It's been two years since we were last gripped by Olympic fever, and now it is time for the winter sports to get their moment in the spotlight. From the joys of snowboarding and skiing, to ice hockey, curling and figure skating, there's something out there for everyone. It may be icy and cold to view, but from the comfort of your own toasty living room, you can enjoy the brilliance of another fortnight of the hectic hunt for medals.

3459 responses

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 18:40

    Ahh, see, I fell for it too. Stoopid things happening before the actual opening ceremony. Have opened thread early.

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 18:41

    We have some figure skating on the red button. Dude has very yellow trousers.

  • Mr C06/02/2014 at 18:41

    figure skating points allocation is like a warm up to eurovision.

    teams have flags n'everything.

  • Jen06/02/2014 at 18:43

    Watched about 40 mins of nothing this morning, waiting for a heat of the slopestyle to start. Loving this yellow dude!

  • Mr C06/02/2014 at 18:44

    like that the sochi logo has a .ru domain name in the logo.

    #brazil2016 to be the first logo that incorporates a hashtag?

  • Mr C06/02/2014 at 18:44

    Watched about 40 mins of nothing this morning, waiting for a heat of the slopestyle to start. Loving this yellow dude!

    so yellow!

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 18:44

    Ahh, see, I fell for it too. Stoopid things happening before the actual opening ceremony. Have opened thread early.

    It always seems weird to me that every Olympics there are events that happen before the opening ceremony

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 18:46

    The first thing I learned from watching the slopestyle heats is I've been pronouncing Sochi wrong for 7 years.

  • Jen06/02/2014 at 18:48

    The yellow dude with the chequered braces looked like a NYC taxi! Military chic now. When did the guys' outfits get more fun than the girls'?

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 18:50

    The yellow dude with the chequered braces looked like a NYC taxi! Military chic now. When did the guys' outfits get more fun than the girls'?

    since the norwegian mens curling team was invented

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 18:56

    considering its now 5.55am here I think my attempt to move onto Sochi time has been successful.

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 18:58

    Snowboarding on the other side. Awesomeness. Ahh, I missed the sporting overload that is the Olympics.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 18:59

    Snowboarding on the other side. Awesomeness. Ahh, I missed the sporting overload that is the Olympics.

    i hope you're going to watch the ski cross. bestest event.

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 18:59

    The yellow dude with the chequered braces looked like a NYC taxi!

    That's it! I couldn't figure out what he reminded me of :)

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:01

    i hope you're going to watch the ski cross. bestest event.

    If it's racing down snow, I'm there.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:01

    If it's racing down snow, I'm there.

    its just like crashed ice but with better wipeouts

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:04

    its just like crashed ice but with better wipeouts

    That sounds like the perfect sport!

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:05

    This sloperstyler is doing it with a broken rib? Madness.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:05

    That sounds like the perfect sport!

    heres what happened four years ago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAOThtbnbQA

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:06

    That sounds like the perfect sport!

    They do the same thing on snowboards. It's called boardercross.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:07

    They do the same thing on snowboards. It's called boardercross.

    they don't fall down as much though so i rate it last out of the three things they can have on their feet.

    i sound like a terrible person, watching for carnage.

  • Lukeh06/02/2014 at 19:08

    Hey guys.

    There is a spinny man on tv.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:08

    When is the opening ceremony?

  • Lukeh06/02/2014 at 19:08

    When is the opening ceremony?

    Tomorrow afternoon.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:08

    When is the opening ceremony?

    2.14am Saturday morning for me

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:08

    2.14am Saturday morning for me

    That helps. So tomorrow afternoon then

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:09

    i sound like a terrible person, watching for carnage.

    Surely watching the skill as people try to avoid carnage

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:10

    Surely watching the skill as people try to avoid carnage

    yes! I like the anticipation every time they go up in the air as to whether they're going to land right or not.

  • Jen06/02/2014 at 19:13

    yes! I like the anticipation every time they go up in the air as to whether they're going to land right or not.

    Mainly not!

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:13

    Ice skating guy has fallen twice already and there are no jumps or other people on the ice

  • Lukeh06/02/2014 at 19:14

    I don't think I understand figure skating.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:15

    I don't think I understand figure skating.

    I think they should ditch it and add Crashed Ice. I find it hard to watch for any time

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:15

    I don't think I understand figure skating.

    I used to really like it, but find it quite boring these days.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:16

    I used to really like it, but find it quite boring these days.

    I just switched to slopestyle to find someone on a skateboard jumping over a Russian doll. I don't remember this before

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:17

    I just switched to slopestyle to find someone on a skateboard jumping over a Russian doll. I don't remember this before

    We are debating what the doll is made of. Imagine it would hurt if a snowboarder hit it.

  • Jen06/02/2014 at 19:18

    We are debating what the doll is made of. Imagine it would hurt if a snowboarder hit it.

    One patted it on the head a minute ago

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:19

    One patted it on the head a minute ago

    Ha! Awesome.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:20

    We are debating what the doll is made of. Imagine it would hurt if a snowboarder hit it.

    It has to be fairly solid. They are using metal rails etc so I imagine getting hurt occasionally is normal

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:22

    I just switched to slopestyle to find someone on a skateboard jumping over a Russian doll. I don't remember this before

    slopestyle is new this olympics.

    7 of NZ's 15 athletes are in it.

    Which is good for our medal chances but gives me less events to turn my patriotic switch on.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:23

    I used to really like it, but find it quite boring these days.

    me too, as a kid it was all i'd watch at the winter olympics but now that i'm a sports junkie i think i'd rate it second last. it's close relation ice dancing is last.

  • Pat W06/02/2014 at 19:23

    I don't think I understand figure skating.

    It bores me senseless but since my Freeview box refuses to pick up the other channel this is what I'm watching..

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:24

    me too, as a kid it was all i'd watch at the winter olympics but now that i'm a sports junkie i think i'd rate it second last. it's close relation ice dancing is last.

    Ice dancing is the worst cos there's not even any jumping.

  • Jen06/02/2014 at 19:25

    It bores me senseless but since my Freeview box refuses to pick up the other channel this is what I'm watching..

    I had to retune last week - have you tried that?

  • Pat W06/02/2014 at 19:25

    me too, as a kid it was all i'd watch at the winter olympics but now that i'm a sports junkie i think i'd rate it second last. it's close relation ice dancing is last.

    Isn't this ice dancing?

  • Pat W06/02/2014 at 19:26

    I had to retune last week - have you tried that?

    Well yes. In fact it likes to rescan almost weekly.. Really bad signal. Or aerial.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:27

    Isn't this ice dancing?

    no idea, i'm not watching anything at the moment

  • Pat W06/02/2014 at 19:28

    Russia's team gear looks a lot better on an ice rink than it did in a London summer :)

  • Pat W06/02/2014 at 19:30

    I'm looking forward to the opening ceremony tomorrow. Will get home about an hour into it.

    Also can't believe it is already 4 years since Vancouver!

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:31

    Isn't this ice dancing?

    I don't think this is, ice dancing is always couples.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:31

    Also can't believe it is already 4 years since Vancouver!

    i feel like we were just in London so how is it already another Olympic year

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:37

    Those USA jackets look like NASA.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:37

    Those USA jackets look like NASA.

    have you seen their opening ceremony uniform? it's incredible. in a bad way.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:41

    i'm quite sad the jamaican bobsled team's gear turned up, when they announced it'd gotten lost i thought cool runnings 2 was writing itself.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:44

    i'm quite sad the jamaican bobsled team's gear turned up, when they announced it'd gotten lost i thought cool runnings 2 was writing itself.

    I saw a tweet trying to get them some spare gear

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:44

    Amy, the ski-cross thing you linked to is fab. In the first heat, two guys crashed together and wiped out. Harsh. It's good that the course is so long though, plenty of time for chopping and changing.

  • Will^06/02/2014 at 19:48

    Evening all. Yey, a snowboarding replay. I had to watch a bit this morning without comments.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:50

    Evening all. Yey, a snowboarding replay. I had to watch a bit this morning without comments.

    They seem to be just repeating the same bit

  • Will^06/02/2014 at 19:51

    They seem to be just repeating the same bit

    I've not seen this heat though :)

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:51

    Are there any more events tonight?

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:52

    Are there any more events tonight?

    no its all done for the day

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 19:52

    Evening all. Yey, a snowboarding replay. I had to watch a bit this morning without comments.

    My bad!

  • Will^06/02/2014 at 19:53

    My bad!

    I smiled :)

  • Will^06/02/2014 at 19:54

    Ohh, I see it's looped already.

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:54

    anyone else pumped for the curling? i am obsessed.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:54

    Ohh, I see it's looped already.

    Yes. It's only a really short loop. Looks like skating is on replay too now

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:55

    anyone else pumped for the curling? i am obsessed.

    Why?

  • Will^06/02/2014 at 19:55

    anyone else pumped for the curling? i am obsessed.

    Love the curling!

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:55

    Why?

    I can't explain it. I grew up very close to NZ's curling region though so maybe they put something in the water.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 19:57

    I can't explain it. I grew up very close to NZ's curling region though so maybe they put something in the water.

    There is a lot of it played here and every Olympics/Commonwealth games it gets a lot of coverage but I can't get massively into it. I watch it and enjoy it but once it is gone I don't miss it

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 19:58

    There is a lot of it played here and every Olympics/Commonwealth games it gets a lot of coverage but I can't get massively into it. I watch it and enjoy it but once it is gone I don't miss it

    didn't the Scots invent it? It should be in your blood.

    The internetz tells me that Great Britain are targeting 1-2 medals in it so you must do alright.

    New Zealand has only qualified for Olympic curling once ever and we came dead last but it was aaaaaaawesome.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 20:01

    didn't the Scots invent it? It should be in your blood.

    We invented just about everything. Can't be into everything.

    The internetz tells me that Great Britain are targeting 1-2 medals in it so you must do alright.

    Scottish teams always do well in world level competitions. There are even a few famous curlers although I the current lot are unknown. So far

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 20:03

    Scottish teams always do well in world level competitions. There are even a few famous curlers although I the current lot are unknown. So far

    I'm afraid I have to cheer for Norway. Because trousers.

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 20:03

    I'm afraid I have to cheer for Norway. Because trousers.

    Can't wait to see them

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 20:04

    Can't wait to see them

    https://twitter.com/AmyFulton/status/426481790421696512

  • Christine06/02/2014 at 20:04
  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 20:05

    Can't wait to see them

    My eyes will never work again

  • Amy06/02/2014 at 20:06

    My eyes will never work again

    i can fix that with the stunning usa ceremony uniform http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusnhlexperts/BerDa8bIgAAzijR.jpg_large.jpg

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 20:12

    i can fix that with the stunning usa ceremony uniform media.zenfs.com/e…ijR.jpg_large.jpg

    That is just bad. It doesn't hurt my eyes

  • Steven Roy06/02/2014 at 20:24

    Calendar of events

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Winter_Olympics#Calendar

  • Sandy06/02/2014 at 20:46

    Isn't this ice dancing?

    I don't think this is, ice dancing is always couples.

    I'm horribly late with this response, but I wasn't around during the day, so better late than never. :)

    The sport as a whole is called figure skating and has four disciplines: men's single skating, women's single skating, pair skating and ice dancing. The last two look similar at first, but they're actually quite different. Pair skating's main focus lies on acrobatics, which means the pairs jump, the man throws the woman (either away from him or up into the air), and the man lifts the woman above his head. In ice dancing, the main focus lies on dancing, which means there's no jumping, no throwing, and lifts above shoulder-level are not allowed. Ice dance routines also include a lot of classic dance steps (waltz, tango, etc.), which is why you often see ice dancers hold hands like they're ball room dancers.

    What you saw today was pair skating.

    I hope this helps a bit in case you encounter more figure skating during the Sochi Olympics and get confused by it.

  • john07/02/2014 at 16:17

    i think im learning the Russian alphabet right now.

  • john07/02/2014 at 16:20

    is that nicky webster..

  • Marti07/02/2014 at 16:23

    It's been one or two centuries, but here I write again, Sidepodworld :)

  • Marti07/02/2014 at 16:25

    There's a ring that won't open

  • john07/02/2014 at 16:26

    good start...

  • Marti07/02/2014 at 16:27

    Vodka anthem moment...

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 16:41

    hey all. bbc live text is super awesome if you're without audio like me.

    (chap who does the f1 live text is covering it)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/winter-olympics/25885398

  • Will^07/02/2014 at 17:10

    Afternoon/Evening all. I seem to have missed the main show, but get to see the parades.

  • Marti07/02/2014 at 17:10

    Some technical issues on the spanish TV signal :S

  • Christine07/02/2014 at 17:29

    Okay, just tuned in. Giant bear things on my screen.

  • Will^07/02/2014 at 17:30

    Okay, just tuned in. Giant bear things on my screen.

    they are bizarre

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 17:30

    Evening.

    I just got in from work and see giant animal things.

  • Marti07/02/2014 at 17:31

    I just got in from work and see giant animal things.

    In one word: Russia

  • Marti07/02/2014 at 17:34

    Just love the way they ignored de 1917 revolution and the soviet age

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 17:34

    Loving the screen-on-the-floor.

  • Marti07/02/2014 at 17:39

    Pretty spectacular, a shame to see that the lower grandstands are empty, though

  • Christine07/02/2014 at 17:39

    It's brilliantly colourful.

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 17:40

    Hi all.

  • Marti07/02/2014 at 17:45

    Amazing special effects, simply amazing.

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 17:45

    Great graphics making it look like they are goose stepping at 100mph

  • Will^07/02/2014 at 17:47

    This is some fine work :)

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 17:47

    I always like it when stuff grows out of the floor

  • Christine07/02/2014 at 17:48

    The slog of reading War and Peace is totally worth the smug feeling of having read it. :)

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 17:48

    Hello all

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 17:48

    The slog of reading War and Peace is totally worth the smug feeling of having read it. :)

    You are probably the only person I know who has read it

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 17:49

    Hi Lukeh. This has been a great show. At least the 5 minutes I have seen is

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 17:50

    Hi Lukeh. This has been a great show. At least the 5 minutes I have seen is

    Just sat down too, I liked the zoomy effects with the soldiers.

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 17:54

    Hah, I've just seen that TATU were at the start of the ceremony. That's... ironic.

  • Marti07/02/2014 at 17:54

    Lotus: https://twitter.com/Lotus_F1Team/status/431845739807784960

    Seems they just realized that the 10% of the team is owned by Yota, a Russian company

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 17:55

    Oooh, floating train.

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 17:56

    Giant cogs! Mr C!

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 17:58

    Giant cogs! Mr C!

    i turn on the tv just in time!!

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 17:58

    This is a more scary opening ceremony than our silly british one

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 18:00

    This is a more scary opening ceremony than our silly british one

    needs more danny boyle tho.

  • Will^07/02/2014 at 18:01

    This is a more scary opening ceremony than our silly british one

    Ominous oppressiveness

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:02

    Ominous oppressiveness

    They have just done Stalin's purges and WW2. Opressive is OK for those

  • Will^07/02/2014 at 18:03

    When do they pay homage to the Tetris music?

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 18:03

    When do they pay homage to the Tetris music?

    :)

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:04

    When do they pay homage to the Tetris music?

    They have to have Tetris blocks

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:04

    The slog of reading War and Peace is totally worth the smug feeling of having read it. :)

    I've seen the film, does that count?

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 18:05

    When do they pay homage to the Tetris music?

    I bet they will :)

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:06

    I've seen the film, does that count?

    Was the performance more like the book or the film?

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:06

    Trolololo!

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:06

    Was the performance more like the book or the film?

    well, it was a lot shorter, and no Audrey Hepburn :(

  • Will^07/02/2014 at 18:06

    Trolololo!

    trololololololol

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:07

    I bet she is terrified

  • Will^07/02/2014 at 18:07

    Ppk sample?

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 18:10

    Ppk sample?

    I was trying to remember the name. Didn't know they were Russian. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PPK_(group)

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 18:11

    stadium looks like an old apple mouse. i want to grab it.

    http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/bibuxton/buxtoncollection/a/m/IMG_0446.png

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 18:12

    After Vancouver and London being bilingual, I forgot the trilingual announcements took a while :)

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:13

    research.microsof…/a/m/IMG_0446.png

    *looks at link*

    *looks at image*

    ...*looks back at link*

    huh

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:15

    huh

    http://img1.iol.it/c/imgv/foto/VVIAFOTO_53962/14/7/05_sochi_olympic_bolshoy_stadium.jpg

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 18:15

    img1.iol.it/c/img…lshoy_stadium.jpg

    the one me telly was more blue, too.

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:16

    huh

    i mean, the fact it's on a microsoft domain!

  • Martí07/02/2014 at 18:17

    Happy Mr Trololo's song was played at the olympic stadium https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oavMtUWDBTM

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 18:17

    i mean, the fact it's on a microsoft domain!

    ahh. this guy: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/bibuxton/buxtoncollection/default.aspx

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:17

    ahh. this guy: research.microsof…tion/default.aspx

    aha!

    Also I really want this to be performed :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQAKRw6mToA

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:19

    Nice blankets

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 18:19

    When do they pay homage to the Tetris music?

    They have to do this version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJKsn_OkOQ0

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:21

    I used to have a disk with a genuine Russian version of Tetris for a Mackintosh. I don't think I still have it. My boss got it in Russia

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:22

    I used to have a disk with a genuine Russian version of Tetris for a Mackintosh. I don't think I still have it. My boss got it in Russia

    He's still waiting for it to stack between the square box and the T shaped box in his room.

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:26

    I'm surprised Putin hasn't entered himself for every event

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:27

    The stadium changes colour like a famous hotel

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:27

    Trying to make out the F1 circuit from that overhead shot

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:27

    The stadium changes colour like a famous hotel

    Tilke has his talking point for the race sorted

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:27

    I'm surprised Putin hasn't entered himself for every event

    In Russia he would have to win them all

  • Martí07/02/2014 at 18:27

    Vladimoney Putin has talked

  • Christine07/02/2014 at 18:30

    These spinny things are cool.

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:30

    Those doves are doing Swan Lake

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:32

    Genuine question - what events can they actually do in this stadium?

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:32

    Makes a change from the normal white doves being released and a load of them being cooked in the Olympic flame

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:32

    Genuine question - what events can they actually do in this stadium?

    Speed skating? Curling?

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:33

    Speed skating? Curling?

    In an open athletics stadum?

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:33

    Valentina Tereschkova is stll alive?

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:33

    Although it's a missed opportunity for Ice F1

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:33

    oh Tereshkova!

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:33

    In an open athletics stadum?

    I can't think of anything else

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:35

    oh Tereshkova!

    Turns out she is only 76. I thought she would be older

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:35

    thats cool. I like that.

  • Christine07/02/2014 at 18:36

    I wouldn't like to go into space by myself. But then I also wouldn't want to live in that close proximity with anyone else. Tricky one.

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:36

    Might wanna turn her mic on.

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:36

    I am amazed anyone knew who Valentina Tereskova is? Even the odd person on twitter without an obvious space interest mentioning her

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 18:37

    Genuine question - what events can they actually do in this stadium?

    Seems like they aren't doing much else with it. Tricky though in the winter olympics.

    It'll be used for the 2018 World Cup though.

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:37

    blimey she must be cold.......

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:37

    It'll be used for the 2018 World Cup though.

    Ah, of course!

    And a talking point for the F1 :)

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:38

    I wouldn't like to go into space by myself. But then I also wouldn't want to live in that close proximity with anyone else. Tricky one.

    She was in space for 3 days if that helps and at that time astronauts/cosmonauts were only sporadically in radio contact with the Earth

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 18:38

    "Fisht Olympic Stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies but no sporting events..."

    seems a bit of a waste, but snow events tend to require some kind of incline.

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 18:39

    Ah, of course!

    I completely forgot Russia was hosting it until I looked up what'll happen to the stadium, all the focus seems to be on Brazil and Qatar!

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:39

    so who will light the flame? Vlad?

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:40

    so who will light the flame? Vlad?

    There was a suggestion on twitter that he would do it bare chested on horseback

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:43

    There was a suggestion on twitter that he would do it bare chested on horseback

    freshly waxed again?

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:44

    Quick! Men holding hands! stop it!!!

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:45

    They look like white penguins on the long shot

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:47

    Is that whatschamacallit I hear?!

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:47

    Konaanisqatsi, that's it

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 18:49

    We've all been saying Sharapova's name wrong?

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:50

    We've all been saying Sharapova's name wrong?

    Can't believe her name was Theresa all along

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:52

    Tretyak....wasnt he a baddie in a Bond Film?

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:52

    well it has to be a winter gold medallist, anyway :)

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:54

    We have a flame!

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:55

    Good fireworks

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:55

    All 5 rings :)

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 18:56

    Bolshoi is the every day Russian word for big. Nothing exotic

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 18:57

    "And now, sir Paul McCartney"

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 18:58

    "And now, sir Paul McCartney"

    and they can bloody keep him. git.

  • john07/02/2014 at 19:00

    well saw about 10 minutes at the start, feel sleep, woke up with maria carrying the flame, which was handy, and now a bunch of fireworks, did I miss much?

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 19:02

    We've all been saying Sharapova's name wrong?

    i missed her?

    *grabs remote*

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 19:03

    i missed her?

    yes. she looked great :)

    and no shrieking.:D

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 19:03

    Ooooh putin gossip!

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:04

    Ooooh putin gossip!

    Hazel Irvine said it in commentary

  • Pat W07/02/2014 at 19:05

    well saw about 10 minutes at the start, feel sleep, woke up with maria carrying the flame, which was handy, and now a bunch of fireworks, did I miss much?

    Lots of impressive visuals and dancers and fireworks, classical sort of music. History lesson, sort of.

    It lacked the humour of Vancouver or London but I don't think I was expecting a lot of that anyway.

  • Christine07/02/2014 at 19:05

    We've all been saying Sharapova's name wrong?

    Silly people. It's Sugarpova.

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:06

    Silly people. It's Sugarpova.

    So Russian for Sugar Puff then?

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 19:08

    i thought i could suddenly speak russian. christine pointed out that it's all in french too.

    *crushed*

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:09

    Amy Williams is massively famous considering she only competed in the public eye once

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:10

    i thought i could suddenly speak russian. christine pointed out that it's all in french too.

    This is on for 2 weeks. You will have cracked Russian by then

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 19:10

    Amy Williams is massively famous considering she only competed in the public eye once

    she was our first individual gold medallist for 30 years......and a world silver too :)

    and she isnt Sue Barker. thats a plus point.

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:11

    I love this. We have all these photos from the opening ceremony and they are all close up selfies

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:12

    she was our first individual gold medallist for 30 years......and a world silver too :)

    I didn't realise that.

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 19:12

    that building IS british designed.

    jony ive created it in 2001.

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:13

    This is weird. Very short vid

    BBC Sporf @BBCSporf

    VIDEO: Indian Luger falls off sled at 60mph, but then flips himself back on!! Moment of the Winter Olympics so far!!..bit.ly/1lH4RDG

    https://twitter.com/BBCSporf/status/431868044328304640

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 19:15

    VIDEO: Indian Luger falls off sled at 60mph, but then flips himself back on!! Moment of the Winter Olympics so far!!..bit.ly/1lH4RDG

    Skills!!

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 19:15

    Wow, BBC2 wales didnt even end the program. It just went straight to Scrum V!

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 19:15

    shame this isnt still on the BBC website -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSSO6tstocU

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 19:16

    Lego Olympics! great!

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:16

    Wow, BBC2 wales didnt even end the program. It just went straight to Scrum V!

    You are in rugby country. We are getting Lego Torvill and Dean and Eddie the Eagle

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 19:16

    lego eddie the eagle?!?!

  • Christine07/02/2014 at 19:17

    I wish ALL the Olympics was in Lego. This is brilliant!

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:17

    I wish ALL the Olympics was in Lego. This is brilliant!

    Lego curling works for me

  • Barrie07/02/2014 at 19:17

    I wish ALL the Olympics was in Lego. This is brilliant!

    this is fantastic!!!

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:17

    Lego Amy Williams

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 19:18

    I wish ALL the Olympics was in Lego. This is brilliant!

    Typical, missing it because of rugby! Bah!

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 19:18

    *dies*

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:18

    I wonder how much Lego paid for that

  • Christine07/02/2014 at 19:18

    Typical, missing it because of rugby! Bah!

    Ima have to blog about that later :)

  • Christine07/02/2014 at 19:20

    Here's an emotional montage that actually makes sense. Unlike Eddie Jordan's stuff.

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 19:21

    I wonder how much Lego paid for that

    i'd put money on them releasing a set.

  • Lukeh07/02/2014 at 19:22

    Ima have to blog about that later :)

    christine to the rescue :)

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:22

    i'd put money on them releasing a set.

    Like this?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-Collectable-Minifigures-Exclusive-Minifigure/dp/B008H5NEQ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391800949&sr=8-1&keywords=lego+olympics+minifigures

  • Mr C07/02/2014 at 19:25

    ha!

    yes.

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 19:29

    Why do people think usind Russian letters in English is a good idea? Especially when the letters don't mean what they think they do

  • Will^07/02/2014 at 20:13

    Why do people think usind Russian letters in English is a good idea? Especially when the letters don't mean what they think they do

    DUИИO!?

  • Steven Roy07/02/2014 at 23:04

    DUИИO!?

    Oh dear. The backward N is really a soft I. It is the letter used for the I in Lenin for example

  • Amy07/02/2014 at 23:29

    I had great plans for the opening ceremony but then my bartab happened and I missed allllll of it.

    Must find a replay!

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 04:43

    "Fisht Olympic Stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies but no sporting events..."

    just like Vancouver I think they're hosting the medal presentations there.

    Which is dumb, to go to an event and not even see the medals awarded at the time but I guess it's just what they do at the Winter games.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 05:34

    actual post opening ceremony events have started! Mens Slopestyle Snowboard medals will be the first given out in a couple of hours.

    First women's hockey game is on in 4 hours which is the highlight of my day.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 06:27

    The British guy is leading the semis and he didn't snowboard until he was 17. Maybe it's not too late for me to go to he Olympics.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 06:42

    The Russian guy who had his mobile number on his helmet during the qualifiers has taped over them for the semis. But he got lots of messages from ladies so I'm sure he's happy :)

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 08:26

    Snowboard semis replay ahead of the finals in ~20mins. Billy Morgan is going HUGE.

  • Jen08/02/2014 at 08:47

    Lots of them hitting the Russian doll in the semis. Commentators talking about hitting off it to change direction - that would be ace!

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 08:50

    Lots of them hitting the Russian doll in the semis. Commentators talking about hitting off it to change direction - that would be ace!

    Reversing the direction of rotation would be amazing.

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 08:51

    An early score to beat there...

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 08:52

    hockey on my tv and slopestyle on my ipad, its a good saturday :)

  • Jen08/02/2014 at 08:52

    Oops just screamed out loud!

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:01

    do better, canadians

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 09:06

    Woohoo snowboarding.

  • Jen08/02/2014 at 09:06

    And knitting!

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 09:06

    Someone knitting on the start shelf

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:14

    i know hes a frenchy canadian so its not pronounced parrot like the bird but i'm going to call him that anyway.

  • Marti08/02/2014 at 09:19

    Morning all

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:22

    No ones proving Shaun White right so far

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 09:23

    No ones proving Shaun White right so far

    Injury was just his excuse for pulling out, this park is no mote dangerous than any other big competition.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:24

    Injury was just his excuse for pulling out, this park is no mote dangerous than any other big competition.

    if he was that injured he'd pull out of the pipe too.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:26

    crazy that Kotsenburg didn't qualify for the final directly. He's really good.

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 09:30

    if he was that injured he'd pull out of the pipe too.

    it was a 'fear' of injury in this one... Bah

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 09:30

    What happened to Billy Morgan's 2nd run?

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:30

    it was a 'fear' of injury in this one... Bah

    injury to his ego when he didn't win I assume.

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 09:31

    injury to his ego when he didn't win I assume.

    hahaha

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 09:31

    Them having to hoik themselves up the slope when they fail is painful to watch!

  • Jen08/02/2014 at 09:32

    What happened to Billy Morgan's 2nd run?

    Fell over. There is a lot of falling over in this!

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 09:32

    Them having to hoik themselves up the slope when they fail is painful to watch!

    the hop of shame

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 09:32

    Fell over. There is a lot of falling over in this!

    Trying for the spectacular?

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:33

    watching the skiiers do this looks way more scary because they ski backwards a lot which looks terrifying. i guess its impossible to snowboard backwards.

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 09:35

    watching the skiiers do this looks way more scary because they ski backwards a lot which looks terrifying. i guess its impossible to snowboard backwards.

    It is like trying to write with your wrong hand.

    I love it when the skiers go inverted and spin with theirs skis crossed up - looks like a helicopter.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 09:37

    watching the skiiers do this looks way more scary because they ski backwards a lot which looks terrifying. i guess its impossible to snowboard backwards.

    I think all the types of skiing look more scary, cos those sticks on their feet look like they could really do some damage!

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:38

    I think all the types of skiing look more scary, cos those sticks on their feet look like they could really do some damage!

    i dont understand how it's ever possible to crash on skis and NOT break your leg in multiple places

  • john08/02/2014 at 09:38

    i am not going to pretend i know whats going on, blokes sliding down a hill, doing some crazy flips and twists it all looks the same to me, but its good to watch something different. not sure about sports that really on judges but just like the diving ill look for no splash and by the end i might be able to work out who looked better than the rest.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:39

    i am not going to pretend i know whats going on, blokes sliding down a hill, doing some crazy flips and twists it all looks the same to me, but its good to watch something different. not sure about sports that really on judges but just like the diving ill look for no splash and by the end i might be able to work out who looked better than the rest.

    they were talking during the semis about the judges being really harsh, but i dont mind that as long as they're equally harsh to everyone.

  • john08/02/2014 at 09:41

    they were talking during the semis about the judges being really harsh, but i dont mind that as long as they're equally harsh to everyone.

    thats it, consistency is all you need in these events.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 09:46

    Commentator says: "It all comes down to this guy, he's running better than everyone else. Except in that first run." So not really better then.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:46

    goooo parrot

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 09:47

    "That was liquid snowboarding!"

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 09:49

    Come on judges, this is like the X Factor delay.

  • john08/02/2014 at 09:50

    Commentator says: "It all comes down to this guy, he's running better than everyone else. Except in that first run." So not really better then.

    murray walker commentating?

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:52

    they've changed the format of the women's ice hockey this time around after the USA and Canada outscored their opponents in the prelim rounds 72-3 in 2010.

    It's probably too early to say it's worked but the 3-0 scoreline in USA v Finland with 10 minutes to play looks good.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 09:53

    Ah, this is more familiar territory. None of that 2012 business, the Brits are back to "being happy to be in the final."

  • Marti08/02/2014 at 09:54

    *switches to women hockey

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:54

    Ah, this is more familiar territory. None of that 2012 business, the Brits are back to "being happy to be in the final."

    you have a goal of 3 medals instead of a goal of ALL OF THE MEDALS.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 09:55

    you have a goal of 3 medals instead of a goal of ALL OF THE MEDALS.

    :) I approve

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 09:55

    its weird that the superior Kessel is already playing Olympic hockey and the lesser Kessel still has an NHL game to play against my team tomorrow.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 10:02

    This cross country skiing is weird cos they're all going on the same tracks, like trains.

  • john08/02/2014 at 10:05

    geez already sick of our coverage this year. last winter olympics we had 8 or 10 channels showing pretty much everything in full, this year all we have is one dodgy free to air channel showing a non stop production of the same ads over and over again. seriously commercial tv has no idea how to cover sport properly,already grumpy with this coverage.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 10:06

    geez already sick of our coverage this year. last winter olympics we had 8 or 10 channels showing pretty much everything in full, this year all we have is one dodgy free to air channel showing a non stop production of the same ads over and over again. seriously commercial tv has no idea how to cover sport properly,already grumpy with this coverage.

    theres two channels, one of which is 24/7, and 6 online streams. this is the greatest free to air coverage of a winter olympics ever.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 10:06

    This cross country skiing is weird cos they're all going on the same tracks, like trains.

    i like that this is the skiathlon. thats a cool word.

  • john08/02/2014 at 10:08

    theres two channels, one of which is 24/7, and 6 online streams. this is the greatest free to air coverage of a winter olympics ever.

    what is the 24/7 channel? ok is it one, thats not to bad then.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 10:10

    Final score of 3-1 in the hockey, I'll wait til Canada play Switzerland in a few hours but I definitely think the changes are good. Nobody wants to watch a blow out game.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 10:12

    what is the 24/7 channel? ok is it one, thats not to bad then.

    if you don't have the sochi on ten app you can watch literally every event here http://tenplay.com.au/sport/sochi-2014/watch-live

  • john08/02/2014 at 10:14

    awesome, cheers for the link amy

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 10:16

    next event for me to get super in to is the speed skating in just over an hour due to our flag bearer being in it.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 10:19

    Navigating a hairpin on skis doesn't look easy.

  • john08/02/2014 at 10:19

    next event for me to get super in to is the speed skating in just over an hour due to our flag bearer being in it.

    i think our only hope is another bradbury moment, every one falling over in front of him in the semis and in the final. our first winter olympics gold, very lucky.

    are any kiwis a chance for gold this year.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 10:19

    Ooh they're changing into different skis. How exciting!

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 10:27

    They don't seem to be following tracks anymore. These are rail-less skis.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 10:29

    They don't seem to be following tracks anymore. These are rail-less skis.

    the two styles combined is what makes it the skiathlon so i just learned.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 10:29

    Love this, the Hulk at the Olympics: http://twitter.com/JohnnyQuinnUSA/status/432080704776962048/photo/1

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 10:33

    the live results pages are quite good. i like the wee map showing how far they've gone http://www.sochi2014.com/en/cross-country-ladies-skiathlon-7-5-km-c-7-5-km-f

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 10:39

    They all crossed the line and collapsed.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 10:40

    Also interesting to see some pushing to the very line, and others spotting the line and coasting over it.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 10:58

    BBC previewing upcoming stuff. What's a mogul?

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 11:01

    BBC previewing upcoming stuff. What's a mogul?

    the bumps in the snow that look rough on the knees

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 11:27

    I spy a speed skating track.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 11:28

    I spy a speed skating track.

    hooray!

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 11:29

    their skates are only 1mm wide. thats insane.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 11:32

    The way they glide along it doesn't look like they're putting in any effort at all. Clearly they are.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 11:34

    The way they glide along it doesn't look like they're putting in any effort at all. Clearly they are.

    sometimes when i show up early to my hockey games the short track speed skaters are still practising on the rink. its crazy how much they get coached for something that looks effortless

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 11:34

    It also looks like a terrifically uncomfortable position to be in.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 11:35

    It also looks like a terrifically uncomfortable position to be in.

    i'd imagine you'd need incredible ab and lower back muscles to stay bent like that

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 11:37

    i'd imagine you'd need incredible ab and lower back muscles to stay bent like that

    Mm, I bet standing up at the end is proper bliss!

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 11:44

    I've turned the skating on :)

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 11:46

    They do look knackered when they've finished, but they're like robots on the way round.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 11:46

    I've turned the skating on :)

    Yay!

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 11:50

    I keep thinking that it looks realy slippery then I remember they're on ice

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 11:50

    I was just thinking just how damn long 5k feels when you run it so skating that far in 6.5 minutes is impressive

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 11:50

    I keep thinking that it looks realy slippery then I remember they're on ice

    :)

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 11:52

    I like how on the straights they hold their hands behind their back and are bent forward as if something has really intrigued them on the floor.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 11:53

    I like how on the straights they hold their hands behind their back and are bent forward as if something has really intrigued them on the floor.

    They also keep one arm by their side the whole time, and it's fun when it starts to creep forward and they have to hold it back.

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 11:54

    Close!!

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 11:55

    I like how on the straights they hold their hands behind their back and are bent forward as if something has really intrigued them on the floor.

    on closer inspection, these are ice skates

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 11:56

    on closer inspection, these are ice skates

    jimminy jillickers radioactive man

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 11:56

    jimminy jillickers radioactive man

    up and at them

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 11:58

    up and at them

    Arnold Schwarznegger did an AMA recently on reddit and he mentioned that for The Sixth Day there was a stunt he had to do where when they practised it several times with goggles it never was a problem. When they went to film that scene the goggles didn't do what they were supposed to do and it all became very dangerous until a stuntman director pulled Arnie old.

    Matt Groening is Nostrodamus.

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 11:59

    *out, not old

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 11:59

    the commentator sounds like he's going to have a heart attack because he's so upset how slow they are

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:00

    Matt Groening is Nostrodamus.

    that is awesome

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 12:11

    Ooh, this guy actually looks tired.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:13

    Kiwi man is in the 8th pair so he can't be far away. Go Kiwi man.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:27

    Kiwi man could be far away if they don't skate again soon

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 12:28

    Hello. Missed everything today partly due to sleeping, but at least I've now had a haircut..

    Speed skating looks fun.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:31

    i assume they are zamboniing

  • john08/02/2014 at 12:33

    i assume they are zamboniing

    not sure what that is,...sounds fun.

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 12:33

    i assume they are zamboniing

    I think the Olympics has glitched and we're stuck on the loading screen

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:35

    not sure what that is,...sounds fun.

    its the machine that resurfaces the ice

  • john08/02/2014 at 12:36

    its the machine that resurfaces the ice

    ok, not that fun.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:37

    ok, not that fun.

    the only time the zamboni has ever been fun is when google made their doodle a driveable one. i got no work done that day.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:39

    uh oh

    http://www.google.com/logos/2013/zamboni.html

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 12:44

    uh oh

    Love it :)

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:48

    I am distressed by the Russian's ankles.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:54

    Kiwi man v Russian favourite and Vancouver medalist. Me thinks he'll be second in this one.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 12:57

    The Russian coach is very animated.

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 12:59

    This is very one sided!

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 12:59

    This is very one sided!

    it must be really difficult to race one person when technically you're actually racing everyone

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 13:00

    ;Poor NZL bloke

  • john08/02/2014 at 13:00

    this does look tough on the lower back and hips

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 13:00

    ;Poor NZL bloke

    6th is still good though, faster than 10 others!

    I'm sure that will change with 10 more to skate though.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 13:02

    my tv has cut away from the skating so i hope that means they're showing hockey next

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 13:15

    the non-contact of womens hockey is odd for me to get my head around.

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 13:30

    This page has BBC coverage live links http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/2014

    Watching hockey there and speedskating on TV.

    Must find room for rugby in a bit..

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 13:41

    Ooooh a new olympic record!

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 13:42

    Ooooh a new olympic record!

    9 seconds faster than everyone else today!

    Live timing: http://www.sochi2014.com/en/speed-skating-men-s-5000-m

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 13:42

    Ooooh a new olympic record!

    he already had the old record, thats just greedy

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 13:54

    seems they save the best til last in this event

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 13:58

    2nd for another Dutchman but he kept going over the line.. is that allowed?

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 14:02

    2nd for another Dutchman but he kept going over the line.. is that allowed?

    i think its only in the corners they have to stay in lane

  • Jen08/02/2014 at 14:03

    Drive through penalty for crossing the line? Felipe says NO!

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 14:10

    Oooh, skiing on the red button.

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 14:10

    It looks really uncomfortable...

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 14:10

    Ohhh that's a mogul.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 14:10

    It looks really uncomfortable...

    must be the moguls!

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 14:13

    I switched to BBC1 for rugby but I'm still following Olympic stuff on the BBC feeds.

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 14:15

    Luge is coming up soon!

  • john08/02/2014 at 14:18

    ouch

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 14:21

    Finlands goalie standing on her head may have been what stopped a blow out earlier. Canada are beating Switzerland 5-0 with 23 minutes left.

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 14:38

    Luge is coming up soon!

    When is the luge on?

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 14:39

    When is the luge on?

    Now. I've just put it on. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/winter-olympics/25818598

    I also have one showing biathlon (cross country skiing with target shooting) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/winter-olympics/25885403#

    I have no idea where to look.

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 14:40

    I forgot they were that fast

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 14:41

    we are having technical issues with the luge.

    I think I want to watch something snowy because it helps me forget that its 1.40am and far too hot to sleep here.

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 14:41

    I forgot they were that fast

    christ!

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 14:41

    Rubenis :)

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 14:43

    Local guy now. Big cheers

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 14:44

    Woah! 4 tenths of a second ahead.

  • john08/02/2014 at 14:46

    I think I want to watch something snowy because it helps me forget that its 1.40am and far too hot to sleep here.

    is it still hot in Melbourne? its been a warmish summer.......

    just got to a 43 again today here, cool change coming in though, only 28 tomorrow, actually its just dropped to 28 now at 1:15 am, but its back to 39 42 38 from Tuesday. theres been 10 days of over 40 already this year, a couple more to come yet.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 14:54

    is it still hot in Melbourne? its been a warmish summer.......

    they were forecasting tonight to be the hottest night in Melbourne ever with an overnight low of 30. Yay. Thankfully they were wrong and its currently 26.

  • john08/02/2014 at 15:01

    they were forecasting tonight to be the hottest night in Melbourne ever with an overnight low of 30. Yay. Thankfully they were wrong and its currently 26.

    26, that's a nice day time temp. not so good at night.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 15:02

    i will never understand why people decide to take up luge or skeleton.

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 15:03

    The luge terrifies me!

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 15:04

    The luge terrifies me!

    every single winter olympics i try and work out which one is worse. still have no idea. head first, terrifying. feet first, terrifying.

  • john08/02/2014 at 15:04

    head first for me, that's just total madness.

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 15:04

    The luge terrifies me!

    130km/h! 80mph

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 15:05

    every single winter olympics i try and work out which one is worse. still have no idea. head first, terrifying. feet first, terrifying.

    Skeleton is scarier I think.

  • Amy08/02/2014 at 15:05

    Skeleton is scarier I think.

    even its name implies death.

  • Lou08/02/2014 at 15:40

    Just been watching the snowboarding! So crazy, but so awesome. The Winter Olympics definitely produces many more picturesque moments.

    Sad I missed the opening yesterday tho.

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 15:52

    Taiwanese competitor, last one to run, almost falls of his luge.. He hangs on though!

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 15:55

    Luge goes again in 45 minutes for the 2nd run.

  • Will^08/02/2014 at 16:04

    Just been watching the snowboarding! So crazy, but so awesome. The Winter Olympics definitely produces many more picturesque moments.

    I think I prefer the winter games.

  • lou08/02/2014 at 16:12

    I think I prefer the winter games.

    I was thinking earlier that if London had not had the summer Olympics I probably would never have gone. But Winter Olympics are definitely a must! I definitely prefer them too.

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 16:37

    Luge is back on.

  • Mr C08/02/2014 at 16:53

    Luge is back on.

    there's a forth channel? damn, assumed it would be 1, 2, and red button.

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 17:01

    there's a forth channel? damn, assumed it would be 1, 2, and red button.

    Web stream. Although it seems to be on Freeview 302 as well (extra red button channel)

    All the quick guys have done their runs now. Loch took the provisional lead. Times are cumulative, run 1 + run 2.

  • Mr C08/02/2014 at 17:02

    Web stream. Although it seems to be on Freeview 302 as well (extra red button channel)

    assumed you were watching on tv, went looking, cause it wasn't on my list.

  • Pat W08/02/2014 at 17:21

    BBC2 are covering luge now, the first runs from earlier, the top guys.

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 17:56

    More mogulss on bbc2!

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 18:00

    More mogulss on bbc2!

    this really does not look good on the knees

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 18:02

    this really does not look good on the knees

    It's genuinely making my knees ache just watching. This can't be something you have a long career in.

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 18:16

    Oops, lady fell over on the jump.

  • Jen08/02/2014 at 18:16

    Whoops! That's more my kind of skiing!

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 18:16

    Whoops! That's more my kind of skiing!

    :)

  • Christine08/02/2014 at 18:22

    There are three sisters doing the same event? Weird!

  • Lukeh08/02/2014 at 18:25

    It's genuinely making my knees ache just watching. This can't be something you have a long career in.

    I know!

    An then there's the flips to land after all the knee stuff...

  • kpfssport08/02/2014 at 21:00

    Bjoerndalen!!!

    Definitely worth not watching the rugby for. And no, I'm not biased because an Austrian got a medal.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:04

    Jenny Jones in the snowboard slopestyle final up next...

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 09:16

    Still waiting for someone to crash into the Russian doll!

  • john09/02/2014 at 09:23

    slopestyle, with one of the two aussies ive actually heard of in these games. actually one of our rare gold medallists torah bright. hopefully she does well.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:27

    slopestyle, with one of the two aussies ive actually heard of in these games. actually one of our rare gold medallists torah bright. hopefully she does well.

    BBC just had a feature on her - she was saying that doesn't need to compete, just does it for the riding

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:27

    Drone-cam spotted

  • john09/02/2014 at 09:32

    BBC just had a feature on her - she was saying that doesn't need to compete, just does it for the riding

    don't know much about these slopestylers but it seems a pretty laidback 'sport'.

  • john09/02/2014 at 09:33

    wohoo its torah time.....

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 09:35

    Aimee Fuller in the comms box - mainly just screaming!

  • john09/02/2014 at 09:37

    I assume its your best score overall in the two runs, not the two scores combined

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 09:38

    I assume its your best score overall in the two runs, not the two scores combined

    Yep - which is a bit rubbish when they don't go for the big jumps after a mistake early in the run.

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 09:42

    Brilliant!

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:42

    Whoops, can't walk up that one

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:42

    Confidence knocked?

  • john09/02/2014 at 09:51

    1 down...

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:53

    Clean run - very nice.

  • john09/02/2014 at 09:55

    this is where this judging can be a bit dodgy, lets be honest.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:56

    They must be rewatching her run?!

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:56

    HUGE SCORES!!!!

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 09:56

    Morning, snow fans

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:57

    Morning, snow fans

    Morning.

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 09:57

    I still don't understand the need for steps on that first rail section :)

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:57

    WHAT?! a 1080?

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:58

    I still don't understand the need for steps on that first rail section :)

    I think it's a nod back to skateboarding

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 09:58

    Morning all.

    This looks like a fun event

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 09:59

    Morning all.

    Hi Steven

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 09:59

    This looks like a fun event

    Were you around to see Jenny Jones' run? Currently in Gold medal position (with 10 more score to come)

  • john09/02/2014 at 10:00

    still in the gold medal spot

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 10:01

    So much screaming! Slopestyle is great, I may need to give up skiing and get on a board!

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:01

    still in the gold medal spot

    But there are some good riders with big tricks that if they land them will get big scores. If.

