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#1    Likely Guy

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:07 AM

I'll start on a nationalistic level. Canada claimed a gold, silver and bronze today. Our best start ever.

But this was a good first day story;

"Sisters claim Canada's first gold, silver medals in Sochi
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SOCHIó Sisters from Montreal have scored the first gold and silver medals for Canada in the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe was awarded the gold medal in womenís moguls, today, and her sister Chloe took the silver in the same event.

Justine finished first with a score of 22.44 while Chloe was second with 21.66 points.

Defending champion Hannah Kearney of the U.S., was third at 21.49.

A third Dufour-Lapoint sister, Maxime, failed to make the final..."

Source: http://www.bramptong...edals-in-sochi/

It was also the first time three sisters (maybe even siblings) ever competed together at the Olympics.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:43 AM

I like this guy...
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That is a pretty cheap looking door, but I think that stuff is covered in another thread in here.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:15 AM

Canada normally destorys at the winter olympics

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:18 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 09 February 2014 - 01:07 AM, said:

I'll start on a nationalistic level. Canada claimed a gold, silver and bronze today. Our best start ever.

But this was a good first day story;

"Sisters claim Canada's first gold, silver medals in Sochi
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SOCHI— Sisters from Montreal have scored the first gold and silver medals for Canada in the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe was awarded the gold medal in women's moguls, today, and her sister Chloe took the silver in the same event.

Justine finished first with a score of 22.44 while Chloe was second with 21.66 points.

Defending champion Hannah Kearney of the U.S., was third at 21.49.

A third Dufour-Lapoint sister, Maxime, failed to make the final..."

Source: http://www.bramptong...edals-in-sochi/

It was also the first time three sisters (maybe even siblings) ever competed together at the Olympics.
EXCELLENT! Imagine, 2 sisters side by side on the dais taking the top two medals in the same event!  Way to go, Canada!

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:26 AM

View Postspartan max2, on 09 February 2014 - 02:15 AM, said:

Canada normally destorys at the winter olympics

Um, no. In 1988 at Calgary as a host country we failed to win gold... and at Montreal (summer though) in 1976. The only country to host both events and not win a gold. In the winter Olympics it was only 10 years ago at Lillehammer when we ever broke 10 medals total or more.

Edit: So, three on opening day is pretty cool for us. :)

2nd edit: Just heard Justine Dufour-Lapointe interviewed on the radio. What a bundle of energy.

Edited by Likely Guy, 09 February 2014 - 02:33 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:34 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 09 February 2014 - 02:26 AM, said:



Um, no. In 1988 at Calgary as a host country we failed to win gold... and at Montreal (summer though) in 1976. The only country to host both events and not win a gold. In the winter Olympics it was only 10 years ago at Lillehammer when we ever broke 10 medals total or more.

Edit: So, three on opening day is pretty cool for us.

And hopefully many more to come. Its kind of unfortunate when 2 or 3 countries seem to dominate, so anytime others come in and spice things up, I'm all for it.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:40 AM

View Postsusieice, on 09 February 2014 - 01:43 AM, said:

I like this guy...
http://www.buzzfeed....r-like-a-damn-s

That is a pretty cheap looking door, but I think that stuff is covered in another thread in here.

Hey, doesn't matter. It's still a good story. :)


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:54 AM

I can post this one. Canada took the bronze.
http://www.foxnews.c...-in-slopestyle/

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:58 AM

View PostDecoNoir, on 09 February 2014 - 02:34 AM, said:



And hopefully many more to come. Its kind of unfortunate when 2 or 3 countries seem to dominate, so anytime others come in and spice things up, I'm all for it.

Pound for pound, I'm sure that Norway kicks everyone's butt.

Canada, population: 35 million
Canada, Winter Olympic medal total: 148

Norway, population: 5 million
Norway, Winter Olympic medal total: 303

By comparison, the USA has won a total of 253.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:59 AM

I like these girls! Great job! I haven't watched my recordings today yet, but I watched them the first day?

What a body rattling/beating sport, too. At least that is what is looked like to me.

I believe they mentioned three bobsled? brothers who competed some time ago. I know there were three brothers but their event(s) I'm not sure about.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:01 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 09 February 2014 - 02:58 AM, said:



Pound for pound, I'm sure that Norway kicks everyone's butt.

Canada, population: 35 million
Canada, Winter Olympic medal total: 148

Norway, population: 5 million
Norway, Winter Olympic medal total: 303

By comparison, the USA has won a total of 253.

That's probably because everyday things in Norway are pretty much Olympic events in there own right.

Ignorant statement of the week: Norway's hardcore, Sweden's beautiful, Finland has great metal.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:12 AM

View Postsusieice, on 09 February 2014 - 02:54 AM, said:

I can post this one. Canada took the bronze.
http://www.foxnews.c...-in-slopestyle/

Sage Kotsenburg, the kid from Couer d'Alene, was amazing and the Canadian, Mark McMorris was as well with a broken rib.

Hey Deco, Norwegian Staale Sandbech won silver! They're winter maniacs.

All in all, it's such an amazing event to watch.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:16 AM

A reporter talked to Mark McMorris after the event ended. To break ribs two weeks ago and go out and do what he did, he deserves to be on that podium. I also saw a Norwegian win the gold today in the men's biathlon. Forty years old and his 7th Olympic medal.
http://fansided.com/...ns-gold/#!uUhhW

Edited by susieice, 09 February 2014 - 03:18 AM.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 03:45 AM

View Postsusieice, on 09 February 2014 - 03:16 AM, said:

...I also saw a Norwegian win the gold today in the men's biathlon. Forty years old and his 7th Olympic medal.
http://fansided.com/...ns-gold/#!uUhhW

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (the geriatric at 40) Olympian is my new hero. Could you imagine X-country skiing and then trying to settle your heart rate to shoot quickly and accurately?


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 04:20 AM

I'd need a nap and nice lunch.

/damn Norwegians.





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