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goon1221 [BMC] Monday 26.Feb 09:15, 2018
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Oh my god ... glad this thing is over now ... for a guy very interested in alpine skiing, NOT turning the circadian rhythm around, this has been exhausting :D
No more alarm in the middle of the night for this guy ever ... next Olympics in Tokyo and Beijing will go without me :D

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 25.Feb 08:46, 2018
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Marit Bjørgen gets her gold medal on the closing ceremony . .... something very right about that :))

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Sunday 25.Feb 07:37, 2018
That 3-3 was devastating. Gogog

Tomas [Second Coming] Sunday 25.Feb 07:20, 2018
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Germany - Russia 3-2. 3m 16s togo. OMG!!

Tomas [Second Coming] Sunday 25.Feb 06:56, 2018
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3rd periode. Germany-Russia 1-1. Lets hope the germans finishes it of before extratime, so I can swap to cross-country 30km in time.

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 24.Feb 13:47, 2018
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To win the medal board, Norway got the pressure .. The 4 Bob is big big favourites .. they need to crash not to win this thing ... they lead with 25/100 .. that's like a minute in cross country :D so if Bjørgen, or one of the other norwegians doesn't win tomorrow... Germany win the medal hunt....

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 24.Feb 13:20, 2018
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Germany sets their hope in the hockey team <-- oboy'oboy thats a sentence I thought I'd never hear.

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 24.Feb 12:03, 2018
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Okey ... Norway got maybe one more outsider chance on the mass start speed skating with Sverre Lunde Pedersen
... but that's a long shot :)) he needs to do a Tony Martin :D

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Saturday 24.Feb 12:00, 2018
Bobsleigh is the big one. Outsider chances at icehockey and the 5000m with Pechstein.

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 24.Feb 11:21, 2018
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JJJ... Germany seems to have the upper hand om the medal table atm ... big lead in Bob ... we must depend on Marit Bjørgen tomorrow :)) any other hopes for Germany?

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 24.Feb 08:25, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Fantastic race. It's up there with Val di Fiemme as best 50K mass start. Bolshunov again fading the last couple of km, he always do that unfortunately. Was sure he would win with 10 to go

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Saturday 24.Feb 08:07, 2018
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goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 24.Feb 08:04, 2018
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Wow .... woke up to a scenario i didn't see coming .... i guess 50 km is pretty hard :D the time gaps is hilarious :D

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Saturday 24.Feb 07:25, 2018
14th Winter Fantasy Overall
whoah! if he can only keep it up. Bolshunov looks good

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 24.Feb 07:12, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
What a race so far for Niskanen

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Friday 23.Feb 15:51, 2018
XAXAXAXAXAXA driving home now. Will get drunk tonight :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 23.Feb 15:42, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
They lost it to Russia the day NHL players was not allowed to play, but of course everybody expected them to beat Germany

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Friday 23.Feb 15:41, 2018
Yes, but ice hocley is their national sport.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 23.Feb 15:40, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
They got skicross though, not too bad

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Friday 23.Feb 15:36, 2018
Poor Canada, no gold in curling and ice hockey.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 23.Feb 15:36, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
You stole my comment goon

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 23.Feb 15:35, 2018
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Miracle on ice part 2 on sunday ?

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Friday 23.Feb 15:33, 2018
First Sweden, Canada second, Russia next?

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 23.Feb 15:32, 2018
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Wow ... congratz germany

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Friday 23.Feb 15:27, 2018
I'm dieing. Stopped working and am refreshing like crazy :D

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 23.Feb 15:14, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Can 3 Ger 4 now ... is there any fingernails left in germany by now ? :D

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Friday 23.Feb 15:13, 2018
4-3... aargh my nerves. Not again :D Those chances to make it 5 or 6 should have gone in

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 23.Feb 15:11, 2018
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I redraw the sweden big favourite statement in both curling finals ... the swedish women meets the Koreans which really impressed with some real high high quality curling in the semis against almost as well playing Japan ... Sweden will get a match ... or the other way around maybe :D

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 23.Feb 14:33, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Sorry ... Sweden got 6 gold ... still ... they will not complain after this Olympics I'm sure :))

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Friday 23.Feb 14:32, 2018
And hockey is played on the Sumer Olympics. ;) Even the IOC and IIHF confirm.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Friday 23.Feb 14:31, 2018
Sweden's record is 7 gold in Turin.

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 23.Feb 14:29, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
I find the whole not entering Olympics a major miss of opportunity, to advertise the NHL for the world. Remember back when I was a kid, hockey in the Olympics was one of the coolest things.

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 23.Feb 14:29, 2018
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Sweden by the way ... what a great Olympics for them as well ... they got 7 gold medals now, and will be big favourites in curling finals both gender and Kalla on the 30 km ... 10 gold to Sweden will be new record for them of I'm not completely wrong?

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Friday 23.Feb 14:27, 2018

Last year's World Championship: Germany ''only'' 5 NHL players of 25, Canada only 2 NOT in the NHL, with 80% of the League Canadian anyway. It's safe to say Canada (and the USA) miss their home league players, while Russia can still field their top players from the KHL. Despite missing players like Ovechkin and Malkin,

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Friday 23.Feb 14:18, 2018
I can't believe it. Hopefully they don't give the lead away like against Sweden.

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 23.Feb 14:18, 2018
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OAR in the finals will be an whole other story

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 23.Feb 14:17, 2018
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Not so strange this Olympics .. in lack of NHL

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 23.Feb 14:16, 2018
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Or, ALMOST halfway through. 3-1 with 11:43 left in 2nd periode.

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 23.Feb 14:15, 2018
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Hockey: Germany are up 3-0 against Canada halfway through the semi finals :o :o

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 23.Feb 13:49, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Congratz to the swedes... not the best feeling in the world to get beaten by big brother :D ... very impressive though ... great preparations :))

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Friday 23.Feb 13:35, 2018
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And next year Worlds in Östersund, just saying.

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 23.Feb 13:34, 2018
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The swedish biatlhon team have been training in windy Östersund before Pyeongchang. Nice championship for them, with breakthroughs for Hanna Öberg and Seb.Samuelsson.

