2018 Winter Olympics PyeongChang

February 10th, 2018 at 4:22:21 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Dog Meat Soup for Sale in Shadow of Olympic Stadium

Korea is a swell place for animal rights.
Over 2 million dogs are raised and
slaughtered for food in S Korea every
year. God knows how many are killed in
N Korea.
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February 10th, 2018 at 4:51:25 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Traditional curling starts on the 13th. This is the first Olympics for the two person mixed pairs curling. I had never seen it before.
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February 10th, 2018 at 5:31:42 PM permalink
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Quote: Dalex64
Traditional curling starts on the 13th.


Bic Razor curling commercial.

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February 11th, 2018 at 4:47:59 AM permalink
terapined
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How about Red Gerrard
men's snowboard slopestyle.
He layed down a fabulous run
Just 17 yrs old and has a gold medal
His whole huge family was there to watch it. They were having a blast. 17 strong. Boy that's a big family
Go Red :-)
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February 11th, 2018 at 4:51:41 AM permalink
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Weather at Olympics so cold make-up freezes to reporters faces!

Korea is cold in winter but WOW!

How about that global warming meaning the end of the Winter Games?
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February 11th, 2018 at 6:49:47 PM permalink
ams288
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American figure skater Mirai Nagasu hit a clean triple axel.

First American female to ever do it successfully at the Olympics. And only the third female in the world to hit it at the Olympics.
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February 11th, 2018 at 7:05:19 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: ams288
American figure skater Mirai Nagasu hit a clean triple axel.

First American female to ever do it successfully at the Olympics. And only the third female in the world to hit it at the Olympics.

It was a great skate
then
Then the Russian comes out and skates near perfection showing they are in another league
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February 11th, 2018 at 8:12:14 PM permalink
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American figure skater Mirai Nagasu hit a clean triple axel.


Why didn't Tonya Harding do one in the 92 and 94* winter Olympics? They mentioned in the movie, I Tonya, she was the first American skater to reach that level.

* corrected.
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February 11th, 2018 at 9:58:13 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
Why didn't Tonya Harding do one in the 2000 or 2002 winter Olympics? They mentioned in the movie, I Tonya, she was the first American skater to reach that level.


From the records it looks as if women are generally reluctant to try it in the Olympics as there were 22 years between Olympics for the 1st and the 2nd successful jump.

USA Competition
Tonya Harding (USA) was the first woman to land two triple axel jumps in the same competition (1991 Skate America).
Kimmie Meissner (USA), first completed the jump at the 2005 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

International Competition
Midori Ito (JPN) became the first woman to land the triple axel jump in competition, who first performed it at the 1988 NHK Trophy. She also landed triple axel jumps in Olympic games in 1988

Since then, seven other women :
Tonya Harding (USA),
Yukari Nakano (JPN),
Ludmila Nelidina (RUS),
Mao Asada (JPN), landed triple axel in 2010 Olympics
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS),
Rika Kihira (JPN) and
Mirai Nagasu (USA)) landed triple axel in 2018 Olympics
February 11th, 2018 at 10:05:11 PM permalink
Evenbob
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This was my fave skating competition in the 80's
but they got rid of it for some reason. I'd watch
the Olympics it they still had it.

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