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    More design problems at alpine skiing and snowboarding.
    Also problems with the speedskating and the equipment used to resurface the ice. Has caused numerous delays. Athletes racing an hour after their established start time. They went with the cheapest bid on the equipment.
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    Get a load of this one. The bronze medalist in 15K XC skiing from Slovenia won with a collapsed lung and broken ribs. The injury was sustained on Wednesday in a fall off the course into an unprotected trench. Now, after the race, she's in the hospital. How the heck did she pull that off?

    There's a picture about of her in the hole, 2 feet away from the course. I'll find a copy to post it. Just another example ridiculous lack of concern for participant safety by the CoC.

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    Majdic won bronze with collapsed lung
    Slovenian XC star will be given medal of honor by her country's president

    WHISTLER (AP) -- Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic had four broken ribs and a collapsed lung when she won a bronze medal earlier this week, injuries that will keep her out for the rest of the season and have prompted a protest by her national team.

    Majdic crashed during training before the individual classical sprint Wednesday, falling on a sharp curve and tumbling off the course, then sliding on her back down a three-meter slope and onto some rocks.

    Team spokesman Branislav Dimitrovic said Friday that Majdic didn't know the severity of her injuries until after the event. She's been hospitalized ever since, although she might be able to return to the athletes village Saturday. She will not be able to fly home for at least another week.

    "These are serious injuries," Dimitrovic said. "The Olympics, and the whole season is finished."
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    Watch a lot of Olympics this weekend. I loved the X-country ski race and the biathalon. I don't think most of the X-game sports should be in the Olympics, but the skicross was great TV. Cool to NH native Bode Miller finally win Godl. Somehow I missed the US/Canadian hockey.

    Ice Dancing is on now, what a travesty. I can accept figure skating as an Olympic sport, but Ice Dancing is embarassing.

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    I thought the skicross was a bit anticlimactic compared to snowcross. Seems a bit easier to handle on skis versus the board. The course needs to be longer. Now if the held skicross on the downhill slope, that could get wild.
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    USA 5 Canada 3
    THe entire country of the hockey gods are talking like they are gonna slash their wrists! Put all of canada hockey fans on suicide watch stat!
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    USA 5 Canada 3
    THe entire country of the hockey gods are talking like they are gonna slash their wrists! Put all of canada hockey fans on suicide watch stat!
    http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/ass...ame+u+s+canada
    Not yet... we still have a chance to win this thing, just have a tougher draw. IMO Canada outplayed the United States in a lot of areas, but our defensive zone coverage- and especially our goaltending- was dreadful.

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    Canada out-shot the USA I think 2:1.

    They totally out played them they just didn't have the hot goalie, as the saying goes.

    Hopefully they will play again for the Gold this weekend!

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    Hells Ya! We just torched Russia 7-3. Both Canada and US will finish in the top four, your prediction is looking more likely KR.

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    Sweden & Czech Rep OUT!

    Now it is USA v Finland (2006 Silver medalist)
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    Canada v Slovakia.

    If Canada thinks they dodged a bullet in NOT having to play defending Gold Medalist Sweden right after playing Russia, guess again. Canada seemed VERY detirmined tonight. Let's ssee if they have a let down espeically thinkign that they are playing the lesser team in Slovakia.

    USA will also have to play better then what they did tonight. Finland is a very good TEAM. They play together very well as they showed against a Czech team with more talented players.

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