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Favorite Winter Olympics Sport

Post by TDick » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:35 pm

About 30 years ago I played table shuffleboard every Wednesday night which included lots of gambling and alcohol.
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"Open" tournaments were on Friday nights which included Mixed Doubles events and often successful hookups after the gambling and drinking had ended.
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Reason I say this is I'm watching some Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling, Canada v Norway.
In fact the announcers just mentioned that mixed doubles has not taken off in Canada, the leading nation in Curling.
They apparently haven't added that sexual component.
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The point of this thread is: What is your favorite Winter Olympic Event?

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Re: Favorite Winter Olympics Sport

Post by Reverend Newer » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:47 pm

I like the ski.... shoot rifle, ski...... shoot rifle, whatever that is called.
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Re: Favorite Winter Olympics Sport

Post by TDick » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:47 pm

Biathalon.
I was cheering for the Italian.
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Post by Swedish Pride » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:19 am

winterolympics were something i loved growing up, Hockey, slalom and skiing were where us swedes had a hope of getting some medals, with the occasional skating and ski jumping medal thrown in for fun.
I still gravitate towards the hockey but also am drawn towards the Curling, may be the that i feel I'm fit enough to do curling
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Re: Favorite Winter Olympics Sport

Post by Reverend Newer » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:55 am

I do also like the "skeleton"

Looks dangerous sledding 80 MPH (129kph) on an auto repair creeper.
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Re: Favorite Winter Olympics Sport

Post by Bushman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:13 am

Not sure why I took an interest in curling few Olympics back, but the determination by the Norwegian cross country skier after falling and ending up in the back with a broken pole to make the comeback he did and to run away from the pack to win the gold was amazing.

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Post by HDNB » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:13 am

Reverend Newer wrote:I do also like the "skeleton"

Looks dangerous sledding 80 MPH (129kph) on an auto repair creeper.

Hell yeah! i dunno if i'm fit enough to try this...but i'm stupid enough for sure!
TDick wrote: In fact the announcers just mentioned that mixed doubles has not taken off in Canada, the leading nation in Curling.
They apparently haven't added that sexual component.
i don't think they all from Canada. At a recreational level curling is a drinking game. Mixing in the lounge, mixing on the ice. A pro here is someone who can sweep with a rum and coke in their hands and not spill any.
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Post by durty_dunderpants » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:25 am

absolutely love the curling!
hockey is the only other sport i'll watch there. i'm big on snowboarding myself but there's only so long you can watch people repeating the same spins before you are either bored or wanting to go get your own board out..

and less said about the figureskating the better.. it's theatre. not sport.. :thumbdown:

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Post by Mikey-moo » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:36 am

TDick wrote:Biathalon.
I was cheering for the Italian.
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I think I'd like to watch this... does that make me biathalon curious?
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Post by firewater69 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:42 am

" A pro here is someone who can sweep with a rum and coke in their hands and not spill any"

Now that's skill! and my kind of sport.
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Re: Favorite Winter Olympics Sport

Post by Expat » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:51 am

It seems like a lot of the Olympic sports exist only so they can be Olympic sports. Circular.

I mean, I was down and my local bobsled club when.... Never happened anywhere.
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Post by seamusm53 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:16 am

Hurling - I mean - Curling.

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Re: Favorite Winter Olympics Sport

Post by TDick » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:04 pm

Reverend Newer wrote:I do also like the "skeleton"

Looks dangerous sledding 80 MPH (129kph) on an auto repair creeper.
You have to be NUTS to do the skeleton!
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I do like all the "downhill" stuff like luge & skeleton, but especially Downhill and Giant Slalom.

Back when my bones weren't so brittle, I would occasionally go skiing in the Carolinas, not much compared to out West and Canada, but it was about my speed.
What I like about it is you have to see how close to disaster you can get and still have a little control.
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Re: Favorite Winter Olympics Sport

Post by still_stirrin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:26 pm

TDick wrote:...watching some Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling??...point of this thread is: What is your favorite Winter Olympic Event?
So, "sweeping" is an olympic sport???...in today's techno times...it should be "vacuuming". :crazy:

Favorite sport.....horseshoes. Wait....that's a summer games sport...(my bad). Only now, it'd be called, "cornhole". :esurprised:
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