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Deathofthebambino

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So because she won once, it’s less painful to lose in similarly heartbreaking fashion? She acted irrationally because she is a human showing emotion 10 minutes after she got her heart ripped out in the last game she will probably play in a sport nobody cares about for 3.9 years. Irrational actions make sports fun. And I don’t particularly care about sportsmanship matters that don’t harm anybody anymore.

I would also bet they shook hands at the end of the game (because hockey), which is a greater sign of the sportsmanship you desire IMO.
I actually don't know if they shook hands, unless I missed it. When the last save happened, there was a giant pig pile of American players on the ice, and the Canadians sitting on their bench crying for a while. I didn't see them shake hands between that, and the medal ceremony. It's possible that after the US was done celebrating, and they cleaned up their equipment that was all over the ice, they may have shook hands before taking their lines to receive the medals, and I missed it, but I remember wondering as the celebration was happening if it was poor form because they hadn't shook hands yet.
 

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It happened, but not until after the medal ceremony. It also looked like several players on each side had no idea it was going down.
 

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It happened, but not until after the medal ceremony. It also looked like several players on each side had no idea it was going down.
I was really surprised that they didn’t do the handshake line (which is one of the things that make hockey so great, IMHO) until after the medal ceremony.

There was plenty of time while they set up for it and I thought that the US looked bad by letting the Canadians essentially just hang there while the celebration extended beyond the initial pig pile, to families, selfies, etc., but I don’t know the protocol for the Olympic finals given the medal ceremony or whether there was a similar situation last time, when Canada won. As happy as I was for the thrilling US victory, it kind of felt like poor sportsmanship to me - does anyone know if that’s how it usually works?
 

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I'm stuck with the general NBC broadcast coverage of the Olympics; I don't have access to NBCSN or streaming. NBC showed the men's curling final from 3-4:30 on Saturday, but now they are showing replays of skating from 1988. I _thought_ that there might be a chance for me to see the mass-start speed skating event, and maybe one of the cross-country long-distance events. But I can't seem to find any mention of those real events on the TV schedule.

Can anyone tell me if there's a chance NBC will go back to showing real 2018 sports today?
 

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Norway tied the all-time medal count of 37 but did it with more gold medals than the United State did.
They ended up getting to 39, Had a couple chances to get to 40 as they had a 4th in the last 2 cross country events
 

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California. Duh.
All the props to Jessie Diggins for the phenomenal finish in her race and being selected to carry the flag, but it's a little weird seeing all the talk and sponsorship attention being about her and somewhat ignoring Kikkan Randall, given that the gold medal came in a relay.
 

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California. Duh.
Also seems appropriate that in the closing ceremony the 2 Koreas came out in their individual country uniforms and with separate flags. I'm guessing a lot of this goodwill between them will disappear now that the games are over and the North no longer sees an opportunity to grab the world spotlight.
 

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Fun closing ceremony with Terry/Johnny/Tara. They're a natural for this.

This was a fun Olympics! And thankfully without any of the logistical nightmares of Rio and Sochi, from what I hear. This was a tight operation, and NBC has really stepped it up with their coverage: lots of channels to watch it on, on demand live streaming for *everything*. This is how you Olympics. Well done.
 

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All the props to Jessie Diggins for the phenomenal finish in her race and being selected to carry the flag, but it's a little weird seeing all the talk and sponsorship attention being about her and somewhat ignoring Kikkan Randall, given that the gold medal came in a relay.
Age/future and looks
 

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Fun closing ceremony with Terry/Johnny/Tara. They're a natural for this.

This was a fun Olympics! And thankfully without any of the logistical nightmares of Rio and Sochi, from what I hear. This was a tight operation, and NBC has really stepped it up with their coverage: lots of channels to watch it on, on demand live streaming for *everything*. This is how you Olympics. Well done.
Based on the empty seats at hockey and oc, looks like the ticketing system could use some improvement


Streaming sucked if not on app and/or live

Website spoiled everything

Tons of room for improvement
 

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Oh, I get that for post-Olympics media and sponsors, it was just a bit awkward that while the games were still going on, a few days after the race, it had already become "Jessie Diggens won the gold for America" rather than "Diggens and Randall won the gold".
 

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Did anyone just catch this? Amazing rock and roll/traditional Korean/trippy light show. The Superbowl halftime dreams of being this cool.
I watched it live on the NBC Sports app on my Roku. There was no commentary, it was just video of the ceremony which was pretty cool. And I thought the music stuff was great. That girl was really shredding on the guitar. I think I'm going to go back and re-watch with the commentary.
 

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Based on the empty seats at hockey and oc, looks like the ticketing system could use some improvement


Streaming sucked if not on app and/or live

Website spoiled everything

Tons of room for improvement
OC ticketing issues were reported by the Washington Post to be in part due to Russian cyberattack (getting back at the IOC)
 

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Canadians drowning their sorrows today in spiked maple syrup - no Gold medals in either hockey or curling, so much national shame....
Drowning our sorrows having our highest medal count ever, beating the US by 6, with only 1/10th the population.
Lol boohoo

However, huge credit to Norway, they kicked ass.