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02-15-2014, 02:29 AM
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US figure skater Jeremy Abbott who took a hard fall during the men's short program on responded after the long program to the US media who called him a choker.

Cam Cole's take on his statement?

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Happened to be in the mixed zone at figskate yestday when Jeremy Abbott went off on U.S. media. Wow. Eloquent. Rated F.
Asked what he had to say to those who say he chokes, he first exhaled loudly, put his head back and said, "Ahhhh … I would just love…"

He turned to Barb Reichert of U.S. Figure Skating public relations.

"Sorry Barb, you're going to kill me," he said.

"No," she said. "I'm not. Bring it. Bring it."

Abbott brought it.

"I would just hold my middle finger in the air and say a big 'F you' to everyone who has ever said that to me because they have never stood in my shoes," he said, the kind of direct language not commonly found in the skating hall.

"They've never had to do what I had to do. Nobody has to stand center ice before a million people and put an entire career on the line for eight minutes of their life when they've been doing it for 20-some years. And if you don't think that that's not hard, you're a damn idiot.

"So some people can handle it better than others, but everyone has that mental struggle, everyone goes through the same doubts. I am not alone. They just come at different times and different moments. Some people have their moment at the Olympics, and some have theirs at the national championships.

"I'm proud to be standing here. I'm a four-time national champion and a two-time Olympian, and no one can take that away from me. So whatever people have to say about me, that's their own problem because I'm freaking proud of what I've done and I'm not going to apologize for any of it."
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02-15-2014, 04:16 AM
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Wow...
Elise Christie got disqualified again.


That is 2 in 2 days...
And this one is in qualification.


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02-15-2014, 04:25 AM
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Good to see a Seahawks American flag in the crowd.

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02-15-2014, 05:00 AM
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Wow, all the Canadian hopefuls out in 1000m. I missed the Hamelin crash but, dang, Celski is out too. Roy got greedy too, apparently?

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02-15-2014, 05:09 AM
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Wow, all the Canadian hopefuls out in 1000m. I missed the Hamelin crash but, dang, Celski is out too. Roy got greedy too, apparently?
Celski tripped on a puck.

Later on...
Jean made a bad pass attempt...
And lost all his speed.
That allowed Semen Elistratov to pass.

Ahh...
Russian names.


Hamlin fell on his own...
And took out Eduardo Alvarez.
It was so early...
That Alvarez did not get an advancement.
That was the most unfortunate...
And no Americans made through either.

The Short Track is quickly turning into a nightmare for Canadians...
Along with the Koreans.

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02-15-2014, 05:11 AM
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2018...
Get ready for Korean domination in short track.

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02-15-2014, 05:12 AM
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Can you believe Arianna Fontana is only 23?
She is going to have a good career.

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02-15-2014, 05:33 AM
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Good call by the refs.
Replay technology for all sports.

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02-15-2014, 05:43 AM
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Sjinkie Knegt kept his temper this time.
That is good.


Last time when he competed again Victor Ahn...
He gave Ahn the double bird salute.

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02-15-2014, 05:45 AM
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Did everyone went to bed...
Because the Canadians are out?

That is understandable.

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02-15-2014, 05:54 AM
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Ahn is a great skater.
You have to respect everything he has done so far.
Wow.

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02-15-2014, 06:24 AM
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1 fall...
And 3 skaters are out.
The race suddenly became so much more open.

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02-15-2014, 06:25 AM
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2 skaters in the B final.

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02-15-2014, 06:34 AM
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Well done Ahn...
Well done.

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02-15-2014, 06:51 AM
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Fluke curling win.
I can't stop laughing.
From a double take out to a steal.
That victory was basically gifted to the Canadians.

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02-15-2014, 10:01 AM
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1:45.006 vs 1:45.009, difference between gold and silver in long track 1500m.

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02-15-2014, 11:17 AM
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I love team Russia's curlers (female).

Use google.

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02-15-2014, 11:57 AM
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I love team Russia's curlers (female).

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Men with Brooms???




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Norway, with 13 medals (4 gold), is getting hammered by critics at home for not producing.
Norway may have won one more Olympic medal than Canada so far in Sochi — and the same number of gold medals as Canada — but the tiny Scandinavian nation (population five million) is in a tizzy over what the entire country regards as a national humiliation at these Winter Games.
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The expectation of the sports-mad Norwegian public was that its team, which has won more Winter Olympic medals than any other country, would prove it was the best in the world in Sochi by winning about 16 gold medals. With the Games now half over, it has only won four.
And the culprits being fingered?
Norway is doing worse in almost every sport compared with how it did in Canada four years ago. While its alpine racers and men’s curling team have been weaker than expected, most of the hysteria has been directed at its cross-country and biathlon athletes, who are revered at home as Canada’s hockey players are. They have been blamed for not racing well enough.

Anger is being directed at its team of ski waxers. They are considered to be the most knowledgeable in the world, but have been unable to figure out how to prepare for the warm snow conditions that have existed here since these Olympics began.

The outrage has reached such heights that Norway’s lead waxer, Knut Nystad, told one journalist: “Take us out behind the shed and shoot us” and told another newspaper that “my wife has (jokingly) told me that the best I can hope for now is that they fire me.”
http://www.canada.com/olympics/colum...s-is-a-failure

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02-15-2014, 03:35 PM
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Use google.

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02-15-2014, 04:43 PM
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I love team Russia's curlers (female).

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I know eh?
Wow.

The Russians makes it really hard for guys to skip women's curling.

It is not just them.
There is Eve Muirhead of Britain...
And the German team has one or two lookers too.

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Norway, with 13 medals (4 gold), is getting hammered by critics at home for not producing.
Norway may have won one more Olympic medal than Canada so far in Sochi — and the same number of gold medals as Canada — but the tiny Scandinavian nation (population five million) is in a tizzy over what the entire country regards as a national humiliation at these Winter Games.
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The expectation of the sports-mad Norwegian public was that its team, which has won more Winter Olympic medals than any other country, would prove it was the best in the world in Sochi by winning about 16 gold medals. With the Games now half over, it has only won four.
And the culprits being fingered?
Norway is doing worse in almost every sport compared with how it did in Canada four years ago. While its alpine racers and men’s curling team have been weaker than expected, most of the hysteria has been directed at its cross-country and biathlon athletes, who are revered at home as Canada’s hockey players are. They have been blamed for not racing well enough.

Anger is being directed at its team of ski waxers. They are considered to be the most knowledgeable in the world, but have been unable to figure out how to prepare for the warm snow conditions that have existed here since these Olympics began.

The outrage has reached such heights that Norway’s lead waxer, Knut Nystad, told one journalist: “Take us out behind the shed and shoot us” and told another newspaper that “my wife has (jokingly) told me that the best I can hope for now is that they fire me.”
http://www.canada.com/olympics/colum...s-is-a-failure
Huh...
I have never seen an angry Norwegian.
I guess that Viking blood just lies dormant.

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02-15-2014, 11:05 PM
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looking forward to the men's super-g tomorrow. Cheering for Eric Guay to bring home a medal

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02-15-2014, 11:13 PM
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Absolutely beautiful.

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02-16-2014, 01:04 AM
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looking forward to the men's super-g tomorrow. Cheering for Eric Guay to bring home a medal
he did not finish the course

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