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    If you were planning on doing like me and watching the repeat on BBCi1 - it has started early!!!

    Chemmy Alcott is currently doing her run.

    That's what I hate about the BBC Interactive Channels - they never stick to their published schedule. What use is that when you're setting timers to record?!

    Like, last night I decided to tape the Free Dance coverage on BBCi1 and watch the start of the Ski Jumping on the computer. And when I came to watch the Free Dance when the Ski Jumping was over, I found the BBCi1 coverage had cut away from the Free Dance to go to the Ski Jumping 20 minutes earlier than planned, just as Tessa and Scott were about to start!!!

    Thankfully, I still had the streaming page up on the computer and was able to wind it back and watch it. So, I did get to see the Top 2 and the podium ceremony.

    In light of this happening, I did the left the streaming page for the Alpine Skiing page open this morning as a precaution. So, I won't have missed anybody.

    But, what would have happened if I had been recording the Free Dance because I was away out somewhere? I would have missed the "gold" and "silver" performances completely!

    Bad job, BBC. Bad job.

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    The Slalom segment of the Super Combined will be starting in about 10 minutes.

    Yet again, the BBC is not showing the Slalom on the TV LIVE (it is due to be repeated at 12:30 GMT on BBCi2). So if you want to watch it LIVE, you'll have do it on their website.

    Official BBC Livestream Channel

    This is NOT the same livestream page that was used for this morning's Downhill.

    Digital terrestrial (UK only): Ch. 302 on Freeview
    Digital cable (UK only): Ch. 992 on Virgin Media
    Digital satellite (Europe): Ch. 978 on SkyDigital
    Astra 28.2E, Transponder 76 (12.551V. MBaud 22,000. FEC 5/6).
    NOTE: The channel you want for the biathlon is labelled “BBC RB 2

    But, going by my other experiences this past 24 hours, the coverage on BBCi could start at any time!

    So, I for one am taking no chances - I'm watching the Slalom LIVE online!

    Hope this helps

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    Congratulations to Maria Riesch on successfully defending her Olympic Super Combined title!!!

    Mind you, of all the girls on the podium, I have a sneaky suspicion that Jules Mancuso was the happiest...!!!

    It's been a while since I've seen somebody bouncing about so happy with getting third! But, there again, she did win the Downhill segment...

    And, although she did not do the Slalom segment, well done to Chemmy Alcott for finishing 16th in the Downhill segment. Absolutely brilliant considering she has only recently come back from injury!

    But I was absolutely gutted for Lara Gut. A brilliant 2nd in the Downhill, only to be undone in the Slalom with a DNF.

    And Lizzie Goergl had the same fate, after finishing 7th in the Downhill.

    Well, at least there'll be plenty of chances for them to make up for it between now and the end of the Olympics!

    Wednesday morning to be precise, when we have the proper Downhill competition.

    Looking forward to it already!

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    I love Julia Mancuso! She is such a free spirit.

    Well I think she was thrilled because she hadn't been doing too well leading up to the Olympics...so for her to come back and get another medal is pretty awesome. And per this article she is one of only three athletes (and the only skier) to win individual medals in three straight Olympic games (and also has won the most medals among any U.S. woman skier).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    I love Julia Mancuso! She is such a free spirit.

    Well I think she was thrilled because she hadn't been doing too well leading up to the Olympics...so for her to come back and get another medal is pretty awesome. And per this article she is one of only three athletes (and the only skier) to win individual medals in three straight Olympic games (and also has won the most medals among any U.S. woman skier).
    You know, I always got the impression that Julia was a bit of a "free spirit", as you put it. Like, anybody who puts their hair up the way she did in the photo used in the regular FIS graphics has to be that little bit mad (in a good way!)

    And I loved the part where they showed Chemmy Alcott congratulating Julia after her run. I never realised they were friends, but seeing that left you in no doubt just how close they are.

    I really hope Jules continues for a few more years, because it is great when you have characters like her in sports. And, although she may not be in Lindsey Vonn territory, she is a very good skiier. And with Lindsey out of action, US Skiing need a very good skiier to provide backup for Mikaela Schiffrin.

