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    Quote Originally Posted by *DIVA! View Post
    uh, that wasn't a shove.
    Then neither was the shove Ono complained about earlier in the 1500. He put his hand on the hip of the French skater in exactly the same way the Canadian did to him in the earlier race - which Ono made lots of noise about.

    So when it is DONE to Ono, it's a shove. When he does it himself, it isn't. I get it now.

    I can't stand him. He has always looked like a punk to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    He was just stating facts. He didn't really blame anyone. It was crazy that he got disqualified, he didn't shove that guy at all. We saw in ion slow-mo several times.The Canadian fouled just as much (hardly any) and didn't get dq'd. He just said it was the relay. Things happen. I thought he showed better grace than I would have! I think he has shown consistant good sportsmanship. Always ready to pat the winner on the back & doesn't sulk.
    I agree with all you said. I was stunned that Apolo was disqualified. I saw the replays over and over and I'm obviously missing something. He's right to be pissed. I'm still pissed this morning.

    I saw it just as Apolo did:
    "There was no space to move up," Ohno said. "I kept waiting and waiting and waiting and on the last corner I ran up on the Canadian guy. I put my hand up so I wouldn't run into him. There was just no space."

    Despite Apolo Anton Ohno's disqualification, Team USA pulls in two more Olympic medals at Vancouver

    Like you, I really admire his sportsmanship. He's always gracious. The Korean skaters have always been out for his blood. And let's not forget the death threats among the Korean public. How he stands on the podium and extends a hand to them, etc., when they pummel him to anyone who will listen is beyond me.

    If he retires, I'll miss him immensely. There's a lot of great talent coming up, but I can't imagine anyone making it more exciting than Apolol

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    Disclaimer: I have a crush on Apolo Ohno. I heart him to pieces. Till death us do part!
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    Quote Originally Posted by olivia View Post
    Then neither was the shove Ono complained about earlier in the 1500. He put his hand on the hip of the French skater in exactly the same way the Canadian did to him in the earlier race - which Ono made lots of noise about.

    So when it is DONE to Ono, it's a shove. When he does it himself, it isn't. I get it now.

    I can't stand him. He has always looked like a punk to me.
    I agree with what your saying and usually when it's in a final they let it go. Canadian judge, passes on both Canadians just doesn't look good. It's their home turf and I know we got a lot of gimme's in the 96 Olympics but still it doesn't make it right. I'm not sure how much that Korean team relay rip off didn't come into play. However the Canadian guy who won gold deserved the medal all to heck and back - that guy was fast!

    Apollos looks are his trade mark and I freaking lust after his hair. I've been watching him forever hoping he'd catch up to me in age, I don't want to seem all pervy and stuff, couple of more Olympics and we'll be the same age.

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    I agree with all you said. I was stunned that Apolo was disqualified. I saw the replays over and over and I'm obviously missing something. He's right to be pissed. I'm still pissed this morning.

    I saw it just as Apolo did:
    "There was no space to move up," Ohno said. "I kept waiting and waiting and waiting and on the last corner I ran up on the Canadian guy. I put my hand up so I wouldn't run into him. There was just no space."

    Despite Apolo Anton Ohno's disqualification, Team USA pulls in two more Olympic medals at Vancouver

    Like you, I really admire his sportsmanship. He's always gracious. The Korean skaters have always been out for his blood. And let's not forget the death threats among the Korean public. How he stands on the podium and extends a hand to them, etc., when they pummel him to anyone who will listen is beyond me.

    If he retires, I'll miss him immensely. There's a lot of great talent coming up, but I can't imagine anyone making it more exciting than Apolol
    He really lost a lot of weight for this Olympics, he just doesn't look healthy. He does seem like a really nice person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaPeach View Post



    Yes there will be death, stay away from my tot, he's mine I tell you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisa View Post
    I agree with all you said. I was stunned that Apolo was disqualified. I saw the replays over and over and I'm obviously missing something. He's right to be pissed. I'm still pissed this morning.

    I saw it just as Apolo did:
    "There was no space to move up," Ohno said. "I kept waiting and waiting and waiting and on the last corner I ran up on the Canadian guy. I put my hand up so I wouldn't run into him. There was just no space."

    Ono was a jerk. He slammed the judging which is NOT gracious. In the 1500, he slammed another skater for shoving him - when it was the same hip hold Ono did in the 500.

    I've watched this guy since SLC. He is one of the Chosen. Every judging decision ended in his favor, when he clearly was doing the same things as every skater to get the wins. The Koreans have every right to be pissed. Ono gets away with crap all the time.

    Who knows what causes an athlete to be one of the Chosen, but it happens all the time in the Olympics (those Hamm brothers in gymnastics or any Russian skater.)

    Ono should shut it. He was chosen. He should be thankful rather then whiny at the one time the judging doesn't go his way.
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    Hmm. He sure is the Chosen to me! He works very hard for that.
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    Ohno should have been disqualified IMO, unfortunately. I hated that damn race. He did so well in avoiding trouble in those first two qualifiers when those others fell. shit.

    Anyway, the US has 34 medals, tied for the most it has ever had in the winter games, and it should get at least another few so it has been a good games for the US. Canada has done very well too and has done such a great job of hosting the games as well. Good job Canada!!! *go North America!*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    Ohno should have been disqualified IMO, unfortunately. I hated that damn race. He did so well in avoiding trouble in those first two qualifiers when those others fell. shit.

