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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2018, 05:17:32 PM »
They are going to make him do the iron lotus

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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2018, 08:49:43 PM »
The Korean dude in the iron Man helmet who just took gold in skeleton on home ice might never pay for meal again in Korea again.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2018, 11:58:58 AM »
Am I the only one that things Lindsey Vonn is highly over rated.  Or maybe it just seems she fails to live up to her potential. 
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2018, 01:04:28 PM »
Am I the only one that things Lindsey Vonn is highly over rated.  Or maybe it just seems she fails to live up to her potential. 

She has 4 overall World Cup titles and another 4 top-5 finishes in the overall, plus over a dozen titles for indiv events (best in that event for that ski season) but like Bode Miller, the Olympics seem to be her kryptonite.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2018, 09:37:46 AM »
Same thing just above.....  :P
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2018, 09:38:15 AM »
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2018, 09:55:04 AM »
Same thing just above.....  :P

I posted a link to the actual tweet. So not the same thing :P
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2018, 06:47:15 PM »
https://www.thenation.com/article/the-farce-of-the-olympic-athletes-from-russia/

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The International Olympic Committee knew about institutionalized Russian doping as early as July 2013. Yet it willfully turned a blind eye to hard evidence of doping across the Russian sportscape and allowed the Sochi 2014 Games—along with their billions in graft—to proceed apace. With Russia hosting, it was in the IOC’s interest to look the other way, and it was dutiful in that task. Then, just ahead of the 2016 Rio Summer Games, the IOC punted responsibility to the International Sports Federations to determine whether Russian athletes would be allowed to participate. As more evidence rolled in, and the World Anti-Doping Agency—another organization rife with conflicts of interest and bungled efforts—collected proof of endemic doping in Russia, the IOC announced in December 2017 that the country would be banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Then the Olympic honchos attached a massive asterisk to that bold pronouncement, allowing nearly 170 Russian athletes to participate in South Korea—only a handful fewer athletes than the 177 who participated at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. These athletes had to pass a screening process and prove that they were neither a part of what happened in Sochi nor any institutionalized doping mechanism. That nearly 170 athletes passed raises questions on both sides: How widespread was the doping, and how “rigorous” was the screening process? After all, the IOC was tight-lipped about the criteria that would be used to judge Russian athletes, although it immediately issued the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” logo design. The compromise is that we now have “Olympic Athletes from Russia,” but somehow not Russia—a painfully awkward shirttail through the front zipper.

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Russian spectators have traveled en masse and in startlingly large numbers to Pyeongchang, showing pride and thumbing their nose at the IOC. While most countries have hospitality houses emblazoned with their name, the Russians have what they are calling a “Sports House” because they—seriously—are not allowed to call it a “Russia House.” But this house has predictably become a nationalism free-for-all, where nesting dolls, photos of Vladimir Putin, and an unlimited supply of Russian hats, scarves, and flags are all on full display. As Tariq Panja reported from South Korea, “Being unable to use the word Russia or the Olympic rings in the facility’s logo appears to be the only restrictions at the house.”

Imagine if the United States were “banned” from the Olympics in a similar way, yet we still had 95 percent of our athletes’ competing without red, white, and blue uniforms and without the Stars and Stripes waving overhead. US tourists would make South Korea look like the Fourth of July at Lee Greenwood’s house, even if the team just took their skates and went home.
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
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Re: 2018 Running Olympics Thread
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2018, 07:54:34 PM »
Remember when we used to make jokes like that about the East German women. 
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