Winter Olympics 2018 - PyeongChang

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  1. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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  2. Geyzer Soze

    Geyzer Soze Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd

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    All a bit political this year innit. :/ Not since apartheid has sport been so politically charged i guess
     
  3. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    Bleh... I'm just watching to see when the skiers wipeout...
     
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  4. WalkerboyUK

    WalkerboyUK Well-Known Member

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    Always worth watching the ice hockey as well
     
  5. Gb160

    Gb160 Aggressivity

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    So what are the 'big' events in this? and what are we hoping to medal in?
    I know absolutely buggar all about the winter games

    What I do know is I hate the ice dancing Torvil and Dean crap.
    I like the fast dangerous stuff.
     
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  6. LeSoupeKitchen

    LeSoupeKitchen Well-Known Member

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    Already sick of BBC coverage. Eurosport time!
     
  7. cwy21

    cwy21 Well-Known Member

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    Although the NHL players aren't in it his year. It's strange seeing Canada as 9-2 odds and the US as 10-1.
     
  8. Rocksuperstar

    Rocksuperstar just a child getting older...

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    I generally tune in to watch the bob sleigh/skeleton events, snowboarding and the ski jump, because there's always one hopeless competitor with vertigo or a fear of slopes or something (no racial slur intended) who goes off the end like a duck with one wing.

    It was great to see Korea march out though, genuinely made me smile seeing all their faces beaming like that.

    And that bloke from Tonga is a nutcase. Top marks, you hench twat (y)
     
  9. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    Snowboard slopestyle is harsh this year... The last kicker is claiming so many riders. Although the conditions are terrible.

    Although I indulged in a little schadenfreude when the American fell at the start...
     
  10. nightgoat

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  11. yankspurs

    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    Oh good. Western Media is now glorifying Kim Jong Un's sister and the NK cheer squad. FFS guys. North Korea is a fucking hermet regime threatening nuclear war, starving their own citizens, and the only information of the outside world they get is completely falsified through propaganda channels. Christ. What the fuck is wrong with people.
     
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  12. L.S.U.Yiddo

    L.S.U.Yiddo Drink responsibly. Don't spill it.

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    Got to feel sorry for North Korea's state media. They've been preparing their Winter Olympics propaganda campaign for months only for Western media to snatch the job away from them.
     
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  13. yankspurs

    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    Well being fair to them, the very little media their citizens get is state run so they still have to take care of that
     
  14. L.S.U.Yiddo

    L.S.U.Yiddo Drink responsibly. Don't spill it.

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    They'll be getting a fair dose of CNN, BBC, etc. as Western media is giving the regime exactly what they want - the image that North Korea is a member of the international community rather than a pariah. It's no different to when England played Nazi Germany in '38. England won 6-3 but as a German writer (whose name escapes me right now) pointed out the loss didn't matter as everybody at the time lost to England the fact that the game went ahead was the propaganda victory for Hitler.
     
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    fortworthspur Well-Known Member

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    watching the women's ski jump. 18 year old girls with bigger balls than me. flying at 60 mph for 300+ feet over a 30 degree slope.
     
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    fortworthspur Well-Known Member

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    I think they are applauding diplomacy, something missing from US foreign policy since the chump was elected.
     
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    fortworthspur Well-Known Member

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    btw, the ski jumps were constructed at Gangwon FC's stadium:

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  18. yankspurs

    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    Holy shit. Chloe Kim. Sensational. What a glory run on the half pipe. How that wasnt a perfect score there is beyond me but whatever. Incredible. Her competitors just werent close to her level. Oh my god.
     
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    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    The regime has committed crimes against humanity. Has a human rights record that is absolutely disgraceful. Threatens an entire region with its childish rhetoric, and constant nuclear missle tests. Starves and keeps down its own citizens. Diplomacy? You really think they want diplomacy? The only thing they want is attention and not only did they get it, they got good attention and recognition out of this! You must be kidding trying to conflate Trump with that regime. Come on.
     
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  20. fortworthspur

    fortworthspur Well-Known Member

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    what? they were lobbing missiles over the sea of japan before. yeah, the regime sucks. everyone gets that. this is a positive development after a year of negative developments. whats your solution - nuclear war?
     
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