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LIVE THREAD: 2006 Torino Olympics - DAY 1 (Spoiler Thread)
02/12/06

Posted on 02/11/2006 6:54:15 AM PST by alisasny

NBC OLYMPICS HOME PAGE

Complete Olympic Schedule (Presumably updated with Results)

TV SCHEDULES

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2006olympics; 5000m; chadhedrick; goldmedal; hedrick; italy; olympicsgoteamusa; speedskating; spoileralert; sports; teamusa; torino; turin; turino
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To: gopwinsin04
USA now 2nd in the Luge with the final runs still going on.

I think the first two luge runs are today with the final two runs tomorrow in the men's singles.

51 posted on 02/11/2006 11:31:32 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: alisasny

Thanks for the live thread.


52 posted on 02/11/2006 11:38:01 AM PST by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Conservababe

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.


53 posted on 02/11/2006 11:38:07 AM PST by Capriole (The Anti-Feminist)
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To: OldFriend
I was afraid that Hedrick might haven been the hyped U.S. athlete that turned out to be a bust, and I'm glad that that premonition was wrong. I can't wait to watch the race tonight!!!
54 posted on 02/11/2006 11:38:26 AM PST by Accygirl
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To: Howlin

THanks for the ping.

Hedrick crushed everyone today.

Incredible performance.

Laura and Barbara Bush in the audience.

Cheers.


55 posted on 02/11/2006 11:39:37 AM PST by Eurotwit (WI)
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To: Eurotwit
Here's a nice photo:


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)

56 posted on 02/11/2006 11:42:45 AM PST by steelcurtain
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To: Accygirl

MENS LUGE

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!


57 posted on 02/11/2006 11:43:23 AM PST by alisasny (<h3>"Watching Ted Kennedy is a nonintellectual feast."</h3>)
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To: SoftballMominVA

The USA women's hockey team looked really good today!


58 posted on 02/11/2006 11:49:57 AM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (patriotdreams.net)
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To: Howlin

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....

USA!!
Denmark
Australia (sister lives there)
Great Britain
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.


59 posted on 02/11/2006 11:50:55 AM PST by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness
They looked great! The game was not as close as the score indicates--they could have gone into double digits!

Next up--Germany!!

60 posted on 02/11/2006 11:52:10 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: netmilsmom
The results for the womens moguls is

Gold Jennifer Heil Canada

Silver Kari Traa Norway

Bronze Sandra Laoura France

61 posted on 02/11/2006 11:54:44 AM PST by xp38
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To: Howlin

thanks for the ping!

i'll be checking in today too :)


62 posted on 02/11/2006 11:56:05 AM PST by leda (Dream a better dream and work to make it reality!)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

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.


63 posted on 02/11/2006 11:56:34 AM PST by calex59 (seeing the light shouldn't make you go blind)
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To: netmilsmom
So if the USA has no one in, we have someone to cheer for. Does anyone else do this?

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.

64 posted on 02/11/2006 11:56:36 AM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (patriotdreams.net)
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To: Txsleuth

Not me. No snow today -- just miserable rain.


65 posted on 02/11/2006 11:57:14 AM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: Txsleuth

Right now it appears that NBC and CNBC have coverage.


66 posted on 02/11/2006 11:58:00 AM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

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."


67 posted on 02/11/2006 12:01:01 PM PST by Accygirl
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To: alisasny
If you start a live thread tommorrow you may want to include this link where the live results are posted as the events are in progress.

http://www.torino2006.org/ENG/OlympicGames/gare_e_programma/realtime.html

68 posted on 02/11/2006 12:02:37 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: Howlin
Today's Schedule


Today's TV Listings



3:00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m. ET
  • Luge - Men's Singles, first run
  • Nordic Combined - Individual, gold-medal final
  • Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill, final training run
  • Figure Skating - Pairs preview




8:00 p.m. -
11:30 p.m. ET/PT
  • Figure Skating - Pairs, short program
  • Freestyle Skiing - Women's Moguls, gold-medal final
  • Speed Skating - Men's 5000m, gold-medal final
  • Luge - Men's Singles, second run
  • Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill, training update




Midnight -
1:00 a.m. ET/PT
  • Ski jumping - K95 individual competition
  • Figure Skating - Pairs short program analysis
  • Medals Plaza - Award ceremonies

69 posted on 02/11/2006 12:07:15 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: ajolympian2004

Thanks!!


70 posted on 02/11/2006 12:07:43 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: ajolympian2004

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.


71 posted on 02/11/2006 12:08:06 PM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (patriotdreams.net)
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To: leda; Txsleuth

I think we're all just getting things done and we're all in and out this afternoon!


