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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2010, 10:45:07 pm »
(BTW I disagree with calling either golfing or bowling or fishing a sport.)

If that's the case, no one is ever going to convince you that curling is a sport.
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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2010, 11:27:27 pm »
If that's the case, no one is ever going to convince you that curling is a sport.

Yep, probably.  And I picked this POV up from a friend of mine who always sniffs at the very idea

"They got the nerve to call [golf/fishing/bowling] a sport."

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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2010, 07:09:55 am »
medal standing, early day 12              (bold indicates new victories in previous 24 hours)
         
                            gold  silver  bronze  total
United States    7      8      10        25
Germany            7      9       5         21
Norway              6      3       5         14
Russia                2      3       6         11
Canada               5      4      1         10
6  South Korea          4      4       1          9
Austria               3      3       3          9
8  France                  2      2       4          8
9  Switzerland           5      0       2          7
10 Sweden              3      2       2         7
11 China                   3      1       1          5
11 Netherlands          3      1       1          5
13 Poland                 0       3       1         4
13 Italy                     0      1       3          4
15 Slovakia                1      1       1         3
15 Czech Republic      1      0       2         3
15 Japan                   0      1       2         3
18 Australia               1      1       0         2
18 Latvia                   0      2       0         2
18 Slovenia                0      1      1         2
18 Croatia                  0      1      1         2
18 Belarus                 0      1       1         2
23 Great Britain          1      0      0          1
23 Estonia                  0      1      0         1
23 Finland                  0      1      0         1
23 Kazakhstan            0      1      0         1
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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2010, 02:28:08 pm »
Great Britain only has ONE medal? What's up with that? :o :o

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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2010, 07:10:22 pm »
Sheesh!  ::)


Olympian Evgeni Plushenko awards himself 'Platinum' medal?

By Andrea Reiher

February 22, 2010 1:43 PM

There's an interesting opening screen at men's figure skater Evgeni Plushenko's official website.

Apparently, Evgeni Plushenko has awarded himself a Platinum medal.

If you'll recall, Evgeni took the silver medal in men's figure skating on Thursday, Feb. 18. He finished behind Evan Lysacek of the United States and there was a bit of a controversy about who should've won the gold medal.

Plushenko does a quadruple jump. Lysacek does not. However, Lysacek skated a flawless program full of triple jumps, while Plushenko had bobbles here and there throughout his program. Plushenko also front-loads his program, which means he does his most difficult elements at the beginning. Lysacek does some of his more difficult jumps at the end of his program. Under the new scoring system, a skater is awarded more points for doing more difficult elements near the end.

Regardless of who "should have" won, it's still pretty hilarious that either Plushenko or someone in charge of his website decided to forego the Olympic judges and award Plushenko a Platinum medal.

http://blog.zap2it.com/thedishrag/2010/02/olympian-evgeni-plushenko-awards-himself-platinum-medal.html
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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2010, 07:29:08 pm »
I think a medal made of lead would be more appropriate.

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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2010, 07:50:40 pm »
I think a medal made of lead would be more appropriate.

Indeed. What a sorehead.
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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #57 on: February 23, 2010, 08:16:37 pm »
Someone should take that "platinum" medal, turn it into a rod, and ram it up his ass.


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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2010, 05:41:08 am »
medal standing, early day 13              (bold indicates new victories in previous 24 hours)
         
                            gold  silver  bronze  total
United States    7      9      10        26
Germany            7      9       7         23
Norway              6      5       6         17
Russia                3      4       6         13
Canada               6      4      1         11
South Korea       5      4       1        10
Austria               4      3       3        10
France                2      3       5        10
Switzerland        6      0       2          8
10 Sweden               3      2       2          7
11 Netherlands       3      1       2         6
12 China                   3      1       1         5
13 Poland                 0       3       1         4
13 Italy                     0       1       3         4
15 Slovakia               1       1       1         3
15 Czech Republic     1       0       2         3
15 Japan                  0       1       2         3
18 Australia              1       1       0         2
18 Latvia                  0       2       0         2
18 Slovenia               0      1       1         2
18 Croatia                 0      1       1         2
18 Belarus                 0      1       1         2
23 Great Britain         1       0      0          1
23 Estonia                 0       1      0          1
23 Finland                  0      1      0          1
23 Kazakhstan            0      1      0          1
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Re: Vancouver Winter Olympics - News and Views
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2010, 05:54:09 am »
medal standing, early day 14              (bold indicates new victories in previous 24 hours)
          
                            gold  silver  bronze  total
1  United States     7      9     12        28
2  Germany             7    10       7        24
3  Norway               6      6       6        18
4  Canada               7      6       2        15
5  Russia                  3      4       6         13
6  South Korea          5      4       1         10
6  Austria                  4      3       3         10
6  France                  2      3       5         10
9  Switzerland           6      0       2          8
9  China                   4      2       2         8
Sweden               4      2       2         8
12 Netherlands          3       1       2         6
13 Czech Republic   2       0      3         5
14 Poland                  0       3       1         4
14 Italy                     0       1       3         4
16 Australia            2       1       0         3
16 Slovakia               1       1       1          3
16 Japan                   0       1       2         3
19 Latvia                   0       2       0         2
19 Slovenia               0       1       1         2
19 Croatia                 0       1       1         2
19 Belarus                 0       1       1         2
23 Great Britain          1       0      0          1
23 Estonia                 0       1       0          1
23 Finland                 0       1       0          1
23 Kazakhstan           0       1       0          1
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