I was in Turin on the weekend to just soak in the atmosphere. They had huge TV screens in the main squares and everytime they showed Curling, almost everyone disappeared from the squares. Maybe its being used as a Crowd Disperer Sport : (
Usually I can watch a game for 30 minutes and understand some basic things (how can one win,etc) - Not with Curling, though - Maybe bcos the commentary was in Italian. But yes, How Curling along with Snooker(billiards??) and Darts can be classified as sports, is beyond me !!!
As far as I remember the danish curling women won gold last time.. this year, they get their butts kicked by everyone
edit: substituted "year" with "time". [ February 23, 2006: Message edited by: Svend Rost ]
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I think we Canadians possess a curling advantage: numbers. I read in yesterday's newspaper that over 90% of the world's curling population is Canadian. I like it because you can drink beer while playing. I even have an attachment that lets me hold my beer bottle on my broom -- being Skip has its priveledges Plus it's easy to keep the two-fours cool on the side of the sheet.
Originally posted by Tintin Herge: How Curling along with Snooker(billiards??) and Darts can be classified as sports, is beyond me !!!
Yeah its more of a game than a sport. But then lets not pick on Curling when the winter olympics contains Ice Dancing, the snowboarding halfpipe and freestyle skiing! [ February 23, 2006: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ]
Now, back to the Olympics - we use our tv only to watch dvds, but I bought an antenna just for the olympics - so we have a snowy picture, but we're watching! I can't believe they did 50' aerials in the fog - that's just nuts!
Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
Biathlon, shortrack skating and the russian hockey team are my favourites.
Originally posted by shankar Iyer: It seems Indian Soccer team will win an Olympics Gold when 1 ruppee becomes 40$
A supporter of the Indian soccer team. I allways wondered if there really is one. Indians in general don't appear to take the game too serious. > 500.000.000 male persons who are able to kick a ball and whats the result of World Cup quali? results
Axel [ February 23, 2006: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
Watched BBC�s figure skating coverage last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it � partly because they took the time to explain the technical elements of what otherwise looks like a gymnast on a huge ice rink! They also did a pretty decent job of explaining the build up to the big final � 27 year old Irina Slutskaya who have won gold everywhere but Olympics, and beautiful Sasha Cohen seems to be the biggest threat, but the Japanese girl (can�t remember her name � Ayakawa?) did a clean and very elegant four minutes while others lost it all to the pressure of expectation! It was a good final!
Since India are faring badly in almost all games (leave out cricket....just 8 good teams in the world), may be its time for us to switch over to Gymnastics or Ice-Skating, where entertainment doesent lie only in watching the technicalities of the game (think .. :roll: ).
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Two more things on my mind:
1. What is up with the medal design? They look like a cross between a CD and a gigantic washer!