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Ugh. Talk about annoying.

Seriously.

Aren't these brand new Zamboni machines? I believe one of the started leaking water all over the track yesterday in the Women's 3000m

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Wotherspoon fifth after race one.

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Well, we sure found out one thing at Richmond: the world's fastest speed skaters (doping tests pending) are from East Asia.

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I was there today

Hard to believe that they had a Zamboni problem. No backup.

The event start at 15h30 and I had ticket after for the medal ceremony (Quebec night (I'm from Quebec) and medal ceremony for Bilodeau (the first ever gold for Canada when hosting the games)so I want to be there).

Guest what ?

Speed Skating finish at 20h00, so I was never able to make in time for BC Place. :angry:

Bad luck for me ?

I had ticket for Alpine Skiing sunday and it was postponed for thursday

Guess what ?

I have Speed Skating amd a Canada Hokey Game that thursday, so I will not be able to be in Whistler that day. :angry:

I hope the rest of the Games will be OK for me.

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The results have spoken: the world's fastest speed skaters on the long track are from Korea.

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Shani Davis reclaims his Olympic Champion status in the Men's 1000m.

USA wins Gold and Bronze in the event. Korea wins another Speedskating medal with Silver. The Koreans just keep raking them in at the Richmond Oval.

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Zamboni: Faulty Winter Olympics ice machines weren't ours

the venerable Zamboni is innocent. The boxy vehicle is mostly absent from this year's game. In fact, it's another rival ice-smoothing company named Olympia that's causing all the sturm and drang.

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Olympia won the contract for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, which has been plagued by miscues ranging from the malfunctioning Olympic torch to the breakdown of three Olympia machines at the speedskating events.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_14421587

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Zamboni: Faulty Winter Olympics ice machines weren't ours

the venerable Zamboni is innocent. The boxy vehicle is mostly absent from this year's game. In fact, it's another rival ice-smoothing company named Olympia that's causing all the sturm and drang.

...

Olympia won the contract for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, which has been plagued by miscues ranging from the malfunctioning Olympic torch to the breakdown of three Olympia machines at the speedskating events.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_14421587

Doesn't really matter now who's machine, though. Zamboni's got publicity out of this it could only dream of. Of course, when you're brand name's just about a generic noun for ice machines anyway, it's hot that they need it.

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Congratulations Christine and Canada!

So Canada - are we even and call we call it quits for Aussie Dale Begg-Smith now?

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Congratulations Christine and Canada!

So Canada - are we even and call we call it quits for Aussie Dale Begg-Smith now?

Sure, especially that Christine will win another one sunday! B)

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Congratulations Christine and Canada!

So Canada - are we even and call we call it quits for Aussie Dale Begg-Smith now?

Well, at least she didn't get rich selling spam :P

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Expect Kristina Groves on the podium with Christine Nesbitt in the 1500m. That will be sweet.

With a possibility of a Canadian sweep of that podium

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She ain't Aussie. Lived her since she was two, doesn't speak Aussie, doesn't pretend to be Aussie and is proudly Canadian.

Its not American Pain or American Del Bosco. They are Canadian, stop claiming them. We don't claim begg-smith.

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So is Shani Davis a lock for Gold tomorrow in the Men's 1500m? Thoughts anyone?

Yes, with Hedrick second and a dutch or Havard Bokko in third.

Denny Morrison 7th, Lucas Makowski 13th.

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I don't think Hendricks will medal.

Hopefully the disappointment has motivated Morrison to do better in his favoured race. Makowski is skating against Shani so obviously the ISU thinks he has a chance at a medal.

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She ain't Aussie. Lived her since she was two, doesn't speak Aussie, doesn't pretend to be Aussie and is proudly Canadian.

Its not American Pain or American Del Bosco. They are Canadian, stop claiming them. We don't claim begg-smith.

Yeah, but NOBODY likes DBS - even us really. But Christine seems like such a nice Aussie girl!

:P

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