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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games Live Thread
NBC | 2-12-2010

Posted on 02/12/2010 11:06:14 AM PST by My Favorite Headache

NBC 7:30 p.m.-Midnight — Opening Ceremony-Parade of Nations and Lighting of the Olympic Cauldron (LIVE); Ski Jumping-Individual K-90 Competition.

2:40-6 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

Saturday, Feb. 13

NBC 2-6 p.m. — Men's Speed Skating-5000 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Ski Jumping-Individual K-90 Gold Medal Final; Women's Biathlon-7.5km Sprint Gold Medal Final.

8-11:30 p.m. — Men's Short Track-1500 Competition, Semifinals and Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Freestyle Skiing-Moguls Competition and Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Alpine Skiing-Downhill Gold Medal Final.

Midnight-1 a.m. — Men's Luge-Singles Competition; Women's Short Track-3000 Relay Semifinals and 500 Competition; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

1-4:30 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

CNBC 3-5:30 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Sweden vs. Switzerland (LIVE).

8-10:30 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Slovakia (LIVE).

MSNBC 3-5:30 a.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Slovakia (replay).

Sunday, Feb. 14 NBC 1-6 p.m. — Women's Speed Skating-3000 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Nordic Combined-Individual Gold Medal Final: K-90 Jumping (LIVE) and 10km Cross Country (LIVE); Men's Luge-Singles Competition (LIVE); Men's Biathlon-10km Sprint Gold Medal Final (LIVE).

7-11 p.m. — Figure Skating-Pairs Short Program (LIVE); Men's Freestyle Skiing-Moguls Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Moguls Competition; Men's Luge-Singles, Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Alpine Skiing-Super Combined Gold Medal Final.

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. — Figure Skating-Pairs Post Game; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

12:05-4:05 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

USA 3-5:30 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-USA vs. China (LIVE).

CNBC 7:30-10 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Finland vs. Russia (LIVE).

MSNBC 3-5:30 a.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-USA vs. China (replay).

Monday, Feb. 15 NBC 1-5 p.m. — Men's Snowboard-Snowboard Cross Competition (LIVE); Men's Cross Country-15km Individual Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Cross Country-10km Individual Gold Medal Final (LIVE).

8 p.m.-Midnight — Figure Skating-Pairs Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Speed Skating-500 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Snowboard-Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final.

12:35-2 a.m. — Women's Luge-Competition; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

2-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

MSNBC 5:30-8 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Switzerland (LIVE).

3-5:30 a.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Sweden vs. Slovakia.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 NBC 3-5 p.m. — Men's Biathlon-12.5km Pursuit Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Biathlon-10km Pursuit Gold Medal Final.

8 p.m.-Midnight — Men's Figure Skating-Short Program (LIVE); Women's Snowboard-Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final; Women's Speed Skating-500 Gold Medal Final; Men's Alpine Skiing-Super Combined Gold Medal Final.

12:35-2 a.m. — Women's Luge-Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

2-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

USA Noon-6 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-USA vs. Switzerland (LIVE); Men's Curling-USA vs. Germany (LIVE).

CNBC 5 p.m.-5 a.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Norway (LIVE); Russia vs. Latvia (LIVE) Women's Curling-USA vs. Japan (LIVE); Women's Ice Hockey-Finland vs. China (LIVE); Men's Curling-USA vs. Norway.

MSNBC 5:30-8 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-USA vs. Russia (LIVE).

3-5:30 a.m. — Men's Curling-Canada vs. Germany.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 NBC 3-5 p.m. — Men's and Women's Cross Country-Sprint Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's and Women's Cross Country-Sprint Competition.

8-11:30 p.m. — Men's Snowboard-Halfpipe Semifinal and Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Snowboard-Halfpipe Competition; Men's Speed Skating-1000 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Short Track-5000 Relay Semifinal (LIVE) and 1000 Competition (LIVE); Women's Alpine Skiing-Downhill Gold Medal Final.

12:05-1:30 a.m. — Women's Short Track-500 Competition, Semifinal and Gold Medal Final; Doubles Luge-Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

1:30-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

USA Noon-3 p.m. — Women's Curling-USA vs. Germany (LIVE).

MSNBC 3-8 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Finland vs. Belarus (LIVE); Women's Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Sweden (LIVE).