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Friday 23.Feb 13:30, 2018
The german men have to shoot a lot in the summer. And sweden gets the gold which is fine :D

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 20:31, 2018
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And let's not forget the big german Nico Ihle pair 12 first out ... :))

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 20:22, 2018
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One hell of an event tomorrow guys ... men's 1000 m speed skating 11 cet ... the main guys to watch out for, pair 16 Håvard Lorentzen first in Koen Verweij out, pair 17 Kai Verbij first in and pair 18 Kjeld Nuis first in Mika Poutala out ... and maybe this home guy Min Kuy Cha first in in pair 5 .

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 22.Feb 15:20, 2018
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Four teams without misses, three of them ended up with medals. Nuff said.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 22.Feb 14:35, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
No serious relay when 3 athletes has clean shooting ;) Remember once in Anterselva, Dahlmeier only without extra shots. Think that actually was the last time in her fantastic streak of no misses in the relays.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 14:30, 2018
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I mean, when Wierer can go out in the lead after 2 rounds on the first shooting... and Olsbu shoot for gold after Tandrevold miss her first 4 shots on her second shooting, it cant be boring :D

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 14:26, 2018
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Circus was positive ... seriously the most fun relay I've ever seen:D

Tomas [Second Coming] Thursday 22.Feb 14:09, 2018
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Not a circus - it was to entertainment all the way. Just a little sad that Deutschland didn't manage a medal.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 13:13, 2018
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Belarus biggest favourite now ... but all down to Germany 1.12 behind can win this circus :D:D

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 12:49, 2018
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What a show ... wierer from 2 penalty rounds to the lead :D

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Thursday 22.Feb 12:46, 2018
Peiffer Syndrome has spread :D

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 12:03, 2018
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Austria and Klapfer had the responsibility to chaise Riessle, but he didn't ... so easy gold medal for Germany ...

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Thursday 22.Feb 11:44, 2018
Rießle is a goddamn speed train.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 11:41, 2018
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Geiger does it for Germany ... Smart move to attack when Schmid almost had contact :D

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 11:01, 2018
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In the Olympics anything can happen ... .. Shiffrin wins downhill in lake Louise ( I think it was ) and every slalom she does, expept the Olympics slalom and SC :D Hirscher out in first, Kristoffersen out in second run in the slalom ... Myhrer and Sweden wins :D I guess Germany can beat OAR as well :))

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Thursday 22.Feb 10:11, 2018
NC relay and biathlon womens relay hopefully. Maybe we have to sacrifice one for the hockey gold :D :D

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 08:59, 2018
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JJJ ..... two German gold today ?

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 22.Feb 07:09, 2018
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Sweden takes both slalom gold ... I guess it doesn't entirely make up for the Hockey failiur, but still ... very nice :))

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 22.Feb 05:35, 2018
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Wow, Hirscher did his first DNF in two years today.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 21.Feb 15:34, 2018
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An even bigger shock ... Germany beats Sweden in the icehockey quarter final ...

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Wednesday 21.Feb 15:33, 2018
lol. Amazing

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 21.Feb 15:12, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
After the semis I had Norway as favorite, but before I was sure it would be close fight between Netherlands and Korea in the big final. This gold is nr.2 on my list for Pyeongchang.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 21.Feb 14:44, 2018
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Gold was a little over the top yes .... but medal was likely ... I was sure norway would fight for bronze when we meet Netherlands in the semis ...

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Wednesday 21.Feb 14:37, 2018
Wow, that was a surprise medal for Norway skating. Poor Koreans

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 21.Feb 13:41, 2018
Btw, how sad is our NOC. This country has one alpine skier (Jelinkova) who qualified for the Olympics, according the rules of FIS (Top 30 WC). But our national rules say she had to finish into the top 16 twice or once in the top 8. Do they think she's the female Marcel Hirscher or so? Olympics is about competing, not winning. Other ''top'' countries allow crappy athletes to compete if they've qualified for their discipline.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 21.Feb 13:39, 2018
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:D ... alright ... if Sundby don't win, I hope Niskanen does :D I I'm sure this 50 km is the main reason Niskanen is here :)) with that being says . .. I really can't see Sundby wins this thing... he is not as strong this season as earlier... Cologna looks like the man to beat , then Poultoranin .... and what about Klæbo... a scenario winner ... ?

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Wednesday 21.Feb 13:26, 2018
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You have enough medals already. C'MON IIVO!!!!1111

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 21.Feb 13:10, 2018
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By the way .... I've never been a big Sundby fan .... that I can tell you ... but now, after playing with the team ( apparently ) on the 30 km, and talking team team team ... I actually hope he wins the 50 km ... for the first time I feel he deserves a individual gold medal :)))

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 21.Feb 13:09, 2018
It's not just the training in other teams aspect. The Dutch skaters simply think too easy about the relay from since it was invented, especially the men. Because all the money, possibilities and individual qualities, the Dutch skaters think they only need to field 3 random skaters and they will win any race easily. Plus, no team players. Even with 3 skaters from the same team, there are always issues.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 21.Feb 13:02, 2018
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Yeah ...and that's why .... the approach norway has in all disciplines in this Olympics... team first.... Is the reason we're doing so well I'm sure ....

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 21.Feb 12:55, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
They don't train together there, but in their different teams. Part of the reason at least

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 21.Feb 12:52, 2018
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I have a feeling ... in netherland Kramer is more important than the team ... ?

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 21.Feb 12:48, 2018
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Yeah ... they didn't count on this was Norway's main goal for this Olympics... like the ski jumpers .. the team is most important . ... I can dig it .... the team thing that is :)

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 21.Feb 12:43, 2018
I don't know, I was mostly glad she was more on tv than Goggia or Vonn, even only being third at the time.

