Ach, with so many sports on, and with doing the Team spreadsheet yesterday morning, I never got a chance to comment about Wednesday's Downhill competition.
Firstly, does anybody know how Alexandra Coletti is after her crash in the Downhill? It was a really nasty looking one, and the screams that were coming from her were spine-tingling!
And, for that matter, does anybody know if she is related to GP2 driver Stefano Coletti? I hadn't come across Alexandra before these Olympics, but as soon as I heard her name and that she was from Monaco, I thought of Stefano!
But, I imagine Monaco is one of those places where certain surnames are very common, and if you go back far enough, everybody is related to everybody else!
Anyway, back to the competition. What an amazing result! A tie for Gold!
But, this situation ties in with something I have been wondering for a long time. Why is it that in skiing they are only timed to hundredths of a second? In motorsport, they are timed to thousandths of a second. And, therefore, it might have been possible to separate Tina and Dominique and declare a definite winner.
And I wonder what they're going to do about the medals? I guess they're going to have to make an extra Gold medal. But what's going to happen the ready-made Silver medal, then? I take it the medals are already engraved with what sport they are for, so it can't be re-cycled if there is a tie for Silver somewhere else.
Maybe I'm thinking too much, rather than enjoying the great result!
You know, I loved the way that Tina Maze and Dominique Gisin held hands when they were getting onto the top step of the podium! And it was so funny when Lara Gut tried to get onto the top step as well, and Tina pushed her off! Just shows how much comaraderie there is amongst the Alpine Skiing girls when they were messing about like this!
But, I have to admit that I was very disappointed that Tina Weirather withdrew before the start, as I am supporting her in these Olympics. Mind you, not as disappointed as I was the following day with Zhenya...
Anyway, back to the present. The Super G starts in about 20 minutes!
Unfortunately, the BBC is not showing it from the start on the TV. Because of Curling, BBCi1 are only joining it an hour late at 08:00 GMT. So, if you want to watch it all LIVE, you're going to have to use the website.
Here is the livestreaming link:
Official BBC Livestreaming Channel
This is NOT the same livestream page that was used for the previous competitions.
BBCi1 is available via:
Digital terrestrial (UK only): Ch. 301 on Freeview
Digital cable (UK only): Ch. 991 on Virgin Media
Digital satellite (Europe): Ch. 977 on SkyDigital
Astra 28.2E, Transponder 45 (10.773H. MBaud 22,000. FEC 5/6).
NOTE: The channel you want for the Alpine Skiing is labelled “BBC RB 1”
Hope this helps