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02-13-2014, 10:16 AM
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A lot of disappointment from Team Canada today.

If Patrick Chan can stay on his feet he has a great shot at Gold, however.
Fingers crossed for him. I'm not an expert on Figure Skating at all, but isn't a fairly Big Deal that Plyuschenko has pulled out of the competition?

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02-13-2014, 11:02 AM
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Take it you haven't watched short track before. Its not the ice. Its the speed and G force going around a tight track like that. To that degree its kind of an odd sport. The Achilles heel is losing an edge which is fatal to your chances. One misstep and you're flying off into the corner sometimes taking other skaters with you. Nothing too irregular going on and at times half the field wipes out.

While I respect those that do this for their passion I find short track is so unforgivable as a discipline that it must be chock full of heartbreak.
Haha - bad conclusion to jump to.

Besides the obvious, it being short track and lots of people are bound to fall, the ice conditions aren't great. It's +16/+18 degrees in Sochi - the halfpipe falls weren't all due to the slippery slope.

Just sayin'.

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Looks like our Luge Relay team came up a little short in their final run, tough day, but what can you do.

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02-13-2014, 11:08 AM
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Fingers crossed for him. I'm not an expert on Figure Skating at all, but isn't a fairly Big Deal that Plyuschenko has pulled out of the competition?
He likely wouldn't have been a sure thing to medal as he came out of retirement, so to speak, just to compete in these Olympics but he could have been a threat for sure. It has to be disheartening for the Russians though considering how good he looked in the team event a few days ago.

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02-13-2014, 11:11 AM
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Looks like our Luge Relay team came up a little short in their final run, tough day, but what can you do.
The Germans are beasts. Russians put down a hell of a run too. I thought after Gough went, we were in pretty good shape but Edney and the doubles lost a ton of time to the Latvians surprisingly. Would have been a nice somewhat unexpected medal.





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Great skate by Patrick Chan! ... huge performance after Hanyu laid down a WR I believe. Only 4 points back entering the free which is nothing.


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02-13-2014, 01:25 PM
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****!

Track worker gets stuck on the bobsled track, gets hit by a sled, gets launched 40 feet and hits the roof of the place.

Two broken legs and a suspected concussion.

Yikes!

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02-13-2014, 01:29 PM
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****!

Track worker gets stuck on the bobsled track, gets hit by a sled, gets launched 40 feet and hits the roof of the place.

Two broken legs and a suspected concussion.

Yikes!
wat.

Link or info?

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02-13-2014, 01:30 PM
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****!

Track worker gets stuck on the bobsled track, gets hit by a sled, gets launched 40 feet and hits the roof of the place.

Two broken legs and a suspected concussion.

Yikes!
Wow... is there a video or a link on this? That's insane.

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02-13-2014, 01:31 PM
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wat.

Link or info?
They had a little blurb about it after the hockey game.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sochi/olympic-...ured-1.1684184

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Just read up on it... that's brutal. Poor guy... two broken legs.

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Ouch, that's horrible! I was just wondering the other day watching one of the ski events and seeing workers on the side not far away from the main action if collisions might happen by accident.

But it sounds like it could have been even worse. Broken legs will heal and a concussion ... well I guess it's just as good that he probably won't be able to remember what happened. Getting launched 40 feet in the air, it could've been worse.

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Considering the force with which he got hit, I guess he should consider himself lucky that he didn't lose any limbs.

Hope he recovers alright.

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Work. Every damn day at 10am. Every day. Every. Single. Day.

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****!

Track worker gets stuck on the bobsled track, gets hit by a sled, gets launched 40 feet and hits the roof of the place.

Two broken legs and a suspected concussion.

Yikes!
Holy smokes! Hope they're doing well.

Not the best day for TC, but despite all these disappointing 4th place finishes in luge, it's clear our program in that discipline has taken a quantum leap forward.

Tough luck for St-Gelais and Hollingsworth. Was Mellisa expected to medal?

Chan is in good position after the short program, sitting in second position. Fingers crossed for the long program.

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02-13-2014, 07:11 PM
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Holy smokes! Hope they're doing well.

Not the best day for TC, but despite all these disappointing 4th place finishes in luge, it's clear our program in that discipline has taken a quantum leap forward.

Tough luck for St-Gelais and Hollingsworth. Was Mellisa expected to medal?

Chan is in good position after the short program, sitting in second position. Fingers crossed for the long program.
Realistically, no. But her two runs were absolutely horrid.

But we were in Team Relay in short track. As close to a guaranteed Gold as it got especially with Korea failing to advance... that hurts.

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02-14-2014, 02:49 AM
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Canada certainly needs to medal today
We should have a good chance in figure skating I think
We also have a couple guys and a couple girls in men's and women's skeleton I don't know how competitive they are though

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I don't think we're very strong at skeleton. Montgomery was kind of a fluke.


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Where are the damn medals what's going on out there

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Patrick Chan is a very good spot to hit the podium.

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02-14-2014, 12:26 PM
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Hanyu and Chan coming up in a few minutes to battle for Gold for those interested. If Chan can nail his free, it's a no doubter regardless of what Hanyu does.

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The allegation by luge Canada that the Russian turned off the refrigeration units after Russia had finished their relay is very believable.

But the fact that they're complaining about it and then not launching a formal complaint with the IOC seems silly and they sound like whiners.

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Hanyu with a couple big mistakes; unless Chan completely chokes... Gold is a near certainty now.

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Hanyu has fallen twice, if Chan skates relatively clean, he should have gold

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Hanyu and Chan coming up in a few minutes to battle for Gold for those interested. If Chan can nail his free, it's a no doubter regardless of what Hanyu does.
Except this here is Olympic judging. I thought the judges gave Hanyu too high a score in the previous skate.

Chan did nail his earlier program and oddly was still second. Which again means its Olympic judging.


What other nation could have a 3time in a row World Champion skate a perfect skate and NOT get the highest score? If Chan was Russian his first skate score would've gone through the roof. Even if he fell..


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not a good skate from Chan.


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Except this here is Olympic judging. I thought the judges gave Hanyu too high a score in the previous skate.

Chan did nail his earlier program and oddly was still second. Which again means its Olympic judging.


What other nation could have a 3time in a row World Champion skate a perfect skate and NOT get the highest score? If Chan was Russian his first skate score would've gone through the roof. Even if he fell..


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not a good skate from Chan.
The Japanese skater was amazing and flawless in his first program. Chan fell. That's why he was second, seems pretty obvious. You're basically saying Chan should be judged on past success.

And Chan was not good today I don't think. Doesn't look like he's going to get gold.

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