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 10:01

    Ouch

  • john09/02/2014 at 10:02

    ouch a hard fall, geez I hope shes alrighit

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 10:02

    Oops! Ouch!

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:02

    Ooooo ouch, catching your heal edge them being thrown onto the back of your head is soo painful.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:04

    Wow - helmets everybody.

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 10:05

    That is gruesome in slow motion. Her helmet almost came off and she was properly out of it. I'm having second thoughts about my slopestyle career!

  • john09/02/2014 at 10:05

    she is still in third

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:05

    Can't believe the hemet broke that badly. Suggests it is not up to the job

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 10:05

    Can't believe the hemet broke that badly. Suggests it is not up to the job

    It did it's job and absorbed the energy

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 10:06

    Good Morning! I think I must be unlucky, I just turn on my tv and suddenly someone's tumbling down the hill...

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 10:06

    Just tuned in. Hi all.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:06

    Can't believe the hemet broke that badly. Suggests it is not up to the job

    Often with snow helmets the top casing is sacrificial and isn't designed to stay in one piece.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:06

    It did it's job and absorbed the energy

    It should not have broken

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:07

    I just hope she has a spare helmet for her next run

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:07

    I just hope she has a spare helmet for her next run

    That was her last run.

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 10:08

    Can't believe the hemet broke that badly. Suggests it is not up to the job

    I've seen a lot of cycle helmets crack into pieces like that, it's quite normal after a big hit. They're designed to do that I thought? Not sure if a snow helmet would be the same.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:09

    I've seen a lot of cycle helmets crack into pieces like that, it's quite normal after a big hit. They're designed to do that I thought? Not sure if a snow helmet would be the same.

    They are essentially the same constructions, with a shell over the top with protects the core from minor knocks and general minor wear and tear.

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 10:13

    I do like snowboarding clothes. It would be weird to get some and just sit at my desk though.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:15

    I do like snowboarding clothes. It would be weird to get some and just sit at my desk though.

    Maybe if you sat there with a snowboard strapped to your feet it would look less weird

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:15

    Torah Torah Torah

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:17

    Torah Torah Torah

    I didn't think you were old enough to remember that

  • john09/02/2014 at 10:18

    oh that could be gold........

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:18

    I like Torah not getting gold because the commentators here are unbearable

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:19

    I didn't think you were old enough to remember that

    I'm not, first time round.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:20

    Wow, big score. Bronze with 2 to go.

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 10:20

    I do like snowboarding clothes. It would be weird to get some and just sit at my desk though.

    All Saints revival :)

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 10:21

    Oops, faceplant.

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 10:21

    All Saints revival :)

    Yes!!

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:22

    Yes!!

    I'm sad they aren't in the big reunion this season. It's a whole bunch of lames.

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 10:22

    I'm sad they aren't in the big reunion this season. It's a whole bunch of lames.

    It really is. A1 and Eternal could hold their own, the rest are a big fat who?

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:23

    It really is. A1 and Eternal could hold their own, the rest are a big fat who?

    I think they were the only two I'd heard of

  • john09/02/2014 at 10:23

    It really is. A1 and Eternal could hold their own, the rest are a big fat who?

    who are a1 and eternal.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:23

    Only one person left to possibly knock the Brit off the podium

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:23

    Only one person left to possibly knock the Brit off the podium

    Mayb people tipo for the Gold

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:24

    Mayb people tipo for the Gold

    But it only takes a wee fall

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 10:24

    who are a1 and eternal.

    Louise Redknapp's old band

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 10:24

    Bloody hell, the commentators on the BBC.

  • john09/02/2014 at 10:25

    Louise Redknapp's old band

    now I have to ask.... who is louise redknapp?

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 10:25

    Woooooooooooo!!!! A medal!!! Brilliant event, fab addition to the games!

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:25

    Medal for GB!

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 10:25

    now I have to ask.... who is louise redknapp?

    He he, never mind :)

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:25

    now I have to ask.... who is louise redknapp?

    She is married to Jamie Redknapp

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:25

    First British medal on snow.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:25

    Woooooooooooo!!!! A medal!!! Brilliant event, fab addition to the games!

    Great addition to the games

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 10:26

    All the commentators are crying

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 10:26

    The commentary has been great, so enthusiastic, and really getting caught up in the excitement!

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:26

    All the commentators are crying

    Calm down guys, even jenny isn't crying

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:26

    All the commentators are crying

    They are all good friends

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 10:27

    The commentary has been great, so enthusiastic, and really getting caught up in the excitement!

    It's all a bit James Allen for me

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:27

    Our broadcast today started with how great it was going to be to see Torah win her first of three gold medals because there's no other competitors in these games at all. Might have jinxed it there guys.

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 10:28

    The commentary has been great, so enthusiastic, and really getting caught up in the excitement!

    I found it really annoying. Not sure why there's three of them, they keep talking over each other.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:28

    I don't mind commentators cheering success but cheering someone falling is out of order

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 10:30

    That was great, what's next?

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:30

    That was great, what's next?

    Mens skiathlon!

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:30

    Getting flowers here, but having to travel to get a medal is a little bizarre.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:33

    I find the daily schedule and the ability to change it to my timezone super handy http://www.sochi2014.com/en/daily-schedule-day-3

  • Bassano09/02/2014 at 10:33

    I find the daily schedule and the ability to change it to my timezone super handy www.sochi2014.com…ly-schedule-day-3

    Ta

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:34

    They're going twice as far as the ladies did, and they were knackered enough at the end

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:34

    I find the daily schedule and the ability to change it to my timezone super handy www.sochi2014.com…ly-schedule-day-3

    Just what I needed

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 10:39

    Mens skiathlon!

    I told Mr C I'd been watching the skiathlon yesterday and he glared at me for making up words :)

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:39

    I told Mr C I'd been watching the skiathlon yesterday and he glared at me for making up words :)

    I only found out that was a real word when Amy linked to the event schedule

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:40

    Just what I needed

    I wish you could sort it by time instead of by event

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:41

    I wish you could sort it by time instead of by event

    It would be a lot more sensible

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 10:42

    Oooh, womens ice hockey.

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 10:43

    Oooh, womens ice hockey.

    Hazel thinks it'll be calming. I disagree!

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:43

    Oooh, womens ice hockey.

    I saw that earlier, so I'm going to watch the X-Country skiing.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:43

    Oooh, womens ice hockey.

    Team USA or bust

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 10:43

    Hazel thinks it'll be calming. I disagree!

    It was pretty hectic when it was on tv the other day!

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:44

    I watched some Women's hockey earlier and they are vicious

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:44

    I watched some Women's hockey earlier and they are vicious

    Considering they're not allowed to body check it can get quite rough. No way USA and Canada won't brawl when they play.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:45

    Considering they're not allowed to body check it can get quite rough. No way USA and Canada won't brawl when they play.

    No checking at all? Is that the difference from the men's game?

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:46

    No checking at all? Is that the difference from the men's game?

    Yeah

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:47

    Yeah

    Ahh ok, that explains why someone was sin-binned for it, I didn't think it looked like a bad shot.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:48

    If anyone wants to try slopestly this is how to do one bit of it

    https://twitter.com/TeamGB/status/432464870223519746

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 10:48

    I struggle with ice hockey cos the puck is so small and fast that I can't keep up with it, so it just looks like a lot of people bashing into each other!

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:48

    Ahh ok, that explains why someone was sin-binned for it, I didn't think it looked like a bad shot.

    They say it keeps the game more competitive between countries because if Canadian women were allowed to check they'd win by more than they already do since they generally grow up playing with the boys

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 10:49

    The cross country looks like fun

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:49

    I struggle with ice hockey cos the puck is so small and fast that I can't keep up with it, so it just looks like a lot of people bashing into each other!

    I used to think that and look at me now!

    It takes a couple of games to get used to it and then your life will be 4000% improved.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:49

    I struggle with ice hockey cos the puck is so small and fast that I can't keep up with it, so it just looks like a lot of people bashing into each other!

    That has always been a problem. I know they experimented with putting trails on the coverage a few years ago so you could see where it was

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 10:50

    I struggle with ice hockey cos the puck is so small and fast that I can't keep up with it, so it just looks like a lot of people bashing into each other!

    They should replace it with a beachball

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 10:50

    The cross country looks like fun

    Looks like hard work! Although is very relaxing to watch.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:51

    Puck trails. First few seconds

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlRCGR10uBg

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 10:52

    It takes a couple of games to get used to it and then your life will be 4000% improved.

    Might be better watching in person than on TV.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:52

    Looks like hard work! Although is very relaxing to watch.

    It is one of the hardest exercises you can do. I remember skiing down Aviemore years ago and someone passed me going uphill on cross country skis

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 10:53

    I typed a comment while watching hockey and by the time I finished it and looked up it was downhill skiing.

    #confused

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 10:59

    Might be better watching in person than on TV.

    It's awesome on both!

    International rinks are bigger than NHL rinks so I can't wait to see all the players I like on the big ice, since 2010 was on an nhl rink it's been a while!

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 11:02

    Puck trails. First few seconds

    The glow puck is considered one of the worst things to ever happen to sports broadcasting

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 11:09

    Close finish in the cross country

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 11:09

    I thought I was watching cross country skiing but right at the finish the commentator said it was skiathlon

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 11:10

    I thought I was watching cross country skiing but right at the finish the commentator said it was skiathlon

    I think its a type of cross country.

    I love how they all get over the line then collapse!

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 11:11

    I thought I was watching cross country skiing but right at the finish the commentator said it was skiathlon

    Skiathlon is the combination of classic and freestyle cross country styles,

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 11:13

    Close up of smashed helmet

    http://t.co/RTEtTiXJCe

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 11:28

    It's so stressful when the only live event is ice dancing

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 11:29

    I have some women's speed skating about to start.

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 11:29

    I have some women's speed skating about to start.

    Ah, the slippery one :)

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 11:30

    I have some women's speed skating about to start.

    I have gone to that, hoorah!

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 11:30

    I have gone to that, hoorah!

    Phew!

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 11:31

    I find it weird that their outfits are so streamlined for maximum speed then bam, ankles.

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 11:35

    Is this their only run?

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 11:35

    They look so different when they take the skin-tight hoods off their heads.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 11:43

    Is this their only run?

    Yes

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 11:43

    They do well to paint those flags onto the ice before each start

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 11:45

    The coachrs have pit boards

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 12:05

    Are those gold skates?!

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 12:07

    Oh no - just shiny. I'm getting nothing done this weekend - the is too absorbing!

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 12:14

    Oh no - just shiny. I'm getting nothing done this weekend - the is too absorbing!

    Hehe, I know that feeling :)

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 12:16

    Oooh, luge and ski jumping later.

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 12:17

    Wooo zamboni!!

  • Christine09/02/2014 at 12:19

    Wooo zamboni!!

    That's the one event I think I could do at the Olympics :)

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 12:41

    It's weird when the arena goes quiet and all you can hear is the skate scraping.

  • john09/02/2014 at 12:43

    i like sports with a virtual line

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 12:52

    Awwww that's why I like watching sports. It must be so awesome to get your personal best like that at home

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 13:45

    Wooo zamboni!!

    i want a zamboni channel. 24/7 screensaver, people smoothing the ice the world over.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 13:52

    as i watch the russian women's team i feel i must share the russian hockey teams official sochi song.

    i dont know what theyre singing about and i think it might be russian propaganda but ive had it in my head since November.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEUZI-QDZ9g

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 14:07

    i want a zamboni channel. 24/7 screensaver, people smoothing the ice the world over.

    a missed screensaver idea right there

  • john09/02/2014 at 14:16

    i dont know what theyre singing about and i think it might be russian propaganda but ive had it in my head since November.

    I have to admit, not the worst song ive heard, and I did like the old fashioned hip and shoulder at the 1:28 minute mark.

    something about Russian Olympic themed songs, I remember this from the 80 summer Olympics, even though I was only 3 or 4 at the time... maybe i remeber it from something else... but its a good catchy song still.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzQTZdpleCs

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 14:28

    luge track reminds me of suzuka.

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 14:33

    luge track reminds me of suzuka.

    Esses, esses everywhere :)

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 14:39

    Phew, luge still terrifies me. I'm a letter away from a very fast lifestyle.

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 14:46

    Maybe if I grab a tea tray from the kitchen and go down the stairs I too can experience the exhilaration of luge.

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 14:47

    Kindl up next for Austria. Let's hope he can 'book' his way to a podium finish.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 15:11

    Russian ladies beat Germany 4-1

  • Noelinho09/02/2014 at 15:52

    Phew, luge still terrifies me. I'm a letter away from a very fast lifestyle.

    I love skeleton, but luge scares me a little.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 15:57

    I love skeleton, but luge scares me a little.

    Surely going face first is more scary. Although the double luge is weirdly scary

  • Marti09/02/2014 at 15:57

    Good afternoon

  • Noelinho09/02/2014 at 16:05

    Surely going face first is more scary. Although the double luge is weirdly scary

    I'm ok with face first. Double luge is just mad.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 16:08

    ah biathlon, the reason i drunk far too much and missed the opening ceremony

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 16:10

    i like that the targets are like trapdoors

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 16:13

    i like that the targets are like trapdoors

    I assume that is just a way getting a positive or negative result rather than ending up with an argument about whether or not a bullet scraped the edge of a target. It really is black or white

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 16:24

    they look like they're not skiing that hard then they finish and look like they can't breathe

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 16:35

    Sorry I'm confused now. The man on the luge at the moment doesn't have a country? How does that happen?

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 16:35

    Sorry I'm confused now. The man on the luge at the moment doesn't have a country? How does that happen?

    I believe he was born in space

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 16:35

    Or at least that's the back story I choose to believe

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 16:38

    Sorry I'm confused now. The man on the luge at the moment doesn't have a country? How does that happen?

    Indian Olympic Committee were thrown out for dodgy dealings or something, so he is competing under the Olympic Flag. Happens when an athlete does not have a recognised Olympic organisation to compete for eg South Sudan for London 2012.

    Or maybe he is indeed from another planet. Unfortunately not one where they have luge tracks!

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 16:40

    Sorry I'm confused now. The man on the luge at the moment doesn't have a country? How does that happen?

    That has happened at all the recent Olympic Games

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 16:44

    That has happened at all the recent Olympic Games

    It's a bit of a shame for the poor man. Not really his fault is it...

  • Jen09/02/2014 at 16:46

    It's a bit of a shame for the poor man. Not really his fault is it...

    I guess a shame he doesn't get to represent his own country, but it means that athletes can compete even without a national Olympic Committee - otherwise they wouldn't be there.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 16:47

    Jenny Jones' medal ceremony is now if anyone is interested.

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 16:47

    I guess a shame he doesn't get to represent his own country, but it means that athletes can compete even without a national Olympic Committee - otherwise they wouldn't be there.

    If it happened to me I'd start my own country and get it IOC recognised, like Danny Walace did with Lovely.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 16:51

    I guess that bronze medal guarantees her a commentating job on winter sports

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 16:51

    That has happened at all the recent Olympic Games

    its new that its happening for corruption though, normally its because the countries are newly transitioning to independence.

    Kuwait was the only previous corruption case and they got reinstated before the London games started.

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:08

    Indian Olympic Committee were thrown out for dodgy dealings or something, so he is competing under the Olympic Flag. Happens when an athlete does not have a recognised Olympic organisation to compete for eg South Sudan for London 2012.

    dodgy dealings, from a country that won't recognise f1 as a sport? shocked.

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 17:09

    There was a man in the luge yesterday called Rubenis, I want him to appear again

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 17:11

    Tucker West is a great name.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 17:14

    Tucker West is a great name.

    its no Golden Tate

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 17:20

    its no Golden Tate

    That is quite special ...there's a player for Carolina called Captain Munnerlyn.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:21

    That is quite special ...there's a player for Carolina called Captain Munnerlyn.

    My favourite is still Coco Crisp

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:21

    Tucker West is a great name.

    when he loses, can we say it's "tuckered out"?

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 17:22

    My favourite is still Coco Crisp

    That's a real name? Sounds like they should have no trouble getting sponsorship for a breakfast cereal.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 17:22

    My favourite is still Coco Crisp

    I was impressed to see Fox Sports in America is getting analysis from former skiier Picabo Street who I'd never heard of, but its pronounced like Peek a Boo which is jarring every time they talk to her.

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:22

    man wetting the track stops to check twitter...

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 17:23

    I was impressed to see Fox Sports in America is getting analysis from former skiier Picabo Street who I'd never heard of, but its pronounced like Peek a Boo which is jarring every time they talk to her.

    I remember that name, from watching Skiing back in the 90s (I think).

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 17:23

    I remember that name, from watching Skiing back in the 90s (I think).

    indeed, she won the gold in 1998

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 17:23

    Missed opportunity to go down the track sitting on a cloth

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 17:23

    man wetting the track stops to check twitter...

    NAhhh, he was just refreshing /comments

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 17:23

    I think the zamboni should go down!!

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:24

    I think the zamboni should go down!!

    :)

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 17:25

    I think the zamboni should go down!!

    Or design a zamboni that can go down the chute :D

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:26

    That's a real name? Sounds like they should have no trouble getting sponsorship for a breakfast cereal.

    He is a baseball player

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Crisp

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:27

    I think the zamboni should go down!!

    You can't put pasta on the track

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:27

    i love these games. competitors are almost entirely reliant on mobile tech for their games plans. virtually everyone is constantly peering at glass :)

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 17:28

    i love these games. competitors are almost entirely reliant on mobile tech for their games plans. virtually everyone is constantly peering at glass :)

    i remember either a recent olympics or commonwealth games where the athletes were banned from social media until they'd finished competing.

    these days you'd be hard pressed to find an athlete not instagramming and tweeting their entire olympic experience.

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:29

    these days you'd be hard pressed to find an athlete not instagramming and tweeting their entire olympic experience.

    true!

    i assume that they're mostly looking at replays of stuff, kinda like this: https://twitter.com/Ubersense/status/428528053350699010

    but they could just be arsing about :)

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:30

    i assume that they're mostly looking at replays of stuff, kinda like this: https://twitter.c…28528053350699010

    I wonder how long before someone gets smacked in the face at 80mph with an iPad

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 17:31

    I wonder how long before someone gets smacked in the face at 80mph with an iPad

    I can see an unfortunate craze forming already. #iPadding

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:32

    I wonder how long before someone gets smacked in the face at 80mph with an iPad

    heh!

    people keep telling me the ipad sucks as a camera. i reckon that photo ends the argument forever.

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:33

    I can see an unfortunate craze forming already. #iPadding

    ubersense does some pretty interesting things for athletes.

    http://www.ubersense.com/

    i love the idea that they can analyse efforts in real-time now.

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 17:36

    i love the idea that they can analyse efforts in real-time now.

    technology is awesome.

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 17:36

    I want to see those luge visors having a HUD projected up onto the inside of them

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 17:36

    technology is awesome.

    It truly is. I noticed i can now stream spotify through my car radio. Living the dream

    (ignoring that work is now a 8 minute drive away...)

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:37

    i love the idea that they can analyse efforts in real-time now.

    I wonder who will be first to build an iPad or 10 into an F1 car

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:37

    It truly is. I noticed i can now stream spotify through my car radio. Living the dream

    and sidepodcast!

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:38

    I wonder who will be first to build an iPad or 10 into an F1 car

    MES are nearly there this year. cars basically have an iphone display on the dash.

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:38

    MES are nearly there this year. cars basically have an iphone display on the dash.

    sorry, steering wheel.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:40

    sorry, steering wheel.

    Some cars have now moved the dash back on to the dash and MES have made a special module

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:42

    Some cars have now moved the dash back on to the dash and MES have made a special module

    didn't know that. be interesting if it ruins radio messages for fans.

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 17:42

    and sidepodcast!

    oh yes, of course! I forgot I demonstrated the future :)

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:43

    oh yes, of course! I forgot I demonstrated the future :)

    blew my tiny mind.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:43

    didn't know that. be interesting if it ruins radio messages for fans.

    I think there are two teams who have done it. Apparently having a butterfly shaped steering wheel is an advantage. I have not the slightest clue why

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 17:47

    I've got the ski jumping on now. I like this one.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:49

    I've got the ski jumping on now. I like this one.

    Some people sat the only way to make ski jumping interesting is to make it a combined sport with clay pigeon shooting

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:52

    Luge bloke has a black horizontal like on his facemask about level with his top lip.

    I wonder if that helps him get his head in the best aerodynamic position

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 17:52

    Oooh, big jump for the russian chap in the jumpingq

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:52

    Who knew the luge run was modeled on Suzuka? :)

    https://twitter.com/Ste_F1/status/432522419090501632

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 17:53

    Who knew the luge run was modeled on Suzuka? :)

    Mr c also said this!

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:54

    Mr c also said this!

    points to me.

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 17:54

    points to me.

    Suzuka is near the end of the seaosn, so potentially double points to you.

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 17:54

    Suzuka is near the end of the seaosn, so potentially double points to you.

    YEAH!

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 17:54

    I've got the ski jumping on now. I like this one.

    i like that they're letting the ladies join in this year.

    equality n stuff.

    except they wont let them on the big hill so not quite.

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 17:56

    Unfiortunately named skiing man.

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:56

    Suzuka is near the end of the seaosn, so potentially double points to you.

    Double commenting points I don't mind

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:57

    except they wont let them on the big hill so not quite.

    Is there enough of them qualified to jump from the big hill?

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 17:58

    Or even ARE there enough of them qualified?

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 17:59

    Is there enough of them qualified to jump from the big hill?

    cant qualify for an event that doesnt exist!

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 18:03

    i imagine it'll come in the future when the sport grows and theres more talented women. not being allowed to compete in it in or out of the olympics in the past probably kept the talent pool quite small.

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 18:05

    Come on Russian man! Go go go!!

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 18:08

    i imagine it'll come in the future when the sport grows and theres more talented women. not being allowed to compete in it in or out of the olympics in the past probably kept the talent pool quite small.

    Ski jumping is like motor racing. You need to qualify for hills in order of size. You start off on a tiny little jump and go up in steps until you get qualified for the crazy big hill

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 18:11

    Ski jumping is like motor racing. You need to qualify for hills in order of size. You start off on a tiny little jump and go up in steps until you get qualified for the crazy big hill

    but its literally not an option at the moment

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 18:12

    It's amazing how much those skis bend on landing. Never seen that in slow motion before

  • Lukeh09/02/2014 at 18:14

    It's amazing how much those skis bend on landing. Never seen that in slow motion before

    I have no idea how they land

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 18:15

    I have no idea how they land

    It's gravity. They can't stay up there for ever :)

    Unless they get a really big hill and they reach escape velocity and go into orbit.

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 18:17

    I think the ramp at the start is the worst bit!! I was completely shocked by how steep it was when I saw one irl, the tv doesn't show it at all!

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 18:17

    It's gravity. They can't stay up there for ever :)

    also enjoying all the super slo-mo stuff.

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 18:22

    Disaster!?

  • Mr C09/02/2014 at 18:22

    ouchie

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 18:22

    I think the ramp at the start is the worst bit!! I was completely shocked by how steep it was when I saw one irl, the tv doesn't show it at all!

    The bit I don't get is how can they stand up. That has to be a physical impossibility. Their skis are on a slippy surface that is practical vertical. If they stand up and put weight on their skis the skis should slide from under them.

    I believe it is imposible for them to stand up at the start

  • Amy09/02/2014 at 18:22

    oof

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 18:23

    I like that the marshall or what ever he is called put his foot on the ski to stop it just as it was going to hit the barrier anyway

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 18:29

    I think the ski jump shoul just be about distance. All the other stuff is like the rules the FIA put in so that they can fiddle things

  • Alison09/02/2014 at 18:35

    I think the ski jump shoul just be about distance. All the other stuff is like the rules the FIA put in so that they can fiddle things

    I'm not sure why they do it at all... Is it a safety thing? To encourage people not to take crazy risks trying to jump too far?

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 18:40

    I'm not sure why they do it at all... Is it a safety thing? To encourage people not to take crazy risks trying to jump too far?

    I think it is because it is massively affected by wind and that there is a limit to how far they can safely jump. If someone jumps beyond a certain distance they move the seat they start from down a step for the following jumpers. It can be moved a few times during a competition.

    They have to make sure that they land while they are still on the down slope because landing on the flat or on an upslope will hurt badly

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 18:50

    They move the seat in the middle of a round?

  • Steven Roy09/02/2014 at 18:51

    They move the seat in the middle of a round?

    They have to. It's either that or someone gets seriously injured

  • Will^09/02/2014 at 18:52

    They have to. It's either that or someone gets seriously injured

    When you put it like that...

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 06:57

    i missed curling nooooo

  • Will^10/02/2014 at 07:35

    Yey for curling. Boo for it being on so early.

  • john10/02/2014 at 09:17

    curling is on again in just over an hour.. unless that is replay, either way ill be watching it...

    ive been a bit of a curling fan too since the last winter Olympics.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 09:20

    curling is on again in just over an hour.. unless that is replay, either way ill be watching it...

    its the replay which is nice. sounds like the commentators don't have a lot of curling knowledge.

  • Jen10/02/2014 at 09:21

    its the replay which is nice. sounds like the commentators don't have a lot of curling knowledge.

    Suppose there's not much work if you're a full-time curling commentator!

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 09:21

    Suppose there's not much work if you're a full-time curling commentator!

    not unless you're in Canada and their curling commentators will be working their own countries coverage I guess.

  • john10/02/2014 at 09:23

    its the replay which is nice. sounds like the commentators don't have a lot of curling knowledge.

    ok, noticed its on the 5 and 6 channels at 9 or 9:30.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 09:24

    ok, noticed its on the 5 and 6 channels at 9 or 9:30.

    that'll be the ladies

  • john10/02/2014 at 09:33

    that'll be the ladies

    nice......

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 09:47

    short track is more interesting than long track. more falling and pushing and shoving.

  • john10/02/2014 at 09:53

    my 10 play is no longer working.....

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 09:55

    my 10 play is no longer working.....

    website is down, app still works

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 09:58

    annnnd its fixed

  • john10/02/2014 at 09:59

    annnnd its fixed

    yeah, noticed its back.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 10:21

    two goals to the superior kessel!

  • john10/02/2014 at 10:33

    two goals to the superior kessel!

    with the ice hockey is it the absolute best teams or are their silly rules like the olympic soccer has in the Olympics making sure it doesn't rival the world cup.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 10:36

    with the ice hockey is it the absolute best teams or are their silly rules like the olympic soccer has in the Olympics making sure it doesn't rival the world cup.

    its the best teams, problem with the women is theres really only two good teams so they murder everyone else.

    mens is much more wide open.

  • john10/02/2014 at 10:38

    its the best teams.

    that's good, that's the way the Olympics should be, about the best.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 10:41

    that's good, that's the way the Olympics should be, about the best.

    might not be next time, the NHL big wigs HATE hate that their league shuts down for two weeks every four years so there is already talk of this being the last time they let NHL players go. If they'd said no this time a lot of Russians would have gone anyway. but there is no South Korean players in the NHL.

    Sucks for the fans though, I LOVE seeing guys from my team play against each other, or with people who I'd normally consider the enemy.

  • john10/02/2014 at 11:04

    a whole two weeks... once every 4 years. just start the season a week early and finish it a week later.

    the Olympics should take precedence over a national competiton, no matter how big it is.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 11:07

    a whole two weeks... once every 4 years. just start the season a week early and finish it a week later.

    its a joke for them to whine about how they dont make any money for two weeks, when in the last decade they've lost an entire season and a half to lockouts.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 11:42

    Kessel hat trick. I wonder if other Kessel will deliver any of them.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 11:43

    Review says no hat trick. Boo.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 12:51

    Oh my god, I'm off this week and have only just realised there is curling on! Woo~!

  • john10/02/2014 at 12:52

    Oh my god, I'm off this week and have only just realised there is curling on! Woo~!

    just finished watching the Russians v Denmark.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 12:53

    just finished watching the Russians v Denmark.

    Sweden vs GBR is on here now

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 12:54

    I'm not sure I get curling but I do enjoy watching it :(

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 12:54

    *:)

  • john10/02/2014 at 12:55

    I'm not sure I get curling but I do enjoy watching it :(

    basically its like lawn bowls but on ice.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 12:56

    basically its like lawn bowls but on ice.

    guess which other sport I don#t understand :D

    I assume they're supposed to try and get it as close to the middle of the target with as many stones as possible.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 12:58

    Sweden just won 6-4

  • john10/02/2014 at 12:59

    guess which other sport I don#t understand :D

    yeah its get the stones as close to the middle, if you have the closest 2 or 3 stones you get two or three points. there are ten ends.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 12:59

    I assume they're supposed to try and get it as close to the middle of the target with as many stones as possible.

    indeed, the team closest to the middle wins the end and you get one point for every stone thats closer than the opponents closest one

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 12:59

    Makes sense :)

    I like the slidyness of it. It feels like calm bowling.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 13:00

    I like the slidyness of it. It feels like calm bowling.

    nothing calm once they all start shouting though HURRY HARD.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 13:00

    nothing calm once they all start shouting though HURRY HARD.

    :)

    Not to mention the mad sweeping!

  • john10/02/2014 at 13:03

    surely there has to be a time where they slip into the stones already in play and send them flying, they get pretty close, also they get close to hitting the stones with the sweepy broomes, surely that's had to happen before too.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 13:27

    theres a lot of lycra in the winter olympics. stupid sexy flanders.

  • john10/02/2014 at 14:03

    geez, stay up to see the aussie in the speed skating and he falls over in the first 10 meters....

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:04

    geez, stay up to see the aussie in the speed skating and he falls over in the first 10 meters....

    and after the incredible build up to this all night

  • john10/02/2014 at 14:06

    and after the incredible build up to this all night

    we don't have much over there so anytime there is someone who is semi competitive they will get a bit of a build up. it wasn't long ago we had never won any winter medal.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:07

    we don't have much over there so anytime there is someone who is semi competitive they will get a bit of a build up. it wasn't long ago we had never won any winter medal.

    we beat you to the first one and then proceeded to never get any more :D

  • john10/02/2014 at 14:07

    we beat you to the first one and then proceeded to never get any more :D

    its a battle of mediocrity......

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:08

    its a battle of mediocrity......

    haha. i didn't mind the build up for skater man, was interesting to see how he got into it and how he trains. its only the torah hype that does my head in.

  • john10/02/2014 at 14:10

    haha. i didn't mind the build up for skater man, was interesting to see how he got into it and how he trains. its only the torah hype that does my head in.

    at least torah actually has won gold before and has some chance this week. she does have a pretty laid back attitude which I like.

  • john10/02/2014 at 14:12

    now theres some mogul madness, the knees cop a pounding in this event.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:12

    at least torah actually has won gold before and has some chance this week. she does have a pretty laid back attitude which I like.

    she has a great personality but the Ten hosts talking like she had 3 golds in the bag was irritating.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:21

    the men seem to crash in the moguls a lot more than the women

  • john10/02/2014 at 14:22

    theres a man down.....

  • john10/02/2014 at 14:25

    that bloke was lucky not to break his back.. smacked that mogul pretty hard at an awkward angle.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 14:41

    Moguls is such an odd idea really

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:42

    Moguls is such an odd idea really

    apparently its very organic because they naturally form anywhere people ski. I don't think that means you can't smooth them down though.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 14:44

    apparently its very organic because they naturally form anywhere people ski. I don't think that means you can't smooth them down though.

    I feel like I'm watching worried someone is going to hurt their leg

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:45

    I feel like I'm watching worried someone is going to hurt their leg

    did you miss the crash before? it looked ouch.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 14:45

    did you miss the crash before? it looked ouch.

    Nope, just turned it on now.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:48

    Nope, just turned it on now.

    they go so much faster than the girls which makes it look worse too.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 14:48

    Yikes, there's a faller.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:48

    Yikes, there's a faller.

    "sir where is my other ski"

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 14:50

    "sir where is my other ski"

    :)

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 14:50

    Owwww

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:50

    oooof that one looked even worse

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 14:52

    they go so much faster than the girls which makes it look worse too.

    Is the track longer than the female course? It seems to be

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 14:58

    Is the track longer than the female course? It seems to be

    it feels that way but im not sure

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 15:03

    this is so different from the summer games in that theres only about two events that i watch without the fear that anyone could die at any moment

  • john10/02/2014 at 15:05

    this is so different from the summer games in that theres only about two events that i watch without the fear that anyone could die at any moment

    curling seems safe.....but you never know

  • Jen10/02/2014 at 15:06

    curling seems safe.....but you never know

    Always the danger of clashing heads with your team-mate though.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:07

    Always the danger of clashing heads with your team-mate though.

    You could always slide the stone the wrong direction, like backwards or throw it at the ceiling. Always a danger,

  • Jen10/02/2014 at 15:08

    Or just fall over. It is quite slippy!

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:11

    Oooh, that french chap was really on the edge!

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:13

    I like how I know that superman flip because of Tony Hawks 2 on the PS1.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:14

    Epic save on that landing!

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:16

    OWWW

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 15:17

    Australian commentators just called the bit at the bottom the cry zone haha

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:18

    Australian commentators just called the bit at the bottom the cry zone haha

    For the competitors or us?! :)

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 15:19

    For the competitors or us?! :)

    I think the competitors but they sound pretty gutted whenever one of their boys doesn't make it

  • john10/02/2014 at 15:19

    For the competitors or us?! :)

    probably for the 2 aussies in a row that didn't complete their runs

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 15:19

    I have had the moguls on in the background and there seem to have been a lot of very painful crashes. I don't remember that happening at previous Olympics but that may just be my memory.

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:21

    that didn't look good :(

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 15:23

    i have switched to canada/finland hockey and it sounds like theyre crashing even more since i left them to it

  • john10/02/2014 at 15:25

    another one down

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:26

    That could've been nasty, Guy fell just as he got to the jump but stopped in time.

  • john10/02/2014 at 15:27

    another fall..

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:27

    Bloody hell!

  • Jen10/02/2014 at 15:29

    Oh dear. This is what I look like when skiing. Nearly crashed into a skidoo the other weekend :)

  • Lukeh10/02/2014 at 15:29

    Someone finished the course!

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 15:33

    I think they need to bring in a rule in moguls that people have to wear a back brace. At the rate they are going it won't be long before some of them are wearing one permanently

  • Jen10/02/2014 at 15:34

    Right, what's on now? More falling over and hoping for the best? Oh yes, luge.

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 15:37

    Right, what's on now? More falling over and hoping for the best? Oh yes, luge.

    I have curling and a promise of speed skating in half an hour

  • Jen10/02/2014 at 15:39

    I have a marching band. Hmmm.

  • Amy10/02/2014 at 16:32

    the canadian mens curling team are the canadianest canadians who ever canadianed, eh?

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 17:56

    the canadian mens curling team are the canadianest canadians who ever canadianed, eh?

    I think your lack of sleep is taking effect

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 17:59

    Mens Moguls are back on

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 18:02

    Mens Moguls are back on

    Woah, what kind of mental event is this?!

    Winter Olympic events seem to be much more lethal than the normal Olympics!

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:05

    Woah, what kind of mental event is this?!

    Moguls are fab. The beam in gymnastics is worse. You can not only fall badly but you have a long thin bit of wood to land on

  • Christine10/02/2014 at 18:07

    The men go sooo much faster than the women!

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:08

    The men go sooo much faster than the women!

    I just watch their knees and think by the time they are 30 they are not going to be able to sit down let alone walk

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 18:08

    Do you get more points for being fast or is it just that there's a time limit?

  • Mr C10/02/2014 at 18:08

    seems odd hearing a crowd here. first time this games i've heard a roar of delight.

  • Christine10/02/2014 at 18:08

    Do you get more points for being fast or is it just that there's a time limit?

    It's a combination of stuff, I think. Percentages for technique over the bumps, the jumps and the speed.

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:09

    It's a combination of stuff, I think. Percentages for technique over the bumps, the jumps and the speed.

    Yep. You will see when they put the scores on screen

  • Christine10/02/2014 at 18:09

    seems odd hearing a crowd here. first time this games i've heard a roar of delight.

    We do watch on mute a lot though!

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:10

    We do watch on mute a lot though!

    Crowd subtitles are not great either

  • Mr C10/02/2014 at 18:13

    Crowd subtitles are not great either

    :)

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:14

    These guys seem a lot better than the last lot. They are fast, clean and not smashing back first into the bumps and requiring medical attention

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 18:15

    I just watch their knees and think by the time they are 30 they are not going to be able to sit down let alone walk

    I think that might be the least of their problems...

  • Christine10/02/2014 at 18:20

    Oops, dude fell down.

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:21

    That has to be the best recover from almost mangling himslef that anyone has ever done

  • Christine10/02/2014 at 18:22

    That has to be the best recover from almost mangling himslef that anyone has ever done

    Nice that he kept it going. There seems to be a lot of "messed up, give up" at these games.

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:24

    Nice that he kept it going. There seems to be a lot of "messed up, give up" at these games.

    In moguls if they crash they are out and probably hurt. It used to be part of the Olympic ethic to finish the even come what may. Now they are more professional they want to make sure they are in best condition for the next event

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 18:25

    Nice that he kept it going. There seems to be a lot of "messed up, give up" at these games.

    I might be worried I'd damaged myself falling though. I can understand taking it easy afterwards!

  • Christine10/02/2014 at 18:26

    In moguls if they crash they are out and probably hurt. It used to be part of the Olympic ethic to finish the even come what may. Now they are more professional they want to make sure they are in best condition for the next event

    If it's a bad fall, sure. Lots of the snowboarders would give up halfway down just cos they'd sat down after a jump. Not a lot of fun for the crowds!

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:26

    3 spins while upside down and lands it. That is nuts

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:27

    If it's a bad fall, sure. Lots of the snowboarders would give up halfway down just cos they'd sat down after a jump. Not a lot of fun for the crowds!

    Competitors are not doing it for the crowd. They are they to achieve a result and that is where their interest ends

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 18:28

    3 spins while upside down and lands it. That is nuts

    Woah! I like this I've decided :)

    Makes up for missing the rest of the day.

  • Christine10/02/2014 at 18:29

    Competitors are not doing it for the crowd. They are they to achieve a result and that is where their interest ends

    And yet, crowd support has always helped.

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:30

    Woah! I like this I've decided :)

    Moguls are the est thing in skiing whether you are watching or doing it

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:31

    And yet, crowd support has always helped.

    They like the crowd on their side and they will play up to them but it is only a fleeting interest

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 18:32

    Moguls are the est thing in skiing whether you are watching or doing it

    Oh cripes, there isn't going to be any doing!! I had a horrible fall about 2 years ago and I can't really get the confidence to go down a normal hill again haha

  • Christine10/02/2014 at 18:33

    They like the crowd on their side and they will play up to them but it is only a fleeting interest

    Fair enough.

    I would have thought, at the Olympics, and snowboarding/ski-ing being the kind of epic show-off sort of sport that it is, they might want to finish the jumps.

    I stand corrected.

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:34

    I would have thought, at the Olympics, and snowboarding/ski-ing being the kind of epic show-off sort of sport that it is, they might want to finish the jumps.

    The trouble with competitors is as soon as they fail they lose interest in everything.

    I stand corrected.

    Your opinion is just as valid as mine

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:36

    Oh cripes, there isn't going to be any doing!! I had a horrible fall about 2 years ago and I can't really get the confidence to go down a normal hill again haha

    I haven't been skiing in years but the last time I went was the first time I saw moguls. It was like a revelation that this was why skis had been invented. I am not a great skier so I was going through them very slowly but they were still great fun. It would probably take me 5 minutes to get down that hill

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:40

    How did he make that jump when he lost all momentum?

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 18:45

    They do seem more interested in being interesting!!

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:46

    They do seem more interested in being interesting!!

    They certainly seem to be making my comments look stupid.

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 18:50

    They certainly seem to be making my comments look stupid.

    Can't underestimate the ego!!

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:51

    Can't underestimate the ego!!

    :)

    He is the first one that I have seen who fell after the run while trying to stop

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 18:56

    The last two were fabulous. Looks so much easier for them than the others

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 18:59

    He is the first one that I have seen who fell after the run while trying to stop

    Bit embarrassing...

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 19:08

    Moguls final about to start

    Scoring

    Speed 25%

    Jumps 25%

    Dealing with the bumps 50%

  • Jen10/02/2014 at 19:13

    Finishing with intact knees: priceless.

  • Christine10/02/2014 at 19:16

    Finishing with intact knees: priceless.

    :)

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 19:16

    The Canadians are incredible

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 19:16

    The Canadians are incredible

    Amazing!

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 19:21

    The last Canadian looked really good until he made a mistake. Probably silver.

    #wildguess

  • Alison10/02/2014 at 19:25

    The last Canadian looked really good until he made a mistake. Probably silver.

    Psychic.

    I find it a bit odd how the commentators don't sign off or anything. One minute they're talking, the next they're just gone...

  • Jen10/02/2014 at 19:26

    Moguls was fab. Ski slopestyle tomorrow and also looking forward to aerials - lots of mad jumps!

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 19:26

    I find it a bit odd how the commentators don't sign off or anything. One minute they're talking, the next they're just gone...

    THe coverage is odd like that. It's like the random breaks they have. Every hour or two Claire Balding ends the program then a minute later says hi and welcome back. Why not just run a minute of highlights if they need a break?

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 19:27

    Moguls was fab. Ski slopestyle tomorrow and also looking forward to aerials - lots of mad jumps!

    I had no idea they did that on skis. Should be incredible

  • Will^10/02/2014 at 20:42

    Yey, curling (I assume a replay)

  • Steven Roy10/02/2014 at 20:58

    Yey, curling (I assume a replay)

    Will be. Curling was hours ago. Both GB teams played Sweden. They play one game a day for something like ten days

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 06:08

    superior slopestyle time!

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 07:23

    i wonder why the one girl who skis without poles does it. if it was a good idea surely they all would leave the poles behind

  • Will^11/02/2014 at 07:41

    Ouch. Double front flip attempted, one and a half completed.

  • john11/02/2014 at 09:17

    ive never been skiing before but to me skiing backwards at great speed down the slope, then lining a massive jump, backwards is complete madness.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 09:23

    The Indians are back under their own flag. I assume that's the first time an athlete will end the Olympics under a different flag to what they started it with

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 09:46

    the state of that snow is appalling

  • john11/02/2014 at 09:46

    the state of that snow is appalling

    its too 'hot' over there

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 09:47

    its too 'hot' over there

    11 degrees in sochi, that is far too hot for snow sports haha

  • john11/02/2014 at 09:48

    oh that looks bad. that was a big fall.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 09:49

    its got to really hurt when you land on the flat bit rather than on the hill

  • john11/02/2014 at 09:49

    11 degrees in sochi, that is far too hot for snow sports haha

    the snow is melting..sloppy snow.

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 09:52

    the snow is melting..sloppy snow.

    I think it makes it hard to go fast enough down the hill. Something to do with creating a vacuum under the ski.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 09:54

    only one girl left to get between australia and a medal

  • john11/02/2014 at 09:54

    come on bronze......

  • john11/02/2014 at 09:55

    oh oh

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 09:57

    4th for aus

  • john11/02/2014 at 09:58

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 09:58

    tough but at least she didnt lose the medal by like, 0.5 or something tiny

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 09:59

    tough but at least she didnt lose the medal by like, 0.5 or something tiny

    :D

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 10:06

    I feel sorry for a lot of the Canadian athletes, they're doing super well and getting heaps of medals but if the Games end without their mens hockey team getting gold the country as a whole will instantly forget the awesome performances and write the Olympics off as a failure.

  • Lukeh11/02/2014 at 10:23

    Morning. early curling :)

  • john11/02/2014 at 10:37

    its got to really hurt when you land on the flat bit rather than on the hill

    looks like she has a broken jaw.

  • Lukeh11/02/2014 at 12:47

    GB just won in the curling. Yay

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 12:49

    GB just won in the curling. Yay

    hoorah!

  • Lukeh11/02/2014 at 12:49

    hoorah!

    The BBC commentators were really confused that we won :)

  • Lukeh11/02/2014 at 12:49

    Oooh halfpipe action on now!

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 12:51

    The BBC commentators were really confused that we won :)

    i think germany are pretty good. but gb are too. who knows with curling :D

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 14:10

    I am wired to hate Zdeno Chara but I like that #PicsWithZdeno has become a thing because I'm obsessed with short people taking photos with someone who is 6'9"

    http://www.today.com/sochi/picswithzdeno-olympians-ignite-trend-taking-pictures-huge-athlete-2D12093058

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 15:43

    The Canadian Cross Country Skiing coach gave a ski to a Russian who's own had broken so he could finish the race.

    I do so love me a feel-good Olympic story

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 16:15

    Amy you would love the BBCs gender equality ski jump segment

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 16:48

    Amy you would love the BBCs gender equality ski jump segment

    yay lady jumpers!

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 16:52

    yay lady jumpers!

    They want on the big hill!!!

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 16:52

    Here is a flow chart to help you all pick which hockey team to support when I start talking about hockey even more than I already am on Thursday

    http://i.imgur.com/pvjt0fy.jpg

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 16:52

    They want on the big hill!!!

    let them on the big hill!

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 17:06

    Best helmet design ever

    http://t.co/kHd7jvJUfi

    #nothereyet

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 17:35

    Apparently jumping 100m off a mountain is bad for your knees!!

  • Christine11/02/2014 at 17:36

    http://t.co/kHd7jvJUfi

    Ew, that's not nice.

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 17:39

    Apparently jumping 100m off a mountain is bad for your knees!!

    Scaremongering. Do you have any evidence that smashing your body into the gound at 30??mph has any negative effects.

    Ew, that's not nice.

    I thought you would appreciate the originality

  • Christine11/02/2014 at 17:40

    I thought you would appreciate the originality

    It's clever. But not pretty :)

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 17:42

    halfpipe final looks to be worth watching just because shaun white did so well in the qualies. Will be interesting to see if anyone can beat the face of snowboarding.

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 17:46

    Scaremongering. Do you have any evidence that smashing your body into the gound at 30??mph has any negative effects.

    I was just listening to the commentator tell you about how most of the athletes shouldn't be jumping because of knee injury but decided to anyways because it was an historic occasion.

    It just seems like every other person he's talking about recovering from knee surgery!

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 17:53

    It just seems like every other person he's talking about recovering from knee surgery!

