The XXIII Olympic Winter Games

#20
The nation of Russia was banned for having a state sponsored doping program in the last olympics. If individual athletes test clean they can compete as an OAR (Olympic Athlete from Russia). I guess the theory is clean athletes should not be punished for transgressions of thier nation state, I mean some of these kids were probably only 13-14 years old during sochi.
That makes sense. Did they not have enough clean players to field a hockey team?

Those Canada peoples have some good figure skaters.
 

Blitty

uninvisible
#21
See I feel almost the opposite. I mean, I really like Track and Field but I’m all about the Luge, ski jumps and downhill, snowboarding.
Think my sarcasm was a bit too dry there.

Swimming is worst spectator sport ever.

WINTER ALL DAY SON
 

reno cool

leave well enough alone
#22
That makes sense. Did they not have enough clean players to field a hockey team?

Those Canada peoples have some good figure skaters.
The whole thing is a political farce, apparently led by Canadian bootlickers. :dunno:
Yes there will be a Russian hockey team, unfortunately as usual, one unworthy of it's Soviet heritage
 

reno cool

leave well enough alone
#25
Oh reno

What do you mean “as usual”?

Really excited to see what our team of has-beens and leftovers can do.
you maybe too young Matty, but I remember Soviet teams of the 70's n 80's. Nhl ers or no Nhlers, Russian teams since, have been a huge disappointment. Not just result wise, but their Canada-light style of play :yak:. ...buy yeah, I'll try to watch, not overly excited though
 

Matty

Toe Toucher
#26
Yeah no, my earliest hockey memories are of the 86 Stanley Cup Finals.

On a mostly unrelated note, I need to find me a Soviet-era Big Muff pedal. They don't make 'em like they used to, renoballs. The commies had some flair.
 

reno cool

leave well enough alone
#31
the olympic clowns from the colony lost to Slovakia. figures. And the hardly a hockey province Slovenia, beat the Americans in ot. Maan, I amost bet Slovenia to win gold at 250-1. :mad:
 

RogueJuror

ode to my socks
#34
No I haven't, smileys will be back. I just haven't had time. Trying to figure how to import them programatically, if not I'll start adding them one by one manually. Those :mad and :eek ones just conkindinkly shared the same code with the default ones.