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Anyone up for the slopestyle, then?
looking like a genuine medal chance in this...
an incredible affair with red-headed step child.
Not mine, obviously, and not as a child...
I guess what I'm trying to say is, boo winter olympic games, yay red-headed step-children! You don't need to get gold, just the taking part is great.
and not all that consistent. Shame really.
and was nicely hypnotised into mellowness.
THEN the women mogul jolted me out if it
Be mine, be mine.
Does everyone just look pretty hot in ridiculous ski gear?
I'm irrationally annoyed by them.
(Summer & Winter)
Like a best-dressed donkey competition or something.
They don't ACTUALLY award medals for it, do they!
pretty good game so far.
shame Bode didn't win the downhill. quite a few shit runs in there. I wanted innerhoffer to win it. he looked lovely at the top.
all the female snowboarders look exactly the same - blonde with tiny squidgy faces. the aimee whatsferface girl doing the commentary for the final was AWFUL. stop saying "jonesy".
the male snowboarding was great. mad props to the girl knitting at the top when the Finns cames down.
why does the iPlayer takes about 7 hours before you can re-watch any of the sessions. really annoying.
i've decided I hate hazel irvine. but clare balding is still excellent.
the guy commentating on the nordic stuff is a bit annoying as well. why are we watching him run the course before it starts? and why does it tell us he's a "keen amateur runner". give a shit.
the summing up of the luge final in less than 30 seconds in the highlights show really pissed me off as well.
but still can't get on with any sport that involves judges.
Bring on the boarder cross.
Gutted that Aksel didn't medal in the downhill, and Innerhoffer must be kicking himself. Should have had that in the bag.
yes, let's all have a boardercross party.
we all know this is the main reason that sport exists, right?
1500m short track speed skating final. team GB have got someone in it.
YES BBC. WE ALL DO. no need to mention it every 5 minutes.
They have to go for a second race. No medals yet ...
what Great Britain are to Cycling. No?
Think the commentator just said "Get it into a sex o'clock position" then some stst was 69%. Who can blame him?
Swedes too good though
fucking love the biathalon.
with my work commute etc.
Bloody love the Winter Olympics.
if horsey events at the summer olympics are open to all genders (nearly said 'both' there: phew!) in the same team, why not curling?
hope that girl is alright. really didn't want to see a replay of that.
Canadian team official says:
"All I’ve been told is that she’s OK and the team doctor’s with her. They’re taking good care of her."
it looked like she smashed her brain to bits with her knee.
It's like treacle.
Hopefully they get some good water on it for tonight and it sets well or it could be a safety run that wins it.
It's all about Sang Hwa Lee and possibly another world record.
Best hope for a medal today is Boer, in fifth.
And tears for Judith Hesse, disqualified after 2 false starts.
Bronze for Boer.
but luge is absolutely mental. no idea how they can do it.
it's insanely hard. i got 7.5
100 times in an hour. Give her a medal.
although that tweet the american bobsleigher did was amazing.
Hate seeing things on the internet and then being shown them on telly ages later
Sore throat now. Been shouting too much, unlike that Japanese kid who didn't seem too fussed!
why can't they do 1000s of a second like they do in luge?
some awful noises coming from that girl that fell. made me feel sick.
the half pipe was good to watch. not a fan of shaun whites attitude to try and pretend like he'd won it. let it go mate. also enjoying the fact that the winning trick was called a yolo flip. and that the guy is called ipod.
watched a bit of figure skating. the chinese pair were lovely.
probably never going to enjoy ice hockey, just going to admit it to myself.
seen too many in the last few days.
that ski cross one yesterday was brutal.
Shani Davis is the man to beat. Out of 4 candidates, Groothuis has the best odds.
Extra kudos for Belgian competitor Bart Swings. He does.
Groothuis (gold) & Mulder (bronze). Shani Davis nowhere to be seen.
Swings swings to 23rd.
what an absolutely mental shot.
didn't like her interview yesterday either, "yeah, team Muirhead is now firing". um, team who? seems like a total bitch.
Now I know who all the hotties are.
think of all the american sports this is the best
Follow the movement. I know that sounds easier said than done, but don't get hung up following the puck. The more you learn to see the positions and movements of the players the more you'll understand the game and be able to figure out where the puck is.
Half the time the players won't see the puck, hockey is about intuition and keeping your head up.
where you can't see the ball. Although maybe they can't follow soccer or rugby very well as they have no idea where the ball is.
that I find the flow of play the most similar to football football, of any other sport? (apologies for that horrible sentence)
disclaimer: I follow neither ice hockey nor football
like i probably don't understand it at all but it looks a bit like 5 a side football or something
yeah, his name's Ipod.
