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Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:00 am

Really looking forward to the Winter Olympics that start tomorrow. Hopefully we'll pick up a record haul of medals, as have a good few prospects for medals.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:06 pm

You have to admire the Tongan flag bearer.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Feethams 1966 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:13 pm

[quote="Darlo_Pete"]Really looking forward to the Winter Olympics that start tomorrow.

Wish I could say the same Pete.
Sadly I can't abide any sport whatsoever (except football) and turn the lot off when it comes on TV. I wish I could understand what everyone else sees in sport and wonder what's different about me. Wish I could enjoy it too.
It's football or nothing and it has to be Darlington at that.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:33 am

Feethams 1966 wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:Really looking forward to the Winter Olympics that start tomorrow.

Wish I could say the same Pete.
Sadly I can't abide any sport whatsoever (except football) and turn the lot off when it comes on TV. I wish I could understand what everyone else sees in sport and wonder what's different about me. Wish I could enjoy it too.
It's football or nothing and it has to be Darlington at that.
Fair enough. I've always been a keen skier, in fact I used to do slalom racing! So naturally I love the winter olympics, prefer them to the summer olympics, which are too predictable.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:14 am

Elise Christie sets a new olympic record in her 500m short track quarter final, looking good for a medal, perhaps even a gold.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:44 am

Elise has now made it to the final and qualified 4th out of 5 which isn't great, but she's still in with a chance of a medal.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:31 pm

Elise Christie is robbed of a medal, as she is brought down in the final and ends up finishing 4th out of 5. Really feel sorry for her, as she's had a rough time in the olympics up to now. Let's hope she can recover and get medals in the 1000m & 1500m.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:20 pm

I see our Skeleton team are causing a stir with their new aerodynamic suits, just sour grapes if you ask me. The men's skeleton starts at 01-00 tonight, worth staying up for I think.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:51 am

Fantastic achievement as Dom Parsons wins our first ever medal in the Men's Skeleton and our first ever medal in this event. Thought he'd blown it before the Latvian went from 2nd overall before the final run down to 4th. :clap:

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:10 am

What a fantastic day yesterday was, watching those last runs of the skeleton, there were certainly screams in my household when we saw a 4 in the bottom left hand of the screen. You have to watch it to understand. Enjoy winter sport at it's best, love Amy Williams and her reactions. :clap:

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by shawry » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:35 am

Just thought I'd add a comment so it doesn't look like Pete is having a conversation with himself....

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 pm

I rarely look on here but I must agree...should be called Pete's Posts!!

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:43 am

I feel gutted for Elise Christie as she crashes and then is yellow carded out of the short track 1000m.How much bad luck has she had? At least it's looking good for the men and women's curling teams, as they both have an excellent chance of making it through to last 4.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:58 am

Fantastic performance by the Ladies GB Curling Team to beat Canada and guarantee a semi-final. The Men's Curling Team blew it against the USA and now face a play-off game against Switzerland at midnight tonight.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:29 am

The Men's Curling Team blow it in the 9th end and lose the end by 5 stones. No way back now going into the 10th end losing 9 to 5.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:26 am

Gutted for Dave Ryding coming 9th in the Men's Slalom, I thought he had a real possibility of winning a medal, especially after Marcel Hircher went out in the first run.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:04 am

GB about to take on Sweden in the semi-final of the Women's Curling.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:21 am

Well the ladies Curling team blew it against the Swede's, now they face Japan for the Bronze medal at 11am later today.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by shawry » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:18 am

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by joejaques » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:29 am

Closing ceremony tomorrow, and the England team haven't arrived yet. :roll:
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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:25 pm

Well what a waste of time for the GB Curlers, as they lose out on a medal. Still a record haul for a GB team to a winter olympics.

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Re: Winter Olympics

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:47 am

Good luck to our paralympians in South Korea.

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