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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:46 AM

as we now approach lift off... and the headlines remind us how the Russians are facing security headlines and mooslems and hell even the dang Cossacks are out! ;) [I did not make that up, see the headline], yes, real Cossacks just like the 1905 times ...................... we have new headlines: the hockey teams have just selected and oooooo the debates about the snubs! .............. plus, new headlines:

the UnitedStates skating championships, and the Canada skating championships start now: the juniors on TH, the SP, short programs for the seniors FRI ; and yes, this is for all the marbles; the US team gets three ladies and two men, and of course the White dancing pair are going to win another gold and go too ;) the Canadians? I think they get two of everything, hope I'm not wrong .................. but ............. as we see the championships Fri and this weekend ............................

how about a lil look back to Nagano, and whet the viewing along for three weeks:

please see here, the first time anyone won gold with the quad: Urmanov had one in 94 but didn't risk it, so this is the first time for completing the quad and winning gold ... cheer along with ILIA who had his ups and downs at only 19 and 20, inconsistent, pulled it all together and put it all together in one thrilling stunning and brilliant show and boy did those Nagano medal designs look good!

(oh, and as they remind us, with that shot of Dick Button, this is the first time a guy in mens in his Olympic debut won gold since Dick in 1948)

enjoy ILIA Kulik in our reminder, from Nagano 1998,



Scott keeps saying 'he skates so young, he is so young only twenty and not peaked yet' , sheesh Scott
:o

and,
now,
_for something a bit different_

'the LADIES in his life!'

please enjoy .................................. Two Time Gold Medal Olympian, the great Gordeeva, with Daria she had with Grinkov who died, and with Elizabeta Kulik, ilia's daughter with Gordeeva , in a cute show so you can see the talent runs in the blood, beside opportunities when you are kids of stars ;) ............... so taller blond girl is Daria Grinkova, and little tyke Liza in pretty pink; go get em girls ,
the story of his life, his three ladies.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:55 PM

start your fave links list for following the 2014 games, with this Postmedia 2014 Winter,right here,
and see two time gold medal Shawn gearing up for Slopestyle gold yeah
http://games.postmed...-due-to-weather ;)
"(Do you read what they say online?) I check out all these scandalous rumours about me and Elijah Wood having beautiful sex with each other ... (are they true?) About Elijah and me being boyfriend and boyfriend? Absolutely true. We've been together for about nine years. I wooed him. No I just like a lot of stuff - I like that someone says one thing and it becomes fact. It's kind of fun." --Dominic Monaghan in a phone interview with Newsweek while buying DVDs at the store. :D

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

Patrick Chan goes, he won the Canadians... and Osmond too for the ladies,
and gracie Gold of US ladies goes...

http://espn.go.com/e...-team-nationals

but beside the controversy about Wagner just announced for the team, see fifty headlines, this other shock, Evgenyie was second at Russia nationals, he is coming off aggravating injury, they only get to send one guy, he will be at Sochi for the new team event premiere... but Maxim, 18 years old, goes to the solo men for Russia- here he is winning their nationals,
Maxim KOVTYN


see him in the kissNcry with coach, what a freakin thrill for him eh

the guys at the USFS happening now, can Abbott keep ahead after leading the short program?

now another look back___ here is awesome Aleksei Yagudin at Salk Lake, the exhibition- in these gala exhibitions, they are free from the tricks to make points and impress judges, just get to thrill with the art, but Aleksei is such a technist that he mixes that in with the art,and catch that footwork, Evgenyie learned from this,

if you never saw this thing ............. do,not,miss,it!



and yes we were 'Overcome' ................ now break from embedded, hit the breakout button for it's page and hit large player and see this freakin thing again yeah :harper:
"(Do you read what they say online?) I check out all these scandalous rumours about me and Elijah Wood having beautiful sex with each other ... (are they true?) About Elijah and me being boyfriend and boyfriend? Absolutely true. We've been together for about nine years. I wooed him. No I just like a lot of stuff - I like that someone says one thing and it becomes fact. It's kind of fun." --Dominic Monaghan in a phone interview with Newsweek while buying DVDs at the store. :D

