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ohiovol
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re: Take away the x-games type bull shite events and USA would be way back in medals


It's the Winter Olympics. Take out the bull shite events and you have a hockey tournament.





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lowspark12
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re: Take away the x-games type bull shite events and USA would be way back in medals


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It's the Winter Olympics. Take out the bull shite events and you have a hockey tournament.


i chuckled, but it's true... and so many sports seem dependent on either technology or subjective judging.

The summer games seem much more based on pure athleticism.






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trackfan
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re: Take away the x-games type bull shite events and USA would be way back in medals


Long track peed skating is more objective and a purer sport than hockey, and so are alpine and cross country skiing.


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lowspark12
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re: Take away the x-games type bull shite events and USA would be way back in medals


but things like the course layout factor in heavily (didn't the russians kill it?) where as in the summer games, 400 meters is 400 meters no matter if it's in London or Beijing.

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Long track peed skating is more objective and a purer sport than hockey


In my uneducated opinion, I see speed skating = to the summer track races.... and hockey = basketball. To me, the outside factors seemed to play more into performance for the speed skating -- uniforms, ice conditions, skates, etc.



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trackfan
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but things like the course layout factor in heavily (didn't the russians kill it?) where as in the summer games, 400 meters is 400 meters no matter if it's in London or Beijing.

The Russians didn't do crap. The Dutch dominated long like no other country in the history of the Winter Olympics IN ANY SPORT. Furthermore, long track skating rinks have a standard, internationally-recognized configuration just like tracks do in track and field.

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To me, the outside factors seemed to play more into performance for the speed skating -- uniforms, ice conditions, skates, etc.

Not true. Skis and snow do make a big difference in cross country skiing, but technology is of trivial consequence in speed skating.






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ohiovol
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The Russians didn't do crap. The Dutch dominated long like no other country in the history of the Winter Olympics IN ANY SPORT.



Invoking jealousy from those all around the world, no doubt.






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rebeloke
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re: Take away the x-games type bull shite events and USA would be way back in medals


Yeah but not every host country is already as dominate as Russia.





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Nissanmaxima
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ake away Kevin Durant from the Thunder, and they'd suck.














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trackfan
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Yeah but not every host country is already as dominate as Russia

Are you confused or are you talking about something other than speed skating?






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