2018 Winter Olympics PyeongChang

February 10th, 2018 at 9:26:31 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: kenarman
Not sure why you think the judged ones are the most popular. This is the Olympic committee ranking, none on the list but Figure Skating are judged sports.

"Most watched Winter Olympic sports

•Alpine Skiing.
•Biathlon.
•Bobsleigh.
•Cross Country Skiing.
•Curling.
•Figure skating.
•Freestyle Skiing.
•Ice Hockey."

It is likely a ranking from the US would vary.


I'm surprised Speed Skating did not make the list
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To me, its winters version of track which is a very popular Summer Olympic sport
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February 10th, 2018 at 9:44:12 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Freestyle Skiiing is also a judged event. I am surprised Biathlon is on the list since it gets relatively little air time in the U.S.

Edit: Actually, one freestyle skiing event, is a race, but the others have judges scores of tricks as a major, if not the only, component of who gets the gold.
February 10th, 2018 at 9:52:23 AM permalink
Dalex64
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Ski Jumping I think had to qualify as judged, since in addition to distance points, you are judged for style points.
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February 10th, 2018 at 9:57:23 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Dalex64
Ski Jumping I think had to qualify as judged, since in addition to distance points, you are judged for style points.
Good point. I wonder how that came about, as I am sure the contest originally started as simply who could travel the furthest in the air.
February 10th, 2018 at 9:58:34 AM permalink
Dalex64
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The actual "figure skating" where the actually drew circles on the ice, was dropped for 1990.

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/06/09/sports/no-more-figures-in-figure-skating.html
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February 10th, 2018 at 10:00:41 AM permalink
Dalex64
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Good point. I wonder how that came about, as I am sure the contest originally started as simply who could travel the furthest in the air.


Maybe it evolved from "and land safely" to "and land correctly"
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February 10th, 2018 at 10:47:11 AM permalink
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Olympics 2018 Flame Lighting Ceremony Mocked As Being Lit By ‘Giant Robot Fire Penis’

"Stunned viewers watching on television around the world had only one thing on their minds. One Twitter user wrote: "Why did South Korea choose to light the Olympic torch with some sort of flaming robot penis?"

LOLOLOL!!!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5540595/winter-olympics-2018-lighting-ceremony-phallic-cauldron-fire-penis/
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February 10th, 2018 at 11:09:30 AM permalink
kenarman
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Good point. I wonder how that came about, as I am sure the contest originally started as simply who could travel the furthest in the air.


Yes I had a brain fart when I posted. Freestyle Skiing is also a judged sport.
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February 10th, 2018 at 11:23:54 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: kenarman
Freestyle Skiing is also a judged sport.


Judged sports suck because judges can
and have been bought off since the
Olympics started. Here just a few of the
dozens of articles about the fixed judges:

Figure Skating Is Hopelessly Corrupt

https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/02/figure-skating-hopelessly-corrupt/

2002 Winter Olympics figure skating scandal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Winter_Olympics_figure_skating_scandal

Corruption Is Killing The Olympics

https://nypost.com/2016/05/21/corruption-is-killing-the-olympic-games-or-should/
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February 10th, 2018 at 11:28:47 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Dalex64
The actual "figure skating" where the actually drew circles on the ice, was dropped for 1990.


That was a part of the competition called "schooled figures." It was rarely televised, because ti was boring as hell, and you couldn't see the drawing on the ice anyway.

But the short and long programs were part of it also.
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