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Olympics - Pyeongchang, not Pyongyang
« Topic Start: February 08, 2018, 02:25:01 PM »
Thought I'd kick it off by noting that the men's hockey team has 3 Yale All-Americans at forward - Mark Arcabello '10, Brock Little '11, and Brian O'Neill '12.  All are playing in Europe now.  I think Arcabello played for 4 teams in the NHL back in 2015.  I still think the 2011 team with Little, O'Neill, Kenny Agostino, and Andrew Miller was better than the 2013 National Champions. 

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« Reply #1: February 08, 2018, 02:42:10 PM »
Omelettes anyone?

Norway's Olympic team meant to order 1,500 eggs. Because of a translation error, they got 15,000 - CNN
https://apple.news/AHA4Q2xWnTjuu0q9X0jvgkQ

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Re: Olympics - Pyeongchang, not Pyongyang
« Reply #2: February 08, 2018, 03:49:35 PM »
Omelettes anyone?

Norway's Olympic team meant to order 1,500 eggs. Because of a translation error, they got 15,000 - CNN
https://apple.news/AHA4Q2xWnTjuu0q9X0jvgkQ

those Norwegian - Korean dictionaries need some updating. 

Actually, I think I read someplace that Korean, Finnish, and Hungarian are closely related languages.

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« Reply #3: February 08, 2018, 09:53:03 PM »
Nobody watching skating??  I love love love the Winter Olympics :woop:

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« Reply #4: February 08, 2018, 10:21:08 PM »
My kids asked me if Israelis are from New Jersey

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« Reply #5: February 08, 2018, 10:24:40 PM »
The curling matches were riveting.

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« Reply #6: February 08, 2018, 10:25:17 PM »
My kids asked me if Israelis are from New Jersey

:spit: well good time for a geography lesson then! Lol

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« Reply #7: February 08, 2018, 10:29:37 PM »
:spit: well good time for a geography lesson then! Lol
They're from New Yawk. Catskills every summer.

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« Reply #8: February 08, 2018, 10:32:19 PM »
Johnny and Tara are the best things to happen to Olympic skating commentating :lol:

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« Reply #9: February 09, 2018, 07:29:35 AM »
:spit: well good time for a geography lesson then! Lol

For who? The Israeli ice dancing team had a woman from New Jersey and a Ukrainian man how now lives in New Jersey. We told her that playing for the team you want to is like making the travel team in soccer and that you have to try hard, but not everyone can do it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still play which is why the girl skates for Israel instead of the us

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« Reply #10: February 09, 2018, 07:55:29 AM »
Everybody have fun tonight
[everybody have fun tonight]
Everybody Pyeongchang tonight
]everybody pyeongchang tonight]

http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=yfp-t-s&p=wang+chung+everybody+have+fun+tonight#id=1&vid=e77104e52ca30c6504c198ba2e5b3261&action=click

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« Reply #11: February 09, 2018, 10:01:09 AM »
For who? The Israeli ice dancing team had a woman from New Jersey and a Ukrainian man how now lives in New Jersey. We told her that playing for the team you want to is like making the travel team in soccer and that you have to try hard, but not everyone can do it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still play which is why the girl skates for Israel instead of the us

Ah ok, I missed where they said where they were from but yea that’s pretty standard, to perform under one country’s flag even though you live somewhere else.

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« Reply #12: February 09, 2018, 10:22:46 AM »
Ah ok, I missed where they said where they were from but yea that’s pretty standard, to perform under one country’s flag even though you live somewhere else.

I can understand Kenyans who live and train elsewhere, but when you have people who have never been somewhere representing you, that’s getting absurd

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« Reply #14: February 09, 2018, 12:42:38 PM »
The curling matches were riveting.



All the talk about the Hamilton siblings and they got their asses handed to them yesterday.

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« Reply #15: February 09, 2018, 01:12:48 PM »


All the talk about the Hamilton siblings and they got their asses handed to them yesterday.
Beaten by a Swiss miss. And her partner.

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« Reply #16: February 09, 2018, 01:18:03 PM »
They also lost to Canada and, badly, to South Korea.

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« Reply #17: February 09, 2018, 09:50:42 PM »
Is the Olympic stadium empty save for the athletes?? Very odd.

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« Reply #18: February 09, 2018, 09:52:03 PM »
Is the Olympic stadium empty save for the athletes?? Very odd.


No. Each seat has some sort of monitor that is lit up for effect and on TV it overrides the person sitting at the seat. :lol:

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« Reply #19: February 09, 2018, 09:53:37 PM »

No. Each seat has some sort of monitor that is lit up for effect and on TV it overrides the person sitting at the seat. :lol:

Ah ok, my sister and I have been going back and forth trying to figure out if anyone is there or not! It is quite quiet no?

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« Reply #20: February 09, 2018, 09:58:08 PM »
You can hear some cheers when certain teams enter the arena. I'm sure you will hear the crowd roar when the unified Korean team makes their entrance.

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« Reply #21: February 09, 2018, 10:04:51 PM »
This is s really nice moment.

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« Reply #22: February 10, 2018, 06:42:23 AM »
I can understand Kenyans who live and train elsewhere, but when you have people who have never been somewhere representing you, that’s getting absurd

I mean, Irsael has that whole Jewish homeland thing.  I doubt we're going to see someone named Bjergsen who spent their whole life in Duluth representing Norway.

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« Reply #23: February 10, 2018, 09:11:23 AM »
I mean, Irsael has that whole Jewish homeland thing.  I doubt we're going to see someone named Bjergsen who spent their whole life in Duluth representing Norway.

Got that right...more likely to represent Denmark...since Bjergsen is a Danish name...  :P

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« Reply #24: February 10, 2018, 09:40:34 AM »
Got that right...more likely to represent Denmark...since Bjergsen is a Danish name...  :P
There's an American guy playing on the Korean men's hockey team. Not sure if his last name is Kim?