Sochi 2014 - One year and counting...

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  1. Goodsport

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    Exactly one year to go (Friday, February 7, 2014) until the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. :cool:


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  3. Goodsport

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    Exactly one month to go now. :thumbsup:


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  4. Amos Oh

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    We first heard of the abuse allegations with the Korean team.

    A little over a year ago, another major scandal involving a Korean coach and a Korean-American skater made national news:

    U.S. Speedskater Admits To Sabotaging Rival's Skates
    http://www.npr.org/2012/10/05/162310493/u-s-speedskater-admits-to-sabotaging-rivals-skates

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/11/162749362/embattled-speedskating-coaches-resign

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...ill-boycott-disciplinary-hearing-on-tampering

    Simon Cho admitted to sabotaging Olivier Jean's skates, forcing Jean out of the relay final at the 2011 World Championships. This was after the US team was already eliminated. Obviously it Cho was not intending to cheat, though one cannot rule out the possibility that he wanted to exact revenge on the Canadian team or Jean in particular. Cho claimed in an NPR interview that his coach Jae Su Chun told him to do it and threatened that he would face repercussions if he didn't. He claims to have refused twice before he finally gave in the third time. You can hear his interview here: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=162310493&m=162347175

    Jae Su Chun said the following about the incident after he resigned, making him exempt from having to face witnesses at an arbitration court:



    In short, he claims that he was shocked to find that Cho did it, but he never explains how he found out that Cho had done it.

    The circumstantial evidence doesn't support Chun's denial, either.

    Sabotage Prompts Two-Year Bans for Olympics Skater and Coach:
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...ts-two-year-bans-for-olympic-skater-and-coach

    These are not the only allegations against Chun:

    Whom do you believe -- Cho or Chun?


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    Is the USA the only country in the world that doesn't broadcast the Opening Ceremony live? Unbelievable!

    Anyway, I'm pumped for these Games which are much more entertaining and easier to relate to than the summer Olympics. Even more pumped now since I have to wait until 5:00a Sochi-time to watch the opening! :cautious:
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    I am stoked too...I love the winter Olympics.
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    The Russian women curlers are more attractive than their figure skaters.
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    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

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  12. Goodsport

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    And thus concludes the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia [​IMG]. :cool:


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    In two years will be the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [​IMG], followed two years later by the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea [​IMG]. :)


    -G
  13. Gilbertsson

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    Croatian ski racer came back from Sochi and he was welcomed at Airport Pleso in Zagreb.

    Videos: http://gol.dnevnik.hr/clanak/ostali...u-zagreb-sa-srebrom-iz-socija-2---324778.html

    It seems that Kostelic family period will end soon, last Winter Olympics for them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janica_Kostelić

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivica_Kostelić

    http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ante_Kostelić

    Olympic story lasted since 2002 Salt Lake City. But their commitment and strong desire will remembered forever with the shine of their 10 Olympic medals.:)

    Medal Table: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Winter_Olympics_medal_table
  14. Jaweirdo

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    This was by far my favorite Olympics. Winter Olympics > Summer Olympics
    El Chuma repped this.
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    the guy in the film, played by Sam Worthington was the avatar. that's a Na'vi, specifically Neytiri.

    get it right; it's not that hard...;)
  16. Jaweirdo

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    would you hit it?
  17. StiltonFC

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    not so much. say i wasn't married to a gorgeous brunette and say i was 30 years younger?

    i could do much better than Meryl Davis and i'm not into 9 foot tall chicks with tails.

    just sayin'

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