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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Monday, 12th February 2018, 14:05

Anyone watching?



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RE: Winter Olympics 2018

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 12th February 2018, 14:34

15 different ways to slide.
Not really. 

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 13th February 2018, 02:36

I may have changed my mind.

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Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 14th February 2018, 13:09

Fools that don't like curling get pitied...

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RE: Winter Olympics 2018

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Sunday, 18th February 2018, 20:21

Bobsleigh is just insane, 86mph they reach! Who would invent such a crazy sport, I asked myself? Then I asked Wikipedia...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobsleigh#History

Quote:
Although sledding on snow or ice had been popular in many northern countries, the origins of bobsleighing as a modern sport are relatively recently. Its foundation began when hotelier Caspar Badrutt (1848–1904) managed to convince some English tourists to stay at his hotel in the mineral spa town of St. Moritz, Switzerland through the entire winter. He successfully sold the idea of "winter resorting" to his English regulars with food, alcohol and activities. Badrutt took this action because he had been annoyed his regular guests were only staying at his hotel during the summer months.

Within a couple of years, wintering in St Moritz at Badrutt's hotel became very fashionable. But increased numbers led those who were staying to search for new diversions. In the early 1870s some adventurous English guests began adapting boys' delivery sleds for recreational purposes and began colliding with pedestrians while speeding down the lanes, alleys and roads in St Moritz.

So, basically drunken Brits abroad...

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bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Monday, 19th February 2018, 13:11

I am enjoying it this year, especially the snowboarding events and womans super G with Izzy Atkin getting Bronze for the UK.

Brings back memories of my sking days till I landed or rocks on my back, and gave it up, before I killed myself 

RE: Winter Olympics 2018

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 19th February 2018, 14:06

I have been sking once for a day.
Correction: I spent a day on my ar*e with skis on my feet watching 5 year olds hurtling round having been put on them before they were out of nappies.

Not for me.

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Mikeonfreeserve (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 06:41

Watching the 2 man bob reminded me of a pantomime horse which got me thinking whether the Brits would do it for a lark and to Mozart's A Musical Joke?  

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bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 09:46

Well we had 'Eddie the Eagle", and he was a hero in my eyes, as it was the Olympic spirit of participating and not the winning that counted.

Mind you he had no chance of winning 

RE: Winter Olympics 2018

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 15:52

Watch the Brits ice skating:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43123001

Really beautiful, so in time with each other, just missed out on the top 10.

And then you watch who came first:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-sports/43125368

...makes you think nobody else should even be in the top 10.

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