72 posted on 02/11/2006 12:08:45 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: alisasny

Home Depot makes it company policy to give our olympic athletes jobs and time for training!


73 posted on 02/11/2006 12:08:52 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Who's winning?


74 posted on 02/11/2006 12:10:54 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: Howlin

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! :)


75 posted on 02/11/2006 12:11:27 PM PST by leda (Dream a better dream and work to make it reality!)
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To: Howlin


I am planning for snow today. Even the newspaper says we'll get flurries! I "AM" a little girl...lol.


76 posted on 02/11/2006 12:12:57 PM PST by onyx
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To: Howlin

USA women's hockey team shut out the Swiss 6-0. I was amazed at the number of Americans in the stands.


77 posted on 02/11/2006 12:14:49 PM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (patriotdreams.net)
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To: Conservababe

I was desperately wishing that the crowd or the athletes would break into a rousing dance to go with YMCA!


78 posted on 02/11/2006 12:16:05 PM PST by swmobuffalo (the only good terrorist is a dead one)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

First Lady Laura Bush is in attendance at the Pairs Short program today : )


79 posted on 02/11/2006 12:18:39 PM PST by alisasny (<h3>"Watching Ted Kennedy is a nonintellectual feast."</h3>)
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To: alisasny

Wow--can I buy new a lumbar at Home Depot????

;-)


80 posted on 02/11/2006 12:19:58 PM PST by rhetorica
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To: acsrp38

well she's hot and it helps that she can touch the back of her head with her foot if she needs too LOL


81 posted on 02/11/2006 12:22:49 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Brokeback Mountain: The ONLY western where the Cowboys GET IT IN THE END!!!)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

I'm guessing there will be a new live 'spoiler' thread for each day, unless the Admin Mods modify this title thread each day.


82 posted on 02/11/2006 12:26:26 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

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?


83 posted on 02/11/2006 12:27:47 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: ajolympian2004; Admin Moderator

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 : )


84 posted on 02/11/2006 12:32:37 PM PST by alisasny (<h3>"Watching Ted Kennedy is a nonintellectual feast."</h3>)
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To: onyx
I am planning for snow today. Even the newspaper says we'll get flurries! I "AM" a little girl...lol.

I sense snow angels are in your future. LOL

:)


85 posted on 02/11/2006 12:32:56 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Proud to be a cotton-pickin' Republican on the GOP Plantation)
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To: alisasny

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...


86 posted on 02/11/2006 12:34:08 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: alisasny

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.


87 posted on 02/11/2006 12:34:09 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: ajolympian2004

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.


88 posted on 02/11/2006 12:35:13 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: Howlin

Sounds great!


89 posted on 02/11/2006 12:36:17 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: xcamel

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!


90 posted on 02/11/2006 12:36:28 PM PST by toldyou
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To: Howlin
I think the Moderator wants to keep it to one thread...see the Moderator's Olympic rules update here.
91 posted on 02/11/2006 12:38:34 PM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (patriotdreams.net)
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To: alisasny

Hope I didn't ruin your thread by "changing the subject," in my last post. It's just that I LOVE ITALY!


92 posted on 02/11/2006 12:40:26 PM PST by toldyou
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To: toldyou; carlo3b

Little tidbits about the host country are a welcome pleasure : ))


Wheres Carlo? We need some Italian recipes : )


93 posted on 02/11/2006 12:42:05 PM PST by alisasny (<h3>"Watching Ted Kennedy is a nonintellectual feast."</h3>)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Thanks. I am waiting and watching the clouds move in. It's almost cold enough right now for snow, if the precipitation commences.


94 posted on 02/11/2006 12:42:29 PM PST by onyx
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness; Howlin; alisasny
Let's shoot for one new "spoiler" thread per day. There is no way that one thread can last for the entire Olympics. The FR database starts to groan when a thread gets over 2,500 posts.

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.

95 posted on 02/11/2006 12:44:35 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

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.


96 posted on 02/11/2006 12:46:59 PM PST by alisasny (<h3>"Watching Ted Kennedy is a nonintellectual feast."</h3>)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness
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.

I always root for Japan. Sometimes Britain, I used to support Canada but I do not care for them anymore.

97 posted on 02/11/2006 12:47:23 PM PST by ezsmoke
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To: Admin Moderator

So you want me to start a LIVE THREAD in the afternoon?


98 posted on 02/11/2006 12:47:45 PM PST by Howlin (Why don't you just report the news, instead of what might be the news? - Donald Rumsfeld 1/25/2006)
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To: steelcurtain


99 posted on 02/11/2006 12:47:53 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: Howlin

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.


100 posted on 02/11/2006 12:48:12 PM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (patriotdreams.net)
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