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Men's Slalom Coverage (may be Spoilers)

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In English!

http://www.fromsport.com/video-187771.html

The color guy (with the slight Scottish accent, I think?) is really good, too. Not so sure about the other guy.
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Ligety is in the start gate.
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Wow, way off the pace and skis out

Followed immediately by Bode doing the same thing.
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No offense to Nolan Kasper, but so much for US possibilities.

We've presumably seen those who will have a real chance in Run 2.  The top eight spots are all held by people who started among the first nine, plus Razzoli.

The second run will be quite interesting, with the flip start order. I'm liking the chances of Kostelic, maybe also Raich. Course will be set by the Austrians.
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I'd say there will be a lot of excitement for Janyk in Run 2 as well.   FWIW, you don't need to use filler words or characters when you also use the spoiler feature.
Results from Run 1 so far with 50 left to ski.

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1 13 ITARAZZOLI Giuliano 47.79 -
2 9 SLOVALENCIC Mitja 48.22 +0.43
3 3 AUTRAICH Benjamin 48.33 +0.54
4 2 CROKOSTELIC Ivica 48.37 +0.58
5 8 ITAMOELGG Manfred 48.64 +0.85
6 37 CZEBANK Ondrej 48.69 +0.90
7 1 SUIZURBRIGGEN Silvan 48.78 +0.99
8 4 FRALIZEROUX Julien 48.82 +1.03
9 6 AUTHIRSCHER Marcel 48.92 +1.13
10 12 SWEMYHRER Andre 49.03 +1.24
11 14 CANJANYK Michael 49.18 +1.39
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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Okay, modify that. Who is this guy Bank?
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you don't need to use filler words or characters when you also use the spoiler feature.
 
The problem is that stuff protected with the spoiler feature still shows through in the big forum (or all new posts) view.
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 Like this, for example.
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I missed that you can see spoilers in the last post view.  I don't very often use that view.  I'm pretty sure Huddler is working on that.
I can't believe I went to go see this event on NBC and found they are showing Anime cartoons this morning.  Unbelievable.   Between the Olympics and the Chile earthquake and a pending tsunami in Hawaii, you would think the network could find something relevant to broadcast.

Visibility at this event has been deteriorating rapidly.
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NBC apparently decided not to show any skiing live, on the theory that it would cannibalize their evening show. Which - in my case - is certainly not the case, as their evening coverage is so useless I'm not bothering to watch it at all.


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At least it looks like Nolan Kasper will get a featured start position in the second run.

Kostelic is famous for his ability to handle bad conditions, which should give him an edge. Certainly in good position for another medal.

The early runners in the second run should have an advantage, but the time-gap is too huge for it to put them in contention for anything near the top. FIS rules allow the jury to decide - in between runs, even - only to flip the top 15. I don't think that's ever done in the World Cup though, and probably isn't an option in the Olympics either.
 
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Ondrej Bank was most impressive, 0.90 out from bib 37 finishing 6th first run.  Depending on how the course breaks down, he could do well as he should be more used to ruts than others.  Kostelic stands so solidly on his skis so I think he will be on the podium in the end.  Razzolli is super fast, but I am not sure how he will handle the ruts.  I am going with Kostelic, Raich then Bank (why not, it would be a great story).
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I missed that you can see spoilers in the last post view.  I don't very often use that view.  I'm pretty sure Huddler is working on that.

It's not just in the "all new posts" view: it also shows up when you float over the topic, and also in the column for "Last Post."  It's been that way since the switch to Huddler: a great use of new tech, but not great for spoiler protection.

All I can say about this course (both first and second runs) is that it will take a light touch to win, as was the case yesterday.  Most of these guys don't know a light edge touch from a proper Windsor knot, though: they're used to hard, injected snow and, frankly, far more challenging pistes.  Props to those who ski it well!
post #14 of 17
Well that should about do it.  What a great run!

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1 13 ITARAZZOLI Giuliano 47.79 (1) - 51.53 (7) +0.80 1:39.32 -
2 2 CROKOSTELIC Ivica 48.37 (4) +0.58 51.11 (3) +0.38 1:39.48 +0.16
3 12 SWEMYHRER Andre 49.03 (10) +1.24 50.73 (1) - 1:39.76 +0.44
4 3 AUTRAICH Benjamin 48.33 (3) +0.54 51.48 (6) +0.75 1:39.81 +0.49
5 6 AUTHIRSCHER Marcel 48.92 (9) +1.13 51.28 (4) +0.55 1:40.20 +0.88
6 9 SLOVALENCIC Mitja 48.22 (2) +0.43 52.13 (19) +1.40 1:40.35 +1.03
7 8 ITAMOELGG Manfred 48.64 (5) +0.85 51.81 (9) +1.08 1:40.45 +1.13
8 19 CANCOUSINEAU Julien 49.59 (19) +1.80 51.07 (2) +0.34 1:40.66 +1.34
9 4 FRALIZEROUX Julien 48.82 (8) +1.03 51.90 (10) +1.17 1:40.72 +1.40
10 7 AUTHERBST Reinfried 49.23 (12) +1.44 51.55 (8) +0.82 1:40.78 +1.46
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 Austrians got smoked again.  Nice race, even if the USA was nowhere to be seen.
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Looks like Kostelic came very close to winning a gold - wow!  Razzoli had a nice cushion to work with, though.  And it was a close one for Canada Alpine, too, after Cousineau's phenomenal second run.

That said, I think that the ÖSV will be cleaning house in their men's coaching staff after the Austrian men go 0-18 at the Games - first time they've been skunked in a long, long time in alpine skiing!  Raich was typically flat in the second run, boring as all getup, being safe - typical Benni, which is great for overall trophies, but not for Olympic medals!
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Cound not see the second run so I watched FIS Live Timing.  New version of my youth when we used to be glued to the radio for many of the olympic and world and european championships.  Extremely disappointed at not being able to see this race live.  Thank you NBC for now showing well over an hours worth of snowboard GS qualifying knowing that you will give us measly coverage tonight.  Back to Benni, his first run had fire in it and I am surprised that he thought he could safe it down.  That aside, he had two golds in Torino.  I will look at Razzoli's run tonight, I really thought that he would blow up as his style is very aggressive.  Good for him.
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