3-6 a.m. — Women's Curling-Japan vs. Canada.

CNBC 5 p.m.-5 a.m. — Men's Curling-USA vs. Switzerland (LIVE); Men's Ice Hockey-Sweden vs. Germany (LIVE); Czech Republic vs. Slovakia (LIVE); Women's Ice Hockey-Switzerland vs. Slovakia (LIVE); Women's Curling-Britain vs. Sweden.

Thursday, Feb. 18 NBC 3-5 p.m. — Women's Snowboard-Halfpipe Competition (LIVE); Women's Biathlon-15km Individual Gold Medal Final.

8 p.m.-Midnight — Men's Figure Skating-Free Skate Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Snowboard-Halfpipe Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Halfpipe Semifinals; Women's Speed Skating-1000 Gold Medal Final.

12:35-2 a.m. — Men's and Women's Skeleton-Competition; Men's Biathlon-20km Individual Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

2-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

USA Noon-5:30 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-USA vs. Norway (LIVE); Men's Curling-USA vs. Denmark (LIVE).

CNBC 5 p.m.-5 a.m.; Women's Curling-USA vs. Denmark (LIVE); Men's Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Switzerland (LIVE); Slovakia vs. Russia (LIVE); Women's Ice Hockey-Russia vs. China (LIVE); Men's Curling-France vs. Canada.

MSNBC 5:30-8 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-USA vs. Finland (LIVE).

3-5:30 a.m. — Women's Curling-Canada vs. Germany.

Friday, Feb. 19

NBC 3-5 p.m. — Women's Cross Country-15km Pursuit Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Figure Skating-Gold Medal Final Analysis.

8-11:30 p.m. — Figure Skating-Compulsory Dance (LIVE); Men's and Women's Skeleton-Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Alpine Skiing-Super G Gold Medal Final; Ski Jumping-Individual K-120 Large Hill Competition.

12:05-1:30 a.m. — Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

1:30-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

USA Noon-3 p.m. — Women's Curling-USA vs. Russia (LIVE).

MSNBC 3-5:30 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Belarus vs. Sweden (LIVE).

Midnight-3 a.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Finland vs. Germany (LIVE).

3-6 a.m. — Men's Curling-Denmark vs. Canada.

CNBC 5 p.m.-1 a.m. — Men's Curling-USA vs. France (LIVE); Men's Ice Hockey-Czech Republic vs. Latvia (LIVE); Women's Curling-Denmark vs. Canada (LIVE).

NBC 1-6 p.m. — Women's Freestyle Skiing-Aerials Competition (LIVE); Ski Jumping-Individual: K-120 Large Hill Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Cross Country-30km Pursuit Gold Medal Final (LIVE).

8-11:30 p.m. — Men's Short Track-1000 Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Speed Skating-1500 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Two-Man Bobsled-Competition (LIVE); Women's Alpine Skiing-Super G Gold Medal Final.

Midnight-1 a.m. — Women's Short Track-1500 Competition, Semifinal and Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

1-4:30 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

MSNBC Noon-5:30 p.m. — Men's Curling-USA vs. Sweden (LIVE); Men's Ice Hockey-Switzerland vs. Norway (LIVE).

7:30-10 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Slovakia vs. Latvia (LIVE).

Midnight-3 a.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Belarus vs. Germany (LIVE).

3-6 a.m. — Men's Curling-Norway vs. Denmark.

CNBC 5-8 p.m. — Women's Curling-USA vs. Britain (LIVE).

10 p.m.-1 a.m. — Men's Curling-Canada vs. Britain (LIVE).

Sunday, Feb. 21

NBC Noon-6 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Russia vs. Czech Republic (LIVE); Men's Freestyle Skiing-Ski Cross Competition (LIVE); Men's Biathlon-15km Mass Start Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Two-Man Bobsled-Gold Medal Final.

7-11 p.m. — Figure Skating-Original Dance (LIVE); Women's Speed Skating-1500 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Freestyle Skiing-Ski Cross Gold Medal Final; Men's Alpine Skiing-Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final; Two-Man Bobsled-Gold Medal Final.

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. — Women's Biathlon-12.5km Mass Start Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

12:35-4:35 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

MSNBC Noon-3 p.m. — Women's Curling-USA vs. Canada (LIVE).

