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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:21 pm
 


Rush pilots Canada 1 to bronze

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Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Sask., and his Canada 1 crew won the Olympic bronze medal in four-man bobsleigh at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Rush, 29, missed out on the silver medal by just 0.01 seconds.

The first-time Olympian and crew members Chris Le Bihan, David Bissett and Lascelles Brown were in the No. 2 spot heading into the fourth and final run, but were edged by Andre Lange of Germany, who took silver.

Lange was 0.09 seconds behind Rush heading into that last run.

Gold medallist Steven Holcomb of the U.S. was more than a half second ahead of the competition after Run 3. The reigning world champion and teammates Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curtis Tomasevicz won by a margin of 0.38.

Before Saturday, Lange had never lost an Olympic race. The four-time Olympic gold medallist and the most decorated bobsleigh Olympian in history says he'll retire after these Games.

Olympic veteran Pierre Lueders and his Canada 2 crew of Justin Kripps, Jesse Lumsden and Neville Wright finished fifth (3:35.60), just 0.02 out of fourth place.

"We wanted to be on the podium," said a disappointed Lumsden, the CFL running back who got into bobsleigh after injuring his shoulder.

"We really wanted to get on the podium, but it's an honour to be here...When you hear that Canada chant it makes you very proud to be Canadian."

The bronze is Canada's third bobsleigh medal at the 2010 Games after a one-two finish in the women's two-man event.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:11 pm
 


Holy! We're seriously kicking butt today!

Someone must have threatened our athletes with the hand-me-down Norwegian curling pants for the 2014 games. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:41 pm
 


Kevin Martin's rink gives Canada its third gold of the day


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VANCOUVER -- Kevin Martin redeemed his last rock miss in Salt Lake City by winning gold on home soil Saturday, beating Norway 6-3. The gold medal was the third for Canada on a banner second-last day.

Martin never trailed in the draw, building a 3-0 lead before watching Norway cut it back to one at 3-2. Martin then played a perfect draw in the seventh to make it 5-2. A draw in the ninth stretched the lead to three and allowed Martin to match the feat of Brad Gushue in Turin 2006 and claim back-to-back Olympic gold for Canada.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:55 pm
 


"There's Silver in those pants, so the medal will go well with that" ROTFL


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:15 pm
 


Deadly Day Canada!!!

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Damn those pants could cause epileptic seizures.... 8O


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:18 pm
 


I don't know if we own the podium, but we definitely own the gold. :rock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:21 pm
 


After tomorrow, it will be the most gold EVER, won in a Winter Olympics :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:25 pm
 


We own the Gold Medalist portion of the podium. :wink:

Yay us! :rock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:29 pm
 


It seems that the IOC see's medal standings different than everyone else from what this say's.

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The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won (in this context, a nation is an entity represented by a National Olympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

Note that the total number of gold, silver and bronze medals awarded is not equal. This is due to the fact that in the men's individual event in biathlon, two silver medals were awarded for a second-place tie. No bronze medal was awarded for that event.


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The Olympic medal table is a method of sorting the medal placements of countries in the modern day Olympics.[1] Officially, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not recognize a ranking of participating countries at the Olympic Games.[2] Nevertheless, the IOC does publish medal tables for informational purposes, showing the total number of medals earned by athletes representing each country's respective National Olympic Committee.[3][4] The convention used by the IOC is to sort by the number of gold medals the athletes from a country have earned. In the event of a tie in the number of gold medals, the number of silver medals is taken into consideration, and then the number of bronze medals. If two countries have an equal number of gold, silver, and bronze medals, they are ordered in the table alphabetically by their IOC country code.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:44 pm
 


Marianne St-Gelais, cheering Charles Hamelin during his gold medal 500 m short track skate.
She probably burned more calories than Charles did skating.
With that girl beside her, they make a good synchronized cheering team.

After the race, a kiss and an ass-grab. :D



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:48 pm
 


Wow, we are hauling ass ... :rock: :rock: ... :rock:

It should be a great hockey game tomorrow night.... can't wait.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:46 pm
 


Bodah wrote:
Wow, we are hauling ass ... :rock: :rock: ... :rock:

It should be a great hockey game tomorrow night.... can't wait.


Before I turn in tonight, I shall recite...

The Hockey Prayer

Father, who art in CANADA
HOCKEY Place be thy name,
Thy will be done,
GOLD to be WON
On ice as well as in the stands,
Give us this day, our hockey sticks,
And forgive us our penalties,
As we forgive those who crosscheck against us.
Lead us not into elimination
But deliver us to victory,
In the name of the fans,
CANADA, and the holy puck.
AMEN

GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:13 pm
 


Bodah wrote:
Wow, we are hauling ass ... :rock: :rock: ... :rock:

It should be a great hockey game tomorrow night.... can't wait.


Me neither. After we win (again) there win be a gigantic block party from coast to coast.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:22 pm
 


In the words of Jeff Hanson: "Get out there, and stick'em! Fuckin' Christ! Pop'em!"

:rock: :rock: :rock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:24 pm
 


Bodah wrote:
Wow, we are hauling ass ... :rock: :rock: ... :rock:

It should be a great hockey game tomorrow night.... can't wait.


If you wait until Sunday night you're going to miss the Game. It's scheduled to start at 12:30pm PT....so be there at noon or you'll miss it.


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