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Errorist76 said:
Everybody’s celebrating here. Who would’ve thought...now Russia is next, hehe.

Is it a big event there? I'm happy to see that Germany is interested.



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Kerotan said:
Ka-pi96 said:

The Olympics aren't the biggest event in football though, not even close. The World Cup is a much bigger event and that definitely has the best players from the best leagues.

Same for a lot of sports including golf and basketball

I guess you are referring to the players part, since no other event is bigger than the football WC and no other sports WC is bigger than the olympics 



pastro243 said:
Kerotan said:

Same for a lot of sports including golf and basketball

I guess you are referring to the players part, since no other event is bigger than the football WC and no other sports WC is bigger than the olympics 

The Olympics as a whole, sure. But a whole load of sports World Cup's are bigger than their Olympic event.



HomokHarcos said:
Errorist76 said:
Everybody’s celebrating here. Who would’ve thought...now Russia is next, hehe.

Is it a big event there? I'm happy to see that Germany is interested.

Ice Hockey in general isn’t exactly huge here, even thought it might even be the second most popular sport to watch, but our team has always been a top 10 team...that said, last time they won an Olympic medal was 1976, which was bronze. So yeah, this is special, especially when the guys are surprisingly beating the top teams...even though Canada might have been in a weaker position than usual this time.

Haven’t watched a lot of the Olympic Games this year but started today, since I’m sick at home...was a nice start and pleasant surprise! 

 

Cheers and high five to Canada btw...Norway, Germany and Canada are showing the USA their backsides atm.

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Errorist76 said:
HomokHarcos said:

Is it a big event there? I'm happy to see that Germany is interested.

Ice Hockey in general isn’t exactly huge here, even thought it might even be the second most popular sport to watch, but our team has always been a top 10 team...that said, last time they won an Olympic medal was 1976, which was bronze. So yeah, this is special, especially when the guys are surprisingly beating the top teams...even though Canada might have been in a weaker position than usual this time.

Haven’t watched a lot of the games this year but started today, since I’m sick at home...was a nice start and pleasant surprise! 

Yeah, Germany has been on the periphery of international hockey greatness for quite a while. I predicted both the Germans and the Swiss would cross over into the perennial elites about 20 years ago, and although it never happened, both programs have remained solid. Plus, I love your jerseys. :)



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COKTOE said:
Errorist76 said:

Ice Hockey in general isn’t exactly huge here, even thought it might even be the second most popular sport to watch, but our team has always been a top 10 team...that said, last time they won an Olympic medal was 1976, which was bronze. So yeah, this is special, especially when the guys are surprisingly beating the top teams...even though Canada might have been in a weaker position than usual this time.

Haven’t watched a lot of the games this year but started today, since I’m sick at home...was a nice start and pleasant surprise! 

Yeah, Germany has been on the periphery of international hockey greatness for quite a while. I predicted both the Germans and the Swiss would cross over into the perennial elites about 20 years ago, and although it never happened, both programs have remained solid. Plus, I love your jerseys. :)

I wonder how good the Soviet Union would be if they were still around. Now they're split up into 15 different teams.



VGPolyglot said:
COKTOE said:

Yeah, Germany has been on the periphery of international hockey greatness for quite a while. I predicted both the Germans and the Swiss would cross over into the perennial elites about 20 years ago, and although it never happened, both programs have remained solid. Plus, I love your jerseys. :)

I wonder how good the Soviet Union would be if they were still around. Now they're split up into 15 different teams.

They’d probably be banned as well due to doping, just like the Russians are o/

 

Just watched the game again. Even the commenters were crying...just like some players. Happy for them!



Errorist76 said:
VGPolyglot said:

I wonder how good the Soviet Union would be if they were still around. Now they're split up into 15 different teams.

They’d probably be banned as well due to doping, just like the Russians are o/

 

Just watched the game again. Even the commenters were crying...just like some players. Happy for them!

There still is a team composed of Russian players, though.



COKTOE said:
Errorist76 said:

Ice Hockey in general isn’t exactly huge here, even thought it might even be the second most popular sport to watch, but our team has always been a top 10 team...that said, last time they won an Olympic medal was 1976, which was bronze. So yeah, this is special, especially when the guys are surprisingly beating the top teams...even though Canada might have been in a weaker position than usual this time.

Haven’t watched a lot of the games this year but started today, since I’m sick at home...was a nice start and pleasant surprise! 

Yeah, Germany has been on the periphery of international hockey greatness for quite a while. I predicted both the Germans and the Swiss would cross over into the perennial elites about 20 years ago, and although it never happened, both programs have remained solid. Plus, I love your jerseys. :)

haha yeah...like em too. I like our eagle emblem and the overall design.



VGPolyglot said:
COKTOE said:

Yeah, Germany has been on the periphery of international hockey greatness for quite a while. I predicted both the Germans and the Swiss would cross over into the perennial elites about 20 years ago, and although it never happened, both programs have remained solid. Plus, I love your jerseys. :)

I wonder how good the Soviet Union would be if they were still around. Now they're split up into 15 different teams.

That's a good question. Russia already has a very rich pool to choose from, so I don't think the strength of the best team they could field would increase TOO much, but rather, like Canada, they could more reasonably produce multiple squads with terrifying power if such a thing were allowed.



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