7-10 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-USA vs. Canada (LIVE).

Midnight-3 a.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Finland vs. Sweden (LIVE).

3-5:30 a.m. — Women's Curling-China vs. Canada.

CNBC 5-8 p.m. — Men's Curling-USA vs. Britain (LIVE).

10 p.m.-1 a.m. — Women's Curling-USA vs. Sweden (LIVE).

Monday, Feb. 22

NBC 3-5 p.m. — Men's and Women's Cross Country-Team Sprints Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Team Sprints Semifinals.

8 p.m.-Midnight — Figure Skating-Dance Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Freestyle Skiing-Aerials Competition (LIVE); Ski Jumping-Team K-120 Large Hill Gold Medal Final.

12:35-2 a.m. — Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

2-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

USA Noon-6 p.m. — Men's Curling-USA vs. Canada (LIVE); Women's Ice Hockey-Semifinal (LIVE).

CNBC 5 p.m.- 1 a.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Semifinal (LIVE); Men's Curling-USA vs. China (LIVE); Women's Curling-Sweden vs. Canada (LIVE).

MSNBC 3-5:30 a.m. — Men's Curling-Germany vs. Britain.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

NBC 3-5 p.m. Men's Speed Skating-10,000 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Biathlon-4x6km Relay Gold Medal Final (LIVE).

8 p.m.-Midnight — Ladies Figure Skating-Short Program (LIVE); Women's Bobsled-Competition (LIVE); Women's Freestyle Skiing-Ski Cross Competition and Gold Medal Final; Nordic Combined-Team Gold Medal Final: K-120 Jumping and 4x5km Relay.

12:35-2 a.m. — Ladies Figure Skating-Post Game; Medal Plaza-Award Ceremonies

2-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

USA Noon-6 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Elimination Round Game (LIVE); Women's Curling-USA vs. China (LIVE).

CNBC 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Elimination Round Game (LIVE); Elimination Round Game (LIVE); Elimination Round Game (LIVE); Men's Curling-China vs. Canada (LIVE).

MSNBC 10 p.m.-1 a.m. — Women's Curling-USA vs. Switzerland (LIVE).

3-5:30 a.m. — Women's Curling-Canada vs. Russia.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

NBC 3-5 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Quarterfinal (LIVE).

8-11:30 p.m. — Women's Freestyle Skiing-Aerials Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Bobsled-Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Short Track-500 Competition (LIVE); Women's Alpine Skating-Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final; Men's Cross Country-4x10km Relay Gold Medal Final.

12:05-1:30 a.m. — Women's Speed Skating-5000 Gold Medal Final; Women's Short Track-3000 Relay Gold Medal Final and 1000 Competition; Medal Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

1:30-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

MSNBC 5-8 p.m. — Curling-Tiebreaker (LIVE).

3-5:30 a.m. — Curling-Tiebreaker.

CNBC 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m. — Men's Ice Hockey -Quarterfinal (LIVE); Quarterfinal (LIVE); Quarterfinal (LIVE).

Thursday, Feb. 25

NBC 3-5 p.m. — Women's Cross Country-4x5km Relay Gold Medal Final; Ladies Figure Skating-Gold Medal Final Preview.

8 p.m.-Midnight — Ladies Figure Skating-Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Ice Hockey-Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Freestyle Skiing-Aerials Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Nordic Combined-Individual Gold Medal Final: K-120 Jumping and 10km Cross-Country.

12:35-2 a.m — Ladies Figure Skating-Gold Medal Final Post Game; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

2-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

USA Noon-3 p.m. — Women's Curling-Semifinal (LIVE).

MSNBC 2-4:30 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Bronze Medal Game (LIVE).

6-9 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Gold Medal Final (LIVE).

3-6 a.m. — Women's Curling-Semifinal.

CNBC 5-8 p.m. — Men's Curling-Semifinal (LIVE).

Friday, Feb. 26

NBC 3-5 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Semifinal (LIVE); Women's Snowboard-Parallel Giant Slalom Competition.

