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Winter Olympics 2018

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by JammieR, 7 Feb 2018.

  1. JammieR

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    Which game is your favorite? I love ice skating.
    Here is a detailed blog defining every detail about the winter Olympics 2018. In this guide you can find you favorite game and its timings. How to watch winter Olympic online free and with subscription..
    Schedule, opening and closing ceremony..
     
  2. jpaul

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    Seems a bit miserable that there is no 4Khdr delivery in the UK (as there wasn't for preceeding olympics), just in the the USA with NBC/directv, are there any VPN solutions ?
    whathifi have usual clickbait article internally saying BBC has not decided .. but they would have said by now.

    Only seems to be Mike Pence attending the opening so will not have Trump/Malenia bumping into Kim Yo Jong
     
  3. Guerrilla

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    Love the olympics, can quite happily sir and watch almost all the events and enjoy them... Particularly enjoy the luge, skeleton and bobsleigh but my favourite is the curling.
     
  4. jpaul

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    out of interest
    maybe it is not a reliable web site - anyone got a good one ? ... first law of fight club ...

    ok you do not want too much snow, but skiing on artificial snow is different (maybe there are better machines)
     
  5. robfosters

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    Jamaica have their first ever women’s bobsled team. All together now “Jamaica, we have a women’s bobsled team”
     
  6. D.P.

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    It doesn't make a difference because for ski racing the snow is injected with water and often other chemicals to make it into a completely icy, frozen, hard as concrete and pretty much horrific surface for most skiers.
     
  7. jpaul

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    Thanks had not realised howmuch it is compacted

    https://mobile.steinbach-alpin.com/.../Downloads/steinbach_presseinformation_en.pdf
    gender based prep interesting ...

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    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/slick-science-making-olympic-snow-and-ice-180968014/
     
  8. Spacedeck

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    If anyone doesn't have any means to watch other than BBC, you can currently get a month of Eurosport player (online) for 99p using code UK99. They seem to be doing much more coverage also.

    https://gb.eurosportplayer.com/subscribe
     
  9. Participant

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  10. robfosters

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    The woman in the background made that. Sounded like she was having an orgasm. “Yes, yes, harder, harder, go”
     
  11. jpaul

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    On BBC If you saw Graham Bell (ex medalist) sking the downhill course with a camera in one hand (gyro gimble), to present the course, that was impressive,
    made me think they should have cameras on some of the competitors too (like F1)
     
  12. ChroniC

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    What's wiwi the Olympic athletes from Russia I thought they lost that appeal. No point banning people associated with doping if u let them back in under a different name.
     
  13. Amp34

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  14. Amp34

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    They’re a specific group that are considered clean that can win medals for themselves, but not Russia. Most of the Russian Olympic team aren’t in that team.
     
  15. semi-pro waster

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    The OAR team is the third largest at the Winter Olympics and it's a bit of a tricky situation because while the aim is clearly not to punish clean athletes the decision was made that Russia was guilty of state sponsored doping and should be banned from competition. It does seem a trifle pointless to ban the nation if they can still send the third biggest delegation albeit under a "neutral" banner. Then you've got the question of what to do if/when they win medals and at least one of them has made the point that "I dedicate this medal to all guys that have been excluded from these Games in such a hard and unfair way." - which on the face of it looks rather like a political statement in direct contravention of the guidelines under which they're allowed to take part. Interestingly the athlete in question also tested positive for meldonium before being exonerated due to his test levels being below the accepted level - perhaps he was left with a background level if he took it prior to the ban?

    I'm watching bits and pieces of the Winter Olympics but struggling to get into it a little.
     
  16. ChroniC

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    Fully agree with that.. Its Russia that needs to be punished by blanket banning its athletes. Not allowing potential cheats to compete without Russia benefiting from the acolades. Its stupid.
     
  17. Guerrilla

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    Yea it's neither here nor there... Most (if not all) of those athletes will still be benefitting from the Russian federations so hasn't really stopped their athletes competing. I'm sure many of those athletes are clean but I wouldn't be surprised if some have been part of the systematic doping even if they aren't now.
     
  18. jpaul

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    saw some of the womens slopestyle, after hearing interview with Aimee Fuller (UK), with the wind, looked extremely dangerous - why did they not cancel, or the competitors bouycott it ? - they did not seem to present data like for moguls where they showed gust strengths at different points of course,
    they could have allowed abort/re-runs if the gusts were out of spec.

    I guess they have some spine protection, but even so.
     
  19. Hotwired

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    That's amusing because when I browse past americans talking about the 2018 winter olympics it's all about how they are getting screwed with the poor coverage of the sports and sharing how to VPN the BBC coverage.
     
  20. Amp34

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    I don’t think anyone really cares if they benefitted financially from Russia, or used their coaches. The issue is the drugs. As long as there’s clear evidence they didn’t take drugs then there’s no reason they shouldn’t be able to compete.

    It’s about not penalizing those athletes that were playing by the rules, while still being hard on any that may not have.