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02-12-2014, 11:12 PM
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Business Insider ran a story on gold medallist Justine Dufour-Lapointe with this headline - Ridiculously Photogenic Gold Medalist Cries During Her National Anthem
http://www.businessinsider.com/justi...e-photo-2014-2
At age 19, Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe won the gold medal in women's moguls at the Olympics on Saturday.

The win was particularly special because her sister Chloe won the silver, and her other sister Maxime finished 12th.

At the medal ceremony in the Olympic Park, she broke down crying during the Canadian national anthem.

A perfectly timed screencap from r/olympics sums up the emotion of the moment.

She couldn't have taken a better photo if she tried. The hair, the single tear ... amazing:


On the podium with her sister Choe the silver medallist:


At the flower ceremony:

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Did anyone just see the Koreans and Americans wipe out in 5000m Short Track Relay!? Wow! Kazakhstan advances to the finals with the Dutch.

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And the Canadians wipe out too.
Wow...

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Man, that was frustrating. I thought that was a medal for sure if we had made it past the semis. Ahn totally beasted it at the end, though.

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02-13-2014, 05:53 AM
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Classic Ahn.
He still got it.
The Koreans' loss...
The Russians' gain.

Not the most popular guy though.
He received the double bird salute not too long ago.

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Somehow it feels worse that the Americans made it to the finals too.

EDIT: What the hell, every short track event I've watched today somebody has crashed.


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02-13-2014, 10:02 AM
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Evgeni Plushenko had to withdraw from the men's figure skating competition. An absolute shocker!

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02-13-2014, 10:11 AM
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Somehow it feels worse that the Americans made it to the finals too.

EDIT: What the hell, every short track event I've watched today somebody has crashed.
Welcome to Nascar on Ice.

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Evgeni Plushenko had to withdraw from the men's figure skating competition. An absolute shocker!
I'm surprised the Filipino kid wasn't terrible. Maybe I should invoke my birthright, get dual citizenship, and represent with him.

#HockeyPhilippines2018

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Somehow it feels worse that the Americans made it to the finals too.

EDIT: What the hell, every short track event I've watched today somebody has crashed.
Short track is roller derby on ice.
It is probably the most unpredictable sport.
Nobody really knows the results...
Until the very end.
Honestly...
I love the utter chaos of it.

The U.S. team was clearly pulled down by the Korean skater.
It is a good call to advance them.
That relay final is going to be chaotic.

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Evgeni Plushenko had to withdraw from the men's figure skating competition. An absolute shocker!
I would have love to see him skate one more time.
The guy still got it.
That is unfortunate.


On the other hand...
Now Chan's gold medal chance just got a lot better.
The final result is still unpredictable...
But I think he can pull through.


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02-13-2014, 12:00 PM
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There will be no medals today.
Luge relay finished 4th.

Nesbitt was predicted to medal...
But she was never in form the whole season...
And the long track had been full of surprises...
So I was not that shocked she did not medal.

It was unfortunate that she had to change her diet because of coeliac disease...
Which caused her results to falter.
She was suppose to be in her prime this Olympics.
I hope she got one more Olympics in her.

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02-13-2014, 02:04 PM
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Anyone have a place to see the highlight/recap video of the non-Canadian men's hockey games online?

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Wow, what a beautiful photograph.

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Evgeni Plushenko had to withdraw from the men's figure skating competition. An absolute shocker!
And then announces his retirement.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sochi/russia-s...sons-1.1684466

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02-13-2014, 02:09 PM
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Patrick Chan second after short......he and Hanyu will be fighting for gold.....

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Patrick Chan second after short......he and Hanyu will be fighting for gold.....
Really hope he can win it, but Hanyu is really stellar.

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Really hope he can win it, but Hanyu is really stellar.
It only a 4 point difference, and Hanyu is going before Chan for the FS so that might help

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02-13-2014, 02:18 PM
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And a firestorm on social media when a Quebec cabinet minister tweeted a photoshopped picture of Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe which replaced the red maple leaf mittens with blue fleur de lis mittens.

Presto... instant separatists courtesy of the PQ.

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A Quebec politician landed in hot water online Wednesday for retweeting a Photoshopped picture of the Dufour-Lapointe sisters in which their Canada mittens were replaced by blue and white mittens emblazoned with Quebec's Fleur-de-lis.

Pierre Duchesne, the Parti Québécois minister responsible for higher education, research, science and technology, retweeted the photo last night, adding "Superbe!! " to his tweet.

Superbe!! pic.twitter.com/iGEgXUJ4Sw

— Pierre Duchesne (@duchp) February 12, 2014
Chloé and Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who are from Montreal, won gold and silver medals in the same moguls competition at the Sochi Olympics.

They donned their Canada mittens as part of a joint campaign by the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Hudson's Bay Company.
http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/news/story/1.2535461

And the doctored photo:

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02-13-2014, 02:31 PM
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Quebec being Quebec lol.

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02-13-2014, 02:32 PM
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After disappointing times in speed skating events by US skaters it is claimed the culprit is the new bodysuits they are wearing.
After heavy gold-medal favorite Shani Davis finished nowhere near the podium on Wednesday, coaches for the U.S. speedskating team pored over data into the small hours of Thursday morning, questioning everything from race strategy to skate blades.

But after an equally disastrous outcome in Thursday's women's 1,000 meters, a suspect has emerged: the high-tech racing suits the team adopted for these Olympics.

According to three people familiar with the U.S. team, these suits—which were designed by apparel sponsor Under Armour and billed before the Games as a major advantage—have a design flaw that may be slowing the skaters down. These people said that vents on back of the suit, designed to allow heat to escape, are allowing air to enter the suit and create drag that keeps the skaters from staying in the "low" position they need to achieve maximum speed. One skater said team members felt they were fighting the suit to maintain correct form.

Several skaters, including 1,000 world-record holder Heather Richardson, sent their suits to an Under Armour seamstress Thursday to have the panel modified with an extra piece of rubber. Even after the alteration, Richardson finished seventh—more than a second slower than the winner. As of Thursday night, no American has finished better than seventh in any of the six events so far.
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02-13-2014, 02:39 PM
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Sad, sad news for the figure skating world

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My favourite random sporting event 'biathalon' is on.

Never taken the time to learn it, nor do I intend to. You ski places and shoot things, that's all I know.

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02-13-2014, 03:05 PM
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Sad, sad news for the figure skating world
I am not surprised though.
He has an array of injuries...
And surgeries...
Which caused him to only skate a couple of times post Vancouver...
And about 10 times in all since 2006.
He only came back...
Because the Olympics are in Russia...
And to compete at the biggest stage...
On home soil to boot...
Is truly an once-in-a-lifetime...
And irreplaceable...
Experience.

What shocked me was that...
He pulled out before his skate.
That back must really bother him...
Because he is a true competitor...
And he has so much vanity and pride.
For a lack of a better description...
He is a diva.


Honestly...
I think he is at peace with it.
He has accomplished everything in his career...
Won a gold medal already...
And he proves he can still win in the current era...
Despite a program best fitted in the previous era...
So there is nothing more for him to proof.

It is really unfortunate...
Because I would have loved to see him skate one more time.
There is something magical with his skates...
And he displays a flair...
That the current generation of skaters lack.
He makes figure skating so much more entertaining.

Watch his skates in the team competition again.
It is a fitting farewell for one of the greatest figure skaters of all times.


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