    Apart from the impact youcan imagine the effecct on the knee when they lose control of their skis and they twist. Especially on landing.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 17:54

    i had no idea asian countries were so good at halfpipe

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 17:54

    Shaun White gping now

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 17:54

    i liked him more when he had hair

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 17:55

    he seems to get so much more height and speed than everyone else

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 17:55

    he seems to get so much more height and speed than everyone else

    Every time I have seen him he has been higher and faster than anyone. Didn't quite work this time

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 17:56

    those team usa jackets are awful.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:05

    in judged events i always wonder what a perfect 100 run would look like because no one ever gets one

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:06

    this australian boy sounds american but i guess if you're a citizen of two countries you might as well go to the one where theres not a lot of people better than you

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:07

    his great grandfathers second cousin invented vegemite though and you cant get more australian than that

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:10

    my commentator is losing his marbles over one of those tricks so it must have been awesome

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:12

    my commentator is losing his marbles over one of those tricks so it must have been awesome

    Same here. They said Shaun White was stunned when he saw the practise version of that run

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:13

    Same here. They said Shaun White was stunned when he saw the practise version of that run

    my volume is all messed up so i can hear the crowd screaming a lot better than i can hear anything theyre saying

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:13

    i hope swiss man wins because i liked his reaction

  • Lukeh11/02/2014 at 18:15

    This is awesome :)

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:17

    Hirano is only 15? God I've wasted my life.

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:19

    Hirano is only 15? God I've wasted my life.

    Spend the nex 4 years on top of a mountain and you could be at the next Olympics

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:19

    Spend the nex 4 years on top of a mountain and you could be at the next Olympics

    i skied once in 1993, i could definitely pick up where i left off

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:21

    i skied once in 1993, i could definitely pick up where i left off

    If you alread y have that kind of experience you probaby only need 3 years

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:21

    If you alread y have that kind of experience you probaby only need 3 years

    i had a tennis lesson last week and it was my first one since january 2013 and my teacher said i'd really improved, so if one year of not doing it made me better imagine how good i'll be after 21 years away

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:22

    That didn't look particularly special to me. Surprised at how high the score was

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:22

    he'll still be a teenager at the 2018 games. he'll still be olympicing when i'm dead.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:24

    so different from last time when shaun got his gold medal score on his first run.

    this way is way more intense and fun.

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 18:24

    That didn't look particularly special to me. Surprised at how high the score was

    With these things they seem to be really rewarding being clean and tidy with your run rather than trying to do any awesome new tricks.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:25

    i just worked out why my commentators keep talking about ipods #slow

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 18:25

    Where's the hair??

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 18:26

    Woah so high!?

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:26

    How caan he get so high at the start when he is doing what looks like the same as everyone else?

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 18:26

    I don't think that's enough is it?

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:27

    ignoring his 95.75 in the qualy, HIS POWER WAS IN HIS HAIR.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:27

    not even a medal!

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:27

    not even a medal!

    Your comment appeared before the scores did here

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:28

    Your comment appeared before the scores did here

    #spoileralert

    the website timing seems to be ages ahead of the tv, maybe russia check everything before they let them broadcast it.

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 18:29

    Your comment appeared before the scores did here

    Yeah the beeb are a bit behind, I assume they're worried about swearing or something.

  • Will^11/02/2014 at 18:29

    Just tuning in, what did I miss?!

  • Lukeh11/02/2014 at 18:29

    Shaun white annoys me so yay for young Grosjean!

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:29

    Just tuning in, what did I miss?!

    the best finish to an event so far

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:29

    Just tuning in, what did I miss?!

    Great half pipe competition. As soon as it is available on the iplayer watch it

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 18:29

    I feel sorry for the silver Japanese guy. His run was the best surely?

  • Will^11/02/2014 at 18:30

    Great half pipe competition. As soon as it is available on the iplayer watch it

    I'm online, so could just drag the bar back now - when did it kick off?

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:30

    i hope apple pay this gold medal dude for his promo, "hats off to the ipod" say my commentators

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:30

    Also you missed the GB women's curling team getting two Olympic records in one game. They scored 7 in one end which is beyond impossible and they scored 12 in the match

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:31

    I'm online, so could just drag the bar back now - when did it kick off?

    CHeck back in the comments for times

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:31

    Also you missed the GB women's curling team getting two Olympic records in one game. They scored 7 in one end which is beyond impossible and they scored 12 in the match

    come back to me when they score 8

    or not, 7 is awesome!

  • Will^11/02/2014 at 18:31

    Also you missed the GB women's curling team getting two Olympic records in one game. They scored 7 in one end which is beyond impossible and they scored 12 in the match

    I saw that they'd got 7!!! But they only throw 8 stones!?

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:32

    I saw that they'd got 7!!! But they only throw 8 stones!?

    Yes. I only saw the last stone for each team. Why the other team were not launching stones in there at 100mph just to scatter the red stones I don't know

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:33

    Yes. I only saw the last stone for each team. Why the other team were not launching stones in there at 100mph just to scatter the red stones I don't know

    if you get 8 its called a snowman. i think 7 should have a funky name too.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:35

    its nice that the russians still cheer him even though he ditched them.

    kiwis REALLY don't like it when people do that to us. we will not cheer you ever again.

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 18:35

    Yes. I only saw the last stone for each team. Why the other team were not launching stones in there at 100mph just to scatter the red stones I don't know

    I was watching it for a while, the americans started having a bit of an argument. I felt a bit sorry for them that they couldn't just end the game after that happened but you have to do at least 6...

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:37

    oh my i think this is the first day that all the events have finished before i go to bed.

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:40

    ooh i lie, ski jumping isn't over. fly ladies, fly!

  • Christine11/02/2014 at 18:40

    kiwis REALLY don't like it when people do that to us. we will not cheer you ever again.

    Even if you come back?

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:41

    Even if you come back?

    the only one i can think of is a tennis player who decided to play for australia instead.

    i think shes stopped playing now because moving countries didnt make her any better at tennis, but it did remove her fanbase.

  • Will^11/02/2014 at 18:42

    ooh i lie, ski jumping isn't over. fly ladies, fly!

    I've got the ski jumping on, and have just started the halfpipe final on my LT :)

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:48

    if you get 8 its called a snowman. i think 7 should have a funky name too.

    It's the same in poker. A pair of 8s with your first two cards is called snowmen

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 18:50

    It's the same in poker. A pair of 8s with your first two cards is called snowmen

    8 looks like a snowman! Plus its wintery. 7 doesn't really look like anything...

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:51

    8 looks like a snowman! Plus its wintery. 7 doesn't really look like anything...

    #BO77AS?

  • Will^11/02/2014 at 18:52

    The women are destroying this luge track!

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 18:52

    with events that involve gravity then stopping at the end they seem to only just give them enough room to stop and no more. I'd slam into the wall for sure.

  • Steven Roy11/02/2014 at 18:55

    with events that involve gravity then stopping at the end they seem to only just give them enough room to stop and no more. I'd slam into the wall for sure.

    I guess with ski jumping on a down slope on a mountain there is limited space to go up at the end

  • Amy11/02/2014 at 19:00

    ladies jumpy medal winner is very emotional

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 19:55

    What did I just watch...!?

  • Pat W11/02/2014 at 20:05

    What did I just watch...!?

    Was that the singing soldiers?

  • Alison11/02/2014 at 20:07

    Was that the singing soldiers?

    Horrifying!!

  • Pat W11/02/2014 at 20:08

    They seem to have a repertoire

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_aUuctBlAU

  • elephino12/02/2014 at 06:21

    They seem to have a repertoire

    Land Down Under - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OtbV6_KryY

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 11:51

    I am not properly prepared for 4am mens hockey in that I don't have any snack food and the nearest shop closes in 10 minutes and I wouldn't make it in time.

    Remind me to be better prepared tomorrow night.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 12:09

    Canada v USA Women's hockey starts in 20 minutes. This'll be the best game of the games until they play each other again so watch it if you can )

  • lou12/02/2014 at 12:11

    I can't believe how many people fall when doing snowboarding! It just looks so dangerous (fun, but dangerous!)

  • Mr C12/02/2014 at 12:13

    curling features waaaaaaaaaaay too much talking and thinking.

    it's worse than snooker.

  • john12/02/2014 at 12:13

    currently watching the half pipe, really starting to enjoy it, hopefully after these games ill be able to follow these sports a bit more but never really know when they are on.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 12:14

    it's worse than snooker.

    gasp!

  • Mr C12/02/2014 at 12:15

    gasp!

    it's like a committee meeting on ice.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 12:16

    it's like a committee meeting on ice.

    they call it chess on ice which sounds boring to me because chess is boring but i love curling

  • Mr C12/02/2014 at 12:17

    they call it chess on ice which sounds boring to me because chess is boring but i love curling

    i like the bit from the moment the brick thing starts moving until it stops. it's a sport that begs for a highlights package.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 12:18

    i like the bit from the moment the brick thing starts moving until it stops. it's a sport that begs for a highlights package.

    i must admit i've only watched it recently while ive been watching another sport at the same time, maybe thats the key.

  • Mr C12/02/2014 at 12:20

    i must admit i've only watched it recently while ive been watching another sport at the same time, maybe thats the key.

    i need more screens :(

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 12:25

    the womens halfpipe is so lame compared to the mens

  • lou12/02/2014 at 12:31

    the womens halfpipe is so lame compared to the mens

    One of the women got her hair stuck in the zip of her coat, after falling. Poor lady.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 12:33

    One of the women got her hair stuck in the zip of her coat, after falling. Poor lady.

    i do that regularly and it suuuuucks, i feel for her.

  • lou12/02/2014 at 12:36

    i do that regularly and it suuuuucks, i feel for her.

    yeah I've done that before too, never on live tv tho. ouch.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 12:48

    Nice to see the American hockey boys out watching the American hockey girls

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 12:53

    How is she going to take three stones out with one shot?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 12:54

    How is she going to take three stones out with one shot?

    The answer is she isn't. Instead of going for a safe shot that would have taken them to extra time she gambled and lost.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 12:59

    It makes me laugh that the one American mens player who's sister is on the womens team is not one of the group of players watching this game.

    Lesser Kessel must not want a reminder that superior Kessel is superior.

  • Mr C12/02/2014 at 13:07

    halfpipe zambino far less entertaining than ice rink zambino.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 13:08

    halfpipe zambino far less entertaining than ice rink zambino.

    zamboni ;)

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 13:09

    halfpipe zambino far less entertaining than ice rink zambino.

    or, ice resurfacer thingy http://www.lookhuman.com/design/40759-go-team-ice-resurfacer-thingy

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 13:39

    the intermissions in this game are more interesting than normal hockey intermissions because I enjoy playing spot the NHL player in the crowd.

  • Mr C12/02/2014 at 13:55

    zamboni ;)

    blind ice resurfacer!

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 13:56

    USA leading Canada 1-0 after 40 minutes, hooooooooray

  • Mr C12/02/2014 at 13:57

    or, ice resurfacer thingy www.lookhuman.com…resurfacer-thingy

    i actually need that in my life.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 13:59

    i actually need that in my life.

    i had a feeling you might

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:15

    tied game!

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:18

    2-1 canada, booo

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:33

    I don't know why I can't get into the ice hockey

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:35

    I don't know why I can't get into the ice hockey

    this is the best ladies match so far but watch the men in 2.5 hours just in case because they're generally better.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:36

    this is the best ladies match so far but watch the men in 2.5 hours just in case because they're generally better.

    My boss told me last week that I have to do so as he's a coach for the cardiff devils, so it'd be rude not to

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:38

    My boss told me last week that I have to do so as he's a coach for the cardiff devils, so it'd be rude not to

    gasp! DID HE COACH BIZNASTY

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:40

    gasp! DID HE COACH BIZNASTY

    Having googles this Biznasty chap, it's possible! I've no idea though, he does more stuff with their junior team now but I've never really asked if he's still coaching the senior team

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:40

    *googled

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:41

    Having googles this Biznasty chap, it's possible! I've no idea though, he does more stuff with their junior team now but I've never really asked if he's still coaching the senior team

    he's the second bestest NHL follow on twitter! You should totally ask because I'd love to be that few degrees of separation from him haha

    One of the American imports on the other Melbourne team last year played for Cardiff before he came down here too. Small world )

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:42

    he's the second bestest NHL follow on twitter! You should totally ask because I'd love to be that few degrees of separation from him haha

    I'll find out for you next week! :)

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:43

    I'll find out for you next week! :)

    woohoo! you should definitely go to a game if you get the chance. Even if you don't get ice hockey or think you don't like it, I don't know anyone who has seen it live and not been like 'oh! this is why people love it!'

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:44

    woohoo! you should definitely go to a game if you get the chance. Even if you don't get ice hockey or think you don't like it, I don't know anyone who has seen it live and not been like 'oh! this is why people love it!'

    I would quite like to as I imagine it'd be pretty good! Plus it's only down the road so there's no excuse really.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:45

    Dramatic Muse trailer on the BBC :D

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:45

    I would quite like to as I imagine it'd be pretty good! Plus it's only down the road so there's no excuse really.

    it appears you have six more chances this season including one in about 3 hours time which you can't go to because then you'll miss the mens olympic hockey and you must be watching that. http://www.cardiffdevils.com/fixtures/

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:45

    Dramatic Muse trailer on the BBC :D

    Oh, also for the woman's skeleton

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:45

    oh no not in 6 hours time, i'm in the future. it's not the 13th there #smart

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:46

    oh no not in 6 hours time, i'm in the future. it's not the 13th there #smart

    time zones are silly. I'll have to see if I can wrangle something in with my superior ;)

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:47

    Luge Duo is on now. Always sounds like a chocolate bar to me,

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:47

    Luge Duo is on now. Always sounds like a chocolate bar to me,

    mmm, luge duo.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:50

    "The single best part of the too many men penalties is watching old male sportswriters try to handle pronouns. "Excessive player having!""

    very true. Too many men? But they're women? *head explodes*

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:50

    Two new track records to kick off the luge!

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:51

    Two new track records to kick off the luge!

    ah, found it on the other channel. my main channel went from the ice hockey to yet another interview with torah bright.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:53

    ah, found it on the other channel. my main channel went from the ice hockey to yet another interview with torah bright.

    I can't help but wonder what the chap at the back does on luge duo

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:55

    my NHL teams backup goalie is struggling watching his #1 play with other boys

    https://twitter.com/eddielack/status/433086340465303552

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:56

    my NHL teams backup goalie is struggling watching his #1 play with other boys

    Hahah, bromanctastic

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 14:56

    Oooh, was expecting a crash there...

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 14:57

    Hahah, bromanctastic

    its an ongoing theme https://twitter.com/eddielack/status/433086340465303552

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 15:00

    its an ongoing theme https://twitter.c…33086340465303552

    thats the same link. i mean https://twitter.com/eddielack/status/433083082531291136

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 15:02

    its 2am and i could really go some chips.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 15:03

    thats the same link. i mean https://twitter.c…33083082531291136

    bless them :)

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 15:04

    bless them :)

    eddie is the bestest ever and he should be in sochi but sweden are dumb :(

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 15:52

    the lights on the top of the ice hockey arena are displaying the flags of the nations that are playing. thats like abu dhabi hotel on steroids.

    https://twitter.com/cmasisak22/status/433628718817632257/photo/1/large

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 16:05

    its also a scoreboard. best arena ever.

    https://twitter.com/cmasisak22/status/433632261083521024/photo/1

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 16:11

    i'm surprised russia allows luge doubles. dudes lying on dudes.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 16:22

    Just in and double luge is on. The guy on the bottom had his arm flapping all over the place. Lucky not to get it mangled.

    Double luge is very odd.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 16:23

    a lot of those teams must be brothers. i wonder how many are twins. it seems like a very twin thing to do. just like being back in the womb.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 16:24

    a lot of those teams must be brothers. i wonder how many are twins. it seems like a very twin thing to do. just like being back in the womb.

    I cannot imagine doing that with anyone but the person I can least imagine doing it with is my brother

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 16:25

    I cannot imagine doing that with anyone but the person I can least imagine doing it with is my brother

    yes, doubles luge can be mixed gender but i dont really fancy doing that with my brother either.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 16:26

    yes, doubles luge can be mixed gender but i dont really fancy doing that with my brother either.

    I wasn't aware of the mixed gender option. That would be more appealing

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 16:27

    I wasn't aware of the mixed gender option. That would be more appealing

    no one does it because you'll never be as fast unless you find a super heavy woman

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 16:48

    the couple that were just in the figure skating were 5'0 and 6'4. It was weird.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 16:59

    Why do they need time outs in curling? No Scottish sport ever had time outs in it

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:00

    Why do they need time outs in curling? No Scottish sport ever had time outs in it

    thats when you drink.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:00

    two mens hockey games at the same time, this will take all of my concentration.

    so i'm pleased that unlike all my local hockey loving brethren i haven't just been worken by a 4am alarm.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:05

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sweeeeeeeeeden *falls over*

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 17:06

    Oh man!! I've missed all the good events today... I'm never going to university again!

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:07

    Oh man!! I've missed all the good events today... I'm never going to university again!

    nooo the hockeys only 2 minutes in! best event!

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:08

    Oh man!! I've missed all the good events today... I'm never going to university again!

    Is it not a bit late to decide that?

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:09

    I normally hate 98% of this Swedish team but god, they're so pretty. And I can support them for two weeks. Yay!

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 17:11

    Is it not a bit late to decide that?

    :D Still plenty of time to stop attending!!

    nooo the hockeys only 2 minutes in! best event!

    I don't really understand what's happening. It all just seems a bit senselessly violent!

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:12

    I don't really understand what's happening. It all just seems a bit senselessly violent!

    its ok, theyre not allowed to fight in the olympics

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:12

    WHere is the ice hockey on? All I have is curling and ice skating

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 17:13

    WHere is the ice hockey on? All I have is curling and ice skating

    bbc online has hockey

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:13

    WHere is the ice hockey on? All I have is curling and ice skating

    sweden v czech republic is on and latvia v switzerland is on somewhere else. Helpful I'm sure.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:15

    twitter advice:

    Czech Republic vs. Sweden if you like great hockey, Latvia vs. Switzerland if you like great names.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:19

    Karlsson! He's my favourite non Canuck Swede.

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 17:19

    I've opted for a replay. The hockey is just a bit much for me. I just can't get over how hot it is in Sochi. 12 degrees!! It's colder than that here :(

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:29

    I've opted for a replay. The hockey is just a bit much for me. I just can't get over how hot it is in Sochi. 12 degrees!! It's colder than that here :(

    a warm winter olympics sounds great for me as a spectator but a nightmare for snow conditions

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:34

    when someone gets a goal inside Awesome Arena they have a flashing puck animation on the roof. I want this roof on everything ever.

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 17:34

    Woah are there 2 people on the luge at once?!

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 17:34

    I was just looking at it and it looked normal, then I saw another helmet underneath!?

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:35

    I was just looking at it and it looked normal, then I saw another helmet underneath!?

    aye, its really, really, really weird.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:35

    Woah are there 2 people on the luge at once?!

    It seems an odd thing to want to do with a life but the do.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:36

    It seems an odd thing to want to do with a life but the do.

    they are very unimpressed with this ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=effb2JYiKXM

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:37

    Now on the red button I have Cze-Swe hockey, curling, half pipe or figure skating on BBC2.

    Hockey for me.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:37

    Now it is half time at the hockey. Good timing

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:38

    Now it is half time at the hockey. Good timing

    i am going half pipe because the australian commentators really want me to watch torah bright.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:39

    they are very unimpressed with this ad www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=effb2JYiKXM

    Hardly a surprising choice. THe event is probably blacked out on Russian TV

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:39

    How long does hockey half time last?

    Why if they are going to have two Zambonis on the ice don't they race them?

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:41

    How long does hockey half time last?

    its kind of 1/3 time. normally 15 minutes but the breaks feel faster than normal so maybe they're less at the olympics.

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 17:41

    Oh man. I can't be trusted to do two things at once. I was so busy staring at the luge that I've managed to turn my national student survey into Welsh...

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:43

    the swedish goalie has an assist already. you go all season in the nhl hoping that a goalie will get an assist and theyve got one in the first period of the first olympic game.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:49

    Oh man. I can't be trusted to do two things at once. I was so busy staring at the luge that I've managed to turn my national student survey into Welsh...

    You need to headping Lukeh and hope his Welsh is good enough to complete the form.

    Do you get credit for having another language?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:51

    BBC commentators don't seem prepared properly.

    "Welcome back to the bolshy arena."

    That is a little politically inappropriate in Russia

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:52

    That is a little politically inappropriate in Russia

    they should just do what i do and call it Awesome Arena because its awesome.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:53

    this is the first international tournament since 1998 that one of my teams twins has played without the other one. Breaks my wee heart.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:54

    pulling the goalie already. embarrassing.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 17:55

    The Czech team seems to have a lot of famous people in it.

    Krajicek was a tennis player

    Nedved was a footballer

    And even I have heard of Jaromir Jagr

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 17:58

    And even I have heard of Jaromir Jagr

    <3

    theres a group of fans who dress like every phase of his career, complete with mullet

    http://2.cdn.nhle.com/nhl/images/upload/2013/04/042313TravelingJagrs672.jpg

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:02

    the czech team has one nhl goalie and they didnt dress him for this game.

    he's generally considered to be a terrible nhl goalie but surely he would have been a better choice than these two non nhl guys.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:03

    theres a group of fans who dress like every phase of his career, complete with mullet

    I couldn't tell you anything about him other than his name. I have a feeling he is a goalie but I am not sure

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:05

    I couldn't tell you anything about him other than his name. I have a feeling he is a goalie but I am not sure

    he's a winger. you don't need need to know much more than his name, he's just famous because he's played forever for what feels like every team.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:07

    he's a winger. you don't need need to know much more than his name, he's just famous because he's played forever for what feels like every team.

    I find the concept of positions in hockey odd because they seem to swap so offten

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:08

    I find the concept of positions in hockey odd because they seem to swap so offten

    it looks like that but once you learn what players play what positions you do notice where they tend to be found on the ice.

    Jagr was drafted in 1990 which is only beaten in ridiculousness by Teemu Selanne who was drafted in 1988 and is about to play in his 6th Olympics. Six. That's mental.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:13

    I am so enjoying the hockey now, this is great :)

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:13

    meanwhile in latvia switzerland land they're still on 0-0. I hope one of these games goes to overtime.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:14

    I am so enjoying the hockey now, this is great :)

    one of us! one of us!

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:14

    And even I have heard of Jaromir Jagr

    His bombs are deadly

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:15

    just like in the womens game earlier that goal shouldnt have been a goal. the review system here is weird.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:16

    Czech vs Sweden is like the two different sides of the first BAR livery battling out to be king of the liveries

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:18

    Also there's no way to really say this without sounding like an arse but I'm enjoying how much faster and physical the men's hockey feels.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:18

    Also there's no way to really say this without sounding like an arse but I'm enjoying how much faster and physical the men's hockey feels.

    its not arsey if its true

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:19

    its not arsey if its true

    I made a comment the other day on twitter about the difference between womens downhill and mens and someone accused me of being sexist! So I just deleted the whole thing and curled into a ball and gave up on humanity for a bit

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:21

    I made a comment the other day on twitter about the difference between womens downhill and mens and someone accused me of being sexist! So I just deleted the whole thing and curled into a ball and gave up on humanity for a bit

    people would say that about the hockey too but it really is a different game. the womens game allows you to see more puckhandling because they can't be as fast and they're not allowed to be as physical, but the fast and physical is generally better to watch.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:22

    I made a comment the other day on twitter about the difference between womens downhill and mens and someone accused me of being sexist! So I just deleted the whole thing and curled into a ball and gave up on humanity for a bit

    It doesn't matter what you say on any subject. Someone will complain about it

  • Jen12/02/2014 at 18:25

    Anyone watching half-pipe or is everyone converted to hockey?! Torah Bright just nailed it.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:25

    righto, torah doesn't keep her gold, now stop showing the same thing on both channels australia. back to the hockey please.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:25

    A friend and myself used to play the old NHL games on the PS2 like, 10 years ago and it'd crack us up that the goalkeepers would sometimes just wander out of their goal and around the rink sometimes when there were calls leaving us without a goalie sometimes. Good times.

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 18:25

    Anyone watching half-pipe or is everyone converted to hockey?! Torah Bright just nailed it.

    She's been robbed!!

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:27

    Czech should've nailed that

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:28

    It's the second half time

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:30

    zamboniiii

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:30

    zamboniiii

    We need a zamboni race

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 18:30

    righto, torah doesn't keep her gold, now stop showing the same thing on both channels australia. back to the hockey please.

    Hah. I think she was really hard done by!!

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:34

    zamboniiii

    the one at my local rink is an icecat. roar. http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/KcMeMJUH_xM/maxresdefault.jpg

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:36

    the one at my local rink is an icecat. roar. i1.ytimg.com/vi/K…maxresdefault.jpg

    I like that

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 18:41

    Awwww what a shame. I don't like it when the skaters fall. I feel so sorry for them.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:42

    Phew, that one czech goal was really nice. In the top of the net

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:44

    3rd half of howckey has started

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:45

    my requests for this period are a hat trick for karlsson and a goal for sedin. im not greedy.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:46

    I keep thinking Nedved from Juventus is playing

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:46

    I keep thinking Nedved from Juventus is playing

    This nedved has disappointing hair in comparison

  • Jen12/02/2014 at 18:46

    Right, giving hockey a try. They don't seem to have much to protect their faces. Tough guys.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:47

    This nedved has disappointing hair in comparison

    we do not like this nedved.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:48

    I keep thinking Nedved from Juventus is playing

    This is the only other Nedved that I have ever heard of.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:48

    we do not like this nedved.

    He was always going tp be disappointing in comparison

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:48

    so close!

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:49

    That one swedish chap (zettesburg?) has a magnificent beard

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:50

    He was always going tp be disappointing in comparison

    Canuck fans decided in 1993 that we don't like him and I have absorbed all the opinions of the other fans of my team as to who I should hate from the past.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:50

    The referees are very brave. i would want 18 inch thick padding to stand out there

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:50

    That one swedish chap (zettesburg?) has a magnificent beard

    yes! Henrik Zetterberg is a magnificent lumberjack!

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:52

    Amy, what's the powerplay?

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:53

    Amy, what's the powerplay?

    when the other team takes a penalty so you are up a man, thats when you are on the power play. The other team are then said to be on the penalty kill.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:53

    Amy, what's the powerplay?

    It's like the sin bin in rugby.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:54

    when the other team takes a penalty so you are up a man, thats when you are on the power play. The other team are then said to be on the penalty kill.

    aha! easy!

    I've been cheering when powerplay timer appears and then i realised I don't know what it does.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:55

    fight!

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:55

    I've been cheering when powerplay timer appears and then i realised I don't know what it does.

    heheh.

    the powerplay ends either when the clock runs out, or when the team on the powerplay scores a goal.

  • Jen12/02/2014 at 18:55

    Ooh fight!

  • Alison12/02/2014 at 18:55

    the powerplay ends either when the clock runs out, or when the team on the powerplay scores a goal.

    Bit odd. So you're not in the sin bin for a set amount of time?

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:56

    This is the bit where you just keep mashing buttons on the nhl games

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 18:56

    Bit odd. So you're not in the sin bin for a set amount of time?

    There is a set amount of time but if the other team score the time goes to zero

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 18:57

    There is a set amount of time but if the other team score the time goes to zero

    So essentially there can be a powerplay of say 50 seconds but immediatedly go if a second later the team score?

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:57

    There is a set amount of time but if the other team score the time goes to zero

    its normally two minutes but sometimes you'll get called for a double minor which is four minutes, and that normally happens if you draw blood.

  • Jen12/02/2014 at 18:58

    So fighting is actually part of the game?

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:58

    swedens goalie is generally considered one of the most attractive men in new york and its a shame he has to wear a mask all the time. because he is swedish he is also called henrik, like 50% of the team are.

    http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/henrik-300x300.jpg

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 18:59

    So fighting is actually part of the game?

    not at international level. if you fight in the olympics you get banned for a game. if you fight in the nhl you just sit in the penalty box for five minutes.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 19:00

    not at international level. if you fight in the olympics you get banned for a game. if you fight in the nhl you just sit in the penalty box for five minutes.

    i feel like every nhl game ive watched at some point in life has had a fight :)

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 19:00

    Also, The Mighty Ducks.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 19:00

    Also, The Mighty Ducks.

    And Slapshot. That would make a great sidepodcast film night movie

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 19:01

    i feel like every nhl game ive watched at some point in life has had a fight :)

    it feels like that sometimes but i'd hazard a guess its probably somewhere between 1/5 and 1/10

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 19:01

    i feel like every nhl game ive watched at some point in life has had a fight :)

    Hence the old joke. I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 19:05

    more pictures of Awesome Arena's awesomeness

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/sochi-olympic-hockey-arena-s-roof-lights-up-awesomely-for-goals--photos-184859388.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 19:06

    more pictures of Awesome Arena's awesomeness

    much better than the stupid hotel!

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 19:11

    Good save

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 19:11

    the good news is there are 4 games tomorrow! including usa, canada, russia and finland. wooooohoooooo.

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 19:16

    switzerland scored with 7.9 seconds left to kill my OT dream.

    On the other hand the Swiss are one of my four teams so I like that they got the 3 points.

  • Lukeh12/02/2014 at 19:16

    Good game :)

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 19:17

    I think I am going to watch more of this

  • Amy12/02/2014 at 19:18

    I think I am going to watch more of this

    hooray! i am so excited to watch canada tomorrow, even if my goalies on the bench.

  • Jen12/02/2014 at 19:44

    Doubles luge - why?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 19:47

    Doubles luge - why?

    The one on the bottom can't see anything so he must just lie there and do nothing

  • Christine12/02/2014 at 19:49

    Just found some speed skating. They're going much faster than the last lot I saw. Must be a shorter distance.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 19:51

    Just found some speed skating. They're going much faster than the last lot I saw. Must be a shorter distance.

    THere is long track and short track but I have no idea what the distance is.

  • Jen12/02/2014 at 19:53

    This is long track - 400m lap. I think the long track races are between 500m and 10k. I think all time trial. The 'races' are on the short track.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 19:53

    Tennis alert. Murray is playing someone called Vasselin on Sky Sports 3.

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 19:55

    This is long track - 400m lap. I think the long track races are between 500m and 10k. I think all time trial. The 'races' are on the short track.

    I thought they only had two people in separate lanes doing time trial on the long track and proper races on the short track but I wasn't sure.

  • Christine12/02/2014 at 19:56

    Tennis alert. Murray is playing someone called Vasselin on Sky Sports 3.

    On ice?

  • Steven Roy12/02/2014 at 19:57

    On ice?

    That would make interesting viewing. It's on indoor green courts from the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam

  • Christine12/02/2014 at 20:00

    That would make interesting viewing. It's on indoor green courts from the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam

    On skates would be even better!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 07:04

    i am starting today with mens ski slopestyle. couple of kiwi brothers in it. keeping it in the family.

  • Christine13/02/2014 at 07:11

    i am starting today with mens ski slopestyle. couple of kiwi brothers in it. keeping it in the family.

    There seems to be a lot of brothers and sisters in this Games. Dealing well with snow must be in the DNA.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 07:13

    There seems to be a lot of brothers and sisters in this Games. Dealing well with snow must be in the DNA.

    they have a third brother and all three are in the halfpipe, and their dad is the coach. i think these things definitely run in families!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 07:13

    boo, kiwi guy started AWESOME but skipped the last jump

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 07:37

    i assume in the skeleton that TR means track record but what does SR mean?

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 07:55

    i assume in the skeleton that TR means track record but what does SR mean?

    ive been thinking about it and i feel it might be Start Record

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 08:09

    pre olympic talk was all about how tuuka rask would be the best goalie but austria have got one past finland in the first minute of play. Poor Tuuka.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 08:10

    i found SR —Start record TR —Track Record at the bottom of the results page. Scroll down past Amy, scroll down.

  • Will^13/02/2014 at 08:18

    These skiers are nuts on the slopestyle course.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 08:21

    Hundertpfund is a good name. Good goal from Hundertpfund.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 08:25

    kiwi coach in a tshirt because this is nice winter weather

  • john13/02/2014 at 08:28

    replay of the two man luge....now that just ridiculous. yeah just lay on top of me mate while we slide down this icey tunnel at crazy speeds..... no thanks.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 08:37

    woohoo, one of the wells brothers qualifies for the slopestylee final

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 09:04

    Finland up 5-2 now, do not like Austria's chances of a come back.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 09:10

    oh noo they think teemu has hurt his neck. poor old man teemu.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 09:30

    now one of the skiers is in a tshirt. this is the least winter olympics ever

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 09:33

    "keep an eye on his pants, they will end up around his ankles"

    that sounds like it should distract you while youre skiing but he did awesome.

  • john13/02/2014 at 09:33

    that bloke should lose points for dropping the strides

  • john13/02/2014 at 09:34

    kiwi.....

  • john13/02/2014 at 09:48

    that could be the gold right there, already

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 09:48

    that was awesome

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 09:56

    i'd say no one will beat 95

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 10:04

    Been watching the sky slopestyle in bed, awesome viewing so far. commentators think anyone could get this

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 10:17

    Lots of falls in this round

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 10:17

    Lots of falls in this round

    everyone is going hard or going home

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 10:19

    Finland win their first hockey game 8-4 against Austria who appear to have no defence other than their goalie. Canada are going to murder them.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 10:34

    Yep I think that Jos chap gets gold :)

  • john13/02/2014 at 10:34

    1-2-3 all usa

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 12:13

    everyones falling over in the speed skating.

  • Alison13/02/2014 at 12:13

    Oh dear :( What a shame.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 12:14

    its funny having bradbury to commentate on it, he knows exactly what those golds feel like :D

  • Alison13/02/2014 at 12:14

    Oooh the referees are prowling!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 12:15

    gb have to be disqualified for that

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 12:17

    who knew that neon green was a national colour of slovenia! http://instagram.com/p/kWwRyANOfx/

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 12:23

    ooh the kiwi who got 11th in the slopestyle matched our best result since our 1992 medal. no wonder they always say the kiwis are targeting the top 10, we havent been there in forever!

  • Alison13/02/2014 at 12:33

    What is that odd curling handshake that the teammates all do after they win? I've seen loads of them doing it, it's a bit odd...

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 12:33

    my tv told me there would be ice hockey after the break but i wish i knew which game so i'd know which one to fire up on the ipad.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 12:35

    excellent, usa on the tv, russia on the ipad. just as i hoped. goooo kesler.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:20

    I am finding it distressing that the world feed commentator keeps referring to the Toronto Maple Leaves. That maybe the correct plural of Leaf but its not the name of the team.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:22

    KESLER!

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 13:35

    1 in 6 of all adult male Slovenian hockey players is playing in this tournament. I gues if you are a half decent hockey player who can't get in your national team a Slovenian granny would be handy

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:37

    1 in 6 of all adult male Slovenian hockey players is playing in this tournament. I gues if you are a half decent hockey player who can't get in your national team a Slovenian granny would be handy

    poor slovenia and their one nhl player. at least they have their first ever olympic goal and russia arent completely murdering them like usa are doing to slovakia.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:43

    oh slovakia

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 13:45

    Unexpected trip out complete, back to my extensively tough task of doing sod all and hockey

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:46

    Unexpected trip out complete, back to my extensively tough task of doing sod all and hockey

    living the dream lukeh, living the dream.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 13:46

    Fight!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:47

    slovakia pulled their goalie but he wasn't the problem. 7-1 now. 2 goals past the new goalie in about 2 minutes.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 13:50

    Goal!

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 13:51

    They made the most of their powerplay.

    yeeeah, i;m getting this.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 13:52

    Ooooh game on! That was a nice break.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:53

    They made the most of their powerplay.

    you sound like a pro!

    Kovalchuk, the guy who got that goal, is kind of an NHL story he got signed on a contract so ridiculous that his team got penalised 3 million dollars and two draft picks for it, then he walked out on them with 12 years and $77 million dollars left on the contract to go play in Russia

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 13:54

    Kovalchuk, the guy who got that goal, is kind of an NHL story he got signed on a contract so ridiculous that his team got penalised 3 million dollars and two draft picks for it, then he walked out on them with 12 years and $77 million dollars left on the contract to go play in Russia

    Jesus. I thought football had similar numbers attached to it,

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:55

    Jesus. I thought football had similar numbers attached to it,

    hockey isn't football silly with money yet, the absolute highest paid are normally somewhere between $5 and $7 million per year.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 13:55

    hockey isn't football silly with money yet, the absolute highest paid are normally somewhere between $5 and $7 million per year.

    Ahh that's not too bad.

    I say that#s not too bad like we all get paid that!

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 13:56

    3-2 at the end of the 2nd period, should make for a fun final period

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:56

    i like slovenia doing well, because that Ziga Jeglic is a well named chap.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 13:56

    Brian Boitano?

    South Park finally educates me.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 13:57

    I say that#s not too bad like we all get paid that!

    haha yeah, NHL league minimum salary is $550,000 and people always talk about the poor rookies earning so little, but I'd quite like to earn that in a year.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:16

    did that go in?!

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:17

    did that go in?!

    It went in before they hit the net!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:17

    did that go in?!

    my russian stream is too far behind to know what you're referring to :(

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:17

    my russian stream is too far behind to know what you're referring to :(

    hurry up russiaaaa

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:18

    now i see!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:19

    good job russia, you're status as tournament favourites is wavering the more this game goes on.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:20

    That wasall very controversial

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:22

    Shoud've scored!

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:23

    holy moly that was a nice shot. The commentator said that the fans want more cowbell.

    everything always deserves more cowbell.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:23

    ahh now russia are looking more like russia.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:24

    ahh now russia are looking more like russia.

    they're dominating now!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:26

    they're dominating now!

    heres a sports fact for you.

    Alex Ovechkin, the not attractive face of the Russian team is engaged to noted tennis hottie Maria Kirilenko. I approve because he is awesome.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:27

    Alex Ovechkin, the not attractive face of the Russian team is engaged to noted tennis hottie Maria Kirilenko. I approve because he is awesome.

    Let's hope they're not russian into marriage too quickly.

    I'm so sorry

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:28

    I'm so sorry

    zing.

    He also got suspended from driving by Gob.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTNI-f_8vHg

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:30

    He also got suspended from driving by Gob.

    Best hockey rule ever :)

    genius!

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:31

    Didn't Shanana used to play for the Red Wings? I vaguely remember he was amazing on NHL 2004.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:31

    *shanahan

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:32

    or 2003. Early 200's :D

  • john13/02/2014 at 14:32

    Alex Ovechkin, the not attractive face of the Russian team is engaged to noted tennis hottie Maria Kirilenko. I approve because he is awesome.

    definitely beauty and the beast, but if the beast signs a $100 million contract......

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:32

    Didn't Shanana used to play for the Red Wings? I vaguely remember he was amazing on NHL 2004.

    he sure did, he was just elected to the hockey hall of fame for said amazingness.

    these days he spends his time handing out suspensions or as hockey fans prefer to call them, shanabans.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:33

    these days he spends his time handing out suspensions or as hockey fans prefer to call them, shanabans.

    That is a pun to be proud of

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:35

    That is a pun to be proud of

    it really is. he can literally never be replaced in his job because going back to calling them suspensions is too boring.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:35

    it really is. he can literally never be replaced in his job because going back to calling them suspensions is too boring.

    He can only ever be replaced by someone who's surname beguns with 'shun' in some form.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:40

    and the USA win 7-1, including a goal from the only Canuck on the team, which gives me faith he might keep doing it once he gets back to Vancouver because I want my team to win another game one day.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:46

    and then its CANADA IN TWO HOURS. i hope you'll all be here hanging out with me and my corn chips. I learned from yesterdays snack disaster.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:47

    and then its CANADA IN TWO HOURS. i hope you'll all be here hanging out with me and my corn chips. I learned from yesterdays snack disaster.

    I'll try and be here! Parent visit in 2 hours. Clearly to cause trouble to justify not being at home anymore,

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:47

    I'll try and be here! Parent visit in 2 hours. Clearly to cause trouble to justify not being at home anymore,

    just to check that you're still eating and washing your sheets :)

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:54

    USA and Russia are playing at 11.30 Saturday night, I have to go to a surprise birthday party. I hope 11pm isnt too early to leave because I will be doing so at that time because I'm a bad person who likes hockey more than people.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 14:56

    USA and Russia are playing at 11.30 Saturday night, I have to go to a surprise birthday party. I hope 11pm isnt too early to leave because I will be doing so at that time because I'm a bad person who likes hockey more than people.

    Cause a massive scene. Always the perfect excuse

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 14:57

    Cause a massive scene. Always the perfect excuse

    i like to wait until everyone is distracted then leave without saying goodbye. generally buys you about 30 minutes before they notice.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 15:00

    I'm also going to miss lots of hockey by going to see Eddie Vedder 3 times. Stupid things I adore being simultaneous.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 15:03

    Swedish team are soon to make an announcement regarding Henrik Zetterberg who was not at practice and was not in the team photo. Its going to be about an injury, but I think it'd be better if they announced they'd just discovered he's not actually Swedish.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 15:07

    first guy up in the figure skating is only 4'9". Woah.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 15:09

    although wikipedia says he's 5'7" so sochi might have it wrong because he doesn't look that short.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 15:18

    Swedish team are soon to make an announcement regarding Henrik Zetterberg who was not at practice and was not in the team photo. Its going to be about an injury, but I think it'd be better if they announced they'd just discovered he's not actually Swedish.

    He's a lumberjack and he's OK, he works all night and he sleeps all day

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 15:20

    He's a lumberjack and he's OK, he works all night and he sleeps all day

    the herniated disk might stop his lumberjacking for the minute :(

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 15:20

    the herniated disk might stop his lumberjacking for the minute :(

    nooo :(

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 15:24

    nooo :(

    they can't lose any more henriks, daniel sedin has been stuck to his side like glue since henrik sedin isn't here. he won't be himself if he can't be with a henrik.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 15:31

    I can't believe that I have seen bits of biathlons lots of time and I have only just seen how they carry their amunition. I always had this view that they skied with loaded guns which seemed dangerous

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 15:32

    I can't believe that I have seen bits of biathlons lots of time and I have only just seen how they carry their amunition. I always had this view that they skied with loaded guns which seemed dangerous

    how do they carry it? i've watched lots of biathlon and havne't seen it either

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 15:38

    how do they carry it? i've watched lots of biathlon and havne't seen it either

    They have little red boxy things with 5 bullets in them plugged into hols along the gun. At each shoot they stop and pullout a magazine and plug it into the gun. So they only have 5 bullets available

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 15:39

    I had never seen that before and I can now see them on every single gun

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 15:40

    I had never seen that before and I can now see them on every single gun

    wow i'd never noticed that either but they're really obvious now

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 15:41

    wow i'd never noticed that either but they're really obvious now

    It must be a new thing. Or at least the red bits must be new. I could not have missed that before

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 16:16

    Ooof, the skeleton is ridiculous.

  • Alison13/02/2014 at 16:39

    I've never heard of luge relay before. It's very odd. I can't imagine sitting at the top just waiting for the little gate to open at any time.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 16:39

    I've never heard of luge relay before. It's very odd. I can't imagine sitting at the top just waiting for the little gate to open at any time.

    I missed that. Had no idea it existed

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 16:40

    I've never heard of luge relay before. It's very odd. I can't imagine sitting at the top just waiting for the little gate to open at any time.

    I like the flappy thing they have to hit

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 16:58

    I like the flappy thing they have to hit

    Just switched and saw someone hit the flappy thing. Not very high tech but way more fun that a sensor switching on light at the start

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:09

    I like the flappy thing they have to hit

    i wonder what happens if you miss it

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:09

    time to switch to hockey to watch the best player in the world

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:11

    time to switch to hockey to watch the best player in the world

    woooo!

    ...who's that?

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:12

    ...who's that?

    sidney crosby, canadian captain, number 87, scored the golden goal in vancouver.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:12

    generally i dislike him because he's not on my team but for two weeks i will give into the fact that hes the best and cheer my wee heart out.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:13

    holy moly this is hectic already!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:15

    crosby was also the only teenager to have ever won a scoring title in a north american major league, and the youngest captain to win the stanley cup.

    i wish my team drafted him :(

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:19

    i would like canada to get a penalty and go to the powerplay because it's the only chance i'll get to see Dan Hamhuis playing any hockey.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:19

    penalty kill rather

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:20

    I can see myself buying an NHL game for the PS3 before these games are out

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:20

    I can see myself buying an NHL game for the PS3 before these games are out

    i downloaded the NHL 14 demo from the playstation store and oh my god i do not understand how to play it at all.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:21

    i downloaded the NHL 14 demo from the playstation store and oh my god i do not understand how to play it at all.

    Oooh I might have to do that.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:22

    I swear everyone just attacked each other

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:22

    Oooh I might have to do that.

    having played previous nhl games will put you at an advantage, i could not get my brain around the controls. no one has ever been as bad at video game hockey as i was.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:22

    having played previous nhl games will put you at an advantage, i could not get my brain around the controls. no one has ever been as bad at video game hockey as i was.

    I dunno, my friend and i used to create our own sport based on watching these games so far :D

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:23

    my twitter feed is half full of people saying canada won't win a medal because they look terrible out there and they havent scored yet, and the other half is people complaining about the first group of people

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:24

    oh boo hamhuis has already played 53 seconds and i missed it. put him back on!

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:26

    Bless my mum. She's visiting and she's just gone 'It seems like it's more violent than it should be because of the sticks, it wouldn't be so nasty if they didn't have them'

    Pretty sure it's just ice football then.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:26

    Pretty sure it's just ice football then.

    a goal counts if it goes in off the skates but not if there is a "distinct kicking motion"

    so I hope she likes 0-0 games :D

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:26

    pitch invasion of mad loose childre- oh, they#re supposed to be there.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:27

    pitch invasion of mad loose childre- oh, they#re supposed to be there.

    in the nhl about 25 of the 30 teams have girls in bikinis doing the ice scraping, i do not like it :( i am pleased my team is not one of them.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:28

    in the nhl about 25 of the 30 teams have girls in bikinis doing the ice scraping, i do not like it :( i am pleased my team is not one of them.

    That is really weird and unecessary,

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:29

    That is really weird and unecessary,

    seriously, considering tv goes to ad break then anyway and about 45% off the people in the arena who can see them are women

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:30

    Amy, are the sticks the same for everyone or can everyone have 'their' own stick? Kinda like how golfers have their own brand gold clubs.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:30

    *golf.

