Winter Olympics 2018 - PyeongChang

Geyzer Soze

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

Gb160

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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.
 

Rocksuperstar

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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)
 

Gassin's finest

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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...
 

yankspurs

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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.
 

L.S.U.Yiddo

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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.
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.
 

yankspurs

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

L.S.U.Yiddo

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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
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.
 

fortworthspur

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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.
 

fortworthspur

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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.
I think they are applauding diplomacy, something missing from US foreign policy since the chump was elected.
 

yankspurs

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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.
 

yankspurs

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I think they are applauding diplomacy, something missing from US foreign policy since the chump was elected.
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.
 

fortworthspur

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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.
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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