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Thursday, February 20, 2014

A good idea about ice skating competition

I'll have to admit, I've watched very little of the Olympics this year.  Not sure why.  Maybe my fascination with Pawn Stars has taken me away from NBC, maybe the coverage is boring, maybe I've just found too much to do at home, or maybe I'm still wondering why the Olympic Committee would choose a non-winter city for the WINTER games...  (Sochi has been harvesting snow and storing it up for years now.  Who wants to ski on old snow?  Duh.  Go to a city that actually has snow.)

I happened to catch the action when the three Dutch guys won gold, silver and bronze in the 500m long track ice skating.  That was exciting because the gold and bronze winners are twins.  At one point it looked like they were going to get the gold and silver, but during the very next race another Dutch guy got a time that was in between the two brothers.  The twins' parents were in the stands- can you just imagine their excitement?

Anyway, I do check the medal standings from day to day, and I also occasionally read a bit about the games when the headline catches my fancy.  This article about how to improve the ice skating competition is one of my favorite articles.  Let me know what you think...

3 comments:

  1. Haha! My dad is convinced that figure skating is not a sport. Had to send him the link!

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    1. Your dad is right! While figure skating IS athletic, it's just not a sport in my book, either. Sports give results that can be measured objectively with timers and meter sticks and points scored in a game. Figure skating is scored subjectively by unseen judges that rule capriciously from on high. Who knows what nationalistic biases lurk in those too-human invisible bestowers of "points"? *shudder*

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  2. Good Morning! I loved reading your post! for 2 reasons - I am an identical twin and my family always followed figure skating! I have many fond childhood memories of us huddled around the TV watching the competitions. Yes, can you imagine those twins' parents and how they felt watching them compete?

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