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Like a futuristic summer olympics innit.
A fortnight to go.
Winter 'limpics is great.
they shouldn't especially with the likes of sidney crosby and john tavares in their team
Ice hockey rinks in Europe have slightly different dimensions to the ones in North America, which is why European countries always win the gold when it's held in Europe, and Canada never do - or something like that.
NHL rinks (ie. North American) are smaller than 'International' standard. The argument is based on assumption that the North American players are more used to playing the man in confined space rather than skating the puck and therefore making use of the bigger space. In modern hockey that's simply not true anymore I don't think.
The smart money is obviously on Russia. Ovechkin and Malkin leading the line, some decent players in the KHL who are unknown to the NHL stars making up most the teams, and the pressure of being at home.
That said, the way the groups work it's likely to be whoever is seeded first or second from the groups who goes all the way and that means scoring goals. Sweden probably have the best group for that.
no one cares.
Please lets not go through this charade of everyone pretending its like some big deal and 'Yay go team GB' cretins and sports journalists creaming themselves again, its only been a year and a half since the last one.
Winter 'limpics is great. Not for the 'Yay go team GB'*. For the "snow-covered sportery that often resembles some futuristic sci-fi film"**.
*DiSers get to see their adopted indiecool Nordic country of choice bag all the medals.
**(c) brusma, 12 February '10
I feel so foolish.
i feel so ashamed
i reckon it could catch on.
summer and winter.
And don't get agitated, obviously there won't be much fuss here over it, it's the Winter Olympics.
good luck to it
Curling suddenly becomes a lot easier to watch.
Jamaica are back!
with the help of Doge! wow
Shame about the whole flagrant homophobia thing though.
http://www.ssega.com/game.php?id=3114 > http://www.ssega.com/game.php?id=2980
Kinda. Impressed I managed to pretty much remember the controls/tactics after a 20 year hiatus.
obvious two to start
lindsey jacobellis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPCOin3l8OY
steven bradbury (side note for apolo anton ohno's really annoying face): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAADWfJO2qM