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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: RangerX » February 23rd, 2010, 12:06 pm

So the thing about foreign athletes training in the US & Canada is that we have the best facilities.

The thing that confounds me is the number of Americans that compete for foreign countries. I understand that they just want a chance to compete in the Olympics. My thought is that if they are not good enough to be on the US team, then what chance to they stand to actually beat the US team?
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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: Jim » February 23rd, 2010, 1:37 pm

RangerX wrote:So the thing about foreign athletes training in the US & Canada is that we have the best facilities.

The thing that confounds me is the number of Americans that compete for foreign countries. I understand that they just want a chance to compete in the Olympics. My thought is that if they are not good enough to be on the US team, then what chance to they stand to actually beat the US team?


It is for the prestige of representing a their country. The members of the Panama basketball team all went to college in the US and most played for that school -- for the Pan-American games they come home and practice together. They sometimes practiced against U.S. Army teams at Fort Clayton's gym.
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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: Baseplate » February 23rd, 2010, 2:21 pm

RangerX wrote:So the thing about foreign athletes training in the US & Canada is that we have the best facilities.

The thing that confounds me is the number of Americans that compete for foreign countries. I understand that they just want a chance to compete in the Olympics. My thought is that if they are not good enough to be on the US team, then what chance to they stand to actually beat the US team?



You sure as hell have a better chance compeating under another countries flag than you do sitting at home watching the gmaes on TV.
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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: hobbit » February 23rd, 2010, 9:02 pm

Did anybody catch the Canada/Germany men's hockey game tonight? I've been a hockey fan all my life and played when I was a kid, but I saw something in that game that I've never seen before. Canadian defenseman Shayne Weber blasted a slap shot from near the blue line that was so fast and so hard it actually penetrated the back of the goal netting, hit the boards, then bounced back out onto the rink where Canada picked it up and continued play. Nobody knew it had been a goal! Finally, about 15 seconds later, a whistle stopped play and the officials delayed the game while they checked the video. Even in slow motion the puck looks so fast you can barely see it. What an incredible shot! What an amazing goal!
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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: Lunch » February 24th, 2010, 8:01 am

hobbit wrote:
...I've been so intrigued with women's hockey that I looked up all the bios of the American & Canadian women's teams. Average height is about 5'6" and average weight is around 155. Every one of them look like they spend three hours a day on a weight machine. There's not one of them I'd want to face in the octagon. :lol:


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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: RRDTm3 » February 24th, 2010, 8:19 am

RangerX wrote:http://www.anaarce.com/Calendario%20Curling/A-Curling%20Calendar.htm



those are actual curlers?
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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: RangerX » February 24th, 2010, 9:10 am

RRDTm3 wrote:
RangerX wrote:http://www.anaarce.com/Calendario%20Curling/A-Curling%20Calendar.htm



those are actual curlers?


Based on the digging I did, yes. They were the ones who made up the 2009 Women of Curling calendar. The 2010 calendar is significantly less hot.
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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: hobbit » February 24th, 2010, 7:58 pm

My God!!! Did Canada's hockey team just hand Russia their ass on a platter or what? :shock:
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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: snafu » February 25th, 2010, 8:20 am

Damn, I missed that game...I think Canada's loss to the U.S. lit a fire under their ass! Also, these bobsledders have a screw loose. There was a German women's team who crashed pretty badly (both were ok) but the rear chick ejected out of the bobsled and slid down the track, the driver just rode it out and was banging her head down the track until it stopped. They were beating the Canadians too when they crashed. Gotta take a risk sometime!
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Re: Olympics

PostAuthor: hobbit » February 25th, 2010, 4:02 pm

Hockey Tickets Anybody?

A lot of people who bought tickets to the recent USA/Canada men's hockey game didn't make it into the colluseum. Why? Because their tickets were worth $3000 each by game day! They were standing outside scalping their tickets like crazy, and people were paying three grand apiece for the best seats.

If you think that's something though, those who bought tickets for the final gold medal men's hockey game are anticipating scalping prices of $10,000 per ticket if the final game is between Canada and the USA! Who says the Olympics are only for the affluent? :?
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