    Gold clubs would be unecessary.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:30

    Amy, are the sticks the same for everyone or can everyone have 'their' own stick? Kinda like how golfers have their own brand gold clubs.

    everyone can have their own, most big players will have signed a deal with the company that supplies them.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:31

    Oh my god there is seriously a player called patrick sharp?!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:32

    Oh my god there is seriously a player called patrick sharp?!

    hes pretty. really, really, really pretty.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:32

    hes pretty. really, really, really pretty.

    I hope he has changed since the 80's and Funhouse

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:33
  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:34

    oh my word

    Pat Sharpe's mullet is the stuff of legend here hence the minor amazement moment :D

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:35

    Pat Sharpe's mullet is the stuff of legend here hence the minor amazement moment :D

    he has definitely improved since then.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2044206009/image.jpg

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:36

    he has definitely improved since then.

    Bit of a difference :)

    Unlucky stuff then from Norway

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:37

    if canada let in any goals at all i will be mad since my goalie is sitting on the bench and i'm sure he would have stopped said goal.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:38

    Phew, only the first period done!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:43

    intermission snack update, i have decided on grapes instead of corn chips

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:45

    intermission snack update, i have decided on grapes instead of corn chips

    I should probably make some dinner...

    Cowbell!!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:48

    the man in the crowd wearing the norwegian teams curling trousers is my new favourite man.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:49

    Apparently the F1 track in Sochi is 91% complete. Praise glorious russian accurate percentages.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:50

    Apparently the F1 track in Sochi is 91% complete. Praise glorious russian accurate percentages.

    one of the hockey podcasts i follow was convinced its going to be an indoor race because the media centre is so big they could easily hold it in there once the games are over

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:53

    one of the hockey podcasts i follow was convinced its going to be an indoor race because the media centre is so big they could easily hold it in there once the games are over

    I'm sure the journos will complain somehow :)

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 17:54

    I'm writing an olympics blog post and I'm proud of the title. I'll keep it a surprise for later.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:55

    I'm writing an olympics blog post and I'm proud of the title. I'll keep it a surprise for later.

    your titles are always awesome so im excited :D

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 17:57

    Looks like more men with sticks trying to hit a flat ball

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 17:58

    Looks like more men with sticks trying to hit a flat ball

    the flat balls are heavier than i expected. now i know why they bleed so much when they smash into their faces.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:00

    the flat balls are heavier than i expected. now i know why they bleed so much when they smash into their faces.

    They are vulcanised rubber so they will be heavy and they are travelling very quickly when they hit people

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:01

    There we go!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:01

    weber!

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:04

    weber!

    I assume he is a Canuck

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:05

    I assume he is a Canuck

    no he was an almost canuck and the pain still hurts :(

    at the 2010 olympics he shot the puck THROUGH the goal. like so hard and fast it ripped the netting. he's awesome.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:06

    at the 2010 olympics he shot the puck THROUGH the goal. like so hard and fast it ripped the netting. he's awesome.

    That sounds like the net was faulty. That used to happen occasionally in football but despite modern players being bigger,stronger and fitter it doesn't happen any more

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:06

    at the 2010 olympics he shot the puck THROUGH the goal. like so hard and fast it ripped the netting. he's awesome.

    Well you don't need sensors to tell if that one's a goal or not

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:07

    How did they miss?!!

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:07

    That sounds like the net was faulty. That used to happen occasionally in football but despite modern players being bigger,stronger and fitter it doesn't happen any more

    shhh, that ruins the legend

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:07

    I FINALLY SAW HAMHUIS ON THE ICE.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:08

    he is a canuck and he's like the spare guy so he wont be seen much.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:08

    Seeing as Canadia are the reigning champions Norway aren't doing too badly really

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:08

    Canadia? Canada

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:09

    Canadia? Canada

    I have always thought that it should be Canadia

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:10

    I have always thought that it should be Canadia

    It just sounds right

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:10

    It just sounds right

    it really does

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:10

    it really does

    We need to start a campaign

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:11

    If the puck goes above head level are they allowed to control it back to the ice with their hands? I've seen a few raised arms at high shots

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:11

    If the puck goes above head level are they allowed to control it back to the ice with their hands? I've seen a few raised arms at high shots

    yes as long as they dont close their glove over the puck

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:12

    yes as long as they dont close their glove over the puck

    "But where did it go Bart? WHERE DID IT GO?!"

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:12

    If the puck goes above head level are they allowed to control it back to the ice with their hands? I've seen a few raised arms at high shots

    They kick it as well

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:14

    I'm glad my hockey knowledge now goes beyond this amazing gif

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:15

    oooh, nice goal.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:16

    yay! jamie benn wasn't invited to team canada camp inititally and he was all 'i'm going to work really hard and prove i should be on the team' and now he has a goal. hooray.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:18

    naughty pretty patrick sharp

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:19

    naughty pretty patrick sharp

    He doesn't have the mullet any more. And he plays hockey

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:20

    He doesn't have the mullet any more. And he plays hockey

    just like jagr https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3QtHhbCIAAocW4.jpg

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:21
  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:21

    wow

    You are too young to realise just how cool that was

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:21

    wow

    he tamed it even better as time went by http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2-jaromir-jagr-sports-mullets.jpg

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:23

    Goooaaall

    (if the goal was the player sliding into the net)

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:23

    he tamed it even better as time went by www.totalprosport…ports-mullets.jpg

    He looks like he should have been in some kind of action movie rather than ina hockey shirt

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:24

    2 periods down, looking pretty steady for Canada

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:24

    2 periods down, looking pretty steady for Canada

    What happened to Canadia?

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:27

    What happened to Canadia?

    The i got sent to the bench

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:31

    The i got sent to the bench

    Bad i !!

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:31

    Going by twitter no New York Rangers have scored in this match

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:35

    Little half time item

    Some sports know how to market themselves better than F1

    New York Yankees have everything from steakhouses to handbags and now to a play on Boradway. F1 is years behind

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/york-yankees-legends-come-alive-broadway-175700889--mlb.html

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:36

    Going by twitter no New York Rangers have scored in this match

    one dallas star and one nashville predator

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:37

    one dallas star and one nashville predator

    I have never heard of a Nashville Predator. Which team were they before. I remember the outrage when the Quebec Norstars moved to Dallas

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:38

    I have never heard of a Nashville Predator. Which team were they before. I remember the outrage when the Quebec Norstars moved to Dallas

    they weren't anyone before, they joined in an expansion

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:39

    LUONGO WOULD HAVE HAD THAT

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:40

    ive been waiting to say that.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:43

    lets not refer to this if luongo lets in any goals tomorrow.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:46

    Referee flattened him

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:46

    heh, nice work from the ref :)

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:46

    Referee flattened him

    i liked his team mate giving him a push to get him sliding back to the bench

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:49

    I did some writing about the Winter Olympics thus far

    http://stupidstuff.ghost.io/the-winter-olympics-sochi-seems-to-be-the-hardest-word/

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:49

    I did some writing about the Winter Olympics thus far

    Good title

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:50

    Good title

    I'm happy with it :)

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:51

    Ooooh that was a bit naughty.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:51

    I did some writing about the Winter Olympics thus far

    i knew your secret title wouldn't disappoint

    and it really is the hardest word. i spent 7 years saying so-chi, then the australians all started saying sot-chi, and i googled it and google said its more like sawt-chi, then all the americans and canadians are saying so-chi and I STILL DONT KNOW WHATS RIGHT.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:51

    and it really is the hardest word. i spent 7 years saying so-chi, then the australians all started saying sot-chi, and i googled it and google said its more like sawt-chi, then all the americans and canadians are saying so-chi and I STILL DONT KNOW WHATS RIGHT.

    I always thought it was sow-chee as that's what F1 people said first. Then others said Sorchee. Then Sotch-ee.

    Such a simple word, so hard to say.

  • Christine13/02/2014 at 18:52

    I did some writing about the Winter Olympics thus far

    Awesome blogging :)

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:53

    Such a simple word, so hard to say.

    It's easy if you understand the Russian version

    C = S

    O = AW

    The thing like a u with a squiggle is CH like in Chelsea

    N reversed is like a soft I with a slight ee sound

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:54

    It's easy if you understand the Russian version

    C = S

    O = AW

    The thing like a u with a squiggle is CH like in Chelsea

    N reversed is like a soft I with a slight ee sound

    I'll stick with Tim

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:54

    The thing like a U with a squiggle looks a bit like a 4 with the font used in the SOCHI 2014 logo

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 18:57

    everyone's getting knocked over

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 18:59

    for as long as i live i will never understand why Toews is pronounced Taves.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 18:59

    for as long as i live i will never understand why Toews is pronounced Taves.

    Is that German?

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 19:00

    for as long as i live i will never understand why Toews is pronounced Taves.

    There is a footballer in the Premier League called Januzaj that is pronounced yan-u-jay

    language is hard.

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 19:00

    or is it yan-u-zay? I forget. This is why I stick to calling people Tim.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:01

    There is a footballer in the Premier League called Januzaj that is pronounced yan-u-jay

    Did you see the tweet of the screen cap of that auto-subtitles trying to get his name right? It had baout five attempts then just gave up

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 19:01

    Did you see the tweet of the screen cap of that auto-subtitles trying to get his name right? It had baout five attempts then just gave up

    No but that sounds brilliant :)

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 19:02

    Is that German?

    apparently thats the origin

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:04

    No but that sounds brilliant :)

    Just checked back through a week's worth of retweets and I can't find it. I had no idea I tweeted so much since this independence thing got serious.

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 19:05

    Just checked back through a week's worth of retweets and I can't find it. I had no idea I tweeted so much since this independence thing got serious.

    is it going to continue til september or is it particularly topical at the moment?

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:05

    I am sure that helmet is not meant to be lying on the ice

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:06

    is it going to continue til september or is it particularly topical at the moment?

    I am trying to keep sidepodcast a politics free zone but I am sure this is OK.

    It is going to ramp up all the way till September. The no people were ignoring it and now they think there could be a yes win they are getting involved

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:10

    Hockey players seem to chew their mouth guards. I have seen a few doing that

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 19:11

    This commentator reminds me of Crofty so much, he even says Crikey

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 19:11

    Hockey players seem to chew their mouth guards. I have seen a few doing that

    yeah it doesn't look fun to me but they all do it. a player on my team recently admitted he's had the same mouth guard for 14 years. it must be destroyed by now.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:12

    yeah it doesn't look fun to me but they all do it. a player on my team recently admitted he's had the same mouth guard for 14 years. it must be destroyed by now.

    How can his mouth be the same after 14 years of hockey. Should be replaced at least once a year

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 19:12

    i can't wait to see roberto luongo do a better job in goal tomorrow. i might wear my luongo jersey in celebration of his first game.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:12

    i can't wait to see roberto luongo do a better job in goal tomorrow. i might wear my luongo jersey in celebration of his first game.

    Who do they play tomorrow?

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 19:13

    Who do they play tomorrow?

    I believe they play luongo tomorrow

    #luongo

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 19:13

    Who do they play tomorrow?

    austria i think

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 19:15

    Is it tomorrow yet?

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 19:15

    #luongo

    nice hashtag.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:16

    Is it tomorrow yet?

    If you started asking yesterday it is

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 19:16

    Is it tomorrow yet?

    its 6.16am on Friday

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:18

    its 6.16am on Friday

    That's tomorrow

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 19:18

    That's tomorrow

    Woo! More ice hockey today! ;)

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 19:18

    That's tomorrow

    so it'll still be tomorrow when i wake up at 3pm?

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:18

    so it'll still be tomorrow when i wake up at 3pm?

    Yes

  • Amy13/02/2014 at 19:20

    Yes

    excellent. i know its time to go to bed when i hear everyone else getting up.

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:28

    Pipers leading out a GB team. laying the song no-one knows the words to

  • Steven Roy13/02/2014 at 19:29

    Cool Runnings

    https://twitter.com/Jambobsled/status/434044280454144000

  • Lukeh13/02/2014 at 19:30

    Cool Runnings

    Woohoooo!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:11

    I have woken up to hockey :)

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:15

    Stick to the face, Christ!

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 08:17

    Morning

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:18

    Hi Will :)

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 08:18

    Goooooal

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:24

    That was a goal!

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 08:26

    Off the camera and out

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:26

    even the goal scorer didn't celebrate.

    Fake Crofty is shocked

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 08:28

    Nobody knows what, after the goal, is allowed to be forgotten

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:30

    This match is turning very sour very quickly

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:38

    Jaromirrrrrr

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 08:39

    Jaromirrrrrr

    unlike shaun white he did not lose all his power when he cut his hair

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:39

    unlike shaun white he did not lose all his power when he cut his hair

    jagr seems cooler than stupid shaun white too.

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 08:40

    jagr seems cooler than stupid shaun white too.

    way cooler. on the czech team we hate martin hanzal and we want him to not get any goals.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:40

    I like the amount of muse usage on the bbc for the bob skeleton

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 08:42

    Zambonis :)

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:42

    There was a runaway bobsled?! yeesh...

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 08:43

    There was a runaway bobsled?! yeesh...

    someone got broken legs

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:43

    someone got broken legs

    :(

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 08:46

    There was a runaway bobsled?! yeesh...

    Aaaaaiiiiiiii

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 08:57

    Ooooooh latvia!

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 08:58

    I didn't realise that PPs carried over

    Goaaaaaal!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 09:00

    I didn't realise that PPs carried over

    wouldn't be fair to not get your whole advantage just because the period had ended. its almost more of an advantage because you can make a specific 5 on 4 plan in the intermission.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 09:06

    Hurrah czech!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 09:13

    Baby Jagr :)

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 09:15

    Sixpence none the richer

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 09:16

    Something weird just happened at the ice rink arena?

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 09:16

    Kissing on the big screen I think

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 09:19

    It's all kicking off agai!

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 09:19

    Fight fight fight

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 09:24

    *net slides away*

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 09:25

    !! Moving the goalposts !!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 09:47

    Boo, I have to head out :(

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 09:49

    Boo, I have to head out :(

    boo :( but lucky the best games are later. i hpe you are back for them!

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 11:29

    Morning all, anyone watching the skiing?

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 11:30

    Morning all, anyone watching the skiing?

    me!

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 11:31

    First one bites the dust! Fingers crossed for Svindal!

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 11:39

    Did these people really think they had a chance? Oh dear!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 11:41

    Did these people really think they had a chance? Oh dear!

    aw i like watching people be happy to be first, knowing theres 20 more people coming up to beat them shortly

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 11:42

    At this rate, just about anyone who finishes will get a medal!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 11:43

    At this rate, just about anyone who finishes will get a medal!

    sochi hates the french

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 11:48

    Right, here's some proper skiing! The commentators are being VERY scathing!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 11:49

    if that was me i'd go through the wrong gates for sure

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 11:56

    Hello again!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 11:57

    Hello again!

    welcome back, well timed.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 11:58

    welcome back, well timed.

    i bought a suit and some cd's and then my olympic sense started tingling

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 12:01

    Bode Miller isn't having a great Olympics so far :(

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 12:01

    i bought a suit and some cd's and then my olympic sense started tingling

    While there was Olympics going on?! Need to time trips out carefully so you don't miss the good stuff!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:04

    While there was Olympics going on?! Need to time trips out carefully so you don't miss the good stuff!

    It was the easiest part of the day to do it!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:06

    Ooooh I love the slalom.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:06

    Ooooh I love the slalom.

    Although I remember saying watching Vancover that they should add 'boing' sound effects for the poles and I stand by this argument

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 12:07

    It was the easiest part of the day to do it!

    I've just finished nights, bit worried about when I'm going to find time to sleep today. Skiing now, skeleton later, aerials to fit in too...

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 12:10

    Svindal now. Come on!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:12

    that was close!

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 12:14

    Ouch!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:15

    there is a lot of fail going on

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:16

    what these guys need is moguls

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:18

    quick fail!

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 12:32

    Motto of Winter Olympics should be higher, faster, fallier! So much falling over!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:33

    time for switzerland vs nomorezetterbergland

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:33

    Pars Marts is a great name

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:34

    yay mike leggo is reffing, i like him and not just because of lego.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:34

    The more I listen to the BBC commentator the more he reminds me of Crofty

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:35

    The more I listen to the BBC commentator the more he reminds me of Crofty

    do you have a canadian as well or just british folk?

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 12:36

    Skeleton for me I think. Is it ok to miss this hockey match? I will watch the important ones! (If you tell me which to watch!)

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:36

    "Here's Bieber - Not Justin!"

    definitely Crofty :)

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:36

    Skeleton for me I think. Is it ok to miss this hockey match? I will watch the important ones! (If you tell me which to watch!)

    russia vs usa at this exact time tomorrow will be the first really, really, really good one.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:36

    do you have a canadian as well or just british folk?

    urm, the second commentator sounds Canadian, I'll check when he speaks!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:37

    urm, the second commentator sounds Canadian, I'll check when he speaks!

    he's definitely from north america somewhere

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:37

    urm, the second commentator sounds Canadian, I'll check when he speaks!

    i read somewhere that the bbc was using the guy from hockey night in canada and i got jealous. we have the standard world feed commentary team and they aren't very good :(

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:41

    i love seeing two teams in colour play. love love love.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:43

    Very back and forth si far!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:44

    with two canucks on each time i can't work out who to cheer for

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:45

    with two canucks on each time i can't work out who to cheer for

    Don't go easy on each other just because you're brother and sister. I want to see you both fighting for your parents' love! *Flicks light on and off* Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:46

    Don't go easy on each other just because you're brother and sister. I want to see you both fighting for your parents' love! *Flicks light on and off* Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

    hack the bone!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 12:46

    hack the bone!

    Kill bart! Kill bart!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 12:53

    boooo they're not showing the canada game live here because the olympic broadcasting service aren't providing it to them. will have to find a foreign stream!

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 12:59

    Just tuned in to see the women's curling team score 5 on one end when the Japanese had the last stone. That is not mant to happen

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 12:59

    Now the skeleton is on. I think they call it that because of the damage that people do to their skeletons

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 13:00

    woohoo tested my vpn on the canadian broadcast and it worked. watching the canadian game with canadian commentary will be fuuuuuun

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:01

    woohoo tested my vpn on the canadian broadcast and it worked. watching the canadian game with canadian commentary will be fuuuuuun

    Much more like proper hockey?

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 13:01

    Much more like proper hockey?

    much more like my every day life, and ill be able to relate to all the canadians i follow on twitter who want to punch glenn healy.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 13:02

    Ooh the aerials looks fun!

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:07

    I keep waiting to see one of the men on the skeleton run too long at the start and miss it when they jump on it

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 13:09

    i am getting impatient waiting for skeleton kiwi man.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 13:10

    Dukurs vs Dukurs!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 13:10

    on the little on screen graphic thing the latvian flag looks exactly like the austrian one. sort out your colours OBC!

  • john14/02/2014 at 13:15

    woah an aussie in the skeleton, who would have thought...

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:18

    I bet the Korean is glad the course ended there. Another few corners and he would have parted company with his sled

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:21

    Kiwi on skeleton

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:21

    Slow kiwi on skeleton

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 13:22

    slow kiwi is slow

  • john14/02/2014 at 13:22

    look for the red stars camera man.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:23

    Going by the commentator he used to be faster so probably an old kiwi in skeleton terms but there are no faster young kiwis

  • john14/02/2014 at 13:34

    aerials, now this is another in a long line of completely mad winter Olympic sports, absolute madness.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:37

    aerials, now this is another in a long line of completely mad winter Olympic sports, absolute madness.

    I don't have that. I have Sweden-Switzerland hockey game and an overhead view of the skeleton track with a promise of live skeletoning

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 13:38

    I don't have that. I have Sweden-Switzerland hockey game and an overhead view of the skeleton track with a promise of live skeletoning

    the next run isn't for another 20 minutes, they should let you watch live action!

  • john14/02/2014 at 13:39

    I don't have that. I have Sweden-Switzerland hockey game and an overhead view of the skeleton track with a promise of live skeletoning

    hasn't started yet, just a bit of a build up here as its probably one of our strongest chances to medal.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:49

    the next run isn't for another 20 minutes, they should let you watch live action!

    I switched to hockey ages ago.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:51

    I am sure inserting your elbow into someone's ear is not allowed

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 13:52

    I switched to hockey ages ago.

    its the right choice.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:52

    its the right choice.

    I think a goal would help this game

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 13:53

    I think a goal would help this game

    switzerland are going to score with 7.9 seconds left again. its going to become their thing.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 13:53

    switzerland are going to score with 7.9 seconds left again. its going to become their thing.

    Can we just make the game last 10 seconds then if the first 59 minutes is a waste of time

  • Mr C14/02/2014 at 13:59

    Can we just make the game last 10 seconds then if the first 59 minutes is a waste of time

    yes! speed sporting.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 14:00

    Now we are getting aerials. Having seen all the earlier comments I am staying tuned till its over

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 14:00

    yes! speed sporting.

    i should alert you when games go to shoot out and then you could just watch that bit.

    the ice arena is currently playing mmmbop. oh russia.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 14:04

    aaand she's down.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 14:04

    aaand she's down.

    Landed on the tail of her skis. Guaranteed fall

    People must get broken doing this

  • john14/02/2014 at 14:05

    the ice arena is currently playing mmmbop. oh russia.

    I heard them playing pennywise during the slopestyle the other day, made me appreciate the sport even more.

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 14:07

    I heard them playing pennywise during the slopestyle the other day, made me appreciate the sport even more.

    i heard gold on the ceiling the other day which is just depressing because its my teams goal song but they dont get enough goals for me to ever actually hear it. it was a painful reminder.

  • Mr C14/02/2014 at 14:10

    i should alert you when games go to shoot out and then you could just watch that bit.

    i would pay good money for that :)

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 14:12

    That was a fabulous aerials performance until her bum hit the ground

  • john14/02/2014 at 14:12

    either you land it, or it an epic crash, no in between.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 14:13

    either you land it, or it an epic crash, no in between.

    They all seem to be over-rotating so they land on their heels. I suppose that is better than landing on their faces

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 14:24

    sweden score finally

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 14:29

    sweden score finally

    Damn. I swithched to aerials and now skeleton. How long to go?

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 14:30

    Damn. I swithched to aerials and now skeleton. How long to go?

    just under 5 minutes

  • john14/02/2014 at 14:34

    yes wohoo.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 14:34

    I see what Amy was saying warlier about the Latvian flag. Totally the wrong red

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 14:41

    Cheesehead at the skeleton

  • Mr C14/02/2014 at 15:22

    Cheesehead at the skeleton

    random?

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 16:14

    The skeleton scares me.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 16:17

    The skeleton scares me.

    Although it's looking good for lizzie yarnold for team gb!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 16:36

    ooh canada in their mildly inappropriate third jerseys to play austria.

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 16:37

    Skeleton's looking good. Fell asleep, did I miss the aerials?

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 16:55

    a second in the lead for Gilardoni on that run, the commentators reckon it still won't touch lizzie though...

  • Alison14/02/2014 at 16:59

    a second in the lead for Gilardoni on that run, the commentators reckon it still won't touch lizzie though...

    They go slowest first. Each person should expect to be in first place after their run. She's only a second up on the person below her. These people going down are several seconds behind 1st place before they even start.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:00

    They go slowest first. Each person should expect to be in first place after their run. She's only a second up on the person below her. These people going down are several seconds behind 1st place before they even start.

    Ooooh, i didn't realise they were going out in ascending order. Makes more sense really

  • Alison14/02/2014 at 17:02

    Ooooh, i didn't realise they were going out in ascending order. Makes more sense really

    It alternates each run which order they go in but yeah the leader goes last on the final run.

    Guess it must be a lot of pressure having to wait while everyone goes...

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:05

    watching Canada through a stream looks like i'm watching through a potato but at least its liiiiiiive

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:05

    Luuuuuuuu

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:09

    These times are close!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:13

    goooooooal!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:15

    I like that my TV say they can't show the hockey because theres too many events on, yet they're currently showing the skeleton on BOTH TV CHANNELS.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:17

    I like her helmet

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:18

    finland are getting goals too. goals everywhere!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:20

    finland are getting goals too. goals everywhere!

    i want to watch but i want to see the skeleton argghh

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:21

    i want to watch but i want to see the skeleton argghh

    theres only 5 runners left in the skeleton, i'll let you finish it ;).

    I'm just mad at it for BEING ON TWO CHANNELS.

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:23

    another Canadian goal, hooray!

    and no Austrian goals because Luuuuuuuuuu

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:27

    This skeleton is so close!!

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 17:28

    So tense!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:30

    This is it!!

  • Alison14/02/2014 at 17:30

    Former shot putter!! I so wouldn't think skeleton and shotput were similar sports...

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 17:30

    I'm here. I'm here.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:30

    a second on her start!

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 17:31

    I'm here. I'm here.

    Just in time!

  • Alison14/02/2014 at 17:31

    Woah!? Foot down isn't good..

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:31

    YEESSSSSSSS

  • Alison14/02/2014 at 17:31

    Oh god this is such a messy run.

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:31

    two golds from two people. you lot are good at this slidey thingy.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:31

    Terrible last run but yaaay!

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 17:32

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! GOOOOOLLLLD!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:32

    See, slides in parks prevail

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:32

    Terrible last run but yaaay!

    twas still the fastest!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:32

    twas still the fastest!

    So bumpy! What a run

  • Will^14/02/2014 at 17:36

    Gold! Despite the HUGE skids and touches :D

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:36

    kiwi finished 11th equal. god we're good at coming 11th.

  • Alison14/02/2014 at 17:36

    kiwi finished 11th equal. god we're good at coming 11th.

    Awwww :(

    Any hope for a 10th place coming up?

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:38

    Any hope for a 10th place coming up?

    the slopestyle was predicted to be our best event so i dont think so.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:44

    Lizzie's mind is still clearly being blown :)

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:48

    How far in is the hockey?

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:50

    How far in is the hockey?

    aha, 2nd period just started in the canada match :)

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:51

    How far in is the hockey?

    2nd period just starting

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:54

    How did they not score?!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:54

    How did they not score?!

    Oh, they did. That was odd

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:54

    Luuuuuuu

    The Luuuuuu chant is confusing for those who have not been exposed to it before.

    "Why are they booing the goalie?"

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 17:54

    "Why are they booing the goalie?"

    Luu-urns

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:56

    Luu-urns

    we get that with Booooooo(th) too

    https://twitter.com/VanCanucks/status/430517348962156544

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 17:57

    I came in just in time to miss the skeleton final

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 17:58

    Hockey now. The goalie had wandered off!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 17:59

    this is going much better than the Norway game.

    FInland are also beating Norway.

    Thus I can't wait to watch Canada play Finland.

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:07

    PK Subban is a Defenceman, and he has two brothers who have been drafted into the NHL who are a forward and a goalie.

    I like that in the family they have all the types of players covered.

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:16

    I like that Finland and Canada are keeping their scores the same. 5-0 in both arenas.

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:16

    hat trick for Jeff Carter. I'd throw my hat if I was wearing one.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:21

    I went to dinner and it was 2-1 to Canada. What.

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:22

    I went to dinner and it was 2-1 to Canada. What.

    that was yesterday :P

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:22

    that was yesterday :P

    dinner wasn't THAT long

    I've no idea why I thought australia scored!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:22

    austria!!

    Stupid mind

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:22

    I've no idea why I thought australia scored!

    don't question the luuuuuuu

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:24

    Australia are getting a medal in the aerials

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:26

    i guess thats the beauty of a 4 person final, you only need one person to fall over worse than you did and you're guaranteed a podium

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:27

    Carters natural hat trick is the first in the Olympics since 1988 and the first for a Canadian in the Olympics since 1956

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:28

    I would like canada to now get double digits

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:28

    I would like canada to now get double digits

    i would like jeff carter to get double digits!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:28

    Knock knock

    Who's there?

    Sam.

    Sam who?

    ZAMBOOONNIII

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 18:29

    Australia are getting a medal in the aerials

    Lydia Laassila gets bronze

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:34

    i hear temper trap. yay!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:36

    the canadian commentator said 'i want this to be over' when he thought he was off mic hahaha. he must be bored.

  • Alison14/02/2014 at 18:36

    Eurgh. The snow on the aerials run is really dirty...

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:36

    the canadian commentator said 'i want this to be over' when he thought he was off mic hahaha. he must be bored.

    ooops!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:37

    Eurgh. The snow on the aerials run is really dirty...

    they always do that on aerials courses and i have no idea why

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 18:40

    Eurgh. The snow on the aerials run is really dirty...

    Bits of plastic to make the landing safer. Looks rubbish though, not sure why they can't make it all white.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 18:40

    Eurgh. The snow on the aerials run is really dirty...

    THey put pine needles in the landing area so the competitors can see exactly where the ground is. Same reason they spray water across the surface of the pool in diving.

    Diving is not in the winter Olympic because the water would be too hard to see the entry properly

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:41

    THey put pine needles in the landing area so the competitors can see exactly where the ground is. Same reason they spray water across the surface of the pool in diving.

    that makes sense. i figured it had a purpose since they always do it

  • Jen14/02/2014 at 18:41

    Ohhhh - so they can see it! That's why it's not white. Obviously!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:43

    wah, shot of hamhuis in his suit in the boxes :(

  • Alison14/02/2014 at 18:43

    THey put pine needles in the landing area so the competitors can see exactly where the ground is. Same reason they spray water across the surface of the pool in diving.

    Pfffft safety! It just looks really dirty!

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:45

    Norway got a goal!

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:45

    Norway got a goal!

    :o

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:48

    Fake Crofty says Luuuuuu hasn't done as good as he should in his career

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:49

    Fake Crofty says Luuuuuu hasn't done as good as he should in his career

    its true :( hes an elite goalie, he should have a stanley cup.

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 18:49

    its true :( hes an elite goalie, he should have a stanley cup.

    luu-urns :(

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:51

    luu-urns :(

    but he has a gold! and he writes poetry! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw1vJfCn-ko#t=1m46s

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 18:58

    icing calls make me want cake.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:07

    Hockey referees are very brave. They get so close to being flattened

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 19:07

    Hockey referees are very brave. They get so close to being flattened

    one of the referees at one of our games got so flattened that one of the commentators had to replace him because he was the only other ref in the building.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:08

    one of the referees at one of our games got so flattened that one of the commentators had to replace him because he was the only other ref in the building.

    Just like Jimmy Hill years ago at a football match.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:09

    Canadia win

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 19:09

    Job done for Cana

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 19:09

    d

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 19:10

    ...a

    That was weird

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 19:10

    SHUTOOT SHUTOOT SHUTOOT

    If they don't play Luongo in net next game I'm boycotting.

  • Alison14/02/2014 at 19:12

    The sound has died on my stream...

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:14

    If they don't play Luongo in net next game I'm boycotting.

    You are never watching hockey again?

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 19:15

    You are never watching hockey again?

    ill watch it but i'll be mad at canada for making stupid decisions. lu got gold last time. its his job to lose. and he didn't let in any goals like price did :D

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 19:17

    plus luongo is my goalie and price is pamelas so it ups the stakes locally :D

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:20

    plus luongo is my goalie and price is pamelas so it ups the stakes locally :D

    I had no idea it was so serious. What if Pamela's goalie plays in the final and loses?

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 19:20

    I had no idea it was so serious. What if Pamela's goalie plays in the final and loses?

    i will mock her choice of team. and only be happy if they lose to one of the other three teams i'd be ok with winning.

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:28

    Is it still tomorrow? I have lost track

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 19:29

    Is it still tomorrow? I have lost track

    yes. i am skipping the first game of tomorrow/today. i will see you all for usa russia it's going to be a humdinger #coldwar

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:29

    yes. i am skipping the first game of tomorrow/today. i will see you all for usa russia it's going to be a humdinger #coldwar

    When is it on?

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 19:29

    yes. i am skipping the first game of tomorrow/today. i will see you all for usa russia it's going to be a humdinger #coldwar

    word of the day right there

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 19:30

    word of the day right there

    humdinger sounds like could play for austria alongside starkbaum

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:31

    humdinger sounds like could play for austria alongside starkbaum

    There was someone on the skeleton from Austria earlier called Guggenburger

  • Amy14/02/2014 at 19:32

    When is it on?

    12.30 your time i think

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:32

    12.30 your time i think

    Thanks

  • Pat W14/02/2014 at 19:35

    Aerials looks terrifying. What if you land wrong?

  • Steven Roy14/02/2014 at 19:35

    Aerials looks terrifying. What if you land wrong?

    It hurts

  • Lukeh14/02/2014 at 20:58

    sochi has gotten me watching our opening ceremony again from 2012. We were awesome.

  • Mr C14/02/2014 at 22:18

    sochi has gotten me watching our opening ceremony again from 2012. We were awesome.

    so annoyed that never made it to itunes :(

  • Bert15/02/2014 at 01:28

    OK, I am officially freaked out..... Just watched Crofty commenting on darts and now Leigh Diffey (NBC, USA) commenting on Skeleton rather than F1.

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 10:45

    I think the thing that unsettles me about curling is that they just let the stone go and it floats away, there's no oomph with it.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 10:55

    It is another dreadful day outside and I have spent 45 minutes out there too much so time to sit down and get ready for russia vs usa!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 10:56

    so annoyed that never made it to itunes :(

    really?! That's rubbish :( it's available on CD but I'm surprised the soundtrack wasn't on iTunes

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 10:57

    Elise looked absolutely on the edge on the BBC then from her speed skating, saying she'd been having cyber bullying after her race the other day when she slid out into other people :(

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 11:04

    Slow motion swearing on the curling.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 11:08

    See I would just be tempted to launch it down at the stones

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 11:23

    I'm watching the short track speed skating now

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 11:26

    I'm watching the short track speed skating now

    BBC Two just switched to it from the curling. I'm sticking with the lovely HD channels :)

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 11:27

    BBC Two just switched to it from the curling. I'm sticking with the lovely HD channels :)

    even better!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 11:30

    Disaster! My malted milk biscuits are past their sell by date :(

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 11:32

    False start, tut tut.

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 11:33

    Those skates look so lethal. I wouldn't much fancy being near them.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 11:34

    Those skates look so lethal. I wouldn't much fancy being near them.

    Me neither. I have heard too many gruesome stories from my boss (I think I said the other day, he does ice hockey).

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 11:36

    didn't notice the skater falling, she was tripped!

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 11:38

    They've done very well with showing the numbers on the helmet here. F1 take note.

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 11:46

    Bah, they went back to curling. Maybe I'll brave SD.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 11:48

    Bah, they went back to curling. Maybe I'll brave SD.

    Sometimes we all have to make big choices.

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 11:49

    Sometimes we all have to make big choices.

    :)

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 11:52

    what a race!

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 11:52

    The crowd go wild!

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 11:57

    When he said they go back and "sharpen their skates" that sounds really ominous.

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 11:59

    Of good, haven't missed Zamboni time!

  • Christine15/02/2014 at 12:16

    This skating lark is very false-start heavy.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:16

    This skating lark is very false-start heavy.

    I'm impressed no one falls sideways on those skates standing!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:18

    Only 4 left!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:18

    Oh, 2 have rejoined?

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 12:18

    I haveleftparty! Hope I make it to the tram stop in my heels otherwise I'll miss a lot of the game

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 12:21

    I haveleftparty! Hope I make it to the tram stop in my heels otherwise I'll miss a lot of the game

    Emergency shoes required! Ruuuuun!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 12:24

    Emergency shoes required! Ruuuuun!

    I am on tram! Will have to start watching on my phone. I feel kind of bad for leaving a party early so I can watch sport but on the other hand the bar tab had stopped at 11pm and I would have to pay a lot of money to get as drunk as everyone else was!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:30

    That was ridiculously close!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:32

    Oooh, gone to steward's review.

  • Alison15/02/2014 at 12:34

    I love how the curling doesn't have a referee! Both the teams just agree themselves about what's going on. All a bit more civilised :)

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 12:36

    I love how the curling doesn't have a referee! Both the teams just agree themselves about what's going on. All a bit more civilised :)

    More fun with fighting, though!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:38

    here we go!

  • Alison15/02/2014 at 12:39

    More fun with fighting, though!

    Hehehe they could have a sword fight with their brushes I guess.

    I just think it's really sweet. You don't get a lot of sports like that where people just manage themselves without being unsporting.

    You can call an independent umpire to do a measurement from the middle if you really can't tell which is closer but that's it. They normally just agree among themselves.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:40

    Hectic start in usa vs russia

    fight!!

  • john15/02/2014 at 12:41

    Medvedev wants to start swinging....

  • john15/02/2014 at 12:47

    if it moves, whack it, it could be the puck

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:53

    Oooooooooooooooooooof. OWWW.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:54

    That's... not a good place to be hit with a puck.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 12:57

    phone means i have missed no hockey but one screen meant i could not comment. i have missed you all.

    thats a solid 14 minutes of being unable to make BOBROVSKY jokes

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:59

    I like how every so often eac team kind of stops and prepares another play coming forward

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:59

    Was that a goal?!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 12:59

    Was that a goal?!

    Answer: Nope.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:07

    Phew, tight period

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:08

    during the intermission i present to you a demonstration as why i may refer to BOBROVSKY as a the best cop in town

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksb7UlwCIKQ

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:09

    during the intermission i present to you a demonstration as why i may refer to BOBROVSKY as a the best cop in town

    embarassment to the department!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:09

    embarassment to the department!

    get out of my office bobrovsky!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:09

    get out of my office bobrovsky!

    Oh my god the arnie quote

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:11

    Oh my god the arnie quote

    the best part of this is look what bobrovsky dressed as for halloween

    http://instagram.com/p/gCInoGsHPI/

    YOURE A PART TIMER ON THE FORCE.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:11

    the best part of this is look what bobrovsky dressed as for halloween

    hah!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:14

    Of the 44 players dressed for USA-RUS today, 15 don't have a NHL teammate on the other team.

    Amy likes twitter facts.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:16

    ooh and in lady news sweden knocked out finland in the QF which is considered an upset.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:22

    here we go!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:26

    Slovenia won their first ever Olympic match earlier. I kept getting told off for checking the scores on my phone but you go Slovenia, thats awesome.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:27

    Slovenia won their first ever Olympic match earlier. I kept getting told off for checking the scores on my phone but you go Slovenia, thats awesome.

    you were checking history.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:27

    you were checking history.

    exactly!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:27

    wasted opportunity!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:28

    fake crofty says avechkin (sp?) is the nhl version of cristiano ronaldo

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:29

    good save!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:29

    fake crofty says avechkin (sp?) is the nhl version of cristiano ronaldo

    he gets way more goals than anyone else, if thats what ronaldo does :D

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:29

    he gets way more goals than anyone else, if thats what ronaldo does :D

    he has like, 70 goals in 65 games or something stupid

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:30

    he double footed tackled him!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:31

    Russia hits the post

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:31

    he has like, 70 goals in 65 games or something stupid

    hes the only person to win the goal scorer, point scorer, top player and mvp trophies in the same year.

    not surprisngly he and crosby get compared a lot because they were both taken first in the draft one year apart and theyre both awesome.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:32

    SKATE IT OFF KESLER

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:38

    gooooooooooooooal!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:38

    phew, keslers back. if hes injured i will be unable to decide whether i'd still want USA to win or not.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:38

    this hat is why luongo should be everyones favourite goalie

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bggtp3LCQAEYMoF.jpg

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:43

    this hat is why luongo should be everyones favourite goalie

    Silly billy

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:44

    Silly billy

    i like the 'ive made $65 million in my career but i'm not above wearing a foam curling stone on my head' of it all

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 13:45

    i like the 'ive made $65 million in my career but i'm not above wearing a foam curling stone on my head' of it all

    I think that he has straight hair and he thinks the curling stone will curl it

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:47

    I think that he has straight hair and he thinks the curling stone will curl it

    he has curly italian locks, he might be trying the opposite, just like why I used to avoid eating the crusts on bread.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:52

    Ooooh!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 13:52

    Equaliser

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:52

    gooooooal

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 13:54

    I know the weather is warmer than anticipated there but there is absolutely no need for the referees to wear armbands

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:54

    I know the weather is warmer than anticipated there but there is absolutely no need for the referees to wear armbands

    differentiates them from the linesmen

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 13:55

    differentiates them from the linesmen

    I assume they are for the blue lines and not for throw ins

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:56

    I assume they are for the blue lines and not for throw ins

    correct. they've missed some terrible offsides in this tournament though which is weird

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 13:57

    I know the weather is warmer than anticipated there but there is absolutely no need for the referees to wear armbands

    What they need are flags to throw at the floor

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 13:58

    What they need are flags to throw at the floor

    It would help. I don't think I ever noticed that there were so many of them before. Years ago I used to watch a bit of hockey and I am sure I would have noticed 4 of them.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 13:59

    It would help. I don't think I ever noticed that there were so many of them before. Years ago I used to watch a bit of hockey and I am sure I would have noticed 4 of them.

    they used to have one ref and two linesmen but they moved to two refs a few years back

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 13:59

    they used to have one ref and two linesmen but they moved to two refs a few years back

    Glad to see my memory is not completely gone

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:00

    Glad to see my memory is not completely gone

    i say a few but it was 15 years ago so your memory is doing very well.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:01

    i say a few but it was 15 years ago so your memory is doing very well.

    The only time I watched hockey regularly Gretzky was with Edmonton

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:01

    Time to get some fooood

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:02

    The only time I watched hockey regularly Gretzky was with Edmonton

    ahhh, back in the time when i was being born. You look real good for 27.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:02

    ahhh, back in the time when i was being born. You look real good for 27.

    OUCH

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:03

    OUCH

    :D

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:09

    someone at the party tonight came up to me and said 'amy! i love ice hockey! i dont understand it but i love it!' so i talked her into coming to an AIHL game with me. I am converting the world, one at a time.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:13

    someone at the party tonight came up to me and said 'amy! i love ice hockey! i dont understand it but i love it!' so i talked her into coming to an AIHL game with me. I am converting the world, one at a time.

    The Mustangs should be paying you commission

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:13

    The Mustangs should be paying you commission

    i took 5 people to games last year. i didnt even know i had 5 friends.

  • john15/02/2014 at 14:16

    i took 5 people to games last year. i didnt even know i had 5 friends.

    is adelaides team any good, I assume no.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:16

    i took 5 people to games last year. i didnt even know i had 5 friends.

    You should get a free season ticket

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:16

    You should get a free season ticket

    i am happy to give them my money,, they need every bit they can get!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:18

    i am happy to give them my money,, they need every bit they can get!

    They should give you a job in sales and marketing

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:19

    Mmm I am all scramble egg'd up now, good timing.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:21

    They should give you a job in sales and marketing

    they dont pay any of their staff so i'd still end up homeless

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:22

    they dont pay any of their staff so i'd still end up homeless

    It would seem there is one slight flaw in my idea

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:23

    It would seem there is one slight flaw in my idea

    i could leverage my volunteer experience to an equivalent role in the nhl. now theres an idea.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:24

    i could leverage my volunteer experience to an equivalent role in the nhl. now theres an idea.

    So you could go from being homeless in Melbourne to being homelss somewhere freezing cold?

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:25

    So you could go from being homeless in Melbourne to being homelss somewhere freezing cold?

    i assume the NHL is rich enough to pay people haha

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:26

    don't shoot behind the net, silly.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:27

    don't shoot behind the net, silly.

    sometimes you can score from behind the net *ugly sob*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X91DBK6K6wk

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:27

    sometimes you can score from behind the net *ugly sob*

    poor luuuu :(

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:28

    poor luuuu :(

    You've learned so fast I'm so proud.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:29

    You've learned so fast I'm so proud.

    I already want to tell Bobrosvky he's off the case

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:30

    I already want to tell Bobrosvky he's off the case

    :D :D :D :D

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:30

    You've learned so fast I'm so proud.

    You just need to get Lukeh to move to Melbourne and you can add him to your own Mustang team

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:31

    goooooooooooal!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:31

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:31

    You just need to get Lukeh to move to Melbourne and you can add him to your own Mustang team

    getting Lukeh to a Cardiff Devils game will be my victory #icehockeyforeveryone

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:32

    getting Lukeh to a Cardiff Devils game will be my victory #icehockeyforeveryone

    I may get back to you on this one!

    #sooooon

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:32

    speaking of #icehockeyforeveryone there are four EIHL teams in Scotland, Steven. Hint hint.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:33

    speaking of #icehockeyforeveryone there are four EIHL teams in Scotland, Steven. Hint hint.

    I went to an ice hockey game once in the 80s. It has improved vastly since then. They even have seats now

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:33

    Fly away puck, fly awayyy

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:35

    I went to an ice hockey game once in the 80s. It has improved vastly since then. They even have seats now

    you should totally go back. one of the imports from the other Melbourne team left us at the end of the season to go play for the Braehead Clan which is the most Scottish sounding team name I could imagine.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:36

    so many chances!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:36

    Russian women knocked out by the Swiss.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:37

    you should totally go back. one of the imports from the other Melbourne team left us at the end of the season to go play for the Braehead Clan which is the most Scottish sounding team name I could imagine.

    They play in an ice rink attached to Braehead shopping centre south of Glasgow. I am in the shopping centre once a week and on Friday nights lots of people with purple Clan shirts are everywhere. I guess they must play then

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:37

    goooooooooooooooooooooal!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:38

    OT! OT! OT! OT!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:38

    goooooooooooooooooooooal!

    Luongo would have saved that

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:39

    Luongo would have saved that

    <3

    Or Ryan Miller. Poor Ryan Miller. He plays for the worst team in the NHL and then has to come here where he'd actually have a good team in front of him and then sits on the bench.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:41

    How did it not go in!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:41

    :o!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:42

    COME ON USA TAKE US TO OT

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:42

    More net controversy

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:42

    that net is so off

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:43

    oh my word.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:43

    I assume the NOPE gesture means no goal.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:44

    very lucky for the usa.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:44

    correct. the motion for GOAL! is pointing at the net.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:44

    even if the post was on it would've gone way over the line!!!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:45

    even if the post was on it would've gone way over the line!!!

    yeah it wouldnt normally happen like that because normally when its knocked off they'll notice right away and stop the play so you wouldnt even get a chance to shoot on it.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:46

    Good bit of investigational goalkeeping from BOBROSVKY

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 14:46

    Back on the force!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:46

    Back on the force!

    :D

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:47

    Bolshoi does not mean major. It means big and is used every day for big

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 14:47

    I actually don't really understand the police references. But I like them!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:47

    speaking of phil kessel, here's what he'd look like if he was his sister but still him.

    https://twitter.com/CapitalsHill/status/432998910936641537/photo/1

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:47

    speaking of phil kessel, here's what he'd look like if he was his sister but still him.

    yes that's enough internet for one day

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:49

    I actually don't really understand the police references. But I like them!

    even the guy who invented it doesn't really know why it's a thing :)

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/9089f2e07f9b40755f23a3fc72b939c9/tumblr_mvwyl2CX3k1qdee41o1_1280.jpg

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:49

    yes that's enough internet for one day

    just one more

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/robbedy/5-sexiest-us-mens-hockey-players-5m1j

    I cannot explain my obsession with Phil Kessel.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:51

    Overtiiiiiiiime.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:51

    YAAAAAY OVERTIME.

