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02-22-2014, 11:55 AM
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The good thing is that we don't have a lot of 4th place finish (don't remember any except for the team pursuit this morning) this year. There was an Olympics few years ago where we keep finishing at 4th place.
that's our summer olympics specialty.

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02-22-2014, 12:03 PM
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Most of our athletes our coming back, I have to admit the olympic program is #1

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02-22-2014, 12:07 PM
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The good thing is that we don't have a lot of 4th place finish (don't remember any except for the team pursuit this morning) this year. There was an Olympics few years ago where we keep finishing at 4th place.
I don't know the totals but we had 3 fourth place finishes in Luge alone. Tristin Walker and Alex Gough had the misfortune of finishing 4th twice.

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02-22-2014, 12:10 PM
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The good thing is that we don't have a lot of 4th place finish (don't remember any except for the team pursuit this morning) this year. There was an Olympics few years ago where we keep finishing at 4th place.
Off the top of my head, we finished 4th in men's skicross. We also finished 4th in men's moguls, although we did get gold and silver. There are probably more, but I don't have time to look through the whole list of events.

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02-22-2014, 12:25 PM
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The good thing is that we don't have a lot of 4th place finish (don't remember any except for the team pursuit this morning) this year. There was an Olympics few years ago where we keep finishing at 4th place.
Eh I know what you mean, we have certainly improved on finishing just shy of the podium, but we still had our fair share of 4th (or 5th) places in Sochi. This is off the top of my head.

Le Guellec 5th in the 10K Sprint Biathlon
Alex Gough and Kimberly McRae 4th and 5th in luge
4th in luge Doubles
4th in luge Team Relay
Parrot 5th in slopestyle
Gagnon 4th in moguls
Leman 4th in ski cross

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02-22-2014, 12:29 PM
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Eh I know what you mean, we have certainly improved on finishing just shy of the podium, but we still had our fair share of 4th (or 5th) places in Sochi. This is off the top of my head.

Le Guellec 5th in the 10K Sprint Biathlon
Alex Gough and Kimberly McRae 4th and 5th in luge
4th in luge Doubles
4th in luge Team Relay
Parrot 5th in slopestyle
Gagnon 4th in moguls
Leman 4th in ski cross
Giroux, Makowsky, Morrison fourth in Men's Team pursuit speed skating.

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02-22-2014, 12:30 PM
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Holy crap what a crash.

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02-22-2014, 12:32 PM
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Oh my goodness...

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02-22-2014, 12:32 PM
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So if the sled is broken it's over?

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02-22-2014, 12:33 PM
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So if the sled is broken it's over?
Yup. Or if anyone is injured.

Fortunately everyone was able to walk away. Probably not the best idea for them to go again even if they can but...

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02-22-2014, 01:03 PM
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Scary moment. Glad to see everyone's OK, but

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Who crashed??

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02-22-2014, 01:15 PM
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Team USA

One of Canada's 4-man bobsleigh teams

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02-22-2014, 01:23 PM
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Team USA

One of Canada's 4-man bobsleigh teams
Oh, great.

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02-22-2014, 01:52 PM
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So no medal in bobsleigh?

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02-22-2014, 02:08 PM
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So no medal in bobsleigh?
Our best team crashed, almost no chance with the 2 other teams.

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02-22-2014, 02:12 PM
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Biathlon is so ******* awesome.

It's probably the discipline that is closest to the original intent of the Olympics: competition in disciplines meant to recreate military actions.

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02-22-2014, 02:18 PM
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Some pretty curious games though. Overall, we did pretty good. Good amoutn of gold, very good amount of overall medals....but some terrible events in things we should have been much better (see short track...luge/bobsleigh/skeleton, cross country (Alex Harvey and Co).

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02-22-2014, 05:29 PM
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So who should get the flag?

Poulin? Hockey had it for the opening so guess not

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So who should get the flag?

Poulin? Hockey had it for the opening so guess not
Gilmour junio will get it

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Junio, Poulin or a duo of Dufour-Lapointe.

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02-22-2014, 05:55 PM
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http://www.lapresse.ca/sports/sotchi...7_accueil_POS1

Canada and Slovenia (the mustache man!) lodged a protest for the Men Ski-Cross race, against the whole French team, apparently because they changed pants.

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02-22-2014, 06:30 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0z_f62fIic


the rematch finally is coming tommorow. this is a game i can never stop thinking about.

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02-23-2014, 10:27 AM
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Closing ceremony

Faking that the 5th Olympic ring is not opening up

Russians have a sense of humor?



Well played, Sochi, well played.

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02-23-2014, 10:31 AM
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So it's already the end of the Olympics? damn. Closing ceremony time.

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