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Chico23231 02-07-2014 11:24 AM

Winter Olympics
 
[url=http://gawker.com/what-is-a-sochi-everything-you-should-know-about-the-2-1517362657]What Is a Sochi? Everything You Should Know About the 2014 Olympic Site[/url]

Good intro article about Sochi and why the olympics are there.

Apparently its a mess so far, but Ill be tuning in for some events.

Any interest? Im just as interested in the events as the epic fails going on there.

BaltimoreSkins 02-07-2014 11:52 AM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
I love the winter Olympics. The sports are far more intriguing to me than the summer games. The only thing I like of the summer games are track and field and swimming. I watched the qualifying slopestyle snowboard last night and thought it was a nice addition. My wife used to compete in figure skating and the new team competition is nice for casual fans like me who don't understand point evaluations.

mooby 02-07-2014 12:05 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
I'll be watching the hockey tournament, and even though it's cool to hate on the sport I'll probably check out a little curling action even though I don't understand it beyond "get the heavy puck thing in the circle." I'm also going to check out a little snowboard action if I get the chance.

FRPLG 02-07-2014 03:09 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
who hates on curling? It's one of the best events they have going.

Chico23231 02-07-2014 03:17 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
[quote=FRPLG;1058982]who hates on curling? It's one of the best events they have going.[/quote]

yeah Ive always like curling, just wish the womans teams were a lil hotter.

SirLK26 02-07-2014 03:26 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
Anyone else disappointed that Lindsey Vonn isn't participating?

BaltimoreSkins 02-07-2014 03:31 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
[quote=FRPLG;1058982]who hates on curling? It's one of the best events they have going.[/quote]

Curling is awesome. They have a local club around DC that I'd like to go and try at some point.

NC_Skins 02-07-2014 04:25 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
Capitalist Russia is much like Capitalist America it seems.


[url=http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/alleged-heroin-kingpin-helped-russia-win-olympics-sochi/story?id=22295531]Alleged Heroin Kingpin Helped Russia Win Olympics for Sochi - ABC News[/url]

mooby 02-07-2014 09:20 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
[quote=FRPLG;1058982]who hates on curling? It's one of the best events they have going.[/quote]

I was just talking to my coworkers today about the Winter Olympics, and it felt like as soon as curling came up they were dismissing it as something that shouldn't be an Olympic sport. I hate that. Like just because it's not popular here doesn't mean there aren't people somewhere else in the world that cherish it like we cherish football, or nascar, etc.

Chico23231 02-07-2014 09:37 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
[quote=mooby;1058998]I was just talking to my coworkers today about the Winter Olympics, and it felt like as soon as curling came up they were dismissing it as something that shouldn't be an Olympic sport. I hate that. Like just because it's not popular here doesn't mean there aren't people somewhere else in the world that cherish it like we cherish football, or nascar, etc.[/quote]

Well is it really on the NASCAR or football level in any country? I went to the Caribbean and talk to the Europeans about sports, it's soccer that seems to have the most passion.

mooby 02-07-2014 09:59 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
[quote=Chico23231;1058999]Well is it really on the NASCAR or football level in any country? I went to the Caribbean and talk to the Europeans about sports, it's soccer that seems to have the most passion.[/quote]

No but I'm sure it's got fans that are passionate about it, that see as something more than a sport that happens every 4 years when the Winter Olympics get together.

HailGreen28 02-08-2014 07:24 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
[quote=mooby;1058998]I was just talking to my coworkers today about the Winter Olympics, and it felt like as soon as curling came up they were dismissing it as something that shouldn't be an Olympic sport. I hate that. Like just because it's not popular here doesn't mean there aren't people somewhere else in the world that cherish it like we cherish football, or nascar, etc.[/quote]Better curling than f***ing ballroom dancing and other idiocy in the summer.

mooby 02-09-2014 10:59 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
Watching the women's slopestyle competition right now, and it's crazy how talented these athletes are. After the Olympics are over I probably won't watch for another 4 years but it's mind boggling to think about how much work these athletes put in to prepare for this moment.

FRPLG 02-09-2014 11:11 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
Just what these people do...and the dangers involved is amazing.

mooby 02-09-2014 11:33 PM

Re: Winter Olympics
 
[quote=FRPLG;1059065]Just what these people do...and the dangers involved is amazing.[/quote]

No kidding. I was just thinking about what would happen if one of the skiers in the men's downhill wiped out at 80+ mph. Easily could be a near-death situation if that happened. I remember one of the lugers at Vancouver died 4 years ago, that's the ultimate price to pay if something goes wrong. The risks are crazy, but clearly being able to call yourself amongst the best in the world at your sport is worth it.


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