    First goal wins is SO MUCH MORE EXCITING.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:52

    3 minute break then O/T

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 14:52

    Why can't they just have a draw? Fair enough in the knockout stages, but this a group match.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:52

    Why can't they just have a draw? Fair enough in the knockout stages, but this a group match.

    theres no draws in ice hockey anywhere

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:53

    They have a 45 second delay to the big screens. Big brother likes control

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 14:53

    What are the overtime rules? And what if nobody scores?

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:54

    What are the overtime rules? And what if nobody scores?

    they play 5 minutes of 4 on 4 and if no one scores then they go to a best of 3 shootout.

    heres a luongo poem about shootouts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw1vJfCn-ko#t=1m20s

    I am starting to think I have a video for everything

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 14:54

    Ooh 3v4!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:55

    close!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:55

    theres also no shootout in the final, they'll just keep playing OT until someone wins.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 14:56

    theres also no shootout in the final, they'll just keep playing OT until someone wins.

    So someone going to the Russian GP next season may see the end of the hockey final

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 14:57

    BOBROSVKY SOLVES THE CASE

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 14:57

    BOBROVSKY!

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 14:58

    Punching in the corner!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:00

    good save!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:00

    shoot out! shoot out! shoot out!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:00

    he is truly policing that goal today

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:01

    he is truly policing that goal today

    the other russian goalie got arrested for domestic abuse so we definitely prefer BOBROVSKY

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:02

    O/T is over

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:02

    people in general haaaate shoot outs but i like them as long as they're not involving the canucks.

    this one will be fuuuuun.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:02

    come on bobrosvsky!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:03

    i want him off the force now. Kesler still has my heart.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:04

    Sneaky zamboni

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:04

    zamboni race!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:05

    under iihf rules the same 3 shooters can keep going if they're tied after 3 attempts

    in the nhl no one can shoot twice until everyone on the team has had a go.

  • john15/02/2014 at 15:05

    zamboni race!

    should be an Olympic sport

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:06

    should be an Olympic sport

    They could easily make a track on the long track speed skating arena

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:06

    this game is so good i forgot theres still 2 more later. oh hockey. you're never not in my immediate future. i love you.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:06

    this game is so good i forgot theres still 2 more later. oh hockey. you're never not in my immediate future. i love you.

    I have to go out after this game nooo

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:07

    I have to go out after this game nooo

    you leave your house far too much.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:07

    you leave your house far too much.

    I know :(

    Outside is ridiculous at the moment too

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:07

    you leave your house far too much.

    I need to go in an hour or so

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 15:07

    I had to go out 3 hours ago.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:07

    I need to go in an hour or so

    noooo! i hope you're both not out for long.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:08

    poor bob

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:08

    USA 1-0

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:08

    boom!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:08

    five hole!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:08

    five hole!

    Always loved that description

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:08

    there is a team called the penguins?!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:09

    there is a team called the penguins?!

    aye, sidney crosbys team. and also evgeni malkin who is on team russia.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:09

    there is a team called the penguins?!

    That is one of the traditional teams. Pittsburg?

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:09

    aye, sidney crosbys team. and also evgeni malkin who is on team russia.

    cool, I like them then. I like penguins.

    BOBROVSKY!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:09

    That is one of the traditional teams. Pittsburg?

    yar

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:09

    Russia have a chance to equalise

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:09

    cool, I like them then. I like penguins.

    their goalie is cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdPJz0rM2F0

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:09

    save!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:10

    USA have a chance to win it now

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:10

    their goalie is cool www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=qdPJz0rM2F0

    wickee.. bobeeee

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:10

    Lots of pressure on the last Russian

  • john15/02/2014 at 15:11

    tried to be too clever.....

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:11

    1-1

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:11

    he scores!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:11

    This is crazy!

  • john15/02/2014 at 15:11

    scooooooores

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:11

    oooooh! I WANT A 50 ROUND SHOOTOUT

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 15:11

    Is it sudden death now or another 3?

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:11

    Is it sudden death now or another 3?

    sudden death

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:12

    This is where i give up on penalty shootouts on fifa and turn the playstation off

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:12

    back in usa favour!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:12

    come on bob!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:12

    he missed!!!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:12

    Dummied the goali then blew the shot

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:12

    the longest nhl shootout in 2013 was 22 rounds. LETS DO THAT.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:12

    Open goa and everythink

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:13

    Russiiiiaaaaa!

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 15:13

    the longest nhl shootout in 2013 was 22 rounds. LETS DO THAT.

    Let's not. I really have to go out!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:13

    Russia scored just as I gave up on anyone scoring ever again

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:13

    Russia scored just as I gave up on anyone scoring ever again

    if you can count on anyone to score in a shootout its datsyuk

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:14

    USA reply with a ggoal!!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:14

    They level it

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:14

    wooooooo

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:14

    This should just be the final

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:14

    Great goal!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:14

    in the nhl when it goes beyond 3 rounds 6 is the most likely outcome

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:14

    Russia score again

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:14

    sorry, 5. then 6.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:15

    NOO poor bob!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:15

    WEEEEEEEEEEEEE HOW CAN PEOPLE HATE SHOOTOUTS

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:15

    Is there anyone other than Oshie who can do this for USA?

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:15

    Save!!!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:15

    Missed

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:16

    If bob saves this he's back on the force

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:16

    Is there anyone other than Oshie who can do this for USA?

    they could use pavelski or van riemsdyk because they used them earlier.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:16

    If bob saves this he's back on the force

    GET THAT MAN A NEW BADGE

  • john15/02/2014 at 15:16

    good save.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:17

    Bob loses

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:17

    Poor bobrovsky

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:17

    TEAM KESLER WIIIIIIIIINS

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:18

    Seems harsh to lose on a shoot out but there has to be a winner

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 15:18

    Awww poor Bob!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:19

    Seems harsh to lose on a shoot out but there has to be a winner

    at least you still get a point in the standings for losing in OT/Shootout. Yay for loser points!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:19

    I hope the US and Russia meet again later in the tournament

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 15:19

    right, back soon!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:19

    at least you still get a point in the standings for losing in OT/Shootout. Yay for loser points!

    At least there is some benefit to that rather than losing 7-0

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:20

    At least there is some benefit to that rather than losing 7-0

    indeed. and you win 2 points for winning in OT rather than 3 for winning in regulation so taking an extra point off your opponent must help too.

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 15:20

    Right good game, let me know when to watch next! Need to go out now - am I going to miss the skellibob?

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:21

    Right good game, let me know when to watch next! Need to go out now - am I going to miss the skellibob?

    1 hour 40 tii the next two games which will not live up to that one!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:21

    1 hour 40 tii the next two games which will not live up to that one!

    I won't be here by then

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:21

    I won't be here by then

    canada finland tomorrow is the best of the bunch

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:22

    twitter has renamed TJ Oshie as TJ Sochi

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:23

    Luongo has previously fallen victim to the TJ.

    https://twitter.com/strombone1/status/434709298107920385

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:23

    twitter has renamed TJ Oshie as TJ Sochi

    :)

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:25

    The world has gone weird. Mario Andretti said amazeballs

    https://twitter.com/MarioAndretti/status/434709905421778945

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:26

    The world has gone weird. Mario Andretti said amazeballs

    so down with the kids

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:27

    so down with the kids

    Speaking of kids Michael Andretti's wife just had twins and one of them is called Mario. If he doesn't turn out to be a racer there is something wrong with the world

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:31

    It's Dukurs again on the skeleton with the Austrian looking Latvian flag

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:43

    i'm fed and watered and now there appears to be nothing on other than curling. excellent. i havent given curling as much attention as it deserves.

  • lou15/02/2014 at 15:44

    Howdy you lovely lot!

    Loving watching the skeleton :)

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:44

    Skeleton just finished so curling is the only option

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:45

    That looks like a really complicated end in the curling.

  • lou15/02/2014 at 15:46

    Speed skating for me :)

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:46

    Speed skating for me :)

    Where is that on?

  • lou15/02/2014 at 15:47

    Where is that on?

    Bbc2

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:47

    The Swiss put a sneaky guard in place.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:47

    Bbc2

    They were waffling so I went to the red button

  • lou15/02/2014 at 15:48

    I should say, it's a catch up and not live.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:48

    That came so close to working

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:49

    they play an awful lot of round robin curling

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:49

    they play an awful lot of round robin curling

    Something like 10 consecutive days

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:50

    This last shot is going to be really difficult but Eve has played some incredible shots this week

  • lou15/02/2014 at 15:50

    Something like 10 consecutive days

    Wow!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:51

    I find it odd that curlers were tee shirts and gloves. It has to be freezing

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:51

    the ice rink here is being smart, this weekend they had a 'come try for free!' session with figure skating and curling today and speed skating and hockey tomorrow. good time to capitalise on winter olympics interest.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:52

    the ice rink here is being smart, this weekend they had a 'come try for free!' session with figure skating and curling today and speed skating and hockey tomorrow. good time to capitalise on winter olympics interest.

    They have a try curling thing in the UK now as well. It was mentioned on TV the other day

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:52

    They have a try curling thing in the UK now as well. It was mentioned on TV the other day

    here they are having speed skating and hockey on the same rink at the same time. that sounds dangerous.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:53

    I don't know how they cope on one grippy shoe and one slidey shoe. I think I would fall falt on my face

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:53

    here they are having speed skating and hockey on the same rink at the same time. that sounds dangerous.

    At least it gives the hockey players something to shoot at

  • lou15/02/2014 at 15:54

    I wish I could skate. Let alone speed skate.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:55

    tj oshie's wikipedia article has been locked due to vandalism haha

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:56

    I wish I could skate. Let alone speed skate.

    i havent been on ice skates since i was about 13 so i have no idea if i can still do it

  • lou15/02/2014 at 15:56

    The men's 1500m was SO close for gold!!!

  • john15/02/2014 at 15:57

    the ice rink here is being smart, this weekend they had a 'come try for free!' session with figure skating and curling today and speed skating and hockey tomorrow. good time to capitalise on winter olympics interest.

    wouldn't mind trying curling but it doesn't look like its even played anywhere in this state, or at least in the one ice rink we have here.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:57

    i havent been on ice skates since i was about 13 so i have no idea if i can still do it

    I tried a few teams years ago. Standing or walking on them is easy. Skating not so much. Stopping involved running into a wall

  • lou15/02/2014 at 15:57

    3 thousandths of a second between gold and silver is crazy!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 15:58

    wouldn't mind trying curling but it doesn't look like its even played anywhere in this state, or at least in the one ice rink we have here.

    It is always a problem when you see a sport you like and it is just not available to you

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 15:59

    I tried a few teams years ago. Standing or walking on them is easy. Skating not so much. Stopping involved running into a wall

    i think what benefited me was being the exact right age for the rollerblade boom of the early 90s so the first time i ice skated it was super easy.

    my brother was rubbish at it because the rollerblade boom didn't extend to boys, at least in new zealand anyway.

  • lou15/02/2014 at 15:59

    i havent been on ice skates since i was about 13 so i have no idea if i can still do it

    I've never been skating. I could be a secret skating star and I'd never know. ;)

    Ohhhh! Ski jumping next!

  • Alison15/02/2014 at 15:59

    3 thousandths of a second between gold and silver is crazy!

    I don't like the speed skating. Seems like a lucky dip. I think I'd like it better if it was like the cycling and they started at opposite sides.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 16:01

    I've never been skating. I could be a secret skating star and I'd never know. ;)

    I have always said the odds are that the greatest racing driver ever born probably never even sat in a car

  • john15/02/2014 at 16:03

    I was a slightly better ice skater than a roller skater, but that's not saying much, completely hopeless on wheels, terrible on a skateboard too, haven't done any of them in a long time.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 16:03

    I have always said the odds are that the greatest racing driver ever born probably never even sat in a car

    i always thought my height was the only thing between me and pro tennis but after learning lauren davis is the exact same height as me i think the only thing between me and pro tennis is the fact i had no lessons until i was 26.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 16:03

    I was a slightly better ice skater than a roller skater, but that's not saying much, completely hopeless on wheels, terrible on a skateboard too, haven't done any of them in a long time.

    i was terrible on roller skates but fine on inline skates. odd how the position of the wheels makes so much difference.

  • john15/02/2014 at 16:04

    i always thought my height was the only thing between me and pro tennis but after learning lauren davis is the exact same height as me i think the only thing between me and pro tennis is the fact i had no lessons until i was 26.

    saw davis play this year. she does that bounce the ball behind your back between your legs thing when she serves. she is tiny too.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 16:05

    I was a slightly better ice skater than a roller skater, but that's not saying much, completely hopeless on wheels, terrible on a skateboard too, haven't done any of them in a long time.

    I only tried roller skates once. We were on holiday when I was really young and it was the old skates with a wheel in each corner. That day I understood how bambi felt about ice. I simply couldn't stand on them let alone move. They must be the only things with wheels I couldn't cope with

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 16:05

    saw davis play this year. she does that bounce the ball behind your back between your legs thing when she serves. she is tiny too.

    i like her because she has the exact same stumpy legs i do too. hate that ball bounce thing though, hate it on isner, hate it on her.

  • john15/02/2014 at 16:07

    i was terrible on roller skates but fine on inline skates. odd how the position of the wheels makes so much difference.

    I tried on a pair of inline skates once, stood up, sat back down, then took them off, could see there was to be a lot of damage to my limbs in a short time.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 16:08

    how many of the GB team are Scottish?

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 16:08

    how many of the GB team are Scottish?

    All of them. Same as always

  • Alison15/02/2014 at 16:09

    All of them. Same as always

    :D

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 16:09

    All of them. Same as always

    i thought so. to my ear it sounded like none of them were speaking English :D

  • john15/02/2014 at 16:09

    i like her because she has the exact same stumpy legs i do too. hate that ball bounce thing though, hate it on isner, hate it on her.

    I notice kyrgios was doing it on some occasions too.

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 16:09

    i thought so. to my ear it sounded like none of them were speaking English :D

    Damn foreigner

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 16:10

    Damn foreigner

    i'm better than most people i know with a scottish accent too!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 16:11

    i'm better than most people i know with a scottish accent too!

    :)

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 16:16

    last run for kiwi skeleton man was the best of his 4

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 16:17

    Scottish curlers chucking their brushes away. Must be in a bad mood.

    Wining one that end is not great because they lose the last stone in the next end and still don't have the lead

  • Alison15/02/2014 at 16:30

    I find the curling too stressful. Tense!!

  • Steven Roy15/02/2014 at 16:32

    I find the curling too stressful. Tense!!

    It can get that way.

    I'm off out now. Have fun all

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 16:44

    things are not going well for gb

  • Alison15/02/2014 at 16:48

    things are not going well for gb

    Not good at all!!

  • Alison15/02/2014 at 16:53

    Great shot!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 16:58

    Great shot!

    both my channels have switched to show the same thing so i assume the aussie aerial girl is about to get her bronze otherwise i'm looking at a podium for no reason

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:04

    chop chop tv, i need to know which game you're showing so i know which one to stream

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:07

    tv goes switzerland, ipad goes sweden. come on canucks!

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 17:11

    hurrah, home. Sod outside and it;s walesness right now I'm hibernating till monday

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:12

    hurrah, home. Sod outside and it;s walesness right now I'm hibernating till monday

    youve only missed 5 minutes of hockey :D

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 17:12

    youve only missed 5 minutes of hockey :D

    hell yeah!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:13

    poor zetterberg is stuck in sochi, he can't move enough to fly

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 17:15

    No hockey on the red button and my internet is being crap :(

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:15

    its jagr's brithday! he is turning from really old to even older!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:15

    No hockey on the red button and my internet is being crap :(

    boooooo

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 17:17

    boooooo

    it's my punishment for having to go out :(

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:20

    i am not smart enough to watch two games at once

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:31

    i somehow missed a swiss goal even though its on my tv. no idea when that happened.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:33

    did not miss sweden goal by my non canuck favourite. woooooo

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 17:36

    No ski jumping because of weather conditions and the beeb still don't putthe ice hockey on the red button, ugh.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:39

    No ski jumping because of weather conditions and the beeb still don't putthe ice hockey on the red button, ugh.

    i hate that! my tv did that the other day 'this is delayed by 40 minutes' WELL SHOW SOMETHING ELSE THEN

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 17:39

    Latvia just scored. Dammit Sweden why aren't you as good as you should be.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 17:40

    Latvia just scored. Dammit Sweden why aren't you as good as you should be.

    eurovision on ice right there.

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 18:00

    holy latvia

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 18:04

    karlsson comes back to save the day because he knows i like him

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 18:05

    obama tweeted about tj oshie. actual obama.

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 18:24

    I'm back! Are we on hockey or ski jumping? Or is that a silly question?!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 18:25

    I'm back! Are we on hockey or ski jumping? Or is that a silly question?!

    my answer is a given but who knows who else is lurking around :D

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 19:09

    A Canuck got a gooooooooal!

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 19:13

    czech republic failed to pull their goalie, he looked confused as to why he had to stay there

  • Amy15/02/2014 at 19:16

    wow switzerland

  • Bert15/02/2014 at 19:58

    I must say that I really don't like the on-site "flower ceremony" followed by the Sochi-Olympic-Park official medal ceremony. I think that it is not fair to the athletes, having to wait and not getting the full experience at their venue; nor to the spectators who have bought tickets and gone to the venue.

  • Will^15/02/2014 at 20:04

    I must say that I really don't like the on-site "flower ceremony" followed by the Sochi-Olympic-Park official medal ceremony. I think that it is not fair to the athletes, having to wait and not getting the full experience at their venue; nor to the spectators who have bought tickets and gone to the venue.

    Or conversely, given that they are set on doing the medals back at the Park, at least the competitors get a ceremony with the fans soon after the end of their event(success).

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 20:07

    It is a bit weird. Although a lot of championships etc don't have the ceremony straight after the event - especially if it's late at night. But if they're having a flower ceremony, I don't see why they can't just get their medals too.

  • Jen15/02/2014 at 20:07

    Remember the weeping rowers - that wouldn't have been nearly as good if they'd been in tracksuits the next day.

  • Will^15/02/2014 at 20:18

    it looks like their idea all along to commute back to the stadium... but I agree that it might be best to do medals while everyone is still in situ.

  • Bert15/02/2014 at 20:22

    .....a lot of championships etc don't have the ceremony straight after the event ....

    I can see the argument for Championships themselves, but for individual events? F1 has the podiums after every race. They give the Stanley Cup at the end of the last game, same for the NFL, NBA, MLB. IPL cricket tropies are handed out at the end of the match.

    Will, I get your point that it better than nothing at all, but IMO they should not have changed the protocol in the first place. If you want an Olympic park ceremony, then do two full ceremonies.

  • Bert15/02/2014 at 20:29

    Local news is reporting much dissatisfaction with the cross-country skiing results, both for Canada and for other teams. Canada's Alex Harvey actually withdrew from his race yesterday (a 10K?) saying that he was loosing speed and distance on the downhills. The results of today's women's 4X 10K (I think) was also declared to be unexpected.

    Reports indicated special preparations of the snow to help it cope with the warm weather. Reports saying that there was "fertilizer" used, surely to raise the melting temperature.

    I wonder if the waxers properly took this in to account, or even if the snow preparation is a new process that they don't know and need to learn about.

  • Will^15/02/2014 at 20:33

    Just read about the S Korean Twitter abuse that was hurled at Elise Christie, disgraceful.

  • Lukeh15/02/2014 at 20:35

    Just read about the S Korean Twitter abuse that was hurled at Elise Christie, disgraceful.

    Her interview after her race was horrific. She was basically shaking and in tears from upset.

  • Will^15/02/2014 at 20:52

    Her interview after her race was horrific. She was basically shaking and in tears from upset.

    today's race? I'm yet to catch up on all of the day's action.

  • Will^15/02/2014 at 20:53

    ...No idea how she'll get on on Tuesday.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 07:52

    Miller gets the start in goal for the USA today. Yay! Canada haven't announced if they're going price or Luongo yet.

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 08:21

    Whooop - boarder-cross has started but they're just doing single quali runs atm.

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 08:47

    Boarder-cross races start just after 9 (UK).

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 08:57

    Price to start. Luongo has been robbed!

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 09:17

    Helmet cam alert

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 09:23

    Olympic Champ is out.

    Other riders down.

    Why is no one else watching this chaos & carnage?!

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 09:38

    Quarters, done. Semi final 1 is up...

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 09:46

    Everyone falling on the finish!?!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 09:46

    That finish!!

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 09:47

    Everyone falling on the finish!?!

    Hah like someone left a tripwire across the course....

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 09:47

    brilliant chaos :D

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 09:47

    Italian has it for 3rd

  • john16/02/2014 at 09:51

    get home, turn it on for a minute and an aussie crashes out..... sums up these games for us I think.

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 09:58

    So close, how did they avoid eachother?

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 10:01

    The final, already.

  • Will^16/02/2014 at 10:04

    She's happy.

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 10:40

    Awwww poor Norwegian cross country skiers. Not sure they're going to be allowed back in the country after this!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 12:30

    Hockkeeeey!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 12:34

    No BOBROVSKY :(

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 12:51

    Russia haven't looked all that so far.

  • Christine16/02/2014 at 13:06

    Gosh darn it, missed all the snowboarding fun. Every time I tune in its either hockey or curling!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 13:16

    Downhill skiing is on now :)

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 13:16

    i like that my concert venue had a curfew because i dont miss too much hockey and i still get to see eddie vedder two more times so it wasn't too sad for him to stop :D

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 13:36

    Still 0-0 in the hockey!

  • john16/02/2014 at 13:36

    oh yes, the organist at the ice hockey giving us a bit of id die for you by bon jovi, very nice work there.

    feel like getting drunk and having a little singalong again....

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 13:37

    Oof that looked painful.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 13:38

    oh yes, the organist at the ice hockey giving us a bit of id die for you by bon jovi, very nice work there.

    i like that they took nhl organists. very cool. This account is the greatest https://twitter.com/organistalert

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 13:39

    hat trick for phil the thrill!!!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 13:44

    I demand more Kessel goals. Phil for President.

  • john16/02/2014 at 13:44

    i like that they took nhl organists. very cool. This account is the greatest https://twitter.com/organistalert

    nice, just tweeted them my appreciation for the fine tune

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 13:52

    I'm not feeling this Russia match

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 13:53

    I'm not feeling this Russia match

    USA! USA!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 13:59

    Phil Kessel lets someone live in his cupboard

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LHHQZoGOeY

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 13:59

    My phone has started randomly telling me about Luongo

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 13:59

    My phone has started randomly telling me about Luongo

    :D :D :D

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 13:59

    :D :D :D

    http://imgur.com/XdaTADH

    I didnt even do anything. It knows...

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:00

    I didnt even do anything. It knows...

    google is part of my plan to convert everyone to hockey fans.

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:01

    google is part of my plan to convert everyone to hockey fans.

    technological infiltration. I like it!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:03

    i never thought about the fact that russians can meme

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/russian-fans-meme-their-outrage-over--no-goal--vs--team-usa--photo-135419261.html

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:03

    i never thought about the fact that russians can meme

    The last one scares me a bit,

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:05

    It's disappointing that I haven't heard an official Olympics song for Sochi.

    although let's be honest I'm not sure anything can top the utter insanity/brilliance of London's one ;)

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:07

    It's disappointing that I haven't heard an official Olympics song for Sochi.

    who needs an official olympics song when their official hockey song is so catchy!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:08

    who needs an official olympics song when their official hockey song is so catchy!

    this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QrHBUVEEkk

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:09

    this?

    shaybu shaybu! something something something russia!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:10

    shaybu shaybu! something something something russia!

    yes im gonna winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:11

    yes im gonna winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    it gives me lols watching ovechkin sing. He did this once. I guess hockey doesn't pay enough.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwcjvFI055s

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:12

    it gives me lols watching ovechkin sing. He did this once. I guess hockey doesn't pay enough.

    goodness. and to think we give Lewis a bad rap (pun intended) for his music ways!

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 14:12

    I have no idea how Amy does it but I went to see my mother yesterday and she was raving about the USA - Russia ice hockey game. She has never had any interest in any sport team ever

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:13

    I have no idea how Amy does it but I went to see my mother yesterday and she was raving about the USA - Russia ice hockey game. She has never had any interest in any sport team ever

    #converteveryone

    even my flatmate woke me up this morning* to tell me she'd watched the replay and it was awesome

    *3pm

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:14

    goodness. and to think we give Lewis a bad rap (pun intended) for his music ways!

    if those two ever meet they'd have so many bad ventures to talk about.

  • john16/02/2014 at 14:15

    that was a soccer goal.... wasn't it

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:16

    that was a soccer goal.... wasn't it

    off the foot, no kicking motion

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:17

    That looked like a gosl in the russia game! but it wasn't...

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:17

    *goal

  • john16/02/2014 at 14:17

    off the foot, no kicking motion

    is it allowed to come off the foot?

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:17

    is it allowed to come off the foot?

    yep as long as theres no "distinct kicking motion"

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:18

    I have no idea how RUS vs SLO is still 0-0

  • john16/02/2014 at 14:18

    yep as long as theres no "distinct kicking motion"

    cheers.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:19

    I have no idea how RUS vs SLO is still 0-0

    ot! ot! ot! ot!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:20

    No goal for Russia, the puck hit the top bar then the post then came back out

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:20

    No goal for Russia, the puck hit the top bar then the post then came back out

    i do enjoy the satsfying PING it makes but not when its my team that does it :D

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:23

    pamela and i were discussing tonight how much we're hanging out for the season to start here because we both really miss the sound of ice hockey. its just not the same on tv.

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 14:29

    pamela and i were discussing tonight how much we're hanging out for the season to start here because we both really miss the sound of ice hockey. its just not the same on tv.

    Most sports are like that. When football is on TV you can't hear the ball being hit or tackles or the swearing

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:30

    Most sports are like that. When football is on TV you can't hear the ball being hit or tackles or the swearing

    i like the sound of a puck on a stick and the skates on the ice. very satisfying.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:38

    goal for slovenia!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:38

    poor miller was 7 seconds away from a shutout

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 14:38

    i like the sound of a puck on a stick and the skates on the ice. very satisfying.

    It's amazing how much noise and smell is a part of live sports

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:39

    It's amazing how much noise and smell is a part of live sports

    hockey rinks do NOT smell good. incredible how you can never get the stench of sweaty hockey gear out of a building

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:40

    Overtiiiiiiime

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:41

    ot <3 <3 <3

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 14:41

    hockey rinks do NOT smell good. incredible how you can never get the stench of sweaty hockey gear out of a building

    I know hockey bags don't smell good because my mate's kids played

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:44

    what a block!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:45

    weird that sweden are top of the standings considering of all the best teams it feels they've been playing the worst

  • john16/02/2014 at 14:48

    I know hockey bags don't smell good because my mate's kids played

    must be similar to the old cricket gear, wasn't to pleasant after a long day sweating it out in the sun. but somehow after all the cricket trainings and games that's a smell that I can still sense now if I think about it, a bit like the smell of liniment in the footy changerooms, another one that will last with me forever.

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:51

    shootouuuttt

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:51

    shootouuuttt

    wooooo russia not qualifying automatically for the QFs would be quite the upset. We have to wait for Canada/Finland to know if they do or not.

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:56

    BOBROVSKY would save all of these but he's having an off day today from his work at HQ

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:56

    BOBROVSKY would save all of these but he's having an off day today from his work at HQ

    even the number one cop on the force needs a day off.

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:57

    another save!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:57

    stupid woman hating varlamov. I HATE YOU. STOP BEING GOOD.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:58

    russia wiiiiiiiin

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 14:58

    Well done Russia, eventually

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 14:59

    when varlamov got arrested a russian politician said he thought it was a north american conspiracy to prevent russia winning the gold medal. so messed up.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 15:03

    Canada must beat Finland by 8 goals or Finland must beat Canada by 7 goals for Russia to get a bye.

    #notgonnahappen

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 15:12

    Canada must beat Finland by 8 goals or Finland must beat Canada by 7 goals for Russia to get a bye.

    Seems harsh to use goal difference if they've all been playing different teams. Why don't they have a short playoff for people on the same points?

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 15:24

    I like that they have pit boards in long track speed skating

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 15:26

    Seems harsh to use goal difference if they've all been playing different teams. Why don't they have a short playoff for people on the same points?

    not enough time to cram more games in. Having to play off for the quarter finals isn't all bad, Canada did it in Vancouver :D

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 15:28

    not enough time to cram more games in. Having to play off for the quarter finals isn't all bad, Canada did it in Vancouver :D

    Oh I see they're not out? I don't really understand the system. I just was sad if they were out because when they played USA that could clearly have gone either way...

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 15:29

    Oh I see they're not out? I don't really understand the system. I just was sad if they were out because when they played USA that could clearly have gone either way...

    the top 4 of 12 get a bye into the quarter finals then the other 8 play off for the other 4 spots.

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 15:30

    the top 4 of 12 get a bye into the quarter finals then the other 8 play off for the other 4 spots.

    So they play all these games just to find out who the worst 4 teams are? Surely they could just ask you. You must know who they are

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 15:31

    The Dutch are about to get 1 2 3 in the skating I think.

    The American in the last heat was the WR holder for 1000m. I can't really understand how you can be so good at 1000m and kind of average at 1500m seems like it would be similar skills.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 15:31

    So they play all these games just to find out who the worst 4 teams are? Surely they could just ask you. You must know who they are

    i guess it gives you a chance to be the worst (norway) and still make the qf by beating russia (never going to happen)

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 15:32

    The American in the last heat was the WR holder for 1000m. I can't really understand how you can be so good at 1000m and kind of average at 1500m seems like it would be similar skills.

    You get the same thing in athletics. Great at 200 metres and hopeless at 400m

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 15:33

    Dutch have 1 2 3 4. Amazing!

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 15:36

    Ooooh bobsleigh!

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 15:41

    Cool Runnings

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 15:58

    Sounds like the two man bob(rovsky) is coming up soon on bbc2

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 16:00

    i have curling and figure skating. silly tv.

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 16:00

    Why is the biathlon not on?

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 16:01

    Why is the biathlon not on?

    Weather. Lots and lots of fog

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:02

    Why is the biathlon not on?

    Fog

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 16:04

    Fog

    OMG no kidding. That is a lot of fog!

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:05

    OMG no kidding. That is a lot of fog!

    Espeially for shooting. Skiing in poor visibility may lead to sheating. Shooting in poor visibility is not so good

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:08

    THe Jamaican bobsled team chanelling Cool Running. Just love it

    https://twitter.com/Jambobsled/status/435081587202351105

    Jamaica Bobsled Team @Jambobsled

    Feel di Rhythm, Feel di Rhyme, Get on up, It's Bobsled time! #JamaicaBobsled #Sochi2014 #TeamJamaica pic.twitter.com/blzfAZ5R0u

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 16:16

    this looks so tame after days of luge and skeleton

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:19

    this looks so tame after days of luge and skeleton

    They should do them in the order of least insane to most insane. That way you would see bobsleigh and think it was crazy then the luge and think that is the craziest thing ever then the skeleton which is the craziest thing ever

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 16:19

    They should do them in the order of least insane to most insane. That way you would see bobsleigh and think it was crazy then the luge and think that is the craziest thing ever then the skeleton which is the craziest thing ever

    I guess the bobsleighs kind of destroy the track though.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 16:20

    i want to be the guy at the back who does nothing.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 16:20

    although i get motion sickness so probably not the ideal job

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 16:20

    i want to be the guy at the back who does nothing.

    "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:20

    I guess the bobsleighs kind of destroy the track though.

    They have people who go out all the time and repair it with water sprays and carbon dioxide fire extinguishers

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:21

    i want to be the guy at the back who does nothing.

    He operates the brakes which is reasonably important. 2 in the middle are just ballast

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 16:22

    Cripes scary moment!

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:23

    He operates the brakes which is reasonably important. 2 in the middle are just ballast

    That of course is the 2 in the middle of the 4 man bob

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 16:26

    That USA bobsled looks weird

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:27

    That USA bobsled looks weird

    What is weird about it?

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 16:27

    What is weird about it?

    They placed it down then and it was in two halves facing different directions

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 16:30

    I need to go to the supermarket before it closes :(

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 16:30

    I need to go to the supermarket before it closes :(

    your supermarkets close that early?

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 16:30

    eins, zwei, drei!

  • Alison16/02/2014 at 16:31

    your supermarkets close that early?

    Sunday trading laws... BOOOO!

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:31

    your supermarkets close that early?

    England still has some old fashioned ideas about Sunday

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:31

    They placed it down then and it was in two halves facing different directions

    A push me pull me bob

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 16:37

    I missed this from the Solvakia-Russia game today but it is great

    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/839385081.gif?1392557601

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:38

    I missed this from the Solvakia-Russia game today but it is great

    Genius move

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:40

    These bobs seem to be getting very close to the wooden borders at the top of the track. I guess someone is going to whack it

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 16:44

    Ooof, big hit

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:46

    Once you have seen the luge and the skeleton the track just looks too small for the bobs. Like F1 on a kart track

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 16:48

    That sounded like contact after the understeer

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 16:53

    I missed this from the Solvakia-Russia game today but it is great

    not often you see a goalie pulling out a hip check!

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 16:57

    Go Canadiens Go, ooooops, wrong team - I mean Go Canadians Go! / Allez! Canadiens Allez!

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 17:02

    Did you know.... typically the bobsleigh runners are owned by the pilot and pilots can buy-sell them as they see fit.

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:03

    Did you know.... typically the bobsleigh runners are owned by the pilot and pilots can buy-sell them as they see fit.

    I had no idea

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:03

    Howe the hell can you have Team Canada '72 Jersey and not have Paul Henderson singaturte on it? He only had the fricken' final goal of the series...

  • Jen16/02/2014 at 17:03

    Haven't missed the Jamaicans have I?

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:04

    Haven't missed the Jamaicans have I?

    No. Don't know when they are going.

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:04

    Keep Calm and Carey On !!!!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:05

    No. Don't know when they are going.

    29th

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:07

    Haven't missed the Jamaicans have I?

    They are doing Cool Runnings on twitter

    Jamaica Bobsled Team @Jambobsled

    Feel di Rhythm, Feel di Rhyme, Get on up, It's Bobsled time! #JamaicaBobsled #Sochi2014 #TeamJamaica pic.twitter.com/blzfAZ5R0u

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:08

    Loo would have let that one by him...

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:09

    silly commentator, crosby is allowed to be invisible for the whole tournament, his specialty is OT gold medal goals.

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:09

    silly commentator, crosby is allowed to be invisible for the whole tournament, his specialty is OT gold medal goals.

    For some reason they are not showing the Canada game here

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:10

    What a scoring chance by Canada...

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:10

    One more after this then Jamaica

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:12

    Australia have a bob team?

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 17:12

    One more after this then Jamaica

    aaannnnddd.... my webcast went to commercial. aarrggghhhh

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:12

    Australia have a bob team?

    sure do!

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:12

    A bunch of scoring chances for Canada there!

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:13

    sure do!

    Nearly landed on their heads there

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:13

    Nearly landed on their heads there

    they appear to be not very good

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 17:13

    CANADA!

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:13

    Now it is bobsled time

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 17:13

    Jamaaiiiccaa

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:14

    high stick!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 17:15

    poor jamaica

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:15

    Jamaica was very slow but it doesn't matter

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 17:15

    high stick!

    Yeah, I think that will be a no-goal.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:17

    Yeah, I think that will be a no-goal.

    impossible to hit the puck off the top of the net and NOT be above the cross bar haha. What a weird one.

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:18

    Once again the Canadiens have goal disallowed. I can not believe Sochi hired Toronto refs... :P

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 17:20

    impossible to hit the puck off the top of the net and NOT be above the cross bar haha. What a weird one.

    It would be possible if you jit the net and not touch the puck. It was still the right call, and that is what it's all about, no?

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:20

    It would be possible if you jit the net and not touch the puck. It was still the right call, and that is what it's all about, no?

    indeed-a-roo.

    It's like the Russian disallowed goal, people saying it was a technicality. No it was a rule. Doesn't matter what would happen in the NHL, this is IIHF territory.

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:25

    Team Canada on the Power Play!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:27

    Canada's powerplay reminds me a lot of the Canucks one

    oh they scored. now it doesn't.

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 17:27

    Team Canada on the Power Play!

    Not any more! No doubt about that one!

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:28

    Team Canada Power Play Goal!!! (1- 0)

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:28

    oh they scored. now it doesn't.

    :)

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:29

    Team Canada on the Power Play!

    Sort of reminds me of a early in the season MOntreal Power Play unit too... Boy I miss those day..

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:29

    i just noticed finlands socks have vertical stripes.

    THAT IS NOT OK.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:31

    Sort of reminds me of a early in the season MOntreal Power Play unit too... Boy I miss those day..

    i'm sorry, i can't see your 12th ranked PP from all the way down in 28th.

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:32

    i'm sorry, i can't see your 12th ranked PP from all the way down in 28th.

    I am more impressed with our PK units that can score SH Goals, actually...

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:32

    I am more impressed with our PK units that can score SH Goals, actually...

    The Oilers have 10 SHGA. That's appalling.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:34

    oh tuuka

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:34

    The Oilers have 10 SHGA. That's appalling.

    Switched to the Oilers now?

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:34

    Switched to the Oilers now?

    no, was just browsing the PP/PK stats :D

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:35

    The Oilers have 10 SHGA. That's appalling.

    short handed goals against?

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:35

    short handed goals against?

    correct

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:36

    correct

    OMG I understand hockey abbreviations

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:36

    OMG I understand hockey abbreviations

    one of us! one of us!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:37

    i love crosby and selanne chirping each other. more of it. and miced up.

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:37

    The Oilers have 10 SHGA. That's appalling.

    Thinking about becoming the Oilers next goalie, Amy...

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:38

    one of us! one of us!

    Do you have a target for how many converts you will make?

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:38

    Thinking about becoming the Oilers next goalie, Amy...

    I hope you know just how humongous big the solar system is.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:39

    Do you have a target for how many converts you will make?

    all of the earth. including your mother.

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 17:39

    Canadian men's curling up 8-6 against China, with half the rocks gone in the 10th end... China has the hammer.

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:39

    I hope you know just how humongous big the solar system is.

    It's not that big

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:40

    It's not that big

    bryzgalov says its humangus.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtaWkLFfevc

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:40

    I hope you know just how humongous big the solar system is.

    THis is not a soccor/football net we are talking about here....

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:42

    bryzgalov says its humangus.

    But he says tiny compared to our galaxy and it is tiny compared to the univers

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 17:43

    But he says tiny compared to our galaxy and it is tiny compared to the univers

    thats true, but the humongous big is the only line people remember 2 years after that was on TV :D

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:44

    thats true, but the humongous big is the only line people remember 2 years after that was on TV :D

    From here to the edge of the solar system is only about 17 and a half light days

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 17:44

    The curlers will be giving up 2 and we are going in to O.T.! Canada will have the hammer.

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:44

    From here to the edge of the solar system is only about 17 and a half light days

    Light hours not days

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:54

    Light hours not days

    That's still not quite a round the block trip, Steven...

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 17:56

    Well, we killed the Pen. No SHG, although...

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 17:57

    That's still not quite a round the block trip, Steven...

    But in galactic terms it is nothing and if you hold your hand at arms length the area blocked by your thumb contains thousands of galaxies

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 18:03

    Canada wins! Canada wins on ice! A draw to the button in the 11th! 9-8 over China! Great game!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:05

    Canada wins! Canada wins on ice! A draw to the button in the 11th! 9-8 over China! Great game!

    now thats good curling

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 18:06

    Canada wins! Canada wins on ice! A draw to the button in the 11th! 9-8 over China! Great game!

    Hey!

    China!

    Consider yourself... curled.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:07

    my favourite curling moment is over enthusiastic toews talking curling with couldnt care less carter http://i.imgur.com/e4F1EU4.gif

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 18:13

    Bobsleigh commentator just said one of the Canadian crew was a running back for the Edmonton Oilers. I think he may be getting his sports confused

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 18:15

    Bobsleigh commentator just said one of the Canadian crew was a running back for the Edmonton Oilers. I think he may be getting his sports confused

    Yup. you could be a running back for the Deadmonton Eskimos but not for the Oilers.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:15

    he was an eskimo, thats way cooler

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 18:16

    he was an eskimo, thats way cooler

    Not cooler. COLDER !

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:16

    Not cooler. COLDER !

    he was a tiger cat too so you should like him.

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 18:17

    he was a tiger cat too so you should like him.

    The key part here is the word "was".

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:18

    The key part here is the word "was".

    but now hes in the olympics which is far better on an international scale than the CFL. I'm not sure I know anyone else in this part of the world who knows what the CFL is.

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 18:20

    but now hes in the olympics which is far better on an international scale than the CFL. I'm not sure I know anyone else in this part of the world who knows what the CFL is.

    Do not worry. The CFL is moving east. This year there will be a team in Ottawa and next year there might be one in Halifax...

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:24

    oooooooooh finland

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 18:24

    Where the hell was the defence?

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:24

    LUONGO WOULD HAVE HAD THAT

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 18:25

    LUONGO WOULD HAVE HAD THAT

    BULL!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:25

    i know. its just an automatic response.

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 18:28

    Top ten scorers in the NHL....and they can only get one fricken goal....

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:28

    i wish kessel was canadian.

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 18:41

    i wish kessel was canadian.

    I wish someone would score....

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:43

    i want a hamhuis goal.

    oh hey flying pig.

  • lou16/02/2014 at 18:45

    i want a hamhuis goal.

    I read that as hummus for a second. hmmmm hummus. :)

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 18:45

    I read that as hummus for a second. hmmmm hummus. :)

    a hummus goal would be awesome too

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 18:54

    Jamaicas second run.

  • lou16/02/2014 at 18:54

    Jamaica run again. :)

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 18:55

    Best bobsledders!

  • lou16/02/2014 at 18:55

    oh gosh! thought they were gonna crash!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 18:55

    Also I geniunely don't think I am ever going to get tired of making cool runnings references.

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 18:56

    That was a bit scary though.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:08

    i feel like when i was cheering for OT recently the hockey gods took me too literally. NOT IN EVERY GAME

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:09

    so Sweden top the table. Huh.

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:12

    winner gets switzerland/latvia in the quarters, loser gets russia/norway

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:13

    If Finland wins this game, the USA's path to the gold medal game does not include Canada, Russia or Sweden.

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 19:13

    If Finland wins this game, the USA's path to the gold medal game does not include Canada, Russia or Sweden.

    But we all want to see russia vs usa again!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:14

    But we all want to see russia vs usa again!

    could still be the gold medal game!

  • Lukeh16/02/2014 at 19:14

    could still be the gold medal game!

    Ohhhh.

    I feel like we already had the gold medal game :)

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:15

    I feel like we already had the gold medal game :)

    you aint seen nothing yet!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:15

    what refs, what

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:17

    canada wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 19:17

    Even Loo would have stopped that one!!!!!!

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:17

    Even Loo would have stopped that one!!!!!!

    very weak from the "best goalie"

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:19

    no team that has gone undefeated in the RR has won gold since the NHL joined the Olympics. Lets change that.

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 19:19

    Just tuned into hockey and Canada score

  • Amy16/02/2014 at 19:22

    that result means we can't have a canada/usa final again

  • Jordan F116/02/2014 at 19:27

    Well, time walk the dog again. Might see some of you for the bobsled highlights. I am sure they are going to do the Jamaican runs in their entirety.

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 19:39

    Jamaican bob driver seems to have lost the screw from the right side of his visor. Before he got in the visor was flapping all over the place. Their run was bad

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 19:48

    Jamaican bob driver seems to have lost the screw from the right side of his visor. Before he got in the visor was flapping all over the place. Their run was bad

    Yes, it was pretty bad. However, once a team presents in the starting block there is a 1 minute count-down timer that is started. The team must get to a point (something like) 15 feet down the track (i.e. committed to a run) otherwise they are disqualified.

  • Steven Roy16/02/2014 at 19:58

    Brazilian woman in the aerials had never skied on snow before last year!!!!

  • Bert16/02/2014 at 20:27

    On another topic, Austin Dillon, running in the #3, just got pole for the Daytona 500.

  • Jen16/02/2014 at 21:51

    I love that we are mainly supporting Canada and Jamaica today. And Bobrovsky!

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 09:35

    Men's Snowboard Cross delayed because of low mist / fog... new start time unknown as yet.

  • john17/02/2014 at 09:48

    come on the sochi weather gods, its our last chance of medalling these games, its prime time tv here. prime time gold that's what we are after, well, a prime time medal at least.

    maybe starting within the hour.

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 09:49

    maybe starting within the hour.

    Next official update is in 25 minutes.

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 09:53

    US Snowboarder Alex Deibold

    @adeibold: They are literally running the fans on the snow guns to try and blow away the fog. Spoiler alert: it's not working http://t.co/mbOOqmWdb4

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 10:17

    Aaaand it's been called off for the day.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 12:38

    ladies hockey semis! knock out games are so much more exciting than round robin

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 12:40

    ladies hockey semis! knock out games are so much more exciting than round robin

    I'll be switching over to that after the last few stones in the curling have been played.

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 12:43

    GB and Norway (Mens) both lose their final matches, they both return tomorrow to play a tie-break for the final spot in the semis.

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 12:51

    Midway through the first and USA are already 2 up.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 12:57

    woooooo

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 13:00

    Amanda Kessel's goal is her 4th point of the tournament. Phil's currently at 7. #battleofthekessels

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 13:02

    Amanda Kessel's goal is her 4th point of the tournament. Phil's currently at 7. #battleofthekessels

    Relations?

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 13:04

    Relations?

    brother/sister.

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 13:09

    brother/sister.

    I was just reading that :) There is a middle brother who plays a level below the NHL. Their father was drafted as an NFL player, but never played because of injury.

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 13:09

    I fell down a wikihole.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 13:10

    I fell down a wikihole.

    haha i do that often.

    i feel sorry for amanda because shes like AWESOME like best female player in the world AWESOME and every second question she gets asked in interviews is about her brother.

