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Old 07-06-2011, 10:52 AM
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Olympics: Pyeongchang to Host 2018 Winter Games

Story here: http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=371098


Congrats to all the Kimchis!
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:28 AM
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Clearly Pyeongchang paid more in bribe money and favors than Munich and Annecy.


ahhh...the squeaky clean Olympic Committee and their selection process.
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Never happen... with all know the Dec. 2012 is the end of time.
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^^ can't be serious..

You serious?
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Clearly Pyeongchang paid more in bribe money and favors than Munich and Annecy.
Unlike FIFA, me thinks the Winter Olympic selection process was relatively clean.

Oh and
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^^ Sure...because when it comes to clean....the Olympics are the poster child!

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Olympics: 2018 Winter Games News and Discussion Thread

Just around the corner.


Russia got for being cheats...Should be good fun. I am still holding out for the hope they bring in men's pairs in figure skating and dancing.



And we need women's tandem luge.
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Tandem luge???
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I still can't get over that it's already been 4 years since Sochi and 8 years since Vancouver
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Time flies, M. It seems just recently I met up with you nimrods in SD.



I would love to see Women's Pairs figure-skating too.
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So some 17 yr old kid won men's snowboard slopestyle. Cool.
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Also, North and South Korea did something really nice. Combined the North and South Korean women's hockey teams.

They lost 0-8 to Switzerland in their first game.
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Time flies, M. It seems just recently I met up with you nimrods in SD.



I would love to see Women's Pairs figure-skating too.

wasn't that just last year?
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wasn't that just last year?
2016...?
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2016...?



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So some 17 yr old kid won men's snowboard slopestyle. Cool.
Red Gerard, he was awesome!
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Actually, no! It was 2015!
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I like the biathlon
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Hmmm was surprised there wasnt already a 2018 olympics thread.

But I did some digging and found one.

https://acurazine.com/forums/sports-...highlight=2018


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Hmmm was surprised there wasnt already a 2018 olympics thread.

But I did some digging and found one.

https://acurazine.com/forums/sports-...highlight=2018





I'm going to be merging a thread?!!??





















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I like the biathlon
I enjoy the speed-skating events...they are pretty fun. Ski jumping is neat too.

Bobsled is neato too.
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I dunno but I have a strange fascination with curling.

its probably the only sport I'd have a chance on going to the Olympic's for
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I dunno but I have a strange fascination with curling.

its probably the only sport I'd have a chance on going to the Olympic's for
That's cuz some of the ladies curling pique your interest.
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...esp. all that screaming.
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...esp. all that screaming.
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They could do a mixed doubles with me anytime
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Men's figure skating should involve body-checking. And tackling.
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Watching some Olympics on TV right now. Barely any spectators. Men's combined downhill had just a smattering of people in the stands. Half pipe is even worse, with workers outnumbering spectators. What a disaster.
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Watching some Olympics on TV right now. Barely any spectators. Men's combined downhill had just a smattering of people in the stands. Half pipe is even worse, with workers outnumbering spectators. What a disaster.
I was watching the men's downhill as well yesterday. I could have sworn they said it was one of the furthest away/most isolated ski mountains in S. Korea... if so, I'm sure that has something to do with it
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Hasn't it also been really windy causing competitions to be delayed and pushed later?
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I was watching the men's downhill as well yesterday. I could have sworn they said it was one of the furthest away/most isolated ski mountains in S. Korea... if so, I'm sure that has something to do with it
There's been some articles written prior to the Games that attendance will be a challenge. But it's still shocking when it actually occurs.

Reasons:
  • Extremely remote location with very little accommodations forces long commutes
  • Lack of English instructions including on websites forces foreigners to give on on trying to attend
  • Olympics falls on the Lunar New Year, causing lack on interest for locals to attend, and causes supply problems for trains to take spectators to the Games.
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Hasn't it also been really windy causing competitions to be delayed and pushed later?
That and its actually cold for the WINTER games... temps in the 10-20s
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