Hello and welcome to a very special episode of our ProTipster Podcast, today we’ve got a ProTipster Winter Olympics Podcast.
Winter Olympics podcast
ProTipsters Johny and Paddy are huge fans of winter sports so it’s only right that they came together to make a podcast about the Olympics that’s actually exciting and not a borefest of watching people just run around tracks. The Winter Olympics isn’t that different to the summers ones but there’s just a far higher chance of death in all the sports; except curling and figure skating, but c’mon they’re not really sports. Nobody really even knows why they are actual events every found years.
First up and this is especially for those of you out there who aren’t hugely up to speed on the Winter Olympic events, we’ve got a quiz. It’s ProTipsters Paddy Vs Johny. Paddy asks Johny to explain all the events in less than 10 seconds and Paddy has to ask some general trivia on the Winter Olympic games.
We get into the meat of it then and speak about some of the main sports. Ice-hockey is by far the most watched of the sports, along with the mens’ and womens’ downhill skiing events. But unfortunately the ice-hockey tournament this year has been hit by a large blow. The NHL, the National Hockey League (North America’s professional league) has not taken a break to allow its players to play at the Winter Olympics. Obviously this effects the American and Canadian teams hugely and they’ll need to depend on players who play in Europe and beyond but some of the traditionally smaller teams like Germany, Slovakia and so on will all suffer too since all of their best players play in the NHL.
There’s been enough written about why the NHL hasn’t allowed their players to play in South Korea so there’s no point in spending so much time on it here, but suffice to way our ProTipsters are fiercely disappointed that we won’t be seeing a full-strength ice-hockey tournament in 2018.
Next up we have a chat about the favourites in the skiing. American skier Mikaela Shiffrin is a strong favourite in the women’s skiing events while Austrian Marcel Hirscher has been unstoppable all season long on the FIS circuit. Lindsey Vonn is an absolute legend in the sport too and the events are going to be super exciting.
We have a chat then about some of the smaller sports and who some of the favourites are in things like biathlon, speed skating, cross-country and ski jumping.
We couldn’t of course have not spoken about America’s Shaun White, the most famous snowboarder ever. He disappointed at Sochi last time out but is favourite to take a few medals home with him from PyeongChang.
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Winter Olympics podcast