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Old 02-19-2018, 10:11 AM   #161
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:17 AM   #162
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Canada now has more Gold than they did total medals in the 88 Calgary games.

We have come a LOOOONG way baby!
To be fair, in events that existed in the 88 Olympics, we have only 2 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronze in these games.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:34 AM   #163
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Best part of that is he actually missed the end of the game when the Japanese conceded to go get those beers. He was walking back to his seat and the game was over.
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he doesn't sit at all during the games, he just paces around the entire arena (looking for beer probably)
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To be fair, in events that existed in the 88 Olympics, we have only 2 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronze in these games.
True, but that's still a pretty substantial improvement over 88.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:51 AM   #166
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it was amateurs vs pros/cheats back then

Gaetan Boucher's 3 medals in 84 are probably the greatest Canadian Olympic achievement ever.
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Yea, that was amazing. I remember the french CBC pulling out the champagne on air.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:20 PM   #168
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This hungarian skier just did a 180 and no other tricks on her halfpipe run. No hint of a fall and she scored a 30.
Just reading about this. Basically, this is an American gaming her way into the Olympics.

The Olympics requires a certain number of top 30 finishes, so Elizabeth Swaney flew herself to a bunch of events where there was less than 30 competitors. She can’t do any tricks, but can essentially get down the half pipe without falling. At all the events, she would be near last (sometimes competitors would fall, and she’d finish ahead of them). She was 13th out of 15 in one event, where all of the worlds best were at a different event on the same day.

Obviously, she wouldn’t be one of the top 4 for the American team, so she tried to find a country that would send her to the Olympics. She’s competed for Venezuela, and now at the Olympics for Hungary - through some distant Hungarian lineage.

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And considering the precision of bobsleigh, not to mention the fact that only 5 one-hundreds separated first through third, I am shocked that they don't go to the thousandths

Five kilometers of sliding on ice and a hundredth of a second can't separate them
Could be intentional - it is for swimming. Intentionally lowering precision allows ties where higher precision could be decided by things outside the athlete's control (like changing track conditions, perhaps).

http://olympstats.com/2014/02/12/tim...olympic-games/
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Just reading about this. Basically, this is an American gaming her way into the Olympics.

The Olympics requires a certain number of top 30 finishes, so Elizabeth Swaney flew herself to a bunch of events where there was less than 30 competitors. She can’t do any tricks, but can essentially get down the half pipe without falling. At all the events, she would be near last (sometimes competitors would fall, and she’d finish ahead of them). She was 13th out of 15 in one event, where all of the worlds best were at a different event on the same day.

Obviously, she wouldn’t be one of the top 4 for the American team, so she tried to find a country that would send her to the Olympics. She’s competed for Venezuela, and now at the Olympics for Hungary - through some distant Hungarian lineage.

Here is video of her run:
https://twitter.com/tmortimerftbl/st...39277911285760
Wow. Have some respect for the competition. And yourself.
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