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#16 hobglobin

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:05 PM

actually, this would be a financial windfall and might save the games: we can have a "pay per view"....then we don't need these old IOC dinosaurs anymore- only old voyeurs....;)....you are so irreverent dr H...


Who knows...perhaps even me would pay for that :lol: but heavy athletics would have severe problems then and in all others "doping" would have completely new goals and need different methods... :P

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:19 PM

actually, this would be a financial windfall and might save the games: we can have a "pay per view"....then we don't need these old IOC dinosaurs anymore- only old voyeurs....:D....you are so irreverent dr H...


Who knows...perhaps even me would pay for that :lol: but heavy athletics would have severe problems then and in all others "doping" would have completely new goals and need different methods... :P

then you would really be converted into a bonafide sports fan.....aesthetic doping...hah- that's so funny..it could be new sports category: scalpel sculpting, liposuction etc. ;)
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:18 PM

Nudity and more....
The ancient athletes started with it, though the reasons for nudity are not clear (the possible reasons are that the Greeks just liked nude bodies (physique, tribute to the gods), or that an athlete once lost his clothes/loincloth and won anyway, and then all others thought that might be the reason for the victory), the nudity itself was the cause of some trouble for men (not to become to obvious, but think of "dangling" (not sure if it's the right word), or why today women wear sports bras :P ). Anyway the solution were 'restraints' and some even sewed the private parts to avoid that irritating "dangling"....
And females? They had their own games called "Heraea"


BTW the Greek term gymnos (gynnasium = ancient Greece functioned as a training facility) meaning 'naked'.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 01:06 PM

Last night's opening ceremony's photo gallery

- it was not bad (I like the cultural aspect of the presentations) but definitely marred by the death of the young Georgian luger....it was shocking (they say it's human error and inexperience) and an unnecessary waste of life and VaNOC shld've anticipated this. :lol: Right now there's a raging debate concerning these high speed sports and some athletes say that if you eliminate the risks then you take out the soul of the game itself...ppfftt...a lot of people think that it would be the freestyle aerialists who're playing russian roulette every time they jump so we were all shocked and so saddened by the death of this young athlete even before the games have started. They're fixing the track now- building higher walls....but still- you've to admire the guts (or is it stupidity) of the athletes who're gonna try that track again and I hope that they're not being coerced by the dinosaur IOC...
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:18 PM

Finally, the first medal (a silver) for the canucks from Jenny Heil for freestyle moguls....she couldn't defend her Turin gold but was so gracious in admitting that the american- Hannah Kearney deserved the gold...a minor consolation for us - Kearney is half-canadian :lol:....and I can't believe that the yanks already have 4 medals...


worthy to mention: we didn't do well in speed skating yesterday (after all the hype) :P..the koreans are phenominal btw..... but the our women's hockey team beat Slovakia with a record score of 18-0.....:D.....
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:27 PM

And not to forget that we also go a silver medal, though it looks like a pita bread :P . Forgot who and in which contest... :D
Anyway the Netherlands, France and South Korea have more...all well known winter sports nations :lol:

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:40 PM

they're just lucky...:P....and Germany's doing just the same as Canada and the silver is for the womens 7.5 biathlon....and pita bread never looked this shiny:


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ok, and just to dispel the pita-look alike rumour, check these out:

olympic medals from recycled e-waste

medal design

Edited by casandra, 14 February 2010 - 01:43 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:49 PM

:P It looks like squatchy (or what ever his name was) sat on them
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:44 PM

:D It looks like squatchy (or what ever his name was) sat on them

yup--Quatchi....and that was the idea esp when he's having one of his famous tantrums...:lol:...
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:44 PM

In honour of Canada’s first Olympic gold on home soil, here’s a little Moguls 101:
the physics of ski moguls

Hah…and I even understood the first twenty sentences…:)

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:50 PM

And have a look here

To quote:

What Causes an ACL Injury
ACL injuries are caused by several factors. The most common is a traumatic force being applied to the knee in a twisting moment, causing forceful hyperextension. Skiers are particularly susceptible to these types of strains when landing jumps, skiing moguls or during twisting falls. The injury can also occur due to a contact force such as being hit from the front or side. Finally, ACL injuries can happen during a fall by a novice skier, when the bindings do not release.
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#27 casandra

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 01:11 PM

And have a look here

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What Causes an ACL Injury
ACL injuries are caused by several factors. The most common is a traumatic force being applied to the knee in a twisting moment, causing forceful hyperextension. Skiers are particularly susceptible to these types of strains when landing jumps, skiing moguls or during twisting falls. The injury can also occur due to a contact force such as being hit from the front or side. Finally, ACL injuries can happen during a fall by a novice skier, when the bindings do not release.
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:)....ok..ok....flatten our moguls parade...sports injuries are very common (and not only in skiing) that's why we already have a specialised branch of medicine just for them...we're more informed and there are better management and control measures now than before.... besides, even knowing all the possibilities and injury potentials, most athletes still persevere....stupid we sometimes say but that's what they want to do and they'd risk something for their goal..
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:13 PM

This was interesting.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 08:32 PM

for those who missed the vancouver olympic opening ceremony and to continue with more propaganda :), here's the complete text delivered by the yellowknife poet--Shane Koyczan in hip hoppity style (he was pretty darn good...a pity tho that there was no direct reference to the first nations which is ironic).

We Are More

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:45 AM

the olympic fashion catwalk

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