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The 2010 Winter Olympics are almost upon us and Team GB has sent more than 50 athletes to Vancouver in search of medals.

BBC Sport's Ollie Williams reckons the team could bring back five medals: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olliewil...

The British Olympic Association has set a target of three.

BBC coverage of the opening ceremony begins at 0145 GMT on Saturday morning and my colleague Rob Hodgetts has picked out the highlights from the coming fortnight here: news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/oly...

What are you most looking forward to watching? And how well do you think Team GB will do?

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posted Feb 13, 2010

Thats just silly

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posted Feb 13, 2010

Seriously, nobody cares about British athletes at the winter olympics, very few of them are top athletes. The biggest highlight in Europe is now biathlon, a spectacular sport enjoying increasing popularity and breaking winter sport records. The number of spectators is getting really huge, this year in Germany there were competitions with 60 000 ecstatic fans and millions following the events on tv.

I'm looking forward to the biathlon events and don't really care about anything else. Male biathlon will be especially exciting. I believe Björndalen can really surprise Svendsen and the top Russians, maybe even at two events. The relay will also be thrilling. I'm already getting excited just by thinking of those massive events!

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posted Feb 14, 2010

"I wonder if Ben Preston, Editor of the Radio Times, still regards the Winter Olympics as 'a carnival of hilarity' (in his editorial in next weeks's issue) after the tragic death of Nodar Kumaritashvili. I hope he has the decency to aplogise to his readers after that crass comment."

And why exactly would he have known what would happen?

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posted Feb 15, 2010

Have to say,i stayed up and watched the Nordic combined last night and it was one of the most exciting sporting spectacles i've watched in such a long time.What a final race and i would recommend any one to watch the replay in full.

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posted Feb 16, 2010

Has anyone else been woefully underimpressed by the quality of the Winter Olympics BBC commentary? Where's the searing analysis of technique, style, strategy, showmanship that we're used to for football or tennis? Why can't the BBC hire an English-speaking German or Swiss commentator who really knows their stuff instead of the woolly Brits we're fobbed off with?
I want to enjoy the ins and outs of the different winter sports with a proper Motty-style commentator not these feeble commentators who cover up their limited knowledge with generic wallpaper commentatory

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posted Feb 16, 2010

That's why god invented Eurosport.

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posted Feb 16, 2010

"Team GB has sent more than 50 athletes" - and team BBC has sent more than 70 journalists to cover them. Disgraceful.

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posted Feb 16, 2010

You do realise that there's more to the Olympics than British athletes.

BBC provides more live coverage than probably any other country in the World at these events and all you people do is whine whine whine.

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posted Feb 16, 2010

yes. spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of license fee payers money on live coverage of 80 hours of curling is a joke.

nobody cares who wins. barely anybody can name a single athlete, british or otherwise, from this tournament of minority sports.

as for ice 'marks for artistic merit' dance, give me strength!

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posted Feb 17, 2010

6 million people watched the final of the women's curling in 2002.



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