ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2014 07:29 pm
Given the interview I'm listening to now, I should switch to Russia from U.S. men.

<sticking to U.S. men just because now>
wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 12:57 am
After some deliberation, I've settled on my picks:

A: Canada, USA Men
B: Austria, South Korea
C: France, Netherlands
D: Belarus, Japan, Poland, Slovenia

Like ehBeth, I waffled between USA Men and Russia... But Go USA!
wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 01:16 am
@wheel158,
OK, I'm a coward -- I've thought it over some more; out with USA Men, in with Russia...

Which means I (unfortunately) have very similar picks to tgordon92 and realjohnboy, but with a couple slight differences...

Good luck to all!
0 Replies
 
olympics2014
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 09:21 am
@wheel158,
Group A (choose 2):
Germany Women
USA Men

Group B (choose 2):
China
Norway

Group C (choose 2):
France
Italy

Group D (choose 4):
Spain
Greece
Poland
Australia

Thanks, Laura
olympics2014
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 09:36 am
@wheel158,
Group A (choose 2):
Germany Women
USA Men

Group B (choose 2):
China
Sweden

Group C (choose 2):
France
Italy

Group D (choose 4):
Poland
Australia
Great Britian
Spain
wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 09:57 am
@olympics2014,
@olympics2014: Please change your Group B Norway choice (sorry for the confusion -- we moved Norway to Group A, and split by gender).

Thanks!
wheel158
wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 09:57 am
@olympics2014,
@olympics2014: Are these Nick's choices?

Thanks,
wheel158
0 Replies
 
wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 10:01 am
Here are my sister's (sdelong) picks -- I've pinged her for another Group A pick (instead of Norway), but wanted to get this in at the deadline:

Group A:
Norway
USA men

Group B:
Switzerland
Sweden

Group C:
Netherlands
Finland

Group D:
Great Britain
Poland
Slovakia
Slovenia
wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 10:05 am
@wheel158,
@olympics2014 sent me this (via email), for her replacement Group B selection:

Quote:
Sorry, yes that was me. Can you please update it to Sweden?


For my record-keeping purposes, her complete team is:

Group A (choose 2):
Germany Women
USA Men

Group B (choose 2):
China
Sweden

Group C (choose 2):
France
Italy

Group D (choose 4):
Spain
Greece
Poland
Australia

Thanks,
wheel158
0 Replies
 
Jahiegel
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 10:27 am
I'm a bit tardy, so this'll be but an unofficial entry.

Group A (choose 2):
Canada
United States women

Group B (choose 2):
Austria
Norway

Group C (choose 2):
France
Netherlands

Group D (choose 4):
Great Britain
Japan
Poland
Slovenia
Ticomaya
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 10:36 am
@Jahiegel,
Jahiegel wrote:
I'm a bit tardy, so this'll be but an unofficial entry.

Why unofficial? Has someone already won a medal?
0 Replies
 
wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 11:00 am
@wheel158,
My sister just emailed me her changed Group A pick:

Quote:
OK Canada instead.


For my record-keeping, her full list is:

Group A:
Canada
USA men

Group B:
Switzerland
Sweden

Group C:
Netherlands
Finland

Group D:
Great Britain
Poland
Slovakia
Slovenia


Thanks!
@wheel158
0 Replies
 
wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 11:02 am
@Jahiegel,
@Jahiegel -- I'd say you're OK -- there's only been qualification rounds thus far.

However, we need to choose another Group B pick (instead of Norway); we decided to move Norway up to Group A, and split by gender. Sorry for any confusion...

Can you please select another Group B pick?

Thanks,
@wheel158
wheel158
 
  2  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 11:15 am
Everyone:

I'll get my scoring list updated tonight with everyone's picks. I believe the first medal event is the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle, beginning at 03:45 am EST.

Here's the best medal events listing I could find (NBC's site is buggy, and doesn't list all the events on the schedule, and Sochi's isn't much better):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Winter_Olympics#Medals

Let the games begin!
wheel158
0 Replies
 
wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 11:18 am
@wheel158,
I meant to say:

Quote:
...we need *you* to select another Group B pick...


wheel158
jespah
 
  4  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 11:47 am
@wheel158,
We should have a pool for the # of #Sochifail incidents. Lots of stuff being reported. Makes you wonder where all the $$ went.

PS Thank you for doing this. Smile
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 11:59 am
@jespah,
This article tells a lot about the corruption, there and elsewhere - -


THE FINANCIAL PAGE
THE SOCHI EFFECT
BY JAMES SUROWIECKI
FEBRUARY 10, 2014 (that's the magazine issue date)

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2014/02/10/140210ta_talk_surowiecki
0 Replies
 
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 12:09 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

PS Thank you for doing this. Smile

Agreed. Thanks Sir Wheel!
0 Replies
 
Skin Rip
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 01:02 pm
Hope I'm not too late....have been checking the summer olympics for updates...

Group A
Russia
Canada

Group B
Switzerland
[s]Norway[/s] Sweden

Group C
France
Italy

Group D
Japan
Poland
Slovakia
Australia
realjohnboy
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Feb, 2014 02:27 pm
@Skin Rip,
I don' think that you are too late, Skin Rip.
BUT...
Norway has been moved to Group A rather than being in Group B. AND the team from Norway has been split into two teams by gender.
We hope that you can adjust your picks before the games start in earnest.
 

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