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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2010, 03:59:54 pm »
Hey, Chuck.  I actually saw the Protopopovs perform at Harvard several years ago.  They were so graceful.  Boy, have the times changed!  At the same performance, I met Dr. Tenley Albright, the 1956 Olympic champion, and now a surgeon.  She was very gracious. 


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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2010, 04:03:00 pm »
Since I cancelled my cable about a year ago, I haven't missed TV much at all.  Except right now, though!  I miss the figure skating part of the Olympics. 

Unfortunately, the NBC website really sucks.  No live streaming, everything's a day late. I find it very difficult to maneuver, and when I find something, each little video is preceded by a 30 second commercial.  Ugh. 

I think I'll visit friends with TVs for the next week or so. 

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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2010, 04:17:30 pm »
I don't have cable either - gave it up over 3 years ago.

Live feed from CTV is very pro-canadian, but the I've been watching it without interference since the way-overloaded opening ceremonies. http://www.ctvolympics.ca/video/CTV/index.html

They also have comment-less videos of, among other things, the opening ceremony. I was able to (finally) watch it in it's entirety through the 3 hours + video available at the same link.

edit: I didn't find a video for the pairs finals (it may simply not be up yet), but they had one up for the pairs short program.
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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2010, 04:20:20 pm »
Merci, Roland.  I'll gladly check out CTV.

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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2010, 04:24:54 pm »
live feed right now, through the same link (TSN) ... the men's U.S.A. hockey against Switzerland. After 15 minutes of play, the score is still 0 to 0

Edit: Just before the end of the first period, The U.S.A. scored.
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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2010, 11:59:25 pm »
Men are skating the short program tonight...where is Anka (sp? I forgot her full name)?

Johnny Weir looks really really fey, but that's Johnny Weir.

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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2010, 05:04:01 am »
medal standing, after 21 events; early day 6  
          
                          gold  silver  bronze  total
1  Germany             3      4       2         9
2  United States       2      2       4         8
3  France                2      1       4         7
4  Canada               2      2       1         5
5  South Korea        3      1       0         4
5  Switzerland         3      0       1         4
7  China                  1      1       1         3
7  Norway               0      2       1         3
7  Austria                0      2       1         3
7  Italy                    0      1       2         3
11 Sweden              2      0       0         2
11 Slovakia              1      1      0          2
11 Czech Republic     1     0      1          2
11 Japan                  0      1      1         2
15 Netherlands         1      0      0         1
15 Estonia                0      1      0         1
15 Australia              0      1      0         1
15 Poland                 0      1      0         1
15 Russia                 0      0      1         1
15 Croatia                0      0      1         1
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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2010, 08:04:26 pm »
Hey, Chuck.  I actually saw the Protopopovs perform at Harvard several years ago.  They were so graceful.  Boy, have the times changed!  At the same performance, I met Dr. Tenley Albright, the 1956 Olympic champion, and now a surgeon.  She was very gracious. 

You know, it always just boggles me, but I suppose it shouldn't  After having dedicated their lives and pushing themselves through incredible workout routines, grueling schedules and long hours to a sport, why I am surprised that many become doctors?  Getting an MD requires the same sort of monomania and dedication.

Just heard a night or so ago that the famed speed skater Eric Heiden became a doctor.  Silver medalist ice skater Debbie Thomas also became a doctor.

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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2010, 08:56:02 pm »
Men are skating the short program tonight...where is Anka (sp? I forgot her full name)?

Anya Angie was last here in November, but she may be visiting as a guest...you never know. Anya, dear, come out and comment!!

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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2010, 09:53:46 pm »
Johnny Weir looks really really fey, but that's Johnny Weir.

Yup, Johnny Weir is really, really fey.  8)
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