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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    ...I am considering volunteering at one in the future....
    I blew my shot 30 years ago. I've regretted it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
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    I wish he would have, but hey Conan has a Twitter account so it's not all that bad.

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    This isn't a favorite moment, but this was one of those "silent" moments for the olympics in Canada. When Robbie Dixon crashed during one of his runs, there was a palatable feel of "holy crap, we aren't looking good for the alpine events". While to the rest of the world this seemed small, the murmur in the village and amongst locals bordered on devastation for some. The realization that our alpine team was sucking wind...yikes.

    Another small moment, one of the US olympians was being interviewed (sorry I don't remember the name) and he was asked what he thought of the games. All he could say was (paraphrasing) "I was always told the canadians don't show pride, are quiet and subdued. That is wrong, Canadians show more pride for their athletes than most of my country does" Quite nice to hear.

    Standing in a crowd of thousands watching the hockey game singing O Canada over and over again.

    Sorry I don't have 3 moments.

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    [QUOTE=Maelstrom;10465558]
    To be honest...being part of the olympics has been inspiring...if any of you have never been to one, spend the money and do it. I am considering volunteering at one in the future. An amazing 17 days of my life.

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    I had the wonderful opportunity of volunteering for the 1984 Olympics in LA. I worked with the committee for 6 months up until the event and met and made a friend at ABC TV. He would call me daily with tickets for various events. I also worked (as "crowd control) the marathons, race walking, bicycling and swimming events (I was a trialthlete at the time). Great memories - I will never forget. Do get involved!
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    I always love the Bobsled and luge runs...such a disappointment this year. I'd be lieing if I didn't say that I expected better from VC. Oh well...I'd have to say the skiing the best thing, IMO. Sean White was a lead pipe cinch before the opening torch was lit, so no real surprise there. No, I liked the skiing most.

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    1. Lindsay Vonn's gold medal run in the downhill... right after Julia Mancuso's silver medal run. US gold & silver in women's downhill. I don't think that's ever happened before.

    2. Bode Miller's gold medal in the super combined.

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    Parise's goal with 24 seconds left in the gold medal hockey game. It was followed by the worst moment.

    Kim Yu-na's figure skating in the short program, and in the free skate just to watch near perfection, eas extremly moving.

    Sean Whites half-pipe victory lap, and his air guitar to the Star Spangled Banner on the podium.

    Just looking at the teams and the talent that they had in the mens hockey tournanment, this was probably the greatest field of talent ever in hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Now that it's over, what were your top 3 moments of the Olympics?

    Mine were:

    Joannie Rochette's short program skate after losing her mother a few days prior. What an amazingly strong individual!!!

    +1

    The talking heads always try to pass things off as 'unforgettable moments'. Looking back, they are surprisingly few( 1980 hockey team, Dan Jannsen crashing, Eddie the Eagle, for example). I think this one is gonna stick.
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    I'm english so no prize for geussing my number one is going to be Amy Williams.

    Number 2 and number 3 go to the canadian pairs skating, and the red shadows (various cross country races) see if anyone knows what I'm reffering to with the last one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
    I'm english so no prize for geussing my number one is going to be Amy Williams.

    Number 2 and number 3 go to the canadian pairs skating, and the red shadows (various cross country races) see if anyone knows what I'm reffering to with the last one.
    Got me...I live her, watched xc live and still don't have a clue...I know what the red shadows from comic books, thats about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
    I'm english so no prize for geussing my number one is going to be Amy Williams.

    Number 2 and number 3 go to the canadian pairs skating, and the red shadows (various cross country races) see if anyone knows what I'm reffering to with the last one.
    Got me...I live her, watched xc live and still don't have a clue...I know what the red shadows from comic books, thats about it

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    The two photo finishes in XC skiing, first where the lady from Poland won the 30k and the second one in the men's 50k for the animal from Norway. I wish I had that much left at the end of my 20k daily bicycle commute ! Those folks were amazing athletes. Thirf for teh ladies pitching the rocks in curling, they iz hawt.
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    "Red Shadow(s)" = Norweigian cross conutry skier(s).

    BTW: I didn't watch any of the Olympics. I've been dissolutioned with them since 1984 when the televeiosn reporters constantly referred to them according to East Coast time (I live in Los Angeles), how the reporters 'sensationalize' everything or call it an 'inspirational moment,' and how the TV networks intently focus on only participants from the USA.

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    In various cross country skiing races, most notably the mens relay the norwegian cross country skiiers kept of being reffered to by the british commentators as the red shadow, getting ever closer. The fact that the group infront were looking back with such dread at this one man, and the fact he got silver in the end was awsome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfrider View Post
    "Red Shadow(s)" = Norweigian cross conutry skier(s).
    Really...I should have known, my best friend is norwegian, and I never heard her use the term. I will have to ask. Then again, I saw it live and didn't hear the commentators haha

    BTW: I didn't watch any of the Olympics. I've been dissolutioned with them since 1984 when the televeiosn reporters constantly referred to them according to East Coast time (I live in Los Angeles), how the reporters 'sensationalize' everything or call it an 'inspirational moment,' and how the TV networks intently focus on only participants from the USA.
    All countries do it. Canada hypes canadians, Norwegians show norwegians (I was actually at norway house for a bit), English showed the english...US networks show US athletes. If you want to watch something different find another feed

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfrider View Post
    "Red Shadow(s)" = Norweigian cross conutry skier(s).
    Really...I should have known, my best friend is norwegian, and I never heard her use the term. I will have to ask. Then again, I saw it live and didn't hear the commentators haha

    BTW: I didn't watch any of the Olympics. I've been dissolutioned with them since 1984 when the televeiosn reporters constantly referred to them according to East Coast time (I live in Los Angeles), how the reporters 'sensationalize' everything or call it an 'inspirational moment,' and how the TV networks intently focus on only participants from the USA.
    All countries do it. Canada hypes canadians, Norwegians show norwegians (I was actually at norway house for a bit), English showed the english...US networks show US athletes. If you want to watch something different find another feed

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    USA Bobsled (bobsleigh) was dead after the '92 Albertville Games and were using painted over USSR sleds! 1986 Daytona 500 winner Geoffry Bodine came forward to fund and homebuild sleds for USA Bobsled. The hard work came to fruition with a gold in the 4-man.
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    Little video showing whistler village. Not any specific moment but a collection of moments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
    ...the norwegian cross country skiiers kept of being reffered to by the british commentators as the red shadow, getting ever closer. The fact that the group infront were looking back with such dread at this one man, and the fact he got silver in the end was awsome.
    +1. Peter Northug went animal in these games.
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    Little video showing whistler village.
    Thanks for that. I wasn't a particularly proud Canadian when I left 2 years ago. It's starting to come back. Excuse me- I've got something in both of my eyes...

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    My pleasure ...I was right there with you, on both counts

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