8-11:30 p.m. — Men's Short Track-500 Quarterfinals, Semifinal and Gold Medal Final (LIVE); 5000 Relay Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Snowboard-Parallel Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final; Women's Alpine Skiing-Slalom Gold Medal Final; Four-Man Bobsled-Competition.

12:05-1:30 a.m. — Women's Short Track-1000 Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Gold Medal Final; Men's Biathlon-4x7.5km Relay Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.

USA Noon-3 p.m. — Women's Curling-Bronze Medal Match (LIVE).

MSNBC 3:30-5:30 p.m. — Men's Speed Skating-Pursuit Semifinals (LIVE); Women's Speed Skating-Pursuit Quarterfinals (LIVE).

3-5:30 a.m. — Men's Curling-Semifinal.

CNBC 6 p.m.-Midnight — Women's Curling-Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Ice Hockey-Semifinal (LIVE).

Saturday, Feb. 27

NBC 1 a.m.-6 p.m. — Women's Cross Country-30km Mass Start Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's and Women's Speed Skating-Pursuit Gold Medal Finals (LIVE); Men's Snowboard-Parallel Giant Slalom Qualifying Competition (LIVE); Men's Snowboard-Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals; Four-Man Bobsled-Gold Medal Final.

8-11 p.m. — Figure Skating-Champions Gala; Men's Snowboard-Parallel Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final; Men's Alpine Skiing-Slalom Gold Medal Final; Four-Man Bobsled-Gold Medal Final.

1:02-4 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

USA Noon-3 p.m. — Men's Curling-Bronze Medal Match (LIVE).

CNBC 6-9 p.m. — Men's Curling-Gold Medal Final (LIVE).

MSNBC 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Bronze Medal Game (LIVE).

3-6 a.m. — Men's Curling-Gold Medal Final.

Sunday, Feb. 28

NBC Noon-6 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Cross Country-50km Gold Medal Final (LIVE),

7-10:30 p.m. — Closing Ceremony (LIVE)

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. — Vancouver Closing Party.

12:35-3:30 a.m. — Primetime Replay.

MSNBC 6 a.m.-Noon — Figure Skating-Champions Gala; Figure Skating-The Medalists

Universal Sports Daily Programming 2-3 p.m. — "The Vancouver Figure Skating Hour" — A look back and ahead to primetime figure skating, detailing key athletes, competitions and storylines. Includes continuing news updates and live results ticker.

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Live Olympic news updates with a news ticker providing round-the-clock results.


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1 posted on 02/12/2010 11:06:14 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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McLachlan, Bryan Adams, Rush among artists expected at opening ceremonies

By Nick Patch (CP) –

VANCOUVER, B.C. — In an age where news travels as fast as a sled hurtling down a skeleton track, the sustained secrecy surrounding Friday’s opening ceremonies at the Vancouver Games is an Olympic feat in of itself.

Only in the past few days have small amounts of information dribbled out as Twitter-happy fans have leaked rehearsal information.

Recent reports indicate that Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan have been spotted rehearsing for the show.

Meanwhile, Rush and 16-year-old Montreal jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky also seem to be involved. A publicist for the veteran Toronto rock trio and Yanofsky herself both responded to questions from The Canadian Press with no-comments, citing non-disclosure agreements.

“NDA, non-disclosure, we’re not allowed to say anything,” Yanofsky said when asked if she would perform.

But beyond those nuggets of information, the Olympics’ opening festivities have been relatively leak-proof, leaving eager viewers to work on educated guesses at which artists might be present for the Games’ commencement.

So, whom might viewers look forward to seeing on Friday evening?

Michael Buble, for one, seems a logical choice to join local favourites McLachlan and Adams. Fresh off his second Grammy win, Buble is an avowed sports fan who will be in town anyway to provide colour commentary on hockey games for Australian TV and to participate in one of the final legs of the torch relay.

And like Adams, the crooner is associated with manager Bruce Allen, the Canadian impresario who is serving as VANOC’s headline talent producer for the opening and closing ceremonies.

McLachlan’s involvement, meanwhile, shouldn’t come as a shock. The singer recorded NBC’s Olympic theme, “One Dream,” and is based in Vancouver.

Similarly, Celine Dion would seem a logical choice.

The 41-year-old chanteuse from Charlemagne, Que., boasts a massive international following and already has an Olympic performance on her resume after singing “The Power of the Dream” at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.