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:51 PM

Abbot managed to win the nationals and Mirai Nigasu has filed an appeal.
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:40 PM

you like Alpine? yeah me too! , oh and, did i promise a photo set? maybe not, but here we go, the US ladies going, hit Gracie's face to get the photo set, and remember Edmunds goes with her to Sochi,

http://sports.yahoo....nced-slideshow/

or if the slides popped up then hit ESC or tap that X to get the story
;)

and the men,

http://sports.yahoo....14138--spt.html ,

that's Brown(silver) and Jeremy going, with on Abbott's left is Max(bronze) who was defending US champion but last year Abbott didnt put it all together, US get two , Max cant go, and Harris there on the right(pewter) was fourth. HIT Abbott's face to get full size photo ;)

now, see the headlines Lindsey Vonn reinjured, aggravated, cannot go? the skiing is quite complicated with tons of events , tons of sportsters, tons of countries, so you know I'm not putting all of that on here right?
;)
but here is a neat piece on what the ladies will do now, with the speed stuff, and Cook,
http://sports.yahoo....52801--ski.html

remember the speed events are the Downhill and the Super G

let's squeeze a couple extras, aaawww what a pic,
http://sports.yahoo....37142--oly.html

Canadians goes to Team Canada, on their way, to Sochi,

and,
since yer seein one O my links in my link list to follow these games the the variety they put in their lists, see this on also the Alpine stuff leading up,
http://sports.yahoo....30000--ski.html

so yes,
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/
is one O my fave links to follow along, and how bout a couple more you can add to yer own growing list?

http://www.nbcolympics.com/
(site from the network coverage leader for US) , plus see on there, Gracie Gold and lessons learned, the top
story that popped up front page on Mon when I opened that link,

and,
http://www.tsn.ca/
CTV's coverage of Olympics will now be on this partner of theirs, not ctvolympics like site four yrs ago,
so get all yer Oly FIX from TSN sport!
http://www.tsn.ca/figure_skating/
http://www.tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/

and of course the all new site design just for us,
http://olympics.cbc.ca/
CBC SPort Olympics

http://www.bbc.com/s...-olympics/2014/

here, read this: http://www.bbc.com/s...ympics/25667929
' GB tipped for record medal haul '
:o
;)

SKY NZ, http://www.skysport..../olympic-games/

ooo SKY Sport UK is late getting an Oly site up, followed London2012 on them, too bad too sad
;)

YAHOO contributor network blog is having some explanations of some sports,
NEATOKEEN
;)
so,
http://sports.yahoo....-200000594.html

http://www.cbssports.com/olympics
here, read this, on Castelli/Schnapir , http://www.cbssports...e-skating-pairs
;)
OK
for you CNN die hards, you just cannot go a year without CNN for any or all coverage of anything
;) wink wink
http://sportsillustr...n.com/olympics/
remember that CNN partners with SI for all sport,

and the leading US sport network,
http://espn.go.com/olympics/

Since the Sochi games is kinda sorta in Europe, wanted to get a couple Europe stuff on but in English dangit :o , looks like EuroSport UK partners with Yahoo,
so,
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/

dont fergit these guys,
http://games.postmedia.com/

Plus:
*
___ http://www.sochi2014.com/en

*
the site of the games!
ENJOY your games,
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

View Postkcsue, on 12 January 2014 - 07:51 PM, said:

Abbot managed to win the nationals and Mirai Nigasu has filed an appeal.

Actually she didn't file an appeal.  It's a weird sport - I'd have left off Polina (she should still be around for 2018) for Ashley.  And yet the fabulous Jason Brown gets to go with probably no chance to medal since he doesn't have a quad.  Yes, he came in 2nd but no quad - and isn't that practically required to medal?  (I'd rather watch Kurt Browning do footwork than most of these guys struggling with quads...)   I don't really expect any US skaters to medal except for ice dance but I'd love to be surprised.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:29 AM

it's late at night, am I insane? can i give you pre interlude, you'll hate me but i just have to, you'll
see why,
;)
:sheepish grin
let's call this the beginning of anyone's Olympic deal,this is how you have to start, and
just hope you have this kind of natural talent!
where the hell did this clip come from, dunno, but I must set this up;
this was on international television, and he was a novice competitor and they are not
on international television, so this is an exhibition invitation, during the big
world championships at Lausanne; Shall I call this, The Olympic Spirit??
so here he is, on Eurosport tv throughout Europe...

