History TearJerker / OlympicGames

21st Feb '18 11:33:21 PM DrOO7
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* The US' rather lackluster performance, with the smallest medal count in 20 years.

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* The US' A rather lackluster performance, with bittersweet games for the US, as despite some significant, historic wins, it had the smallest medal count in 20 years.
21st Feb '18 9:13:41 AM kazokuhouou
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* For the first time since women's curling was introduced, Canada failed to even make it to the playoffs. What's worse for skip Rachel Homan is she withdrew from the mixed doubles team to play with her women's team, and the mixed doubles went on to win gold.
20th Feb '18 4:49:45 PM DrOO7
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* Dan Janssen faltering and failing to win a medal. This was to be his redemption after his equally bad performance in Calgary (he was distracted by his grief over his sister's death), but it was not to be.


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** Her rival, Belarusian Svetlana Boginskaya was also expected to come home similarly decorated. In fact, one of the most hotly anticipated showdowns of the games was expected to be between the two of them for the all-around title. But she faltered also, winning no individual medals.
*** On a bittersweet note, after their poor showings, the two put aside their year-long feud (Boginskaya had made nasty comments regarding Zmeskal's skills and Zmeskal's responded in kind) and remain good friends to this day.
20th Feb '18 4:27:08 PM DrOO7
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* The US' rather lackluster performance, with the smallest medal count in 20 years.
17th Feb '18 1:58:18 AM Rhapsody
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* Gold medal favorite Nathan Chen faltering so badly in the short program that he ended up in 17th place, well out of medal contention.

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* Gold medal favorite Nathan Chen faltering so badly in the men's figure skating short program that he ended up in 17th place, well out of medal contention.contention. Didn't make his comeback to climb up to 5th place in the overall rankings thanks to six quads in his free skate which ranked first at 215.08 any less awesome, though.
16th Feb '18 12:16:17 PM DrOO7
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* Gold medal favorite Nathan Chen faltering so badly in the short program that he ended up in 17th place, well out of medal contention.
14th Feb '18 4:47:30 PM kazokuhouou
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* The revelation that numerous female gymnasts were sexually abused by the team doctor makes the events quite HarsherInHindsight. In particular, after Aly Raisman came forward, Gabby Douglas made some insensitive comments insinuating that she was at fault. (She twittered about the need to "dress modestly and be classy" so as not to "entice the wrong crowd".) She retracted her statement after being criticized, only to eventually reveal that she was a victim as well. Some FridgeHorror kicks in when you realize that she was actually blaming ''herself'' for what happened to her, like many victims tend to.

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* The revelation that numerous United States female gymnasts were sexually abused by the team doctor makes the events quite HarsherInHindsight. In particular, after Aly Raisman came forward, Gabby Douglas made some insensitive comments insinuating that she was at fault. (She twittered about the need to "dress modestly and be classy" so as not to "entice the wrong crowd".) She retracted her statement after being criticized, only to eventually reveal that she was a victim as well. Some FridgeHorror kicks in when you realize that she was actually blaming ''herself'' for what happened to her, like many victims tend to.
10th Feb '18 2:17:19 AM BDF5000
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[[folder: Pyengchong 2018]]

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[[folder: Pyengchong Pyeongchang 2018]]
9th Feb '18 7:01:58 AM kazokuhouou
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[[folder: Pyengchong 2018]]
* For these two brief weeks, the two Koreas set aside their [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement differences]] and decided to compete as a unified Korea.
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15th Dec '17 11:53:02 AM CaptEquinox
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-->"Though Mukhina rarely gave interviews, she was vocally critical of the Soviet sports system and others involved in her training although she exonerated her coach as too young and trusting. She repeatedly described her accident as 'inevitable' because of the conditions under which she trained--exhausted and injured. 'There are such concepts as the honor of the club, the honor of the team, the honor of the national squad, the honor of the flag. They are words behind which the person isn't perceived,' she said in 1988. 'I was injured because everyone around me was observing neutrality and keeping silent. After all, they saw that I wasn't ready to perform that element. But they kept quiet.'"

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-->"Though Mukhina rarely gave interviews, she was vocally critical of the Soviet sports system and others involved in her training although training"[[note]]although she exonerated her coach as too young and trusting. She trusting.[[/note]] "She repeatedly described her accident as 'inevitable' because of the conditions under which she trained--exhausted and injured. 'There are such concepts as the honor of the club, the honor of the team, the honor of the national squad, the honor of the flag. They are words behind which the person isn't perceived,' she said in 1988. 'I was injured because everyone around me was observing neutrality and keeping silent. After all, they saw that I wasn't ready to perform that element. But they kept quiet.'"
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