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Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Short-track speed skating is the only thing worth watching during Winter Olympics. The Koreans were 1-2-3 going into the final turn, when they knocked themselves out trying to pass each other. ;D

Apolo Ohno (USA) takes silver (his sixth career Olympics medal) and John Celski (USA) takes bronze! Canada fails to place despite getting a free spot in the finals.

And what was up with that lame opening day ceremony? Canadians cannot even light a torch!

GO USA!!!!!

;D

Chicago 2016!

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Update:

USA takes gold and bronze in women's moguls! Has Canada ever won a gold in anything?

Go USA!!!!!

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Has Canada ever won a gold in anything?

Only in sports that matter.

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Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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The only sports that matter are pepsi-chugging contests, thumb wrestling and indoor "sports". India seems to lead the latter catagory.

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The more I look at my new avatar, the more I think somebody else on allegro.cc had it first?

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Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Only in sports that matter.

So you prefer ice dancing? ;D

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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So you prefer ice dancing? ;D

Is that a sport? :o

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March 2001
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The more I look at my new avatar, the more I think somebody else on allegro.cc had it first?

Kibiz0r, aka Michael Harrington. But his is cooler because it's on fire.

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kenmasters1976
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July 2007

If it weren't for the images in Google, I wouldn't even know there's Winter Olympics going on.

The more I look at my new avatar, the more I think somebody else on allegro.cc had it first?

Yes, it looks familiar... but it may be just because I was recently on Wikipedia's article for Conway's game of life.

Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

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verthex
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September 2009
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I'm from Chicago and I can affirm to any of you that anything massive in a city in terms of spectacles would turn into a riot. If you think I'm bullshit, check out the news from the Bulls Dynasty wins in 1992, 1993, etc!

There is a reason why the summer Olympics were lost to Brazil!

Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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verthex said:

I'm from Chicago and I can affirm to any of you that anything massive in a city in terms of spectacles would turn into a riot.

It cannot be any worse than the mayhem in Vancouver right now! Violent Canadian protesters are smashing windows and destroying vehicles.

USA may have to send in some armed forces to save the games. :-/

verthex
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September 2009
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USA may have to send in some armed forces to save the games. :-/

Only if there's an oil field somewhere nearby!

Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Video of the short-track event.

Final turn:

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The shorter races are even better in terms of crashes and random winners. 8-)

verthex
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September 2009
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I've always wondered if the Olympics have an outcome that is paid for and sponsored by big corporate names. In other words, that win is completely bogus.

Goalie Ca
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July 2002
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This is the world's biggest hockey tournament as far as I'm concerned.. that and a music festival. I've not got a TV nor do i have any tix but every night there is party party party!

edit: 12c and sunny today. it was tshirt weather :)

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Bob Keane
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June 2006

Short-track speed skating is the only thing worth watching during Winter Olympics.

I thought so too, until I saw Homer and Marge in the mixed curling event last night.

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blargmob
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February 2007
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I've never heard of Apolo Ohno before the short-track events started a few days ago. I now look up to him (because he's awesome) and short-track is now a new favorite sport to watch. Go Apolo :D

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Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Were you alive four years ago?

blargmob
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February 2007
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Were you alive four years ago?

I never cared for/watched the Olympics up until the last summer games. Then I realized that the Olympics are awesome ;D

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Peter Wang
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April 2000

Sounds like he did a Bradbury, as we say here. Looks like he learnt a valuable lesson from last time eight years ago.

Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Shani Davis (USA) wins gold at 1000m speed skating! Chad Hedrick (USA) takes bronze!

Canada gets the paper medal for 13th place.

verthex
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September 2009
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Canada gets the paper medal for 13th place.

Was it a maple leaf?

Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Apolo Anton Ohno (USA) and J.R. Celski (USA) advance to quarter finals in 1000m short-track!

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Shaun White (USA) easily wins the Halfpipe gold! Scott Lago (USA) takes bronze!

Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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I was impressed by this guy, clean and jerk 263kg or 581 lbs.

video

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

verthex
Member #11,340
September 2009
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On low res he looks like a fat plumber, maybe he could play mario after that one.

blargmob
Member #8,356
February 2007
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Shaun White's victory run (after he locked in the gold) was absolutely amazing :o

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