Two Time World Champion and Silver Medal Olympian,

Stephane LAMBIEL..... age eleven!

see that triple-double combo?? Wow, clean program! Enjoy,


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:13 PM

View PostThemis, on 13 January 2014 - 07:11 PM, said:

View Postkcsue, on 12 January 2014 - 07:51 PM, said:

Abbot managed to win the nationals and Mirai Nigasu has filed an appeal.

Actually she didn't file an appeal.  It's a weird sport - I'd have left off Polina (she should still be around for 2018) for Ashley.  And yet the fabulous Jason Brown gets to go with probably no chance to medal since he doesn't have a quad.  Yes, he came in 2nd but no quad - and isn't that practically required to medal?  (I'd rather watch Kurt Browning do footwork than most of these guys struggling with quads...)   I don't really expect any US skaters to medal except for ice dance but I'd love to be surprised.
She didn't?  I wonder if it's because she doesn't have a coach?  Evan Lysacek won gold with no quad, but he's been working on one.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

here's a nice well done piece, the cross country Team Canada competitors,
http://olympics.cbc....m-revealed.html

it would be nice if the US stories would pull it all together, make stuff more visible, than
just hey this profile piece on one person, so we can see who's the Team USA
of Nordic, and Team USA of Alpine team, we can have more visibility of all the who and where.
;)

speaking of Team USA,

look at these guys, the Swedes, the hockey team - you know how the US hockey always have to go
through those dang Swedes to get to silver or whichever?
here you see who those dang Swedes ;) really are, look at all those,
Sabres, Red wings, Rangers, Vancouver, Blackhawks, Capitals, Boston, &etc
:o
http://www.cbssports...-stacked-roster

oh HERE's something valuable, talk about put it all together! and visibility!
the Hockey tv sched for Sochi games:
http://www.cbssports...key-tv-schedule

pin that up on your fridge! :o

and,
ps,
Guide to the sport of Biathalon,Sochi,

http://sports.yahoo....-170600627.html

your,
Guide to Ski jumping, Sochi,
http://sports.yahoo....-192600942.html

US teenager won world cup slalom,
http://sports.yahoo....16282--oly.html
so,
I guess she's going, duh, good on ya mate,

Plus!
your,
guide to ALPINE EVENTS, Sochi,
http://sports.yahoo....-175700797.html

and
SNOWBOARDING,
http://sports.yahoo....-175900554.html

Cheers
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:38 AM

so once again late night, early morning, i'm all pensive,
is it five am?! so let's have our Katia second half
;)
You look at Me, Katia and Ilia- get your Kleenex!
I hafta give you this, and you'r all Oh shut up already! but hey, life is moments! and i hafta give you this,
so you can hate me after, but have your moment.

this goes to sport spirit, and life spirit, for our February-

who is who? - in the first part Katia in white giving her tribute ice show to her Sergei, Ilia said on camera that was his toughest moment ever watching ice in his life! watching her do that performance with tears all over her face! : in 1988 Calgary Sergei Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva won Olympic Gold medal in pairs; in 1994 Lilihammer mr.and mrs. Grinkov won Gold again; Champion Sergei died in 1995 massive heart attack; Katia lost her man...

when you lose the love of your life... you can love again... it does not take away, it adds, it layers on, added value...

she was lost... not lost anymore.

so here they are again, Katia finds her new life, Ilia, Daria, Liza ... get your Kleenex I'm not freakin joking,
I needed three! enjoy , (Olympic champion Ilia Kulik and two time Gold Olympian Katia Gordeeva married
in spring 2002) ... 'and I am not lost anymore'



Soooooo, reader numbers rising slowly on this page, good, how bout a new photo set, and another look back - truth time, you know me by now and here it is late at night I get all pensive, emotional, pondering,
:o so as i'm getting together some Evgenyie stuff, and the Gracie Gold LP free skate, I wanted to do this moment , life is moments, and this one's a doozie, see that thing again, what did i say, a box of Kleenex!
Katia sees her Grinkov every day in Daria's face, then she hugs lil Liza Kulik in her new life! a mum and wife, how sweet??