Dion, who just last month performed a stirring tribute to Michael Jackson at the Grammys, is also on the verge of releasing her documentary-concert film, “Celine: Through the Eyes of the World,” so the timing makes sense.

Further, Dion appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Wednesday to perform a version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with the Canadian Tenors. Interestingly, some of those rebellious rehearsal tweeters claimed to have heard the backing track to the classic tune blaring through the speakers at the opening ceremonies run-through, prompting speculation that Dion might appear to sing the song.

But, of course, she isn’t the only megawatt Canadian pop star that viewers hope is included.

A People Magazine web poll recently asked readers which of five Canadian pop stars they wanted to see perform at the opening ceremonies, pitting Dion against Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado and Alanis Morissette.

The result? A stunning 62 per cent of users voted for Twain, with Lavigne finishing second with 28 per cent, Dion third with seven per cent and Morissette and Furtado each receiving a paltry two per cent of votes.

Twain has resurfaced lately after willingly receding from the limelight over the past few years. She appeared as a judge on “American Idol,” carried the Olympic torch through her hometown of Timmins, Ont., and has blogged about her ongoing development of a follow-up album to 2002’s “Up.”

Though none of those appearances required any singing, Internet fans are hopeful that Twain will take to the microphone at the Olympics.

“Shania Twain must be the one to perform!” said one enthusiastic follower below the People poll.

In fact, if the Internet is in part to blame for leaking out news about the opening ceremonies, it’s also the setting for a multitude of impassioned arguments about the potential lineup of Canadian performers.

On Facebook, users have fought back and forth over the relative merits of a cluster of recognizable Canadian names - including Stompin’ Tom Connors, Neil Young, Sam Roberts and the Barenaked Ladies - in a series of discussion threads.

“I personally hope that Stompin’ Tom will be there,” wrote a user named Richard on Facebook. “If anything says Canada (it’s) Stompin’ Tom and the Hockey Song.”

“There’s no doubt that Rush, Bryan Adams and (Nickelback) MUST be part of the Opening Ceremonies,” added a poster named Silvie. “They represent Canadian Rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s.”

Another poster, nicknamed Vanore, agreed: “I’m pretty sure (Nickelback) will be there. And it doesn’t matter what song they play, since all their songs sound exactly the same.”

-With files from Canadian Press reporter Victoria Ahearn in Toronto.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 11:07:54 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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Yahoo! Downhill mud skiing rocks!


3 posted on 02/12/2010 11:09:18 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: My Favorite Headache; lainie

Taped delay on the West Coast! Thanks NBC!


4 posted on 02/12/2010 11:09:32 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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turn it off.. the TV and volunteer to help replace a dem


5 posted on 02/12/2010 11:09:46 AM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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What animal is Miga? Looks like some sort of Panda.


6 posted on 02/12/2010 11:10:08 AM PST by C19fan
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To: BurbankKarl; silent_jonny

NBC sports coverage is horrible. They claim it will start at 7:30 eastern, but I am sure it will be closer to 9 with 90 minutes of filler.

But I will be here tonight to chat with everyone. The mascots are so completely adorable. The Vancouver 2010 Facebook page has some great shots of the torch relay and the mascots.

SJ- Olympic live thread ping!


7 posted on 02/12/2010 11:12:19 AM PST by retrokitten
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Miga is a young sea bear.


8 posted on 02/12/2010 11:12:37 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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I wonder if Mayor Fenty will offer Vancouver all the snow they want to haul from Washington DC to Vancouver?


9 posted on 02/12/2010 11:14:35 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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http://www.vancouver2010.com/mascot/en/profile_m.php

Cute little young sea bear.


10 posted on 02/12/2010 11:14:39 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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“Miga is a young sea bear who lives in the ocean with her family pod, beyond Vancouver Island, near Tofino, British Columbia. Sea bears are part killer whale and part bear. (Miga is part Kermode bear, a rare white bear that only lives in British Columbia.)”

The mascots of their own website that is so sweet you need an insulin shot after viewing it.

http://www.vancouver2010.com/mascot


11 posted on 02/12/2010 11:14:47 AM PST by retrokitten
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Terry Fox’s mother is 99% confirmed to light the cauldron tonight...Gretzky has said it won’t be him.


