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Kaz Hayashi
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I’m really up for it this year, absolutely love the fact it’s in Korea and that North and South have united for it.

The opening was on last night and the use of over 1200 drones to form the Olympic Rings was pretty impressive.

Anyway, let the games begin. Any of you lot got any interest? Or looking forward to a particular event?

 

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If it's one thing I enjoy about the multinational sporting events, it's the Twitter HashFlags (for example, Union Flag automatically shows up when you type #GBR) They're great fun and the best part is they still show up for older stuff like 2015 Rugby World Cup and Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics I've noticed. Albeit they had different designs like a flag in the shape of a rugby ball for the RWC. Makes Tweeting about it more fun just to see them come up. I have it on authority the same will be done for the Commonwealth games in the Gold Coast later this year

I tend to watch. Keeps me occupied. Fun to watch the sports that don't normally get shown on TV. A lot of the winter sports are pretty gutsy.

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I spent too much of today in a rant about how they should never have changed skijumping to incorporate judge's scoring for form as well as distance. Turns out that's always been how it worked, it's just they never used to announce the scoring during the jumps, which is why people got confused when it took a while at the end to decide who'd won and then the guy you thought had jumped furthest didn't always win.

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I’m looking forward to the Snowboard big air event. Always been a fav of mine, as is the Ice Hockey final.

Speaking of which, did anyone see the build up and the subsequent result of the first Korea United game? They did a whole ‘nations coming together after years apart’ lots of smiling faces, lots of positivity and then it showed them getting absolutely fucking trounced 8-0 by Switzerland.

BBC from the heart, magical.

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4 minutes ago, PowerButchi said:

You get done for fighting in Olympic Hockey. A red card essentially, unlike the NHL where you just get 5 mins in the box.

Am I right in thinking you’re essentially out for the rest of the competition too (if you get a red), or is it just for the remainder of that game?

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1 hour ago, PowerButchi said:

You get done for fighting in Olympic Hockey. A red card essentially, unlike the NHL where you just get 5 mins in the box.

Good, so you should. To this day, I can't fathom how fighting is encouraged in NHL. It's mental. If a single punch is thrown in another sport, there's a huge backlash. I know it's 'part of the game/culture' and all that, but it's still mental.

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