it's four minutes, see that Ilia move toward the end the helicopter air spin into a romantic lift with Katia Oh My,

if you like me want to see that whole show where she's in red, Ilia and Katia Kulik doing Casi Bolero in Stars on Ice, catch it here,



EVER been anything more romantic on ice??
i broke the embedded ,getting too many embedded on this freakin page ;) so just put it together in address and sit back and wonder at their grace.

Now, SOCHI 2014, lead- up:
Mao Asada- make it or break it, do or die, for her, this is it! Mao Asada goes, one last time!
http://sports.yahoo....01815--spt.html

ps, plus,
IF you like me always wonder, 'skeleton, what the hell'?
;) catch up on all your 'tobogganing' skeleton here,

http://sports.yahoo....-174500425.html

happy Olympics lead- up :harper:
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:49 PM

Oh mercy me!  I remember that one...shoot I still have that entire show on tape!  I love it!
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:55 AM

see that Stephane spin at the end, huh? lil Stephane 'doing the worlds' at eleven?? Olympic spirit- ready for his second half? but sorry, hey it's Evgeni's day tomorrow, and today?? it's all gold, it's just...
GOLD.
'she cant contain herself' (presenter quote)

Gracie Gold came a long way in one year, from her US debacle last year, though she had a beautiful Worlds a year ago too- here she winds it up and lets it all out and Makes her Moment... so I gotta give you
This Moment, get ready to Thrill!

here's your moment, the Gracie Gold LP Free skate,and catch all that presenter comments, good stuff,



make your player bigger to see this, the inset view thing,

that presenter, on how GRACIE emotes with the powerful music so much more now,
:laughlaugh, but it's cute,
;)

sign my petition, wher'd I put that thing, to make her the TeamUSA FLAG bearer, ceremonies, yeah!

;)

OH And the news- poor SHAUN!! he crashed in his Slope board first run, and then popped out of his second and DNF ... but that was the second of two finals(?), what? they had a second? so he qual'd, and he goes!
plus, we'll see him in at least two half pipe events, so go Shaun!

http://www.nbcolympi...th?ctx=team-usa

and, Brown, ski slope style, they have it in skiing too?? crikey, yeah me too didnt know, learn something new, it's part of Freestyle ................. Bobby goes, TeamUSA.

http://www.nbcolympi...t-mammoth-event

Now, for Alpine,

Ted Ligety is going! look at him... WIN!

http://universalspor...ed-ligety-wins/

Here's a nice piece on winter O athletes from surprising countries, like Cool Runnings,
http://hereandnow.wb...-campbell-sochi
:o
and,
if you find yourself near Chicago that toddlin town.... here some D guys put together this nice museum display on Sochi, Sochi Russia,
http://hereandnow.wb...e-sochi-project

Oh, PS,
the thing I was mainly reading on the Here and now, on the Boat Boys book that's out on UW rowers
at 1936 Berlin, including archival films,
http://hereandnow.wb...olympics-rowing

Enjoy :harper:
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:02 AM

Gracie is just 18, and that was the highest ever ladies US point total
;)
now, Evgeni Plushenko (gold, champion, Torino2006) was not a lot more than that in this piece,
thrill with this, this is what this sport is all about, this is How You do this,
Evgeni does Nijinski (from when they had 1-6 scoring)



Evgeni has been one of the very top skaters in the world for fifteen years, he has now passed 30, one of most dynamic competitors and sportsmen of all time.
Plushenko, the LP at Grand prix finals, 2003, here is another Evgeni shows us all, any competitor can
get a ton out of watching this guy, Catch that footwork segment, hot stuff!