And talking about jinxing, no gold medal for the Dutch man's relay team at speed skating. They already won the event, just needed to collect the gold medal.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 21.Feb 09:44, 2018
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And what's up with the medal hug Weirather got before Mowinckel even started ? Talk about jinx :D

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 21.Feb 09:39, 2018
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Mowinckel scared the living crap out of Goggia tonight when she was 4/100 behind on the last split :D

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 21.Feb 04:13, 2018
The camera man at the Women's Downhill gets it :P

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Tuesday 20.Feb 15:24, 2018
In the meantime is Sjinkie Knegt failing in shorttrack, by losing in the preliminaries since his bronze medal.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 20.Feb 15:17, 2018
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Will be a fight till the end ... norway runs out of options as well :D ... we can be beaten by both Sweden, Italy and OAR tomorrow.. from the top of my head ... Germany clearly beats us in the NC relay .. Hirscher beats Kristoffersen in slalom ... Biathlon can go either way for a lot of teams I'm sure :D .. 30 km is Kallas i guess and 50 km i don't know ... but Cologna, poultoranin and Niskanen comes to mind ... I got HIGH hopes for Lorentzen beating Kjeld Nuis on the 1000 m though ... and some other less obvious possibilities... exiting stuff :)))

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Tuesday 20.Feb 15:07, 2018
And then to the end I can only see the nordic combined relay and womens biathlon relay.

Possible chances in the 4-man bobsled and mens biathlon relay. And that's it I believe.

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Tuesday 20.Feb 15:03, 2018
Womens 2er Bobsleigh - Germany on 1 and 3 after 2 of 4 runs. Last two tomorrow. Nothing else though.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 20.Feb 14:30, 2018
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Big fight between Germany and Norway on the medal table . ... Pfeiffer didn't exactly participate to that :D ... tomorrow Norway got 2 big chances in the team sprints ... i can't see any german events tomorrow ?

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Tuesday 20.Feb 14:19, 2018
Mood restored :D

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Tuesday 20.Feb 14:18, 2018
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goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 20.Feb 14:18, 2018
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Loved the way Riiber showed himself in this race ... the future looks good for this guy :))

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Tuesday 20.Feb 14:10, 2018
Clean sweep for Germany in the Nordic Combined.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 20.Feb 14:04, 2018
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Hirvonene in the mix now

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Tuesday 20.Feb 14:03, 2018
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nevermind he made the gap!

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Tuesday 20.Feb 13:49, 2018
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Very difficult spot for Eero. If he only would've jumped 1.5m longer..blah

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 20.Feb 13:39, 2018
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Ledecka to win gold in different sports

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Tuesday 20.Feb 13:38, 2018
"different" - Not to take from her success though

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Tuesday 20.Feb 13:35, 2018
Jorien ter Mors (#SpeedSkating, #ShortTrackSkating) is the first female athlete in history to win a medal in two different sports at a single Winter #Olympics #PyeongChang2018 #NED

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Tuesday 20.Feb 13:32, 2018
Seeing norway got 5 of 11 from cross country I'd disagree :D Germany and Norway have gold from 6 disciplines each.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 20.Feb 13:27, 2018
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Difficult to be best nation with only one sport ;)

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Tuesday 20.Feb 13:26, 2018
Holy fuck. 40 seconds advantage to 50 seconds back. Peiffer ruined my midday mood.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Tuesday 20.Feb 13:20, 2018
What is Peiffer doing?

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Tuesday 20.Feb 12:51, 2018
Norway can better stop with biathlon and only compete in the version without shooting.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 20.Feb 11:06, 2018
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Something wrong with the system when norway play quarter final in icehockey tomorrow
They lost 0 - 4 against Sweden in the first match, 1 - 5 against Finland in the second match ... and what do you know, the lost against Germany also after penalties.... still they got a 4th chance against Slovenia today, and won .... that's enough apparently :D

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 20.Feb 09:06, 2018
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So let's hope he draw first out lane on the 1000 m :D

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 20.Feb 09:01, 2018
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I am sitting here thinking about how the hell Lorentzen could win 500 m, set personal best, norwegian record new Olympic record from last inner turn on an sea level trak.... ?
Pretty amazing performance.... and the answer I give myself is this .... maybe the " unlucky " lane draw was a positive thing for him .... sat him in the exact right mental setting ....

Vidar [Orgrimmar FC] Tuesday 20.Feb 01:47, 2018
Kramer can't be close to crybaby Sundby, hohoho

Tomas [Second Coming] Monday 19.Feb 17:09, 2018
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Would suprise me if he comes even close to Martin J. Sundby. Would surprise me very much indeed.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 19.Feb 16:53, 2018
Because that's Kramer. King of the Excuses.

Tomas [Second Coming] Monday 19.Feb 16:42, 2018
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"I don't know if Kramer is sick. If he doesn't win, he says he was sick using it as an excuse, otherwise he wasn't. No matter what the truth was." <-- sounds like you are talking about Martin Johnsrud Sundby ;)

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 19.Feb 16:32, 2018
Who the hell cares about the World Allround Championships nowadays besides Sven Kramer and a few other Dutch people? I think nobody, literrally. Even in the 90's you had non Dutch people interested in it, but now it's all about distances, because those could result in Olympic medals.

Wüst mostly doesn't care which distances she wins, only that she wins. Like for many athletes is for her a win = a win and a medal a medal.

I don't know if Kramer is sick. If he doesn't win, he says he was sick using it as an excuse, otherwise he wasn't. No matter what the truth was.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 19.Feb 16:21, 2018
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If we are talking only speed skating, then Eric Heiden is the boss of the Olympics. But it would be impossible for him to win 5 golds today, much more specialization now. Wüst has 5 I think, but she is faster than Kramer, so easier for her to win 1500. Kramer tried to qualify for 1500, but missed out with just a few hundreds of a second to Roest, who won silver. We are talking about an unique speed skater, 9 World Allround gold says that, going to be 10 if he take part in Amsterdam in March. Heard some rumors that he was sick, but hasn't got that confirmed, is that true or not?

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 19.Feb 16:12, 2018
Sorry, but I can't understand what Kramer was doing. That whole obsession with the 10 km is the reason he lost in the first place. He put so much pressure on himself, resulting in more pressure from press and public, that it brought him the mental break down n the 10 km this Olympics, as it was the result of a pressure building up in the last 4 years. The only important race were those 12-13 minutes in Pyeonggang. Especially bringing in the losses of before.

Sven Kramer is the only reason why Sven Kramer lost. He wasn't just the favourite for the 10 km, it was the only important race at all. Even the former top skaters analists at the NOS (including Ritsma, Tuitert, Wennemars and others) agree that that was the reason he lost. There was no lack of form, his top coach Orie couldn't find evidence for that after the winning 5 km, and his level of skating was a direct result of this mental break down, not the reason he lost in the first place.

