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  • Team USA Scores Olympics Women’s Hockey Gold But Ratings Hit Near Low

    02/22/2018 8:22:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 22, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    It took 20 years and a shootout, but Team USA finally beat Team Canada to take the Olympics gold medal in Women’s Hockey late last night. However, for NBC, victory was not on the ice as the ratings for the second Wednesday of the PyeongChang games slide to their second worst result yet.
  • I Am So Not Tired Of Winning Yet

    02/22/2018 8:20:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-22-18 | MOTUS
    Aw shucks: On the slopes, Lindsey Vonn was a bust at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She arrived here widely considered the best female Alpine skier ever, primed for a gold medal in the downhill and poised to win another medal in the Super-G. She will head home with a measly bronze. – USA Today I was rooting for her to win the downhill, after all she is an American. Her team mate, Mikaela Shiffrin, had pulled out of that race and with her gone there was no other American in contention. Mikaela was entered in yesterday’s Women’s Combined (downhill and...
  • Team USA breaks Canada's streak to win women's hockey gold medal in thrilling shootout

    02/21/2018 11:26:42 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 23 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 22, 2018 | Eric Adelson
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The curse is broken. The gold is finally back in America. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winning goal in a shootout to complete an inspired and thrilling comeback and give Team USA its first Olympic championship in 20 years.
  • TEAM USA Women's Hockey Wins GOLD!

    02/21/2018 11:13:27 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 33 replies
    YAY! :) This was the only event I've watched in full so far at the Olympics and it was SOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT! Went to overtime and then they won in the shootout.
  • Lindsey Vonn in position to win gold in women's combined

    02/21/2018 8:39:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Feb 21, 2018, 10:49 PM | Jay Busbee
    Vonn took off 13th, and posted a time of 1:39.37, good enough for first place.
  • The Boys of Winter -- February 22, 1980

    02/21/2018 7:30:58 PM PST · by Alberta's Child · 25 replies
    The Boys of Winter ^ | 2005 | Jim Craig
    Years before I ever heard of Lake Placid or the Olympics, before I knew the name of a single Russian hockey player, I was a kid in Massachusetts who wanted to be the next Bobby Orr. I grew up skating on Holmes' Pond, which took its name from our next-door neighbor, Mrs. Holmes, who owned it. A man named Phil Thompson, our postman, was the person who told me I should try organized hockey in the Easton Junior Hockey League. He had already been working on it with my mother. He was a fine postman and an even better...
  • Olympics TV coverage bows to the gay agenda

    02/21/2018 12:48:45 PM PST · by detective · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    Watching the Olympics was a big deal when I was a kid, a pleasurable family affair. I tuned in to the 2018 Olympics expecting to enjoy extraordinary performances. Instead, the announcer began introducing the next performer as a hero for the LGBT community. I immediately turned the channel. Folks, I am so sick of leftists corrupting everything, usurping every opportunity to promote the left's anti-God and anti-America agendas. When will We the People just say no? A U.S. Olympic team homosexual skater, in essence, gave Vice President Pence his middle finger, refusing to meet Pence. Leftists hate Pence for blocking...
  • Social Justice Warriors Ruin Everything They Touch, Even the Olympics

    02/21/2018 4:57:48 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – President Trump, as only he can do it, got onto his Twitter account Tuesday evening and trolled the fake journalists at CNN and MSNBC who helped promote one of the fake Russian-staged anti-Trump rallies on November 12, 2016: “Bad ratings @CNN & @MSNBC got scammed when they covered the anti-Trump Russia rally wall-to-wall. They probably knew it was Fake News but, because it was a rally against me, they pushed it hard anyway. Two really dishonest newscasters, but the public is wise!” Never. Stop. Tweeting....
  • Three falls, one question: What's wrong with U.S. women's figure skating?

    02/21/2018 3:30:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 21, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Bradie Tennell fell. Mirai Nagasu fell. Karen Chen had to put her hand down on the ice to stop herself from falling. Three American skaters. Three errors they likely won’t be able to recover from here at the Olympics short program Wednesday. “I’m mad,” said Nagasu, who is ninth place. “I’m upset.” “I am not going to lie, I am pretty disappointed in myself,” said Chen, who is in 10th. “We’re all human,” said Tennell, who is in 11th. “We make mistakes.” The United States hasn’t won a medal in ladies’ figure skating since 2006, when Sasha Cohen took silver....
  • ¿El adiós de Lindsey Vonn?

    02/20/2018 10:26:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Univision ^ | Feb 21, 2018
    (Click it)
  • Olympics Day 11: Ladies Downhill- Will Vonn crash?

