2010 Olympics, Favorite Sport? Favorite Athlete?

  • HyannisGuy

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    Jan 26, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    The 2010 Olympic Games start February 12th.

    What are your favorite sports and why?

    I have three that I follow closely. Figure Skating, Luge and Speed Skating. I actually watch the games every day they are on and wish they would go on for a month instead of two weeks.

    Who is your favorite athlete?


    The athletes that I'm really pulling for this year are Apollo Ono, (Men's Speed Skating), Jeremy Abbot (Men's Figure Skating) Preston Griffall (Luge), Rachael Flatt (Woman's Figure Skating) and there are many more but those are the front runners that come to mind.

    The Olympic Games are always exciting and I'm looking forward to the start.
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    Jan 26, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    Figure skating. I follow Joubert and then all the other great packages. Hahahaha! icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 26, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    freestyle moguls and the ski jump.... no favored or favorite athlete yet.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 26, 2010 3:16 PM GMT
    I can't pick one because I like almost all of them -- downhill skiing, ice skating, and hockey
  • Fritter

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    Jan 26, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    As a Canadian, hockey is in my heart. Speed skating is nice to watch to see the huge quads! However I'm just going to soak in everything, because Vancouver 2010 are our games!
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    Jan 26, 2010 7:43 PM GMT
    Speed skating only: the rest is a definite yawn for me, unless the jamaican bobsled team is competing.

    athletes i watch:
    Shani Davis
    Appolo Ono
    Lee Ho Suk
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    Jan 26, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    Living in Vancouver, my favourite sport is watching the Olympic flame go out so we locals can get our city back icon_smile.gif

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    Jan 26, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    ariesnvancouver saidLiving in Vancouver, my favourite sport is watching the Olympic flame go out so we locals can get our city back icon_smile.gif



    Agreed. icon_biggrin.gif
  • treader

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    Jan 26, 2010 9:15 PM GMT

    Can't wait. The Olympics is the only time that I'm glued to my TV. (I generally don't watch much.) My favorite sports:


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    Men's Speed Skating + Short Track (their asses are hypnotic)

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    Alpine downhill (can those spider suits get any tighter??)

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    Figure Skating (it's so nerve racking)

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    Ski Jumping (just amazing to watch)

    and my new favorite:

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    Men's Snowboard Cross (just completely wild!)

    Lastly since I've boarded at Whistler, it's going to be a little unreal watching some of the events on trails that I've done. Can't wait!
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    Jan 26, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    i just like volleyball but here is a link you might like
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0pRBFIOxXM
    brian joubert
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    Jan 26, 2010 10:17 PM GMT
    I like alpine skiing and Bode Miller *swoon*(though he's not at the strength of yester years, and I don't even know if he's participating this time), but I'll be watching as much as I can of everything (except the ice circus... sorry figure skating) icon_lol.gif

    Bode Miller funny, cool guy


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    Jan 26, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    I will be watching hockey, figure skating and snowboarding.
  • PipHop

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    Jan 26, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    Basketball - men & women
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    Jan 26, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    Skating. I've been pretty ambivalent about skating for years, but badmikeyt has converted me into one of those ice freaks. I've learned enough about what I'm looking at now to begin to appreciate it.

    Pairs: Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig (mostly cuz he's way hot)

    Men's: Evan Lysacek (yummy!)

    Women's: Mirai Nagasu (she's simply amazing and she hasn't even hit her stride yet. she's also sweet and cute as a bug's ear.)
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    Jan 26, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    I love the figure skating, the speed skating, and whatever that event is where the skiers fly down that massive jump (hey, I'm from Australia, we don't have winter sports hehehehe).