Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 04:10 am
The Ski Cross is ******* awesome.
Lordyaswas
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 08:03 am
@Wilso,
Who is awesome?
Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 02:59 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

Who is awesome?


The Ski Cross event.
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McGentrix
 
  2  
Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 04:09 pm
2/20/14 5pm est

Rank Username Total
1 wheel158 364
2 McGentrix 355
3 realjohnboy 350
4 tgordon92 345
5 fbaezer 335
6 ossobuco 320
7 Jahiegel 314
8 Skin Rip 311
9 sdelong 299
10 Ecartmill 269
11 Ticomaya 260
12 wheel158_son#1 243
13 ehBeth 239
14 Iautah 233
15 jespah 227
16 tsarstepan 216
17 olympics2014_Nick 210
18 olympics2014_Laura 203


Tsar keeps on climbing...
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oralloy
 
  0  
Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 04:18 pm
@Wilso,
Wilso wrote:
The Ski Cross is ******* awesome.

Isn't that the one where the girl broke her spine on a practice run?
Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 04:22 pm
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

Wilso wrote:
The Ski Cross is ******* awesome.

Isn't that the one where the girl broke her spine on a practice run?


Don't know. Was watching the men's. Girl had a big crash in the slope style (last week). Don't know if that's the one you're talking about.
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wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Thu 20 Feb, 2014 08:17 pm
@McGentrix,
Really, thanks for filling in, and posting the scores. Even if you're "just hitting refresh", it's very much appreciated.

I hadn't checked scores in a few days, but I'm pleasantly surprised at how my team is faring. Thee more days left, correct?

wheel
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Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 02:11 am
Plenty of Winter sports put a person serious risk. Some are downright crazy.
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Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 03:24 am
One of the British sports commentators on the curling - is Rob Curling.
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 07:44 am
@Wilso,
There was a good 2-part documentary on ice on CBC radio this week. There was an interesting section on how they pebble the ice used for curling. A lot more complicated than I would have guessed. I always thought it was just bumpy. Turns out there is art and science involved in getting the sheets just pebbly enough.
Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 07:59 am
@ehBeth,
Yep. I've read about it on Wiki. Very scientific. I actually wouldn't mind having a go at it. There's an ice rink about 1/2 an hour away from here. Don't know if they do it though. I'm too damned old for ski jumping.
Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 08:12 am
Is there going to be a 4 man bobsled? Haven't seen it yet, and it's almost over.
Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 08:14 am
Canada and Great Britain playing men's gold medal curling right now.
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oralloy
 
  0  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 11:23 am
@Wilso,
Wilso wrote:
Is there going to be a 4 man bobsled? Haven't seen it yet, and it's almost over.

Yes.

I forget the details, but I looked at a schedule earlier, and I remember noticing that 4 man bobsled was one of the last events of the games.
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oralloy
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 11:59 am
@oralloy,

And now this:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/online-petition-over-controversial-figure-skating-judging-tops-one-million-signatures


I don't know. I can see all these spots where people are saying the scoring was a bit off in the various events. But it looks to me like in every single case, if the scoring was adjusted to be "more correct" it would not change who won which medal. It would just make the margins of victory a bit closer.
oralloy
 
  0  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 02:43 pm
@oralloy,
Quote:
ISU Statement on the ISU Judging System

21 Feb 2014 - Sochi, Russia

Pursuant to contacts with the IOC, the ISU would like to issue the following statement on the ISU judging system related to figure skating events at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games:

The ISU is strongly committed to conducting performance evaluations strictly and fairly and has adequate procedures in place to ensure the proper running of the sporting competitions. The officiating judges were selected by random drawing from a pool of 13 potential judges. All judges in an event represent different ISU member federations. The Ladies' free skating panel included judges from Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. To avoid exaggerated markings the highest and the lowest scores entered by the judges are excluded to produce the final score. The technical panel determines the elements of each performed program. The judges add a mark, grading the quality of the skater's execution of the elements so identified. The technical marks and the artistic presentation marks are added together to produce the final score of the skater.

The ISU has not received any official protest with regard to the Ladies' Free Skating event or any other event held during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games and is confident in the high quality and integrity of the ISU judging system.

http://www.isu.org/en/news-and-events/news/2014/02/isu-statement-on-the-isu-judging-system
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ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 03:32 pm
I'm just starting looking at this myself - lots of interesting photos (well, to me, so far), 43 in total, starting from early times:

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/02/looking-back-photos-from-the-first-12-winter-olympics/100679/
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McGentrix
 
  2  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 05:05 pm
But soft! What light from yonder window is this crap? 4th? This seems fishy to me. Better check the program.

2/21/14 6pm est

Rank Username Total
1 wheel158 401
3 realjohnboy 391
4 tgordon92 385
2 McGentrix 375
5 fbaezer 368
7 Jahiegel 346
6 ossobuco 343
8 Skin Rip 340
9 sdelong 321
10 Ecartmill 291
11 Ticomaya 291
13 ehBeth 262
12 wheel158_son#1 259
15 jespah 250
14 Iautah 248
16 tsarstepan 231
17 olympics2014_Nick 225
18 olympics2014_Laura 215
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ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 05:14 pm
@Wilso,
I always thought the biathlon would be my winter Olympics sport - if I had a winter Olympics chance. Curling needs too much finesse.
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Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Fri 21 Feb, 2014 05:38 pm
Canada won both men's and women's curling!
 

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