Plushenko will be at the Olympics, for the new team event, we'll see him still-

Now, some news?
Who qual'd for TeamUSA so far?
:o
http://www.nbcolympi...cs?ctx=team-usa

meet some of the teams, TeamUSA,
http://www.nbcolympi...m/sochi-preview

Worldcup Slalom, you'll see at Oly 2014,
http://www.nbcolympi...gen-mens-slalom
and see,
slideshow,

Worldcup mens downhill, Wengen,
http://www.nbcolympi...n-mens-downhill
and ,
slideshow,

oooooooo, I'll put more on Wengen laterz, awesome place,
my drive cache is going CRAZY With only 1G Ram,
;)

see,
some Snowboard basics, good info,
http://www.nbcolympi...boarding-basics


and,
check these Oly headlines at, http://olympics.cbc.ca ,
Canada snowboarders,
and TeamCanada, womens Alpine team to Sochi2014,
and,
Charle for shorttrack skating,

and, Bilodeau, 3rd straight Moguls World cup,
and the photo galleries for cross country team, and the curling - ers!

see this super slideshow of athlete photos, see,
the Dominique way look back photo? check that ole tv , that's turn knob dials on that!,
and check that winding window crank! and check that short stick, and her helmet, jeeez aint
she soooooooooo cute in this??
;)
and,
that sun photo from Sebastien at Whistler!
:o
http://olympics.cbc....s-the-week.html

PS,
SKY got their Sochi Oly site up,
(they listen to me??) ;)
http://www1.skysport...winter-olympics
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

lunch time

let's have a small interlude shall we?

Sochi 2014 medals are out,
see this,
Pic 1,

and,
pic 2,
see the front- verse has the Oly rings, and the obverse, reverse?, has the sport rewarded,
and see the etched writing on the rim like with the Torino medals?
:o oooooo these medals look pretty good, though some poo poo'd the 'granite' inset thing with
the what were those, the Albertville ones?

but,
I like it!

ps,
how bout a look at the Sochi cluster? the Oly game site just south of Sochi town,
pic3,

ok, a short news to tack on here,
this complex team event idea, i am so confused, but here it is,
http://olympics.cbc....team-event.html

OH,
and see this, Olympic competitor siblings feature,
http://www.nbcolympi...winter-olympics
including
the Golds, Hallers, and Shibutanis,

cheers

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:03 PM

I like the medals too.
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:23 AM

ooo late night again?
but not in that Kleenex mood this time,
:o
how bout that, did you hear that presenter? Evgeni at age eleven traveled alone from Stalin, erm, Volgagrad to Petersberg to train with Mishin... a lot like lil Stephane at the worlds- age eleven, two Olympians with
the driving spirit as kids?
;)

time for the second half of STEPHANE!

that lil time-capsule up there, at the 97 worlds in Lausanne, he was the novice champ doing
his special invite exhibition... age eleven - take another look at that 'moment',and getting that 'massive roar!'  as the presenter said
:o
now- we're back- that was one bookend on a competitive career..... here is the other bookend,
the end of that career, Olympic spirit, when Lambiel competed at VANCOUVER2010 just before
retiring, as one of the best spinners ever on ice.

so here is Stephane's sp program with, remember he's from Alpine Switzerland... William Tell!



Retiring is a relative word, he went strait out that year to tour skate pro over Russia and Europe
;)
but SEE the footwork segment and LOOK at the incredible spins at the end, he's a Blurrrrrrr! .. and that face finale just after?

Stephane Lambiel, what a showman and sportsman.

PS,
have a look? at these TeamUSA outfits,(photo play slideshow)

http://www.ecouterre...ympic-uniforms/
by Ralph Lauren

but .................. Nike is in the game too? doing these wild Silver jackets for the medal stand,
http://hypebeast.com...winter-olympics

and,
a look at these plaid quilts of the att'ch pic? it's _not_ the main uniform, it's the SNOWBOARD team
outfits, 'psychedelic , man'
:o

PS two ............................... party?
Evgeni invites you to a party, let's all go party with Evgeni! all of 19, in his Bahama shirt and hat, from his gala
show after the 2001 Europes ....... see those spins and footwork?? .....



!
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:53 PM

I like the uniforms....nice that they were in actually made in the United States.
As long as I have Coffee and Chocolate, the world is safe!

