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I usually hate the profile pieces, but I watched the one on Hannah Teeter, who is officially the best US ambassador ever.
She donates all the money she makes to the poor in Kenya.

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.71
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I usually hate the profile pieces, but I watched the one on Hannah Teeter, who is officially the best US ambassador ever.
    She donates all the money she makes to the poor in Kenya.



The video introduction to Canada before the Opening Ceremonies informed me that Canadian communities took in passengers stranded during 9/11, fed and housed them before they could get back home. I was floored.



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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Canadian communities took in passengers stranded during 9/11, fed and housed them before they could get back home. I was floored.


Yep. I know all about that. I was stranded in Philly on 9/11, but travel most weeks for work. Two of my colleagues were coming home from England that day and ended up parking in Labrador, which is somewhere up by Newfoundland or somewhere. Rather than just camp out in the airport for 4 days, they were taken in by a family, did all kinds of normal stuff with them - went to the store, watched TV - on Wednesday night, the town had like a, I dunno, carry in dinner at some hall and everyone brought a couple of dishes. and they all came to the airport Saturday when they got to fly out. They are still in contact with their family up there. I believe they had them over for dinner when they were heading to Florida on vacation.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.71
The right guy won the men's skating gold. I agree that Wier's routine was too hollow to compete for a medal. He has great jumps, but that choreography was a buncha nothing. Plushenko's also was all arm movements and flirting with the judges; for all the announcer comments about his charisma, his activity was flat.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
I thought just the opposite. Plushenko actually tried the major jumps and didn't make any major errors. Lysacek tries a routine that doesn't even have a quad and he wins a gold medal in 2010? No dice.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      I usually hate the profile pieces, but I watched the one on Hannah Teeter, who is officially the best US ambassador ever.
      She donates all the money she makes to the poor in Kenya.



    The video introduction to Canada before the Opening Ceremonies informed me that Canadian communities took in passengers stranded during 9/11, fed and housed them before they could get back home. I was floored.


Check out The Day the World Came to Town (The W at Amazon) about the town of Gander and the 9/11 passengers stuck there.

On an Olympics note, good to see the U.S. curling team finally benching John Shuster after showing he just did not have it this year.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.13
Just wondering: Is it just me or does Russia really suck balls in this olympics? They have only 1 gold and 5 total medals at this point, barely making the top 10. Even events like figure skating, where they have dominated for decades, they have fallen very short. I thought I was used to seeing them on top of the board (around top 3) nearly every games, whether they be summer or winter. People are talking about the pressure Canada has to win often, but I would think the pressure would be even greater at a former powerhouse that's collasping before our very eyes.






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That's probably due to Russia not having all the former republics to pick athletes from. It's been a slow decline. Although their hockey team was just lights out the other night against Latvia.

Speaking of hockey, this Norway v Switzerland game which just ended, has been the most entertaining olympic game I've seen in a long time. Great game, ending with the Swiss team pulling it out in OT.
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48

Imagine what the US medal count would be like if California or Texas or Florida (or in the Winter Olympics case, Michigan or New York ...) were all separate countries?

Hockey triple-header.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.05
After the past couple of days in disappointments, I think the collective Canadian psyche rests on the results of this afternoon's hockey game.
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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48
    Originally posted by The Goon
    After the past couple of days in disappointments, I think the collective Canadian psyche rests on the results of this afternoon's hockey game.


well, I'm sure most people were panicking after that first soft goal.



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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.05
I was more disturbed by the USA's second goal, after Brodeur tried playing baseball with the puck.
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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48

While a horrible loss, people seem to forgetting that this was not the medal round.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.13
    Originally posted by odessasteps

    While a horrible loss, people seem to forgetting that this was not the medal round.


I agree, but appearently they might have to face off against a tough Russian team in the quarterfinals. They might not even make it to the medal round. Imagine the heart attack the Canadians would have if that happens. I would assume it would be like if the US doesn't make it to the olympic finals in basketball.






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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.71
The Canadian ice dancing pair are currently leading with one more round to go Monday night. Their original dance last night featured the move of the night (a reverse lift with a twist), and they owned the ice regardless of the hometown crowd's support.

The Russians' infamous aboriginal dance featured toned down costumes that seemed appropriate compared to the cowboy costumes from the British and French teams. But their routine was middling. Only a lift made it stand out. They could have skated with any other music and costume choice.

The Americans ran the gamut too. Meryl's team stood out with an Indian theme, and Tanith's team were bland, despite a frenetic Moldavian folk soundtrack.

Looks like it will be Canada, US, and Russia taking the medals tonight (in that order) unless there's a big fall.



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    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    I agree, but appearently they might have to face off against a tough Russian team in the quarterfinals.


They don't seem to have it posted anywhere, so here are the medal round match-ups.

(8) Switzerland vs. (9) Belarus - winner plays (1) USA
(5) Czech Republic vs. (12) Latvia - winner plays (4) Finland

(7) Slovakia vs. (10) Norway - winner plays (2) Sweden
(6) Canada vs. (11) Germany - winner plays (3) Russia

I'm not super-excited about the prospect of the USA playing the Swiss in the quarters. Hopefully the fact that they played them already means they will be ready for them. Either way, it's still a wide-open tournament at this point.



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Nice visual bracket on vancouver2010.



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Picture taken after the USA Hockey victory over Canada

Image and video hosting by TinyPic



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.04
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Picture taken after the USA Hockey victory over Canada

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That's hilarious! We canucks know how to make witty signs on the fly.

The expected victory over Germany last night now has Team Canada up against the Russians tonight. I'm hopeful, but this will be a tough game.
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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
The old rivalry isn't quite the same as it was back in the day, but damn does it feel good to see Canada just donkey-punch the Russians in hockey. Hopefully they still have something left in the tank for the semi-finals.

Four medals for Canada today! Woo hoo!



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