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(Sochi 2014)   It's the final day of the Daredevil Invitational as biathlon wraps up, and snowboarding makes its first appearance at the Paralympics. This is your Day 8 thread   (sochi2014.com) divider line 8
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2014-03-14 08:29:50 AM
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2014-03-14 11:23:50 AM
I'm going to steal from Gosling here: the snowboarding didn't work. No one was capable of gaining any real speed without something going wrong. It was boring to watch.

I give all of them a ton of credit for being able to do that with some sort of disability, but it just doesn't work as a spectator sport.
 
2014-03-14 02:12:48 PM
Some Olympic news:

Nick Backstrom will receive his silver medal for Sweden. The IOC determined that he was only guilty of following team doctor's advice and there was no intent to improve his performance illegally.

5 cities have submitted bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics (and the Paralympics comes with that of course). The cities are Beijing; Oslo; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Krakow, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine.
 
2014-03-15 01:06:39 AM

desertgeek: I'm going to steal from Gosling here: the snowboarding didn't work. No one was capable of gaining any real speed without something going wrong. It was boring to watch.

I give all of them a ton of credit for being able to do that with some sort of disability, but it just doesn't work as a spectator sport.


I really think they could make speedskating work, though. Obviously you can't skate with one leg, but you have the hockey sleds, right? Use those. The people missing upper-body extremities could probably still get around okay, and if the blind athletes have been able to do all the other races, I don't see why speedskating would be any different.

And there are competitions for blind speedskaters... at least one of which also includes a figure skating competition.
 
2014-03-15 03:21:15 AM
Curling in progress:

Canada 3-3 China after 6
Britain 3-12 Russia after 5 (Russia scored 7 in the 4th)
 
2014-03-15 03:25:22 AM

Gosling: desertgeek: I'm going to steal from Gosling here: the snowboarding didn't work. No one was capable of gaining any real speed without something going wrong. It was boring to watch.

I give all of them a ton of credit for being able to do that with some sort of disability, but it just doesn't work as a spectator sport.

I really think they could make speedskating work, though. Obviously you can't skate with one leg, but you have the hockey sleds, right? Use those. The people missing upper-body extremities could probably still get around okay, and if the blind athletes have been able to do all the other races, I don't see why speedskating would be any different.

And there are competitions for blind speedskaters... at least one of which also includes a figure skating competition.


I was thinking about that the other day. There's got to be a way to have speedskating for disabled/amputated arms and sitting skaters using sleds/sledges.
 
2014-03-15 01:32:27 PM

desertgeek: Gosling: desertgeek: I'm going to steal from Gosling here: the snowboarding didn't work. No one was capable of gaining any real speed without something going wrong. It was boring to watch.

I give all of them a ton of credit for being able to do that with some sort of disability, but it just doesn't work as a spectator sport.

I really think they could make speedskating work, though. Obviously you can't skate with one leg, but you have the hockey sleds, right? Use those. The people missing upper-body extremities could probably still get around okay, and if the blind athletes have been able to do all the other races, I don't see why speedskating would be any different.

And there are competitions for blind speedskaters... at least one of which also includes a figure skating competition.

I was thinking about that the other day. There's got to be a way to have speedskating for disabled/amputated arms and sitting skaters using sleds/sledges.


There used to be "ice sled(ge) speed racing" at the Paralympics, but they haven't had it since Nagano.
 
2014-03-15 01:56:29 PM
USA wins gold in sled hockey!

USA 1-0 Russia

Canada wins bronze

Canada wins the curling, defeating Russia in the final
 
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