    I hope Julia gets another good result in the Downhill today. And that Lara Gut gets a finish!

    But, I am supporting Tina Weirather for the win!


    Anyway, the Downhill competition starts in 15 minutes. And, as well as on the website, it is due to be shown LIVE in it's entirity on BBCi2

    Official BBC Livestreaming Channel

    This is NOT the same livestream page that was used for Monday's competitions.

    Here are the details on how to receive BBCi2:

    Digital terrestrial (UK only): Ch. 302 on Freeview
    Digital cable (UK only): Ch. 992 on Virgin Media
    Digital satellite (Europe): Ch. 978 on SkyDigital
    Astra 28.2E, Transponder 76 (12.551V. MBaud 22,000. FEC 5/6).
    NOTE: The channel you want for the skiing is labelled “BBC RB 2

    Hope this helps

    CaroLiza_fan

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    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

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Now that was a strange race.

    Of the first EIGHT to start, we only had ONE that finished the course! And she was VERY lucky to finish it, as she had a very dodgy landing from the jump, and had to take some very wide lines between the next few gates to get back on line!

    Bibs 9 and 10 completed the course, and then Dominique Gisin (joint winner of the Downhill) failed to finish.

    Things went smoothly for a while and then Lizzie Goergl had a crash. It was very fast and she took out a gate, but she got up pretty quickly, which was a relief.

    Next up was Maria Riesch. In the first 2 intermediates, she was down on the leader, Anna Fenninger.

    Drama button time

    One of the course workers was still working at fixing the gate while Maria was doing her run!!!
    And he only spotted her as she was coming out of the gate before him!!!
    And then he stumbled trying to back away quickly from the gate!!!

    Thankfully, he just about managed to get out of the way in the few seconds it took Maria to reach that gate!!!

    And the amazing thing was, at the next split, Maria was ahead of Anna!!!

    But, by the end of the course, Maria was back in 2nd behind Anna. And that was the way it finished.

    Nicole Hosp completed the podium in third, ahead of Lara Gut and Tina Maze.

    In her final ever Olympic race, Chemmy Alcott finished 23rd. And, just after finishing her run, the only way she could describe it was "brutal".

    But, what is going on with Tina Weirather? Another non-start.

    Did her federation enter her into every race not worrying whether she was intending to take part in them or not?
    Has she got an injury that is playing up?

    I don't know. Largely because the BBC doesn't seem to know!

    After Hosp finished her run, Matt Chilton started going on about Tina's family history. It was only when the girl on the course reached the first split that he saw the graphic and realised that it wasn't Weirather and that it was actually Fenninger!

    Eejit!

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    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!



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    I think they timed to thousends some time ago but decided to skip it?

    Yes maybe Let's investigate... what happened to the ladies downhill silver medal

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    I was not expecting to be on here this early in the morning!

    Especially after having a very late night trying to get caught up in the Free Dance, so that I could see the podium before the streaming page disappeared. (I was playing catch-up, as I watched the biathlon and ski-jumping LIVE)

    I don't know why, but there has been a change to the schedule. Each run of the Giant Slalom is starting 1h 30m earlier than originally planned.

    So, the first run is now starting at 05:30 GMT (instead of 07:00 GMT), with the second run now starting at 09:00 GMT (instead of 10:30 GMT)


    Although Chemmy Alcott's Olympics have already finished, today's Giant Slalom is the first run-out for the other 2 girls from the UK:

    world-famous violinist Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn (representing Thailand)
    and my local representative Florence Bell (representing Ireland)

    Florence will start with bib 75, while Vanessa-Mae will start with bib 87.

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU BOTH!!!!!!

    ...But especially Florence!


    Anyway, it all kicks off in about 10 minutes. And the BBC will be showing it LIVE on BOTH the website and TV!!!

    Here is the livestreaming link:

    Official BBC Livestreaming Channel

    This is NOT the same livestream page that was used for the previous competitions.