12 posted on 02/12/2010 11:16:44 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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Thanks for the answers. I get it; a mythical indigenous animal. Cute.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 11:17:27 AM PST by C19fan
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To: gibtx2

I do every week out of the year...doesn’t mean I am going to miss the Winter Olympics which come every 4 years and are by far my favorite games.


14 posted on 02/12/2010 11:17:49 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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FWIW, the Olympics are using two mountains. The one just outside Vancouver (Cypress) is where they’re hauling snow by helicopter. Whistler, two hours away, has over 10 ft. of base.

Most skiing events will be at Whistler. Snowboard, and freestyle skiing will be at Cypress.

Here’s an interactive schedule:
http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-schedule-results/


15 posted on 02/12/2010 11:20:55 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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I will boycott the olympics .. because it is on MSM... and they make money off me. I will read about our team there and cheer them on.. but not on TV.


16 posted on 02/12/2010 11:23:11 AM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: retrokitten; Utah Girl

At least Katie Couric won’t be announcing it..


17 posted on 02/12/2010 11:23:24 AM PST by Shermy
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Temperatures in the next few days are going to be in the mid to high 30s for that area. The slopes are going to be at least slick at best.
18 posted on 02/12/2010 11:24:36 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: GreyFriar

He would probably want MONEY for it!

My brother is working there now - installing “ear bugs” for ice skating and curling. So sad they have a shortage of snow when they need it!


19 posted on 02/12/2010 11:24:38 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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20 posted on 02/12/2010 11:25:10 AM PST by mentor2k
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Does anyone really care?


21 posted on 02/12/2010 11:26:32 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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I’m recording it on the Mac (with a tuner, it’s like a TIVO/DVR), and then can fast forward past the commercials, or save good skiing clips for later mimicking!


22 posted on 02/12/2010 11:28:29 AM PST by Yossarian
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Thanks for the schedule. I could care less about the summer games, but the Winter Olympics is a different story. And they are just up the freeway, making it feel closer to home.


23 posted on 02/12/2010 11:28:31 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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Does anyone really care?

I do! Winter sports rock!

24 posted on 02/12/2010 11:28:59 AM PST by Yossarian
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i can stand to watch live TV at all even fox .. good plan


25 posted on 02/12/2010 11:29:19 AM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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ping


26 posted on 02/12/2010 11:29:37 AM PST by GOPRaleigh (It's gonna be a loooonnnggg 4 years...)
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This thread will be visited by many superior FReepers who will tell us just why they won't be watching the Olympics.

As for me... I can't wait. I love the whole experience. Opening ceremonies tonight!!!

USA! USA! USA!

27 posted on 02/12/2010 11:30:55 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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Georgian luger seriously injured in luge crash
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/luge/news?slug=ap-lug-slidercrash&prov=ap&type=lgns

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP)—A men’s Olympic luger from Georgia crashed during training Friday and is receiving emergency treatment.

Officials said Nodar Kumaritashvili lost control of his sled, went over the wall of the track and appeared to hit a steel pole near the finish line at the Whistler Sliding Center.

Rescue officials rushed to the scene and were performing chest compressions as well as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Kumaritashvili was lifted into an ambulance. An air-rescue helicopter was summoned and was in the area over the track about eight minutes after the crash.


28 posted on 02/12/2010 11:31:53 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Rescue officials rushed to the scene and were performing chest compressions as well as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Kumaritashvili was lifted into an ambulance. An air-rescue helicopter was summoned and was in the area over the track about eight minutes after the crash.

That does not sound good at all, prayers up!

29 posted on 02/12/2010 11:32:37 AM PST by dfwgator
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What olympics? I did’nt know we still did those?


30 posted on 02/12/2010 11:33:15 AM PST by crazydad (What)
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Women’s Ice Hockey? Is that something new?


31 posted on 02/12/2010 11:33:59 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: gibtx2
i can stand to watch live TV at all even fox .. good plan

I use an eyeTV tuner made by Elgato. (http://elgato.com) They have a model that is Windows compatible, as well - at least for over the air HDTV broadcasts. (In other words, you'd need an antenna.)

