2010 Winter Olympics - Alpine Skiing Thread (R)

Discussion in 'Olympics' started by DoyleG, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. DoyleG

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    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Women's Super G
    Gold: Andrea Fischbacher (Austria)
    Silver: Tina Maze (Slovenia)
    Bronze: Lindsey Vonn (United States)
     
  2. soccernutter

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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But as so many of my no-yank friend say (and I agree), those medals are not gold.

    Second and third are great, though.
     
  3. Hendrixforpope

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    Barcelona
    Dec 15, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    As long as the Olympics award medals to second and third place, they matter.
     
  4. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Men's Combined
    Gold: Bode Miller (USA)
    Silver: Ivica Kostelic (Croatia)
    Bronze: Silvan Zurbriggen (Switzerland)
     
  5. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Boy, has Bode pulled his act together or what! Astonishing!!
     
  6. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Men's Giant Slalom
    Gold: Carlo Janka (Switzerland)
    Silver: Kjetil Jansrud (Norway)
    Bronze: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway)
     
  7. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Slalom: From Gimmick to Main Event - N.Y. Times

     
  8. DoyleG

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    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Women's Giant Slalom
    Gold: Viktoria Rebensburg (Germany)
    Silver: Tina Maze (Slovenia)
    Bronze: Elisabeth Goergl (Austria)
     
  9. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I honestly didn't understand what Julia was talking about when she was asked about her friend who was killed on the slopes this week. Something about it reminding her of how much she loves skiing and that skiing is life. (???)
     
  10. Hendrixforpope

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    Barcelona
    Dec 15, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Vonn gets DQ'ed in 3 of her 5 events :eek:

    Downhill: Gold
    Super-Combined: DQ
    Super-G: Bronze
    Giant Slalom: DQ
    Slalom: DQ


    Will her Olympic run be considered a failure even though she got 2 medals?
     
  11. minerva

    minerva Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    only when you consider all the hype.
    compared to all the hype, it's a minimally successful Olympics.
     
  12. Borussia

    Borussia Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    C'mon, how many athletes are dreaming of 2 Olympic medals? Only Lindsay's friend Maria Riesch was better (2x Gold).

    Fact is that both are simply the best! ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  13. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't know Lindsey and her were friends. I saw Vonn rooting for Riesch's younger sister, too--she didn't look happy for her when she hooked a gate.

    It was also interesting seeing the two sisters embrace after the race, kind of a juxtaposition of emotions.
     
  14. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    She wasn't disqualified. She's listed as DNF -- Did Not Finish.
     
  15. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Women's Slalom
    Gold: Maria Riesch (Germany)
    Silver: Marlies Schild (Austria)
    Bronze: Sarka Zahrobska (Czech Republic)
     
  16. Hendrixforpope

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    Barcelona
    Dec 15, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Essentially the same thing ;)
     
  17. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    I know you winked, but I still beg to differ. A DQ implies someone committed an act in violation of the rules -- as in Apolo Ohno's DQ last night.

    Vonn simply screwed up on her runs, like Russian and American 4-man bobsleders did last night. They weren't actually DQ'ed either.

    There's a distinction. ;)

    By the way, can NBC please give us a break by not having a camera in Lindsay Vonn's face at all times. No wonder some of the other American skiers can't stand her. (NBC is also overdoing coverage of Apolo Ohno.)
     
  18. Hendrixforpope

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    Barcelona
    Dec 15, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    The bottom line is she failed to finish in 3 of her 5 events :p
     
  19. Caesar

    Caesar Moderator
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    Mar 3, 2004
    Oztraya
    Exactly. It's a very important distinction, particularly for those athletes who were DNFed. It sucks badly enough to get to the end of a major competition and not get to post a time/finishing place, but at least you can say you competed fairly and within the rules.

    Many athletes take pride in never being DQed in their careers, similar to how many footballers take pride in never having been sent off.
     
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  20. DoyleG

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    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Men's Slalom
    Gold: Giuliano Razzoli (Italy)
    Silver: Ivica Kostelic (Croatia)
    Bronze: Andre Myhrer (Sweden)
     
  21. Borussia

    Borussia Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The Italians FINALLY got their Gold medal! :)


    Btw: It's the first time that Austria didn't win a medal in Alpine Skiing.
     
  22. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm just speaking as someone who grew up ski racing for many years (since this is the alpine skiing thread), but in ski racing a DQ is not necessarily something to be looked at as less-than-honorable. A racer can be DQ'd for simply missing a gate on the course but still coming through the finish line; if you get DQ'd for having equipment that breaks the rules (such as having riser plates on your skis of an illegal height off the snow), then that would be more akin to your red card analogy.
     
  23. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    These races aired this weekend on NBC's Universal Sports network...

    Lindsey Vonn and Didier Cuche Clinch Downhill Titles - BBC

     
  24. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In terms of difficulty of accomplishment, that really is more prestigious than winning a race at the Olympics.
     
  25. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    More results from Sunday...

    Swiss Edges Vonn to Win Super-G Before Home Crowd - N.Y. Times

     

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