Olympics 2010, Saturday, Feb. 13
Just keeping track of what I watched today:
Ski jumping, men's normal hill final
Speedskating, men's 5000 m final
Women's biathalon qualifiers
1500m speed skating, men's 1500 qualifiers and final
Moguls, women's qualifications and finals
3000m short track speed skating relay, women's qualifiers
Luge, men's qualifiers
Ice hockey, women's round robin, Sweden v. Switzerland
I only watched a few minutes of the hockey game, and women's ice hockey is the one sport I think I might skip a bit. I'm planning on watching pretty much all of the men's hockey games (or as many as I can manage), and at two hours per game, with 2-3 games a day, that's going to be a lot of hockey. And it's not like hockey is all I have--I also have to keep up with all of the other events as well. I expect I'll still watch the medal matches for the women's hockey tournament, and maybe catch a few minutes here and there, but that's about it.
I don't have any big thoughts from today. I love watching moguls, and I love hearing about the million injuries all of the competitors have overcome. I guess when you really love a sport you don't think to say something like "Six knee surgeries is enough, I'm going to stop competing." (Oh, and Gobo thinks Michelle Roark looks like Olive Snook.)
I'm excited for tomorrow: more speed skating, luge and biathalon, the Nordic combined (I have to admit, I'm not sure what this is, but I'm eager to learn), and one of my absolute favorites: pairs figure skating. Tomorrow is the short program.
The photo is the first gold medalist for the US, Hannah Kearney, who won in moguls. The outfits the US mogul competitors wore were absolutely awful, with all of those stars. But Kearney was pretty great!