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XXIII Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang 2018

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Batman, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

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    With opening ceremonies just over 9-months away, I figured why not start a discussion on the upcoming winter Olympic games hosted by Pyeongchang, South Korea.

    As current tensions mount between North and South Korea, the biggest elephant in the room right now is whether or not these ugly affairs and potential threats will have any negative impact on the games. According to this recent article, there is little to no reason for worry:
    http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/39744385
    The opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday: February 9th, 2018 at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.
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    Batman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Tentative schedule for the torch relay:

    -Traditional lighting in Greece scheduled for October 24th, 2017.
    -Torch officially handed over to South Korea during a ceremony in Athens on October 31st.
    -Torch to arrive in Incheon, South Korea on November 1st.
    -Torch will then be carried on a 101-day journey that includes visits to 17 South Korean cities and provinces.
    -7,500 torchbearers will carry the torch during the relay.
    -2,018 "support runners" will assist in the torch's journey.
    -"Let Everyone Shine" will be the slogan used during the relay.

    Official logo for the games:
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  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Batman Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Robb Stauber to remain as head coach of U.S. women's ice hockey team for the 2018 winter Olympic games:

    http://www.insidethegames.biz/index...us-womens-ice-hockey-team-at-pyeongchang-2018
     
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    Dead2009 Well-Known Member

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    Is it even cold enough to hold a Winter Olympics in South Korea?
     
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    The average low in January is the same as Salt Lake City.
     
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    Just another Olympic Stadium and Village that will deteriorate into disrepair within a few years.
     
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    Yep. There needs to be 4 permanent winter sites and 4 permanent summer sites scattered across the globe. The games should rotate between the sites. I'll still watch the 2018 games, anyway, as the games are always interesting and entertaining.
     
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    The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium looks amazing!
     
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    Yes it does! I love the unique design behind each stadium used. Beijing summer Olympics was one of my favorites, with it's "bird's nest" look.
     
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    The USA Luge Team has just opened up an online poll allowing fans to decide which helmet design the athletes will wear during luge events for the games. The two choices are: All-American Racer (top), and Stars, Stripes, and Liberty (bottom).

    The poll can be found here:
    http://www.teamusa.org/usa-luge/2018-helmet-poll
    You can vote between now and midnight of July 4th, 2017.
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    I like the bottom one - although their colors are slightly off:

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    Waiting for Olympics so much that even have a feeling that I am performing there as well!:D:cool::rolleyes: at least in my dreams!
     
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    Just a few more hours to vote if anyone hasn't already. It looks like the top one (All American Racer) will be the winning helmet design. Leading 57% to 43% currently.
     

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