And can we please stop comparing sports with each other of who won the most medals. The only reason that a swimmer won the most medals of all, both in total as within one tournament, is because it's easier to adapt from one swimming discipline to another. A sprinter in athletics can only win a few medals per games, because the differences in that sport are much different. All ''best Olympians'' are not coincidentally athletes from sports with a lot of disciplines. No team sport athletes with one medal per Olympics in a limited age (18-35) could possibly make that list realistically.

Sven Kramer with his talent and training can only compete on his current events + maybe the 1500 (which already is quite differemt), but would never be able to win something at the 500 or 1000 meters, with speed skating being similar athletics. Biathlon and cross country have those issues less and with using the same movement technique, an athlete can do both easier than an athlete within speed skating.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 19.Feb 15:42, 2018
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When you probably are the best long distance skater ever and still don't have the 10K Olympic gold medal I can understand Kramer. This was maybe the main reason he continued after Sochi and now he lose again. It was probably harder to accept the defeat in Vancouver and Sochi though, since he was really never close this time. 4 gold medal is just 50% of Bjørndalen and Dæhlie and soon Bjørgen also, so a long way up for him.

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Monday 19.Feb 15:33, 2018
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Endless medal party at the Norwegian olympic hotel :D

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 19.Feb 15:01, 2018
Ah yes, Bjarne Rykkje and his brother. Around 2000 (semi) pro skaters, but you only saw them in the national championships.

And like I said before, but speed skating doesn't differ that much from cyclo cross with the Netherlands being what Belgium is in cyclo cross. The main difference is that this is Olympic, therefore athletes may have some interest in the sport. In some countries being Olympic champion makes you a god, not matter what obscure sport or discipline.

That's why I don't get the obsession of Sven Kramer with the 10 km for already 4 years. He's 4 times Olympic champion (3 x 5 km + TP), with a chance on a 5th title with the upcoming TP, but he still cries about the 10 km. Never heard of a multiple Olympic champion about missing one discipline. For most athletes any discipline is enough. Even more, how many athletes with at least 4 Olympic gold medals are there?

BartVelo [BartVelo] Monday 19.Feb 14:18, 2018
Yeah a little.

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 19.Feb 14:13, 2018
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Kjeld Nuis MUST be a little sweatty right now :D Lorentzen is a 1000 m specialist

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 19.Feb 13:47, 2018
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Yeah ... in every way :D .... fantastic ... i actually gave up the gold when Gao crossed the finishline on 34.65 :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 19.Feb 13:40, 2018
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Best gold medal this games!

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 19.Feb 12:00, 2018
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And next season Bjarne Rykkje ( Lotto Jumbo trainer) comes to norway.... very norwegian name, but he's also a Dutch.... Dutch mother norwegian father ....

BartVelo [BartVelo] Monday 19.Feb 11:50, 2018
@Andy, I didn't knew that.
Strange decision from IOC. I applaud more competition and from more nations.

About the Dutch being so strong in speed skating. Look how many brand teams there are in speed skating. Most of them are Dutch with Dutch coaches. A lot of foreigners are joining Dutch brand teams and learning from our coaches and training together with the Dutch. And see the results for example with Kodaira and Erbanova. Both training in Dutch teams. Kodaira trained by Marianne Timmer.

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 19.Feb 09:30, 2018
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Too bad actually .... 1000 m and 500 m are both distances affected by a little luck in the draw because of this 
the 500 m is one thing... that hurts mostly Lorentzen and guys like him that's not so fast first 100 m, and do their races in the end .... but on the 1000 m, it's bad for all ... first inner lane is crucial .... 2 pretty significant advantages ... first inner lane got a longer acceleration stretch before the first turn, and the advantage of chasing your opponent from outer lane into the last inner turn .......

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 19.Feb 07:59, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
IOC gave ISU the choice between 2x500 and no mass start or the mass start and only one 500. So that 's why.

ritlefant [Ritlefant] Monday 19.Feb 00:01, 2018
There is plenty of time availale on the skating rink, so having 2x500 is highly recommended in addition to the mass start, that has increased the amount of natons competing. I doubt there would be that many nation on ice as we see to day if no mass start at all.

Not sure how the dutch look at these new competitions, but comparing with norwegians and nordic disiplines, historically we have been against all inventions of the sport. Still after few years we still rock, as we have a huge amount of recruiting. And on the skating rink, there is no doubt the dutch are overall the best, even in new distances and competitions, may be not the first two years, but very soon.

BartVelo [BartVelo] Sunday 18.Feb 23:36, 2018
Strange logic Andy, why involve mass start in it?

I think it would be more fair indeed to have 2 500 meters. So I'm up for that :-)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 18.Feb 22:29, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
The solution is to remove the mass start and have 2x500 again

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 22:28, 2018
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I would prefer 2 races ... like the good old days :D

BartVelo [BartVelo] Sunday 18.Feb 22:20, 2018
@goon, maybe he has more luck in 2022 :-)

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 22:12, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
on 500 m speed skating, Håvard Lorentzen is best in the world in the last turn on outer lane, which generate speed for the best home stretch in the world... Lorentzen was a draw from a possible gold medal on tomorrows race .... he draw out lane start ... that means he have to do inner lane on the last turn .... that's not even close to getting his super skills in play ..... too bad ...

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 18.Feb 15:08, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Arag: Have to disappoint you, your favorite curling women may lose her medal because her husband tested positive for meldonium pre-Olympics. At least that is the rumors. But IOC said he was clean :D

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Sunday 18.Feb 14:13, 2018
14th Winter Fantasy Overall
Agree on that as well

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 12:24, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Mieto... I can see why you compear Haga with Alsgaard... I hear the experts say that too .... but I rather compear her with OEB in his best days ... not the strongest guy physically, but with a light effective push .. standing high and economic ....

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 12:09, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
That i can agree :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 18.Feb 11:59, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Isn't it good that we can have different opinions about this? :) Would be boring if we agreed all the time

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 11:53, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
I can't agree that Andy ... Domracheva has a unique style, no doubt about that ... but not energy economic ... too long push ....