“I don’t want to be on the cover of Vogue. I am big into photography. It is a big dream to take a photo of Kate Moss. But not to be on the cover. I am not good-looking enough for that.”
“I tweet all my own tweets, I Instagram what I feel. I don’t care about having 1 million followers. If I have one person I look up to and respect who follows me, that means more to me than 1 million followers. But Kate Moss does not have Twitter.”
“The original story of the YOLO trick was that I was trying to impress a girl. Another funny thing is that she asked me why didn’t I call the trick after her. I mean ... what do you have to do to impress a girl? If she was Kate Moss I would have named it after her.”
And that guy - dressed totally in black, with black snowboard - was just the coolest thing ever. You couldn't even see him when he went really high. Was so brilliant. He looked like that baddy from Spiderman 3 who's name I forget.
Can wait for the snowboard cross now.
and it's mainly because of Hitler.
with the basement.
after the first day. great stuff.
James Woods now in the ski slopestyle. C'mon!
didn't think the mens skiing slopestyle was all that either. too. many. crashes.
hazel irvine is getting more bland.
enjoying clare balding metioning social media all the time, mainly cos it annoys royter.
can't wait for the luge relay, whatever that's going to be. i'm guessing they do one run each (single men/women/doubles), but imagine how amazing it would be if they had to hand a baton over.
'fell a bit in love with Kaitlyn Farrington' post.
I enjoyed the slopestyle skiiing, I thought that early-90s grunge looking Swedish guy should have won. Especially after he shouted 'WU TANG IS FOR THE CHILDREN!' down the camera while waiting for his score.
but they fuck up too much and there are no great rivalries.
medal time in the short track speed skating...if she doesn't get disqualified...which she now has.
easy come, easy go.
She had 4 laps to go, a little premature to go on the inside like that
i liked it.
Olga Fatkulina (Russia) and Heather Richardson (USA) are the favourites for gold however.
Wust (silver) and Boer (bronze), while Zhang surprises with her golden race. Fatkulina just misses out on the medals, and Richardson can only manage 7th.
time for some more curling!"
just for hours and hours and hours and hours...
but i imagine the bosses thought, "US sport? we've got just the guy..."
BUT, when one person gets to the bottom, they hit a big target and then the next one goes from the top.
this is brilliant.
just to see what happens
love the added element of being able to fuck something up.
with the flags of the competing countries
(a day of rest)
not sure if you've seen it before...
GET IT FIXED BBC!
I NEED MY WINTER SPORTS FIX!
anyway, guy is called Rommel.
from 5-1 down at the halfway mark. denmark skip had a shot to win it at the end and blows it. LAWL
alpine skiing >
freestyle snowboarding >
freestyle skiing >
sledge ones >
nordic skiing >
speed skating >
ice hockey >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
can't be arsed with doing this list, i'm going home. SEE YOU AT 6AM TOMORROW!
There should be more '>'s before Figure Skating
but really hockey > snowboard cross = the rest
was enjoying watching jagr do his thing.
got home just in time for yarnold's gold winning run.
bloody love the winterlympics.
was so heartbreaking (she won by 1000th of a second but was disqualified for being under a cm outside the finishing line). Atheletes should probably stay off the Internet whilst they're competing too (she's been getting threats on twitter and stuff). Yeah she just seems dead nice and Im quite gutted for her.
Humans should probably stay off the Twitter whilst they're sentient.
Humans are not.
Twitter does not.
(Also, regardless of content, the website and app are proper shite in terms of usability.)
i use Tweedle on my phone. It's so much better.
'mon the yanks
I want to be a snowboarder so bad.
just been checking out the nearest snowdome. an hour away but they do some great deals and stuff
prepare your arse
And put on some more hockey?
is Ice Dance considered an Olympic "sport"?
iplayer is always 'coming soon' and by the time it's available the events have all moved on.
You can usually find them buried somewhere on the BBC Sport website. The hard part is getting through it without seeing the results - it can be pretty hit and miss.
Show highlights of most events every evening if that's any use.
or buried in the BBC Sports website.
on macs anyway.
it takes 12 hours for the things to become playable.
(another day of rest)
We did win 5 over the weekend though. Only the old enemy ahead of us in the Winter Games medal table.
so let's listen to ed leigh going braveheart again.
i just can't not laugh at this every time i hear it.
WE'RE GONNA WIN 6-5, WE'RE GONNA WIN 6-5, WE'RE GONNA WIN 6-5.
Made the previous 84 hours of curling I'd watched entirely worthwhile.
