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Could only watch part of it, but it was outrageous.

It can always happen that someone gets DQed, but four of the five strongest teams all at once?

Plus a clean 20.0 by all judges for a Chinese who started jumping three years ago…nothing to see there, I guess.

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6 hours ago, StefanMUC said:

Could only watch part of it, but it was outrageous.

It can always happen that someone gets DQed, but four of the five strongest teams all at once?

Plus a clean 20.0 by all judges for a Chinese who started jumping three years ago…nothing to see there, I guess.

I saw the update and thought their had to have been a mistake. 

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if you're not living in america you perhaps don't realize how much muscle NBC has put into mikaela shiffrin, who in fairness seemed like a sure thing. 

well, she's 0 for 2 and they've had a camera trained on her crying in the snow for about five minutes. 

i blame the terrible fake ice-snow but still, this girl is sitting in the snow having a mental breakdown. classic olympic moment.

i give her a minor medal for DRAMA. the gold of course goes to tess ledeux yesterday who cried so hard at getting silver she made eileen gu — the literal winner — pause her celebrations and console her for getting second place in the olympic games. 

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33 minutes ago, krow said:

if you're not living in america you perhaps don't realize how much muscle NBC has put into mikaela shiffrin, who in fairness seemed like a sure thing. 

well, she's 0 for 2 and they've had a camera trained on her crying in the snow for about five minutes. 

i blame the terrible fake ice-snow but still, this girl is sitting in the snow having a mental breakdown. classic olympic moment.

i give her a minor medal for DRAMA. the gold of course goes to tess ledeux yesterday who cried so hard at getting silver she made eileen gu — the literal winner — pause her celebrations and console her for getting second place in the olympic games. 

Shiffrin praised the snow.

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She just choked.

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The snow looks good.  I think the "wind" is probably the most valid concern.  That can throw anyone off their game, but you know what?  You're the best of the best, you have to be able to handle these conditions.  Its the equivalent of Manchester United losing and blaming the pitch.  Not a good look.  I assure its not the first time theyve been this cold or have had to ride in windy conditions.  

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Nico Porteous scored New Zealand's...or should I say, Wanaka's... last medal at these otherwise forgettable games...

Gold in the half Pipe final.

Final total

Gold 2...Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Nico Porteous.

Silver 1...Zoi Sadowski-Synnott.

Winter sports just not a thing in NZ...More just for fun.

Kind of sad really as we once could boast a speed skating team and anything going down a frozen flume. 

Our downhill skiers just couldn't cut it in the unusual Beijing snow conditions.

Oh well...roll on 2026...

 

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2 hours ago, StefanMUC said:

Must be terrible to only win three medals in one Olympics when in the 22 Olympics before, you won a combined total of…three…already.

 

I heard that’s not enough to make the 24-hours news cycle in NZ

seriously, though. Congrats New Zealand. Cheers to all the kiwi GBids members

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15 hours ago, Sir Rols said:

I heard that’s not enough to make the 24-hours news cycle in NZ

seriously, though. Congrats New Zealand. Cheers to all the kiwi GBids members

Once again only made the 6pm news and some mentions on the all day sports radio shows. The Black Caps demolishing the Proteas in the cricket test getting more coverage.

The country is just too distracted by when the restrictions will and and the huge protest on parliament grounds that's now in for the long haul.

Lets just hope the two golds can spark a little more inspiration for alpine sports here in NZ. 

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