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      02-19-2010, 12:56 PM   #45
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olympic coverage in states blows.

who the hell wants to watch hours upon hours of fucking figure skating? i missed the part where dudes on skates wearing retarded (sorry, Sarah Palin) sparkly drag queen outfits became athletes.
i also don't want to see bunch of dudes wearing spandex smurfs outfits skating around in circles and touching each others asses. again, wtf is short track relay and why do we have to see that cheesy fuck Apolo Ohno every 5 minutes? He is an idiot, he looks like an idiot and he acts like a fucking idiot.

Alpine skiing, snowboarding and (maybe) curling are the shit. I see 0 nordic or biathlon coverage on NBC. No hockey coverage either, except for MSNBC during the day hours, while all normal people are working.

Why do we mostly get US teams coverage? There are other countries that compete.
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Hhahaha, saw that on Colbert last night. Good stuff!
I almost shat myself of him with Bob Costas climbing into the fireplace. At 1st I didn't realize the fire was just an LED TV screen build into the concrete and was like "THIS FUCKER IS CRAZY!"

anyone see the pic of him cutting his sandwich with a speed skate blade?
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      02-19-2010, 02:44 PM   #47
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Most likely you can watch it on colbertnation or comedy central.
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Anyone else think Eve Muirhead's (British curling captain) Scottish accent just makes her even hotter than she already is?
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did you guys hear about this?

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WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Petra Majdic lay curled up in a fetal position in the finish area, clutching her right side and screaming in pain as she wondered whether her best chance for an Olympic gold was gone.

A few hours later, after somehow finding a way to complete three heats of cross-country sprints despite a rib cage throbbing from a training crash, she was still in agony as she hobbled up on the podium for a flower ceremony - with a bronze medal to her name.

Even for someone who was a big favorite ahead of the race, few accomplishments have felt sweeter.

"Today, this is not a bronze," the 30-year-old Slovenian said about her first Olympic medal. "This is a gold with little diamonds on it."

The real gold in the individual classical sprint went to Marit Bjoergen, the Norwegian veteran who finally earned her first Olympic title. Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland took the silver.

But Majdic's performance overshadowed them both.

She came into the race as the woman to beat, but looked unlikely to even compete after injuring her ribs in a scary-looking crash during her training run shortly before the qualifying round. She fell in a sharp curve and tumbled off the course, sliding on her back down a three-meter slope and onto some rocks, breaking one ski and both poles and scraping up the right side of her torso.

"At that moment I was thinking 'It's over,'" said Majdic, who won the World Cup sprint discipline the last two years. "I couldn't walk, move or breathe."

She still insisted on competing, and organizers agreed to let her start last instead of third in the qualification round to give her time to recover.

She completed that race against the clock around the 1.4-kilometer lap with her face twisted in pain and then collapsed in the fetal position, before she was helped out of the finish area.

"I was screaming my way around the course," Majdic said. "It was the first time all the coaches from all the nations were cheering for me."

She was taken to a nearby clinic for X-rays, and then rushed back to Whistler Olympic Park in time for the quarterfinals after doctors determined there were no broken bones.
She won that heat and then advanced from the semis based on her time, again collapsing in pain after each race. In the final, she was right behind Bjoergen and Kowalczyk going into the ski stadium for the final straightaway, but couldn't find a way past them.

Afterward, she hobbled up onto the podium for the flower ceremony, hardly able to stand up straight. She needed an escort to prop her up when walking to the news conference, gingerly easing into her chair with another grimace of pain.

"In two days, it will only be worse," she said.

Back at home in Slovenia, Majdic was a hero of the day. President Danilo Turk sent a congratulation letter, saying that she showed "exceptional heroics, courageous fight and great success."

"What an incredible race," he wrote. "It included a whole spectrum of feelings, from dismay to extreme happiness."

That means she's unlikely to compete in Friday's 15K pursuit and the team sprint, but Majdic said she might still have a shot at the 30K classical on Feb. 27.

There was no way, however, that she would give up perhaps her last chance at a medal in her favorite event.

"I've been fighting for this for 22 years," she said.
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^ So what's wrong with her ribs? That's crazy if it's been hurting for 22 years.
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She came into the race as the woman to beat, but looked unlikely to even compete after injuring her ribs in a scary-looking crash during her training run shortly before the qualifying round. She fell in a sharp curve and tumbled off the course, sliding on her back down a three-meter slope and onto some rocks, breaking one ski and both poles and scraping up the right side of her torso.
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yeah I read that she crashed but it's still a little confusing. I mean she said it's been 22 years but the article didn't said she finally won her first gold (this year). I guess what I wanna know is exactly what happened to her ribs.
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yeah I read that she crashed but it's still a little confusing. I mean she said it's been 22 years but the article didn't said she finally won her first gold (this year). I guess what I wanna know is exactly what happened to her ribs.
she probably was trying to be dramatic and say she's tired.
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i saw the whole race. quite a story. look what lindsey vonn did in the downhill...she was complaining of the worst pain she's ever experienced in her life.
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agreed and not to cut down lindsay "veronica" vonn (soooo hot, want to touch the hinee... arrruuuuuuu!) did but this lady had a punctured lung. thats a bit more severe than a bruised shin. Even though a bruised shin is a tough injury to ski on, a punctured lung in an endurance race is like doing 24 hrs of Daytona with an air filter made out of a garbage bag and still winning.

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i saw the whole race. quite a story. look what lindsey vonn did in the downhill...she was complaining of the worst pain she's ever experienced in her life.
vonn has some major balls. half of that downhill run she was riding on one foot. you can even see her crossing the finish line while keeping one foot off the groung. she was hurting bad but still killed it!
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agreed and not to cut down lindsay "veronica" vonn (soooo hot, want to touch the hinee... arrruuuuuuu!) did but this lady had a punctured lung. thats a bit more severe than a bruised shin. Even though a bruised shin is a tough injury to ski on, a punctured lung in an endurance race is like doing 24 hrs of Daytona on flat tires and still winning.
agreed. but if i was an olympic athlete, you'd just about have to kill me to get me not to compete...and i'm sure that's how they all are.
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agreed. but if i was an olympic athlete, you'd just about have to kill me to get me not to compete...and i'm sure that's how they all are.
oh totally... I'd have to lose a limb or something to not go out and try. It's the WINNING part that amazes me.
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yeah I read that she crashed but it's still a little confusing. I mean she said it's been 22 years but the article didn't said she finally won her first gold (this year). I guess what I wanna know is exactly what happened to her ribs.
I think what she meant is that she's been working on this Olympic dream for 22 years, and getting hurt now isn't going to stop her from trying. She's 30 now, and I'm guessing started in cross country when she was 8. Not that she injured her ribs 22 years ago and they've never healed properly....
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So they can show Russia v Czech Rep. on NBC but to watch USA v Canada I have to watch MSNBC... which isn't in HD?

WTF is up with this?
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team USA up 2-1 against canada! go USA!
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plenty of hockey left
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True... were back on top now anyway.

Miller has been great... this is about as exciting as a game as hockey gets and its basically meaningless. I love it.
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i played ice hockey for 10 years when i was younger, watched plenty, too, but this is one of the best games i've ever seen in my life so far. go USA!
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