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    Road To Sochi : World Cups

    I thought a new thread is required to discuss all the winter-sport world cups that will be held in this olympic season. Some of the Skating and Skiing world cups have already started.
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    First two world cups of the short-track speedskating has finished. Here are the results :

    World Cup 1 : CHINA

    Ladies 500 mts
    1) Fan Kexin : CHN
    2) Seung- Hi Park : KOR
    3) Marianne St-Gelais : CAN

    1000 mts
    1) Suk Hee Shim : KOR
    2) Alang Kim : KOR
    3) Jianrou Li : CHN

    1500 mts
    1)Suk Hee Kim : KOR
    2)Alang Kim : KOR
    3)Jorien Ter Mors: NED

    3000 mts Relay
    1) KOREA
    2) CHINA
    3) ITALY

    MEN

    500 mts
    1) Charles Hamelin : CAN
    2) Vladimir Grigoriev : RUS
    3) Edvardo Alvarez : USA

    1000 mts
    1) Charles Hamelin : CAN
    2) Niels Kerstholt : NED
    3) Han Bin Lee : KOR

    1500 mts
    1) Jinkyu Noh : KOR
    2) Charles Hamelin : CAN
    3) Victor Ahn : RUS

    3000 mts Relay
    1) USA
    2) KOREA
    3) CANADA

    World Cup 2 : Korea

    Ladies 500 mts
    1) Wang Meng : CHN
    2) Fan Kexin : CHN
    3) Arianna Fontana : ITA

    1000 mts
    1) Suk Hee Shim : KOR
    2) Seung Hi Park : KOR
    3) Alang Kim : KOR

    1500 mts
    1) Alang Kim : KOR
    2) Suk Hee Kim : KOR
    3) Valerie Maltais : CAN

    3000 mts Relay
    1) KOREA
    2) CHINA
    3) CANADA

    MEN

    500 mts
    1) Victor Ahn : RUS
    2) Wu Daijing : CHN
    3) Se Yeong Park : KOR

    1000 mts
    1) Wu Daijing : CHN
    2) Victor Ahn : RUS
    3) Se Yeong Park : KOR

    1500 mts
    1) Charles Hamelin : CAN
    2) Han Bin Lee : KOR
    3) Victor Ahn : RUS

    3000 mts Relay
    1) CANADA
    2) USA
    3) GREAT BRITAIN
    Alpine Skiing : Giant Slalom -Men

    1 LIGETY Ted USA
    2 PINTURAULT Alexis FRA
    3 HIRSCHER Marcel AUT

    Women

    1 GUT Lara SUI
    2 ZETTEL Kathrin AUT
    3 REBENSBURG Viktoria GER

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    Really interested to see if Lauryn Williams, Lolo Jones or Tianna Madison make the US bobsled team. Lauryn and Tianna won Gold in London for the 4x100 and Lolo was 4th in the hurdles, had the infamous lead in Beijing only to hit the second last hurdle and throw the gold away.....

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    I'm interested to see if Lindsay Von can come back after her knee injury.
    Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfisher View Post
    I'm interested to see if Lindsay Von can come back after her knee injury.
    Let us see whether Lindsay can pull a mustafina and win gold medal at Sochi. However, I think Vonn's injuries are much serious than Musty's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domshabfan View Post
    500 mts
    1) Victor Ahn : RUS
    2) Wu Daijing : CHN
    3) Se Yeong Park : KOR

    1000 mts
    1) Wu Daijing : CHN
    2) Victor Ahn : RUS
    3) Se Yeong Park : KOR

    1500 mts
    1) Charles Hamelin : CAN
    2) Han Bin Lee : KOR
    3) Victor Ahn : RUS

    I expect Viktor (Hyun-Soo) Ahn to be one of the big storylines in Sochi. For those people not familiar, Ahn won 3 gold medals for South Korea in Torino, but was unable to qualify for Vancouver. Ahn obtained Russian citizenship in late 2011.

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    I did not know that Ahn was the triple olympic gold medal winner from Torino

    Now I understand why Russia suddenly has a solid short track speed skater who has been doing very well in the world cup since last season

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    World Cup 3 Short Track: ITALY

    Ladies 500 mts
    1) Wang MEng : CHN
    2) Arianna Fontana : ITA
    3) Fang Kexin : CHN

    1000 mts
    1) Suk Hee Shim : KOR
    2) Alang Kim : KOR
    3) Seung-Hi Park : KOR

    1500 mts
    1)Suk Hee Shim : KOR
    2)Seung-Hi Park : KOR
    3)Zhou Yang: CHN

    3000 mts Relay
    1) KOREA
    2) CHINA
    3) ITALY

    MEN

    500 mts
    1) Charles Hamelin : CAN
    2) Victor Ahn : RUS
    3) Oliver Jean : CAN

    1000 mts
    1) Charles Hamelin : CAN
    2) Victor Ahn : RUS
    3) Vladimir Grigoriev : RUS

    1500 mts
    1) Lee Han Bin: KOR
    2) John Henry Krueger : USA
    3) Sjinke Knegt : NED

    3000 mts Relay
    1) CANADA
    2) RUSSIA
    3) NETHERLANDS

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    Lindsay Vonn partially tears her ACL on her leg, that she had surgically repaired.


