View Full Version : My how the tone of the Olympics has changed in a week
We began with the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili and blame game associated with the incident.
He is all but forgotten now.
The 2010 Olympics now belongs to home town girl Joannie Rochette.
If she was an American she could cash in on life right now via endorsements.
02-24-2010, 06:48 AM
endorsements won't bring her mother back.
02-24-2010, 06:50 AM
Why linger on bad news?
02-24-2010, 06:53 AM
Yea and then a female bobsledder made the defensive comment that perhaps if they didn't change the track so much she could familiarize herself with it and obtain better times. Perhaps she should have thanked the changes made due to the terrible accident:facepalm
02-24-2010, 07:06 AM
02-24-2010, 07:09 AM
And then there's the speed skating coach who cost his athlete the gold. Oy.
02-24-2010, 07:19 AM
You're right -- we should just stop all life's activities and mope around for weeks in mourning, and not recognise anything remotely good that happens in the world.
The 5,000 TV tributes and news stories that went on for 4 days after the unfortunate accident were not at all enough.
well she just won bronze. which was quite a feat actually, especially on a night where the silver medalist sprung two triple axels in one program (a first) and the gold medalist shattered the olympic scoring record - she was more than 20 pts ahead of the others, crazy. Yuna Kim's the real deal - but it looks like she can let her hair down once in a while!
02-25-2010, 11:13 PM
Let me guess...
Cat took a dump on your pillow?
02-26-2010, 07:44 AM
I am fairly positive that the guy who died would want the Olympics to carry on.
Joannie Rochette embraces a true Olympian. That's what it's all about.
Joannie Rochette was an inspiration but honestly i watched the final 6 skaters and she definately got some sympathy points to earn the bronze..pretty much all 3 of the skaters that didn't metal behind her did more technical and cleaner routines
02-26-2010, 09:37 AM
Ayep, both USA skaters were cleaner - one might have underrotated a few jumps, but the 4th place finisher was flawless. It must have been the deficit in the short program that did her in. A shame - 16yrs old, I saw talent on the ice for sure, she'll be back.
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