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 13:12

    I am seriously getting into watching ice hockey :D Saturday I even watched the replay of a game at 10 in the evening that I had watched at 8am, and it wasn't even an amazing game.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 13:13

    I am seriously getting into watching ice hockey :D Saturday I even watched the replay of a game at 10 in the evening that I had watched at 8am, and it wasn't even an amazing game.

    one of us! one of us!

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 13:21

    one of us! one of us!

    It was the SVK-SLO match, without a goal for the first 2 periods.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 13:22

    It was the SVK-SLO match, without a goal for the first 2 periods.

    haha not the best one to watch a replay of, yes

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 13:24

    haha not the best one to watch a replay of, yes

    I was recalling parts of the commentary, and confusing Mrs^ by seeming very knowledgeable - she didn't know I'd watched it first time round.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 13:25

    I was recalling parts of the commentary, and confusing Mrs^ by seeming very knowledgeable - she didn't know I'd watched it first time round.

    sneaky. i like it.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 13:32

    Sweden have only had 2 shots on goal all game. the USA could have no goaltender and still be winning.

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:00

    Shutout on the cards?

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:03

    Shutout on the cards?

    possibly, but saying it is always a possible jinx :D

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:03

    possibly, but saying it is always a possible jinx :D

    Sweden with the quick score then :)

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:07

    Sweden with the quick score then :)

    in december the canucks commentator started talking about a shutout with 35 seconds left. He apologised straight away and said people could slap him if anything happened, and then they got scored on with 7 seconds to go.

    The very next game when they were also about to get one he said nothing and as soon as the whistle blew he started yelling SHUTOUT SHUTOUT SHUTOUT SHUTOUT. it was glorious :D

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:08

    The very next game when they were also about to get one he said nothing and as soon as the whistle blew he started yelling SHUTOUT SHUTOUT SHUTOUT SHUTOUT. it was glorious :D

    Good stuff, although weird for those who didn't catch the end of the previous game :)

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:09

    Good stuff, although weird for those who didn't catch the end of the previous game :)

    haha yeah it would have seemed like quite the over reaction

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:32

    SWEDES SCORE

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:33

    nice of my tv to be on an adbreak then!

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:34

    nice of my tv to be on an adbreak then!

    Swedes could score once a minute and win.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:35

    Swedes could score once a minute and win.

    upset of the eternity

  • Lukeh17/02/2014 at 14:37

    I'm not digging this be-at-work-when-awesome-sport-is-on deal.

    Also Amy, my boss knows Biznasty and worked with him once but he didn't coach him

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:37

    spinorama!

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:37

    Why did we have a penalty shot thingy?

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:38

    Also Amy, my boss knows Biznasty and worked with him once but he didn't coach him

    thats still exciting! that makes my degrees of separation from EVERYONE IN THE NHL not as many as I would have though this time last week :D

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:38

    I'm not digging this be-at-work-when-awesome-sport-is-on deal.

    I'm now on half term :D

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:39

    Why did we have a penalty shot thingy?

    if you get taken down when you've got a clear scoring chance on a breakaway you generally get a penalty shot

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:40

    if you get taken down when you've got a clear scoring chance on a breakaway you generally get a penalty shot

    Ahh, I see - but no sin-bin for the offender?

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:40

    Also Amy, my boss knows Biznasty and worked with him once but he didn't coach him

    in honour of this, here is my favourite Biz tweet

    https://twitter.com/BizNasty2point0/status/415870608631554048

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:43

    Ahh, I see - but no sin-bin for the offender?

    correct. in any other situation you'd get a 2 minute minor for doing it.

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:46

    I've currently got one hand feeding the baby, the other commenting :)

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:51

    looks like i'm watching the 2 man bob until the next game

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 14:52

    looks like i'm watching the 2 man bob until the next game

    Curling starts again in ~9 minutes...

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 14:52

    Curling starts again in ~9 minutes...

    oooh yay!

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 17:12

    darn people being born around this date x years ago. going to real social events has broken my olympic scheduling. sooo tired i'm not sure i'll survive this game. gooooo canada!

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 17:17

    switzerland appear to be putting up more resistance than the swedes did earlier

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 18:01

    the mens aerial guys seem to stick their landings way better than the ladies

  • Pat W17/02/2014 at 18:21

    Hooray I finally get to watch something for the first time in days. I saw the small final and main final of the women's boardercross whenever that was, that was fun. :)

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 18:22

    Hooray I finally get to watch something for the first time in days. I saw the small final and main final of the women's boardercross whenever that was, that was fun. :)

    i missed that live but caught a replay when the mens was postponed. they fell down a lot!

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 18:24

    australia just won at least a bronze in the mens aerials.

    thats one from the men one from the ladies. who knew they were so good at this.

  • Pat W17/02/2014 at 18:24

    i missed that live but caught a replay when the mens was postponed. they fell down a lot!

    Yeah I think someone said about it not being cold enough and it affected the snow? Or did someone I was with say that and guessed, I can't remember.

    I just discovered I have no milk so I should probably go find some.. need hot caffeine..

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 18:25

    last aerial man screwed his landing so its silver for australia!

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 18:26

    Yeah I think someone said about it not being cold enough and it affected the snow? Or did someone I was with say that and guessed, I can't remember.

    it was too foggy

  • Pat W17/02/2014 at 18:26

    last aerial man screwed his landing so its silver for australia!

    I saw that. Ow.

  • Pat W17/02/2014 at 18:26

    it was too foggy

    No the falling down.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 18:28

    No the falling down.

    ah, yes they are denying that that's what caused it. even most of the racers who crashed say it wasn't a factor.

  • Pat W17/02/2014 at 18:53

    ah, yes they are denying that that's what caused it. even most of the racers who crashed say it wasn't a factor.

    Ah right. Competitive then.

    Just found hockey.

    (I have milk! cup of tea...)

  • Pat W17/02/2014 at 18:57

    Canadia had a goal disallowed.

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 19:02

    Canadia had a goal disallowed.

    i cant believe they even celebrated it, was so obviously not going to stand

  • Amy17/02/2014 at 19:16

    canada v usa final. how unexpected.

  • Pat W17/02/2014 at 19:24

    canada v usa final. how unexpected.

    People would be disappointed if it were anything else.

  • Pat W17/02/2014 at 19:26

    Biathlon looks really hard.

  • Lukeh17/02/2014 at 20:05

    I'm actually a bit sad I've missed so much hockey. what have you done Amy

  • Will^17/02/2014 at 20:41

    Yey, this curling replay is continuing from where I left off :)

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 08:00

    I'm actually a bit sad I've missed so much hockey. what have you done Amy

    you'll just have to go to a Devils game for your fix ;-) then the next step is choosing an nhl team...

    BOBROVSKY is back in today!

  • Christine18/02/2014 at 08:16

    Vanessa Mae the violinist did some skiing? Life gets weirder.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 08:50

    I guess it's a replay but they're snowboarding through the fog... It's mad enough when you can see!

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 09:05

    Eeee snow!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 09:47

    So excited Slovenia are winning. They were stoked with their first ever Olympics win, imagine how happy they'd be to make the qfs!

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 10:02

    So excited Slovenia are winning. They were stoked with their first ever Olympics win, imagine how happy they'd be to make the qfs!

    Happy day to be Slovenian. They just got gold in the giant slalom.

  • Will^18/02/2014 at 11:49

    Morning. Is 18:30 to go in the 3rd realtime or a replay?

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 12:40

    I'm on a tram that's not moving and have run out of mobile data to stream Sochi. Stupid non Olympics life! Only one more night of leaving the house to go.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 12:59

    I'm on a tram that's not moving and have run out of mobile data to stream Sochi. Stupid non Olympics life! Only one more night of leaving the house to go.

    Norway 0 - Slovakia 0 4 minutes to go in the first period

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 12:59

    Norway 0 - Slovakia 0 4 minutes to go in the first period

    Ignore that. It's Russia Norway. Commentator said Slovakia so I typed it.

  • john18/02/2014 at 13:01

    Ignore that. It's Russia Norway. Commentator said Slovakia so I typed it.

    not sure if this is live but its 0-0 with 2 minutes left in the 1st

  • john18/02/2014 at 13:02

    yep looks like my coverage is live......

  • Will^18/02/2014 at 13:18

    2nd period starting (for me at least).

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 13:19

    2nd period starting (for me at least).

    It's live on BBC2

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 13:24

    Russia 1-0

  • Will^18/02/2014 at 13:24

    It's live on BBC2

    That's where I've got it on.

    Russia 1-0

    Home crowd erupts.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 13:35

    Norway were the worst round robin team and Russia the best that didn't automatically qualify for quarters so no way Norway wins this.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 13:37

    Norway were the worst round robin team and Russia the best that didn't automatically qualify for quarters so no way Norway wins this.

    9 minutes to go in the second and still 1-0

    Russia seem to be camped in front of the Norwegian goal

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 13:38

    9 minutes to go in the second and still 1-0

    i have made it home finally!

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 13:38

    i have made it home finally!

    Glad you survived the dreaded outside

  • Will^18/02/2014 at 13:38

    i have made it home finally!

    They've kept the scores low for you.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 13:39

    I like that the next game is Slovakia vs Czech. Back in my day they were the same place.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 13:45

    Kiwi man is leading the speed skating after 6 skaters. 8 to go. He probably won't hold on to it so I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 13:46

    I like that the next game is Slovakia vs Czech. Back in my day they were the same place.

    What is it with countries breaking up and setting out on their own?

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 13:48

    What is it with countries breaking up and setting out on their own?

    the IIHF considered the Czech team the continuation of the old team so Slovakia kind of got the shaft so I am always cheering for them to do well. I feel this could be an issue for the GB curling team in the future ;)

    Plus Slovakia's last Olympic captain died in the Lokomotiv Air Disaster and that makes me sad so I want them to do well for him.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 13:49

    Another goal for Russia

  • Will^18/02/2014 at 13:49

    Ruski goal

  • Will^18/02/2014 at 13:50

    the IIHF considered the Czech team the continuation of the old team so Slovakia kind of got the shaft so I am always cheering for them to do well. I feel this could be an issue for the GB curling team in the future ;)

    Nahhh, they're all definitely Scottish. I don't think England+Wales+etc could argue for a continuation of that lineage.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 13:54

    hurry up speed skating people

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 13:55

    in other kiwi news of our four ski halfpipe men our best one had to pull out due to a training injury. boourns.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 13:55

    and speaking of the halfpipe, wow the visibility there is TERRIBLE. it's absolutely bucketing snow.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:00

    aussie commentator says the kiwis are their adopted children for the evening. odd to not have an aussie in the event :D

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 14:03

    My boss definitely does not have the ice hockey on.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:05

    My boss definitely does not have the ice hockey on.

    boo work, booooo

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:05

    i think you should just yell BOBROVSKY in the office every now and then just in case.

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 14:06

    boo work, booooo

    We are definitely working very hard and have not been watching anything. That is definitely something we have not been doing. No sirree.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:07

    oh now i understand. wink wink.

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 14:07

    i think you should just yell BOBROVSKY in the office every now and then just in case.

    I may go into our crime department and ask them if they've heard from any police stations about bobrovsky's latest case updates

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 14:07

    Of course I won't, but it would make me happy whilst no one understands :D

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:07

    remind me to never go to 10km speed skating oh my god they resurface the ice after every race and its taking hours

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:26

    with 6 skaters left Kiwi man is now in 2nd. Pesky Germany. Germany man made up 6 seconds in the last 3 laps.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:38

    someone told me today that hockey is better if you imagine they're fighting over the worlds last oreo. i think that is true.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 14:39

    with 6 skaters left Kiwi man is now in 2nd. Pesky Germany. Germany man made up 6 seconds in the last 3 laps.

    This Dutch man is surely going to beat him as well. Sorry!

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 14:40

    Norway have removed thr goalie

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:40

    This Dutch man is surely going to beat him as well. Sorry!

    yeah he's gonna drop like a stone now, but he can't drop to 11th so he's automatically our best result in yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeears :D

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 14:41

    3-0

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:41

    that was inevitable. Norway aren't good enough to make an empty net work.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:43

    Meanwhile Russian's ladies have lost to Finland in the classification game for 5th place.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 14:43

    4-0 aftr goalie retuned

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:43

    I could easily see Russian's men losing to Finland next round too

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 14:43

    GAME OVER

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:44

    bobrovskyyyy

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 14:46

    Whaaaat they ski in the halfpipe?! Seems like a recipe for disaster!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:47

    Whaaaat they ski in the halfpipe?! Seems like a recipe for disaster!

    so far theyve fallen down a lot less than the snowboarders!

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 14:49

    That hs to be so much more dangerous than snowboarding

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 14:49

    That hs to be so much more dangerous than snowboarding

    I think if you have a crash, it must be much worse surely!?

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 14:53

    I think if you have a crash, it must be much worse surely!?

    Has to be

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:54

    the snow is pretty

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 14:57

    The skis have a front at each end

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 14:59

    The skis have a front at each end

    Amazing!!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 14:59

    i like how it looks like how much it's snowing differs so much depending on camera angle.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:04

    i also like that the kiwi brothers hold the umbrella for the other one :)

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:05

    Must be hard to see where you're going in that snow. Really distracting when you're upside down!!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:05

    i wonder how they work out which side you naturally spin to.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:06

    that was better than his first run. wtf judges.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:06

    That was odd. I thought that was better...

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:09

    I think the marking is pretty random. Like the commentators are fairly expert and they are quite bad at deciding what the score is going to be.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:10

    yeah our commentators are shocked at how much lower everything is on the secon runs than they're expecting

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:10

    Maybe the judges can't see through the snow... They're not allowed to use a replay I don't think

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:13

    i am ok with low scores because i want all the kiwis to qualify and so far theyre all safe.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 15:14

    It's the 2 woman bob now. No idea women did that

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:15

    Wow! How many go through? 12? That's got to be some kind of record!

    My tv changed event and I seem to have missed a man breaking his leg.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 15:15

    My tv changed event and I seem to have missed a man breaking his leg.

    We told them it was dangerous

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:15

    It's the 2 woman bob now. No idea women did that

    since 2002 i believe

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:16

    Wow! How many go through? 12? That's got to be some kind of record!

    yeah 12 qualify.

    man who fell is ok. he got up and skied out.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:16

    What are all the snowboarders doing??

    Is that their version of a zamboni??

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:18

    dutch skater man is going to knock kiwi skater man to 4th.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:18

    Is that their version of a zamboni??

    yeah they push out all the loose snow

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:19

    first virgin islands winter olympian in 30 years!

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 15:20

    first virgin islands winter olympian in 30 years!

    Vanessa Mae did the giant slalom for Thailand earlier. She was 29 seconds behind the leader and there is only onw other Thai in the team

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:22

    Vanessa Mae did the giant slalom for Thailand earlier. She was 29 seconds behind the leader and there is only onw other Thai in the team

    seems an odd thing to decide to be good at after already having a thing youre really good at.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:22

    Awww the Belgian's beaten your NZ guy as well...

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:23

    Awww the Belgian's beaten your NZ guy as well...

    boooo he's still 4 seconds behind on his last lap on my stream. how ddare all these people speed up so much on their last lap.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:23

    seems an odd thing to decide to be good at after already having a thing youre really good at.

    Did you see her doing it? Having just watched the others, it looked like they were showing her run in slow motion. The

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:26

    Why are the dutch so good at skating?

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:29

    Why are the dutch so good at skating?

    skating feels easy compared to walking in clogs?

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:30

    skating feels easy compared to walking in clogs?

    Haha I can't work out why we aren't better at it. It seems similar to the cycling and we're good at that!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:34

    i like that all the wells brothers have the same middle name yet beau actually chooses to go by beau james. the others should do it too just to be creepily similar.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:35

    I love that Belgian bobsleigh. It's so shiny!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:36

    so many favourites failing in the halfpipe which is bad for them but good for kiwis.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:37

    kiwi man finishes in 7th after the dutch take the whole podium. greedy really.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:38

    kiwi man finishes in 7th after the dutch take the whole podium. greedy really.

    National hero!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:41

    i am cheering too hard for these low scores. good thing im not in a commentary box.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 15:44

    Why are the dutch so good at skating?

    Frozen canals. They have historically had loads of town to town skating events in the winter

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:44

    all 3 kiwis qualify in the top 12! hoorah! they weren't kidding when they said this would be our best event.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:45

    BBC appear to be unaware that sleet is a thing. They're calling it slain

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:46

    BBC appear to be unaware that sleet is a thing. They're calling it slain

    apparently sleet is used mainly in Commonwealth countries, and other places just DONT HAVE A WORD FOR IT.

    Thats weird.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 15:49

    apparently sleet is used mainly in Commonwealth countries, and other places just DONT HAVE A WORD FOR IT.

    How odd!! They must have sleet though...

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 15:50

    How odd!! They must have sleet though...

    yeah if it happens in canada it must happen in the us.

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 16:24

    Brazilian bobsleigh shockingly close to a crash!

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 16:30

    Australian bob in the lead

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 16:33

    Australian bob in the lead

    the lady in the back is the first australian to compete in the summer and winter games apart from one other who did it in the paralympics first.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 16:53

    That Belgian sled is a bit shiny

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:00

    its two hockey game time!

    this time tomorrow the us and canada are playing at the same time. i am not ok with this.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:15

    i do not have a spare screen for halfpipe so i hope it fits nicely into an intermission.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:19

    Czech's score twice in 30ish seconds boooo

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:20

    and now latvia score in the other game. booooo.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:26

    dammit latvia!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:39

    one of the kiwi skiers has a sister representing australia. treason.

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 17:41

    Home, and ice hockey. perfect!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:45

    i have halfpipe nerves.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:46

    jossi wells goes first, stop the competition now.

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 17:46

    That snow is crazy!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:47

    how dare the best 4 qualifiers not all fall down.

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 17:49

    ooof, big fall.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:50

    yay. i mean ow. #badsportsmanship

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 17:54

    OWWWW.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:54

    ok that one looked even more ow

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 17:55

    its probably snowing too much for a second run. safety first. bronze please

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 18:03

    i feel for people who fall in both of their runs :(

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 18:03

    i feel for people who fall in both of their runs :(

    I wince!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 18:10

    behind beau!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 18:16

    booooooo

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 18:19

    booooooo

    beauuuuu

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 18:19

    Switzerland score.

    2-1 Latvia

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 18:19

    no medals :( but still good results :D

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 18:20

    Switzerland score.

    woohoooooo

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 18:23

    4-0 czech.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 18:27

    4th for Jossi! That's awesooooooooooooooome.

    And I shall claim that as an alternative universe medal since his injured brother is better than him.

  • Lukeh18/02/2014 at 18:38

    Blimey, that skicross finish is crazy!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 18:40

    Blimey, that skicross finish is crazy!

    i like that the same person got the highest and the lowest score

  • Christine18/02/2014 at 18:46

    I don't know if I'm just a fool but the curling commentators don't explain things very well.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 18:54

    I don't know if I'm just a fool but the curling commentators don't explain things very well.

    are they bbc or world feed? i've found the world feed guys pretty terrible at everything

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 18:56

    I don't know if I'm just a fool but the curling commentators don't explain things very well.

    They seem to talk about all sorts of things rather than how the game is progressing. Is there anything I can help you with?

    #notanexpert

  • Christine18/02/2014 at 19:00

    are they bbc or world feed? i've found the world feed guys pretty terrible at everything

    Not sure, I didn't recognise them but it's not my usual sport :)

    They seem to talk about all sorts of things rather than how the game is progressing. Is there anything I can help you with?

    It's finished now, but thank you. It was just a bit too much assumed knowledge for a noob like me. Like "You can see the shot they want, can't you?" And I'm thinking... no.

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 19:00

    things getting interesting in czechoslovakia

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 19:02

    It's finished now, but thank you. It was just a bit too much assumed knowledge for a noob like me. Like "You can see the shot they want, can't you?" And I'm thinking... no.

    Sometimes you just can't tell which stone is lying shot or what shot they should play. They need someone to talk to those who only watch every couple of years or those who haven't seen it before

    Next time you watch a game just yell and I will try to help

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 19:14

    Swiss removed their goalie and lost a goal.

    3-1 Latvia and a minute to go

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 19:16

    bye bye switzerland and the first 2 canucks :(

    playing latvia is probably great news for canada though

  • Christine18/02/2014 at 19:17

    Next time you watch a game just yell and I will try to help

    Thank you :)

    Haven't had much time to watch the past few days, v. disappointed to have missed most of the "cross" action.

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 19:17

    I am a bit surprised at some of the speeds of Olympic sports. I thought the skeleton would be faster than the luge

    http://t.co/7vUlORTdsv

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 19:18

    Christine,

    Have you considered a new post for the second week as we are already well over 2000 comments?

  • Christine18/02/2014 at 19:20

    Have you considered a new post for the second week as we are already well over 2000 comments?

    I hadn't, I didn't realise it was going to be this popular!

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 19:21

    I hadn't, I didn't realise it was going to be this popular!

    i warned mr c i was going to move in :D

  • Amy18/02/2014 at 19:23

    bye bye slovakia

  • Mr C18/02/2014 at 19:29

    i warned mr c i was going to move in :D

    fair play, you did too.

  • Pat W18/02/2014 at 19:32

    Ooh snowboard cross highlights on BBC2

  • Steven Roy18/02/2014 at 19:33

    Ooh snowboard cross highlights on BBC2

    This is a great sport

  • Christine18/02/2014 at 19:34

    Ooh snowboard cross highlights on BBC2

    Woohoo!

  • Pat W18/02/2014 at 19:37

    Wow loads of them fell

  • Pat W18/02/2014 at 19:37

    Or crashed into one who fell

  • Mr C18/02/2014 at 19:38

    i wanna watch THIS every week!!

  • Pat W18/02/2014 at 19:38

    DQ!

  • Pat W18/02/2014 at 19:40

    Wow what a final

  • Alison18/02/2014 at 19:42

    Oh dear, I don't want to hear about injuries. Knees in particular are not nice!

  • Pat W18/02/2014 at 19:43

    Oh dear, I don't want to hear about injuries. Knees in particular are not nice!

    It sounds highly painful. How can you race with that... and still win?

  • Christine18/02/2014 at 19:54

    People are half-piping but can't really see what they're doing through the snow!

  • Jen18/02/2014 at 21:56

    Just watching the speed skating relay. That is one confusing sport - about 20 skaters all on the ice at once, continually swapping over and pushing each other along or out the way. Looks like a grid full of Grosjeans.

  • Mr C19/02/2014 at 01:14

    am i missing a link, or are the catch up options for these games a bit rubbish?

    assumed it would be as good as london 2012, but can't find half the sports broadcast.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 13:14

    third and final night that eddie vedder has dragged me away from sochi is over, now all olympics all the time!

    pleased to see sweden won its quarter earlier. I think Im going for Finland in this one.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 13:37

    Russia pull Varly, BOBROVSKY is here to save the day.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 14:44

    I could easily see Russian's men losing to Finland next round too

    gosh i'm smart. bye bye russia.

  • Mr C19/02/2014 at 15:13

    gosh i'm smart. bye bye russia.

    amy predicts the olympics?

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 15:14

    amy predicts the olympics?

    amy predicts one or two hockey games!

  • Mr C19/02/2014 at 15:16

    amy predicts one or two hockey games!

    you gotta aim for more than that to take ryan's crown.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 15:16

    you gotta aim for more than that to take ryan's crown.

    i predicted a lot in the early rounds! i pick usa and canada for the next two tonight

  • Ryan19/02/2014 at 15:51

    you gotta aim for more than that to take ryan's crown.

    I predict USA to win 3-1 with JVR scoring two and Kesler the other... and Canada to win 2-0 with Perry and Bergeron.

    #slinksaway

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 15:52

    #slinksaway

    i approve of a kesler goal. i demand more kessel goals though #philforpresident

  • Ryan19/02/2014 at 15:57

    i approve of a kesler goal. i demand more kessel goals though #philforpresident

    There's going to be a day when I stop getting those two mixed up, and that day is not coming anytime soon.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 16:01

    There's going to be a day when I stop getting those two mixed up, and that day is not coming anytime soon.

    one is gorgeous and one looks like a potato if that helps :D

  • Mr C19/02/2014 at 16:12

    #slinksaway

    :) :)

  • Alison19/02/2014 at 16:41

    Phew! British curlers just had a narrow escape. They're looking good now :)

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:03

    my tv is going usa game so ipad gets canada. i'm going to miss goals for sure

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:05

    *hopes bbc streams work*

    I'm so sick of curling anf figure skating.

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:05

    *and

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:07

    usa score already. Ryan is on it, it's JVR :D

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:07

    I'm so sick of curling anf figure skating.

    im so confused by figure skating STILL being on all the time. theres not even that many events.

  • Ryan19/02/2014 at 17:08

    usa score already. Ryan is on it, it's JVR :D

    See this is what happens when I come out of predicting retirement.

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:08

    BBC red button switching to ice hockey as I say that. I should rant more often.

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:11

    Ooooooooh! Controversial

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:12

    Nice move though.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:13

    how filthy

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:20

    USA are really on the backfoot since that goal

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:21

    phil the thrill will save the day, have no fear #potato

  • Alison19/02/2014 at 17:21

    im so confused by figure skating STILL being on all the time. theres not even that many events.

    Each skater gets SO long on the ice. I also think each event has several different skates that are added together to get the overall score.

    The curling I think is hilarious. They spend weeks all playing each other in every combination and then at the end they nearly had a 6 way tie, which would have made all the first matches pointless...

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:21

    phil the thrill will save the day, have no fear #potato

    teeeeeam kessler!

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:22

    teeeeeam kessler!

    kessel. and kesler. oh why are they so confusing.

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:23

    kessel. and kesler. oh why are they so confusing.

    oops. team him. :)

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:25

    oops. team him. :)

    i am team kesler all the time but i can only be team kessel for 2 weeks every four years because i haaaaate his team. life is hard.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:26

    goal for attractive pat sharp!

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:27

    Oh I meant to ask you Amy. is Sidney Crosby a timelord? I remember his name from years ago but my boss said today he is 26. Clearly time travel.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:27

    and then one for dustin brown who i also haaaaaaaate. GOALS EVERYWHERE.

  • Ryan19/02/2014 at 17:28

    i am team kesler all the time but i can only be team kessel for 2 weeks every four years because i haaaaate his team. life is hard.

    I don't know, I find the Leafs to be a much more charming bunch...

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:28

    Oh I meant to ask you Amy. is Sidney Crosby a timelord? I remember his name from years ago but my boss said today he is 26. Clearly time travel.

    he was Big News when he got drafted in 2005 which was a long time ago. But time travel is far more likely.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:29

    I don't know, I find the Leafs to be a much more charming bunch...

    but this face is so punchable

    http://penguinssauce.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/TOR_8470602_Phaneuf_Dion.jpg

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:30

    LUONGO WOULD HAVE HAD THAT

  • Ryan19/02/2014 at 17:31

    but this face is so punchable

    You say punchable, I say misunderstood.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:31

    i say that not even having seen the goal because my stream is behind. but ya know, biased.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:32

    You say punchable, I say misunderstood.

    i've met one too many annoying leafs fans in my life. but i will admit the more i cheer for phil the more i guess i am indirectly cheering for them. and they're in the east so what they do doesn't reeeeeeally affect me.

  • Alison19/02/2014 at 17:38

    Oh for goodness sake. GB men have maffed up. They're going to lose now I reckon :/

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:38

    oh another player i hate gets a goal. usaaaaaaaa

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 17:39

    1.8 seconds. How annoying

  • Alison19/02/2014 at 17:47

    Ooooh!!!!! The swedish curlers have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory there...

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 17:47

    Curling just got really interesting. GB had one shot to equalise with one stone each to go and the Swedish skip blew his shot so GB can win with th last stone

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 17:48

    He did it. Great shot

  • Alison19/02/2014 at 17:48

    Miracle!

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:48

    He did it. Great shot

    oooh gb canada final. thatll be awesome.

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 17:50

    oooh gb canada final. thatll be awesome.

    I only just found out that was a shot to get in the final. Huge pressure

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:50

    curling reaching the finals is sad because considering the round robin goes forever it shows just how close to over the olympics are :(

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 17:52

    Since the QF stage was introduced at the Olympics in 1992, no defending champion has made it past this round.

    Canada nooooooo

  • Alison19/02/2014 at 18:02

    Wow! 40 is old to be doing something so physical as biathlon. I'm seriously impressed.

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:07

    goooooal. Not good for the czechs now.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 18:07

    usa make scoring look easy. they should teach their neighbours how.

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:09

    what's happening in the us game?

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 18:10

    what's happening in the us game?

    Red Button

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 18:10

    Looks like they have problems with the windows

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:10

    Red Button

    I'm watching it, they#ve stopped the game for something I mean

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 18:11

    I'm watching it, they#ve stopped the game for something I mean

    one of the glass panels is loose

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 18:12

    They have a man with a drill. They need Bassano and his orange drill

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 18:14

    Looks a like a green drill is good enough

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:43

    BBC using world comms now?

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 18:45

    so many shots, ,so few goals. i thought i had two weeks of from this sort of hockey but noooooo

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:48

    rogue stick!

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 18:51

    KESSELLLLLLLLL

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:55

    scramble on the line for canada

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 18:55

    oh toews i hope thats in.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 18:56

    looks like it crossed the line to me

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 18:56

    Sneaky. Someone other than the goalie saved that

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 18:56

    boooo i was trying to sway the decision haha. part of it was so on the line.

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:56

    didn't the guy whos NOT goalie save that?!

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 18:57

    looks like it crossed the line to me

    We just saw an angle that showed it didn't. Goalie stopped it with his elbow and another player reached in with his hand to save it

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 18:57

    didn't the guy whos NOT goalie save that?!

    yes but thats allowed

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:57

    yes but thats allowed

    ooh, fair enough!

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:58

    no goal!

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 18:58

    only rules are that it has to 100% cross the line and that youre not allowed to close your hand over it. anyone can stop it going in.

  • Lukeh19/02/2014 at 18:58

    Close from Latvia, phew.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:02

    oh for once in your lives score on the power play

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 19:04

    oh for once in your lives score on the power play

    Are there any Canucks out there?

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:05

    Are there any Canucks out there?

    nah, just a benched goalie and a 7th D man who ain't getting much ice.

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 19:07

    Goal

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:07

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

  • Jen19/02/2014 at 19:07

    Hello all. Can't they swap the goalie? Seem to swap all the other players all the time.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:08

    Hello all. Can't they swap the goalie? Seem to swap all the other players all the time.

    they can but you only want to swap them when they're doing ruuuuuuuuuuuuubbish

  • Jen19/02/2014 at 19:08

    they can but you only want to swap them when they're doing ruuuuuuuuuuuuubbish

    Like now? Nice goal though!

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 19:08

    Hard to believe after all they time they spent camped in front of the Latvian goal they score from a long shot

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:10

    Like now? Nice goal though!

    he's on a 96.3% save percentage, that's far from rubbish. plus a goal on a shea weber slapshot is tough to stop, those things are lethal.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:11

    i wouldnt be surprised to see canada get another one though, that goalie is exhausted

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:12

    although after getting that goal canada seem to be giving latvia a lot more time in their zone

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:18

    well the US are through

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 19:22

    So Canada wins.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:22

    Yaaaaaay but unless Canada's forwards wake up I can easily see the USA beating them because they've been getting scoring from every line all tournament.

    One semi is a 2006 gold medal rematch and one is a 2010 but I'd be OK with aaaaaany team winning. Even Finland and its no Canucks because Teemu.

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 19:23

    There are loads of them. Who many players do they have?

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:24

    There are loads of them. Who many players do they have?

    i think they dress 22 per game and theres 25 on the roster.

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 19:25

    i think they dress 22 per game and theres 25 on the roster.

    Seems a lot for a 6 man team. I know they need 3 or 4 lines but that only acounts for 12 players.

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:26

    Seems a lot for a 6 man team. I know they need 3 or 4 lines but that only acounts for 12 players.

    they have 4 lines of 3 forwards and 3 pairs of d men, then one spare forward, one spare d and two goalies.

    NHL teams are only allowed to dress 20, they don't carry the spare F+D

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:28

    eeee womens final tomorrow. hope its as good as last time they met but ends differently.

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 19:37

    they have 4 lines of 3 forwards and 3 pairs of d men, then one spare forward, one spare d and two goalies.

    Still seems a lot but I guess it keeps the tempo of the game up

  • Amy19/02/2014 at 19:40

    Still seems a lot but I guess it keeps the tempo of the game up

    you get guys who only play less than 10 minutes of the 60 so some might say you could do away with them. we only roll 3 lines of fowards in the AIHL and I think it makes a difference.

  • Steven Roy19/02/2014 at 19:45

    you get guys who only play less than 10 minutes of the 60 so some might say you could do away with them. we only roll 3 lines of fowards in the AIHL and I think it makes a difference.

    I guess it makes it cheaper for clubs if they don't need to pay so many

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 08:35

    Women's curling bronze match starting now

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 08:38

    Women's curling bronze match starting now

    ooooh medal on the line

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 09:18

    Some cool graphics are getting wheeled out for this match.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 09:20

    my tv signal is playing up. booooooo.

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 09:26

    The GBR #2 is feeling the strain - she's had a few unlucky shots and is rather annoyed with herself...

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:10

    Also watching the Ski-Cross, 3 racers just crossed the line on their sides/faces in a dead heat for 2nd.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:17

    everything you need to know about curling

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s6LstXRyE0

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:32

    everything you need to know about curling

    Now I get it

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:33

    Now I get it

    very helpful, the swedish

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:35

    this is some tense curling

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:36

    this is some tense curling

    Is it 2?... Yes.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:36

    watching on my app instead of tv makes me about 90 seconds behind which makes live commenting hard :(

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:37

    Love this photo. Wish I had seen that race

    https://twitter.com/Sochi2014/status/436448281372028928

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:37

    watching on my app instead of tv makes me about 90 seconds behind which makes live commenting hard :(

    That was me predicting, rather than waiting for the final result, so you might not be so far behind.

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:38

    Love this photo. Wish I had seen that race

    It was a brilliant race (final jump)! :D

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:38

    That was me predicting, rather than waiting for the final result, so you might not be so far behind.

    i will be, ive been watching the same event on tv and the app quite a few times and its always behind. boooourns. hopefully my building manager is aware that the tv is broken and it'll be fixed tomorrow because i'm assuming its not just my apartment.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:38

    First yellow stone just arrived

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:39

    First yellow stone just arrived

    That should give you a timing check

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:40

    First yellow stone just arrived

    i just got it then.

    sucks the curling is clashing with the ski cross final. there so few events on today, i shouldnt have to watch two at once!

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:42

    Finals (small then big) of the Ski-Cross is up next, I've got it on a 2nd screen.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:42

    i just got it then.

    That's over 2 minutes

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:42

    The GB #2 has got on top of her nerve.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:42

    Finals (small then big) of the Ski-Cross is up next, I've got it on a 2nd screen.

    i think they should call them the lame final and the proper final.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:43

    That's over 2 minutes

    that'll be fun during the hockey matches

    'ggoooooaaaaaal'

    'yes amy we saw that ages ago'

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:47

    I don;t like time outs in curling. It should be about the players not the coach

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:50

    french/french/french

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:50

    Great shot

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:50

    french/french/french

    Quoi?

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:50

    Quoi?

    skicross podium

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:51

    french/french/french

    Mais oui.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:51

    skicross podium

    Ah

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 10:52

    Just spotted the the judge in the case Bernie just won was Mr Justice Newey. Red Bull will stop at nothing to win

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:53

    that looks like a tricky shot for the swiss but then again i dont really know anything about this sport.

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:54

    Just spotted the the judge in the case Bernie just won was Mr Justice Newey. Red Bull will stop at nothing to win

    I hear RBR are petitioning for double points to be awarded to races that are won by a car from a team racing under the Austrian flag.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:54

    1 point is bad.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 10:55

    i have gone back to live tv curling with intensive pixelation and occasional drop outs :D

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:55

    All tied up with the hammer in the 10th... balance of power is in British hands (just).

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 10:59

    GB not allowing too much to develop / get in the way.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 11:00

    GB not allowing too much to develop / get in the way.

    They just need to keep blasting every stone out of the head

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:01

    There's nowhere in that house to hide those Swiss stones.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 11:02

    Just realised that GB is lying one shot with the stone right on the edge of the outer circle

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:03

    All they need to do is to clear the Swiss stones out, and Eve only needs to remove the last stone, without worrying about hanging in there.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 11:05

    does the alternate curler get a medal as well?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 11:06

    does the alternate curler get a medal as well?

    Probably but I have no idea.

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:06

    does the alternate curler get a medal as well?

    They have to have played >=2 shots during the games.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 11:06

    They have to have played >=2 shots during the games.

    cheers!

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:07

    cheers!

    No worries, it was mentioned in our commentry a few days ago.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 11:07

    I don't understand not taking that Swiss stone out. Safer to have noting sitting in there

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:08

    I don't understand not taking that Swiss stone out. Safer to have noting sitting in there

    My thoughts exactly, leave the furthest red as shot...

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 11:08

    No worries, it was mentioned in our commentry a few days ago.

    i'd feel for anyone who is part of the team and not get one.

    in the hockey everyone named to the team gets a medal even if they never even got on the ice

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 11:08

    right to the button please.

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:08

    in the hockey everyone named to the team gets a medal even if they never even got on the ice

    That seems fair in hockey, spare GKs might not be required etc.

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:08

    Draw for the bronze

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:09

    Perfect shot

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 11:09

    hoooray, medal!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 11:10

    Great job by the whole team

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:10

    I think this one makes it our best Winter Olympic performance in a long while (given that the Men will get a colour tomorrow)

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 11:11

    I think this one makes it our best Winter Olympic performance in a long while (given that the Men will get a colour tomorrow)

    GB Target was 3 so you've got that now. Any extra is a bonus.

    I believe Australia has had their worst Olympics since 1998.

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:12

    Equalling the record of 4 from Chamonix, 90 years ago.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 11:15

    it makes sense that winning a bronze makes people happier than losing and getting silver but its still not that logical.

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:30

    Ski-cross replay on 2, from the quarters onwards.

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:30

    @Steven - I think this is the race!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 11:31

    @Steven - I think this is the race!

    I'm watching

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 11:31

    Every time they say Siberia corner I think of Philip Island

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 11:33

    They get a ridiculous amount of height over those jumps

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 11:34

    They have to absorb that last hit so much - that last blue line is 57 metres in length, and skiers would go further onto flat if they don't suck in the pressure.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 11:41

    Great moustache

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 13:28

    Sweden go up 2-0 in the bronze medal ladies hockey match

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 13:47

    ooh Swiss get one back

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 13:55

    tied game oooooh! i want switzerland to win i think, they haven't won a hockey medal since 1948 and their women never have.

  • john20/02/2014 at 14:01

    I could easily see Russian's men losing to Finland next round too

    haven't had the chance to say cheers for the tip. took the finland odds (based on 'expert' opinion) in a multi bet which saluted, very nice, only a tiny bet but it came off which is nice...

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:02

    haven't had the chance to say cheers for the tip. took the finland odds (based on 'expert' opinion) in a multi bet which saluted, very nice, only a tiny bet but it came off which is nice...

    my commission is 98%

  • john20/02/2014 at 14:03

    my commission is 98%

    ok...

  • john20/02/2014 at 14:07

    I believe Australia has had their worst Olympics since 1998.

    every other year we have fluked a gold, this year we have only fluked a couple of silvers and a bronze. not a lot different, just not the top step, similar amount of medals though

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:08

    swiss scooooooooore!

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:18

    empty net goal to ram it home. hooooray!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 14:19

    Sweden score.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:19

    oooh good thing they got that one, sweden score!

  • john20/02/2014 at 14:20

    woah, Sweden get one back.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:20

    the Swiss goalies boyfriend is a Canuck, that is enough of a link for me to cheer for them :D

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:21

    hooray! god i hope the gold medal goes my way too #greedy

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 14:21

    the Swiss goalies boyfriend is a Canuck, that is enough of a link for me to cheer for them :D

    That is almost the same as her being a Canuck

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:22

    oh do not want to see crying swedish ladies :(

  • john20/02/2014 at 14:23

    I like how these team sports the 'winners' of the bronze medal end up celebrating far greater than the silver medallist who lose the final

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:24

    I like how these team sports the 'winners' of the bronze medal end up celebrating far greater than the silver medallist who lose the final

    i was reading this before, found it fascinating http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124178686

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:27

    now for some ski halfpipe, one of the last kiwis i can watch

  • john20/02/2014 at 14:44

    i was reading this before, found it fascinating www.npr.org/templ…storyId=124178686

    its so true, you win a final to win bronze yet you lose a final to get silver. winning finals is good....

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 14:46

    its so true, you win a final to win bronze yet you lose a final to get silver. winning finals is good....

    sweden lost the bronze game in vancouver too so that's got to sting twice in a row

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 15:02

    crazy how little height the women get in the pipe compared to the men

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 15:07

    crazy how little height the women get in the pipe compared to the men

    They don't seem to be putting any effort into pumping the transitions.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 15:48

    Obama is gambing with the Canadian PM. Love it.

    @pmharper and I bet on the women's and men's US-Canada hockey games. Winner gets a case of beer for each game. #GoTeamUSA! -bo

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 15:55

    the gold medal curling is good too

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 15:58

    oof sweden screwed that up.

  • Alison20/02/2014 at 16:06

    I like how these team sports the 'winners' of the bronze medal end up celebrating far greater than the silver medallist who lose the final

    In something like curling or hockey yeah absolutely. I've always thought it was best to end on a high.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 16:08

    gold for canada

  • Mr C20/02/2014 at 16:12

    @pmharper and I bet on the women's and men's US-Canada hockey games. Winner gets a case of beer for each game. #GoTeamUSA! -bo

    christine asked the other day why we didn't watch sport until relatively recently.

    i think the answer is we were waiting for the internet to be invented. sport is sooooooo much more compelling these days:)

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 16:21

    i think the answer is we were waiting for the internet to be invented. sport is sooooooo much more compelling these days:)

    and you can bet 90% of the responses were YOU'RE THE PRESIDENT SHOULDN'T YOU BE RUNNING THE COUNTRY because people on twitter are lame.

  • Mr C20/02/2014 at 16:23

    and you can bet 90% of the responses were YOU'RE THE PRESIDENT SHOULDN'T YOU BE RUNNING THE COUNTRY because people on twitter are lame.

    much like comments on websites, never read the lower third of twitter :)

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 16:24

    much like comments on websites, never read the lower third of twitter :)

    i am addicted to reading things that make me angry. it's a serious problem. i cannot stop.

  • Mr C20/02/2014 at 16:31

    i am addicted to reading things that make me angry. it's a serious problem. i cannot stop.

    wonder if there's a medical term for that, we should coin one if not.

  • Mr C20/02/2014 at 16:32

    rogue rage.

    ...maybe.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 16:50

    figure skater is crying because she's retiring after this season and the commentators are talking about how much she's given over the years. she's only 23. do they have to stop that young?

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 17:03

    gold medal hockey weeeeeeee

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 17:04

    Ooooh didn't realsie the womens final was on!

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 17:05

    Ooooh didn't realsie the womens final was on!

    its gonna be a good one! team kesselllllllll

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 17:15

    Thought there was a player called Zapdos then. go team pokemon!

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 17:15

    It's started already? Oops.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 17:15

    kessel power.

    https://31.media.tumblr.com/3dbfb84ce83b995b3a29281c20313cca/tumblr_n1b14lYRKG1t1om7ho1_500.jpg

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 17:17

    kessel power.

    Use the Phil.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 17:18

    i also like jessie vetter because that's pretty close to eddie vedder.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 17:24

    penalties everywhere!

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 17:29

    Ooof, big hit.

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 17:33

    penalties everywhere!

    you weren't kidding. penalty after penalty

  • Alison20/02/2014 at 17:34

    you weren't kidding. penalty after penalty

    There was always going to be a fight really wasn't there...

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 17:36

    There was always going to be a fight really wasn't there...

    pssh, thats not a fight, this is a fight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B0kOcp_tCQ

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 17:37

    pssh, thats not a fight, this is a fight www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=3B0kOcp_tCQ

    Thats a riot!

  • Alison20/02/2014 at 17:37

    pssh, thats not a fight, this is a fight www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=3B0kOcp_tCQ

    They're just working up to it at the moment :)

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 17:38

    Thats a riot!

    thats what would happen if they were allowed to fight here haha

  • Alison20/02/2014 at 17:39

    Hahahaha did the whole team go into the penalty box :D

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 17:39

    Hahahaha did the whole team go into the penalty box :D

    pretty much. can get rather snug in there!

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 17:39

    thats what would happen if they were allowed to fight here haha

    hack the boooooooooone

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 17:44

    kiwi is leading ski pipe final as everyone else falls over

  • Alison20/02/2014 at 17:46

    Bit of judo going on there haha

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 17:50

    Canadian man at the women's hockey final has his chest hair shaved into the shape of a maple leaf

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 17:50

    digging the texan ...uh, canada hats

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 18:02

    Canadian man at the women's hockey final has his chest hair shaved into the shape of a maple leaf

    Each to their own.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:14

    usa! usa! usa!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:14

    usa! usa! usa!

    I thought you were a Canada fan?

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:16

    I thought you were a Canada fan?

    not for the women #kesselpower

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 18:17

    I hear Muse!

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:18

    seems to have been a whole bunch of too many men penalties these games

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:20

    seems to have been a whole bunch of too many men penalties these games

    The commentators seem to have a problem with that. Before the game they explained at length that defenceman and linesman were indeed the correct names and not just slips of the tongue.

    Surely one is too many men on the ice in a women's game

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:20

    Surely one is too many men on the ice in a women's game

    :D :D

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:21

    i think this is the first 5 on 3 i've seen. They've been really bad at calling penalties when a team is on the powerplay.

    I do not like the graphics caling it a 2PP.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:22

    I do not like the graphics caling it a 2PP.

    Surely that is a sensible thing to call it

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:23

    Surely that is a sensible thing to call it

    ive never seen a game where it doesnt just say '5 on 3' and i do not like change.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:24

    ive never seen a game where it doesnt just say '5 on 3' and i do not like change.

    You are watching women playing hockey. That is a pretty big change

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:24

    im surprised more of them dont wear the plastic visor/jaw protector combo. looking through a steel cage looks annoying.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:25

    You are watching women playing hockey. That is a pretty big change

    its making me feel guilty for not going to AWIHL games. But the Melbourne team is aligned with my enemy team. Booooooo.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:26

    im surprised more of them dont wear the plastic visor/jaw protector combo. looking through a steel cage looks annoying.

