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  • candiman
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    1440 with a double cork! I can't think of a sporting moment that has moved me as much as that did (important Chelsea goals excepted).

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  • ginghamkitchen
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    I have a project application I'm working on at the moment for a skate park, but I have now binned it in favour of a snowboard half-pipe. A-mazing.

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  • babycart
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    Morricone, Mancini, Black Magic Woman, I Put A Spell On You, jazz parpage, strange facial hair: the pairs figure skating must be the most VG+ Olympic event ever. All that was missing was a cape.

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  • babycart
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    The biathlon yesterday was epic. Young French guy skiing like a lunatic before pausing to coolly plug 19 out of 20 targets. It´s a horribly cruel event, with competitors forced to go round a punishment circuit for every shot they miss.
    The Dutch speed skating twins were great too. Watched some speed skating relays before I came to work today, but it was just completely confusing. Some roller disco music would liven it up no end.

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  • babycart
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    I´m not sure how politically correct a 15 year old Russian girl figure skating to the Schindlers List music in a little red coat is, but I nearly had a tear in my eye and probably would have done if she´d flown a little higher. Kaetlyn Osmond was my favourite, and I was horrified when she fell flat on her face.
    But the team event is a just a warm up. A week to go before Queen Yu Na does her stuff...



    Also spent a happy hour or so watching the biathlon last night. Bonkers. Whose idea was it to mix skiing and rifle shooting? It´s like a marathon with a round of darts every five miles

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  • candiman
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    My daughter took herself off to Whistler last year and has been learning to snowboard. Not yet near doing anything like those girls were doing this morning though, but it made it required watching. Really enjoyable. You get the feeling that all the competitors - and the commentators - hang out with each other all the time, very informal and a breath of fresh air. Great stuff and well done Jenny, a bronze medal is a good way to retire.

    Downend, Bristol (where I was born!) was put on the sporting map by WG Grace, now we have Jenny Jones!

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  • treeboy
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    Good girl, that's the spirit! We all love Jenny now!
    The ladies slopestyle was great this morning. Anyone see the louge? Mental as anything

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  • Xann
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    Jenny Jones posts on my other web hangout, we love her.



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  • treeboy
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    "Thirty metres of pure radness..."

    Got up early to watch the slopestyle event in the winter Olympics. Absolutely thrilling stuff. The Brits were unlucky, but the pure spectacle overrode any partisan feelings. Watching those kids flying through the air, being creative with it, and having balls the size of ostrich eggs to even attempt it, was a great start to my Sochi viewing. Great camera work too, revealing just how technical it is, and beautiful to watch too, in a wonderful setting. Obviously I'm ignoring all the crap surrounding the whole event, just trying to stay positive.Brilliant, colourful start.
    Anyone else getting into the games?
    The quote came from one of the commentators, following a particularly acrobatic, huge jump! The event also made me very aware that a whole new lexicon has passed me by.That's ok though, it would sound silly coming out of my mouth.
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