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02-14-2010, 03:49 PM
Ha! Does anyone else get bladder pain just WATCHING the mogul skiers???? Just kidding, but the IMPACT must be insane!
02-14-2010, 04:27 PM
Yes, it does hurt to watch them! Hannah Kearney's run was truly amazing!
I'm in total awe of these athletes, their physical stamina, dedication, and ability to compete at this level! I had to laugh last night watching Apolo Ohno in short track speed skating. I was sitting in the chair and realized as the race neared the finish I was leaning! What, like I was helping in some manner? What is that? :lmao:
02-14-2010, 06:43 PM
Ha ha, Vicki, my husband gets up and jumps up and down right in front of the TV.
It is truly inspiring, isn't it? But what was with the pairs figure skating scoring tonight. Totally insane. The silver medal went to a couple who fell? I guess the mysteries of judging will always be mysteries. I do like a race where the first person to cross a line wins. lol
02-15-2010, 03:56 AM
I haven't watched them much. Guess I'll have to wait and get a DVD - without commercials!
02-15-2010, 05:44 AM
Yes the commercials get old! (Do the olympics come out on DVD???)
The silver medal went to a couple who fell? I guess the mysteries of judging will always be mysteries. I do like a race where the first person to cross a line wins. lol
I know. All I can figure is that a fair amount of points must come from judging on subtleties that go unnoticed by the untrained eye. (that sounds good doesn't it?)
Did you notice the height differences with some of the pairs figure skating last night? I thought either a couple of those men were unusually tall or the women must have been especially petite. That was a bit distracting to me, though it made for some interesting visual combinations during the pair spin routines.
Does anybody have a favorite event that they look forward to watching? Mine would have to be the ladies figure skating, both the free & short programs.
02-15-2010, 07:29 AM
They usually do.
02-15-2010, 08:23 AM
I have always liked the Winter Olympics better than the Summer Olympics. As far as which event I like the best? I like them all. These people absolutely amaze me. And yes, I kept thinking about just how much jarring those bodies were taking during the Moguls. The announcers kept saying who had knee surgery and how many. Well...duh!!!
I think most of the men are larger than the women because of the strength it takes for the lifts. The smaller the woman, the easier it is to lift them.
I thought it was wonderful when the Canadian won the Gold in the Men's Mogul.
02-16-2010, 03:44 AM
I'm boycotting the 2010 games.
02-16-2010, 07:24 AM
I watch more of the winter games than summer. Favorite is skating.
02-16-2010, 01:29 PM
I actually prefer the summer games. I love watching gymnastics!
I'm curious Anna, why are you boycotting the games?
02-16-2010, 04:14 PM
Vicki, I noticed that too about the pairs. There was one couple where they both were so slightly built that it was hard to believe they had the strength to do what they did. Usually the skaters have larger, solid thigh muscles.
I am also amazed as they show the training that the figure skaters go through...
I think the one thing I like about the Olympics is the variety both of sports and the international personalities. I was so happy the Chinese couple won the gold in the pairs. You could see the joy on their faces both times they skated, even though the long program wasn't entirely flawless.
02-17-2010, 03:30 AM
I'm boycotting anything to do with Canada.
traveling, restaurants that serve Canadian seafood, Olympics.
02-18-2010, 05:14 AM
Julie, you'd opened this thread with the word insane. How about that women's downhill yesterday? Insane isn't quite strong enough to describe what it took to ski down that hill! Amazing!
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