The Winter Olympics thread
Leaving aside the corruption and vileness of Russia, let’s try and keep this one on the sporting front shall we?
So, what are you looking forward to?
For me, it’s all about ski cross! Such an utterly loony race, and great TV too.
Men’s DH? Well, my money is on Svindal. Looks on great form right now. Oh, and an outside bet? Always Bode M! Skis like a maniac, win or crash.
The skeleton is looking pretty lively this year as well, with some real hopes for a medal or two for the GB sliders.Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
I have to say the BBC advert for it has piqued my interest.Posted 4 years ago
Not massively bothered about it but will watch anything that looks interesting and hopefully it will create some momentum.
Always liked the bobsleigh since I was a kid, and agree that the ski-cross/ border-cross (do they do both?) is good entertainment.kimbersSubscriber
I know skids are for kids but there should be more of this!
Posted 4 years agofuzzheadMember
It’s got to be the skiercross, boardercross and ice hockey for me. Watched a thingy on RedBullTV yesterday on one of the Aussie boardercross contenders and his preparation for the Olympics. Awesome stuff.Posted 4 years ago
Just gutted Palmer didn’t make a (nearly successful) play for the US boardercross team like last time…SandwichSubscriber
Davedodd +1 from me. Heart Rate at 170-ish (or more) entering the shooting arena and then putting the rifle to the shoulder a couple of breaths and 5 bullseye shots (heart rate 100-ish?). Follwed by more of the same and collapsing on the line vomitting your heart out due to the effort on the sprint in. Epic stuff.Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
My Mrs has just been handed all expenses paid tickets through work. I am really quite jealous, although I will get a week or so of doing exactly what I want* at home without her.
*more bike maintenance in kitchen, lots of riding, sitting on the sofa in my pants, scratching my nuts than cocaine and hookers..just to clarify.Posted 4 years agopeterfileMember
One of my best mates is a lawyer for a swiss sports agency and is sending me a never ending stream of very cool photographs, which is making me happy and jealous in equal measures!
Another mate will be kicking international butt in the halfpipe 🙂
I never watched the summer olympics, but LOVE the winter olympics.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Skicross was the star if the show last time around, bonkers. We have one finalist in the snowboard slopestyle already. I’m looking forward to ski events particularly and fingers crossed we can get a medal somewhere (xc ?). Still gutted for Alan Baxter after all these years ….Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
I’m not watching any of it.. due to Putins state sponsored demonisation, arrest, harassment and even torture of gay people…
Yeah – that’ll teach him!
I agree with your sentiment but really what difference does it make if you watch or not? It’s not like they count how many folk watch it and pay him accordingly.Posted 4 years ago
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