Winter Olympics Open Thread


We needed a new post and I needed an excuse to front-page this video. That is Yulia Lipnitskaya nailing the team gold for Russia. One of the cool things about the Olympics is that we get to see some of the most awesome athletic talent in the world.

Maybe it’s the home-field advantage but so far it seems like the Russians are putting on a show. We seem to be fighting the Canuckistanis for third place. The rest of the world is being left behind. We will get some gold medals, but I get the feeling the commies are gonna dominate in the medal count.

By the way, that video shows how sports announcing should be done – the Russian announcers didn’t say a single word during Yulia’s performance.

This is an open thread.


Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg grabs the first gold medal in Sochi

Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg grabs the first gold medal in Sochi


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12 Responses to Winter Olympics Open Thread

  1. The Klown says:

    Apparently the team skate competitions were this weekend, the individual skate competitions will be at the end of the games.

  2. wmcb says:

    It’s all about the hockey, baby. That’s the real rivalry.

  3. wmcb says:

    Yulia deserved the gold for that skate, BTW. She nailed it.

  4. votermom says:

    I did not see that today. I saw her skate in a red outfit. Absolutely wonderful; very fierce & fearless.

  5. votermom says:

    Twitchy lists some reactions

  6. votermom says:

    Yup, Klown, that video of her in the green outfit is from 2011-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DlQqRP6jZ4

  7. wmcb says:

    I think that our fascination with the luge is just a modern rehash of the old “Crazy people are touched by God, so revere them” thing.

  8. 49erDweet says:

    For really spine tingling excitement, in past Olympics I got swept away by the Curling.

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