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    Sports 2018 Winter Olympics

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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

    This is going to be an..."interesting" Olympics on a bunch of levels.

    I especially can't wait to watch Canada get dominated in hockey...
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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

    Russians cheating? Fake news.

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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

    My interest in the Olympics waned significantly when Gary Bettman pulled out the NHL Players. Sorry but not sorry.

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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Dr. Len View Post
    My interest in the Olympics waned significantly when Gary Bettman pulled out the NHL Players. Sorry but not sorry.
    It's all good. If the hockey tournament is all that interests you, so be it.

    Personally, I'm actually happy the NHL is out... will give the spotlight to the rest of our athletes in the myriad of other sports.
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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Inquiring Mind View Post
    It's all good. If the hockey tournament is all that interests you, so be it.

    Personally, I'm actually happy the NHL is out... will give the spotlight to the rest of our athletes in the myriad of other sports.
    I completely respect your point of view. The showcase of amateur athletes should have never let professionals play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Dr. Len View Post
    I completely respect your point of view. The showcase of amateur athletes should have never let professionals play.
    There really weren't many amateurs involved even when that's what it was purported... some pros are just much better compensated than others
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    The problem with the "pros out" point of view is that it doesn't take into account that in most Olympic sports the highest level IS amateur. Take figure skating. Turning "pro" means the Ice Capades.

    The NHL absolutely should be in. It actually keeps it uniform with most other Olympic sports.
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    I don't think there are any amateur requirements anymore. Most were done away with in the 70's. Boxing was the last holdout, but pros were allowed there in 2016 too.
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    Ultimately the only reason pros won't suit up for their countries in hockey is because Gary Bettman is the only person on the planet more greedy than a guy like Sepp Blatter.
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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

    The hockey tourney is going to be such a disaster.

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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
    The hockey tourney is going to be such a disaster.
    Certainly not compelling in any way. But that was true before the Sovie...er...Russian ban.
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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

    Go Switzerland Go!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizmo View Post
    Go Switzerland Go!!
    Sooo, you are going neutral. I'll take the Swedish Bikini Team . I can see the television sponsors going nuts. Need another Eddie the Eagle to shake things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizmo View Post
    Go Switzerland Go!!
    That's not a bad dark horse pick. I'd watch a Switzerland - Finland (happy 100th birthday to Finland, btw) Olympic hockey final.

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    They seem to field some good teams lately.
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    Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

    The roar of the rings curling Olympic trials wrap up today. This is always my favorite bonspeil to watch as there can be more than one team from any given province. Best against the best and it’s been a fun week to watch again. My gut is telling me that nobody in the world will stop Rachel Homan’s team today. Even though Carey’s team beat them in the first draw, I view Homan’s team as the best in the world right now and a big hometown crowd will be behind them.

    As for McEwen and Koe, I definitely think it’s Koe’s year. One of the best in the world for sure and I think experience at big events will play in his favour. Should probably call it a coin flip as that’s how I’d feel if it was Gushue in today’s final, and McEwen curled a hell of a game to beat him last night.

    Going to be a fun day of curling!

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    Curling's become my second-favourite sport recently. Go Alberta! (Carey and Koe)
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Curling's become my second-favourite sport recently. Go Alberta! (Carey and Koe)
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    Must suck being a luger your whole life...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stamphater View Post
    Must suck being a luger your whole life...living on a slippery slope
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    And it is indeed Homan and Koe representing Canada. Was a fun day of curling and wow, the precision of these athletes is unreal. Up to the 5th end tonight Mike McEwen was individually curling 100% and yet they were still behind! Good luck to our two teams that both seem to be comprised of great people!

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    Ted-Jan Bloeman just broke a decade old world record in speed skating, men's 5000m. He's probably one of our best hopes for a multi-medalist between the 5000, the 10000 and the team pursuit. He's the only one in the world even approaching Dutch superstar Sven Kramer in the 5000 and 10000.
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    The legendary Rod Black calling Women’s hockey tonight... “The ref just got dusted!”

    A pretty good game to watch, on mute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Section N View Post
    The legendary Rod Black calling Women’s hockey tonight... “The ref just got dusted!”

    A pretty good game to watch, on mute.
    “Here comes Natalie Spooner, the spoon!”

    Classic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Section N View Post
    The legendary Rod Black calling Women’s hockey tonight... “The ref just got dusted!”

    A pretty good game to watch, on mute.
    I think it's Rod's ambition in life to ruin every sport known to man
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    Boy, tigerdar will be offended when he sees these latest posts!

    But I can't say that I disagree with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OK14 View Post
    Boy, tigerdar will be offended when he sees these latest posts!

    But I can't say that I disagree with them.
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    The first African-American woman just qualified for the US speed skating team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizmo View Post
    The first African-American woman just qualified for the US speed skating team.
    She's could be quite a force going forward. Hard to tell, as the US short-track team has really faded of late, especially on the women's side, but she certainly seems to be the most promising skater they have, and at 17 she's no where near her prime.
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