Uncommon Snips - Saturday Midday Edition

Petra Majdic, Slovenia's bronze medallist, is helped to the podium Wednesday via vancouversun.com

First of all, welcome, battery chuckers from Niners Nation and thanks again to Ninjames for the attention. I awoke to glorious news today, friends. The men of U.S. curling rode the momentum of yesterday's win for another last end victory today over Sweden. The women go at 2:00 PM PST against Great Britain. Today's links; six broken ribs plus one punctured lung equal one bronze medal, Canada promised to own the podium, but the U.S. is doing a lot of squatting, Scotty Lago has fled Vancouver because of racy pics, a video on how to sweep ice, and catching up with Michael Phelps.

 

  • Storybook finish hurts
    Majdic, 30, won the fifth Olympic Winter Games medal in Slovenia's history on Wednesday -- a bronze -- in the women's sprint final. She would have been one of the favourites in today's pursuit race, but six broken ribs and a punctured lung will force her to remain under care in a Vancouver hospital.
  • America's Surprise Vancouver Olympics Rout - WSJ.com
    Canada's own the podium plan is falling short so far as the U.S. dominates, but 60% of medals remain to be awarded. It might not last, warns a rival coach.
  • Scotty Lago Racy Pics Controversy (See PICTURES) | Bitten and Bound
    Olympic snowboarder Scotty Lago is packing up his bronze medal and leaving Vancouver after racy pictures surfaced online. See PHOTOS
  • Video | How to: Sweep ice | NBC Olympics
    Why do curlers slave away with a little broom in front of a sliding piece of granite? What are they yelling to each other? How much does it cost to become a sweeper? Those answers and more in this video.
  • Vancouver visit inspires Phelps ahead of London 2012 | Reuters
    A flying visit to the Winter Olympics has provided Michael Phelps with fresh inspiration to stay ahead of his younger rivals in the build-up to the 2012 Summer Games in London. 

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