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    I'm fairly certain I couldn't hit 1 4.8" target while standing, after xc skiing for 2 km.....if my life depended on it!
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    Re: Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by bellcat View Post
    I'm fairly certain I couldn't hit 1 4.8" target while standing, after xc skiing for 2 km.....if my life depended on it!
    Is that cool, or what?
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    Re: Olympics

    Biathlon
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    Re: Olympics

    Watched the Biathlon (10,000m) earlier.
    The only thing I would hit after skiing 2 k would be the ground!!!
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    Re: Olympics

    Forget hitting the target, I would never make it 2km on skis.

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    Re: Olympics

    I want to Mericanize Biathalon. Make it downhill, carry the counties service rifle. Each time you get to the bottom you shoot one stage of a National match course.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.

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    I want to see Mountain bike biathalon in the summer olympics.
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    Re: Olympics

    My Winter Olympic hero will always be Franz Klammer in the 1976 downhill.

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    Re: Olympics

    NBC’s Katie Couric mocked for comments about Dutch speed skating team



    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/02/12/nbc-s-katie-couric-mocked-for-comments-about-dutch-speed-skating-team.html

    "NBC's Katie Couric was slammed across social media for saying Dutch successes in Olympic speed skating were because skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country.

    “It’s probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating… ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourself,” Couric mused during Friday’s opening ceremony. “Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.”
    She said Amsterdam “has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So, for as long as the canals have existed, the Dutch have skated on them to get from place to place, to race each other and also to have fun.”



    CNN deputy media editor An Phung wrote, “everyone on Twitter wants Katie Couric to shut up,” while another user wrote, “We haven’t had frozen canals in decades!”

    “The Dutch do NOT skate to work,” a different viewer wrote. “Skating on clogs is too hard, even for us.”


    A variety of viewers took to Twitter with jokes about Couric’s comment. Some people posted photos of people ice skating and sarcastically captioned them as Amsterdam citizens commuting home.



    One viewer wrote that “a few of us skate to work the 5 days we have ice (on average)” but the other 360 days per year they “stay home, or sometimes use bikes or cars or trains to get to work.”
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    Re: Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by bisley View Post
    My Winter Olympic hero will always be Franz Klammer in the 1976 downhill.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...3E7B&FORM=VIRE
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    Re: Olympics

    Anybody else know the history of the Biathlon competition? It had a very practical application at one time.
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    Re: Olympics

    Nordic ski patrols.....National Defense....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellcat View Post
    Hands down! The definition of 'Nut up or shut up'!
    Nut up or shut up?
    How about penis up?

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    What a bunch of Richard Heads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawker View Post
    Nordic ski patrols.....National Defense....
    It is supposed to simulate the duties of a pre-WW I military courier in the north Europe area- - - -at least that's the story I've heard.
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