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1. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

I'm so excited! Summer Olympics doesn't really do much for me, but I can't think of anything better than Olympic hockey, ski racing, luging, etc. Hell, for 2 weeks out of the year, I'll even put my machoism aside and watch figure skating (mostly for the girls in the outfits, but hey). And curling, I have no idea who actually plays this sport, but I'll be damned if I can't enjoy drinking beer while watching this sport for hours on end.

So come on, what's your country gonna medal in? As for the Yanks, our skiers are FINALLY on par (if not better) than the rest of the world, so I'm looking for big things out of Bode and company. I wish we had a better chance in hockey, but it'll still be fun to watch. Speed skating, well, I guess we have a good chance in that, though that's one sport I have difficulty getting too involved in.

USA! USA! USA!

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting john7buck

USA! USA! USA!

Hmm... wait now... who won gold in men's AND women's hockey last time round...? Lemme think...;)

3. Posted by TKolb325 (Full Member 197 posts) 10y

If we had as many frozen ponds as you mounties, then maybe we would be raking in the gold medals for hockey instead! :)

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Ah, excuses, excuses.

I love watching anything during the Olympics - even wrestling. Doesn't matter - I like the pure competition of it. The CBC often shows competitions that don't even involve Canadians, so it's nice to see how other countries are faring, too. It's an event that certainly brings the world together!

5. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

I'll be keeping track of the Olympics too. I kinda like figure skating, even though I don't skate at all. And it's in Turin.

6. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

I wish we had a better chance in hockey, but it'll still be fun to watch

I think one of the best things to come out of the last Winter Games was an ESPN commercial. It featured one of the Canadian players (can't remember exactly which one) sitting in the ESPN cafeteria having lunch next to one of the ESPN commentators. The exchange went something like this:

Commentator: "What are you eating".

Canadian Hockey Player: "Uh, a cheeseburger".

Commentator: "What kind of cheese is that?"

CHP: "Uh, American cheese".

Commentator: "That's right American cheese, American cheese!"

7. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Apparently the UK might win a medal in 'Skeleton Luge'.

8. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

Michelle Kwan pulled out. Best news of the day.

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

I think we need cable/satellite TV! The network coverage SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like hockey, but 3 hours of rink time and only 3 minutes of luge - what's wrong with this picture??!!

I agree Jun, Kwan should have backed out before, but I understand why she didn't...

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

From one Minnesotan to another... Congrats to Tony Benshoof for finishing 4th in the Men's Luge!!!!!! Well done!!!!!