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:24 AM

in case you have not seen yet,
TEAM USA org the athletes,

http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes

want to see some who's who getting ready for Sochi 2014 Alpine?
Downhill?
http://sports.yahoo....53718--ski.html

Bode Miller did not win, but finished well, podium, as he readies up for his new Olympics
...

how bout some women action? and action photos, as Cook finishes well on her way into Sochi,
http://sports.yahoo....15332--ski.html

as you see I ran into some stuff right on the main sport Yahoo, coz AP are doing this stream of stuff
on the run up to Sochi 2014, so,

this illuminating AP piece on, FLYING,

http://sports.yahoo....00573--spt.html

awesome for me coz I luv that stuff, since watching 88 Calgary,
> The Defenders, The Contenders, Schlierenzauer's quest, The Dangers, The Format! <

a Nice video on New sport in Winter Olympics this year!
http://sports.yahoo....-224006075.html

incl new women sled, new ski half-pipe men and women, the slopestyles with tricks and airs,
snowboard parallel slalom men and women! and women ski jump normal hill-

Holy Canoli look at that big air! Max Parrot wins _X_ gold on his way to Sochi,
http://www.sbnation....4-results-day-3

Remember THIS name from the past? Riesch in winning form for Sochi,
http://sports.yahoo....36449--ski.html

Can we say Dutch for Speedskate?
http://sports.yahoo....44736--spt.html

and along with that__ this: After Kramer's blunder(Vancouver) only gold counts...
http://sports.yahoo....01164--spt.html

NOOOOoooooo!
http://sports.yahoo....33078--oly.html
ONE hour ago, this story,
McMorris breaks rib at X games, so will be injured going to Sochi-

PROFILE- Hanyu - 'target gold'
http://sports.yahoo....56745--spt.html

catch stories on this 'fourth place medal' blog page in our lead up,
http://sports.yahoo....th-place-medal/
....... such as the new report thing, US athletes Please do not wear the USA gear outside the security
cordon like 'Green Zone'(remember that?? from Baghdad) You will be a target-

Plus,
how bout this nice film on 'doing the quad' with Evgeni and Max landing, Abbott falling a couple times,
and Evan and Ross telling us about it all,

http://sports.yahoo....-162027754.html
:o

PS --
and now for your PS extra, a tv show, all of 11 minutes, tv retro look way back, Calgary 88, the Brians!
starring Boitano, Orser, remarks by Scott and others, catch this! :
http://sports.yahoo....-184024853.html

of course no one mentioned that guy on the bronze podium- VICTOR! who not only went on to
win gold in 92, but then become one of the great entertainers on ice, a Victor show with all
his faces and body language is not to be missed yeah

:harper:

Edited by offworlder, 26 January 2014 - 02:27 AM.

"(Do you read what they say online?) I check out all these scandalous rumours about me and Elijah Wood having beautiful sex with each other ... (are they true?) About Elijah and me being boyfriend and boyfriend? Absolutely true. We've been together for about nine years. I wooed him. No I just like a lot of stuff - I like that someone says one thing and it becomes fact. It's kind of fun." --Dominic Monaghan in a phone interview with Newsweek while buying DVDs at the store. :D

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:53 PM

this might seem like an interlude but really it's not,

this is a profile of a ... Winter Olympic competitor!

he- was at the Sarajevo,84,
he- was at Albertville in 92,
he- was at VANCOUVER2010,

... now Sochi 2014- he is the Mexico Olympic team!
:o
plus,
at 55, he is the oldest? or one of the very oldest, competitors; what a sportsman

he is,

http://en.wikipedia....lohe-Langenburg

and here is the NBCOlympics  profile,
http://www.nbcolympi...ince-look-sochi

and page dwn to see the two photo sets, the Alpine slope ones with his ski togs over the years,
and the bio one with B&W photos of his youth and life.
> Princess Ira von Fürstenberg walks with her two sons, Hubertus von Hohenlohe and his brother Christoph.

http://www.nbcolympi.../hubertus_2.jpg

Born in Mexico, citizen, grew up in Europe, aristo family, lives in Vienna for his art, also Austria citizen,
goes to Mexico every year, and proud of the culture and to compete representing Mexico!

here's,
a 2010 profile,
http://www.utsandieg...-prince-mexico/

PS,
let's tack on,
,,
meet- the TeamUSA luge team!
http://www.nbcolympi...ympic-luge-team

Edited by offworlder, 27 January 2014 - 07:01 PM.

