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Old 02-10-2018, 05:51 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Probably one of the few countries I do not see a need to cheer for at the opening ceremonies. I favour Finland of course, but all of the athletes in that parade deserve the respect of having made it to Olympian status.
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I wish I had a VR headset! If you've got one, and you have a cable sub that lets you use that streaming app I mentioned last night, there's also a separate app that serves VR content of several of the events. Now THAT would be awesome to see.

It's gotta be a legit HDMI VR headset, not one of those cellphone-goggles things.
There's consumer grade Mixed Reality headsets available for like $280, the Acer ones, but I already spent $130 this week on that graphics tablet! And I definitely won't save up a disposable $280 before the Olympics are over. But, eh. I'll resolve to get one sometime this year and be ready for Tokyo 2020.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Thanks but we already have 2 of the cell phone ones. I probably will wait for the technology to mature quite a bit more before buying a 3rd one.
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So the first gold of South Korea goes to Sweden in cross-country, but it's also the only medal they have so far. Right now Norway and Nederlands are leading things with 4 medals a piece, although NED has an edge as one of it's medals is a gold, while Norway has 3 silvers and a bronze. Finland has the games' first bronze, in the same event Sweden got their gold.

Host Korea has one medal, a gold in men's short track speed skating. USA has no medals so far!
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:12 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Anyone know when figure skating (any kind) starts?
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Anyone know when figure skating (any kind) starts?
Team qualification is live as we speak.

Short dance, looks like. And there'll be a couple other skating events tonight.

FWIW, figure skating is one of the Olympic events that NBC reliably puts on TV in the US, so you won't need any apps or sneaky VPNs to watch it.

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USA gets its first medal! A gold in men's slopestyle snowboarding! Canada got the silver and bronze. ^^


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So the first gold of South Korea goes to Sweden in cross-country
Parse err!!!!

Finns, despite being next door and having a lot of connections between the two countries, constantly make fun of Swedes. To lose out to them in cross country of all things ..... yikes.

I was watching a thing on the winter war between Finland and Russia in the early 40s. I really had to laugh that when it said that Finns who caught Russians burned the skis for firewood because they were so inferior.

edit: Ah, I just checked wiki and there has only been one event in cross country so far as was mentioned above. As expected the 3 medals were all nordic countries so who placed what in the first thing is not as important as the overall count later in the events.
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Finns, despite being next door and having a lot of connections between the two countries, constantly make fun of Swedes. To lose out to them in cross country of all things ..... yikes.
It was kind of a surprise out of nowhere; up until the last 2km, the silver medalist was expected to take first!

But yep, still more cross-country events to go.

NBC posted the un-commentated video of the Opening Ceremony sometime today, so I started watching it a bit ago. It's just as good the second time around.
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Well, Finland/USA just started. Watching on that NBC Olympics website. No one has scored yet.
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It was kind of a surprise out of nowhere; up until the last 2km, the silver medalist was expected to take first!

But yep, still more cross-country events to go.

NBC posted the un-commentated video of the Opening Ceremony sometime today, so I started watching it a bit ago. It's just as good the second time around.
It almost does not feel sporting in the winter olympics. You have one tier, dominated by the nordic countries and the big countries that win in both olympics all the time, and then you have a second tier which is more than half the world.
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:27 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Well, Finland/USA just started. Watching on that NBC Olympics website. No one has scored yet.
I need to look that one up. On the TV schedule it was not even listed this morning, rather they were doing NHL then when the olympics coverage started it was something else.
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Oh well, hockey is Canada's game anyhow.
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Canada wins a gold in team figure skating!

Jamie Anderson has a repeat gold in women's slopestyle snowboard. Kara, you may be delighted to know that Finland now has a second medal, a bronze in that same event.
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Yay! It looks like my tivo found the US/Finland hockey game somewhere. Too bad about the result but at least I know NBC carries things like that on some channel.
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If they can have curling in the Olympics, why not Cricket?
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The Netherlands celebrated their Winter Olympics win by trolling Trump
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Based on my admittedly limited experience of cricket*, there really isn't enough time to finish a game. I mean, the Olympics only run for a couple of weeks or so.





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