    The cage is so close that it will be out of their focal range. Just like all the aerials etc in an F1 driver's eyeline.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:26

    NZ lady finishes the halfpipe in 5th. That's 4 top 10 results between the men and the women. This appears to be our new national event.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:27

    The cage is so close that it will be out of their focal range. Just like all the aerials etc in an F1 driver's eyeline.

    they must get used to what they are used to though, my goalie only ever has a black cage on his mask whereas a lot of them wear white. he has said he can't wear white becase its so distracting compared to what he's used to.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:27

    NZ lady finishes the halfpipe in 5th. That's 4 top 10 results between the men and the women. This appears to be our new national event.

    I think they named the event wrongly. Half a pipe is a gutter so the even should be the gutter

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:28

    they must get used to what they are used to though, my goalie only ever has a black cage on his mask whereas a lot of them wear white. he has said he can't wear white becase its so distracting compared to what he's used to.

    I find it odd in American football that for example the New England Patriots ear red facemasks. I think that must be distracting. Black makes most sense

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:29

    best tweet I have seen about this game

    I feel like when this game is over, all the players should get together for a summit and figure out which way to spell "Megan".

    I think out there there is a Megan, a Meaghan and two Meghans.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:31

    I think out there there is a Megan, a Meaghan and two Meghans.

    Clearly a big issue

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:32

    Clearly a big issue

    The early 90s were obviously a big time for that name in North America.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:34

    an American I follow is trying to start a war with Canada over measuring temperature in celcius. That's not so much USA v Canada as USA v EVERYONE.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:35

    an American I follow is trying to start a war with Canada over measuring temperature in celcius. That's not so much USA v Canada as USA v EVERYONE.

    Apparently it is Jimmy Carter's fault although I have never figured out why

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:37

    Apparently it is Jimmy Carter's fault although I have never figured out why

    apparently canadian ovens are in farenheit though so im judging them for that.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:38

    apparently canadian ovens are in farenheit though so im judging them for that.

    Our metric system is massively mixed up to. We still use miles for example

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:39

    Our metric system is massively mixed up to. We still use miles for example

    yes i judge you for that too. i dont get going metric but not quite :D

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:41

    yes i judge you for that too. i dont get going metric but not quite :D

    We are doing it very slowly. Shops now sell things in kg after much protest. Petrol has been sold in litres for a long tim but that doesn't count because no-one buys a particular number of litres. Fuel consumption is still miles per gallon though

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:43

    We are doing it very slowly. Shops now sell things in kg after much protest. Petrol has been sold in litres for a long tim but that doesn't count because no-one buys a particular number of litres. Fuel consumption is still miles per gallon though

    after 50 years i don't like your chances of getting road signs that I can understand :D

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:44

    after 50 years i don't like your chances of getting road signs that I can understand :D

    Never gonna happen. UK is never going to give up miles

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:46

    20 minutes to hold on. MORE PENALTIES.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:46

    Just what Canada needed. Start the last period and immediately get a 2 minute penalty

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:47

    i would like this to happen

    https://twitter.com/AmyFulton/status/429811875103006720

    by not specificing *which* Kessel I thought I increased my chances of being right.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:48

    followed immediately by my commentators talking about kessel's lack of ice time and her zero shots on goal.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:49

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 18:49

    Gooooal

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:50

    2-0

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 18:50

    Goal for me.

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 18:50

    Goal for me.

    good goal will! :P

  • Will^20/02/2014 at 18:53

    good goal will! :P

    Cheers, life's dream to score a goal in an Olympics.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:59

    NBC are airing a documentary on the Lokomotiv tragedy on Saturday as part of their Olympics coverage Olympic happiness seems like an odd time to show something so upsetting but apparently its a really well made piece. I hope someone puts it on youtube.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 18:59

    I think Amy will not like the red bits on this map any more than we like the red bits on the Notus

    https://twitter.com/World/status/435933393788747776

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 18:59

    I think Amy will not like the red bits on this map any more than we like the red bits on the Notus

    Alaska makes it look like more countries than it actually is. Booo Alaska.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:00

    Alaska makes it look like more countries than it actually is. Booo Alaska.

    I notice that Hawaii doesn't exist on that map

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:10

    Canadian man at the women's hockey final has his chest hair shaved into the shape of a maple leaf

    he's made the news http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/real-canadian-women-s-hockey-fans-shave-a-maple-leaf-in-their-chest--photo-190503624.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:13

    GOAL

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:13

    Oooooooooooooooooooh!

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:13

    no shutoot for vetter

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:13

    he's made the news sports.yahoo.com/…mediacontentstory

    He deserves to for that. Bet it hurt

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:14

    deflected into your own goal, those ones hurt.

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:16

    so close!"

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:16

    im going to get nervous when canada pull their goalie

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:17

    im going to get nervous when canada pull their goalie

    Every time I see a team do that they immediately lose a goal

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:17

    Every time I see a team do that they immediately lose a goal

    i think it works like once every 10 times but it always works if you're playing the canucks. ALWAYS :(

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:17

    Hit the post

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:17

    OFF THE POST!

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:17

    ooooh almost

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:17

    i think it works like once every 10 times but it always works if you're playing the canucks. ALWAYS :(

    Poor Canucks

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:18

    Poor Canucks

    they reckon 6 on 5 is something you can't practise. I reckon they should give it a go.

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:19

    oh my woorrrdd

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:19

    OHH HMYMYJMTMTNGTM

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:19

    they reckon 6 on 5 is something you can't practise. I reckon they should give it a go.

    That is the England football teams view on penalty shoot out. Surprinsigly the lose every time

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:19

    THIS IS LIKE STUPID VANCOUVER MENS GAME ALL OVER AGAIN

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:20

    2-2 unbelievable

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:20

    Crazy!!!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:20

    Canada have looked like losing from the kick off

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:20

    although in stupid vancouver mens game, the usa tying it just before it ended did make the canadian OT goal much more memorable.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:21

    Canada have looked like losing from the kick off

    that usa deflection has really gotta hurt now

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:21

    O/T

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:21

    OT golds are the best

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:23

    all i ask for is that this is not like that one time the canucks played FOUR overtime periods.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:23

    I notice that no-one today has said

    ZAMBONI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:35

    i think im going to be sick haha

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:36

    i also think whoever wins im going to miss it because my tv signal just got a lot worse.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:36

    i also think whoever wins im going to miss it because my tv signal just got a lot worse.

    Your TV signal hates you watching sport

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:37

    Your TV signal hates you watching sport

    it really does. odd that it got better over night and now the sun is up and its rubbish again.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:38

    it really does. odd that it got better over night and now the sun is up and its rubbish again.

    It may calm down soon because there was really high aurora activity a few minutes ago. It hit storm force. Should calm down very quickly

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:43

    i really wish that empty net shot hadn't hit the post haha

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:43

    Penalty for someone

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:43

    usa to the pp!

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:45

    5 seconds in and both have powerplays

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:45

    waste of a pp.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:46

    I forgot they start O/T already short handed

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:47

    that was the weakest slashing penalty ive seen

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:47

    I forgot they start O/T already short handed

    not technically short handed since they both have 4 but still, 3 on 3 normally leads to goals!

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:48

    oh god

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:49

    at least its not a penalty shot

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:49

    I don't know the rules but that was clearly directly from behind

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:50

    twitter is murdering the refs. two terrible calls in a row.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:51

    Canada scores.

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:51

    OH MY WORD

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:51

    noooooooo

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:51

    i completely missed that. stupid pixelation.

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:51

    unbelievable!

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:52

    4 in a row is not the best outcome for womens hockey. stupid canada.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:53

    rough from 2-0 up too. stupid two goal lead, its the worst lead in hockey.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:53

    4 in a row is not the best outcome for womens hockey. stupid canada.

    They gave USA every chance to win. Didn't score until there were only 4 minutes to go and gave USA a free shot that hit the post

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:54

    Imagine if that open goal post hit went in. Life is crazy sometims.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:55

    Imagine if that open goal post hit went in. Life is crazy sometims.

    A few mm could have made the difference. A skate mark on the ice could have nudged it

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:56

    A few mm could have made the difference. A skate mark on the ice could have nudged it

    Crazy drama.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:57

    A few mm could have made the difference. A skate mark on the ice could have nudged it

    or if that USA D lady was standing 5cm further over so that puck never hit her knee.

    Ahh hockey you are the actual worst.

    Don't like hockey, its a trap. Ignore everything I've said the last two weeks.

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 19:58

    Don't like hockey, its a trap. Ignore everything I've said the last two weeks.

    So you hook us all in and now it is a bad thing you have got us into?

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 19:58

    So you hook us all in and now it is a bad thing you have got us into?

    Now I know how Timo Glock felt

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 19:59

    So you hook us all in and now it is a bad thing you have got us into?

    IT PHYSICALLY HURTS TO WATCH IT.

    @VanCanucks Kassian yelling "Canada wins! Canada wins!" at #Canucks practice.

    I do like that though.

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 20:00

    Oops, test card on the BBC

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 20:01

    Oops, test card on the BBC

    that sounds preferrable to crying american women :(

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 20:01

    that sounds preferrable to crying american women :(

    They#ve cut away now. you contacted their editing team quickly :)

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 20:02

    oooh marchy people

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 20:09

    yay the happy swiss are back

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 20:10

    https://twitter.com/Sochi_Goalpost is already a thing

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 20:11

    https://twitter.com/Sochi_Goalpost is already a thing

    The account has already been suspended

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 20:12

    The account has already been suspended

    that was quick!

    oh they just look so sad and now i think i want the us men to take gold or nothing because i cannot see them get silver again it sucked too much last time to do it twice.

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 20:14

    Kessel makes the Olympic All Star team, hooray!

  • Mr C20/02/2014 at 20:29

    that was quick!

    works for me?

  • Steven Roy20/02/2014 at 20:36

    works for me?

    It's back again

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 20:38

    Luongo vs Kesler. I'm not ready.

    https://twitter.com/strombone1/status/436600654464057344

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 20:41

    Luongo vs Kesler. I'm not ready.

    Magnificent jumpers

  • Amy20/02/2014 at 20:42

    Magnificent jumpers

    the canucks went all out for christmas, it was beautiful http://assets.vancitybuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Canucks-ugly-christmas-sweater-900x506.jpg

  • Lukeh20/02/2014 at 20:44

    the canucks went all out for christmas, it was beautiful assets.vancitybuz…eater-900x506.jpg

    Brilliant! :D

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 11:11

    I had no idea the Chinese were good curlers

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 11:16

    Maybe they're not good. They could have won that. To another end!

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 11:22

    They have a Canadian coach

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 11:24

    Mistakes ahoy from the Chinese, they didn't release that one in time

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 11:37

    I had no idea the Chinese were good curlers

    You've cursed them!!

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 12:00

    I have had to move into the living room for the night because the TV here is actually working so I hope my flatmate whose room is right next to the lounge doesn't come home tonight. He wont appreciate my 4am screaming over hockey.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 12:01

    Finland's starting goalie has the flu. Their backup is good but CAPITALISE, SWEDEN.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 12:13

    if there are any lurking Melburnians on here who have been enjoying watching hockey during the Olympics, AIHL tickets went on sale today and you should buy some.

    http://www.icehouse.com.au/home/ice-hockey/aihl-season-2014

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 12:28

    So is this one semi final? Who is playing in the other?

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 12:31

    So is this one semi final? Who is playing in the other?

    usa v canada

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 12:31

    usa v canada

    Juicy!

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 12:33

    Juicy!

    i think the usa might take it but regardless of what way it goes im going to be happy and disappointed at the same time. WHY CANT THEY BOTH WIN.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 12:35

    WHY CANT THEY BOTH WIN.

    Because winning is a mutually exclusive outcome. #SeriousAnswer

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 12:36

    The end of this match is likely to get close to cutting into the Men's curling final.

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 12:36

    i think the usa might take it but regardless of what way it goes im going to be happy and disappointed at the same time. WHY CANT THEY BOTH WIN.

    Agree just to split it? :D

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 12:38

    The end of this match is likely to get close to cutting into the Men's curling final.

    No risk of missing that on the BBC :)

  • Lukeh21/02/2014 at 12:41

    My boss says he's putting money on Finland to frustrate Sweden and end up winning

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 12:47

    Agree just to split it? :D

    but i want to see this again http://imgur.com/mWimlSM

    but i also want to see this go up to gold because this makes me sad http://imgur.com/b0ocSX5

    and i'd kind of like half of this again but it would be weird for one to get gold without the other. http://www.hhof.com/graphspot/one_Sweden06OG_03.jpg

    stupid global sport.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 12:53

    No risk of missing that on the BBC :)

    I'm surprised they've not started the build-up already.

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 12:59

    I'm surprised they've not started the build-up already.

    I'll just about let them away with it. We don't win very much!!

    I can't believe how many times they've gotton away with showing Rhona's winning stone. That was 2002, hardly topical!!

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 12:59

    I'll just about let them away with it. We don't win very much!!

    ...at the Winter Games

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 13:03

    seems to have been an awful lot of flu going around the hockey teams.

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 13:06

    ...at the Winter Games

    Hmmm... in general really :D

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 13:07

    Hmmm... in general really :D

    We only seem to do well in the slightly more niche sports.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 13:07

    Surely a goal!!

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 13:08

    why are all the calls this tournament so weird and disputed.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 13:08

    why are all the calls this tournament so weird and disputed.

    Dunno - I don't know what is normal for ice hockey.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 13:09

    Dunno - I don't know what is normal for ice hockey.

    definitely not this!

    the ref for this game though is the most hated NHL ref though so it makes sense haha.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 13:15

    Sweden tie it, woohoo!

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 13:15

    Equaliser.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 13:26

    sweeeeeeeeeeeeden

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 13:27

    Almost curling o'clock.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 13:27

    Almost curling o'clock.

    i shall fire up the ipad

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 13:29

    Almost curling o'clock.

    I have a lecture :(

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 13:29

    I have a lecture :(

    Not for 2+ hours though :)

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 13:30

    Not for 2+ hours though :)

    2-4 haha

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 13:31

    2-4 haha

    Ouch, that's right through the crucial part... keep the thread open, and we'll see if we can keep you in touch :)

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 13:34

    my commentator is shocked at sedin's inability to score. he clearly hasn't watched him play 3-4 games per week this season.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 13:34

    Interesting video about how GB's 5th curler used to be their Skip... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgnaKfQUBhA Maybe no time to watch it now ;

    )

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 13:36

    they're all rather muscley. who knew curling would require that.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 13:54

    Canadians are aggressive, taking (only) 2 in the first.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 14:06

    Canada 2-1 after 2.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 14:16

    yay! sweden to play for gold!

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 14:18

    whoever wins gold will be undefeated, that has never happened since they started letting NHL players in the Games.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 14:19

    The Canadians are looking very good...

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 14:20

    The Canadians are looking very good...

    a runaway says my commentator

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 14:21

    5-1 after the 3rd

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 14:22

    5-1 after the 3rd

    5 more ends til they can concede ;)

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 14:32

    curling is more dangerous than luge apparently.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 14:46

    curling is more dangerous than luge apparently.

    Sorry?

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 14:47

    Sorry?

    at the vancouver olympics 1 in 25 curlers got injured which apparently is a higher rate of injury than luge, skeleton and ski jumping thus my commentators said it's more dangerous :D

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 14:48

    at the vancouver olympics 1 in 25 curlers got injured which apparently is a higher rate of injury than luge, skeleton and ski jumping thus my commentators said it's more dangerous :D

    Maybe they could talk severity of injury rather than proportion...

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 14:50

    GB pull one back in the 5th, Canada lead 6-2.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 15:03

    thick accents on those canadians!

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 15:09

    Another 2 for the Canadians...

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 15:18

    i would like to go through life with one slidey shoe and one grippy shoe.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 15:19

    i would like to go through life with one slidey shoe and one grippy shoe.

    I think that's what you get if you wear one roller blade and one platform boot.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 15:36

    That's it. GB concedes.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 15:37

    That's it. GB concedes.

    i like that thats not a bad thing in curling.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 15:39

    i like that thats not a bad thing in curling.

    Thought of as honourable :)

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 15:41

    Thought of as honourable :)

    maybe the fact its such a nice sport is why canada is good at it.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 15:51

    team pursuit speed skating! very cycling of them.

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 16:44

    team pursuit speed skating! very cycling of them.

    Awwww I've missed all the good stuff!

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 16:50

    Oh God, Britain's unluckiest athlete nearly stacks it again...

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 16:54

    5 minutes to puck drop. prepare yourselves! this could be better than the gold game :(

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 16:56

    5 minutes to puck drop. prepare yourselves! this could be better than the gold game :(

    Seems a bit unfair really... How has that happened?

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 16:57

    Seems a bit unfair really... How has that happened?

    they don't have seeding to prevent this from happening until after the round robin. makes sense but is also kind of silly.

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 16:58

    One of the skaters went over the line sliding backwards on her bum :D

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 16:59

    theres a lot of failing in the women's slalom.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 17:05

    i think i want the usa to win. i think. i'm like 70% sure and thats a majority.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 17:10

    i feel bad for ryan getzlaf, he got real bald real fast

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BXMWtpRCcAAouK7.jpg

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 17:24

    lots of chances. great game so far!

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 17:37

    Oh FFS Elise Christie might actually be the world's unluckiest woman...

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 17:38

    after all of yesterdays meg(h)ans today there are 6 ryans.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 17:38

    scoreless first period. there has been a lot of those.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 17:41

    Oh FFS Elise Christie might actually be the world's unluckiest woman...

    Gets penalised in 2 contests, but doesn't get one to go her way in the 3rd... bad times.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 17:56

    canada scores!

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:11

    usa made scoring look so easy in every other game but just can't get it done today

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:19

    sort it out us powerplay!

  • Jen21/02/2014 at 18:23

    Oh I hate work getting in the way of the Olympics! Who are we supporting here Amy?

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:25

    Oh I hate work getting in the way of the Olympics! Who are we supporting here Amy?

    i think usa but i am not sure. i wont be sad if canada win.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 18:25

    Oh I hate work getting in the way of the Olympics! Who are we supporting here Amy?

    HOCKEY

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:26

    HOCKEY

    good answer!

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:27

    i can say that whoever loses this is who we are supporting in the bronze game!

  • Jen21/02/2014 at 18:27

    HOCKEY

    Of course! It's funny when you think you support both sides/players/drivers etc and they're in a fight against each other - often becomes clear where your loyalties really lie!

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 18:27

    i can say that whoever loses this is who we are supporting in the bronze game!

    And the winner gets the support in the final?

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:27

    And the winner gets the support in the final?

    no because we like sweden too. its really hard with canucks spread out everywhere haha.

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 18:27

    i can say that whoever loses this is who we are supporting in the bronze game!

    You're going off the USA?

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:38

    If I tyoe nonsense today it is because I just got varifocals for the first time and they are very tricky to drive

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:39

    ovi's in the house

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:40

    Those flexible masks a long ways from their faces can't add much safety

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 18:40

    Looks like the Canadian PM is currently in line for 2 crates of beer.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:43

    the nice thing about lu and hamhuis stapled to the bench all tournament is that they'll be well rested for our game on wednesday.

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:43

    Looks like the Canadian PM is currently in line for 2 crates of beer.

    American beer though

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:43

    the nice thing about lu and hamhuis stapled to the bench all tournament is that they'll be well rested for our game on wednesday.

    That's handy

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:44

    That's handy

    a few teams have had players get season ending injuries in sochi so so far so good although Kesler's trying really hard to do the same.

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 18:44

    American beer though

    I feel a re-gift coming.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:45

    Looks like the Canadian PM is currently in line for 2 crates of beer.

    the Canadian PM wrote a book about hockey, meanwhile I've seen the video of Obama meeting the Blackhawks, even as a Chicago native he does not know who they are.

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:46

    a few teams have had players get season ending injuries in sochi so so far so good although Kesler's trying really hard to do the same.

    That is always an issue with international players. Happened here with a really promising young football player. John Kennedy of Celtic was being talked of as future club captain etc and expected to be a fixture in the Scotland team Played for Scotland in an irrelevant tournament and got a career ending injury

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:47

    That is always an issue with international players. Happened here with a really promising young football player. John Kennedy of Celtic was being talked of as future club captain etc and expected to be a fixture in the Scotland team Played for Scotland in an irrelevant tournament and got a career ending injury

    career ending is rough. Crosby is one concussion away from that I think.

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:51

    Now that I am watching my TV through proper glasses it is amazing how sharp the picture is

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:51

    Now that I am watching my TV through proper glasses it is amazing how sharp the picture is

    corrective lenses are good like that

  • Will^21/02/2014 at 18:52

    corrective lenses are good like that

    Going from no glasses to glasses is something special.

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:52

    corrective lenses are good like that

    For the last few years I have always had reading glasses on for sidepodcast/twitter etc and just looked over the top of them for TV

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 18:53

    Going from no glasses to glasses is something special.

    I disagree!! I'm so used to my dodgy eyesight that I get headaches with glasses.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:53

    I disagree!! I'm so used to my dodgy eyesight that I get headaches with glasses.

    i feel like you must have lied about the 'better or worse' at some point :P

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:54

    Going from no glasses to glasses is something special.

    First time I have had varifocals and I think I need to get some F1 neck training because I am constantly movng my head

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 18:55

    i feel like you must have lied about the 'better or worse' at some point :P

    No it's just that I'm very short sighted in one eye and long sighted in the other. Having proper glasses baffled my brain.

    I actually have good eyesight with no glasses but my eyes only do their thing one at a time :D

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:55

    i feel like you must have lied about the 'better or worse' at some point :P

    +1

    I just went and got my eyes re-tested when I became aware that my left eye could see well without my driving glasses and was massively blurred with the lens in place

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 18:55

    kessel i miss you already

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:56

    I actually have good eyesight with no glasses but my eyes only do their thing one at a time :D

    Have you thought about a patch you can switch depending how far away the thing you want to see is?

  • Alison21/02/2014 at 18:57

    Have you thought about a patch you can switch depending how far away the thing you want to see is?

    My brain does that on its own. I don't have blurry vision at all.

    It just really did NOT like both eyes being in focus at once.

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 18:58

    My brain does that on its own. I don't have blurry vision at all.

    That's what happened with my driving glasses. The brain compensated for the left eye blur. It was only one day I closed my right eye for some reason and realised I could really see any more.

    I still find it odd that my left eye improved all by itself

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:00

    come on phillllll don't be as useless as your sister was yesterday

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 19:04

    It was at this time last night that Canada scored

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:07

    Canada making it very hard for USA to pull Quick

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 19:07

    NASA and the Canadian Space Agency are betting maple cookies agains stars and stripes cookies in the ISS

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 19:07

    Canada look like they are defending in a basketball zone

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 19:08

    Canada wins

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:08

    poor Kesler. Sweden v Canada will be a good 'un.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:11

    not as high scoring as everyone predicted.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:12

    lots of hugs between NHL team mates in the handshake line. Aw.

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:13

    and whoever wins two canucks will get gold. twoooooooo!

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 19:17

    and whoever wins two canucks will get gold. twoooooooo!

    And that is what is really important. That and the Canucks don't kill each other obviously

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:21

    And that is what is really important. That and the Canucks don't kill each other obviously

    yes. but daniel getting gold without henrik would be weird and upsetting so maybe i want canada to win.

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 19:23

    yes. but daniel getting gold without henrik would be weird and upsetting so maybe i want canada to win.

    You obviously need more time to think about it. Shane a draw is not an option

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:25

    You obviously need more time to think about it. Shane a draw is not an option

    i just feel like it could create an odd balance of power because as twins everything they have won is the same, and they just signed new contracts and years of 'you have an olympic gold? thats nice bro, i have two' might be bad for the team :D

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 19:26

    You have brothers who are different nationalities

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:27

    henrik was named to the team but then he got injured before the games started booooo

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:28

    meanwhile Luongo is doing a good job at pretending to be happy to be backup, tweeting his praise for the guy who stole his job.

    https://twitter.com/strombone1/status/436944404839149568

  • Steven Roy21/02/2014 at 19:33

    Every time I see a tweet about Canucks I think I will forward it to Amy only to discover it is her retweeting it

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:34

    Every time I see a tweet about Canucks I think I will forward it to Amy only to discover it is her retweeting it

    :D

  • Amy21/02/2014 at 19:36

    that last one i retweeted started out positive and then ended with the harsh reminder that theyre going back to fighting for a playoff spot on wednesday and probably losing.

  • Mr C21/02/2014 at 20:16

    Every time I see a tweet about Canucks I think I will forward it to Amy only to discover it is her retweeting it

    hehehe!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 12:33

    my tv people are trying to work out if spending $20,000,000 for 3 medals none of which are gold is a good thing.

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 13:14

    my tv people are trying to work out if spending $20,000,000 for 3 medals none of which are gold is a good thing.

    you could 3d-print them for far less.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 13:23

    you could 3d-print them for far less.

    but these have russian meteor in them!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 13:41

    i wonder how they decide that 117 is a good number of people to have in the slalom

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 13:55

    but these have russian meteor in them!

    then $20,000,000 is a bargain!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 13:56

    then $20,000,000 is a bargain!

    only 9.5mil was taxpayer money, hooray! F1 looks like a bargain :D

  • Pat W22/02/2014 at 13:59

    I'm flicking between BBC2 Olympics, and BBC1 6 Nations.

    Speed skating at the moment.

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 14:00

    only 9.5mil was taxpayer money, hooray! F1 looks like a bargain :D

    how much would a space programme cost to go and get bits of meteorite.

    (you could just go to greenland or wherever and mine one, but shh)

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:00

    Speed skating at the moment.

    i am flicking between speed skating and way, way, way too many slalom skiers and pondering what time to put some pizza in the oven with one hour til the hockey starts :D

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:01

    how much would a space programme cost to go and get bits of meteorite.

    i think an australian space program would be quite expensive because you'd be starting from scratch

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 14:01

    i am flicking between speed skating and way, way, way too many slalom skiers and pondering what time to put some pizza in the oven with one hour til the hockey starts :D

    careful with the packaging. sneaky things pizzas.

  • Pat W22/02/2014 at 14:02

    i am flicking between speed skating and way, way, way too many slalom skiers and pondering what time to put some pizza in the oven with one hour til the hockey starts :D

    They showed some endurance skiiing thing a minute ago.

    I thought the hockey had finished.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:02

    careful with the packaging. sneaky things pizzas.

    i think of you every single time i cook one :)

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:03

    I thought the hockey had finished.

    bronze medal game today and gold medal game tomorrow

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 14:04

    I thought the hockey had finished.

    It is... for the Russians and the Americans! (sorry for being smug)

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 14:05

    It is... for the Russians and the Americans! (sorry for being smug)

    ouch!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:05

    It is... for the Russians and the Americans! (sorry for being smug)

    americans could still take bronze and i hope they doooooo

  • john22/02/2014 at 14:05

    usa spent 24,000,000 on a bmw built bob sled. our bob sleds are shopping trolleys with painted cardboard.

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 14:12

    We are happy to win any medal in any sport... Except hockey. There is no excuse. Lie Denis said.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XbL7lG0Su8#t=101

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:31

    cross country skiing looks like such a workout. I also like that one american is doing it in a tank top and 3/4 trousers while practically everyone else is covered ankle to wrist

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 14:33

    cross country skiing looks like such a workout. I also like that one american is doing it in a tank top and 3/4 trousers while practically everyone else is covered ankle to wrist

    I feel exhausted watching it

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:34

    I feel exhausted watching it

    i kind of want to do it because i feel like it'd make me instantly fit but i think i live in the wrong place to try it. what a shame.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 14:35

    i kind of want to do it because i feel like it'd make me instantly fit but i think i live in the wrong place to try it. what a shame.

    I would like to see cross country skiing in the australian outback, that would be quite something :)

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:43

    people are upset in sweden that all the officials for the gold medal game are canadian, except the players themselves don't even care.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 14:45

    people are upset in sweden that all the officials for the gold medal game are canadian, except the players themselves don't even care.

    I'm assuming there must be a bronze medal game too?

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:46

    I'm assuming there must be a bronze medal game too?

    in 15 minutes. YOU'D BETTER BE HERE FOR IT.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 14:46

    in 15 minutes. YOU'D BETTER BE HERE FOR IT.

    Sweeeeeeeet. I'll be around :D

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 14:47

    Although I had to explain how ice hockey worked and the rules to people yesterday and somehow managed to. Good work Amy

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:47

    Sweeeeeeeet. I'll be around :D

    i am so sad its almost all over :(

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 14:47

    i am so sad its almost all over :(

    the end is too close :(

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:48

    the end is too close :(

    i am looking forward to not being on a russian time zone anymore but i used the olympics as my excuse to remain unemployed and now i have to start job hunting and thats scary :(

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 14:50

    i am looking forward to not being on a russian time zone anymore but i used the olympics as my excuse to remain unemployed and now i have to start job hunting and thats scary :(

    It was such a nice excuse

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 14:51

    It was such a nice excuse

    at least theres only 2.5 days between the gold medal hockey game and the first NHL game. theres literally no such thing as hockey downtime and i looooove it.

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 15:00

    is it bbc's choice or an ioc/russia decision to display all the timing graphics in 4:3 format?

    surely everyone owns a widescreen telly these days.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:01

    No ice hockey again on the tv channels :(

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:01

    No ice hockey again on the tv channels :(

    that is stupid, theres only like two events left!

    that said its not on my tv yet either.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:02

    that is stupid, theres only like two events left!

    I get they need to mix events but they've only ever shown curling or figure skating mostly on the tv channels. The ice hockey has been treated really rubbish by the BBC but I suppose if we haven't got a team they assume no one cares

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 15:03

    surely everyone owns a widescreen telly these days.

    I did not notice that, but I think it's a question of playing it safe. Everyone in Europe and N.A. have widescreens, but I wonder what the global penetration is? FWIW, the broadcaster logo (bug) is placed for 16:9.

    Remember, it took F1 a couple of years after the move to HD to get the graphics also in 16:9.

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 15:03

    I get they need to mix events but they've only ever shown curling or figure skating mostly on the tv channels. The ice hockey has been treated really rubbish by the BBC but I suppose if we haven't got a team they assume no one cares

    interestingly christine was mad the other day the only thing she ever sees is hockey and curling. guess it depends when you tune in.

    personally i haven't seen enough snowboard events.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:03

    I get they need to mix events but they've only ever shown curling or figure skating mostly on the tv channels. The ice hockey has been treated really rubbish by the BBC but I suppose if we haven't got a team they assume no one cares

    so dumb. theyve treated hockey well here even though we dont have a team, probably because hockey fans here are super vocal and have been tweeting them an awful lot.

    surely they should show live stuff though? other than the biathlon and about ten more minutes of speedskating the hockey is the only thing on for the next 2 hours.

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 15:04

    i am looking forward to not being on a russian time zone anymore but i used the olympics as my excuse to remain unemployed and now i have to start job hunting and thats scary :(

    Oh dear! When did that happen?

    I am loving the biathlon!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:05

    Oh dear! When did that happen?

    end of january! best timed olympics ever. "whats the point in applying for stuff now if a job means i cant watch 4am hockey? ill take a month off"

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 15:05

    surely they should show live stuff though? other than the biathlon and about ten more minutes of speedskating the hockey is the only thing on for the next 2 hours.

    They're probably showing a figure skating rerun :D

    I don't actually have a television so I can watch whatever I want online so I shouldn't really complain

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 15:05

    Remember, it took F1 a couple of years after the move to HD to get the graphics also in 16:9.

    but f1 is slooooooow at adoption! seems odd with glorious HD pictures to stick everything in the middle.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:05

    interestingly christine was mad the other day the only thing she ever sees is hockey and curling. guess it depends when you tune in.

    yeah I suppose. Although it was silly the other day they had a break in the bobsled and stared at an empty track for 20 minutes before changing sport!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:08

    "are they players? officials? I'm not sure" says the commentator as they film Teemu aka the most recognisable Finnish player ever. Shh Australian man, shhhh.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:09

    yaaaay

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 15:09

    i has HD hockey

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:09

    i did not enjoy shot of ryan kesler walking into arena with his hand bandaged.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:09

    i has HD hockey

    good lurking BBC commentors :)

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:12

    they made a movie about teemu because he's teemu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le6ACSmCznY

    I started watching it yesterday but watching a subtitled movie reminds me how bad I am at paying attention to the screen. I spent a lot of time going 'i'm still listening to it.....i don't know what they're saying'

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:12

    whenever I see phil kessel, all I can see is that picture you tweeted with the spaced out expressed on his face Amy

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 15:13

    The CBC (Canadian) reported this morning that they served something on the order of 650K streams of yesterday's CAN-USA semi-final. The HD stream from CBC is served at 2.5Mb!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:13

    whenever I see phil kessel, all I can see is that picture you tweeted with the spaced out expressed on his face Amy

    PHIL KESSEL IS AMERICA http://i.imgur.com/EEvwypz.gif

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:18

    I liked that shot through his legs :)

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:19

    What the?!

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 15:19

    I liked that shot through his legs :)

    Biathalon?

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:19

    Biathalon?

    Ice Hockey

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:20

    I liked that shot through his legs :)

    hes determined for that to work, just once.

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 15:20

    Biathalon?

    That really would be something... :D

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:21

    kesler made some good saves there as a non goalie

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:22

    Ouucch.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:22

    Ouucch.

    Stick right to the face

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:23

    Ouucch.

    a guy on my team did this to someone with a high stick http://www.everyjoe.com/wp-content/gallery/sam-gagner-jaw/sam-gagner-broken-jaw-photos-1.jpg

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:25

    too many replays of non goalie kesler taking shots. ouch. theres a reason goalie padding is so much bigger.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:29

    heres a fun hockey fact for you.

    USA 88 Patrick Kane once beat up a taxi driver over 20 cents.

    USA 88 Patrick Kane has career earnings of 27 million dollars.

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 15:29

    In the spirit of Daytona.... biathletes are bump-drafting down the hills.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:31

    Hehe, Vatanen.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:31

    penalty shot woah

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 15:32

    i like hockey robot cameras.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:32

    come on kaner. beat him like a cab driver.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:33

    fail

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:33

    he misses!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:33

    shoulda sent shootout hero TJ Oshie

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 15:38

    The biathlon is very close!!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:39

    the twitters tell me that Oshie couldn't take it because it had to be someone who was on the ice at the time of the penalty

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 15:41

    The biathlon is very close!!

    C'mon Russian man!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:43

    ow puck to the throat hurts

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:44

    hey lukeh i found a tumblr for your intermission entertainment

    http://kesselface.tumblr.com/

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 15:45

    hey lukeh i found a tumblr for your intermission entertainment

    I love the internet

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:47

    yet another scoreless first period which means someones going to score in the first 2 minutes of the next one.

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 15:53

    Who are we supporting?

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 15:53

    Who are we supporting?

    zambino(boni) driver.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 15:54

    Who are we supporting?

    team kessel

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 15:55

    zambino(boni) driver.

    I can't see the zamboni. Only stupid highlights :(

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:00

    teeeemuuuuu

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 16:00

    yet another scoreless first period which means someones going to score in the first 2 minutes of the next one.

    Psychic!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:00

    but seriously, how many games is that now with 0-0 first period and then someone scoring right away in the second. i think its roughly a million.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:01

    Psychic!

    every time!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:01

    ok finland, stop that now.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:04

    Finland had their weetabix in that period break

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:08

    Hah, that wasn't subtle from komarov!

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 16:09

    Another broken stick penalty shot.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:09

    SORT IT OUT PATRICK

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:10

    He is not a good penalty sot shooter

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 16:10

    Is this the BBC commentary? The most enlightening thing they have to say is that he looks like Chandler Bing...?

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:10

    Is this the BBC commentary? The most enlightening thing they have to say is that he looks like Chandler Bing...?

    Fake Crofty has been good this tournament!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:10

    He is not a good penalty sot shooter

    he's been good in his career in general but this season he went 0 for 12 or something stupid before he got one.

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 16:10

    He is not a good penalty sot shooter

    None of them are really are they.... How many shots did they need to beat Russia?!

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 16:12

    Fake Crofty has been good this tournament!

    Hah! He does sound a bit like that. I was confused by the other guy being american.

    There was me thinking that Michael Johnson was the only American allowed on BBC sport.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:13

    None of them are really are they.... How many shots did they need to beat Russia?!

    you're considered good in general if your percentage is above 50%. It's not easy to get a puck in a little goal with a big goalie!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:14

    i'd hate for the us to be SHUTOUT two games in a row. But Rask appears to be trying for a SHUTOUT.

    #shutoutjinx

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 16:17

    What is "stick checking"

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:18

    What is "stick checking"

    interfering with someones stick with your stick

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:19

    What is "stick checking"

    When you hit the other guy's stick with yours.

    (I think)

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:19

    interfering with someones stick with your stick

    yessssss

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:19

    (I think)

    yay i love hockey pro lukeh :D

  • Christine22/02/2014 at 16:19

    Ooh yay, the skiing thing when they knock down those sticks and they bounce right back up again!

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 16:19

    Erm what is that stick doing there...

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 16:20

    interfering with someones stick with your stick

    Yep, that is it. Instead of trying to control the body progress, drirection, speed, etc. you control the stick of the other player by lifting it, holding it down, pinning it, etc.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:20

    Ooh yay, the skiing thing when they knock down those sticks and they bounce right back up again!

    I still think they need to accompany those sticks with booiiinnng noises.

  • Christine22/02/2014 at 16:22

    I still think they need to accompany those sticks with booiiinnng noises.

    They do!

    I wonder that the people can keep track of which way they're supposed to be going. Lot of poles, lot of confusion.

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 16:25

    4 man-bob or figure skating?

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:26

    There's the janitor or tourist or someone Teemu

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:26

    Oops, I didn't mean to cross out teem

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:27

    There's the janitor or tourist or someone Teemu

    might be an official. cant be sure.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:31

    under review at the end

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 16:31

    What's going on?

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:31

    under review at the end

    nope, hit the top of the net

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:31

    Kane cellys so hard he can make them review clear misses.

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 16:32

    Wtf, were the americans claiming that had gone in the goal?

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:32

    What's going on?

    They review when it looks like the puck has gone in the goal and back out so quickly that the game has continued. There's been a few very controversial decisions these games!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:47

    i just realised i can totally relate F1 to this game

    http://img.mtv3.fi/mn_kuvat/mtv3/urheilu/nhl/suomalaiset/1343439.jpg

    BOOM.

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 16:47

    i just realised i can totally relate F1 to this game

    If only F1 gave out medals!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:49

    here is more teemu and kimi for good measure

    http://img.mtv3.fi/mn_kuvat/mtv3/viihde/henkilot_ja_yhtyeet/suomalaiset/635045.jpg

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:53

    there appears to be no evidence that teemu ever met mika which is odd because their careers totally overlapped.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:53

    blimey!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:54

    finland totally dominate olympic hockey in a sneaky way.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:55

    if they win which is looking pretty good, this will be their fourth medal in the five games since the NHL players started coming, yet no one ever puts them in the medal conversation at the start of the tournaments.

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 16:58

    if they win which is looking pretty good, this will be their fourth medal in the five games since the NHL players started coming, yet no one ever puts them in the medal conversation at the start of the tournaments.

    Sneaky is better. Low pressure!

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:58

    four!

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 16:59

    this is crazy.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 16:59

    finland REALLY want this medal. USA playing like they're just upset about not getting gold.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:00

    i wouldnt be surprised to see teemu in 2018. he can say this is his last all he wants. he's been saying that in the NHL for years.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:01

    plus he can't give up hockey because he's really bad at golf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRkcl_RHwoc

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:02

    now that ive given up on the USA i demand a Teemu hat trick.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:03

    identical number of shots for each team.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 17:05

    identical number of shots for each team.

    Finland have been lethal

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:05

    Finland have been lethal

    plus they have the best goalie in the tournament. Good thing Rask got better from his flu!

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 17:06

    "Where's my stick gone?!"

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:07

    pull quick, make it even worse.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 17:07

    Oh my.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 17:09

    Phil doesn't look impressed.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:10

    Phil doesn't look impressed.

    he looks less impressed than when he takes on smelling salts

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 17:10

    he looks less impressed than when he takes on smelling salts

    What a guy

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:11

    What a guy

    he does it in every game, i do not understand the appeal of something you clearly hate so much.

    also, have you seen the best subreddit ever?

    http://www.reddit.com/r/templeofthephil/

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 17:12

    also, have you seen the best subreddit ever?

    Oh my word.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 17:12

    *upphils everything*

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:13

    Oh my word.

    phil is a religion. i am going to a party in a few weeks and a friend of a friend will be there that ive never met but i know hes a leafs fan so i really want to discuss phil with him.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:17

    shutout bronze!

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 17:17

    What a win for finland

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:19

    bye teeemuuuuuuuuu. best olympic scorer everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    just because he's been going since 1920 i guess.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:24

    i always find the mens hockey medal presentation weird

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:26

    so now theres a presentation just of the bronzes and the USA have disappeared and tomorrow they'll give out the gold and silver and therell be no mention of bronze medallists even existing

    yet for the ladies they give out all 3 lots of medals at the last game.

    i dont get it but they always do it this way.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:29

    biggest cheer for teemu <3

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 17:35

    tuukka rask looks like an oompa loompa

  • Pat W22/02/2014 at 18:20

    Hooray for bobsleigh. 2nd run in the 4man on now.

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 18:21

    we have it on too. trying to make up for all the events i missed the last two weeks.

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 18:27

    Upside down

  • Pat W22/02/2014 at 18:28

    Ouch. That looked painful. Tipped over..

  • Pat W22/02/2014 at 18:29

    They look okay

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 18:29

    That didn't look good :(

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 18:30

    Excellent beards.

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 18:39

    That was close!

  • Pat W22/02/2014 at 18:52

    It's all very tight! Russia leads Latvia overnight by 0.04s.

    I know nothing detailed about the sport but I assumed it would be Russia v Germany.

    Last two runs tomorrow. 9am and 11am UK.

  • Pat W22/02/2014 at 18:52

    Ah more are running? I suppose they invert the top 20 from the first run, then everyone from 21st goes after..

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 18:55

    Ah more are running? I suppose they invert the top 20 from the first run, then everyone from 21st goes after..

    That's what happens. It's to make it exciting on the last run with the leader going last to win it. But if literally everyone went before them, they'd start complaining because the track would basically be destroyed.

  • Pat W22/02/2014 at 18:57

    That's what happens. It's to make it exciting on the last run with the leader going last to win it. But if literally everyone went before them, they'd start complaining because the track would basically be destroyed.

    Makes sense. The track does look a lot worse now, not just because of the crash.

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 18:58

    Makes sense. The track does look a lot worse now, not just because of the crash.

    I dread to think how much that bobsleigh + 4 muscly men must weigh :/

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 18:58

    They do the same in a lot of the ski events for the same reason. Once the snow/ice is really rutted, you obviously can't go as smoothly down.

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 19:00

    I dread to think how much that bobsleigh + 4 muscly men must weigh :/

    630kg max. Used to be loaded with really heavy guys until a weight limit was added in 1952

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobsleigh#Sleighs_and_crews

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 19:05

    630kg max. Used to be loaded with really heavy guys until a weight limit was added in 1952

    That still seems pretty heavy!

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 19:08

    That still seems pretty heavy!

    A formula one car is heavier and it only has one little guy in it

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 19:10

    A formula one car is heavier and it only has one little guy in it

    That's a whole car, not this weird thing that looks more like a motorcycle sidecar... Or a child's attempt at building a spaceship.

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 19:13

    That's a whole car, not this weird thing that looks more like a motorcycle sidecar... Or a child's attempt at building a spaceship.

    Yes bud add 4 big guys in place of one little one

  • Will^22/02/2014 at 19:17

    Congrats everyone: New commenting record!

  • Lukeh22/02/2014 at 19:20

    Congrats everyone: New commenting record!

    *runs around high fiving everyone*

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 19:25

    Congrats everyone: New commenting record!

    How do you know that?

  • Will^22/02/2014 at 19:33

    Previous record set in Canada 2011 (as mentioned on http://sidepodcast.com/about ) 2986.

    This is number 3010 for the thread

  • Will^22/02/2014 at 19:34

    ...my phone is struggling to cope ;)

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 19:34

    ...my phone is struggling to cope ;)

    i'm not surprised!

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 19:36

    now we gotta update the about page!

  • Will^22/02/2014 at 19:40

    now we gotta update the about page!

    Wait till the end of the Games (maybe) ;)

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 19:46

    i'm not surprised!

    #sorry

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 19:47

    #sorry

    we have reached the outer limits of what html is capable of :)

    (probs needed a second thread)

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 19:48

    we have reached the outer limits of what html is capable of :)

    And it is all Amy's fault

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 19:49

    And it is all Amy's fault

    basically, she just crushed tim berners-lee's dream.

  • Christine22/02/2014 at 19:53

    (probs needed a second thread)

    I was going to but then I didn't and now it's too late!

  • Will^22/02/2014 at 19:53

    (probs needed a second thread)

    Going to need a bigger boat thread

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 19:54

    I was going to but then I didn't and now it's too late!

    i kinda prefer single threaded discussions (typing delays notwithstanding).

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 19:54

    we have reached the outer limits of what html is capable of :)

    Who do we write to about complaining how html is not up to the job?

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 19:56

    Who do we write to about complaining how html is not up to the job?

    http://www.w3.org/

    it takes them five years to make a decision.

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 19:57

    it takes them five years to make a decision.

    Seems like a second thread is easier

  • Will^22/02/2014 at 19:57

    i kinda prefer single threaded discussions (typing delays notwithstanding).

    I like them as well. My solution would be to somehow collapse the comments in 500s, after 1000 is reached (etc), but I have no idea of how to do it, or if it is even possible.

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 19:57

    Seems like a second thread is easier

    :)

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 19:58

    basically, she just crushed tim berners-lee's dream.

    olympic relevance! https://twitter.com/timberners_lee/status/228960085672599552

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 19:59
  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 19:59

    I like them as well. My solution would be to somehow collapse the comments in 500s, after 1000 is reached (etc), but I have no idea of how to do it, or if it is even possible.

    i think we'll have to do exactly that.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 20:03

    all thats left is 2 more bobsled runs, a stupidly long cross country skiing race and the last hockey game then the thread can be left in peace :)

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 20:04

    no closing ceremony?

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 20:05

    oh yeahhhhh forgot about that because its not on the schedule. i'm surprised they can even have one, it feels like every athlete left sochi as soon as their competition ended.

  • Will^22/02/2014 at 20:05

    no closing ceremony?

