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  1. I thought that was for medal ceremonies... not looking good. The setup definitely screams "Cirque du Soleil show". Except spread out and messy.
  2. Sochi is already remembered in large part for its political shadow. Unfortunate, I agree. But there's nothing you can do about that.
  3. Also, has anyone noticed the complete absence of military in the Sochi Olympic/Paralympic ceremonies? Every host since at least Salt Lake City has given the honor of carrying and/or hoisting the national flag to members of its military. Except Russia. London Vancouver Beijing Torino Athens Salt Lake City
  4. The whole I'm Possible segment was great. And I loved the reference to Tetris! However, no offense to the Russians, the singing of the national anthem took forever at this ceremony.
  5. Momentum continues today : Charles Hamelin just won the gold in 1500m short track (World Cup in Montreal). He's aiming for 2 other medals this weekend (500m, 1000m and possibly team relay). Denny Morrison also won gold at the 1000m event (speed skating World Cup in Heerenveen, Netherlands). He's now 2nd overall in World Cup rankings. Also in the Netherlands, Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa won bronze in the women's mass start event.
  6. Also on the podium this month, Justine Dufour-Lapointe won gold at the moguls World Cup. Her older sister, Maxime Dufour-Lapointe (who didn't medal in Sochi), won bronze. Maxime proves she had what it takes to get on the podium, and a sweep was a real possibility in Sochi. Marc-Antoine Gagnon (fourth in Sochi), won silver in the men's moguls World Cup. Mikael Kingsbury (silver), won the bronze this time. Alex Bilodeau finished 4th at the World Cup. A couple days later in Japan, Mikael Kingsbury won gold in dual moguls. A newcomer from Montreal, Pascal Olivier Gagne, won bronze.
  7. Well, some Canadian athletes got better luck after the Olympics. In snowboard slopestyle: Mark McMorris (bronze in Sochi) won gold at the US Open. Maxence Parrot (didn't medal) won bronze. In snowboard cross: Dominique Maltais (silver in Sochi) won gold at the World Cup. Chris Robanske (didn't medal) won bronze. Short track speed skating World Cup is also happening this weekend; the Canadians should hopefully stop falling left and right.
  8. I have the full BBC broadcasts, including Women's Curling on Day 13 (bronze). Sent you a PM.
  9. So Russia collects 70% of all the medals handed out so far at the Paralympics. That's insane!
  10. I don't buy the Formula One legacy at all. One race a year. How is that sustainable for the people of Sochi?
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