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Default Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 - 02-06-2014, 14:37 | posts: 3,381 | Location: Bristol, UK

So its finally the time for winter Olympics! Snowboarders already started today! Anybody looking forward to any particular sports?

I cant wait for ice hockey, ski jumping, biathlon, skeleton and bobsleigh!

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Default 02-06-2014, 14:42 | posts: 5,232 | Location: FLA,USA

Skeleton is beast. I'm actually interested to see the slope style as well. Probably catch some hockey.
   
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Default 02-06-2014, 14:51 | posts: 11,416 | Location: England

Not interested and not supporting it by watching. The latest round of discriminatory laws in the country are enough for me to boycott the entire thing.
   
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Default 02-06-2014, 14:54 | posts: 23,393 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

looking forward to it as well. its all about the sports after all
   
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Default 02-06-2014, 14:54 | posts: 5,232 | Location: FLA,USA

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Not interested and not supporting it by watching. The latest round of discriminatory laws in the country are enough for me to boycott the entire thing.
I'd be a bit more outraged about the Olympic committee being bought with drug money from a Russian Gangster. Intolerance is just par for the course there.
   
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Default 02-06-2014, 15:31 | posts: 4,744 | Location: Not Far North Enough (England)

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Not interested and not supporting it by watching. The latest round of discriminatory laws in the country are enough for me to boycott the entire thing.
This.
   
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Default 02-06-2014, 15:57 | posts: 4,687 | Location: Washington DC

Will watch Ice Hockey.
   
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Default 02-06-2014, 17:02 | posts: 2,379 | Location: Ohio

As a former avid skier I will be watching a bit of it.
   
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Default 02-06-2014, 18:35 | posts: 3,381 | Location: Bristol, UK

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Skeleton is beast. I'm actually interested to see the slope style as well. Probably catch some hockey.
I havent seen new track so looking forward to it! Probably the only chance for Latvia to get gold!

Definitely watching hockey when i can, but one game starts 8am on friday, sucks!

Ah really? its about sport after all,support your team
   
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Default 02-06-2014, 22:47 | posts: 1,420 | Location: Canada

When the games are on I never work,just drink beer and watch everything I can.I do not want to miss anything related to Canada.
Love to see Canada VS Russia in hockey gold medal game.
   
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Default 02-06-2014, 23:56 | posts: 3,381 | Location: Bristol, UK

I think everyone does and hopefully it will be more of a battle than 4 years ago in Vancouver
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 01:55 | posts: 26,094 | Location: Hampshire UK

@gerardfraser - you just described the most idyllic time I can imagine. I would LOVE to be in Canada, watching all the Olympics, snow all around me, supporting the hockey team!

I'm mostly looking forward to the hockey, of course, we really should have beaten Canada in the semi-final 4 years ago! Russia will be really hyped for this, of course, it'll be great to watch.
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 06:50 | posts: 1,789 | Location: Oxford UK

I hate how the BBC is constantly trying to put a downer on the games by going on and on about potential terrorism and high security and whatnot. Its almost as if they want something to happen so they can get more viewers and get some experts in that'll go "haa haa! told you sh!t would hit the fan!". How about make an effort to get in the spirit of the games ? In all probability absolutely nothing will happen with the exception of teams and individuals doing some sport, some of them do poorly and others do well and bring home trophies.
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 09:12 | posts: 23,393 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

hehe gotta love google




looking forward to the opening this afternoon , let the games begin
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 09:31 | posts: 3,381 | Location: Bristol, UK

Yea Google's page made me laugh Western media will pick on every small detail.

Love Slovakia's kit Eclap, very original with national anthem! Im so excited for hockey, glad NHL stopped for those 3 weeks to let players go there! I will be watching it all day tomorrow! Might have to skip curling when its on tho
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 09:43 | posts: 23,393 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

guys, can you please post url of live internet streams if you know them ? thanks
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 09:55 | posts: 3,381 | Location: Bristol, UK

Is nobody covering it in Holland? BBC 2 will be showing it all day tomorrow and sunday, havent checked the rest of the days. I am surprised Eurosport isnt covering it apart from daily diaries.
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 10:03 | posts: 23,393 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

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Is nobody covering it in Holland? BBC 2 will be showing it all day tomorrow and sunday, havent checked the rest of the days. I am surprised Eurosport isnt covering it apart from daily diaries.
yeah but im looking for URL that goes beyond the borders of their own country. bbc is usally limited to uk. same as NOS here i think.
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 10:05 | posts: 3,381 | Location: Bristol, UK

Ah i see what you mean. I think i will have to find hockey links when it starts, doubt BBC will be showing it.
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 10:06 | posts: 1,428 | Location: Japan, Soka

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yeah but im looking for URL that goes beyond the borders of their own country. bbc is usally limited to uk. same as NOS here i think.
Might be a long shot, but you could try some UK's VPN, if nothing else could be found.


   
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Default 02-07-2014, 12:24 | posts: 3,381 | Location: Bristol, UK

Oh skeleton is going to be HOT! Some nice helmets there!

http://deadspin.com/skeleton-helmets...ics-1516793035
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 12:28 | posts: 23,393 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

that is indeed awesome!
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 12:42 | posts: 26,094 | Location: Hampshire UK

Things like this bring a tear to my eye http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb-K_3XID3Q

Slovakia goes hockey mad at every major tournament. I mean I haven't seen anything like it anywhere. Premier league, NFL, NHL, you name it, this matters the most. The whole naton goes mental, everyone is pulling together. Seeing Demitra in that video hurts even now. RIP Palo!
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 13:49 | posts: 3,381 | Location: Bristol, UK

I think Latvia will give you a good run for the money there mate! Going to world cup this year so im so excited even knowing that it wont be that good after Olympics! Yea sad times, we lost our captain in that crash too!

Btw Olympic committee said no to Swedish women goalie who wanted to have Liv's (died back then too) portrait on her helmet! That's a bit silly really.
   
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Default 02-07-2014, 16:14 | posts: 23,393 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

starting now
   
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