More curling (I don’t recall seeing this much curling in past Olympics). I’m learning so much about the sport. I’m also enjoying seeing true displays of the Olympic spirit by the athletes.
Lisa: It’s been interesting for me to realize that there is no snow on the take-off hill for the ski jump.
I just always assumed there was.
Norway wearing large polka dot pants today.
Also curling next to the USA vs Sweden game and the Norse and Swiss are chatting while their opponents send their stones down.
NBC just showed the South Korean coverage of Iron Man’s skeleton run last night. And they talked about the Ghana skeleton guy who came in last but loved it. His helmet was a rabbit escaping a lion’s mouth and he says he’s the rabbit. Pretty cool all around.
Amanda: I don’t think I realized that.
Of course they are.
I love it!
Lisa: Tonga guy did great in his event. And by that I mean he enjoyed it and supported the other athletes, including the Mexico skier who came in last carrying a giant Mexican flag across the finish line.
Amanda: That kind of spirit, from both athletes, is what the Olympics are all about.
And the race was apparently only the second time the Tongan had been on snow.
Lisa: Love Madison Olsen of freestyle skiing. She did an awesome job sticking her fall and smiling after.
Amanda: That’s definitely good!
Lisa: Apparently in slope style skiing you can cross the finish line backwards.
Lisa: And apparently it’s not uncommon to do so.
Lauren loves any “flipping” sport. She’s not impressed with speed.
Amanda: Flipping is a somewhat more fun to watch. Racing against actually people is more fun than just racing against the clock too.
Lisa: She doesn’t fully grasp time yet.
Amanda: That’s also a pretty important factor.
Lisa: Oooh – men’s long program to the imperial march.
Well, a version of it anyway.
John Williams is awesome.
The cantina song!
Jin from China skating to Star Wars.
I like it.
I missed the Japanese skater. 🙁 I was checking the mail because Brett didn’t want to (because there was a letter to me from him in the mail).
I’m wearing my Olympic jacket now though because it’s oddly cold right now. Well, actually, we’re about average temperature but because we’ve been so above average for so long right now it actually feels cold.
The pile of stuffed Pooh Bears they have to bag up for him after was massive.
Spanish skater skating to Man of La Mancha!!
Reach the unreachable stars! Is there a more perfect Olympic sentiment?!
Inspiring. But I’m kind of partial to that music.
Amanda: I hope it was a nice letter!
Any excuse to wear that jacket is a good enough excuse to me.
And so appropriate for the Spanish skater!
Lisa: It was a lovely letter.
So absolutely perfect. I hope you get to see it.
There were some great performances tonight.
Or tomorrow afternoon.
Amanda: I’m glad. 😊 I sent Blake a postcard from China.
Lisa: Or however that works.
Amanda: I should be able to find it on replays.
Lisa: It was a whole lot of them.
I was hoping he’d do something like that.
Lisa: My reaction to Johnny Weir tonight, “Well, that’s a sweater. I think.”
Amanda: It’s probably either that or find some way of getting them home. That would get overwhelming quickly.
Lisa: The Mexican skier who came in last, but finished:
Lisa: Um, if you have a vestibular condition that makes you get dizzy or black out, maybe you shouldn’t take up skeleton. But that’s just what she did.
Amanda: Interesting and risky.
Lisa: The giant slalom should not be the flipping sport that it is tonight. That just hurts to watch.
Amanda: Did you see that one of the athletes broke their neck? It was during the snowboard cross.
They’re going to be okay, but wow.
Lisa: I did not see that one. Glad they’ll be okay.
The first British Winter Olympian to win back-to-back gold medals – a woman!
Lisa: Watching men’s slope style skiing. It’s about 50/50 if the runs they show will end in a crash or not.
British guy trains on astroturf and watered down carpet because there isn’t exactly a lot of snow where he lives. Who thought of that?
The US guy is skiing with a broken thumb and a bruised hip. And apparently we’re supposed to care what his sexual orientation is rather than just how he skis.
Amanda: That’s possibly quite clever.
I care more about how he is skiing with those injuries.