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Old February 26th, 2010, 04:15 AM   #61
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Personally I wouldn't want a medal that way. I've won medals in track and field for less flukey instances and it just doesn't feel right.
Did you give the medals back, or did you keep them?

That's what I thought, and I agree.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:30 AM   #62
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I thought I heard one of the commentators say that Kremers father competed in the 10,000 but never could get the gold.

So I guess it meant more to him than just another Gold Medal.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 04:37 AM   #63
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Old February 27th, 2010, 04:48 AM   #64
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I thought I heard one of the commentators say that Kremers father competed in the 10,000 but never could get the gold.

So I guess it meant more to him than just another Gold Medal.
Good Catch on Dad:
http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/...ce=binganswers
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Old February 27th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #65
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MSN has an article about Apolo's DQ. I dunno what to think of it but did feel the last lap should have been looked at in more depth. What a race!

http://www.nbcolympics.com/news-feat...page&GT1=39003

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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:36 AM   #66
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Chad signed off from skating today after his last race.
I will miss him. He gave a lot to our sport.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 03:55 AM   #67
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Chad signed off from skating today after his last race.
I will miss him. He gave a lot to our sport.
I agree, but I'm in denial. I am pretending that he might come back again.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 07:55 AM   #68
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Like yourself and many others here, I watched every short and long track race during the Olympics. This mistake of incorrect lane change, instigated by the coach was obviously a mistake. However at the end of the day the skater, and in this instance a very capable and experienced elite athlete at that, had an opportunity to defy the coaches instruction and do what he knew was right. He himself in that article admits that much, it is the skater at the end of the day that is held responsible for their actions during the race. He is just as much at fault for not following his own good instincts as the coach was for making the mistake.

How many times in his career had he made the correct change over? Can we count that high (Grin)....he could of done this correctly blindfolded for crying out loud. But poop happens, in all sports, one thing is for certain he wont make that mistake again.....

The coach?? Hope he has another day job.

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Old February 28th, 2010, 09:32 AM   #69
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I would hazard a guess that his coach is (was?) no amateur hack, either.
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Sad to see Chad retire. Hope to see him on the trail and perhaps at events!

Not much to say about hockey except it was played well and it must feel good to be a Canadian today!
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 04:23 AM   #71
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I would hazard a guess that his coach is (was?) no amateur hack, either.
Obviously you do not get assigned to Coach an Olympic Squad for your country unless you are very experienced and well qualified. We are all humans capable of making a mistake.

This one was a big one, that caused an athlete to loose a Gold Medal. It could result in the coach being fired from the National squad. Only time will tell once they get home and sort it out.

Some mistakes are inexcusable. If the coach lacked the ability to concentrate on something this basic, I would not trust him with more intricate detail and or decision making authority.

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 04:38 AM   #72
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Chad signed off from skating today after his last race.
I will miss him. He gave a lot to our sport.
I hope he does spend some time with our sport again. Maybe as a future coach for an inline team? Just something. I don't think he can just drop that part of his life totally.
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