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Favourite event at Winter Olympics?

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by barney, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. barney

    barney Active Member

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    I have to be honest guys...

    I have never watched the winter Olympics before so I thought this year I will watch it. I'm thinking about watching the ice hockey

    So what is your favourite event?
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I like Winter a lot more than the Summer events.

    1. Speed skating - Ohno is the man
    2. Luge and Bobsled
    3. Ski jumps
    4. Curling
    5. Hockey

    Don't care too much for figure skating, only watch to see the women's outfits :)
  3. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    Skeleton
  4. UKCowboysFan

    UKCowboysFan Member

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    Have always liked the Bobsleigh
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Hockey, easy.

    But there are too many enjoyable events to rank any more of them. I'll watch everything snowboarding, downhill skiing, speed skating, and bobsled/skeleton events.

    I honestly don't know how anybody can prefer the summer to winter olympics. Best sporting event in the world.
  6. Christiann

    Christiann Active Member

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    Hockey, Hockey, and Hockey. Snowboarding is good too.
  7. BigDGarciaFan

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    never? not even as a kid? you have to watch them, whenever you get days off from work. i like curling
  8. barney

    barney Active Member

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    ***ICE HOCKEY***

    Any key games in the group stages?
  9. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Bobsled I guess. Winter Olympics are rather blah for me.
  10. MartinRamone

    MartinRamone Well-Known Member

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    Hockey without a doubt.
  11. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Member

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    its a great event, youre missing out.
  12. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    In Texas, football and basketball are Winter sports.
    You've also got the entire world's worth of Soccer. EPL/La Liga, Bundesliga et al.

    I am always impressed by guys like Shani Davis or other US Winter Olympians I really couldn't tell you a thing they do between Olympic runs.
    And none of these things are what I'd consider sports.

    Can obviously relate more to Summer events.

    I'd love to visit Norway though if that helps, lol.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    this pretty much is the only place that Hockey gets real publicity anymore. Basically a minor sport now.

    Figure Skating is interesting just to see which judge has gotten the biggest bribe

    Ski Jumping is great when they fall

    Downhill the same

    Curling is great on the womens side since so many of them are serious hotties

    Bobsledding is exciting- like with NASCAR you keep waiting for the big crash

    but the absolute most dangerous sport is luge beyond a doubt- Las Vegas has an over and under on how many are injured plus a big splash for any that get killed
  14. CopenhagenCowboy

    CopenhagenCowboy Active Member

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    This. :)
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    How can you consider summer events like track sports but not speed skating? Its the same thing except a lot more difficult...
  16. jterrell

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    guess because running has always been a sport and was featured at the first and every olympics.
    pretty sure they didnt have ice in ancient greece.

    essentially every school has track programs. billions of kids run.
    how many ice skate?

    for people from colder climes i am sure it is a very serious sport.
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    They didn't have football in ancient greece either...is it not a sport?

    I think we just have different definitions of "sport" lol
  18. jterrell

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    I have never knowingly met anyone's who been a speed skater.
    Thus my definition of "not a sport".
    I'd see it more as exercise or recreation... or a novelty in Texas.. OMG there's ice!

    Obviously in the broader sense of the definition it is absolutely a competitive sport.
    And of course the Olympic speed skaters are world class athletes.

    I see you are from one of the most northern climes in the US so obviously we'd have a different take.
    Ice rinks really didn't even exist in Dallas until my teens.
  19. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I can honestly say I don't know one single person who has ever speed skated for a day in their life lol

    I guess I can agree with the recreation thing, but not if you're going to call running more than a recreation. Just because it isn't popular or is a novelty in one place doesn't make it less of a sport. Heck, soccer is a novelty all over the U.S.
  20. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I like the Ice Fishing, myself.

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