The Winter Olympics

@lelin1123 (15635)
Puerto Rico
February 13, 2010 3:00pm CST
Today the competitions are starting in speed skating and ski jumping. My favorite sport in the Winter Olympics is the figure skating.Its just so beautiful how they skate plus I wish I had did this in my life when I was younger. As for the Summer Olympics it would have to be track and field. I prefer the Winter Olympics because of the figure skating competition. So what do you perfer Winter or Summer Olympics? Also for the Olympics which is your favorite sport for each.
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• Canada
14 Feb 10
I love the summer Olympics because of all the track events. I also use to run track in high school so I grew up with it around me a lot when I was younger. I also enjoy watching the winter Olympics. Mainly for the figure skating as well. The grace and discipline is astonishing to me.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
14 Feb 10
I agree with you figure skating is unbelievable.
@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
14 Feb 10
The opening cermony was great. i am looking forward to watching the figure skating event. However, I prefare the summer olympics.
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@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
14 Feb 10
I can't wait for the figure skating too, I think that is starting today but I'm not sure.
@bounce58 (17451)
• Canada
14 Feb 10
Hockey would have to be the centerpiece for the winter Olympics. It is where the best in the world get to play. Some are playing in the NHL, but the Olympics is worth their nationalistic pride. There are lots of curious sports to see for the summer Olympics. Beach volleyball would be one. I would also like to see the rowing competitions. The iron man type competition would also be interesting. Of the two, I prefer the winter games.
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@lordzden (60)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
My favorite sport is Ice Hockey. Winter Olympics 2010 has some issues to answer. But winter Olympics is great, it is nice to have a cold sport. I have just found out about the history of winter Olympics on this site. http://sportales.com/sport/the-winter-olympics-2010 .
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I don't really get into the Olympics, winter or summer, but I do like to watch the figure skating if I'm around when it's on. I like the beautiful costumes and seeing them do all those movements that look impossible like the jumps and twirls in the air. I like the couples skating, too, some of them are very good at setting a mood and lending emotion to the performance.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
14 Feb 10
Thats what I'm waiting for the figure skating. Its coming on at 6pm by me.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I'm rooting for Shen and Zhao after hearing their story. They skate beautifully and with such joy and passion! I do not understand the scoring, though. Two of the guys fell and still got high scores, higher than one pair that had no falls. It makes me wonder if the games are fixed like so many other sports.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
14 Feb 10
i actually enjoy watching the opening and closing ceremonies of the games and the opening ceremonies yesterday were no exception. i like the winter olympics and the summer olympics equally and hope my country does well! GO CANADA!!!!!
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
14 Feb 10
@vball4 (30)
• Canada
14 Feb 10
i am cheering for CANADA 2!!!! the only thing i wish that Canada would do better is have more funding for all the younger people that have the talent to make it big when they are older and have the chance to get into the Olympics when they are older. i think they are the ones that should be receiving better coaching at that specific sport. this is my personal view of canadas athletic program and should spend more time with the younger people to be sure that they are getting the best coaching the can to succeed in that sport later on in life. GO CANADA!!!!!
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
13 Feb 10
Hi lelin; Either or winter or summer Olympics. I totally love the skating as well. It is so beautiful to watch. As a dancer, I so wished I would of gotten into figure skating as a child. As an adult now, I look back and wonder why I never did. I can watch skating for hours, days, weeks. Same with ballet or any dance for that matter. Overall, if I had to pick a favorite sport that would be it. Until something new arrives, I can not think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon but watching the ice dancing. I do enjoy the horse jumping too though. Here is a link to the Olympic Schedule: http://www.mahalo.com/olympics-schedule-2010 Ice Skating is on tomorrow at 4;30 pm. I'll be watching.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
13 Feb 10
Thanks for the Olympic schedule I will be watching.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
18 Feb 10
Awesome! Glad that I could be of some help. Hope that you are enjoying the events. Oh and thank you for the BR. Cheers.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I don't have a favorite event. I watched women's moguls last night, and the last couple of competitors took the silver and gold, so that was exciting. Then I watched a little bit of the men's luge event. I prefer the summer Olympics, but I'm really struck with how dangerous these winter sports are.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
14 Feb 10
I know you are so right these sports are so dangerous. While watching its like my stomach is in knots because I'm so afraid for these athletes.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
14 Feb 10
hi lelin, i too like skating and skying,but it is not so popular in our country and we must have extra time and money to learn the skying and skating,so i does not have that too,in our school days these two games also,we does not know,we know football,hocky ,cricket,and coco only,i appreciate about your interest ,have a nice day
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
14 Feb 10
Thanks!
• Estonia
13 Feb 10
I think I prefer summer Olympics, because there are many sports I like. My favorite one in summer Olympics is perhaps beach volley. In winter Olympics I like to watch hockey or cross country skiing.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
14 Feb 10
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
13 Feb 10
I to love the figure skating. It is the most graceful thing i have ever seen. I enjoy the olympics summer & winter. It was very sad about the young man that got killed running the lge, Happy valentine's.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
14 Feb 10
I know I feel so bad about that guy. Its a real shame.
@littleone3 (2065)
13 Feb 10
I prefer the summer Olympics have never been into the winter Olympics as the sports that are in it I have no interest in. Also we never seem to win anything in them. My partner was telling me that not one British got through to the qualifying stage in one of the events today I think he said it was ski jumping. I enjoy the track and field in the summer Olympics. I also enjoy watching the judo along with my 12 year old daughter due to the fact that she is twice national champion two years running in her weight group and hopes that one day she will compete in the Olympics.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
13 Feb 10
Oh that is great that your daughter is national champion. I hope she gets to accomplish her dreams.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
13 Feb 10
I love the figure skating too. It is my favorite. I like the gymnastics too. Both of these keep me on the edge of my seat.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
13 Feb 10
That is true I'm on the edge of my seat especially when the figure skater are jumping ang twirling in the air. I actually think my heart stops beating for a minute till I know they are back on the ground and didn't fall.
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
19 Feb 10
i just watched paired figure skating and that china sacked the gold.. well igotta give it to her after landing her beautiful triple
@Torunn (5295)
• Norway
14 Feb 10
I like watching the riding, so I prefer the Summer Olympics. And there's really a bit too much sport on the TV during the Winter Olympics, it's not so bad during the Summer Olympics. And then if we don't get good enough results, they'll go on forever about what when wrong and why and what must be done differently til the next time. I watch a bit of this and that during the winter olympics, there's no way you can't watch skiing (except turning off the TV and don't read any news), but I don't watch hockey or curling, or bob etc. And I don't watch the whole 50 km cross country or the 10000 skating, unless I'm doing something else at the same time.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
14 Feb 10
The jumps are incredible. I love all the winter olympics except curling. Curling just seems boring.