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 11:46, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
In classic style I think Klæbo is in his own class when it comes to high speed double poling ( stake ) I don't know the English word for it ... but .. so early and compact ... really nice to look at :))

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 18.Feb 11:44, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Nothing beats Domracheva before her break. Best skating technique without any doubt for me.

Spitsov has been solid this season, and was among the golden Russian U23 trio last year which tried to share gold on the Duathlon there, they arrived together at the finish and didn't sprint. And when you know the two others are Bolshunov and Chervotkin, the potential is there. But I had never expected him to be twice top 4 here. The man of the day is Parisse. As many French best in mass starts and he proved that today.

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 11:39, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Agree both actually ... Niskanen looks really nice in classic style, and Haga... wow ... if I say best skate technique regardless male female, I think I'm not far out :))

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Sunday 18.Feb 11:29, 2018
14th Winter Fantasy Overall
IMO Iivo has one of the best classic techniques I'ver ever seen :D From the ladies I have to say that Haga looks pretty damn smooth - something similar to Alsgaard and his super calm and expressionless style!

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 11:16, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Thanks Viktor :)) yeah, well .... i do follow wintersports, but I am more of a ski jumping and alpine guy .... but I think cross country is quit fun some times ... better and better actually .... :)))

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 09:24, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Classic style is more of a dop technique ... i mean, it's way easyer technique-vice .... so maybe that explains it ... I don't know ...

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Sunday 18.Feb 09:24, 2018
Spitsov is of the same age of Klaebo, so no entire surprise if you didn't know him before, without following the sport closely.

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 09:20, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
i am not the one following cross country that closely . .. so I didn't notice Spitsov before 
.. only noticed his strong 15 km result ... but I saw him today, and I gotta say ... not that impressed :D but then again, I never are when it comes to Russian ski technique ... aspesically skate ....

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 18.Feb 08:59, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Chervotkin not strong enough as I feared, but had Russia the best skating skis? Russia needed a gap before final leg goon. They really tried, but not easy when Ustiugov isn't here

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Sunday 18.Feb 08:42, 2018
Sweden is probably already back in Stockholm.

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 18.Feb 08:26, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
But where the hell is Sweden? :D ..... Andy .... can Klæbo stay with Spitsov ? ... earlyer i had Cologna and Klæbo as favourites om the skiathlon, Klæbo as the only one Cologna couldn't get rid of ..... but I'm not so sure anymore :D

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Sunday 18.Feb 07:05, 2018
No, they don't know much about any other sport than speed skating or football.But still than, at least mention the full podium like in other sports and events. They did it with the Giant Slalom of the men this night, surprisingly ignoring Hirscher's Dutch roots.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 18.Feb 06:59, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Make sense to talk about Vonn. She is after all the biggest women star in alpine. But NOS doesn't know that much about alpine right? Veith was close to win SG back-to-back, nobody done that before, and only 0.01 second from that. But it's like Norwegian media after an event few in Norway know anything about.

Hakola out of the Finnish team, Hyvärinen in, so think Finland is out of any medal contention then.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Sunday 18.Feb 02:25, 2018
I still don't know what happened at the Super G. Ledecka's best result in the WC was 19th and her overall Super G ranking is 43th. She only competed for liking it, with her goal being next week in snowboarding. Thought the timer was broken.

And it was an utterly strange report from the Dutch NOS. First being focused on the American Lindsay Vonn pre race. Afterwards in the article on the site only mentioning the stunt of Ledecka and that failure of Vonn. No mention of Tina Weirather, leading the race until the last favourite and silver medal Anna Veith-Fenninger finished and winning bronze herself. Not even a single mention of who won bronze,

And apparently being the defending Super WC holder and current 2nd overall in that ranking doesn't make an athlete a favourite.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 17.Feb 20:13, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
On the same time, Toni Livers wasn't even close to where he was 10 years ago when he shared the win with Vittoz in Davos. He should lose too much to get a medal for Switzerland. I see Veerpalu starting man for Estonia, great to have a Veerpalu back in the Olympics, even those Andreas is not even close to his father's level (at least yet). Hakola is very good on classic, Niskanen best in the world, while Heikkinen was ok-ish yesterday, but Lehtonen need a big gap to Halfvarsson to secure the medal. Don't think it happens, so then I am on Norway-Russia-Sweden.

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 17.Feb 19:38, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
If Cologna has the time of his life, like Kalla today, he can make up time. Roman Furger on last stage for Switzerlake did one hell of a 15 km F yesterday.

Also Kazakhstan will have their "5 minutes of tv-time" starting of with Poltorainen on stage one.

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Saturday 17.Feb 19:38, 2018
14th Winter Fantasy Overall
Lehtonen at the anchor slot is definitely not strong enough but sadly we don't have anything better to offer. Rise, Matti and Iivo will probably hang in there but possible medal will be lost at the last part.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 17.Feb 19:25, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Finland should be up there after the classic legs, but Lehtonen on final is not strong enough. Germany has a solid team, but missing the X-factor. Have to agree with you, only way Russia can win is if Tønseth has a bad day like Jacobsen. But Chervotkin is a big question mark also and Larkov hasn't been that good this year, he was stronger in Lahti.

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 17.Feb 19:18, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Cross country relay men.

Russland with an interesting setup for tomorrows race; Larkov-Bolshunov-Chervotkin-Spitsov. For it to work they have to get rid of the norwegians in the classic stages where its Tønseth-Sundby. I really can't imagine a scenario where the we are not winning if Kruger-Klæbo doesnt have to take time on the other nations.