32 posted on 02/12/2010 11:36:12 AM PST by Yossarian
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The sports I like to watch:

1. Hockey (of course)
2. Downhill skiing
3. Ski Jumping (you must be nuts)
4. Luge (you must be REALLY nuts)
5. Biathalon (you gotta love the idea that 70 years ago today, Finnish soldiers were living for days in the frigid forests, wearing white clothes, skiing around with rifles on their backs and picking off freezing road bound Soviet soldiers. Hey! Let’s turn it into a sport!)


33 posted on 02/12/2010 11:37:42 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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THANK YOU!!!!

I am soooooo happy to see this thread!


34 posted on 02/12/2010 11:39:43 AM PST by Jrabbit
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To: carton253
This thread will be visited by many superior FReepers who will tell us just why they won't be watching the Olympics.

Yeah, but it's nothing compared to what will happen when we get the World Cup live threads going later this year.

35 posted on 02/12/2010 11:42:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: smokingfrog

Womens Ice Hockey was added in the ‘98 games. It is widely played in Europe, and has grown here as univerities add womens teams in order to balance their Title IX requirements.

The USA won the first gold medal. Captained by Cammi Granato, sister of ex-NHL’er and Pittsburgh Penguin Assistant Coach Tony Granato. Cammi is married to ex-Hartford Whaler Ray Ferraro. On the NHL pregame show they were the subject of this classic exchange:

Bill Clement - so, would you say that Ray Ferraro was the best player to ever don the Hartford Whaler jersey?

Brett Hull - Ray Ferraro isn’t even the best hockey player in his own bed!

Comments like that are classic Brett and Bobby Hull.


36 posted on 02/12/2010 11:42:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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As for me... I can't wait. I love the whole experience.

Well, to be honest, I can do without the IOC corruption and endless pushing of leftist dogma.... But the sports themselves are incredible. There's nothing faster than winter sports!

USA! USA! USA!

No, you're not doing it right:

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

37 posted on 02/12/2010 11:43:14 AM PST by Yossarian
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I know... my, how wonderful it must be to be smug, superior FReeper.

Let the games begin!

38 posted on 02/12/2010 11:47:29 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Yossarian
I can do the color/font thing... but it takes me a long time.

Thanks for doing it for me.

39 posted on 02/12/2010 11:48:17 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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I enjoy the Olympics. Maybe some think I am nuts, but I do.


40 posted on 02/12/2010 11:56:47 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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BFL


41 posted on 02/12/2010 11:57:20 AM PST by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new environmentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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They just announced that he has died. Can you believe that.. my goodness. I can’t remember the last time someone died at the Olympics as a result of their sport.


42 posted on 02/12/2010 11:58:31 AM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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Not good.


43 posted on 02/12/2010 12:01:00 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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Damn. They may want to reconsider even running this event.

Condolences to the family and team members.

Looks like more rain is headed towards Vancouver’s parade, in more ways than one.

http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/71892.html


44 posted on 02/12/2010 12:02:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Sad, but after I read the initial report, that is what I feared.

I do know there have been skiers killed during practice runs before the Games. Can’t exactly recall when.


45 posted on 02/12/2010 12:02:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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That is really sad....


46 posted on 02/12/2010 12:02:51 PM PST by Jrabbit
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Officials said Nodar Kumaritashvili lost control of his sled, went over the wall of the track and appeared to hit a steel pole near the finish line at the Whistler Sliding Center.

From the sound of it, he was killed instantly. Damn shame.

47 posted on 02/12/2010 12:04:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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Sumi? Quatchi? Miga? Fire up the grill...we got a tailgate party in the making.


48 posted on 02/12/2010 12:06:13 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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I read a report that they’re having a huge briefing/meeting as we speak. All competitive teams have been asked to send a representative. They’re certainly going to have to modify that track, if they don’t cancel altogether. How horrifying.


49 posted on 02/12/2010 12:07:12 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: b4its2late

Ski Conditions

http://www.wunderground.com/ski/CA_BC/cypress_mountain.html
http://www.wunderground.com/ski/CA_BC/whistler_blackcomb.html
http://www.wunderground.com/ski/CA_BC/whistler-blackcomb.html


50 posted on 02/12/2010 12:09:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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