FutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2929 times:
Hey everyone, there isn't too much more time till the 20th Winter Olympic Games! What are your plans to watch them? Anyone going to go see some events? I personally love the Olympics, so I can't wait for those Opening Ceremonies! I like the skiing events the most, (shows in my profile). How about you?
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2864 times:
You all know I can't wait to watch curling.
It will be a very busy time for us at the curling club. As soon as curling hits TV, our phone will ring like crazy. We have five open houses scheduled between now and April 1, and we'll probably have at least a thousand people try curling during those.
WhyWhyZed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2859 times:
I don't usually watch the olympics themselves. I usually just watch the opening ceremonies, because I like learning about that countries culture, through an awesome show. After that, I watch the odd game here and there. If anything, it'll be hockey!
On a side note, I remember being at the Toronto Auto Show when the Gol metal game for men's hockey was on. You'd know that Canada scored when the convention centre/skydome would ROAR...lol
Alphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2765 times:
Quoting RootsAir (Reply 8): I am boycotting those games just as I did for the 2002 olympics...Sion were clear favourties to win
RootsAir. Yes, Sion was an excellent candidat and I was also very disapointed to see the games going to the other side of the alps. But hey, it's been a while now and sport must prevail. I'm going to watch it for sure and personnaly it brings me good memories as my first son Ewan was born the day of the opening ceremony of the 2002 olympic games.
Now what I don't clearly understand is why Sion didn't submitted candidature again after the failure ?
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6580 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2728 times:
For me the Winter Olympics started today. At lunch hour in the office.
The staff restaurant was all geared up. An electric olympic flame is flashing on top of the coffee machine. Four feet Italian flags hanging from the ceiling all over. Beautiful pictures from typical Italian towns on the walls. Old skis strapped to the pillars. Etc. etc.
And best of all: All the best dishes from the Italian kitchen. Yummy-yummy!
I can tell you, the Italian kitchen is a lot more than spaghetti.
And it continues all next week.
Before the games are over I will have to buy new clothes and a longer belt.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2707 times:
Count me in amongst the a.net masses who finds curling strangely fascinating...also will try to watch luge, bobsled, alpine skiing events, and root for the University of Colorado's own (before those @(*&!*)#&*!@ from the NCAA stepped in and axed his eligibility) Jeremy Bloom in freestyle moguls...once he wins gold, its off to the NFL scouting combine for him!
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru