Winter Olympics - PyeongChang, South Korea, February 2018

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Post by qbawl » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:27 am

Chilidog wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:46 am
Lani wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:11 am
Watching the Korean athletes march together, and the North & South Korean hockey players carry the torch together while their flags waved next to each other was very touching. For me, anyway. [blinks back tears]

Top that, Pence and President My Button is Bigger than Yours!

If you missed it, there was an amazing drone light show, too.
The fact that Pence remained seated when the host country's athletes walked in was rude and churlish.

And don't think that people didn't notice.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:12 am

At least Pence didn't pack up and fly off in Air Force 2 in a huff.



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Post by Kendra » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:19 am



Leaving in a huff would mess with the narrative?



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 am

Athletes are supposed to exchange ideas in the Olympic Village?



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Post by Kendra » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:25 am

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 am
Athletes are supposed to exchange ideas in the Olympic Village?
Just who is it that is politicizing the Olympics?

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Post by Azastan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:43 am

Chilidog wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:46 am


The fact that Pence remained seated when the host country's athletes walked in was rude and churlish.

And don't think that people didn't notice.
So it's not ok for American football players to bend a knee during the playing of the US national anthem, but it's ok to throw shade on the host country's athletes by remaining seated?

Diplomacy is just so nuanced, isn't it?



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Post by Kendra » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:58 am

Azastan wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:43 am
Chilidog wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:46 am


The fact that Pence remained seated when the host country's athletes walked in was rude and churlish.

And don't think that people didn't notice.
So it's not ok for American football players to bend a knee during the playing of the US national anthem, but it's ok to throw shade on the host country's athletes by remaining seated?

Diplomacy is just so nuanced, isn't it?
Not in Trump World, unfortunately.



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Post by Kendra » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:56 pm


Why does Pence hate the opening ceremonies? Oh wait...he's a using ceremony at a sporting event to protest something else. Where have I seen that before?



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Post by GreatGrey » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:01 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 am
Athletes are supposed to exchange ideas in the Olympic Village?
Ideas, yes.

Other stuff, no.

110,000+ condoms shipped to Olympic village.

https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/08/ ... ic-village


I am not "someone upthread".
Trump needs to be smashed into some kind of inedible orange pâté.

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Post by Kendra » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:54 pm

https://slate.com/culture/2018/02/what- ... om-us.html
North Korea’s Cheer Squad Is a Mesmerizing, Charming Propaganda Victory for Kim Jong-un



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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:16 pm

Kendra wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:54 pm
https://slate.com/culture/2018/02/what- ... om-us.html
North Korea’s Cheer Squad Is a Mesmerizing, Charming Propaganda Victory for Kim Jong-un
Hey - where's Pence and his cheerleaders gang :?: Once again too late to the party ?



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Post by Lani » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:44 am

Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olym ... ce=twitter
Russia, which has been banned from the Games for doping, said days before the opening ceremony that any allegations linking Russian hackers to attacks on the infrastructure connected to the Pyeongchang Olympic Games were unfounded.

“We know that Western media are planning pseudo-investigations on the theme of ‘Russian fingerprints’ in hacking attacks on information resources related to the hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in the Republic of Korea,” Russia’s foreign ministry said.

“Of course, no evidence will be presented to the world.”

Cyber security researchers said in January they had found early indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping and Olympic organizations in retaliation for Russia’s exclusion from the Pyeongchang Games.


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Post by Slim Cognito » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:10 am

Lani wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:44 am
Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olym ... SKBN1FV036?
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“We know that Western media are planning pseudo-investigations on the theme of ‘Russian fingerprints’ in hacking attacks on information resources related to the hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in the Republic of Korea,” Russia’s foreign ministry said.

“Of course, no evidence will be presented to the world.”

Cyber security researchers said in January they had found early indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping and Olympic organizations in retaliation for Russia’s exclusion from the Pyeongchang Games.
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Not trying to steer this off topic, but I just wanted to comment: I don't get why Putin thinks denying hack attacks will fool anyone. It makes him look silly. You'd think someone with that much power would just admit to it and dare the world to try and stop him.


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Post by Estiveo » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:12 pm

Slim Cognito wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:10 am
Lani wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:44 am
Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won't reveal source

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olym ... SKBN1FV036?
....

“We know that Western media are planning pseudo-investigations on the theme of ‘Russian fingerprints’ in hacking attacks on information resources related to the hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in the Republic of Korea,” Russia’s foreign ministry said.

“Of course, no evidence will be presented to the world.”

Cyber security researchers said in January they had found early indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping and Olympic organizations in retaliation for Russia’s exclusion from the Pyeongchang Games.
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Not trying to steer this off topic, but I just wanted to comment: I don't get why Putin thinks denying hack attacks will fool anyone. It makes him look silly. You'd think someone with that much power would just admit to it and dare the world to try and stop him.
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It's like a mobster insisting he's a legitimate businessman.


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Post by Suranis » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:19 pm

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rn ... fc930446a5

The RNC Is Hawking Old Donald Trump Merch For The Olympics, And Folks Aren’t Happy
“This is undoubtedly the most insipid excuse at fund raising I have ever seen.”
By Lee Moran

The Republican National Committee is catching heat on Twitter after it encouraged people to support Team USA at the Winter Olympics by buying this old beanie from President Donald Trump’s website:


GOP‏Verified account @GOP

✅Support @realDonaldTrump
✅Gear up for Team USA.
http://gop.cm/EEcYPM
2:15 PM - 9 Feb 2018
Many respondents accused the RNC of attempting to cash in on the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. They also asked how purchasing a “Thank You Tour 2016” hat would help them “gear up for Team USA.”

Others questioned whether any of the money raised would benefit American athletes competing in South Korea.


Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

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Post by Kendra » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:04 pm

Geez. Keeping is classy :sarcasm:



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Post by Suranis » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:43 pm

If you want a few laughs check out the #nbcfail tag on twitter.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/nbcfail?f=t ... =refgoogle
talking about why the fucking color blue is faster instead of showing the whole speed skating 5000m race !!! wtf!!! #NBCFail

(Turns on NBC Sports Network, is happy to watch U.S. v. Finland in women's hockey) (Does not see "LIVE" indicator in corner of screen, checks for score on Internet, finds that U.S. won 3-1, 11 hours ago) (Changes channel) #NBCFail #Olympics

Nice going @NBCOlympics you hired an analyst as smart as your president. America needs to stop sending their dumbest to represent them internationally. #Olympics2018 #NBCFail #NBCSports

There’s absolutely no way Katie Couric’s writers aren’t trolling her right now. Today, she said on national television that the reason the Dutch have so many speed skating medals is because skating is an important mode of transportation in Amsterdam when it freezes. #NBCFail


Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:34 pm

Olympic diplomacy earns gold for North Korea
By Robert Hackwill
last updated: 12/02/2018

Pyongyang walks off with the diplomatic prizes after its Winter Olympics charm offensive.

That has been the assessment of political analysts as the North Korean delegation lead by Kim Jong Un's sister headed home last night.

A charm offensive even included an offer of a possible summit to end decades of hostilities.

The delegation capped its final day in South Korea by joining South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a Seoul concert of a visiting North Korean art troupe.

But not everyone has been won over. Protesters have expressed anger at what they said was the North using the Games to drive a wedge between South Korea and its ally the United States.


http://www.euronews.com/2018/02/12/olym ... orth-korea



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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:57 pm

Surprise visit from the Kim Jong Un lookalike




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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:17 am

http://time.com/5131773/guide-figure-sk ... -olympics/

Great animated video explaining the jumps.


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Post by Orlylicious » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:10 am

This is a must see! Eighteen year old Nathan Chen dazzles with five quads in stellar free skate. Incredible!


Nathan Chen rebounded in a huge way in the free skate, landing five clean quads in a program that earned him a score of 215.08.

Here's the NBC link: http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/nathan ... free-skate

YouTube but it could be gone at any moment.




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Post by MRich » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:29 am

Orlylicious wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:10 am
Nathan Chen rebounded in a huge way in the free skate, landing five clean quads in a program that earned him a score of 215.08.
I felt so bad for him after his short program and was so glad he redeemed himself! He really is an amazing athlete.

I wish Javier Fernandez would have won the gold, though. I just love watching him skate. I'm glad he got a bronze at least.

I've watched so many quad jumps in the last couple days, a triple looks slow. Rumor is one of the Russian (excuse me, OAR) women is going to try a quad in her long program.



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