    Anyway, the US has 34 medals, tied for the most it has ever had in the winter games, and it should get at least another few so it has been a good games for the US. Canada has done very well too and has done such a great job of hosting the games as well. Good job Canada!!! *go North America!*
    Forgive me. It's just my nature. But if one cuts out all the judged events, the US did poorly this Olympics.

    Remember all those judged metals the Chinese won in Beijing? How it felt kinda fixed? And Utah?

    The US is beginning to seem like the Soviet Block pre-1998 - win by hook or crook.

    I like Winter Olympics better than Summer, since the influence of doping is much less. But having an entire event, Snow Boarding, designed and judged so Sean White can win until his knees need replacing leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.

    It's so much cleaner to celebrate the wins of the hockey teams and those wonderful Alpine skiers rather than extolling a metal count dependent on secret judging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olivia View Post
    Forgive me. It's just my nature. But if one cuts out all the judged events, the US did poorly this Olympics.

    Remember all those judged metals the Chinese won in Beijing? How it felt kinda fixed? And Utah?

    The US is beginning to seem like the Soviet Block pre-1998 - win by hook or crook.

    I like Winter Olympics better than Summer, since the influence of doping is much less. But having an entire event, Snow Boarding, designed and judged so Sean White can win until his knees need replacing leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.

    It's so much cleaner to celebrate the wins of the hockey teams and those wonderful Alpine skiers rather than extolling a metal count dependent on secret judging.
    meh..I don't really see it that way. I have not really seen any favoritism. But to each his own. I guess I just remember the cold war days..now that is when they had things 'fixed'. Remember the East German women? Everyone KNEW they were doping..they were like behemoths compared to the other women!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by olivia View Post
    Who knows what causes an athlete to be one of the Chosen, but it happens all the time in the Olympics (those Hamm brothers in gymnastics or any Russian skater.)

    Ono should shut it. He was chosen. He should be thankful rather then whiny at the one time the judging doesn't go his way.
    You're definitely entitled to your opinion, of course, but I respectfully disagree. Personally, I think Apolo has rightfully earned every one of his 8 medals. To say he's 'chosen' implies that he had help getting there. He's physically and mentally strong. He doesn't rest on his laurels. He's admired and respected in the sport. He's also not the first one to question the judging in these events. IMO, the Koreans get away with a helluva lot more than Apolo. They're the ones who are always whining.

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    As some of you may know (lol), i am working in Press Services for the Games so i have access to all the post-event quotes from the athletes, most of which never make it to the press. This is an absolutely real quote from the silver medallist in the Men's 4 x 10km relay, cross country skiing.

    "My name is Odd-Bjoern HJELMESET (NOR). I skied the second lap, and i fucked up today. I think i have seen too much porn in the last 14 days. I have the room next to Petter (NORTHUG, NOR) and every day there is noise in there. So i think that is the reason i fucked up. By the way, Tiger Woods is a really good man."

    Honest to god. When i saw that i couldn't believe it was real but it was on the internal Olympic News Service. Un-fucking real! I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t13nif View Post
    As some of you may know (lol), i am working in Press Services for the Games so i have access to all the post-event quotes from the athletes, most of which never make it to the press. This is an absolutely real quote from the silver medallist in the Men's 4 x 10km relay, cross country skiing.

    "My name is Odd-Bjoern HJELMESET (NOR). I skied the second lap, and i fucked up today. I think i have seen too much porn in the last 14 days. I have the room next to Petter (NORTHUG, NOR) and every day there is noise in there. So i think that is the reason i fucked up. By the way, Tiger Woods is a really good man."

    Honest to god. When i saw that i couldn't believe it was real but it was on the internal Olympic News Service. Un-fucking real! I love it.
    So along these lines..

    What are things like ...as in..how much hooking up is going on with the athletes and ..well..groupies, hookers, etc.(if any). I mean they have to have fans, groupies, etc. who have traveled with them..and being in a foreign nation and with it all being a big celebration and all..
    ..is there alot of extra curricular stuff going on?

    Just curious.
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    Well, it's interesting. Alex Ovechkin, the Russian hockey superstar has been hitting on the Latvian press attache. Apparently she is really hot, but i've either never seen her or she's not my type, lol. There has been a lot of journalists and broadcasters (NBC) hitting on volunteers. Apparently there is a bar that all the athletes go to. I was invited to go last night by 'the girls' but i didn't . I'm not really into the groupie scene, but there are LOTS of parties happening with athletes and fans so i think there is a lot of hooking up going on. Plus, there are a lot of celebs here...Vince Vaughan, Michael J. Fox, Jimmy Fallon, Rachel Bilson etc have been at the games. The secretary of Homeland Security was there yesterday, so maybe a politician might be there tomorrow for the gold medal game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by olivia View Post
    Forgive me. It's just my nature. But if one cuts out all the judged events, the US did poorly this Olympics.

    Remember all those judged metals the Chinese won in Beijing? How it felt kinda fixed? And Utah?

    The US is beginning to seem like the Soviet Block pre-1998 - win by hook or crook.

    I like Winter Olympics better than Summer, since the influence of doping is much less. But having an entire event, Snow Boarding, designed and judged so Sean White can win until his knees need replacing leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.

    It's so much cleaner to celebrate the wins of the hockey teams and those wonderful Alpine skiers rather than extolling a metal count dependent on secret judging.
    Man, it sounds like you should just avoid your TV for the rest of the weekend.
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