Winter Olympics 2018 PyeongChang Discussion: Norovirus and North Korea Nuclear Holocaust Edition | Page 2

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    wotherspoon is a speed skater, won like 8 world championships (4 in sprint, 4 in distance)

    they promoted as a medal hopeful/favourite and he just came up short again and again

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Wotherspoon
     
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    basically in the world of olympic sport; one olympic gold medal is better than 5 world championships
     
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    It's possible Canada will dominate even more than usual. Their washouts are still damn good, I think you'll see blowouts of the second tier teams but more lopsided games against teams that also traditionally made use of NHL players. We'll see.
     
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    Use to be that it was Canada's to lose, now it can go anywhere.

    Speed Skating is happening tomorrow, don't remember which events...think the 500m was one of them, but looking forward to it. And the Moguls are usually at the beginning of the Olympics as well :) Mikael Kingsbury has a really good chance to win it this year
     
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    That's fucking stupid. We abandoned the amateur handicap thing a long time ago, sadly...but we did.

    Canada should be able to send its best.
     
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    I'm being serious don't recall what that has to do with Asians
     
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    Whens the long jump?
     
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    Its the NHL that banned their players from going. If i remember correctly its because the NHL owners want a high insurance for its players and I think (not 100%) they wanted their logo on the players jerseys.

    Every other world league can send their best, and thankfully there were some Canadian players in those leagues.
     
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    This was my assumption.
     
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    Didn't a few players get very badly injured in previous Olympics? I thought that was why NHL owners wanted to stop sending them. I could be wrong though
     
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    It's indefinitely a factor, that mixed with economics tanked the deal they've had since the 90's. It's a shame, it's great exposure for the League, but individual owners can suffer big losses. If a guy like Steven Stamkos tears his ACL, that's the Lightnings' season basically done. Hopefully they can work a new deal out, the American team would have been fun this year.
     
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    Yeah, same reason NBA players are increasingly reluctant to go. It's becoming a thing in all leagues as the top pay bracket in professional sports ascends to a ludicrous sphere.
     
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    Yeah, John Tavares from the Islanders had a season ending surgery from getting injured at the Olympics
     
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    Russians are Asians, derp.

    Furthermore, the Chinese judge, beyond the French judge quoted in the Wiki, was suspected in particular of being in the Russian pocket, as she was all over the map in that Olympics, and I don't think it will take much convincing to persuade anyone, anymore, that both those nations' Olympic programs are run by entirely by unscrupulous individuals (thank you for tutoring the more obtuse ones on that, Father Time...I wasted a lot of breath).
    The Chinese had their own moment in the following Olympics with their own pairs, IIRC, although I'd have to Google a bit to remind myself.
     
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    Russians are euros

    Japan voted for Canada (but j guess you won't count that)
     
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    In figure skating Russians are considered Europeans. That's why they compete at the European championships and not the four continents championship.
     
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    In fact I'm pretty sure that Russia is part of Europe?
     
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    It spans both continents, but its capital is in Europe. No one calls Russians Asians, Russia is either considered European or basically it's own continent. When I say a person is Russian, you picture a dead-eyed white person, and that's Eastern Europe to a T.
     
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