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    Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    The Luge disaster, now the speedskating. The Canadian Olympic Committee does not look very good right now.



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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Plus the embarrassing torch lighting difficulties. I vote for Canada not getting another Olympics any time soon.



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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    what happened in speedskating?


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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    what happened in speedskating?
    Couldn't keep the ice in competition condition.



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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    what happened in speedskating?
    The surface of the ice wasn't up to expectations and they had to postpone the event to "resurface" the ice to make it safe. A lot of the coaches and skaters were complaining.


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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    All the Zambonis broke down at the same time and the event was delayed over an hour after the first few groups went.



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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Also, they can't have spectators along the ski and snowboard runs because the ground is unstable.



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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    what happened in speedskating?
    Problems with the ice delayed things for over an hour today.


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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Even Mother Nature is ****** at them, with all of the weather problems.



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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Quote Originally Posted by chrishull14 View Post
    All the Zambonis broke down at the same time and the event was delayed over an hour after the first few groups went.
    They're not using Zambonis


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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Also, they can't have spectators along the ski and snowboard runs because the ground is unstable.
    I'd be upset if I was one of the 4,000+ that were told not to attend and/or turned away at the gate. Some family from the PNW drove up to the Olympics yesterday with tickets to the boardercross and couldn't attend. At least they're getting their money back though.



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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

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    Also, they can't have spectators along the ski and snowboard runs because the ground is unstable.

    They had to refund a ridiculous amount of money and turnaway thousands of fans.



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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Also, they can't have spectators along the ski and snowboard runs because the ground is unstable.
    I thought that was due to the recent weather, not so much the tracks themselves.


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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    do you think they cut lots of corners? or is it all just odd timing of things? i know the warmer than average weather is effecting conditions outside, obviously doesnt matter to speed skating. but it is altering conditions on the hills and couldve even contributed the the luge track ice conditions.


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    Re: Canadians not having a good Olympics so far

    Competition type ice for Curling, Speed Skating ect, is a whole different process.....



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