won't happen again.
  15. Eugenio Monti committed suicide because he couldn't stand living whit Parkinson...
  16. The track was actually changed after that crash (which was only a week after the death of James Morgan in the '81 worlds).
  17. I think its an error in the way the track is build that killed him. His crashed was human error, and 100% his fault, but the fact that its at all possible to fly off the track is just unacceptable. Those kind of tracks should be build so that its humanly impossible to fly of them. If only the wall would have been a meter taller, the deceleration would have been much less intense. He still would have been injured, but dead? Probably not. On a side-note, seeing a Bobsled, Skeleton or Luge fly off a track have been something I have dreaded since I heard of Yvonne Cernota's deadly accident in Konigssee back in 2004 (she also flew off the track, but that time in a Bobsled. Somehow, her brakeman survived). In a weird twist, Konigssee is actually part of Munich's bid, and was also part of Salzburg's. We actually could have had two Olympics in a row on deadly tracks , altough I do believe that they have done changes to the Konigssee track in the wake of the tragedy.
  18. Our eight silver medal at home, all without a gold. You'd think we'd be due kinda right now, eh...
  19. Wouldn't be so sure about the Team Pursuit, anything can happen there.
  20. On a related side-note, those two medals South Korea gift-wrapped to the Americans better not cost us first place overall
  21. Not winning gold on day 1 is a major disappointment. Only one medal, too... Not the best way to open the games for us, that's for sure...
  22. Richards just crashed out, Americans are going to have at least 2 medals. Great day so far
  23. Ya, some athletes now feel that the track is too easy. It basically went from a Turino-like track to a Calgray/Igls-like track.
  24. Well, the first event went off in Richmond, the men's 5000m. To nobody's surprise, Sven Kramer won the Netherlands' 100th Olympic Gold medal, in an Olympic record time of 6:14.60. What was surprising was the rest of the podium: former short tracker Lee Seung-Hoon of South Korea won silver (Asian speed skaters are really only known in sprint distances) while Russia's Ivan Skobrev won the bronze, just edging Norway's Havard Bokko by under one second.
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