And lets hope someone can give Sweden a good fight for bronze.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 17.Feb 12:56, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
For me the heroes of the day is the Russians :) They arrive here with the best form of their career after what has happened this season without knowing anything about whether they would be allowed to compete or not and deliver these results

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Saturday 17.Feb 12:09, 2018
14th Winter Fantasy Overall
Riitta-Liisa Roponen - thanks for everything

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 17.Feb 12:04, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
The hero of the day is non of those Andy ... the hero of the day is Astrid Urenholt Jacobsen ... i mean, she went through HELL for 1.8 km .... and limited the time lost from what I was 100% sure would be 1 minute + to only 30 seconds . .. THAT was the achievement of the day :)))

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 17.Feb 11:42, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Must be Spitsov and Bolshunov on final 2 legs for Russia tomorrow. But first 2 is hard. Chervotkin has been sick and not raced either of the first 2 distances, so maybe not ready. Then Vitsenko and Larkov are the logical choices, but they should lose too much time unfortunately. Maybe Melnichenko instead of Vitsenko, but the result remain the same.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 17.Feb 11:26, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Best women's relay I can remember, was sure Nilsson had it on top of final climb. And Russia U23 incredible strong first 3 legs, but was missing one good skater on final leg. Russia has showed they have a very good new generation now, just a shame they can't compete with their best team tomorrow

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 17.Feb 11:25, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Exciting til the end. Team of the day stage-by-stage; Nepreyeva (rus), Kalla (swe), Haga (nor), and Nilsson (swe) for the last stege even if Bjørgen tok it home.

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 17.Feb 11:05, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Seems like Eussia and Sweden really are giving Team Astma a proper fight in the cross-country woman relay.

goon1221 [BMC] Friday 16.Feb 09:35, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
After Norways new national day yesterday with 6 medals, we're down to earth again today .... only a silver and a bronze :D .... congratz to Cologna ... he show the norwegians that it's fully possible to do Tds and do well in the Olympics....

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 15.Feb 16:59, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
It is a collapse Viktor when Kramer is known for winning everything he wants except the 10K in the Olympics, and I can't remember Kramer doing this for many many years. This was his main goal for the season and now he "only" get the 5K. Last time I remember he lost a race was when Bloemen beat his WR on 10K, but then he didn't peaked for that specific race, something he did now.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 15.Feb 16:55, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
not worse than norway's sprinter Jaysuma Ndure at the london olympics who took it easy the last 20 meters because he had "everything under control" in the 100 m. few mins later it was clear that his time wasnt good enough. and four years later he went to trial for beating up his wife. a true moron that guy

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Thursday 15.Feb 16:50, 2018
Sven Kramer didn't collapse. He just gave up after noticing he couldn't win gold. Athlete unworthy mentality. Instead of trying to go for another medal and maximized result, he just made it a trainings race, at the Olympics. Besides, you can't talk about collapsing when the given athlete has never won gold on at the Olympics on that distance.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 15.Feb 14:19, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Martin Fourcade collapse on last shooting and Sven Kramer collapse on 10000 .... I guess anything can happen in the Olympics :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 15.Feb 11:15, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Dahlmeier has now 14 consecutive medals in championships, to compare; Bjørndalen never had more than 8. Just a fantastic achievement.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 15.Feb 08:49, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Haga has never been outside podium on skate this season, but was expecting Kalla to take this after the Duathlon. I had a feeling Haga had bad skis on that distance though, but never really thought she would beat Kalla today.

goon1221 [BMC] Thursday 15.Feb 08:39, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Ragnhild Haga is stealing the gold from Kalla/Bjørgen ... WOW .... didn't see that coming :D ... i guess the olympics is the olympics ... not totally shocked, but I gotta say, I had two candidates only today :D

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Thursday 15.Feb 06:01, 2018
Tina Weirather not good at Giant Slalom...

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Thursday 15.Feb 04:45, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Svindal - what a man. First man to win 3 championship title in Downhill and finally first Olympic gold in downhill for Norway

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 14.Feb 15:24, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Correct goon, just a fantastic interview.

They are known for that since the Vancouver Games, just google Ulsrud pants and you see

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 14.Feb 15:10, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Is this what you had on your mind Andy ? ... really cool :D

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Wednesday 14.Feb 14:59, 2018
Nice fashion statement from the Norwegian mens Curling team.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 14.Feb 14:18, 2018
When his pupil Jorrit Bergsma wins a medal.

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 14.Feb 13:39, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
I think we can agree 4th place in the Olympic is a bad thing .... Norway got 7 of them son far :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 14.Feb 12:57, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
When are Jillert Anema on American TV again?

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 14.Feb 12:33, 2018
Speed skating, the cyclo cross of the winter games.

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Wednesday 14.Feb 12:00, 2018
I can't complain about these Olympics. Alpine isn't mine anyway :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Wednesday 14.Feb 10:36, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Impossible with the requirements IOC has. At least it is possible with some more spectators in 4 years given the population in China

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 14.Feb 09:40, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
I wote for indoors winter Olympics in Qatar :D
Or maybe in norway ( Oslo/ Hedemark area ) ....I mean, with the norwegian alps as a great coverage for the windy Atlantic sea, snow guaranteed and tradisionaly calm conditions in February.... and a couple of spectators on the cross country slope :D I'm just saying :D

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 14.Feb 08:23, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
worst olympic winter games ever

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 14.Feb 08:21, 2018
Hirscher, the only Dutchy with a medal chances outside the skating halls.

Gellein [Erikgellein] Tuesday 13.Feb 18:13, 2018

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 13.Feb 13:53, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Klæbo and Nilsson ... what are the odds :D

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Tuesday 13.Feb 00:35, 2018
I've been busy putting the golden broom to good use at home too, so with two kids in kindergarten I'm said to say I only make it to about 60% of games these days.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 12.Feb 22:43, 2018
Have you retired? Or are you still a wizard with the broom?

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Partykjepps] Monday 12.Feb 22:21, 2018
I’ll let you all know I am current and recurring holder of the golden broom, most w/cm2 per kilogram - making sure takeouts fly.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 12.Feb 22:17, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
I only do fantasy on the regional series Partykjeppen used to play in

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 12.Feb 21:58, 2018
Certainly am. Now I know why all you guys are so keen on winter sports. Any Curling fantasy sites? :)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 12.Feb 21:05, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Game starting at midnight British time, suppose you are watching Arag :)

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 12.Feb 17:28, 2018
Yeah, she's prettyy fine as well. :-)

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 12.Feb 16:33, 2018
As hot as that trio is Viktor, it was another I watched. Just googled her name, Anastasia Bryzgalova. Could easily be in the next Bond movie. :). And for all you Norwegians out there she is in the mixed doubles bronze medal play-off against Norway today.

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 12.Feb 16:21, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
A little celebration of Maren Lundby here on FC is on its place ... maaaaaybe this Olympics biggest favourite for a gold... one chance only, enormous pressure ... on her ass in the training yesterday, and a broken ( hard to notice ) ski shoe before the trail round today .... wins with 12 points .... WOW

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 12.Feb 16:08, 2018
Yes, the Russians have some fine curling players.

