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Old Feb 9th 2014, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Curling.

I just can't get excited about sliding flat things down ice and sweeping really fast.

Next thing you know this will be an Olympic sport too. In fact, it might be quite fun.

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That's a good one for a US forum. All the Americans I know call boules, bocce.
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That's a good one for a US forum. All the Americans I know call boules, bocce.
I think that must be the attraction to the Italian thing - you know, like ordering coffee in Starbucks.
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bodie miller is a sad whining loser!
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I have been mainly watching the BBC Coverage.

Is it me, there seems hardly any spectators outside of the participants?
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God, the NBC coverage is predictably crap!
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Is it crazy floral red and white trousers?
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I'm enjoying the NBC coverage, it's very good. Considering that Sochi is 9 hours ahead of the US east coast, and 12 hours ahead of California, I don't think it would be expected that we would watch it live (unless you are an insomniac). My brother has said that the BBC coverage could be better, not that exciting.
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Is it crazy floral red and white trousers?
Sort of stuff that wants you to tear your eyes out.

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I'm a figure skater (well, still learning...into my 4th year), so I'm super excited this year to have LIVE coverage available in the USA. Last year it was just the highlights on NBC's nightly program, where they show a bit of this and that mixed all together. Hated that. This year NBCSN is showing live coverage of skating! I knew I recently bought my new 55" TV for a good reason! LOL

I watched the skating Team competition all weekend. I love the 15-year old Russian gal, Julia something. Also love USA's Jason Brown, and of course USA's Davis and White ice dance couple.

Live coverage for skating starts at 8:00 am, which interferes with work (GRRRR), but I asked my boss if I can have a few mornings off to watch. He's really nice and said it was OK. Wheeee! I plan to take this Thurs and Fri morning off to watch the Men's short and free competitions.

By the way, my own skating coach's son is a technical advisor for the Olympic pairs skating events! My coach is in Sochi right now for the week. Lucky her!

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I'm not really into snowboarding (I prefer skiing), but I got caught up in watching the women's snowboarding event last night. Pretty amazing stuff!

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Watched the team figure skating, and women's snowboarding last night, that was a nasty fall that poor girl took, it nearly split her helmet in two.

Why was the Canadian skater wearing a thong though? It was very disturbing when she stuck her leg up in the air and twizzled. Bet the poor girl is mortified when she watches it back.
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Watched the team figure skating, and women's snowboarding last night, that was a nasty fall that poor girl took, it nearly split her helmet in two.

Why was the Canadian skater wearing a thong though? It was very disturbing when she stuck her leg up in the air and twizzled. Bet the poor girl is mortified when she watches it back.
I'm pretty sure she knew her junk was out on display.
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I'm pretty sure she knew her junk was out on display.
It didn't help with her scoring, maybe there weren't enough male judges.

First time I've seen my hubby pay any attention to figure skating
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