Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 1 (Spoiler Thread)
Posted on 02/11/2006 6:54:15 AM PST by alisasny
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I think the first two luge runs are today with the final two runs tomorrow in the men's singles.
Thanks for the live thread.
But they played "Freedom" when the American team walked in. I liked that.
I kept trying to explain to my children that the Italians are extremely cultured, sophisticated, elegant people with an artistic tradition going back more than two millenia. And the kids were rolling on the floor at the evidence before them. This was horrendous.
THanks for the ping.
Hedrick crushed everyone today.
Laura and Barbara Bush in the audience.
U.S. first lady Laura Bush (R) and her daughter Barbara cheer as U.S. speed skater Chad Hedrick finishes his race in the 500m men's speed skating competition at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy February 11, 2006. (Reuters)
Tony Benshoof who crashed in Salt Lake is sitting smugg in 3rd place afer 2 of 4 runs.
He currently holds the Guinness record for fastest recorded time on a sled.....86.6 MPH.
In the off season he works in the lumbar dept. for Home Depot!
The USA women's hockey team looked really good today!
Thanks for the ping!
High Five to the Women's Hockey team!
CBC showed the Women's Moguls live. The American took 15th but a Canadian took the Gold.
I am pulling for these countries....
Australia (sister lives there)
Poland (we're Polish)
Slovakia (belong to a Slovakian Church)
So if the USA has no one in, we have someone to cheer for. Does anyone else do this?
Right now we have two tvs running. CBC is showing the Women's Hockey that CNBC is showing and the French language station is showing Pairs Figure skating.
Gold Jennifer Heil Canada
Silver Kari Traa Norway
Bronze Sandra Laoura France
thanks for the ping!
i'll be checking in today too :)
That poor guy. I watched that when it realy happend and they have showing him going off that ski jump every since, especially when they still ran the wide world of sports.
Yep! When the US is not playing, I cheer for Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Britain, Australia, and Denmark. There's a couple more I know I am forgetting.
Not me. No snow today -- just miserable rain.
Right now it appears that NBC and CNBC have coverage.
Canada is my "backup America" during the Olympics; if there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that the U.S. will medal in an event I root for the Canadian team. I think many Americans do this, which is why there was a big stink over the SLC pairs competition. S&P were the "backup Americans."
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You may want to check with the moderators first about starting another Olympic related thread...we just got our women's hockey thread closed and re-directed back to here. Just a heads up.
I think we're all just getting things done and we're all in and out this afternoon!
Home Depot makes it company policy to give our olympic athletes jobs and time for training!
in for the day to enjoy watching the snow start falling.
hoping the kids movie will finish soon so i can watch the
olympics. until then, thanks for the updates! :)
I am planning for snow today. Even the newspaper says we'll get flurries! I "AM" a little girl...lol.
USA women's hockey team shut out the Swiss 6-0. I was amazed at the number of Americans in the stands.
I was desperately wishing that the crowd or the athletes would break into a rousing dance to go with YMCA!
First Lady Laura Bush is in attendance at the Pairs Short program today : )
Wow--can I buy new a lumbar at Home Depot????
well she's hot and it helps that she can touch the back of her head with her foot if she needs too LOL
I'm guessing there will be a new live 'spoiler' thread for each day, unless the Admin Mods modify this title thread each day.
Last night at the opening ceremony, and after hearing the huge welcome the USA team got, I wondered if there aren't a lot of Americans over there.
The Carolina Hurricanes are having a big sendoff after their game tomorrow for seven of their players and two staff members who are going over there.
It's a really big deal down here. Who would have thought Raleigh would be such a big hockey town?
I spoke to Howlin yesterday about putting up the new thread every day by 8 am. I did not put it in breaking news this morning because I was unsure if it was appropriate.
So should I just start the new thread with the Day 2, 3 etc and put it in breaking news everyday?
The opening ceremony got over 1800 replies so I am thinking we should have a new thread daily.
Let me know
Alisa : )
I sense snow angels are in your future. LOL
Yes... start a new thread to it's at the top of beaking news each day. Hopefully the Admin Mod will agree. Heck it's the Olympics...
Yes, that's what the Admin Moderator said would work; after the events start on TV late in the day, we'll remove the SPOILER THREAD remark and put LIVE THREAD up there.
It's the same thread, just marked SPOILER during the day for those who are watching live.
We'll stay on the same thread, but mark it LIVE later in the afternoon on the East Coast.
Did you ever hear Italian jokes that put an "a" on an English word? Well in English we say "Milan," in Italy, they say "Milano." Florence is Fiorenza...Italian is Italiano...Rome is Roma....Venice is Venezia...as explained, Turin is Torino.
I do not know the Italian language at all (wish I did), but I've been there four times, and it is a wonderful and beautiful place to visit. My last trip was in October. I have found the people so friendly, and when you ask for directions or information, they will try their best to help you by speaking English. But what is so funny, is that they will put an "a" on most of our English words, which is so cute. Something like, "You a.. turn a.. right a.. next a.. block a."
I felt safe everywhere I went, and we had a wonderful time, but you are cautioned to watch your purse and wallets
when walking the sidewalks or in the subways. The gypsies, especially with children, will divert your attention, and your wallet is gone...a. We spoke to two American couples in Rome, in only three days, whose wallets disappeared in the subway....separate incidents....they weren't together. On my last trip six years ago, I witnessed a guy running up the stairs of the subway, yelling, "He took my wallet." Then again, I saw the same thing in Paris with a British lady simply going through a subway turnstile, and also saw a woman's purse snatched in a Chicago department store. So it isn't only Italy.
I would not let this deter me from another visit, though. You just have to be careful with your belongings. In fact, we took cabs or walked during our visit there this time. There were four of us, so the cab fare split four ways made it worthwhile. I'm ready to go back!
Hope I didn't ruin your thread by "changing the subject," in my last post. It's just that I LOVE ITALY!
Little tidbits about the host country are a welcome pleasure : ))
Wheres Carlo? We need some Italian recipes : )
Thanks. I am waiting and watching the clouds move in. It's almost cold enough right now for snow, if the precipitation commences.
We'd probably lock and link any thread that got to 2,700 posts if we noticed in time.
We want to work with everyone here and we appreciate all your efforts, too.
We did similar here in 2002 for Salt Lake City and it worked out pretty well.
Although it is hard to not find out results ahead of time unless you turn off computer tv and radio until the events are broadcast tape delayed.
I always root for Japan. Sometimes Britain, I used to support Canada but I do not care for them anymore.
So you want me to start a LIVE THREAD in the afternoon?
Wow, what a wonderful story! Same goes for Kalifornia. We've got three NHL teams here. Two in La La land, and one in Silicon Valley. Who woulda ever thunk it. The Sharks continue to sell out every night, even when the suck bad.