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Post by halfwise on Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:46 pm

BTW, how did the Netherlands tie for second place in the winter olympics? No mountains, small country....  scratch 

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Re: the olympics

Post by halfwise on Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:49 pm

Unless that scoreboard was for skating.

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:57 pm

Amarië wrote:But he did get the important one right

Austria? Very Happy
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Re: the olympics

Post by Eldorion on Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:59 pm

halfwise wrote:BTW, how did the Netherlands tie for second place in the winter olympics?  No mountains, small country....  scratch 

All of their medals have come from speed skating, but it's been enough to take them to the second place tie overall (so far). Razz
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Re: the olympics

Post by Amarië on Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:04 pm

Eldorion wrote:
Amarië wrote:But he did get the important one right

Austria? Very Happy

Yes, Austria! I love you 

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Re: the olympics

Post by Norc on Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:35 pm

halfwise wrote:Very Happy 

If a hot women never notices all the things guys do to impress her, did it really happen?

I was gonna be super blown away Norway was dominating the Olympics, until I realized it was the winter Olympics.  Of course.  Rolling Eyes 
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Post by Norc on Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:36 pm

guys.. not joking, i didn't notice the dude had cocked up the flags and names Shocked i thought the "one job" reference was to canada, that they should have most medals.. (i am so fucking stupid)
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Post by Tinuviel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:32 am

Just wanted to say that my friend Jason is currently in 6th place after the short program for figure skating and has a good chance at getting bronze! The people in 3rd, 4th, and 5th place are less that one point ahead of him!!!!! Cheerleader 

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:51 am

Ooh, pass on my congratulations to your friend, Tin! I'll try to watch the figure skating events now. Razz
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Post by Norc on Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:33 am

WOW! THAT's GREAT TIN! i haven't had the time to follow any competitions on the telly sadly, i hope i get to see him though Smile
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Post by Tinuviel on Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:23 pm

Ended up in ninth place, but he finished top 10, so YAY!

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Re: the olympics

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:33 pm

Congrats to your friend Tin.

And now a crabbit Olympic rant!  Twisted Evil 

Why do we bother with this hugely expensive event for stuff that arent even proper sports!
Going down a hill fasted lying on a teatray is not a sport!
Curling? Seriously- its just bowls for when the greens are frozen over, and they dont put bowls in the proper Olympics- why not? Because its the worlds most dull spectator sport thats why!
And skiing, thats not a sport its just a means of getting about in snowy countries and ski jumping is eve worse, shove someone down a hill where there is no choice but to fly of the end of it, thats not sport its stupidity!  Evil or Very Mad

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Re: the olympics

Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:38 pm

Probably cause this is the only opportunity most of those sports will ever have to show off in front of a mainstream global audience. Same with stuff like water polo or handball at the Summer Games.

Plus I think the legacy of Victorian-era amateurism that contributed to the founding of the games perpetuates a bias against professional team sports and encourages people to preserve some of the more obscure stuff. Plus the team sports often have their own high-profile competitions that don't want to see competition from the Olympics, most famously with FIFA and all the restrictions they insisted the IOC put on Olympic soccer.
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Post by Norc on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:11 am

how can u say they are not sports?! i can agree chess is not a sport! and skiing is most definitely a fucking sport!!!!!!!
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Post by Norc on Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:07 am

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Post by Amarië on Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:57 pm

Norc wrote:how can u say they are not sports?! i can agree chess is not a sport! and skiing is most definitely a fucking sport!!!!!!!

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Now that looks like someone involved in fucking sports...

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Post by Ringdrotten on Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:35 pm

He looks like Moriarty from the BBC show Shocked

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Post by Amarië on Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:36 pm

Now that you mention it...  Laughing 

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Post by Bluebottle on Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:59 pm

:facepalm: 

Great.  Very Happy 

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Re: the olympics

Post by Bluebottle on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:00 pm

Ringo posted an article in norwegian over on the fjordlandia thread about the "Trønder effect." Him being a Trønder, I'm sure he won't mind it being bragged about a bit more. So here's the Wall Street Journal video the article was based on.

http://live.wsj.com/video/trondelag-norway-a-winter-olympics-gold-medal-factory/0FC0ACD5-C475-47B8-854C-182919B43052.html#!0FC0ACD5-C475-47B8-854C-182919B43052

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Post by Ringdrotten on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:25 pm

Some classic examples of "trøndersengelsk" (English spoken with the accent of the dialect in Trøndelag) in there Very Happy I know a guy who attends the school they're talking about and showing pictures from, so that was fun to watch, thanks for sharing, Blue Smile

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Post by Norc on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:48 pm

Ringdrotten wrote:He looks like Moriarty from the BBC show Shocked
omg.. yes.. he does.. O_O
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Post by Norc on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:51 pm

what a sweet video Smile
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Post by Bluebottle on Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:06 pm

There's certainly something about those people from Trøndelag.  Nod 

Also I stumbled across this. Alan Davies making a Winter Olympic related program. Featuring a norwegian comdienne.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03vpj8b/Alan_Davies_Apresski_Episode_2/

(Not sure I find her all that funny, but it has Allan Davies and Bill Bailey too.)

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Post by Norc on Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:19 pm

ok. so all weekend i've been busy in the musical orchestra, pretty much all i have done this weekend. today, first brake, the whole orchestra crammed in to the staff-room (where the teachers have their offices) and watch the last bit of the cross-country thing. unfortunately we came fourth, but sweden got the gold Smile
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