    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...ticle15531307/

    I think she is hurrying too much.

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    I am hoping that somehow Lindsay can make it to Sochi and compete. Her latest injury may make it very difficult.

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    You know, I thought Speed Skating Canada having the Olympic Trials back in August was crazy. Also that while the idea of w/the Team for Sochi now chosen and accepted by the COC, that would take the pressure off for the World Cup circuit and prep for Sochi was a nice one, it didn't seem to me to be the smartest thing in the World. Well, judging from the look of things from the results so far, it's a good thing I'm not the one in charge of making those decisions.

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    Alpine Skiing World Cup

    Men - Lake Louise
    Downhill
    Dominik Paris Italy
    Klaus Kröll Austria
    Adrien Théaux France

    Super G
    Aksel Lund Svindal Norway
    Matthias Mayer Austria
    Georg Streitberger Austria

    Women - Beaver Creek
    Downhill
    Lara Gut-Switzerland
    Tina Weirather-Liechtenstein
    Elena Fanchini-Italy

    Super G
    Lara Gut-Switzerland
    Anna Fenninger-Austria
    Nicole Hosp-Austria

    Giant Slalom
    Jessica Lindell-Vikarby - Sweden
    Mikaela Shiffrin-United States
    Tina Weirather-Liechtenstein

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    Bobsled World Cup results

    Park City

    Men
    Two Man

    1. USA (Steven Holcomb)
    2. USA (Nick Cunningham)
    3. Germany (Francesco Friedrich)

    Four Man

    1. USA (Steven Holcomb)
    2. (tie) (Maximilian Arndt)
    2. (tie) (Alexander Zubkov)

    Women
    Two Woman

    Race One

    1. Canada (Kaillie Humphries)
    2. USA (Elana Meyers)
    3, USA (Jamie Greubel)

    Race Two

    1. USA (Elana Meyers)
    2. (tie) USA (Jamie Greubel/Lolo Jones)
    2. (tie) USA (Jazmine Fenlator/Lauryn Williams)

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    Last night I watched the Luge on my TV (NBC sports network). I am not sure if it was the world cup or just the US Olympic trials (probably the latter).

    This is one sport I have never watched live. I had a chance in SLC 2002, but didn't want to go to yet another cold venue (after attending Ski jump, downhill, and one more). What really jumped out at me is this has to be THE most dangerous sport. The athlete just lies on the luge, without any straps or any protection other than his/her suit plus headgear. It runs at a horrific speed, and the slightest movement can make a difference between keeping it on track and colliding with the wall. Very scary. I applaud the courage of those who even try this sport.

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    Luge made scarier is called skeleton. It's the same as luge but the person is on their stomach going headfirst down the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Last night I watched the Luge on my TV (NBC sports network). I am not sure if it was the world cup or just the US Olympic trials (probably the latter).
    FYI, It was the Luge World Cup stop at Park City, Utah, but you're right, the results from this past weekend were the last of the (combined) results from the 2013-14 World Cup season to determine the Olympic Teams for the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seerek View Post
    FYI, It was the Luge World Cup stop at Park City, Utah, but you're right, the results from this past weekend were the last of the (combined) results from the 2013-14 World Cup season to determine the Olympic Teams for the United States.
    Thank you. I thought I heard/saw both but wasn't sure.

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    French skier Tessa Worley tore her ACL. Poor girl, the timing couldn't have been worse
    http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...iing-olympics/

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    Quote Originally Posted by centerstage01 View Post
    Luge made scarier is called skeleton. It's the same as luge but the person is on their stomach going headfirst down the track.
    I was about to post the same thing, you beat me to it…

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballettmaus View Post
    French skier Tessa Worley tore her ACL. Poor girl, the timing couldn't have been worse
    http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...iing-olympics/
    Very unfortunate for Worley (she is also 2013 World Champion in GS), but Giant Slalom for ladies is still going to be extremely competitive even without Tessa:

    Tina Maze (SLO)
    Lara Gut (SUI)
    Jessica Lindell-Vikarby (SWE)
    Tina Weirather (LIE)
    Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)

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    Lindsey Vonn just announced her withdrawl from the Olympics. So sad for her; had my fingers crossed. But I guess it's the best decision she could make, that second injury really was one too many
    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto...mpics-21446087

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