    02/20/2018 6:07:23 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 83 replies
    Olympics.org ^ | 2/20/18 | Hoagy62
    Ladies downhill happening now. Will the Trump Curse affect Lindsay Vonn?
  • Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and anger

    02/20/2018 9:35:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    AP ^ | February 20, 2018 | Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung
    The equation was supposed to be simple. To build a world-class ski destination, simply add the Olympics and wait. But even as South Korea basks in the glow of daily competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what was promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an ignored, impoverished backwater into a premier Asian ski hub.
  • Happy Presidents’ Day, And Yes, He Is Your President

    02/19/2018 7:55:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-19-18 | MOTUS
    I’m simply tired of the Left’s latest round of “debate” over gun control and immigration “reform.” It’s beyond tedious at this point, and I blame the Russians.Here’s the Left’s complete argument, on both issues:”SHUT UP! I’m on a roll.”And another thing I’m sick of: the Winter Olympics. Not the games so much as the coverage: How NBC Flubbed Its Coverage, Reported The Wrong Gold Medalist, Then Botched The Correction Of One Of The Most Stunning Upsets In Olympic History.This was the race in which snow boarder Ester Ledecká, who entered the women’s Super-G on a whim and a set of...
  • Adam Rippon Turns Down NBC Correspondent Position, Net Struggles With Broadcast Gaffes (tr)

    02/19/2018 7:23:02 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 19, 2018 | Bruce Haring
    After some thought, Adam Rippon has decided to decline the offer of becoming an NBC correspondent for the remainder of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Earlier today, it was announced that the figure skater, who has become a prominent highlight of these games, was going to have his hand at commentary. However, he has decided to turn down the offer after he realized he would have to give up his Olympic standing and credential for the position. By joining NBC as a correspondent, he wouldn’t be allowed to participate in the closing ceremony. “I am so flattered that...
  • How America Can Make a Medal Comeback in Pyeongchang

    02/18/2018 5:58:26 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | February 18, 2018 | Chris Blake
    The United States has won at least 25 Winter Olympic medals at each of the last four Games. With one week to go in Pyeongchang, the Americans have visited the podium just 10 times and are on pace to post their lowest medal count at Winter Games since 1998. After winning 13 medals each at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and 1998 Nagano Olympics, Team USA medal totals at Olympic Winter Games increased exponentially. First, it was 34 trips to the podium in 2002 at Salt Lake City. Then, 25 medals at Turin in 2006. A record 37 Winter Olympic medals...
  • Sunday Feb 18 Olympics snark thread. Day 1 of Ice Dancing!

    02/18/2018 5:51:28 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 28 replies
    Me ^ | Feb 18 2018 | Me
    Wheeeee, it's the start of Olympic Ice Dancing!!!!!! Mr. Roo Roo is wavering between homicide and suicide. We have to flip back and forth between ice dancing and two man bobsled or we might have to get a divorce. Okay,here is my expert opinion on ice dancing: there should be point subtractions for bad outfits and women's armpits with five oclock shadows. Seriously.
  • Russian chemist apologizes 'to all clean athletes we cheated'

    02/18/2018 3:23:44 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Associated Press
    "I am very sorry to all the clean athletes we cheated," former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said in correspondence to The Associated Press. Rodchenkov, who lives in hiding, denied claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his unmasking of the scandal was being controlled by U.S. agencies. "As usual, Putin is misinformed," Rodchenkov said. "I am speaking the truth. No one is influencing me." Rodchenkov also berated the Court of Arbitration for Sport for overturning lifetime Olympic bans on Russians, saying the ruling gave the impression to clean competitors that "we don't care about you." Asked whether he...
  • Olympics Ratings Fall To 2018 Low On 2nd Saturday; Steady With Sochi 2014

    02/18/2018 1:50:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 18, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    At the halfway point of the XXIII Winter Olympics, things are certainly feeling a little chilly for both Team USA and NBC. As last night’s primetime coverage displayed even with the surprise silver in the short-track speedskating that John-Henry Krueger scored, both the medal count for America’s athletes and the ratings for the broadcaster are struggling to gain traction in the PyeongChang games.
  • Olympics Sticks Near 2018 Viewership Low As 19.3M Watch On NBC

    02/17/2018 9:46:27 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Heading into tonight’s primetime coverage with Lindsey Vonn’s XXIII Winter Games debut and men’s figure skating, NBC could sure use a win – at least when it comes to viewership. (Snip) Putting up NBC 2018 against the broadcast-only coverage of February 13, 2014’s XXII Winter Games and things start to really sting. Last night’s primetime featuring Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen in PyeongChang dropped a hard 29% in sets of eyeballs. In smaller numbers but still significant for NBCUniversal, NBCSN had its best night of the 2018 Games so far with 2.75 million tuning in.
  • NBC Erroneously Declared Olympic Winner in Women’s Super-G Before Finals Ended (tr)

    02/17/2018 9:14:52 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Vulture ^ | February 17, 2018 | Devon Ivie
    NBC Olympics✔ @NBCOlympics You'd be shocked, too. 😱 Ester Ledecka, a world champion SNOWBOARDER, shocks the field to win a surprise-gold by 0.01 in alpine skiing women's super-G! #WinterOlympics http://bit.ly/2BL0w0l 1,749 people are talking about this As the old saying goes: Don’t you dare cut away to the figure skating until all of the skiers have their time in the snow. NBC learned this the hard way during the network’s Olympics coverage on Friday evening, when commentators Bode Miller and Dan Hicks decided to crown Anna Veith, one of the most dominant Super-G competitors in the world, the winner of...