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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 20, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
Bruce, I had a few friends who rented their places to the fuzz as well. Pretty sweet deal, I wish I woulda jumped on it but there was no way in hell I could get outta work for the month of feb. let alone during Olympics.

As for athletes village, a friend had the contract to frame them all. They seriously got to screw the pooch & took their sweet ass time, making sure to milk it for all it was worth. Deep pockets surround the Olympics like not many other things in this world.

BTW feb 2010 was some of the greatest times I ever had on Whistler mountain, ski tourists were non existent. La Niņa delivered heaps of pow & we had the hill to ourselves the entire time. Creekside was closed but there was an increased bus service (every 4 min) so I spent the month riding the south western aspects to the valley & catching the bus back to the village. We renamed $1,000,000 ridge $2 ridge & got to break a lot of trail into a lot of usually beat down, Aussie pillaged runs. Some great fun I wouldn't have traded for any amount of cash now that I think about it.



The thing that's funny is that Sochi is a summer resort, they might not even have any snow!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 20, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
The last olympics was awesome!

My favorite part.



And then they won 31 medals.

Is that DMT on the left?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 22, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
see how the majority view Russian politics ... which curiously enough mirrors Duck politics.

Dude, you can't be serious. Do you really think the majority of Americans
think that Russian politics is even remotely as important as Duck politics?
SHEESH!

And, furthermore, being a geographer I distinctly recall a poll done of
US college juniors which showed that only 40% could find Moscow on a map.
(within the time limit, of course)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 22, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
The real question about the Winter Olympics, as usual, is if team Canada is going to kick USA or Russkie ass in the gold medal hockey game.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 22, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
So nobody's gay in Russia? I'm not sure I understand what this thread is about anymore. Definitely looking forward to some gambling on this thread if these Olympics actually happen tho!!

Mimi

climber
Dec 22, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
"We think he will get what he deserves, more bad PR are a place in hell along with all the other right wing losers."

hahahhaa! Really good, Dr. F.

Something tells me the same old arguments will be going on down there in a more heated way. And by then, both sides get pitchforks to drive home their arguments.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 28, 2014 - 04:07pm PT
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/winter-olympics-2014-should-americans-go-to-sochi/


Olympics start next week. What's the deal here? Is the above link just a ploy so the Americans can save face & not lose in hockey again? Or is it a preemptive excuse for when they do lose that they were under to much pressure? Why is it assumed that the terrorists only want to attack Americans anyways. Time will tell!!


Still no gambling either! That's what this thread should be all about!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jan 28, 2014 - 05:46pm PT
OK Ryan,I will take the USA vs Canada,if they get to play each other,in hockey .
What would you like to bet,say a local microbrew?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 5, 2014 - 08:48pm PT
Wilbeer, just saw this now. You are so on, local 12pack sounds great! We can figure the rest out later.


Hopefully the US team has more comfy digs than we do. Looks like the media buzz on the sochi scene is less than flattering for team Putin. What an embarrassment to the IOC buncha greedy, corrupt SOB's! These are going to be the most jingus Olympics ever!


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/no-light-bulbs-no-shower-202446023.html



WTF

climber
Feb 5, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
Only 350,000 tickets still available .

The IOC is the most corrupt organization in sport today. The olympics are not about countries coming together to challenge each other in sport any longer. they are about who can write the fattest check and provide the most hookers and blow to the guys who pick the locations.

Ill never go and in fact Im only going to watch these games to see a few locals who have worked their asses off to get to the top of their sports.

A good friend of mine has olympic medals three to be exact and yes golds ( not all gold ). Fact is they are not as important as the crystal globe to anyone in the world of alpine sports.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Feb 5, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
Allright,Ryan you are on.

I am not going to chant,usa,ever.

Edit;Sorry about them digs,kinda.
bigbird

climber
WA
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:25pm PT
I personally blame the Russians for the radicalization of the chechen separatists... It started as nationalist conflict for independence... But the russian military gradually killed off the moderate leadership leaving a power vacuum for the radicals to take over...



RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:34pm PT
^^^ well duh, everyone knows that big bird. But this is about the Olympics that are just about to start there- so you want to gamble or what?
John M

climber
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:44pm PT
I just want to see some olympics. Is that so wrong? Thoroughly enjoyed going to the 1984 olympics in Los Angeles. Talk about a huge difference between the fans at the olympics and the fans at a raiders/rams game. Been to both, would never go to a football game again. Talk about animals.

I had a blast at the olympics.
WTF

climber
Feb 6, 2014 - 12:18am PT
Ryan il take the USA in hockey and loser buys beers next year at facelift.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 6, 2014 - 02:13am PT
The real question about the Winter Olympics, as usual, is if team Canada is going to kick USA or Russkie ass in the gold medal hockey game.

Those games will be entertaining to watch. I think Ruskie will beat the hell out of rainbow-lovin westerners, just because they are more manly.

thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Feb 6, 2014 - 02:15am PT
still though, his name IS Putin, after all.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Feb 6, 2014 - 09:39am PT
Save homeless dogs from being killed in Sochi!
Struggling to survive in a harsh winter, begging for scraps of food ... the life of a homeless dog in the Russian city of Sochi is not an easy one. And, sadly, it's becoming even harder and more dangerous.
As the 2014 Winter Olympics approach, authorities in the host city have employed a 'pest control' company to manage the 'catching and disposing' of dogs in the city.
Describing the dogs as 'biological trash', the company's owner said they would likely be killed with poison or traps.

Credit: karen roseme


http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/save-sochi-dogs/
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Feb 6, 2014 - 09:48am PT
also appearing at Sochi

Sochi aquarium set to display killer whales during Olympic Games

Thousands sign online petition against the plan


http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Sochi+aquarium+display+killer+whales+during+Olympic+Games/9402021/story.html


'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing"
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Feb 6, 2014 - 10:48am PT
did anyone else see the segment on NBC where a reporter and an internet security expert opened 2 new (still in the box) laptops (one Mac and one PC) in their hotel room in Sochi? They logged onto the hotels wifi and created fake account information for the reporter and went to lunch. At lunch, they were using a new smartphone. While having lunch the smartphone got hacked. I am not sure if the phone was logged onto a wifi hotspot or if they were using cell service. When they got back to the hotel both (yes, even the mighty Mac) had been hacked.

They are telling people that if the go to Sochi to remove any personal info from your computers, tablets etc. or better yet, don't use them.
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