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Woking88
14-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Team GB's Lizzy Yarnold wins GOLD!!! :D :D :D

Woking88
14-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Speeds like that, on a tea-tray! She deserves a medal!

Congratulations Lizzy!!! :D :D :D

abbobrom
14-02-2014, 07:56 PM
A great performance from Lizzy. First saw her compete in the English Schools Junior Girls Pentathlon where she finished ninth. That was in 2003, she competed as a Combined Event Athlete up to Senior level at school.

Just for interest Jessica Ennis finished 15th as a Junior Girl in 1999.

Woking88
15-02-2014, 06:59 PM
Not exactly sparking much interest is it? Seems a great shame really.

Woking88
20-02-2014, 07:12 PM
Well done to the girls curling team - a bronze and all without the use of tongs! :D

Let's hope that the men can crack the gold tomorrow!

Woking88
20-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Oh dear! What with Abbo's back, Chimps wrists and Robus' eyesight, we appear to be the forum of the walking wounded! ;D

Only joshing, Robus! ;D

Mr.D
20-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Congratulations to Lizzie Yarnold for winning gold in the winter Olympics. The expert coaching provided by David Beckham on how to ride a skeleton was invaluable

WOODLANDSWOLF
20-02-2014, 07:37 PM
Congratulations to Lizzie Yarnold for winning gold in the winter Olympics. The expert coaching provided by David Beckham on how to ride a skeleton was invaluable

XD X-D That was very funny!!

Woking88
20-02-2014, 09:26 PM
Well done girls! :D


http://i59.tinypic.com/5k0c29.jpg

Woking88
20-02-2014, 09:36 PM
Lizzie's pride of place:-


http://i62.tinypic.com/23m3j1l.jpg

TundraWolf
21-02-2014, 04:35 AM
Canada takes Women's Curling Gold and Women's Ice Hockey Gold. In the latter, the US was leading 2-0 with less than 4 minutes left. Canada's women scored two goals to tie it up then won 3-2 in overtime.

Woking88
21-02-2014, 12:36 PM
Canada v GBR men's curling final on BBC2 now!

Woking88
21-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Does anyone know the significance of 'having the hammer' in curling?

TundraWolf
21-02-2014, 01:34 PM
Each side "throws" 8 stones per end. The team who scored a point(s) in the previous end then shoots first in the following end. Thus the other team throws the last rock, giving them the hammer and an advantage. After taking three in the third end, with the hammer, Canada leads 5-1 and shoot first in the 4th end, thus ceding the "hammer" to Great Britain. Looks from here that Canada will get the Gold, GBR the Silver...

TundraWolf
21-02-2014, 01:35 PM
I love watching curling, like chess/snooker on ice.

Eve Muirhead, GBR curler, a cutie:

http://i59.tinypic.com/nzpqw1.jpg

Woking88
21-02-2014, 04:16 PM
The men may have lost in the curling final, but we must not overlook what an achievement it was to get there.

Congratulations on the Silver you guys! :D


http://i58.tinypic.com/2wecieb.jpg

TundraWolf
22-02-2014, 02:34 AM
The men may have lost in the curling final, but we must not overlook what an achievement it was to get there.

Congratulations on the Silver you guys! :D


http://i58.tinypic.com/2wecieb.jpg


Yes, they did quite well and conducted themselves quite admirably against the World's best; well done, Gentlemen!

Woking88
23-02-2014, 09:33 AM
Ends today, I believe. I wonder if many will notice?

I will be pleased to see the return of the Saturday afternoon football programme on the BBC 'red button', which has had to take a back seat in the interim! :/

jiltedjohn
23-02-2014, 10:15 AM
There were two lasses on Jonathon Ross last-night who had won medals, they said they were flying back to SOtchi today for the closing ceremony, there must be some money to be had participating in little heard of sports. Cant remember my PE teacher saying to anyone, you've got a good career ahead of you in the luge. Well it's not as if we could train down the local cresta run, with a personal coach.
I used to enjoy watching winter sports, but Ive only seen the odd bit of the winter olympics this year and tbh within a couple of weeks I will have forgotten all about Sotchi.

Woking88
23-02-2014, 10:19 AM
Sadly, it could be the last time that we hear the of Japanese skater Satoshi Saka s h i t a who, by all accounts, was not very good! ;D

jiltedjohn
23-02-2014, 10:42 AM
I remember the local ponds used to freeze every winter and attract people from all around for a free skate, but I cant remember the last time the ponds froze over, global warming is definitely happening.

TundraWolf
23-02-2014, 12:42 PM
Canada v Sweden in Gold Medal Ice Hockey Game. Pretty much every channel here has it live.

End of two periods, Canada 2-0 Sweden.

TundraWolf
23-02-2014, 03:54 PM
In Men's hockey Canada wins Gold 3-0, a complete domination outscoring opposition 17-3 in six games.

MichiganWolf
23-02-2014, 06:53 PM
In Men's hockey Canada wins Gold 3-0, a complete domination outscoring opposition 17-3 in six games.

Congrats Tundra! I thought the winner of the US-Canada semi would go on to win the gold. US was deflated and not interested in the bronze game, but congrats to Finland, who have medaled in 5 of the last 6 olympics in hockey.

Was rooting for Sweden in the final, mostly because of all the Red Wings that play for them, but when their captain Zetterberg went out for the remainder of the Olympics (and most likely the regular season for NHL), I didn't think they'd have what it took. But still impressive to finish with a silver without your captain.

I'm not much of a nationalist when it comes to sports outside of soccer and hockey so it was disappointing to see the US fail to medal. But the nice thing about hockey for me is that most likely, a Red Wing will find success even if the US doesn't. Motor City legend Steve Yzerman has said

wolves71
23-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Ends today, I believe. I wonder if many will notice?

I will be pleased to see the return of the Saturday afternoon football programme on the BBC 'red button', which has had to take a back seat in the interim! :/

I have to be honest i haven't watched any of it, football will always take a preference to my sporting week.

At least i can watch eggheads again on Monday and not just see one in the mirror ;D

TundraWolf
23-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Fair Play, Michigan, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the NHL's Original Six. Many SW Ontario hockey supporters are big fans of the Red Wings and I always like to see them do well, unless they are playing my Habs!