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Best Winter Olympics moment?

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There are so many to pick from, the Miracle on Ice, Bolero in Sarajevo '84, Eddie the Eagle in Galgary, but surely the greatest Winter Olympics moment was the GB ice hockey team winning gold in Germany in '36. Any other nominations?
 


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the bit where the snotty swiss bobsled team say "see you in 4 years" to the plucky and zany jamacian team. and when john candy gives the famous "our father" speach!!!!
 

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BritishPetroleum said:
There are so many to pick from, the Miracle on Ice, Bolero in Sarajevo '84, Eddie the Eagle in Galgary, but surely the greatest Winter Olympics moment was the GB ice hockey team winning gold in Germany in '36. Any other nominations?
David Coleman's commentary on the opening ceremony at Lillehammer which seemed to go on for ever and featured loads of trolls popping up from out of the snow.

Also His Lordship Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdin Wrottesley's brave 4th place finish for Ireland in the Skeleton in Utah.
 
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Nils said:
BritishPetroleum said:
There are so many to pick from, the Miracle on Ice, Bolero in Sarajevo '84, Eddie the Eagle in Galgary, but surely the greatest Winter Olympics moment was the GB ice hockey team winning gold in Germany in '36. Any other nominations?
David Coleman's commentary on the opening ceremony at Lillehammer which seemed to go on for ever and featured loads of trolls popping up from out of the snow.

Also His Lordship Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdin Wrottesley's brave 4th place finish for Ireland in the Skeleton in Utah.
Those Norwegians love their trolls. His Lordship Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdin Wrottesley, one of Dublin's and Eton's finest, did extremely well in Salt Lake. It is a pity that he's a bit too old for Turin.
 

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[His Lordship Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdin Wrottesley, one of Dublin's and Eton's finest, did extremely well in Salt Lake. It is a pity that he's a bit too old for Turin.
He has Edinburgh University and Sandhurst too on a most impressive CV. What a role model to have this pedigree and yet excel in such a white-knuckle sport. Into the polo too apparently.
 
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Nils said:
BritishPetroleum said:
[His Lordship Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdin Wrottesley, one of Dublin's and Eton's finest, did extremely well in Salt Lake. It is a pity that he's a bit too old for Turin.
He has Edinburgh University and Sandhurst too on a most impressive CV. What a role model to have this pedigree and yet excel in such a white-knuckle sport. Into the polo too apparently.
Yes, an excellent Irish role model, as against those thugs in the bogball last weekend.
 

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:( people obviously didn't read my post.

tho the quote should be "see you in 4 years, jamaica!"

:cry:
 

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BritishPetroleum said:
Nils said:
BritishPetroleum said:
[His Lordship Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdin Wrottesley, one of Dublin's and Eton's finest, did extremely well in Salt Lake. It is a pity that he's a bit too old for Turin.
He has Edinburgh University and Sandhurst too on a most impressive CV. What a role model to have this pedigree and yet excel in such a white-knuckle sport. Into the polo too apparently.
Yes, an excellent Irish role model, as against those thugs in the bogball last weekend.
We need to bring through similar stock for when we stage the games in 2026.

http://www.winterolympics2026.com/
 
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Nils said:
BritishPetroleum said:
Nils said:
BritishPetroleum said:
[His Lordship Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdin Wrottesley, one of Dublin's and Eton's finest, did extremely well in Salt Lake. It is a pity that he's a bit too old for Turin.
He has Edinburgh University and Sandhurst too on a most impressive CV. What a role model to have this pedigree and yet excel in such a white-knuckle sport. Into the polo too apparently.
Yes, an excellent Irish role model, as against those thugs in the bogball last weekend.
We need to bring through similar stock for when we stage the games in 2026.

http://www.winterolympics2026.com/
Yes, Ireland needs to be getting serious about the bid now. You should apply for some Lotto funding for a ski-jump. Is that ice rink still in Dolphin's Barn? That could be used, as could the slope in Kilternan.
 

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BritishPetroleum said:
Is that ice rink still in Dolphin's Barn?
Sadly no.
 

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Yes, Ireland needs to be getting serious about the bid now. You should apply for some Lotto funding for a ski-jump.
Absolutely. So much still has to be ironed out. Take the Downhill for example: Croagh Patrick seems the logical choice for this. But what is the situation regarding pilgrims possibly getting in the skiiers' way on the piste?
 
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Nils said:
BritishPetroleum said:
Yes, Ireland needs to be getting serious about the bid now. You should apply for some Lotto funding for a ski-jump.
Absolutely. So much still has to be ironed out. Take the Downhill for example: Croagh Patrick seems the logical choice for this. But what is the situation regarding pilgrims possibly getting in the skiiers' way on the piste?
Yes, just as the final of the downhill reaches a climax, Fr. Neil Horan appears.
 

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No medals for Ireland yet in Turin. But Wrottesley and his team are having a great time of it out there - which is the most important thing.
 
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No medals for Ireland yet in Turin. But Wrottesley and his team are having a great time of it out there - which is the most important thing.
Good solid start for the curling team, though Italy are fairly useless.
 

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Good solid start for the curling team, though Italy are fairly useless.
Curling is a sport which I always think could be on the verge of a big breakthrough. Are their marketing men letting them down? It is not realising its massive potential at the moment. But there is still time.
 
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BritishPetroleum said:
Good solid start for the curling team, though Italy are fairly useless.
Curling is a sport which I always think could be on the verge of a big breakthrough. Are their marketing men letting them down? It is not realising its massive potential at the moment. But there is still time.
I'm amazed at how little it is played in Ireland.
 

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That snowboarding is shite!
 


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