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  • Pyeongchang Day 9: Ladies 500m

    Recap It has finally happened, a race went very close to my predictions. Nao Kodaira, after being denied in the 1000m (where she holds the world record) put together a superb [more...]
  • Pyeongchang Day 8: Interview With Renee Hildebrand

    I recently caught up with her on Yeowie radio and we had a chat about what goes into making a world champion skater, and just general discussion about the development of athletes. She's currently in Pyeongchang watching her skaters race at the Olympic games. [more...]
  • Pyeongchang Day 7: Ladies 5000m

    Recap What a race. The lightest skater in the competition is the fastest female over 5000m. After making her world cup debut earlier in the season, and surprising everyone at [more...]
  • Pyeongchang Day 6: Mens 10000m

    Recap My world is falling apart. Not only did my prediction of Sven Kramer not come to fruition, but he wasn’t even close. He wasn’t close to his previous [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 4: Mens 1500m

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Recap I believe my first words at the conclusion of my men’s 1500m live commentary were “that was unexpected”. Kjeld Nuis (Nuis is pronounced to rhyme [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 3: Ladies 1500m

Monday, February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

recap The predictability of yesterday’s result was balanced out by today. Ireen Wüst wins the ladies 1500m – the event in which she earned her first ever Olympic [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 2: Mens 5000m

Sunday, February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap It was always Sven Kramer’s to lose, but the consumate professional athlete that he is did not disappoint and he convincingly took the gold medal in the [more...]

Pyeongchang Day 1: Ladies 3000m

Saturday, February 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recap The ladies 3000m saw a few surprises, and what more appropriate way to start off the program for speed skating at this olympics. Early in the starting order, the [more...]

Annyeong Pyeongchang

Friday, February 9, 2018 // 1 Comment

Once again I’ve left it until the last possible minute to write my first real article in my Olympic blog. With any luck, I’ll have this finished before the start [more...]

The Death Star Problem

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… TL;DR The Death Star was destroyed by a single catastrophic vulnerability Modern, centralised internet communications are [more...]

What’s your favourite flour?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Feel-good Christmas (true) story follows: In the course of selling my camera gear, I’ve encountered no small number of scammers. I generally ignore them and get on with [more...]

Cities Beginning With B

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

This is the long-awaited update to a post I made in August of last year where I explained my situation to those who were interested. As one has come to expect from my life, [more...]

A Land of Ice and Fire

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 // 3 Comments

As with my other photosets, clicking on a photo will open a larger version, and text in red represents a clickable link. On arriving in Reykjavik, I immediately went to visit [more...]

Imposter vs Turing

Saturday, October 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

This feeling, often described as imposter syndrome, where a person is unable to internalise their own achievements despite evidence to the contrary is one which I perpetually feel [more...]
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