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Olympics' Coverage for Girls: Curling, Hockey and Ski Jumping

Olympics' Coverage for Girls: Curling, Hockey and Ski Jumping

Our resident lesbian sports' guru fills us in on the happenings in Vancouver. By this time everyone watching the Olympics has become an expert. Enter curling... The Canadian curler, Kristie Moore, is technically an alternate and is technically 51/2 months pregnant. Atsuko Tanaka and Nata de Leeuw are among 20 ski jump forerunners who test the hill to make sure it's in optimum condition for the male athletes to compete. Canada and the U.S. are still on top and undefeated in hockey and the Team USA twins, Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureaux have matching tattoos.

By this time everyone watching the Olympics has become an expert. You know all the key terms, top contenders and just what those athletes need to do to stand on the podium. Enter curling...

Sport or not a sport? Team building consists of drinking and playing cards. They have personal trainers and sports psychologists. Team members may be pregnant (Canada). There's a lot of bitching and moaning from the armchairs of America about the lack of athletic prowess of this 500-year-old Scottish sport, but it's very addicting to watch. I also know that it is incredibly popular in Canada.  It has a very decent following in the "Beer Belt" of the U.S. (Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota). For these reasons, I believe we all have a little curling in us-gives a very personal touch to the games doesn't it?

You better watch the coverage quickly, though. Team USA was handed its fourth loss by Canada who is 5-0. The Canadian curler, Kristie Moore, is technically an alternate and is technically 51/2 months pregnant. Curling stones can weigh a maximum of 19.96 kg and the winner traditionally buys the beer. Now you have all the facts to enjoy the game.

Next question: Too dominant at a sport? We saw it happen to softball, and now there are rumors that women's hockey might be on the chopping block. The United States and Canada are just too good. What? Did I hear you right? Your reward for training and excelling is to have your sport be dropped? When will the IOC start listening to what they're saying. Which brings up another thing... 

Women ski jumpers-yes!, there are women ski jumpers at these Winter Games.

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Atsuko Tanaka and Nata de Leeuw are among 20 forerunners who test the hill to make sure in is in optimum condition for the male athletes to compete. It just makes me bristle, but I don't want you to go away angry so I will leave you with happy thoughts.

Canada and the U.S. are still on top and undefeated in hockey and the Team USA twins, Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureaux have matching tattoos.

Write your Congresswoman now and tell her you want to see those tattoos in future Olympics.

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