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#1 Daz

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:17 PM

Is anyone watching? The only thing I'm keeping an eye on is for people really hurting themselves. Its sort of the reason why I watch 'The Jump' really.

 

A few highlights here http://www.bbc.co.uk...ympics/43027962

 

Other than that, it seems a bit shit, or is that just me?

 

It seems like most events are just slight variations of each other e.g. Luge vs Skeleton, Skiing vs Skateboarding. Why don't we have some proper sports like extreme snowball fight or ice lake diving.

 

 

 

Please feel free to pin this thread so that we can talk about the Winter Olympics in 2022 here too ;)

 

 


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:32 PM

Don't watch any sport on tv really. It's mostly shit.



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:48 PM

I had the curling on in the background this morning while I was getting some computery stuff done.  I have to admit I got sucked in a bit.



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:32 PM

Didnt even know that it was on. Are we any good at owt proper this time apart from poxy fucking curling? I remember in 98 when those Scottish dykey looking types won a medal and for some reason it was big news.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:16 PM

Didnt even know that it was on. Are we any good at owt proper this time apart from poxy fucking curling? I remember in 98 when those Scottish dykey looking types won a medal and for some reason it was big news.

 

I doubt it, the only other British winter sports person I can remember was Eddie the Eagle. 



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:00 PM

 
I doubt it, the only other British winter sports person I can remember was Eddie the Eagle. 


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:08 PM

They always make me smile when they talk about their skeleton bob being dangerous. Clearly they havent been down an icy hill on a tea tray with rocks in the ground and barb wire lined hawthorn hedge at the bottom of the hill.

Edited by leather, 12 February 2018 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:34 AM

The best thing about the Winter Olympics has been the Eddie the Eagle film and the one about the Jamaican bob sleigh team.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:09 AM

As there is no skiing in England its always the have a go Charlies that we are supposed to get behind that finish 20th.

It happened to some snow board bird the other day who crashed and they was saying oh but doesnt it just make you proud to see her pushing the Canadians as she was skidding down backwards on her arse and then crying to her trainer

Heres a tip - take up a fucking sport you have a chance of doing well at

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:12 AM

Here you go - even kazaksthan have a medal but we dont

Whole thing should be scrapped - millions they spend on these silly middle class fuckers to train and compete and they are rubbish

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:24 AM

No, it's all a load of shit isn't it? All the sports are boring as fuck.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:26 AM

I didn't even know it was going on.

 

Why has the Summer one grabbed all the best stuff even though half of it's indoors and not summer based at all? and the Winter one is just left with a load of snow and ice based minority sports?  Winter should try and nab the swimming or cycling or badminton or whatever. In fact what about football?! If you don't even have the World's number one winter sport you've got no right to even call it the Winter Olympics, they should just rename it 'The Snow Games' and be done with it :thumbsdown_still:


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:06 PM

It's a load of posh minority bollocks. Simple as that. I actually laughed at that stupid wonky mouthed bint with the stick on eyelashes who literally fucks up every time she steps out onto the ice.

 

If a kid can't walk out of his council estate & 5 minutes down the road be involved a a sport then in my book it's all bollocks. ''See ya mum, just going skiing'' ''Ok Dave, don't be late for yer tea''. 



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:24 AM

I have watched a fair bit. Highlight without question is Team GBs superb performance in the skeleton. Those girls have got some serious balls.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:30 AM

I didn't even know it was going on.

 

Why has the Summer one grabbed all the best stuff even though half of it's indoors and not summer based at all? and the Winter one is just left with a load of snow and ice based minority sports?  Winter should try and nab the swimming or cycling or badminton or whatever. In fact what about football?! If you don't even have the World's number one winter sport you've got no right to even call it the Winter Olympics, they should just rename it 'The Snow Games' and be done with it :thumbsdown_still:

All events take place on either snow or ice. There was talk of moving track cycling to the Winter Olympics as it is indoors and is a winter sport primarily with the Olympic year the only one where athletes need to peak in the summer. It was rejected because of the snow/ice thing.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:44 AM

I see that useless posh whore Elise Christie has once again lived up to expectation by falling over and getting disqualified in every event. She did the same in the last Winter Olympics as well

God if I see her crying on telly again I am going to laugh a bottle at it

No way should Britain be allowed to compete in this

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:51 AM

I see that useless posh whore Elise Christie has once again lived up to expectation by falling over and getting disqualified in every event. She did the same in the last Winter Olympics as well

God if I see her crying on telly again I am going to laugh a bottle at it

No way should Britain be allowed to compete in this

She is a 3 time and reigning World Champion and a 12 time European champion in short track - and the Worlds are harder to win than the Olypmic event. It is just one of those events that is a complete lottery. It's a crash fest from start to finish. To be honest it would be better if the medals were decided in a number of rounds rather than a stupid dash for gold in which half the time the best racer fails to finish.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:00 PM

So in 6 attempts she has failed yet everyone else manages. I can stand her keep crying the silly scotch bint

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:20 PM

Christie seems to have a sense of entitlement and points the finger of blame at everyone else. Daz555, you say its a lottery but shes been disqualified 5 times in the last two Olympics, doesn't that suggest the crashes were her fault? No doubt she is getting paid a fairly decent salary from UK Sport for the honour of turning up, crashing out and letting people down.

 

There's something wrong with the women's bobsleigh team too. They weren't given funding because they weren't considered a medal chance. They finished 8th and seem to think that means it was wrong to cut their funding :upsidedown: all these mediocre athletes want a handout nowadays before they have actually achieved anything.

 

At least Eddie the Eagle embraced the fact that he was a bit shit and funded it himself. I imagine if we tried to make a woman athlete a similar figure of fun then the militant feminists would be on us :fez:


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

Couldnt agree more. She does my head in moaning aboit people making fun of her yet she was shit in Sochi and then was always in the news before the Olympics this time saying this is her redemption etc but she has fucked up every single time shes taken to the ice.

She reminds me of one of them bratty precious little girls who wants to be centre of attention at a party dancing around but when she falls over she starts crying and screaming stop laughing at me!




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