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2006 Winter Games Closed  
User currently offlineAirbuzz From Canada, joined Jan 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

The 2006 Winter Games was officially closed by International Olympic Committee president.

Many compliments to Germany, the #1 in the medals table, with 11 golds.

G/S/B table:

1. Germany 11 12 6
2. United States 9 9 7
3. Austria 9 7 7
4. Russia 8 6 8
5. Canada 7 10 7
6. Sweden 7 2 5
7. South Korea 6 3 2
8. Switzerland 5 4 5
9. Italy 5 0 6
10. France 3 2 4
10. Netherlands 3 2 4
12. Estonia 3 0 0
13. Norway 2 8 9
14. China 2 4 5
15. Czech Republic 1 2 1
16. Croatia 1 2 0
17. Australia 1 0 1
18. Japan 1 0 0
19. Finland 0 6 3
20. Poland 0 1 1
21. Belarus 0 1 0
21. Bulgaria 0 1 0
21. Great Britain 0 1 0
21. Slovakia 0 1 0
25. Ukraine 0 0 2
26. Latvia 0 0 1

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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Hooray, at last  Wink


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Quoting Airbuzz (Thread starter):
The 2006 Winter Games was officially closed by International Olympic Committee president.

Oh, was there an Olympics?


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Just watching the closing ceremony, OMFG, how sexy is Ricky Martin??? I didn't realise he was gonna be at the closing ceremony.


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Seems like they went by so fast. I'll miss them.

Waiting for 2010.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Personally, I thought the coverage was pretty good although locking the other networks completely out seems to have bit NBC pretty hard in the ass ratings wise. It's a real shame as there was a lot worth watching.

Congrats to Italy for doing what looked like a great job of hosting.



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

 scared  Shiver... shiver... must get... DVDs... going... into withdrawl...  wink 

Let's hear it for Vancouver 2010!  praise 



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

Finally this worthless specatle of "sports" is over. I've been sick of seeing/hearing it since day one.

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 2):
Oh, was there an Olympics?

HAHAHA

Chris



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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 6):
Shiver... shiver... must get... DVDs... going... into withdrawl...

There's DVDs???? I'll be getting them too!!!

-Sam



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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 2):
Oh, was there an Olympics?

*WHACK* I knew this 2-by-4 would come in handy  Wink

Quoting Mir (Reply 4):
Waiting for 2010.

what about Beijing 2008?  Wink

In the mean time, the big question: who will get the XXII Winter Olympiad? Who is competing for that previlage?



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Here in the U.S., Olympics videos can be bought through the NBC-Universal store, and they have mobile ringtones, etc. available through the NBC Sports Mobile Store. Here's a link to the portal for these two stores:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/shop/index.html

Let the nostalgia begin... Big grin



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1712 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 9):
what about Beijing 2008?

I don't get as excited about the summer games, for some reason.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 7):
Finally this worthless specatle (sic) of "sports" is over.

......from someone who lists "safety cards" as a hobby  Yeah sure

Roll on Vancouver!!!


User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Quoting Airbuzz (Thread starter):
10. Netherlands 3 2 4

The Netherlands did really well for a small, FLAT country!  Wink


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 9):
who will get the XXII Winter Olympiad? Who is competing for that previlage?

Here's the list, the host will be chosen next year:

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Borjomi, Georgia
Jaca, Spain
PyeongChang, South Korea
Salzburg, Austria
Sochi, Russia
Sofia, Bulgaria

I'm thinking either Salzburg or PyeongChang.

More info here: http://www.gamesbids.com/english/bids/2014.shtml

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1653 times:
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Norway really didn't do too well this year. Oh well...

As far as 2014, they are all in odd-ball timezones anyways, so it'll be another Olympics I won't watch. 2010 on the other hand  Smile



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Quoting Oli80 (Reply 13):
The Netherlands did really well for a small, FLAT country!

Mostly from speed skating. Which takes place on a small, FLAT ice rink  Silly



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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Thank Christ it is.......  banghead 


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User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 16):
FLAT ice rink

Downhill skating. Now there's a sport for real men!  crazy 


User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Congratulations to all Olympians. The above table is a bit misleading, as it's not all about gold. Germany first, then U.S., then Canada, which is setting itself up nicely to do even better when it hosts 2010.

Congrats especially to Cindy Klassen of Canada -- five medals, more than anyone.



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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Congratulations from me as well to every athlete who participated in the Olympic Games -- win, lose, or draw!  Smile

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Quoting Airbuzz (Thread starter):
1. Germany 11 12 6

I have a feeling that 2006 will be a very successful year for the German sport, especially because we will also win the football world cup in the summer.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

[Re-posted here by yours truly after my deletion of same from the "Ricky Martin" thread, for reasons of content.]

After having listened to the linguistically hybrid Canadian anthem beautifully sung at the closing ceremonies, yesterday, I'm not quite sure why there is so much French spoken (or, in this case, sung) in Canadian-related events, unless it's simply a matter of trying to be completely fair. I do realize that Canada is officially bilingual, but most of Canada is predominantly English-speaking. Because of Canada's attempt to be even-handed, and ironically enough, Canada's international image is almost that of a French-speaking country.

Quebec has about eight or nine million people, and the vast majority of them are predominantly French-speaking. However, Canada is a country of 30 million, and most of the non-Quebeckers speak French only as a second language.

The most populous and powerful province in Canada is Ontario, most of whose inhabitants speaking English either exclusively or predominantly.


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 21):
I have a feeling that 2006 will be a very successful year for the German sport, especially because we will also win the football world cup in the summer

EXACTLY!!  Silly  cloudnine   drunk 



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

I just wish some Americans preformed a little better and didn't act like such jerks (Bode Miller being case #1).
I did notice that the logo for the Winter Olympics in 2010 in Vancouver, BC, Canada is a stylized native American totem pole, found in the Vancouver region. A very suitable symbol indeed.
It appears these games have been successful. No terror attacks (thank God) and a lot of good competitions - the goal of any Olympics.


25 StuckinMAF : You've guys have to be encoraged about Jan's chances at the Tour de France this year, too. He's getting older, but who knows! He and Andreas Kloden m
26 Tom in NO : We're already starting to get plans together to make a trip up for those Games. I made it up there for Expo '86, and had a great time in Vancouver. T
27 Post contains images Andreas : As popular as the TdF may be, this year, it is marginal, the Olympics were nice...but marginal..this year is WC 2006...and trust me, THAT is what cou
28 Jean Leloup : Holy Cow! StuckinMAF is a cycling fan? And respects my man Ullrich, as well? Wow - newfound respect for StuckinMAF! I think the Vancouver Olympics ar
29 Post contains images 777 : ...We will see my friend, we will see...
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