Team Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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  1. UsernameWasTaken

    UsernameWasTaken Let's Go Hawks! Sponsor

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    More than 3 weeks to go, but thought I'd start the thread in any event.

    Trudeau is announcing the flag bearer tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11:30 am Toronto time. Personally, I'd say either Kaillie Humphries or Virtue and Moir. But I'm fine with whoever the choice is.

    CBC has an article quoting an "international data analytics" company predicting 33 medals for Canada (behind Germany and Norway, ahead of our American friends).

    Canada projected to win 33 medals at Winter Olympics | CBC Sports

    Looking forward to this - I like the winter olympics a lot more than the summer olympics!
     
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    Can't wait for the Olympics, just love that time. Something interesting on TV every day for 2 1/2 weeks.
     
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    Cloned Gabby for Gold!!!

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    Tessa Virtue is such a beautiful woman, great athlete, and superb choice for flag bearer.
     
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    Yes she is. :heart: I have a bit of a crush on Rachael Homan though, her eyes stare into my soul.
     
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    apparently the head coach from the speed skating team got booted for previous perv behaviour. sounds like it was from a decade ago when he was coaching the us.
     
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    Cloned Gabby for Gold!!!

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    Keep your eyes on Gabrielle Daleman. She's simply a beautiful woman.
     
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    She's also the current reigning world bronze medalist...even with that, she's probably in it tough to win an Olympic medal - but someone to watch.

    So, let's discuss medal contenders this year.

    The figure skating group has a bunch of them. Virtue and Moir should get either the gold or silver. Other contenders for figure skating are Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabby Daleman, Patrick Chan, Duhamel/Radford (pairs).

    Hockey - women's, i hope will get gold. men's i'll just cross my fingers.

    We should be able to get a haul from speed skating.

    Bobsled/skeleton I think are also looking good.

    Curling.

    I feel really pessimistic about alpine and Canada's program in general. But someone can weigh in with optimism if they want.
     
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    I haven't followed it closely, but we are always competitive in the freestyle skiing events like moguls and ski-cross/snowboard-cross. Mikael Kingsbury and the Dufour-Lapointe sisters should be medal favorites in the moguls.
     
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    Always fun events to watch the Olympics, skiing, speed skating, bobsled and luge are my favorite events. Also one of the Canadian figure skaters, Katelyn Osmond, has a connection to this province and spent a few yrs. living in a town 15-20 minutes from where I live. I don't know her but to know an Olympian has a connection to your local area it's good. Best of luck to all our athletes at the Olympics.
     
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    I bought one of the Canadian Team hoodies from the Bay - ha ha so I can wear it while I watch the games. They're actually really good quality and comfortable. I wouldn't wear it outside the house but if you're in the market for a new hoodie, I'd recommend the line.

    Something that will be annoying about the games is the time difference. I guess CBC will have their delayed and prime time package like usual. I'm too lazy to look it up but I assume they're sharing with TSN and Sportsnet?
     
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    How good are Canadas curling teams this year?

    Jones was amazing 4 years ago.
     
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    We should be cleaning up in figure skating. I think this is the strongest event. Curling is a given. Speedskating... it will be interesting. in Sochi they were so bad. (compared to standards) and it didn't help that the Netherlands were THAT GOOD. Shorttrack should clean up, but i'm not sure about long.

    Ski Cross, Moguls, we should be okay.
    hockey medal (woman)

    and then there are those sport where you go. "hey that's great" LOL
     
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    Canada in Sochi by Day 3: 7 medals 3 gold 3 silver 1 bronze
    Canada in Peyongchang by Day 3: 7 medals 2 gold 4 silver 1 bronze
     
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    SergeConstantin74 Always right.

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    Now up to second place with 3 G 4 S and 2 B. Germany is first with 4 G 1 S and 2 B.
     
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    Luge might be another medal....will be tense!
     
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    Day 4- 10 medals

    3 Gold, 4 Silver 3 Bronze.

    we are smoking.
     
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    We've lost out some medals from some highly regarded favourites... but every time we've won a medal back with a dark horse!
     
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    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    that's usually canada's strength. like i remember in Torino (and even Vancouver). canada loses a medal - we win a medal no one expected. Canada misses out on a gold, we get some bizarro rando gold medal somewhere else.
     
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    Kinda OT, but the US is having one of its poorest showings in years so far.
     
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    13 medals so far. If we could only win a medal in any of the traditional Nordic events...
     
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    i dunno why we can't ski (like down hill, cross country). it's so weird
     
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    We atleast have people that are competitive in the alpine skiing....They have just never been able to actually perform come Olympic time. The Nordic events are a complete throw away though.
     
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    Harvey is good, though.
     
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    Twenty years ago, we finished the Games with a total of 15 medals. Now, only four days in and we are at 13. Can't wait to see where we will be in another twenty years. Canada has come such a long way in the Winter Games.
     

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