(that's how you kids are saying it these days, isn't it?)
It looks like anyone with an outside chance to challenge Super Sven has withdrawn. And Bart Swings again.
meaning I've missed the entire Snowboard Cross. And the BBC website for not putting up the catch up.
Good for Elise Christie absolutely destroying her 1000m qualifier. Surely she can't scupper a third medal chance? She might literally implode with sadness.
she had about 5kph on pretty much every other race for the last 3 laps. Point proven methinks.
Perfect breakfast telly.
got up at 7am to watch the skiing and the snow cross...nope, they're showing the sodding curling AGAIN. no one needed to watch this whole match, highlights later on would have been fine. thank you very much BBC, you owe me about 19 hours sleep from the last 2 weeks.
and they cut off the skiing to interview the curling team?! jesus christ. it wasn't even the semi final.
Served with tea and a complimentary slice of toast.
- Clare Balding is TEETERING on the edge of irritating
- That former skeleton gold medalist can't pronounce her 'ings'
- The current skeleton gold medalist seems like the type of girl you could bring home to meet your parents
- Next GB olympian to talk about their journey needs shooting
- Let's have a look at what's been happening on social media
Not me, pal, not me!
hazel irvine is really shit though. like a really boring teacher.
AND he used to advertise laser eye surgery but now wears glasses - what a prick!
Really can't stand Thingy Mohammed either. Stop shouting, man.
and now he's an atheist.
Right old turncoat.
-Pinsent... shut up and piss off.
-Current gold medalist... BORING!
Either the ice hockey team (featuring fat seth who used to do radio sheffield's football phone in) or the snowboarding commentary (eff the haterz, I enjoyed it, and aimee fuller is all kinds of adorable)
the Norwegians were wearing during the curling this morning? They were amazing, I need them.
But it is Bergsma, not Kramer who wins the gold, with a new OR. De Jong in third.
(current medal tally stands at exactly 10x the number Britain has won)
stupid big headed bitch. she was AWFUL and i would literally have been better than her.
Competition for medals will come from Czech skater Sáblíková and Pechstein from Germany.
in the curling.
A new low.
I was watching the snowboarding giant slalom.
but admittedly it is better than curling snack breaks.
would prefer a snowboarding downhill.
Putin declares war on Finland
Sáblíková wins gold, Wild Wust for silver and Carien Claythumper takes bronze.
a meatballs up of that one!1!!
(or silver, depending on how the next game goes)
Actually cheered when that last stone went in.
I really thought they'd fucked it up.
pyeongchang 2018 here we come
really quite hard to get the balance right on your edges to start with, but as soon as you've got that you'll start improving to a reasonable level fairly fast.
could not be bothered with it.
have fun though!
Any time I've watched it in the past I couldn't see it as anything more than people doing flashy spins and moves and stuff.
Yuna Kim was incredibly graceful and mesmerizing, I've never seen anything like it. Maybe it was that she didn't seem to do as much show dancy gesticulating as the others, I'm not sure. I've watched it 4 or 5 times now, brought a (small) tear to my eye.
yeah I saw that. have to admit i'm a fan of that sort of thing anyway (going to rhythmic gymnastics at the commonwealth games) but yeah <3
will go and watch the cycling road race at least
I actually really enjoy watching curling :\
(day of rest, again)
we sure can throw rocks
love seeing all the winding down the windows on the final massive jump. French clean sweep as well. Lovely stuff.
so that they couldn't even separate them. and for it to be in the final.
they've explained the Icing Rule in a way that no-one who doesn't already have a working knowledge of ice hockey will understand.
but still amusing.
In order of how much I laughed
Hope shes ok
Easily my favourite WO event.
Fanny in the Fog.
but yeah, ski-cross is great.
Only quarter and semi-finals in the team pursuit, so no medals to be collected until tomorrow.
I've seen some of that movie, I can't believe this is a good thing
Great save from Murdoch
YOU STUPID CUNT
at Dave M a bit too loudly for the office's liking.
Yeah. This one is lost already.
The highest of drama and tension. With the true north, strong and free victorious. Enjoyed this write up on Grantland today...http://grantland.com/the-triangle/usa-canada-womens-hockey-2014-winter-olympics-sochi-goal-gold-medal-game/
Took care of business in the men's semi today as well. Can't wait until Sunday.
GB's head coach is a lovely guy and I know he's got high hopes of his squad. Really hope they can get there or thereabouts for him.
Course setter fucks up.
They all looked thoroughly pissed off.
Good run from GB in the 3rd bob run, but a bronze will be a huge huge achievement, despite the commentators suggesting they're in touching place of a medal.