Winter Olympics are over :(

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    Mar 01, 2010 3:09 PM GMT
    I am actually a little sad that the winter olympics are over...

    I thought the coverage was really good. They did a great job with athletes' background stories, their trials and tribulations, their achievements - the not so happy stuff some of it heartbreaking [injuries... a death icon_sad.gif] I was hooked.

    Its so refreshing to see all this talent in one place, competing, and for the most part objectively scored. I enjoy the objectivity of it all; harder to find in other areas, like the arts. Here you are measured against time, distance, straight up skill - more black and white I suppose.

    By the end of it, it felt like all these athletes were family and was sad to know that come Monday there will be no Winter Olympics - booo

    This was the best TV I have seen in a while (this is the REAL reality TV not the crap we are used to seeing).
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 01, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    I'm in total Olympics withdrawal mode. I was addicted and glued to the TV every night. The closing ceremonies last night were amazing...like a great big party
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    Mar 01, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    GO CHINA!
  • bmw0

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    Mar 01, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    I'm rather glad to see the end of this years games.

    Was it just me or were thiese the most dramatic games ever?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:23 PM GMT
    It's just you, or have you forgotten the "Tanya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan spectacle" from the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games?
  • Crucializer

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    I just wasnt into it this time .... too many things going on in my personal life I guess . . . sorry I missed it! icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 01, 2010 5:32 PM GMT
    Sucked to be a finn during these Olympics. Before the games media and olympic commitee boasted about the coming 12 or so medals.. in the end we got only 5, with one being silver and 4 bronze ones..
    I know it's not always about winning, but it sure as hell would be a nice change.

    I'm greatful of the fact that we were the best european nation in hockey, thou.

    Congrats to Canada for the all time record in gold medals.
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    Mar 01, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    critics, journalists, etc seem to agree those were the best games except for Lillehammer which is unequaled .

    that said, i'm glad they're over. Certainly Vancouver people will be glad.
    Olympic tourists aren't the best kind , they don't go shopping , dining out, going on tours etc. Shop owners, restaurants, taxi drivers even have seen their business go down those past two weeks.

    And now, we only have to PAY for the damn thing. *gulp*
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    Mar 01, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    I'm sorry to see the games end, too. I'm a big fan of the cross country events. The 50K race was fantastic! Vancouver and Canada did a great job, but I still believe the 1994 Lillehammer games were the best
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    Mar 01, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    Yah I'm in total withdrawal already. I was glued to the tv. These were some amazing games! Now what is there to do? Go back to studying? Shitty.
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    Mar 01, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    I'm in mourning for them already. They were a great break from politics and the economy and all the other crap we have to go back to dealing with againicon_sad.gif
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    Mar 01, 2010 9:11 PM GMT
    I am sorry to see it end too. We can look forward to the world cup in South Africa now!
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    Mar 01, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    xassantex saidcritics, journalists, etc seem to agree those were the best games except for Lillehammer which is unequaled .

    that said, i'm glad they're over. Certainly Vancouver people will be glad.
    Olympic tourists aren't the best kind , they don't go shopping , dining out, going on tours etc. Shop owners, restaurants, taxi drivers even have seen their business go down those past two weeks.

    And now, we only have to PAY for the damn thing. *gulp*


    Where did you heard vancouver businesses went down? my dads business was waaaaay up. Im sad to see them go. Best atmosphere ive ever experienced for a city.
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    Mar 01, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    I know breaks my heart icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 01, 2010 9:58 PM GMT
    I loved the opening and closing ceremonies and got to watch some of the events. Makes me want to visit Vancouver sometime too.
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    Mar 01, 2010 10:20 PM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 said
    xassantex saidcritics, journalists, etc seem to agree those were the best games except for Lillehammer which is unequaled .

    that said, i'm glad they're over. Certainly Vancouver people will be glad.
    Olympic tourists aren't the best kind , they don't go shopping , dining out, going on tours etc. Shop owners, restaurants, taxi drivers even have seen their business go down those past two weeks.

    And now, we only have to PAY for the damn thing. *gulp*


    Where did you heard vancouver businesses went down? my dads business was waaaaay up. Im sad to see them go. Best atmosphere ive ever experienced for a city.


    Yeah - his comment about business dropping seemed kind of odd to me too. Typically with an event like this you would expect businesses to boom...
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    Mar 01, 2010 10:20 PM GMT
    Yea, I thought these were the best games ever and the people of Vancouver really showed their hospitality and sportsmanship. I am looking forward to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. I just hope it isn't dreary like most of the Wimbledon tennis tourney's get to be sometimes. Maybe that is where I will celebrate my 50th birthday!!!
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    Mar 01, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI loved the opening and closing ceremonies and got to watch some of the events. Makes me want to visit Vancouver sometime too.


    Definately makes me want to visit Whistler / looked so beautiful / as well as Vancouver.

    They did a nice job with the ceremonies but what really stood out for me were the visuals coming out of the projectors. When those whales appeared in the opening ceremony I was completely taken back.