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02-22-2014, 08:11 PM
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You know, a lot of these "doping" incidents seem to indicate some mindlessness from athletes. At least, that's what I want to believe. A lot of it seems to come from cold/flu medicine or certain foods.

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You know, a lot of these "doping" incidents seem to indicate some mindlessness from athletes. At least, that's what I want to believe. A lot of it seems to come from cold/flu medicine or certain foods.
Or being in a room where others are smoking pot like Ross Rebagliati.

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Canadian snowboarder Sarah Burke a pioneer in free style skiing died in a training accident in 2012 preparing for Sochi.



A number of her fellow athletes were intending to wear helmet stickers in remembrance but Olympic athletes in Sochi have been banned from wearing helmet stickers remembering her.

So her coach came up with another idea.
Trennon Paynter called it a “stealth mission.”

After training had begun for the Olympic women’s halfpipe, but before the competition, the Canadian freestyle ski coach waited for quiet moment, hiked a little ways down the course, and removed a cylindrical container from its tooled leather case.

In it were the ashes of Sarah Burke, the Canadian pioneer who led the effort to get the women’s X-Games sport into the Olympics but who died in a January 2012 training accident before she could see her dream realized.

Paynter spread some of her ashes on the halfpipe course, unbeknownst to Olympic officials, and so — in essence — the entire competition was skied over the remains of the woman whose memory the International Olympic Committee had refused to honour in any official way.

They’ve honoured her now, like it or not.

“Well, honestly I’ve known for almost a couple of years now that these Games, for us especially as a team, were really going to revolve around Sarah’s memory,” said Paynter.

“Myself and Rory (Bushfield), Sarah’s husband and one of my closest friends, we discussed it a long time ago that we wanted to bring Sarah here and decided we would bring some of her ashes here and spread them around the event, and try to get some in the pipe, if we could pull it off.”

The actual operation, he said, was where the stealth was involved.

“It was, for one, a very sort of private personal moment so we didn’t want to make any noise about it in advance. It’s probably not entirely following all the rules, but it was something we were going to make happen, regardless,” said Paynter. “And I know that we’re certainly not alone (as Canadians) in feeling that the debut of ski halfpipe at the Olympics was so much about Sarah. Every other competitor from every other nation in halfpipe skiing feels the same.”
http://www.canada.com/olympics/news/...sochi-halfpipe

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02-22-2014, 10:21 PM
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That would be quite something if all three medalists for mens ski cross were disqualified.

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the decision of the appeal will be out by 5 am EST

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02-22-2014, 11:06 PM
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Does anyone know why the ski cross results are being disputed? The news is only reporting the French skiers' pants were altered to be more aerodynamic. Is that a rule violation?

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Or being in a room where others are smoking pot like Ross Rebagliati.
Maybe he didn't inhale like Bill Clinton?

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Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse are named flag bearers for closing ceremony.

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02-23-2014, 01:01 AM
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Maybe he didn't inhale like Bill Clinton?
His defence was that he did inhale (second hand smoke)... hence the THC in his bloodstream.

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His defence was that he did inhale (second hand smoke)... hence the THC in his bloodstream.
It's not like pot is a performance enhancing drug anyway....unless theres a huge pizza at the end of the run...

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02-23-2014, 02:57 AM
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Russia just swept 50km mass start. :l

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02-23-2014, 04:20 AM
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With the lead in 4-men bobsled too...
Russia probably won the Olympics...
While Canada finished third.
It was a pretty good Olympics...
And honestly...
I tuned in more for Sochi than Vancouver.

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02-23-2014, 04:24 AM
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Canada had a great Olympics on home soil, as did Russia this year. Nice to see.

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02-23-2014, 04:31 AM
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interesting how almost all the traditional power countries finished below projections (ie norway, usa, germany) and the canadian overall performance, while having the best olympics ever aside from vancouver, is seen as a bit of a disappointment

pretty easy explanation for the above...russia has been so much stronger than expected with the home field advantage (both legit and questionable) and having the netherlands take all the long track medals have definitely had an effect

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interesting how almost all the traditional power countries finished below projections (ie norway, usa, germany) and the canadian overall performance, while having the best olympics ever aside from vancouver, is seen as a bit of a disappointment

pretty easy explanation for the above...russia has been so much stronger than expected with the home field advantage (both legit and questionable) and having the netherlands take all the long track medals have definitely had an effect
Those damn Dutch!

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interesting how almost all the traditional power countries finished below projections (ie norway, usa, germany) and the canadian overall performance, while having the best olympics ever aside from vancouver, is seen as a bit of a disappointment

pretty easy explanation for the above...russia has been so much stronger than expected with the home field advantage (both legit and questionable) and having the netherlands take all the long track medals have definitely had an effect
Yeah...
The Dutch really messed up the medal count for a lot of countries.
Nobody thought the team would be this dominate.

23 medals in one discipline is almost unheard of.


Sweden also took away Norway's many projected medals too.
The perceived failure received so much anger...
That many in Norway demanded a inquiry...
Mainly on the wax...
Which the government claimed to have spent a million dollars on.

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I'm guessing the French sweep in the men's ski cross wasn't overturned?

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Hard to believe the Olympics are over. Going to be weird coming home after work and not turning on CBC/TSN to watch what happened during the day of the games.

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I'm guessing the French sweep in the men's ski cross wasn't overturned?
It was flat out dismissed.
The court did not seem to even look at the case.

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With the lead in 4-men bobsled too...
Russia probably won the Olympics...
While Canada finished third.
It was a pretty good Olympics...
And honestly...
I tuned in more for Sochi than Vancouver.
I tuned in more for Sochi than Vancouver because I was always out with my friends partying at the different venues. What a magical two weeks it was with the two weeks off at UBC.

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It was flat out dismissed.
The court did not seem to even look at the case.
Become a lawyer... you will get used to it.

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there still the winter paralympics game! but I don't think there is any broadcast live in canada

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