Aragonite [TORA TORA TORA] Monday 12.Feb 15:48, 2018
Know nothing about these sports, but got to watching the mixed pairs Curling. Reason being a very tasty young lady representing Russia(OAR). If this is what drugs does to the female form, then give them more I say. :)

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 12.Feb 14:17, 2018
Fourcade now wins the gold medal biathlon, Samuelsson skies better in the last phase than Doll for silver. Bø best Norwegian at 4 far behind that duo, only Norwegian in the top 8. Winner of the sprint yesterday only finishes at that 8th spot

goon1221 [BMC] Monday 12.Feb 10:23, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
And the worst thing about this .... they knew about this weather conditions this time of year ... has always been so.... so let's build the biggest slope in the world to really make sure we scare the crap out of everybody :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Monday 12.Feb 09:54, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
This going to be the edition they don't manage to run all events? Big problems in alpine so far, I will not be surprised if they have to postpone the super combined tomorrow, maybe even the slalom on Wednesday when it is predicted the same wind conditions as today

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Monday 12.Feb 08:42, 2018
14th Winter Fantasy Overall
That has to be the worst slope style event I've seen. Conditions were just way too risky to try anything :/ We even got a medal but that doesn't feel the same tbh

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Monday 12.Feb 08:11, 2018
How on earth could they not postpone the ladies slopestyle final? It was purely a game of luck to even get downhill without falling. The most ''simple'' and easy tricks went wrong, due to unpredictable wind, both in speed and direction.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Sunday 11.Feb 13:54, 2018
What a terrible circumstances in the mountains. Ski Jumping delays, Alpine Skiing delayed, Biathlon shooting goes terrible,

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 11.Feb 13:11, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Bjoentegaard best norwegian ... he was the one to Kick OEB out of the Olympics ...

johnjackjoe [JohnJackJoe Racing] Sunday 11.Feb 12:51, 2018
Wtf was that from Fourcarde and Bø? :D Go Pfeiffer

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Sunday 11.Feb 11:22, 2018
Great, a clean sweep with only one athlete. :P

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 11.Feb 10:35, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Maybe Super G for the women ;)

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Sunday 11.Feb 09:05, 2018
On which discipline, Andy?

goon1221 [BMC] Sunday 11.Feb 09:02, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Clean sweep for Oslo actually .... they are chearing their heads off in Trønderlag right now ... make Northug great again :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Sunday 11.Feb 08:55, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
When is the clean sweep for Liechtenstein coming?

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Sunday 11.Feb 08:42, 2018
Clean sweep for Norway on the Cross Country 30 km Skiathlon for men.

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Saturday 10.Feb 17:30, 2018
The 17th, 21th and 23rd are more important! ;)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 10.Feb 17:22, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
The alarm is set to 2:15 at Monday? ;)

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Saturday 10.Feb 17:20, 2018
Btw, I'm just waiting for the women's alpine skiing events to start. :-)

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 10.Feb 17:06, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
This race would never had 2 rounds in a normal WC race, but it was actually quite fair race. Can't remember last time a ski jumping competition was finished on another day than it started without interruption

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Saturday 10.Feb 16:56, 2018
Wellinger wins the highly interrupted Ski Jumping competition, finishing way after local midnight. And the two remaining medals surprisingly not to Poland, but Norway. Stoch and Hula only 4 and 5.

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 10.Feb 13:42, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Short track is only fun with Steven Bradbury :)

BartVelo [BartVelo] Saturday 10.Feb 13:38, 2018
And Knegt silver on shorttrack :-)

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 10.Feb 13:32, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Triple Netherlands on the 3000 m ... yaaaaaaaaawn :D

Gellein [Erikgellein] Saturday 10.Feb 11:05, 2018
Everybody expecting record high number of goldmedals, but i can’t see how that’s gonna happen, more than happy to be proven wrong tho

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 10.Feb 10:55, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Ragnhild Haga even beaten by 37 year old japanese Masako Ishida who came in at 14th.

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Saturday 10.Feb 09:40, 2018
14th Winter Fantasy Overall
ayyy, first medal! altho I think we're not gonna get many after this one :D

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Saturday 10.Feb 09:37, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Sweden is actually a strong competitor in the relay now. Kalla-Andersson-Nilsson on final 3 legs, maybe Haag or Ingemarsdotter on first.

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 10.Feb 09:28, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
And what's up with this curling mix double .... really fun sport ... didn't see that coming :D .... and I bet norway soon will have a new favourite in Kristin Skaslien... if she wins gold that is .... :D

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Saturday 10.Feb 09:25, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
the norwegian male "team" is planning to set as high a pace as possible to crack klæbo. in that case i hope cologna wins

goon1221 [BMC] Saturday 10.Feb 09:15, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
So, the norwegian domination in womens cross country is over :D ... finally ... now we can enjoy it if we wins again :D

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 10.Feb 09:08, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Looks like woman cross-country could be fun in the Olympics after all - was afraid the norwegians was gonna rock it. I cant remember seeing Weng, Ostberg or Haga after like 3mins into the race.

Tomas [Second Coming] Saturday 10.Feb 08:51, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Can we hope for a medal for Ebba Andersson also? Would have been nice.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Friday 9.Feb 08:11, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
at least that will make it easier to not watch this joke of an event

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 9.Feb 06:37, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
... atleast thats what my grandpa said first thing when I woke up and checked the news today ...
-true story-

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 9.Feb 06:20, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
And there its confirmed, Ustiugov not allowed to participate .... gonna be wierd chearing for the russian during cross-country men relay ....

goon1221 [BMC] Wednesday 7.Feb 17:09, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
That sounds like a joke Mieto, but if you ask the guys in charge, I bet that a part of the answer ... personally I think it's a shame ... in my point of view, the medical bag should contain bandage and oistment ( not trofodermin though :D ) and maybe some non prescriptioned pain killers only :D

LosBrolin [JuhaMieto] Wednesday 7.Feb 16:57, 2018
14th Winter Fantasy Overall
"It's to be absolutely sure that it's enough, so you do not have to buy from local pharmacy or so" :D

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 7.Feb 16:17, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
"Totalt er det dermed over 6000 doser astmamedisin i det norske medisinlageret i Pyeongchang. Dette er tiltenkt utøvere og medlemmer av støtteapparatet som er friske ved avreise, da alle som går på faste medisiner, har ansvar for å ta med egne legemidler selv. Alle som har astma, har altså med egen medisin."