    Tomorrow, with the final of the hockey

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 20:09

    is it on telly?

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 20:09

    is it on telly?

    but of course! starts at 20:14 russian time.

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 20:10

    but of course! starts at 20:14 russian time.

    Very clever

  • Mr C22/02/2014 at 20:11

    but of course! starts at 20:14 russian time.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 20:12

    the kiwi slopestyle brothers got busted by the russian police for trying to slopestyle in the village

    http://freeskier.com/nibblets/photo-joss-wells-gets-busted-by-the-cops-skiing-urban-in-sochi-russia

  • Christine22/02/2014 at 20:14

    God, who'd be a ref!

  • Will^22/02/2014 at 20:15

    the kiwi slopestyle brothers got busted by the russian police for trying to slopestyle in the village

    I thought that was going to be them trying to hit the park in the dark.

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 20:19

    I thought that was going to be them trying to hit the park in the dark.

    "urban" sking doesn't look like fun to me https://twitter.com/JossiWells/status/437287014946603008/photo/1

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 20:21

    "urban" sking doesn't look like fun to me https://twitter.c…946603008/photo/1

    It looks totally safe to me. Honest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBqdPoyMGh8

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 20:23

    It looks totally safe to me. Honest

    wow, detroit is a dump

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 20:25

    wow, detroit is a dump

    Yes. The car industry died and left Detroit in massive poverty

  • Alison22/02/2014 at 20:26

    wow, detroit is a dump

    Yeah there's not really anything there...

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 20:26

    Yes. The car industry died and left Detroit in massive poverty

    i knew they were bankrupt and murdery but i guess in general the pictures i see are all of the actual city bits that still have life in them.

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 20:29

    i knew they were bankrupt and murdery but i guess in general the pictures i see are all of the actual city bits that still have life in them.

    There are lots of huge empty car plants. A few years ago 2009-2010 ish unemployment in Detroit was around 50%. The whole area has been devastated

  • Amy22/02/2014 at 20:29

    There are lots of huge empty car plants. A few years ago 2009-2010 ish unemployment in Detroit was around 50%. The whole area has been devastated

    good thing they're spending $650 million replacing their NHL arena then!

  • Steven Roy22/02/2014 at 20:30

    good thing they're spending $650 million replacing their NHL arena then!

    They can't let the Redwings move. That would be really serious.

  • Will^22/02/2014 at 20:30

    All I see is them skidding off the snow and onto the concrete and I wince for the bottom of the skis.

  • Bert22/02/2014 at 22:07

    Just watching replays... The crash of Canada 3 in the 4 man Bob' is certainly due to a mechanical failure. The bob' is see with it's rear left running high in the air well-well before being in the left-hand corner it was set up for.

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 09:38

    4-man Bob run 3. This is fast stuff

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 09:39

    Germany haven't not medalled in the bobsled since 1964. Pride on the in their final run oooooh

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 09:45

    No pressure

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 10:59

    "was cool runnings a true story" my flatmate just asked

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 11:20

    Teemu is carrying Finlands flag tonight #teemuforever

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 11:21

    I've seen the highlights from yesterday... the Americans didn't turn up.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 11:21

    I've seen the highlights from yesterday... the Americans didn't turn up.

    not in the slightest. Patrick Kane looked like he was the only one who cared.

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 11:31

    GB's last chance of a final medal...

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 11:35

    Doesn't look like the Germans will be coming away with anything from this one/

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 11:36

    poor germany

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 11:52

    oh teemu wont carry the flag after all, his plane leaves before the ceremony

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 11:54

    When does the puck drop?

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 11:55

    When does the puck drop?

    All Olympics it has been 5 minutes after the hour or so. Maybe there will be delays due to protocol.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 11:57

    i think ive decided that i want canada to win but i want a swedish canuck to get a goal.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:00

    i think ive decided that i want canada to win but i want a swedish canuck to get a goal.

    Thanks for letting us know :D

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:03

    Thanks for letting us know :D

    i cant guarantee the correctness of my info.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:05

    Come on Sweden!

    Or Canada!

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 12:05

    Look at that scoreboard... 4:45 left before the game.

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 12:06

    Come on hockey!

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 12:07

    Wait, how come most of the officials are Canadians?

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:07

    What is the referee doing??

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 12:08

    Wait, how come most of the officials are Canadians?

    The refs are approved by both coaches before the game.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:08

    Wait, how come most of the officials are Canadians?

    they picked guys most qualified at reffing big games. swedish players are ok with it because they know them from the nhl. swedish media are not ok with it.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:08

    Wait, how come most of the officials are Canadians?

    I guess that's where a lot of the top level hockey is played.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:10

    they picked guys most qualified at reffing big games. swedish players are ok with it because they know them from the nhl. swedish media are not ok with it.

    Absolutely, no point having some British guy because he's neutral if he's not been refereeing top matches. He's not going to be able to stay in control.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:11

    Absolutely, no point having some British guy because he's neutral if he's not been refereeing top matches. He's not going to be able to stay in control.

    the womens final ref was british and she was out of her depth

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:11

    blimey, early sgtart almost!

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:11

    *start

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:15

    i cant guarantee the correctness of my info.

    Still going for Canada? I guess you'll know how you feel when someone scores.

    I quite like Sweden as a country. I really want to go!

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:16

    Thought that went in... obviously not.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:18

    Still going for Canada? I guess you'll know how you feel when someone scores.

    i put on my Lu jersey

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhKH38vCAAIR6JB.jpg

    so I think I'm going for Canada but but but I still dont know because he's not even playing :(

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:18

    i put on my Lu jersey

    Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:19

    i put on my Lu jersey

    Are you hoping for Price to play badly or get injured

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:20

    Are you hoping for Price to play badly or get injured

    nah, he can stay in goal. if he is rubbish and they pull him and put lu in they'd still lose and then lu would take all the blame.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:24

    Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    i wonder if theres enough canucks canadian fans in the building to luuuuuuuu when he gets his medal. There was in Vancouver but that makes sense.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:29

    goooooal!

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 12:29

    GOAL

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:29

    Poor Lunqdvist

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:29

    toews!!!!!!!!!!!111

    you can always count on a captain to get a goal in the game where it counts.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:30

    A bit tough scoring and getting immediately substituted

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:31

    A bit tough scoring and getting immediately substituted

    perfect time for a line change though

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:31

    perfect time for a line change though

    No risk of getting caught with players out of position or temporarily short handed

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:31

    Them all playing with their gum shields might actually be the most unattractive thing I've ever seen

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:33

    poor sedin is out there playing without fake-sedin. first you take his brother. then you take his fake brother. damn you universe, damn you.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:34

    Manual zambonis

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:34

    Manual zambonis

    Dustpan and brush...

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:35

    He looks like james franco.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:35

    ooooooh

    010 gold medal game: Jon Toews opens the scoring at 12:50 of the first period. 2014 gold medal game: Jon Toews opens the scoring at 12:55.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:37

    Dustpan and brush...

    And scraper

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:39

    And scraper

    my league is too poor for snow scraper people and i swear it doesnt affect the game at all

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:40

    my league is too poor for snow scraper people and i swear it doesnt affect the game at all

    Two birds with one stone - during period breaks have games of curling to sweep loose ice off.

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 12:41

    They keep referring to it as a TV-timeout - where they take time to scrape the ice because people at home are being sold stuff.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:41

    my league is too poor for snow scraper people and i swear it doesnt affect the game at all

    They have to pay them? I'd have thought they could force junior players to do it... Like a ball boy.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:41

    my league is too poor for snow scraper people and i swear it doesnt affect the game at all

    If you are taking half a dozen people to games you could be the scraper squad.

    I imagine most leagues don't have them

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:42

    my two guys are the only two who haven't left the bench all period. thats my boys <3

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:42

    They have to pay them? I'd have thought they could force junior players to do it... Like a ball boy.

    Come and watch the game for free and go out and show off with a scraper. Make it a fun thing so the kids get cheered. Easy

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 12:42

    my two guys are the only two who haven't left the bench all period. thats my boys <3

    The #AmyCurse

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:43

    Come and watch the game for free and go out and show off with a scraper. Make it a fun thing so the kids get cheered. Easy

    if it was anyone it'd be the junior academy kids, they're the ones who clean up the pucks after warmups! but we don't need tv timeouts for our non televised league :(

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:43

    if it was anyone it'd be the junior academy kids, they're the ones who clean up the pucks after warmups! but we don't need tv timeouts for our non televised league :(

    Could do it in the two half times

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:44

    Could do it in the two half times

    they zamboni in the intermissions, dont need snow guys then

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:44

    if it was anyone it'd be the junior academy kids, they're the ones who clean up the pucks after warmups! but we don't need tv timeouts for our non televised league :(

    Yeah I can imagine it suddenly seems a lot more "necessary" once you're on the tv...

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:44

    they zamboni in the intermissions, dont need snow guys then

    That's obvious really

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:45

    Yeah I can imagine it suddenly seems a lot more "necessary" once you're on the tv...

    the problem with the olympics is all my adbreaks aren't taken during the tv timeouts, they're taken at random points where the puck is still in play. silly programmers.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:47

    Honestly though, the period is only 20 minutes. I can't believe they can't make it that long without showing adverts... I guess I've been spoilt in this country.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:48

    Honestly though, the period is only 20 minutes. I can't believe they can't make it that long without showing adverts... I guess I've been spoilt in this country.

    the other problem with our ads is it appears only 3 companies sponsor the olympics. same 3 ads over and over and over and over and i'm never buying a jeep in protest.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:50

    I would like to take the intermission to tell everyone to go see the lego movie.

    (not now, obviously)

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:51

    I would like to take the intermission to tell everyone to go see the lego movie.

    did someone say lego?

    *relates everything to hockey*

    http://www.christianmezofi.com/#lego-canucks

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:52

    did someone say lego?

    I love the puck!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:53

    I would like to take the intermission to tell everyone to go see the lego movie.

    What is so good about it since we have time?

  • john23/02/2014 at 12:53

    the problem with the olympics is all my adbreaks aren't taken during the tv timeouts, they're taken at random points where the puck is still in play. silly programmers.

    yes our commercial stations have no idea how to show live sport, its all about squeezing as many ads into the important times as possible.

    and I do apologise for that shocking mcdonalds (I think it is) ad they are constantly showing, 'do I have a choice'....thats so annoying.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:53

    What is so good about it since we have time?

    everything. everything about it.

    ever.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:54

    What is so good about it since we have time?

    Although i'll take the moment to get a #plug in there

    http://letterboxd.com/lukehmuse/film/the-lego-movie/

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 12:54

    None of my friends want to see it :(

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:55

    and I do apologise for that shocking mcdonalds (I think it is) ad they are constantly showing, 'do I have a choice'....thats so annoying.

    coffee salad mcchicken replays on a loop in my nightmares

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:55

    None of my friends want to see it :(

    To be honest I was gonna go see it by myself as no one else wanted to until my brother said he wanted to at the last moment. I would happily go by myself!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:55

    attractive blonde woman sits next to noted single person sidney crosby's parents in the crowd, hockey fangirls everywhere go into meltdown.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:57

    attractive blonde woman sits next to noted single person sidney crosby's parents in the crowd, hockey fangirls everywhere go into meltdown.

    I bet its his sister

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 12:57

    I bet its his sister

    Guess what. I just checked and he has a blonde sister

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/get-inspired/23476374

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 12:59

    attractive blonde woman sits next to noted single person sidney crosby's parents in the crowd, hockey fangirls everywhere go into meltdown.

    I like that he plays for the pittsburgh penguins. I'm going to like them simply for the fact they are called the penguins.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 12:59

    I bet its his sister

    its not his sister but it does look suspiciously like his ex girlfriend. i hope hes been secretly with her the whole time, that'd be an epic 7 years of trolling.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 13:00

    its not his sister but it does look suspiciously like his ex girlfriend. i hope hes been secretly with her the whole time, that'd be an epic 7 years of trolling.

    :)

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:00

    I like that he plays for the pittsburgh penguins. I'm going to like them simply for the fact they are called the penguins.

    thats a better reason than liking them because they win a lot. They have a lot of bandwagon fans.

    I think you should watch them play all of their games. ALL OF THEM. BECOME AN NHL JUNKIE.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:01

    thats a better reason than liking them because they win a lot. They have a lot of bandwagon fans.

    Ohh why did they have to be a glory hunting team :(

    But, on the other hand, penguins.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 13:02

    I thought that was a goal for a second

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:02

    But, on the other hand, penguins.

    yes! I am all for people liking hockey, that is enough for me, they do not have to like the same team as me :D pamela doesn't, we're still friends. i might ditch her if she supported the other melbourne team though :P

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 13:02

    Reports are in that they printed 11 pucks with insignia for the gold medal game. There are now 6 left.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 13:03

    But, on the other hand, penguins.

    Penguins are awesome. Edinburgh zoo opened a new penguin exhibit las year where you can watch them under water. None of them played hockey though

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:03

    a st louis goal would be awesome. he wasn't named to the team and it was considered a massive snub because he's been leading the NHL in scoring or something since the last olympics and he's 38 and would be too old to go next time and then his Tampa Bay team mate Steven Stamkos broke his leg and he got named to Team Canada as his replacement and I WANT HIM TO GET GOLD BECAUSE HES AWESOME AND SHORT.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:03

    Good Morning, Sidepodcastlanders!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:05

    here is noted short person martin st louis with noted tall person zdeno chara

    http://3.cdn.nhle.com/lightning/images/upload/gallery/2013/11/187667570_slide.jpg

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:05

    Canada have a good chance to take advantage of the match with this powerplay. Good time to get a bit of a lead.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 13:06

    here is noted short person martin st louis with noted tall person zdeno chara

    Wow. Big difference

    Good Morning, Sidepodcastlanders!

    Hi Jordan

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:06

    I also like how hockey likes their organ music

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:07

    Wow. Big difference

    he tries to make up for his shortness by having legs like sir chris hoy http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1902gzy5wjbrqjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:10

    Hi Jordan

    Feels like a Golden moment. The Price is right.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:12

    Feels like a Golden moment. The Price is right.

    jesus price

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:12

    Like I said, the Price is right...

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:15

    That one Swede Defender was about to Puke at the end of that shift there....

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:16

    Lunqdvist is damn good.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:18

    Lunqdvist is damn good.

    hes The King

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:19

    hes The King

    He's going to be dethroned today...

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:20

    He's going to be dethroned today...

    he'll still be the king.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:21

    mmm, I wonder if the Russian Men's Hockey team is going to be in the closing

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 13:22

    The eye holes in those facemasks look to big to be safe

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:22

    mmm, I wonder if the Russian Men's Hockey team is going to be in the closing

    i think the nhl charter leaves right after this game

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 13:22

    Crosby picks a great time to get his first goal

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:22

    ITS VANCOUVER ALL OVER AGAIN. SCORELESS CAPTIANS SCORING

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:23

    Well Canada was expecting that, sort of Vancouver all over again...

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:23

    Well Canada was expecting that, sort of Vancouver all over again...

    you expect toews and crosby to score but it is pretty random for them to BOTH wait til the gold game twice.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:24

    You could feel that goal coming for a while

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:26

    sit the net period out kunitz, no one will miss you.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:27

    sit the net period out kunitz, no one will miss you.

    Expect Crosby...

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:28

    Expect Crosby...

    he doesnt need him. he spent most of the tournament off his line.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:29

    This would be an awesome PK if Canada did not have the man advantage...

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:30

    Center holds it

    holds it

    holldss it

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:32

    i have a serious problem with Johnny Oduya in that I CANNOT hear his name without singing Franz Ferdinand's Do You Want To. Oduya, do ya do ya wannaaaa

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:32

    i have a serious problem with Johnny Oduya in that I CANNOT hear his name without singing Franz Ferdinand's Do You Want To. Oduya, do ya do ya wannaaaa

    genius :)

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:33

    They#re showing the snowboard downhill races during the break. I always feel bad when people fall immedatedly.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:34

    Poor Eddie Lack :(

    47m

    One period!!! ONE PERIOD! #notoveryet

    1m

    Two periods. ITS ONLY TWO PERIODS!!!! #itsover

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:36

    Poor Eddie Lack :(

    Poor Amy lacks Eddies.... :P

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:36

    Poor Amy lacks Eddies.... :P

    they'd win gold if he was in the net. best swedish goalie in the league. #biased

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:38

    they'd win gold if he was in the net. best swedish goalie in the league. #biased

    What - Lack was so bad when Loo was injuried that Vancouver had to offer free torts to being in their fans for about 6 games...

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:39

    What - Lack was so bad when Loo was injuried that Vancouver had to offer free torts to being in their fans for about 6 games...

    no no, Lack was the only one who showed up. It was the other 20 that needed free torts :D

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:41

    no no, Lack was the only one who showed up. It was the other 20 that needed free torts :D

    The other 4 still being injuried É

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:41

    The other 4 still being injuried É

    but seriously,, other than random guy who has played one game he has a better sv% and gaa than lundqvist.

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.htm?fetchKey=20142ALLGAGSWE&sort=goalsAgainstAverage&viewName=summary

    ergo, gold to sweden with eddie. thats how it works right? :D

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:43

    ergo, gold to sweden with eddie. thats how it works right? :D

    Amy s nightmare: Loo and Lack against each other for the gold medal match... Donèt have to worry about that for Budaj....

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:45

    Amy s nightmare: Loo and Lack against each other for the gold medal match... Donèt have to worry about that for Budaj....

    he's better than gustavsson and enroth anyway. But I guess no one was to know that becase when they started putting their team together he hadn't even started an NHL game.

    I actually couldn't take him playing against Lu. Actual worst nightmare.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:51

    God I have better ice on my driveway...

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:54

    handbags!

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:55

    handbags!

    None of that fighting stuff here folksÉ You want finland tyo get the Gold and the Yankees the SilverÉ

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 13:57

    I'd love to see a Sweden goal now, just to spice it up for the last 10 minutes

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:57

    I'd love to see a Sweden goal now, just to spice it up for the last 10 minutes

    But Price deserves a Shutout!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:57

    I'd love to see a Sweden goal now, just to spice it up for the last 10 minutes

    sedin sedin sedin!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 13:58

    But Price deserves a Shutout!

    you can't say the s word, you'll jinx it

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 13:59

    you can't say the s word, you'll jinx it

    Smith ! Smith ! Smith!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:00

    ooh backstrom isn't playing because he's "doping"

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/nicklas-backstrom-misses-gold-medal-game-over-use-of-banned-substance--source-135620293.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 14:00

    3-0

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 14:00

    That#s not what I said!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:00

    oh kunitz! thats lols!

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:01

    What the hell just happened besides Canada getting the third goalÉ

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:01

    What the hell just happened besides Canada getting the third goalÉ

    canada imploded because they've spent a month criticising Kunitz and now they don't know how to feel

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:02

    canada imploded because they've spent a month criticising Kunitz and now they don't know how to feel

    The Canadian Olmypic version of the ÈgoonÈ scored...

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:03

    The Canadian Olmypic version of the ÈgoonÈ scored...

    "LOL Sweden, you got scored on by our worst player. That’s like getting scored on by Tom Sestito, except not at all." says twitter

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 14:04

    Uhoh, I heard the commentators mentioning the S word.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:04

    uh oh eddie has packed it in

    Eddie Lack ‏@eddielack 24s

    Goodnight! #gocanucksgo

    I wonder if he'll take Daniel's picture off his Heritage Classic mask in punishment.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:04

    Uhoh, I heard the commentators mentioning the S word.

    Smith ! Smith ! Smith !

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:06

    I find the Swedish Offence very offensive!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:06

    yo canada you're winning, GIVE HAMMER A SHIFT. EVEN IF ITS TEN SECONDS.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 14:08

    Canada have been so good.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:08

    Canada have been so good.

    nice time for their citizens to go for a drive https://twitter.com/TeamCanada1/status/437586622905720833/photo/1

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:09

    much like the usa in the bronze game sweden have totally given up

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:09

    yo canada you're winning, GIVE HAMMER A SHIFT. EVEN IF ITS TEN SECONDS.

    Do you have to play to get a medal or is being on the bench enough?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:10

    Do you have to play to get a medal or is being on the bench enough?

    everyone named to the team gets a medal, plus they've both played in earlier games. Even the guys in the press box get a medal,, you'll see them come down to the ice with their jerseys on over their suits

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 14:10

    how can there be any ore hockey? surely they've played all the games in the world by now.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:10

    how can there be any ore hockey? surely they've played all the games in the world by now.

    theres always hockey. always. it never stops. ever. this is what heaven feels like.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 14:11

    theres always hockey. always. it never stops. ever. this is what heaven feels like.

    i could never follow this sport. crashed ice's four rounds a year is perfect for me :)

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:12

    i could never follow this sport. crashed ice's four rounds a year is perfect for me :)

    But Sheffield Hockey team wants you as a fan!

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 14:13

    But Sheffield Hockey team wants you as a fan!

    do they promise to eat up no more than 8 hours of my life per season? if so, i'm in.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:13

    i could never follow this sport. crashed ice's four rounds a year is perfect for me :)

    NHL regular season ends on April 13. AIHL starts April 12. It's amazing.

    I you only follow the NHL you get like 3 months off a year but who wants that?

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:13

    We want P. K. Subban !

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:14

    We want P. K. Subban !

    being on the bench would be a good start. theres far more chance of #freehamhuis :P

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 14:15

    hockey helmet designs are way more interesting than f1's.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:16

    hockey helmet designs are way more interesting than f1's.

    And I doubt you have yet to see Eddie Cheeverès old mask....

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:17

    hockey helmet designs are way more interesting than f1's.

    my beloved eddie lack has a muppet on his. like actual muppet.

    http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/b8/34/9e/b8349e4ac229b7be653dade52d8e90e0.jpg

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 14:18

    You would think with 20 seconds to go they could put Luongo on

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:19

    Not even Canada can get three goals in 24 seconds....

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 14:19

    Well done Canada :)

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:19

    GOLD FOR LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU*

    *and other guys

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 14:19

    my beloved eddie lack has a muppet on his. like actual muppet.

    Swedish chef. Best muppet ever

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:19

    an OT goal is way more exciting though.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:19

    Being on the Russkies!!!!!!!... oh Crap......

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:20

    thanks for the close up of sad daniel sedin, tv

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:20

    i spy pk

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 14:20

    What time is the closing ceremony?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 14:20

    What time is the closing ceremony?

    20:14 Russian time

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:20

    What time is the closing ceremony?

    about 2 hours time

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:21

    What time is the closing ceremony?

    Quarter past 4

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 14:21

    Canada today is a land of empty race tracks

    https://twitter.com/Canadagentleman/status/437588735719247872

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:21

    price + lu combine to let in 3 goals in 6 games. awesome.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:22

    Hey the suits CAN smile.....

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:23

    i knew not goin to the pub was the right choice, my tv haev already cut away whereas i think watching the on ice celebrations before they get their medals is the best part.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:23

    price + lu combine to let in 3 goals in 6 games. awesome.

    Do they just have 2 top class goalies? Why wasn't lu playing if he's so good?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:23

    "At 25, Toews has 2 Cups, 2 Oly gold, 2 WJr gold, 2 WC medals (gold/silver). And his name is close to "Twos" if you write it while drunk."

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:23

    Do they just have 2 top class goalies? Why wasn't lu playing if he's so good?

    Price was better.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:24

    Do they just have 2 top class goalies? Why wasn't lu playing if he's so good?

    because theyre both elite goalies.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:24

    Price was better.

    I guess once you're chosen, you don't really get swapped unless you make a major mistake.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:25

    I guess once you're chosen, you don't really get swapped unless you make a major mistake.

    pretty much. the powers that be would have decided on price before they got there. thats how lu got gold in sochi, he was the backup and the main guy failed once.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:25

    in vancouver sorry

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:26

    #freehamhuis worked and he got 1.04 of icetime and i didnt even notice. bad hammer fan.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:28

    pretty much. the powers that be would have decided on price before they got there. thats how lu got gold in sochi, he was the backup and the main guy failed once.

    Team Canada allowed both goalies one game each afterwards they would make their pick for the rest of the games. Price showed he could handle a very close game and got the pick. Luès game was a blowout (6-0) so nothing could be learnt. PLus Price was the better goalie going in in the NHL.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:29

    Team Canada allowed both goalies one game each afterwards they would make their pick for the rest of the games. Price showed he could handle a very close game and got the pick. Luès game was a blowout (6-0) so nothing could be learnt. PLus Price was the better goalie going in in the NHL.

    Babcock said he'd already decided on Price.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:29

    Woah that is a lot of medals!

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:29

    Babcock said he'd already decided on Price.

    After Luès game against Austria...

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:30

    After Luès game against Austria...

    no, he said it was his plan all along in an interview around QF time. We'll never agree but I think they both could've done it. Even in a blowout game it's not like they took no shots on either of them, can still read a lot from their saves.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:32

    Our commentators are talking about nhl players not going to the next olympics. I don't understand why that would be?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:32

    Our commentators are talking about nhl players not going to the next olympics. I don't understand why that would be?

    the nhl owners hate shutting down their season. costs them money.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:33

    the nhl owners hate shutting down their season. costs them money.

    It's only every 4 years though...

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:34

    It's only every 4 years though...

    they dont care. theyre typical sports owners. $$$$$$$$$ is everything.

  • john23/02/2014 at 14:34

    the nhl owners hate shutting down their season. costs them money.

    those clowns must realise the Olympics is far greater than their comp.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:34

    big cheer for sedin

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 14:35

    those clowns must realise the Olympics is far greater than their comp.

    No-one who runs a sports organising body or a team thinks anything in the world is more important than them

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:35

    they dont care. theyre typical sports owners. $$$$$$$$$ is everything.

    Absolutely but surely they can be forced to comply.

  • john23/02/2014 at 14:36

    No-one who runs a sports organising body or a team thinks anything in the world is more important than them

    I know, especially those that buy their way into sporting organizations.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:36

    Absolutely but surely they can be forced to comply.

    you cant force the people with all the power to do anything

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:37

    Lu doesn't get a Luuuuuuuuuu but does get a cheer.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:37

    you cant force the people with all the power to do anything

    For example football teams in this country are required to release their players for international matches. There must be some kind of governing body.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:39

    For example football teams in this country are required to release their players for international matches. There must be some kind of governing body.

    the entire 2004-05 NHL season literally didn't exist because of the owners. same with half of the 2012-13 season. The IIHF get no say in what the NHL does.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:39

    little st louis in the medal line <3

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:40

    KESSEL NAMED BEST FORWARD OF THE OLYMPICS, BRAISE BE THE PHIL.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:41

    the entire 2004-05 NHL season literally didn't exist because of the owners. same with half of the 2012-13 season. The IIHF get no say in what the NHL does.

    Fair enough... I think the Olympic tournament would surely be pretty rubbish if the best players in the world were all absent. Maybe Britain could win :D

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:42

    totally singing along with the anthem. Apologies to my sleeping flatmates.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 14:42

    For example football teams in this country are required to release their players for international matches. There must be some kind of governing body.

    The difference is that all national footall associations are subsidiary to FIFA-the international body.

    US sports associations are beyond anything like that

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:42

    Fair enough... I think the Olympic tournament would surely be pretty rubbish if the best players in the world were all absent. Maybe Britain could win :D

    Russia would totally win, the KHL would shut down for sure. Theyd love the chance to take on an NHL-less Canada

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:42

    PK Subban is SO smiley. Eeeeee.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 14:43

    Fair enough... I think the Olympic tournament would surely be pretty rubbish if the best players in the world were all absent. Maybe Britain could win :D

    I can't see that happening. From my limited knowledge the British league is full of foreigners

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 14:44

    KESSEL NAMED BEST FORWARD OF THE OLYMPICS, BRAISE BE THE PHIL.

    Glory to all that is Kessel

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:44

    He's broken his flag!

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:45

    A trophy as well?! Does any other Olympic event get a trophy?

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:45

    I can't see that happening. From my limited knowledge the British league is full of foreigners

    And there the English get to see the final horros of Scottish Independence last the last few British hockey players turn out to be Scottish and throw English hockey hopes down the tubes....

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:46

    and all these guys get to go back to hating each other in 3 days time. oh hockey.

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:47

    The right three stars but the order is surely reversedÉ

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:48

    The right three stars but the order is surely reversedÉ

    who got them?

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:49

    Crosby - 1st, Toews - 2nd and Price - 3rd. Like Towes got the winner because Price got a shutout. Why did Crosby get the 1stÉ WTHÉ

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 14:50

    is the ceremony starting? or is this something else...

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:50

    is the ceremony starting? or is this something else...

    Quarter past 4

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 14:51

    Quarter past 4

    what in the world am i watching then :)

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:51

    The BBC said they'd be showing some sort of highlights programme

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:51

    The BBC said they'd be showing some sort of highlights programme

    Makes sense that it'd be full of figure skating...

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:51

    Crosby - 1st, Toews - 2nd and Price - 3rd. Like Towes got the winner because Price got a shutout. Why did Crosby get the 1stÉ WTHÉ

    maybe because he was setting up plays all night and sweden barely had the puck to shoot at price?

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:53

    maybe because he was setting up plays all night and sweden barely had the puck to shoot at price?

    Price had a decent number of saves that could have been easily goals on Lu.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 14:54

    what in the world am i watching then :)

    I actually don't know what this is. Some kind of ice dancing show...

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 14:56

    I actually don't know what this is. Some kind of ice dancing show...

    Do not worry. The Judges do not even know what it is. Good thing they already made up the scores weeks ago, huhÉ :P

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 14:57

    Price had a decent number of saves that could have been easily goals on Lu.

    im not saying he shouldnt have been first star, im just providing a reason why he might not have been. 21 saves is good.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 14:59

    I actually don't know what this is. Some kind of ice dancing show...

    After all major skating competitions they do a gala where they can show off without being judged.

    Effectively this is the skating equivalent of donuts

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 15:00

    huhÉ :P

    there something wrong with our site, or your keyboard sir?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 15:00

    Effectively this is the skating equivalent of donuts

    its the only time its worth watching. the spanish guys was brilliant.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 15:00

    there something wrong with our site, or your keyboard sir?

    huhÉ

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 15:01

    subban instagram videos from the ice

    http://instagram.com/p/kwz2QuBmlt/

    awesome. subbycam.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 15:01

    huhÉ

    I only did that to be annoying

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 15:01

    im not saying he shouldnt have been first star, im just providing a reason why he might not have been. 21 saves is good.

    Put it to you this way, Price lets in four goals and no one from Canada gets a Star. What else could Price do to be better besides score a gaol himselfÉ

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 15:02

    awesome. subbycam.

    The guy on the left at the start looks like Rhod Gilbert

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 15:02

    Put it to you this way, Price lets in four goals and no one from Canada gets a Star. What else could Price do to be better besides score a gaol himselfÉ

    ill say the 3 stars are meaningless and the IIHF Directorate voted him the best goalie of the tournament anyway.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 15:03

    this is my local bar

    http://instagram.com/p/kwxU0vyQYM/

    wish it was that packed for the nhl games too :(

  • Jordan F123/02/2014 at 15:08

    there something wrong with our site, or your keyboard sir?

    Neither. Windows 8.1 on my laptop thinks that as I live in Tundraland, French Canadien keyboard settings would be appros....

    Windows 8 goes out of its way to be useless....

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 15:08

    I've had to turn the BBC off. The spinning camera is making me nauseous.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 15:21

    Neither. Windows 8.1 on my laptop thinks that as I live in Tundraland, French Canadien keyboard settings would be appros....

    phew. carry on then.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 15:37

    i like figure skating in jeans and t-shirt.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 15:41

    aaaaand back to tassels and weirdness.

    figure skating could totally benefit from a makeover.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 15:52

    This hat is sweeter than the medal!!! #Ilovegold pic.twitter.com/URe6VMoVpG

    no that hat is terrible

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:02

    i'm sad it's ending :(

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:03

    did he just say the biggerer we get?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:08

    did he just say the biggerer we get?

    Big, bigger, biggerer, biggest

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 16:09

    i thought iphone's were banned?!

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 16:09

    i like these two already.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 16:11

    he got a tweet :)

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:12

    boo i'm back to the broken tv so i will have to watch on a one minute ipad delay. that makes live commenting super fun.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 16:12

    this might be the best thing i've seen all olympics. #figureskating

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 16:13

    boo i'm back to the broken tv so i will have to watch on a one minute ipad delay. that makes live commenting super fun.

    I'm about 30s behind, as I'm on my LT, so I'm bridging the gap

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:14

    It's starting

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:15

    They have an Italian explaining Russian culture and history?

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 16:15

    i kinda wanna keep watching this. why are they on at the same time?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:16

    i kinda wanna keep watching this. why are they on at the same time?

    your figure skating is massively delayed

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 16:16

    your figure skating is massively delayed

    ahhhhh! i'm sticking with this for a bit.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 16:16

    i blame the hockey for delayed figure skating...

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:17

    A flying rowing boat

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:17

    A flying rowing boat

    Bet Adrian Newey could make that work

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:18

    I'm glad they included the fishes red shoes

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:18

    i blame the hockey for delayed figure skating...

    it finished about 12 hours before the hockey started, thats bad blaming :P

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 16:18

    it finished about 12 hours before the hockey started, thats bad blaming :P

    oh

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:19

    the little girl thing was boring in the opening ceremony. its boring now too.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 16:20

    it finished about 12 hours before the hockey started, thats bad blaming :P

    Weird. It wasn't even on our online stream at the time then. That Spanish man was epic.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:21

    Should there not be some kind of commentary explaining what this all means?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:23

    Should there not be some kind of commentary explaining what this all means?

    you don't have any? i have choice of the local aussies or the world feed.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:23

    I've juat noticed the people floating around the boat.

    I mean, if they're part of the show.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:23

    Hah, I like the self referential humour!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:23

    you don't have any? i have choice of the local aussies or the world feed.

    We have Hazel irving but she is not explaining much

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:23

    Hah, I like the self referential humour!

    Good of them to do that

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 16:24

    Good work!

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:24

    Here's ol' Vlad

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:24

    I mean, if they're part of the show.

    They were there for ages

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:24

    Putin looks twitchy

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:24

    hockey players are on the way to the airport. seems cruel they make them skip both ceremonies surely a few more hours wouldn't hurt.

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 16:25

    Putin looks twitchy

    Did he pick up the wrong cup of tea or something?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:25

    Fixing that ring

    http://t.co/k5bvaQDwYO

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:26

    How many Russians does it take to carry a flag?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:30

    no no no no no no no childrens choirs are my most hated noise in all of the world.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:30

    Every time I hear this I picture loads of Soviet sailors. They must have sung it a lot in films or something

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:32

    I'm looking forward to two more upcoming major sporting events (World Cup and olympics) having lots of amazing brazilian anthem

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:33

    I'm looking forward to two more upcoming major sporting events (World Cup and olympics) having lots of amazing brazilian anthem

    I am sad Italy are not in the running for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Now that's a good anthem.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:34

    I am sad Italy are not in the running for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Now that's a good anthem.

    This is why I'm sad we never got to see another Massa win before leaving Ferrari. Best combination!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:35

    I'm also sad theres no North American city in the running. Looks like I'll be at least 40 before I go to a Winter Games :(

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:37

    i dont like this many drums with no bagpipes.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:38

    Yaaaay lizzie

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 16:38

    There's Lizzie.

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 16:39

    Nononononononono there's no limit

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:39

    i dont like this many drums with no bagpipes.

    I like drums on their own. Better with bagpipes though

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:40

    jamaican flag being carried by a sochi volunteer. they must have all left already. thats the problem with little teams!

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 16:40

    Are the Red Bull team choosing the music?!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:41

    I wonder how many athletes ever watch the video they shoot of opening/closing ceremonies

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:41

    It may be Boney M but all I hear in my head is Barbara streisand

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 16:41

    It may be Boney M but all I hear in my head is Barbara streisand

    Likewise :)

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:42

    i estimate that at 3000% quicker than the opening parade of nations

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:42

    So when are Muse coming on?>

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 16:42

    The Russians do love them some Daft Punk.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:45

    oh dear all of the canadians have luongos terrible hat

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:47

    toews! why you not on plane!

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 16:48

    So when are Muse coming on?>

    :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:55

    Bet they love getting medal in front of an audience that size

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 16:56

    There's a lot of missing medal in those medals

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 16:57

    Bet they love getting medal in front of an audience that size

    i guess the super long cross country events are the winter equivalent of the summer marathon

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 16:57

    There's a lot of missing medal in those medals

    Makes them cheaper. Or makes them bigger with the same amount of material

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:00

    There's a lot of missing medal in those medals

    at least they're flat. the vancouver ones looked like they'd been left on a train track and then run over

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 17:00

    Makes them cheaper. Or makes them bigger with the same amount of material

    See the Production and Design section of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_medal

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:03

    aw all of the canadian hockey team are there. i wonder if sweden came too.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 17:12

    This is a bit different

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:13

    i wonder if vanessa mae is still there and judging violin lady.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 17:13

    i wonder if vanessa mae is still there and judging violin lady.

    I was half expecting her to appear

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:14

    what do you call a flock of pianos.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:14

    I've got a hunch that's not the real Rachmaninov

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:15

    Fun fact: This is the piece that inspired Space Dementia by Muse.

    #fun

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:15

    im going to go with a murder of pianos because thats my default collective noun for things im unsure of.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 17:16

    I've got a hunch that's not the real Rachmaninov

    Do you have a good reason why not?

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:16

    Do you have a good reason why not?

    Death was the primary reason for my hunch

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 17:17

    Death was the primary reason for my hunch

    I kinda hoped you had something better than that

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:17

    Death was the primary reason for my hunch

    you never know with russia. they might have perfected immortality ages ago.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:17

    Death was the primary reason for my hunch

    But hey, Freddie Mercury turned up at our ceremony so who are we to speak! ;)

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:17

    He has a hint of giggles to him

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 17:18

    you never know with russia. they might have perfected immortality ages ago.

    When they used to have all the politburo of the Soviet Union together half of them looked stuffed

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:19

    When they used to have all the politburo of the Soviet Union together half of them looked stuffed

    Lenin looks pretty good for someone who has been "dead" for almost 100 years. wink wink.

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 17:19

    Look! It's more figure skating, but without the skates.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 17:20

    Lenin looks pretty good for someone who has been "dead" for almost 100 years. wink wink.

    Especially as his first mausoleum was made of wood and burned to the ground

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 17:23

    That's a big mic

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 17:29

    Segway

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:37

    the NHL plane is going to be full of dogs because every player seems to be taking home a Sochi stray. Surely theres dogs that need homes in North America too.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:39

    Not really gone out with a bang, this..

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:40

    if theres one thing london did well it was non boring ceremonies

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:41

    Awkward waves are the best!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:44

    i keep confusing Pyeongchang with Pyongyang.

    That could be awkward.

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 17:44

    Awkward waves are the best!

    Yeah, and they can't even move off their spot to hand the flag over.

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:44

    That could be awkward.

    "Well this place doesn't seem so bad!"

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:45

    OOoh it's all gone a bit eurovision :D

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:46

    OOoh it's all gone a bit eurovision :D

    SPEAKING OF, MAY IS SOON. I AM EXCITED.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 17:50

    if theres one thing london did well it was non boring ceremonies

    I have a feeling I fell asleep in the middle of the closing ceremony... I guess Boris is mildly entertaining.

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 17:50

    Gangnam style?

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:54

    I always get confused with closing ceremonies like this because they close with a bit from the next host and then my mind is all 'but it's not even for 4 years yet'

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 17:54

    I always get confused with closing ceremonies like this because they close with a bit from the next host and then my mind is all 'but it's not even for 4 years yet'

    who's next?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:54

    BYE OLYMPICS I MISS YOU AND THIS THREAD ALREADY.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:55

    who's next?

    not Pyongyang, thats for sure

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:55

    who's next?

    north korea according to amy :D

  • Lukeh23/02/2014 at 17:55

    not Pyongyang, thats for sure

    damn!

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 17:55

    :) :)

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:55

    north korea according to amy :D

    :D

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:56

    so to get back on melbourne time i have to stay awake all day then sleep at night time. its only 5am. this is gonna be a sucky monday.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 17:57

    so to get back on melbourne time i have to stay awake all day then sleep at night time. its only 5am. this is gonna be a sucky monday.

    #justlikeoldtimes

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 17:59

    #justlikeoldtimes

    it was worse then, back then i had a job to go to :D

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 18:00

    it was worse then, back then i had a job to go to :D

    Surely it would be easier to stay awake all day at work!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:01

    Surely it would be easier to stay awake all day at work!

    hmm, thats true. it was never much fun though.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 18:02

    Oh well maybe job hunting will be so exciting you can't sleep?

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:03

    hoping whatever job amy gets has a decent pc, we only dropped ie8 support when your office upgraded.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:03

    Oh well maybe job hunting will be so exciting you can't sleep?

    i think thats a job for well-rested tuesday. Monday I'm going to go to costco!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:03

    hoping whatever job amy gets has a decent pc, we only dropped ie8 support when your office upgraded.

    <3

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 18:05

    i think thats a job for well-rested tuesday. Monday I'm going to go to costco!

    Yeah I'm only messing. It's pretty lame. I'm sure you'll find something fun though. Do you know what you're looking for?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:07

    Yeah I'm only messing. It's pretty lame. I'm sure you'll find something fun though. Do you know what you're looking for?

    not really, which doesn't help. I appear to have spent 5 years in a job that doesn't exist in any other company. People keep telling me "you should work in sports' but i'm sure thats easier said than done.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:08

    i'm pleased i dont speak french, listening to the same thing twice would suck.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:11

    closed! :(

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:11

    nightmare bear is back

  • Christine23/02/2014 at 18:17

    People keep telling me "you should work in sports' but i'm sure thats easier said than done.

    Not very specific either :)

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:21

    i can't find any details at all of paralympic coverage in australia but im sure a network must be showing something. NZ got a gold medal last time, i'd like to watch more :D

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 18:24

    Local coverage saying that the F1 race will actually drive THROUGH Fisht stadium... On another note, Daytona is on warmup laps.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:25

    bye bye olympic flame. bye bye nightmare bear.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 18:25

    Seems odd to have fireworks the people inside the stadium can't see

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 18:28

    Local coverage saying that the F1 race will actually drive THROUGH Fisht stadium... On another note, Daytona is on warmup laps.

    Something tells me that's not the plan.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:28

    i'll miss apple mouse stadium.

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 18:29

    Local coverage saying that the F1 race will actually drive THROUGH Fisht stadium... On another note, Daytona is on warmup laps.

    The track is supposed to go through the Olympic Park, not the stadium sadly!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 18:29

    i'll miss apple mouse stadium.

    Steve Jobs would be proud

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 18:29

    This looks like a decent pic of where the track will run: http://www.ausmotive.com/2013/08/02/2014-russian-grand-prix-in-doubt.html

  • Christine23/02/2014 at 18:30

    Jeez, did somebody over-order on the fireworks?

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:30

    This looks like a decent pic of where the track will run: www.ausmotive.com…rix-in-doubt.html

    this is more up to date - http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/russia_930/circuit_diagram.html

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 18:31

    this is more up to date - www.formula1.com/…cuit_diagram.html

    What's going on with all those 90 degree corners?

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:31

    cost how much?!?!

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 18:31

    cost how much?!?!

    Seems a lot for a fireworks display

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:31

    claire said these olympics cost more than all the other winter olympics ever.

    surely that isn't possible?

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:32

    surely that isn't possible?

    they spent like 10x their budget just on corruption

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 18:32

    claire said these olympics cost more than all the other winter olympics ever.

    combined (at least that's what I heard)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 18:32

    surely that isn't possible?

    I am sure it is correct

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 18:32

    claire said these olympics cost more than all the other winter olympics ever.

    Yeah, cause you can't ever include Montreal in those calculations...... We are STILL paying for them!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:33

    I am sure it is correct

    vancouver was 1.8 billion and sochi ended up at 51 billion. yay russia.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:34

    vancouver was 1.8 billion and sochi ended up at 51 billion. yay russia.

    ruddy hell!!

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:35

    ruddy hell!!

    it was originally budgeted at 12. just a leeeeeeettle bit over.

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 18:36

    it was originally budgeted at 12. just a leeeeeeettle bit over.

    Is there no question that Wiki can't answer? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost_of_the_Olympic_Games ( think the Montreal numbers are under estimated

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 18:36

    I know Nagano cost a fortune because of their bullet train extension. But I guess at least that's something to leave behind afterwards.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:37

    Is there no question that Wiki can't answer? en.wikipedia.org/…the_Olympic_Games ( think the Montreal numbers are under estimated

    is that adjusted for inflation? '76 was a while ago now!

  • Alison23/02/2014 at 18:38

    I know Nagano cost a fortune because of their bullet train extension. But I guess at least that's something to leave behind afterwards.

    Hahaha apparently total costs are unknown as the accounting documents were ordered to be burned! I think we can conclude that it was a lot!

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 18:38

    is that adjusted for inflation? '76 was a while ago now!

    No, that is how much we screwed it up... in 1976 dollars. I was not joking when I said that we are STILL paying for it.

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:38

    No, that is how much we screwed it up... in 1976 dollars. I was not joking when I said that we are STILL paying for it.

    ouch

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 18:39

    i must apologise to the montreal games, it was my countries fault that none of africa showed up #sorrybro

  • Bert23/02/2014 at 18:39

    .... And our roof (removable or not) still breaks.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 18:39

    is that adjusted for inflation? '76 was a while ago now!

    Those games were famously massively over budget and loss making

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:42

    are we having a thread for 2018?

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 18:43

    are we having a thread for 2018?

    There are one or two major events before that

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:47

    gonna call it a day i reckon.

    huge thanks to everyone for commenting, 3,500 comments is crazy.

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 18:47

    huge thanks to everyone for commenting, 3,500 comments is crazy.

    blamy

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:47

    blamy

    #blamy

    genius

  • Christine23/02/2014 at 18:47

    are we having a thread for 2018?

    Two threads. I learnt my lesson.

  • Mr C23/02/2014 at 18:48

    Two threads. I learnt my lesson.

    i really like that it's in one place. should do the world cup like this too,

  • Will^23/02/2014 at 18:56

    Bye Winter Olympics, see you in 4 years.

    i really like that it's in one place. should do the world cup like this too,

    Like this :)

  • Steven Roy23/02/2014 at 18:57

    Shame they don't do this every year. Sochi has all the infrastructure so give them the games in 4 consecutive years then go somewhere else

  • Amy23/02/2014 at 19:04

    #blamy

    my second proudest achievement of 2014.

    this is still first. http://instagram.com/p/i5XXz_gqy-/