"(Do you read what they say online?) I check out all these scandalous rumours about me and Elijah Wood having beautiful sex with each other ... (are they true?) About Elijah and me being boyfriend and boyfriend? Absolutely true. We've been together for about nine years. I wooed him. No I just like a lot of stuff - I like that someone says one thing and it becomes fact. It's kind of fun." --Dominic Monaghan in a phone interview with Newsweek while buying DVDs at the store. :D

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:10 PM

wow- just- wow,
what a four days,
;)

ok, back to 'Olympic world'

US chose flagbearer,

http://sports.yahoo....18788--spt.html

oh, Canada chose the hockey girl, for that big maple leaf flag;

any Bode watchers out there? or , any readers of stories on unfinished hotels?
;)
http://sports.yahoo....-181820969.html

SIGHTS AND Scenes, SKI Jumping!

http://www.nbcolympi...nes-ski-jumping

any MOIR/ VIRTUE watchers out there? (ice dancing) visit them with 'fifty/fifty',

http://uk.eurosport....-223924991.html

HANYU's journey from earthquake to Russia,

http://uk.eurosport....-220325981.html

Canada has never had the mens ice gold- the Patrick CHAN journey,

http://sports.yahoo....31764--spt.html

the Russia OC put in Plushenko, Maxim is now in the audience, and what will Evgeni do now,

http://sports.yahoo....59641--spt.html

Have you seen those nice guys who are the US Curling team? well now meet the Canada Curlers,

http://sports.yahoo....30802--spt.html

AP has more on the journey of Moir and Virtue,(main competitors of White and Davis),

http://sports.yahoo....34643--spt.html

US troubles in the team ice,
http://sports.yahoo....32984--spt.html

pictures of crashes and wipeouts,
http://sports.yahoo....outs-slideshow/

Mr BIATHLON takes a final BOW,
http://sports.yahoo....00904--spt.html

Spanish flagbearer is Mr Europe champion, Fernandez,look at him grin,

http://sports.yahoo....22727--spt.html

catch NEW stories,

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/

need to see what the heck izz this Short Speedskating??

http://news.yahoo.co...05148--spt.html

> COUNTRIES TO WATCH: Despite perennial funding challenges, the U.S. speedskating program has won more gold medals (29) than any other country. The Netherlands (82) and Norway (80) have captured the most overall medals, and the Dutch are expected to be the powerhouse team at these games. Their deep squad is led by the reigning world allround champions, Sven Kramer and Irene Wust. In short track, the Chinese women took a huge loss when two-time defending 500 champion Wang Meng sustained a broken ankle in training, likely preventing her from competing in Sochi. Canada's Charles Hamelin on the men's side and South Korea's Shim Suk Hee are now poised to be the biggest stars.
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Sochi Fail? Nobody told the Athletes!
http://sports.yahoo....33320--oly.html

Golden Girls of Canada, defending champions, speak from Sochi!
http://www.mcclatchy...ckey-speak.html

TEAM USA news,

http://www.nbcolympics.com/team-usa , 'White and Davis calm' , and other stories,

http://www.nbcolympics.com/ , Evgeni owns the night with his show, and other stories,

PS,and,

BBC Sport has this, Sochi , pre, opening ceremonies,
http://www.bbc.com/s...ympics/26066007

PS2, and hit that Winter banner bar for ongoing games news, enjoy!
(such as this Mail Online link, first feature on Sochi 2014, and Guide)

http://www.dailymail...s_campaign=1490
"(Do you read what they say online?) I check out all these scandalous rumours about me and Elijah Wood having beautiful sex with each other ... (are they true?) About Elijah and me being boyfriend and boyfriend? Absolutely true. We've been together for about nine years. I wooed him. No I just like a lot of stuff - I like that someone says one thing and it becomes fact. It's kind of fun." --Dominic Monaghan in a phone interview with Newsweek while buying DVDs at the store. :D


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