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Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:30 PM
OMG we just won a bronze in an alpine sking event!:eek:

HOW?

Well half the men didn't complete the course:rolleyes:


But a bronze we got YEAH!:D

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:36 PM
why didn't the other men play???

HOW COOL!!!! YAY!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

shirley
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:37 PM
Yay!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:38 PM
The snow was being warmed up or something and the later skiers had problems and didn't finish!:rolleyes:

This must be Great Britians best ever Olympics!

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:38 PM
Winter games that is!

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:39 PM
Yeah, I just saw that!!!:eek:

Alain Baxter has got Britian's 1st ever olympic medal in skiing.

All the other guys fell over on a really sharp corner, but he was one of about 5 or 6 who actually completed the course.

Well, never mind how he did it...

GBR got another medal!!!:bounce:

Evey
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:42 PM
Alain Baxter has won Great Britain's first ever Olympic medal in alpine skiing.

The Scot came home third in the men's slalom at Salt Lake City.

Baxter finished eighth in the first run, climbing to third in the second to finish 1.26 seconds behind French winner Jean-Pierre Vidal.

That slalom was unbelievable

Jubilant Baxter on his bronze medal

Sebastien Amiez was second.

Baxter's shock success was Britain's third medal of the Games, following the women curling team's gold and skeleton slider Alex Commber's bronze.

He told BBC Sport Online: "If I had put two really good runs together, I would have won gold.

"All the hard work over the season has paid off.

"It's unbelievable to think I've won the first alpine medal for Britain at an Olympics, and I am sure there will be more to come."

Great News!

http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/flags/scot.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/thumbs.gifhttp://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/flags/uk.gif

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:42 PM
Considering last time we got one bronze medal that was joint in 4 man bob i think we have done really well this time round!:bounce:

Evey
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Monica_Rules
Considering last time we got one bronze medal that was joint in 4 man bob i think we have done really well this time round!:bounce:

We've done great this time! :bounce:

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:45 PM
although this is great, I can't help feeling it's so lame we're cheering 3 medals as our best ever haul .... ;)

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by veryborednow
although this is great, I can't help feeling it's so lame we're cheering 3 medals as our best ever haul .... ;)

Yaaay! :bounce: 3 medals!:bounce:

And one from curling!

OMG...

gmt
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:49 PM
Congrats! :bounce: http://perso.club-internet.fr/ttle/tennis/gbwink.gif http://perso.club-internet.fr/ttle/tennis/gb-scowink.gif

By the way, France also improved its record: the previous one was 9 medals :rolleyes: and this time, we get 11 http://perso.club-internet.fr/ttle/tennis/frwink.gif :D
Jean-Pierre Vidal is the first French gold medalist in slalom since 1968 and the (here) famous Jean-Claude Killy.

Nicoleke
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:51 PM
YAY, CONGRATULATIONS BOY !!!!!

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 07:58 PM
3 is not lame!Its winter olympics why would we do well!If there was a water sports olympics we'd probably lead the medal table with all the rain here!:rolleyes:

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:09 PM
...or cos we're an island and there's lots of water around ...

Nicoleke
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:09 PM
It ' s the " flowers " ceremony now, look at Alain Baxter and the french boys !!!!! ;) .

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:11 PM
I can't believe that they are not showing it in the UK :eek: :o :(

thefreedesigner
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:13 PM
I don't think it's lame that we're cheering 3 medals!!!! :o

C'mon, this is the Winter Olympics! We're never gonna be storming up the medal table, or be world beaters, but yay fof us because it's great!

:D

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:16 PM
hmmm - they're not showing it cos they're showing pop idol :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: i fucking hate that programme

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:18 PM
Isn't Alain the guy who got in trouble with the IOC for having his hair dyed to look like to Scottish flag?

VBN- I know, it's crap:mad:

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:18 PM
Oh dear god what id Darius doing on Pop Idol!get off the stage asshole!:mad: :fiery: :(

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:19 PM
Yes thats the one you could clearly see the scottish flag in his hair still rather funny i thought!:D

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:20 PM
Why did he get into trouble?? that's sounds SO cool!!

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:22 PM
Aparently it was making a 'political statement' as in he thought it should be Scotland,Wales and England and not Great Britain

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by veryborednow
Why did he get into trouble?? that's sounds SO cool!!

They said it was some kind of political statement. No one was allowed the English, Scottish or Welsh flags anywhere on their kit or clothes, only the Union Jack.

Sounds like a load of crap if you ask me.

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:24 PM
oh right ... is it still that colour? i figure it'll be in the papers tomorrow....

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:28 PM
Well i could clearly see it at the end of the run!

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:35 PM
I think it was blue with a white cross, like the Scottish flag, but he dyed the cross dark blue to shut the IOC up.

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:40 PM
pffffff now that is lame

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:45 PM
Time for another avatar change...

In this pic, he's got the blue hair with dark blue cross.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1835000/images/_1838032_baxter300.jpg

:rolleyes: Oh dear...the IOC need to concentrate on more serious stuff than that.

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:50 PM
lol@Frey - forget the drugs, the fixing of results, the discontent of the cold war countries - lets pick on the Scot and his blue and white hair :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:52 PM
LOL!

Its a bit of a farce!The whole games has bar the British sucess of course!;)

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:56 PM
The IOC's dilemma-

Biased skating judges...or blue and white hair. Now which causes the most controversy, offence and distress?

Obviously the hair.

Maybe some people should get their priorities right!:rolleyes:

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 08:58 PM
well, personally I am more offended by the hair than people being cheated out of the medal they deserve by a french judge who shouldn't even have a inclination to either side. ... :rolleyes:

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 09:03 PM
Clearly VBN i mean the hair is just so offensive to everyone

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 09:03 PM
And then there's the whole thing with Sarah Hughes and Irina Slutskaya (great name!) and the biased free skate judging...

It blatantly only happened because the authorities were scrutinizing Alain for unofficial flags on any part of his body!

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 09:07 PM
Frey - thank you, I now have dodgy images in my mind ...

I think it's quite important to check the whole body for flag, enducing racial and political hatred is going to of course be started by the Scots who have NO respect for other peoples geographical reasoning...

Monica_Rules
Feb 23rd, 2002, 09:12 PM
LOL!

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 09:15 PM
We really don't want to see an anatomically correct, 3-D map of Japan somewhere on this guy's body...:eek:

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 09:20 PM
LMAO@Frey - yuk! thank you ... I'll stick with Scotland thank you very much even if there are white crosses

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 09:23 PM
Heheheh...*cough*

...So anyway, They're showing the skiing on BBC2 right now if anyone wants to see his, um, interesting win!

veryborednow
Feb 23rd, 2002, 09:25 PM
aw - i wanna watch russell crow on channel 1 ... :sad:

*Izzy*
Feb 23rd, 2002, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by veryborednow
aw - i wanna watch russell crow on channel 1 ... :sad:

But...but you get to see his hair...

Martian Martin
Feb 24th, 2002, 12:55 AM
Absolutely brilliant, so unexpected as well!! :)

Well done Alain, I think it was all down to the power of the blue hair!! :D

Another medal for Scotland as well, hehe ;):D