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    I personally thought Wagner had the worst performance out of all that NBC showed. Her performance just seemed so clinical, like you could see what she was thinking, while she was skating.

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    Downgrades only count for underrotated jumps. Two-footed landings are reflected in the grade of execution.

    Lipnitskaia was overscored as hell, but I guess that's to be expected.
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    I thought the Italian woman was the most graceful of all. She was just lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slushie View Post
    Downgrades only count for underrotated jumps. Two-footed landings are reflected in the grade of execution.

    Lipnitskaia was overscored as hell, but I guess that's to be expected.
    I agree about Lippy - she skated well and that one spin with her leg straight over her head is amazing, but I don't think she deserved the high scores she got.
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    The little 15 year old Russian Ice dancer or whatever they're called was pretty good.

    And in other news: the Dutch King and Queen cheered another Dutch skater to Olympic Gold. A female speedskater this time:




    Some semi official business: as an honorary member of the Olympic comittee the King also got to hand out the medals to yesterday's three winning Dutch speedskaters (here he is with Kramer, the Gold medalist).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    Wagner needs to dial the obnoxious hair flipping all the way down. How are two-footed jumps counted? Are they given credit as fully rotated triples that just don't get a positive grade of execution or are they downgraded to doubles?

    And watching that lead-in piece on AW from the segment where they showed her announcement to the team, I get the feeling that Gracie was giving her a full side-eye for being named in place of Mirai. Or maybe she just doesn't like her.

    The first hair flip was kind of fun. The second, third, etc. just drove me crazy. Something about her really bothers me. I haven't been following ice skating since the last Olympics so I admit to being very out of the loop. There is just something about her that I don't like, hard to explain. And, yes, Gracie Gold was totally giving her some sort of eye. Not impressed, I guess.

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    How does the US usually do in the winter Olympics? I know we usually kick ass in the summer ones,....but I wasn't sure of our track record for the winter games.

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    We always do fairly,but Norway trumps all as a rule. We can hold our own.
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    Another Dutch sweep at the 500 meters speedskating for men: gold, silver and bronze! And gold and bronze are twins, no less!

    Olympic Speedskating 2014: Live Results and Analysis of Men's 500 Meters | Bleacher Report

    Olympic Speedskating 2014: Men's 500M Medal Winners and Final Results | Bleacher Report

    BBC Sport - Sochi 2014: Michel Mulder wins 500m speed skating gold






    The golden twin:


    The bronze twin:


    Twins embrace:
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    Dunno who it was but they interviewed a female snowboarder yesterday and she was stoned off her face LOL
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    ^Snowboarders take their safety meetings seriously....
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    I've developed a mad crush, on the entire Norwegian curling team.....based solely on their pants.

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    It doesn't seem like the US is fairing to well in the games this year. I wonder if we will even end up in the top three by the end of it all.



    Edit: Is anyone watching the men's halfpipe live right now?? How is Shaun White and the US doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeStar70 View Post
    Edit: Is anyone watching the men's halfpipe live right now?? How is Shaun White and the US doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Dunno who it was but they interviewed a female snowboarder yesterday and she was stoned off her face LOL
    Didn't the first ever winner of a snowboard gold(I want to say the Nagano games) get stripped of his gold medal because of him testing positive on pot.

    Our speed skaters are kicking ass and taking names, damn. Eight medals so far, our best total ever at the winter Olympics is eleven medals.
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