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    Congrats to Canada and Alexandre Bilodeau on their first gold at home! I was some surprised how low Guilbaut Colas finished though. He had the fastest time and has a pretty clean run yet he ended up 6th. That puzzles me. However I did think Bilodeau did have the best run.

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    I like watching moguls even if it makes my knees hurt. Those bumps...ouch!

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    I really dig this Sport. Ir's a hoot to watch these guys and gals bumping those moguls down the track and suddenly take off in the air and rotate before landing. It's a judged sport by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix347 View Post
    Congrats to Canada and Alexandre Bilodeau on their first gold at home! I was some surprised how low Guilbaut Colas finished though. He had the fastest time and has a pretty clean run yet he ended up 6th. That puzzles me. However I did think Bilodeau did have the best run.
    During hiis second air manuever, Colas didn't grab the ski like he was supposed to in that position, so he got a deduction. I didn't catch it but the announcer on TSN/CTV did right away - she was probably biased for the Canadian, but she knew what the judges would say and they did.

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    Just watched the replay. It clashed badly with figure skating in the small hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    He was so impressive! It's so cool that he's a self-made millionnaire as well as an Olympic champion. I thought he had the best form overall but the Canadian guy's win didn't shock me since he was so fast. He was great too. Not that I know the tiniest bit about skiing.
    Not me neither about moguls. It was close (17/100), but it seemed fair. Begg-Smith NOT happy at the ceremony. What a sour face and no waves. Poor, poor the french guy and his coach. And sorry, Jesper, next time

    Congrats to Alexandre, Dale and Bryon(he was happy... )


    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    I really dig this Sport. Ir's a hoot to watch these guys and gals bumping those moguls down the track and suddenly take off in the air and rotate before landing. It's a judged sport by the way.
    And a compilicated judging system. Do you hear as much complainig as for figure skating? Think not, but I am not following freestyle forums

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    Begg-Smith NOT happy at the ceremony. What a sour face and no waves.
    They're saying, apparently, that's how he always is, even when he wins. I'm watching CTV replay the entire event right now and they talked about him at the start. Also, yes, the CTV commentator said Colas did not grab his ski on the final jump which is considered an error.
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    Now CTV has reported that Australia is protesting - saying that Bilodeau was overscored. They feel that Begg-Smith should have won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilli View Post
    Now CTV has reported that Australia is protesting - saying that Bilodeau was overscored. They feel that Begg-Smith should have won.
    Haha, now it reminds me of figure skating. Why do I love watching these sports

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    During hiis second air manuever, Colas didn't grab the ski like he was supposed to in that position, so he got a deduction. I didn't catch it but the announcer on TSN/CTV did right away - she was probably biased for the Canadian, but she knew what the judges would say and they did.
    Oh For God's Sake, will you knock off the "Canadian bias" crap!! Veronica Brenner's one of the least biased of the Freestyle commentators out there. I saw it too and mentioned it to my parents and *before* Veronica saw it. Also there were a couple of times during the middle part of the run where you could see space between his legs. They're supposed to be glued together. Combine all of that and the placement's not that big a mystery.

    I wonder if the Aussie will manage a smile for the Ceremony tonight. Last night, he needed to take a page out of Jenn Heil's book on how to handle winnng a Silver Medal. Even though you're disapponted, you suck it up and show some class. You don't pout and look like a brat.

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    As an Aussie, I will support that protest!!!!!Dale should have won!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Oh For God's Sake, will you knock off the "Canadian bias" crap!! Veronica Brenner's one of the least biased of the Freestyle commentators out there. I saw it too and mentioned it to my parents and *before* Veronica saw it. Also there were a couple of times during the middle part of the run where you could see space between his legs. They're supposed to be glued together. Combine all of that and the placement's not that big a mystery.

    I wonder if the Aussie will manage a smile for the Ceremony tonight. Last night, he needed to take a page out of Jenn Heil's book on how to handle winnng a Silver Medal. Even though you're disapponted, you suck it up and show some class. You don't pout and look like a brat.
    WHOA!!!!!! Firstly, I'm Canadian, so I'm probably being hypersensitive to any accusations of bias in general. Secondly, I hoped my comment basically functioned as a pre-emptive strike, ie: you can believe the Canadian commentator were biased for the Canadian, but she called a deduction and the international panel of judges followed suit. So even if you do think she was biased, she made the correct call. Thirdly, calm down - I cannot believe my comment elicted that level of anger in a response. It was such a minor thing.

    I look forward to seeing where that protest goes, cloudkicker09. You seem to think that if your favourites don't win, there's some foul play all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    WHOA!!!!!! Firstly, I'm Canadian, so I'm probably being hypersensitive to any accusations of bias in general. Secondly, I hoped my comment basically functioned as a pre-emptive strike, ie: you can believe the Canadian commentator were biased for the Canadian, but she called a deduction and the international panel of judges followed suit. So even if you do think she was biased, she made the correct call. Thirdly, calm down - I cannot believe my comment elicted that level of anger in a response. It was such a minor thing.

    I look forward to seeing where that protest goes, cloudkicker09. You seem to think that if your favourites don't win, there's some foul play all the time.
    Sorry about that. I'd just come from checking my LiveJournal and one of my "friends" over there started her reply to my happy posting about Alex last night w/"I don't mean to come off bitchy, but..." and then proceeded to complain about my use of "w/".

    I get she's blind and I get her software doesn't react well to that shortform, but of all the posts for her to pull that crap in, that wasn't the time or place for it and I'd just let her have it. I'm still steamed too.

    So I'm sorry I over reacted. :(

    Oh and what you told cloudkicker? Ignore is a lovely feature here at GS...

    I'm just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I wonder if the Aussie will manage a smile for the Ceremony tonight. Last night, he needed to take a page out of Jenn Heil's book on how to handle winnng a Silver Medal. Even though you're disapponted, you suck it up and show some class. You don't pout and look like a brat.
    I didn't notice his reaction - but I did notice the reaction of one of the Lugers who was bumped from first place by another luger. He was TICKED. At least you know their reactions aren't fake (though it is poor sportsmanship)

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    Congratulations Alexandre Bilodeau - Gold!

    Well, it was long overdue. Alexandre Bilodeau( from Quebec) is the first Canadian to win Gold on home soil. It was really exciting to watch. What a nice young man.

    http://www.thecheapseats.ca/2010/02/...dian-soil.html


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