"In total, there are over 6000 doses of asthma medicine in the Norwegian medicine store in Pyeongchang. These are intended practitioners and members of the support device who are healthy at departure, as everyone who is on permanent medicine is responsible for bringing their own medicines themselves. Anyone who has asthma, therefore, has their own medicine."


Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Wednesday 7.Feb 16:05, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
the norwegian asthma national team is packed and ready, with more than 10 times as much asthma meds as finland is bringing. niiiiiiiice

Tomas [Second Coming] Friday 2.Feb 12:17, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Early in the morning, so just get out of bed a couple off hours before you normally do.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 1.Feb 09:31, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
hahahha Legkov is still the champ

and maybe this means we get to see Ustiugov ++ in the olympics now. but even if so, his preparations have been FUCKED by the fucking IOC. its impossible mentally to give 100 % in training when you dont even know that you will be allowed to participate. these olympic games are a joke already, but luckily they will mostly take place at night when im not able to watch anyway

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Wednesday 24.Jan 09:05, 2018
Ah yes, EPO. Only Russia has such a doping system. Curious how the rest of the countries does that, without such a system, but still beat the Russians. Like the Dutch speed skaters, pretending nobody is using, but still beating the crap out of the well prepared Russians. A bigger omerta than the EPO era in cycling.

Just like Spain with Fuentes and the GDR pre-1990. It exists and in more countries people want to know,

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 23.Jan 17:21, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
I think EPO takling about way earlier Tomas ... when she through herself around the kings neck in Olso .... i couldn't believe a girl doing that was a rotten cheater 

The Johaug case stinks like ugly shit though ... but not for the reasons you might think... I believe some huge mistakes was done in Italy, but I think Johaug was the one making them, and not the doctor ... but I don't think johaug doped intentionally

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Tuesday 23.Jan 17:14, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
that was afterwards.
and yes it is suspicious as f*#¤. yet the entire cross country national team does not question her story at all. the same with martin johnsrud sundby, the entire team stands united behind him and his "unlucky" doping verdict. yet there is no team doping here? noooooo, because that only happens in dirty russia, right

Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 23.Jan 17:10, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
Regarding Johaug and goon, he actually came to the conclusion that it had to be something really really suspicious going on... since even he doubted the explaination given by the norwegians.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Tuesday 23.Jan 16:44, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
peeing in cup doesnt prove anything. how many times did the US postal guys piss clean while dirty? its amazing how little you have learned. and who was absolutely sure that therese johaug was a good girl? that was you, goon, as well as more than 90 % of the people. so even when you think you are sure it turns out you can be dead wrong. what do they have on ustiugov and shipulin? the only thing they can prove is that they have russian passports

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 23.Jan 16:34, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Thats right EPO.... run away when your arguments get killed .... down to the gym for some angry iron pumping ... that will get your brain running .... I expect a good comeback when you're done :))

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 23.Jan 16:05, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
What a relief to hear people in here confirm and determine that it is impossible to prove innocence .. still, I think there's a boundary where you can be pretty sure, or at least limit the possibility of cheating up to a maximum ... and that's what we are talking about here .... this is not criminal court ... the innocence until opposite is proven is good for criminal court ... I mean, It's not like we need to go around prove you are not stealing in everyday life .... sports athletes needs to pee in a cup to prove innocence every week .... for obvious reasons

Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 23.Jan 15:22, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
@goon: easy now, and stay on topic.

It's actually impossible to prove that you are clean. So by that definition they can expel whoever they want.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 23.Jan 15:18, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
EPO .... you forgot " how stupid is it possible to get " ... what's wrong man ? ... getten soft are we :D

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Tuesday 23.Jan 15:05, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
lolololol its impossible to prove that someone is clean.
and what a nice society we will have if the burden of proof falls on the individual. guilty until proven innocent! only those with tons of money to spend on lawyers will stand a chance. great idea as usual, goon, great idea

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 23.Jan 15:00, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
That's how badly I like to get rid of doping in sports ... I HATE it ... intense

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 23.Jan 14:58, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Definitely not .... but I agree with IOC ... a Russian should be allowed to compete in the Olympics if they can prove they are clean .... and I agree with the IOC there can't be the slightest doubt about it .... obviously that's not the case with Ustiugov....

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 23.Jan 14:04, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Is it fair to punish the athletes when it is not they who have done the mistakes?

Tomas [Second Coming] Tuesday 23.Jan 13:36, 2018
11th Winter Fantasy Overall
I had the impression that the athletes involved in the McLaren Report, was the ones being suspended.

Gonna be weird sitting on the couch cheering for Russian Olympic Athletes during Men's 4 x 10 km Relay in three weeks time. They should still be able to give Norway
a proper with something like; Larkov-Chervotkin-Spitsov-Bolshunov.

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 23.Jan 13:33, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
It's funny though...EPO thinks IOC is the bad guy ..... in my point of view IOC does what needs to be done .... It's the Russian leaders that is the bad guys here ....

goon1221 [BMC] Tuesday 23.Jan 13:20, 2018
9th Winter Fantasy Overall
Unfortunately he comes from Russia.... Russian leaders did this to their athletes...

Andy [Luxembourg Finest] Tuesday 23.Jan 11:43, 2018
3rd Winter Fantasy Overall
Good to see that I am not the only who doesn't understand anything about this decision. Should be the same rules for everybody no matter where they come from

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Tuesday 23.Jan 11:26, 2018
4th Winter Fantasy Overall
Rumour has it that neither Ustiugov nor Shipulin will be allowed to compete in the olympics. Meanwhile athletes like Martin "asthma" Sundby are very welcome because he's Norwegian. So it's more important what country you're from than if there's actually any proof against you. When a Norwegian is caught doping then it's just the doctor's unfortunate mistake, but when there's zero proof against a Russian then he's banned. What a joke. The new kind of racism.

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