Should Luge go on?

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Should Luge go on?

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Of course.
The young man that passed had worked for years to do it.
He had almost 30 runs down the track.
All competitors have had problems on the track.
It is what they have lived and trained to do.
This is not playtime in grade school.
Let them run.
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Re: Should Luge go on?

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I think if we were able to ask him he would say the same thing. I heard the Georgia team had been considering pulling out of the Olympics after this tragedy. Has anyone heard anything recent ? I think if we were able to ask the young man who passed he would not want his teammates to do that after all they have done to get there.
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steven lloyd wrote:I think if we were able to ask him he would say the same thing. I heard the Georgia team had been considering pulling out of the Olympics after this tragedy. Has anyone heard anything recent ? I think if we were able to ask the young man who passed he would not want his teammates to do that after all they have done to get there.



Last I heard, the Georgian Team were staying and competing.

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Good. I'm relieved to hear that.
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I think they should cancel the Olympics completely because of this tragic event. It's the right thing to do. We must march down the streets demanding they cancel the whole thing.
Find something to give a damn about!
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Cateyes wrote:I think they should cancel the Olympics completely because of this tragic event. It's the right thing to do. We must march down the streets demanding they cancel the whole thing.

:coffeecanuck: Get marching (don't forget to make a sign and wear your black sweater).
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steven lloyd wrote:
Cateyes wrote:I think they should cancel the Olympics completely because of this tragic event. It's the right thing to do. We must march down the streets demanding they cancel the whole thing.

:coffeecanuck: Get marching (don't forget to make a sign and wear your black sweater).


:dyinglaughing: :dyinglaughing: :dyinglaughing:

I'd rather see the feline loving incessantly obnoxious canceled. :discodance:
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Re: Should Luge go on?

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featfan wrote:Of course.
The young man that passed had worked for years to do it.
He had almost 30 runs down the track.
All competitors have had problems on the track.
It is what they have lived and trained to do.
This is not playtime in grade school.
Let them run.


To the death.

Gladiator.

Too bad the media has baby'd him.
Not afraid to say "It".
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Cateyes wrote:I think they should cancel the Olympics completely because of this tragic event. It's the right thing to do. We must march down the streets demanding they cancel the whole thing.


right behind you - meet you in front of the Orchard Park Mall Hudson Bay store - you bring the paint cans, I'll bring the pepper spray and the RCMP. :dyinglaughing:
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featfan wrote:All competitors have had problems on the track.
It is what they have lived and trained to do.
This is not playtime in grade school.
Let them run.


I am getting the impression that the majority of the competitors are very disappointed in the IOC's decision to shorten the track. They are competitive athletes. They want to run on the real track - not the kiddy's version.
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Re: Should Luge go on?

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Sometimes you win, sometimes you luge. That's just life.
Silence is golden and duct tape is silver.
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quietlywatching84 wrote:Sometimes you win, sometimes you luge. That's just life.

Boo. No podium finish for you quietly.
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steven lloyd wrote:
quietlywatching84 wrote:Sometimes you win, sometimes you luge. That's just life.

Boo. No podium finish for you quietly.


I guess it was too soon.
Silence is golden and duct tape is silver.

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