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2018 Winter Olympics

Postby ValiantArcher » Jan 13, 2018 3:43 pm

Here's the thread to discuss the 2018 Winter Olympics! :) This year's games will be hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and will run from Friday, February 9, until Sunday, February 25.

What events are you most looking forward to? Have you been following any of the team selections?

I managed to catch a few routines for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last week, which allowed me to see some routines by those who made the US Figure Skating teams. One of them was the final routine by husband and wife pair skaters Chris Knierim and Alexa Scimeca-Knierim; they wobbled some and I think fell once (but in-sync!), but their routine was still pretty impressive, especially considering that Alexa was seriously ill for months a year-and-a-half ago.

I also just saw an article about these being the first Olympic games to allow vocals for skating routines. Could allow for some interesting routines! :)
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby Varnafinde » Jan 13, 2018 8:10 pm

ValiantArcher wrote:until Sunday, February 29.

Do you mean Sunday, February 25? I haven't followed this very much this time, but it usually ends on a Sunday, which would be 25.

Norwegian participants have been most active in various skiing competitions, not so much skating lately. We had a great figure skater back in the 1930s - Sonja Henie.

But that's a long time ago.
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