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The Winter Olympics

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#21 longboard

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

 

There does seem to be a new skiing heartland for the UK, however, based in the North of England, where there are several dry slopes and indoor skiing centres, and where several of our 2014 Winter Olympians have learned their trade. 'Ski Sunday' did a piece on the facilities in Halifax, Castleford and Sheffield last weekend.

 

'appen it's summat to do with the Pennines. Or is that 'appenpennines?



#22 Futtocks

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:44 PM

'appen it's summat to do with the Pennines. Or is that 'appenpennines?

Possibly, but one of the places (Cas, I think) is an indoor centre, with snow instead of dry slope matting.


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#23 nadera78

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

'appen it's summat to do with the Pennines. Or is that 'appenpennines?

There're lots being built all over the place these days - indoor ones anyway. They're good for learning the basics but that's about all, the runs are too short to get any proper skiing/boarding done. I suppose it's making it easier, and cheaper, for kids to get into the sport in the first place which is obviously a good thing.


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#24 Bleep1673

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:48 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ympics/25901428

 

GB Bob Quartet win Silver in last event before Sochi


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#25 Futtocks

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:54 PM

We have two very good medal prospects in the Women's Skeleton Bob, including Lizzie Yarnold, who is likely to be World Champion by the time the Winter Olympics begins.

Yep, she's now the World Champion! :) 


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#26 Wolford6

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:01 PM

To me, skiing would only be interesting if they raced against each other instead of against the clock.


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#27 Futtocks

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

To me, skiing would only be interesting if they raced against each other instead of against the clock.

You are in luck! Check out Ski-Cross.

 


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#28 Saintslass

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:59 PM

You are in luck! Check out Ski-Cross.

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#29 gingerjon

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:09 PM

You are in luck! Check out Ski-Cross.

 

 

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#30 John Drake

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

Good programme on the history of the Winter Olympics by Dan Snow on Beeb 2 tonight.


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#31 Bleep1673

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:14 AM

So how many, and in which sports will we win medals in Sochi?


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

Jamaican Bobsleigh team miss first practice because their luggage has gone missing on the way to Sochi

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ympics/26051530


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#33 Futtocks

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:09 AM

Today's Google homepage - nice logo, good quote.


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#34 Tiny Tim

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:55 AM

Jamaican Bobsleigh team miss first practice because their luggage has gone missing on the way to Sochi

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ympics/26051530

 

Someone needs to make a film about this! I bet it was those Germans who hid their luggage....



#35 Mumby Magic

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

Ski Cross. Wasn't that the TRLers adopted sport from the last winter olympics? 


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#36 Wolford6

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:53 PM

Queensbury man, good in snow. No surprise there then.


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#37 bobbruce

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

Listening to the opening ceremony there's been an attempt to hijack a plane in the Ukraine to fly to Sochi. Could be a nervous games for some of the competitors and fans.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:12 PM

It were nowt. A drunk, it seems .....Thake me tho Shotcthi.....hic!

 

Just watched and very much enjoyed the excellent opening ceremony.  Spoiled only by the inane bleatings of the vapid, insipid, uninspired, colourless, uninteresting, feeble, dull, boring, tedious, tired, unimaginative, lifeless, zestless,spiritless and vacuous Hazel Irvine.

 

Bring on the ice hockey, speed skating, curling and ski-jump!



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:01 PM

Slopestyle Finals at 08:40 tomorrow for me
I caught a brief glimpse of qualification and the commentators were going crazy over the GB blokes in this, but the judges thought otherwise.

#40 Just Browny

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

Noticed that the Women's Ice Hockey tournament is using a 'RLWC-style' Super Group, in which the top 2 progress directly to the semis and the bottom 2 go to the quarters.


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