Thursday, February 18, 2010

Double McTwist


Watching the winter olympics is making me miss Vancouver, snowboarding and skiing. I can't imagine why winter olympics are less popular than summer games because to me it's way more exciting. I love the uniforms for many of the competitions but the best is Burton designed USA snowboard team made to look like flannel shirts and old jeans. (Stagg has a Burton coat we found at a garage sale he wears busking). Below is the amazing Shaun White...even though I was rooting for Canada...White is a heavenly guy to watch. His Double McTwist last night and wild stunts were just amazing.


The Japanese snowboarding uniform was my second favourite. It's as if it's a watercolour and seems to be daisies and diamonds. It's just so flowery I like it.



I love the Canadian speed skating teams uniform too. I felt so bad for Jeremy Wotherspoon not having medals at the Olympics. He's had a strange set of things happen to him whenever he's competed...but damn he looked cool!

Women's Downhill was just amazing and scary last night. I was sweating and nervous the whole time watching the women skiing so stunningly!!! Um, why the hell is it called "ladies downhill" though? Ergh...

10 comments:

Janet said...

I love the USA snowboard team uniform...so cool! Did you see the skeleton costume one of the figure skaters wore? I'm SO bummed I missed it!!! I <3 skeletons for some reason.

Four Dinners said...

Double McTwist? Are Macdonalds sponsoring him then? I just see him emerging onto the course dressed as a demented clown....;-)

Never been a great one for any Olympics really. Track and field is ok.

The only winter Olympian I can name is Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards who was so appaulingly bad everyone loved him....and he's a Brit!!!!

Wandering Coyote said...

I also like the US snowboarding team's gear - I like the jeans look.

But, man, the Canadian speed skating uniforms are HIDEOUS in my opinion! They usually are. BTW, the pic you posted of the guy in the speed skating gear is wearing a uniform from another games, not this Olympics. The current ones are WORSE! Did you read about the special stuff the uniforms are made out of this year, to improve aerodynamics?

Captain Karen said...

I have to agree with Coyote: this Olympics' speed skating uniforms are terrible. The big X across the chest? Ugh. And there's something weird happening with their butts. I wish they had kept the ones in the pic you posted, Candy. Those ones were awesome. I noticed that our downhill skiers kept their fabulous spiderman style yellow/red outfits. I dig those.

CTV's coverage of the Olympics sucks. Because the downhill events take place during the day I've missed almost all of them and the network isn't showing them at night when there aren't any events going on. I haven't even been able to find them on Rogers or TSN. God. Maybe I should watch NBC.

I think a lot of CDNs would agree with you about the winter O's. Winter sports here are king - personally, with the exception of rowing and diving, there isn't much for me at the summer games.

Wandering Coyote said...

Karen: yes, there is something going on with the speed skating uniform butts! There are black markings that, in certain angles, make them look like they've soiled themselves. I was like WTF when I first noticed this. I am not crazy about the cross thingy on the chest either.

* (asterisk) said...

I'm enjoying what I see of the winter olympics, Candy. The snowboarding is great. You know blogger Camie Vog's nephew was due to compete, right...? This is him in action, beating White:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH91bscPPf4

Candy Minx said...

I'd say there is something going on with the speed skating suit butts...a little bit of HEAVEN!!! Holy shit what fabulous booty!!!

Wandering Coyote, I had so many thumbnails for this post on my desktop and I couldn't really see them...I had the original pic of the speed skater suit as an example of previous uniform I didn't like. I've replaced it with the one I lost track of this years uniform.

Gee, I am surprised Karen and you don't like these uniforms. I think they are so rad and cool...and I love how their bodies, sweat and all (that is the black shadowing in some shots...not "soiling" themselves, aw...it's sweat). I think the men and women speedskaters look like beautiful superheroes.

Asterisk, no I didn't know you knew anyone who was due to compete in the Olympics, thats pretty exciting. I am familiar with Danny Davis and I really love him.

Gardenia said...

I haven't watched any Olympics sadly. my friends are going over to be there in person (the B.C. friends) and I envy them. Life has been topsy turvy insanely nuts. Never looked at the Olympics in light of the clothing but now that you pointed them clothing out - I find it an integral part of the athlete's presentation....

Sheila said...

Gosh I realise I'm really out of it here, Winter Olympics, I'd forgotton it was winter :) tee hee

But Eddie the Eaghle - that brought back memories - a true brit :)
Do you recall Cool Runnings about the Jamaican Bob sleigh team?

L.M. said...

I'm an addict, Candy. I love every minute of it.