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Old 02-25-2018, 04:31 AM   #181
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Norway won the Women's Cross Country, bringing their gold medal haul to 14, which ties Germany for the most in PyeongChang (and Canada from Vancouver for the most in any single Winter Olympics).
Yep. Silver lining to OAR's win is that it keeps us (and Norway) in that tie.
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:08 AM   #182
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This is more like K-rap than K-pop.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:13 AM   #183
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Thank you PyeongChang for a wonderful Games!

What a spectacular Closing Ceremony.
Can anyone really see the Stampede Grandstand displaying anything like that?

Didn't think so.
2026 bid needs to include a modern, multi-purpose Olympic Stadium.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:29 AM   #184
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What a spectacular Closing Ceremony.
Can anyone really see the Stampede Grandstand displaying anything like that?
McMahon probably could. That stadium is only $75 million and is getting demolished (after about 10 hours of use). It's probably a comparable experience to McMahon up close other than the size and shape of the field, and the LED/projector tech.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:59 AM   #185
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I highly doubt it.

25 of the top 50 scoring forwards in the best league in the world are Canadian. (7 are Russian)
14 of the top 30 scoring defensemen in the best league in the world are Canadian. (2 are Russian)

And even in a down year, Carey Price has proven to be a brick wall in international competition, and there are many others having very strong years to choose from.

Not to mention, Russia has done nothing in best on best international competition for the last 15 years to show they are capable of even medaling, never mind getting Gold.
While I agree in general, Russia won silver at 1998 Olympics and also knocked out Canada at 2006 Olympics.
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:56 AM   #186
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While I agree in general, Russia won silver at 1998 Olympics and also knocked out Canada at 2006 Olympics.
Yeah I said 15 years. Nagano was 20 years ago now. Since then they've struggled to even play for medal in any best on best tourney.

Anyways the Russians had a clear advantage for this tourney, kudos to them for taking advantage of it.

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Old 02-25-2018, 10:37 AM   #187
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No, we are not. Russians are surely less friendly/helpful people than Americans and probably than Canadians, although I have only been in Canada for a week. Russians are still a fairly smart and hardworking nation, and the country is still about top-30 in the world. And I made no secret that I am currently trying to immigrate to Canada.
Long-time CPers may remember my account of ending up in the middle of siberia with no money after getting pick-pocketed in Mongolia, and the Russian people I encountered were absolutely amazing in making sure that I was able to get safely back to Moscow. There may be more corruption than other countries and societies, but that doesn't change the fact that the for the most part people there are good people, just as they are everywhere.
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This is more like K-rap than K-pop.
It was a weird selection of acts chosen. CL and EXO are not my favorites so I'm biased :P
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:41 PM   #189
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Thank you PyeongChang for a wonderful Games!

What a spectacular Closing Ceremony.
Can anyone really see the Stampede Grandstand displaying anything like that?

Didn't think so.
2026 bid needs to include a modern, multi-purpose Olympic Stadium.
That's an odd argument to make considering the stadium in PyeongChang was built as cheaply as possible; will host 4 events in its entire existence; and will be torn down after the Paralympics are over. If anything, they've shown that you don't need to build a stadium that will stand the test of time.

That said, if the choice is between spending $100 million to build a temporary structure that will look good four times, or spending $200 million or more to build or upgrade a stadium that can serve Calgary for years, I'd rather the latter.
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That said, if the choice is between spending $100 million to build a temporary structure that will look good four times, or spending $200 million or more to build or upgrade a stadium that can serve Calgary for years, I'd rather the latter.
Yeah, the needs of a city of 1.3M and a county of 45k are rather different.
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Just watching the ceremony now, that 13 year old kid is shredding on guitar. So good.
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