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Dude from Saranac Lake won Silver in Luge, for USA's first men's luge medal ever.
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Red "Holy Fuck" Gerard gold in slopestyle too. Go U.S.A.!
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Jamie Anderson wins Gold in slopestyle.
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The IOC picked one of the windiest places possible for these games
Look at all those wind mills in the background shots
No alpine skiing yet due to wind issues
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I kinda feel bad for the competition but the winds are another variable that I think made the girls snow boarding more exciting.
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This is getting to be a real issue.  If they don't start getting skiing events in they will run out of time to fit them all in.  The do the speed events early as they are the most weather dependent but now they are pushing SL's back which almost never happens.  You can race SL in just about any weather normally.

You have to start looking at the IOC and why they are picking these iffy locations.  It gets worse as the next Olympic location in China has less than 20" of annual snow fall.  I kid you not.  its time to have 3 to 4 permannt rotating locations for the games that are sure things.  One in in the Alps, one in Norway to assure snow, Japan, and either SLC or Calgary in north America.
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I concur on the permenant locations.  Total waste building these sites only to have them go unused once olympics are over.  
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I find the short track speed skating relay the wildest thing I've ever watched.

 And that one Norwegian dude who went by everyone like they hit reverse in the x-country sprint was amazing as well.
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ScottyJack wrote
I concur on the permenant locations.  Total waste building these sites only to have them go unused once olympics are over.
That depends on how each host city handles their assets once the games are over.  Some do it well, others do not.

It seems goofy that they are going to replant the alpine venue once these games are over.
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I watched curling for an hour. I still had no idea wtf was  going on.
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