    BBCi2 is available via:

    Digital terrestrial (UK only): Ch. 302 on Freeview
    Digital cable (UK only): pressing the red button on a BBC channel? (I don’t have cable, so I’m not sure)
    Digital satellite (Europe): Ch. 978 on SkyDigital
    Astra 28.2E, Transponder 76 (12.551V. MBaud 22,000. FEC 5/6).
    NOTE: The channel you want for the Alpine Skiing is labelled “BBC RB 2

    Hope this helps

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Just discovered that the 2nd Run of the Giant Slalom is on a different stream to the first run.

    Official BBC Livestreaming Channel

    The TV coverage is on the same channel as earlier, BBCi2

    It is starting, um, NOW!!!

    Hopefully the weather will be better than it was for the first run. It must be miserable to be skiing down the hill in rain. And it must be very difficult as well!


    I need to learn to keep quiet and not wish people good luck. Because all it does is jinx them!

    Like, all we saw on the TV of Florence was her shooting through the air off the course when she should have been going through a gate!

    But, well done to Vanessa-Mae! Yes, she was the last of the finishers, but at least she had the sense to take it canny and easy to make sure she did finish.

    The same cannot be said of 15 other competitors, which include names like Gagnon, Mancuso, Holdener, Strachova (née Zahrobska)... and Bell.

    So, not bad for somebody ranked 2,253rd in the World!

    Incidentally, here is a story about Vanessa-Mae which was put up on the BBC website yesterday:

    Vanessa-Mae ready for Olympic debut

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Rain and fog. Bring back the sun...

    Tina Maze made it, first in both runs. Congrats to her 2nd olympic gold medal after a bad world cup season.

    Sad for Jessica(SWE), leader of the giant slalom world cup, who was second in the first run.

    1 Tina Maze (SLO)
    2 Anna Fenninger (AUT)
    3 Viktoria Rebensburg (GER)

    Can't believe they are letting all 74 do the second run…? Fun for Vanessa and all though

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake View Post
    Rain and fog. Bring back the sun...

    Tina Maze made it, first in both runs. Congrats to her 2nd olympic gold medal after a bad world cup season.

    Sad for Jessica(SWE), leader of the giant slalom world cup, who was second in the first run.
    Agree with all those sentiments!

    Will Maze do it again today...?

    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake View Post
    Can't believe they are letting all 74 do the second run…? Fun for Vanessa and all though
    You know, I couldn't understand that either when they started sending the rest of the field down after Julia Mancuso completed her Slalom run in the Super Combined. But, after hearing that it was so that those outside the Top 30 could say that "I completed the Olympics and came such-and-such a place", I thought it was a nice idea!

    I am not going to wish anybody good luck today, as all it seems to do is jinx them. So, all I am going to do is point out that there are 2 girls from the UK competing:

    my local representative, Florence Bell (representing Ireland) is starting with bib 73
    Alexandra Taylor (representing Cyprus) is the final starter with bib 88

    Vanessa-Mae is not competing in the Slalom

    Anyway, the end of the Olympics is nigh for the Women's Alpine Skiiers. In 45 minutes, the first run of the Slalom will be getting underway.

    And the BBC will be showing it LIVE on BOTH the website and TV!!!

    The First Run will be on BBCi1 from 12:40 - 14:00 GMT, and on this Livestreaming link from 12:25 GMT:

    Official BBC Livestreaming Channel

    The Second Run will be on BBCi1 from 16:15 - 17:15 GMT, and on this Livestreaming link from 16:05 GMT:

    Official BBC Livestreaming Channel

    These are NOT the same livestream pages that were used for any of 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

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Mikaelaaaaa!!! Mikaelaaa! GOOOOLD!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CezarMart View Post
    Mikaelaaaaa!!! Mikaelaaa! GOOOOLD!!
    Congrats to her! I believe that she is now the youngest Gold medalist on Team USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Congrats to her! I believe that she is now the youngest Gold medalist on Team USA.
    And the prettiest one!

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