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  1. You planning to post these recordings online somewhere?
  2. Using Malmo is disingenuous, as it's about a 6.5 hour drive from Stockholm. 20% of Sweden's population lives in the greater Stockholm area, I'm sure most of the volunteers would have come from there. The real issue would be assigning people to Are where there's far less infrastructure in place.
  3. To allow the blue line on the boards to be visible, otherwise it would blend in with the Look.
  4. Yeah sorry I didn't know that until i read your post after. I was looking more to her previous experiences in world championships. It could be more of an indication of the rest of the world catching up, but I just felt as though she lacked that "clutch gene" that we saw in the oh so steady and confident Jennifer Jones and her team throughout the last Olympics.
  5. Who the flying fuckk has said anything about Salt Lake 2030? What are you smoking pal.
  6. A couple of thoughts, first from the perspective of a Team Canada fan, and again from the perspective of an Olympics fan. As a Canadian, a hell of an Olympics. We set a record for number of medals, and bettered our total golds from Sochi. There were medals all around in many sports, the most exciting of which was in luge, where we went from three fourth place finishes in Sochi, to two medals. Not to mention our first luge medals ever. Speed skating also made a tremendous comeback, and there's a bright future ahead on both the short and long tracks. As for team sports, well, it was unfortunate. Utter disappointment in curling. To leave with no medals was pathetic. I stand by my original belief that Rachel Homan is a flake, who performs well domestically but chokes every single damn time on the international stage. The winner take all trials to decide the representatives in curling needs to change IMO. While smart on paper, we run the risk of being left with sub-par curlers like Homan, or Bernard in 2010. It was nice to watch the mixed doubles however, a great new addition to the Games, but I'd love to see more non-traditional curling nations represented next time, as that is the true purpose of the sport. In hockey, the women played very well, and as always the final was a crap shoot against the Americans. For the men, it sucked to see us lose to Germany, but nothing really below my expectations with the lack of NHLers. More on that in a moment. The silver lining to all of this is that we won 11 golds despite winning zero in the team sports, which we normally dominate. A testament to the COC and the great work they're doing developing our winter sport athletes. For the Games themselves, I thought Korea did a great job. The weather was against them throughout, but they managed to put on a flawless Games. Unfortunately, I felt as though the Games did fly under the radar compared to the past, perhaps due to the lack of NHLers and big story lines coming into the Games. The combined march with North Korea was historic and great to see, and I truly think such an event could help lead to negotiations between the two sides down the road. It's awesome to watch how, despite the lard-ass sitting in the Oval Office only making things worse, an event like the Olympics can bring people together and strive for peace. I think that Moon is a very strong leader who has taken the correct steps towards conflict resolution despite the lack of proper help from allies like the United States. The Olympics were an important event in his pursuit of that goal. The truly special aspect of the Games was its return to simplicity after the extravagance of the last, making it truly feel like an Albertville or Lillehammer type Olympics. I think this bodes well for future bids from skeptical European nations, who have seen how to properly stage the Games. For the NHL, the bargaining power now truly lies in their hands. The IOC has seen how much of a joke a non-NHL player hockey tournament is, and will need to give into their demands in the future. I expect them to want to be in Beijing to tap into such a massive market, as well as 2026 if they go to Calgary, who seem to be the frontrunner. It will be interesting to see what solution is made, as there are concessions that both sides will need to make.
  7. So pathetic that such a large portion of the American population is so willfully ignorant and abhorrent, including the leadership in Congress. Unfortunate that because just 30% of people still back this disgusting lump of human garbage that is Donald Trump, he is allowed to speak on behalf of a nation of (mostly) great people.
  8. Lake Placid would only host the speed events. Collingwood is about 1 3/4 hours north of Toronto, and is home to Georgian Peaks, which is certified to host FIS slalom and GS events. Just down the road is Blue Mountain Resort, which has the accommodations available to host an Olympics, and has hosted world cup freestyle and snowboarding events in the past. Not to mention there used to be a ski jump located at the resort, and a Nordic skiing area nearby. A pipe dream, sure, but certainly not crazy if its the only option, as intoronto mentioned.
  9. Would love to hear more about this.. Text me
  10. Jesus Christ mate, can you fucking ease up on Canada for a second? All stadiums presented can be expanded to north of 40,000. The new stadiums in Saskatchewan, Vancouver and Toronto are all state of the art, and Calgary is looking to build a new facility. We're not hosting an games past the Round of 16, so having massive stadiums is not that big of a priority. Also, not exactly sure what the two athletics stadiums are, there's only one (Commonwealth) which has great sight lines anyways and just hosted a successful women's world cup. All of these stadiums presented (including Rogers Centre in soccer form) would be great venues to watch a soccer game. You're a clown
  11. I predict it will be Toronto and Vancouver (3 games each), and then Montreal and Calgary (2 games each)
  12. A first past the post voting system naturally leads to a two party system overtime. You would have to alter the way in which the election results are calculated.
  13. America's president is a Nazi sympathizer. Wow
  14. Ice arena looks identical to Sochi's from the inside
  15. On the bright side of all of this, Hillary Clinton's political career is over and hopefully she will disappear into the shadows. I always thought it would be a shame to have her shatter the highest glass ceiling. Would love to see an authentic women who isn't beholden to special interests like Elizabeth Warren crush Trump in 2020 and become the first female President. It really does say a lot about Hillary that she couldn't manage to defeat this fucking clown. The reality is that against practically any other Democratic candidate, Trump would have been handily defeated. Nothing we can do now but give Trump a fair chance to govern and call him out when he does wrong. I'm most interested to see his dynamic with other world leaders, specifically his polar opposites in Trudeau and EPN and how the future of NAFTA will play out. One of the things forgotten in all of this is who will be in Trump's cabinet. He already has an evolution denier and believer in gay-conversion therapy as his VP, and bigoted fools/fear-mongers like Christie, Gingrich, Giuliani and Palin will likely be his closest advisors. I'm also interested to see how this all works out for Paul Ryan. I think he's kind of fucked. No doubt in my mind that Trump is going to try and destroy his political career because of the lack of support he showed during the election. Trump always has to get even with those who wrong him.
  16. Brazil's soccer gold was their Vancouver 2010 moment. A national hero in their national sport scoring the game winner in extra time on one of the final days of competition.
  17. Those were the manliest looking "women" I've ever seen.
  18. We're going to easily crack 20 medals. Benfeito and Weibe after today, with men's 200m, 4x100m, Brooke Henderson and Mark DeJonge still to come. Hopefully we can add a couple more in women's soccer and mountain biking.
  19. If you hadn't suppressed minorities in your country for hundreds of years it wouldn't even be such a big deal.
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