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Day One Coverage

It’s finally here. Today’s coverage kicks off with ski-jumping, women’s hockey (including defending gold medalist Canada) among other sports. Stop by at 1 PM Central time to kick off our coverage of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

Update on the death of the Georgian luger: The men will now start from the same place as the women start from.

1:32 – Two of the three Americans have gone. Neither was very impressive. Shani Davis and the rest of the 5000m field comes up in roughly a half hour.

1:37 – Nice flashback to Eddie the Eagle. He was both terrible and awesome.

1:41 – Just had to unfollow the NBC account on Twitter because they told me who won the gold in this event

2:05 – Speed skating coming up next. Let’s see if Shani Davis can pull off an upset.

To rehash from my medal predictions, I have Italy’s Enrico Fabris winning gold, with a pair of Dutchmen, Sven Kramer and Bob de Jong, taking silver and bronze.

2:12 Trevor Marsicano looks like a future star in the 5000. Probably won’t medal today though.

2:15 – Dan Jansen says this seems like slow ice. I’m no speedskating expert, but I concur.

2:24 – Gretzky with a classy interview, per usual.

2:30 – Sweden and Switzerland are underway in women’s hockey over on CNBC. 1-0 Sweden early

2:41 – 1-0 Sweden after one. Switzerland let in a bit of a soft goal, but have been surprisingly playing with the Swedes other than that.

2:59 – You probably already knew, but they just showed it on NBC. Simon Ammann with the ski-jumping gold. And I predicted it!

3:06 – Tina Enstrom scores to make it 2-0 Sweden. Terrible defense there by Switzerland.

3:13 – If you’re watching NBC right now, you know how crazy the Netherlands are about speed skating

3:23 – Sven Kramer coming up. He, Fabris, de Jong and Hedrick all coming up soon.

3:31 – Canada’s Makowsky officially pushes Marsciano out of the medals. Shani Davis and Sven Kramer up next.

3:40 – Women’s hockey update: Sweden up 3-0 on Switzerland now. Davis-Kramer next.

3:48 – The Frenchman Cotin looks like he will take over the lead, and could have a shot for a medal. Probably just outside though. Norway’s Christiansen in 2nd.

3:52 – Both Shani and Sven are doing great.

3:54 – Davis starting to fade, could be conserving some energy for his better races.

3:58 – Sven Kramer slips a bit coming towards the line, but sets an Olympic Record. Davis will not medal

4:07 – Lee and de Jong are now in 2nd and 3rd. 2 Pairs left, including one with defending gold medalist Chad Hedrick.

4:16 – Skobev into 3rd. Hedrick, the last shot to knock out Kramer, is next.

4:18 – Nice work with the ladies, Chad Hedrick

4:21 – Neither Bokko or Hedrick are going to do anything here. Kramer looks nervous, but I think he’s going to do it.

4:24 – Silver 4 years ago, 3 World All Around titles, now an Olympic gold medal. Congrats to Sven Kramer.

4:34 – Alright, folks I am going to take a break. Join me again at 7 PM central time to kick off night 1 of coverage from Vancouver.

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  1. February 13, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    It’s 1:19 Central Time!

    • February 13, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      /banned

  2. Mike Georger
    February 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I have not the fainest idea what’s going on with this sport and I’m not stoned.

    • February 13, 2010 at 3:49 pm

      Speedskating, or women’s hockey?

      • Mike Georger
        February 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm

        I said sport, so speedskating.

  3. Mike Georger
    February 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Goddamnit the Dutch have the best uniforms for everything.

  4. Mike Georger
    February 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Jesus Christ.

  5. Mike Georger
    February 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    That guy is like ninety percent legs!

    • February 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      Haha yeah he really is. Quite the natural advantage.

  6. Mike Georger
    February 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I resent this guy’s name being pronounced “Krahhhmer.” And “Bob” de Jong? Come on.

    • February 13, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      When you’re as good as they are, I think you can do what you want when you want.

  7. February 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Wow I really did not do well on my predictions for this event.

  8. Mike Georger
    February 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Bode Miller seems like an asshole. Winning means less if you’re more conservative? Fuck you choke artist.

  9. Paolo X
    February 13, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Damnit Fetch like I told you before you better bring some snow for Sunday and Monday so we don’t have to wait forever for the skiing as we wait for the bobsleds and hockey and have to watch all this crap …with all due respect to the competitors’ excellence of course, but I just can’t watch it!

    Get on the case of those Norwegian gods or folks you know in government in Alaska involved in weather manipulation …that’s supposed to be classified I guess ha ha

  10. Paolo X
    February 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Which winter sport is considered the sexiest for women?

    And for those wishing to comment, for the men?

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