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spinkingspinking    1,686 posts
Just watching the news don't know one iota about Ariel skiing but surely the Aussie fellow who landed on his feet in the final had to beat the chinaman who came unstuck after he landed

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  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    5,517 posts
    Norway top the medal list. Greatest Norwegian performance since music group A-HA at Valhalland.
  • rustyhrustyh    2,249 posts
    :)] :-??
    When do the Winter Olympics start?
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited March 1
    rustyh said:

    When do the Winter Olympics start?

    February 4, 2022 in Beijing
  • rustyhrustyh    2,249 posts
    (:|
    Cheers Paul. 
    :-bd
    I thought there were meant to be some this year. 
    >:) :>

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited March 1
    The three medals won at Pyeongchang takes Australia's medal tally at the Winter Olympics up to 15.

    OLYMPIC MEDALS
    1994 Lillehammer - 1 bronze (22nd overall)
    1998 Nagano - 1 bronze (22nd overall)
    2002 Salt Lake City - 2 golds (15th overall)
    2006 Turin - 1 gold, 1 bronze (17th overall)
    2010 Vancouver - 2 golds, 1 silver (13th overall)
    2014 Sochi - 2 silvers, 1 bronze (24th overall)
    2018 Pyeongchang - 2 silvers, 1 bronze (23rd overall)

    AUSTRALIAN WINTER OLYMPIC MEDALLISTS
    1994 BRONZE 5000m relay short track speed skating (Steven Bradbury, Kieran Hansen, Andrew Murtha, Richard Nizielski);
    1998 BRONZE Slalom skiing (Zali Steggall);
    2002 GOLD 1000m short track speed skating (Steven Bradbury);
    2002 GOLD Freestyle skiing aerials (Alisa Camplin);
    2006 GOLD Freestyle skiing moguls (Dale Begg-Smith);
    2006 BRONZE Freestyle skiing aerials (Alisa Camplin);
    2010 GOLD Snowboarding halfpipe (Torah Bright);
    2010 GOLD Freestyle skiing aerials (Lydia Lassila);
    2010 SILVER Freestyle skiing moguls (Dale Begg-Smith);
    2014 SILVER Snowboarding halfpipe (Torah Bright);
    2014 SILVER Freestyle skiing aerials (David Morris);
    2014 BRONZE Freestyle skiing aerials (Lydia Lassila);
    2018 SILVER Freestyle skiing moguls (Matt Graham);
    2018 SILVER Snowboarding cross (Jarryd Hughes);
    2018 BRONZE Snowboarding halfpipe (Scott James).
  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    1,864 posts
    They say if you havent got anything nice to say be quiet but i noticed in a post games interview that the Aussie team are seeking an increase in funding for their next crack..

    16mil+ was blown..oops i mean spent achieving those 3 medals in S Korea.

    Imo its a W.O.F.T.A.M :-?

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  • rustyhrustyh    2,249 posts
    ;)) <:-P
    Thunder.
    Waste of farken time and money.
    =D> =D>
    Just like the Commonwealth Games. :| :-w

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    The Commonwealth Games...

    I still remember when 50-over cricket was part of the '98 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

    England didn't bother to send a team (due to the County cricket season still going on) and the West Indies team was split into the separate islands (i.e. Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados). The games weren't granted ODI status.

    Australia ended up winning the silver medal, after chasing down NZ's paltry total of 58 in the semis, AUS (183) ended up losing to SA (6/184) in the final, Steve Waugh making 90*. New Zealand won the bronze medal playoff against Sri Lanka.

    It was the same Games where ten-pin bowling was included for the one and only time.

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  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    Basketball is back in to this Comm games ?
    There’s a certain gold for Australia.
    Although Canada could give it a shake I guess, if sending a full strength team.
  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    1,864 posts
    I heard today surfing is in the next olympics lol Mick Fanning naturally wants to coach the Aussie team..great idea.

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited March 1
    For the 2020 Summer Olympics, they've added Surfing, Sports Climbing, Skateboarding (Park and Street), Karate (Kata and Kumite) and re-instated Baseball and Softball. From the existing sports, they've added 3-on-3 basketball, madison cycling and freestyle BMX.

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  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    Basically morphing into X Games

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited March 1
    Pretty much. For the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, there's even a chance that eSports could be added, with a decision on its inclusion expected to be made by 2020.

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited March 3
    Tivers said:

    Basketball is back in to this Comm games?
    There’s a certain gold for Australia.
    Although Canada could give it a shake I guess, if sending a full strength team.

    You're probably right. According to the FIBA rankings, Australia and Canada will be the top two ranked teams in both the men's and women's.

    MEN'S FIBA RANKINGS - COMMONWEALTH TEAMS
    10 Australia
    23 Canada
    32 Nigeria
    38 New Zealand
    NR England, Scotland (40 Great Britain)
    62 India
    65 Cameroon

    WOMEN'S FIBA RANKINGS - COMMONWEALTH TEAMS
    4 Australia
    5 Canada
    NR England (21 Great Britain)
    25 Mozambique
    37 Jamaica
    42 New Zealand
    45 India
    48 Malaysia
  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    Point being we won’t have our NBA guys (but neither will Canada).
    A lot of Euro teams have more of their top players play at home (their leagues pay more than sitting on the bench NBA), but they’re not commonwealth countries.
    Then we win the Asian cup with just our NBL players - and that would be stronger than the Comm Games field.
    We should romp in both sexes...... yes.
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited March 14
    It probably didn't get much coverage in the media, but on Monday, Para-snowboarder Simon Patmore won Australia's first Winter Paralympic Gold medal since Salt Lake City, 2002.

    https://twitter.com/AUSParalympics/status/973117935584604160?s=19

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited March 14
    After 47/80 events, Australia currently in 11th place in the medal tally (1 gold, 2 bronzes). The two bronzes were won by vision-impaired alpine skier Melissa Perrine (and her guide Christian Geiger) in the giant slalom and in the super-combined (super-G & slalom).

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-14/winter-paralympics-melissa-perrine-wins-second-pyeongchang-medal/9548398?pfmredir=sm&section=sport
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    Tivers said:

    Point being we won’t have our NBA guys (but neither will Canada).
    A lot of Euro teams have more of their top players play at home (their leagues pay more than sitting on the bench NBA), but they’re not commonwealth countries.
    Then we win the Asian cup with just our NBL players - and that would be stronger than the Comm Games field.
    We should romp in both sexes...... yes.

    And romp in they did. Boomers beat Canada by 40 (87-47), Opals beat England by 44 (99-55).

    Overall, Australia beat Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined) 80 gold medals to 65. Not that I watched a minute of it...
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