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Nordic (Cross-country skiing, Ski Jumping and/or Biathlon) 2018 - Spoiler-Free

Discussion in '2018 Winter Olympics' started by Ale Xander, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Women's 7.5km sprint to be shown 2:15PM ET on NBCSN

    Men's normal hill jumping was shown in the AM

    Discuss Nordic events here, spoiler-free please (after/during event on TV)
     
  2. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Is Trautwig retired or just taking weekends off? A shame if he's completely gone from this. He was the best.

    Same color guy as last time.
     
  3. shawnrbu

    shawnrbu Member SoSH Member

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    Trautwig is doing pbp for cross country skiing.
     
  4. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Ok great, thank you shawn. I thought he did biathlon too. Didn't hear him there.
     
  5. nolasoxfan

    nolasoxfan Member SoSH Member

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    Last night’s biathlon pursuit races (both M & W) were outstanding. Compelling storylines; staggered, helter-skelter starts; close & exciting races; and superb commentating (Chad Salmela was fantastic in the color/support role). Far and away my favorite Winter Olympic sport.

    Hell, I might consider taking up the sport if I didn’t hate Winter so much.
     
  6. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Marit Bjorgen is insane. 37. 5th Olympics. What an anchor leg.

    Baker's dozen neckli
     
  7. Dernells Casket n Flagon

    Dernells Casket n Flagon Member SoSH Member

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    Haga was the absolute beast that brought the Norwegians back into contention but Bjorgen's final let was perfect.

    Massive massive mistake by the Americans to allow a sprinter to try and stretch to a 5k that cost them being competitive. No guarantee they medal, but should have at least been fighting for it.
     
  8. Average Reds

    Average Reds Dope Staff Member Dope V&N Mod SoSH Member

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    Over the past two days, I’ve found the cross-country relays to be compelling even as NBC’s live coverage has been infuriating.

    Good stuff.
     
  9. BigMike

    BigMike Dope Dope

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    But you have to have someone better. That is the challenge in the race, even Norway who won had one lap where their competitor dropped 40 seconds to the lead

    What an amazing race the 15k Biathalon Mass start was
     
  10. shawnrbu

    shawnrbu Member SoSH Member

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    I love Chad Salmela.
     
  11. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    OMG

    they finally did it.

    Tears here.
     
  12. jmm57

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    Announcer dude was fired up.....that was pretty cool
     
  13. amh03

    amh03 Tippi Hedren Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Very excited for them...such an achievement!!
     
  14. Philip Jeff Frye

    Philip Jeff Frye Member SoSH Member

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    Too bad this morning’s Today Show spoiled the outcome for me. I know to avoid Olympics news on other channels but I was surprised NBC would do that.
     
  15. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    What are the odds that Diggins is the flagbearer in 2022?
     
  16. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    I have to say watching Diggins on the last lap was probably the highlight of the Olympics for me so far. At least three times, i thought to myself she couldn't win, but she was so clearly determined down the final stretch....That was awesome.
     
  17. cromulence

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    I saw an interview today where she said that she wanted to be behind coming into the final turn and make sure that no one would go flying past her. It's funny, if I'd seen it live I would've thought she was fading, but she clearly let herself fall back and kept a bit in the tank so she could gun it at the end.
     

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