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Old 02-18-2010, 10:01 PM   #41
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looks like snowboarders fashion is making waves across the globe.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/02/18/....html?hpt=Sbin

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Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- Olympic snowboarder Kazuhiro Kokubo is the talk of Japan. Not for his athletic ability -- but for his appearance.

The 21-year-old member of Japan's national team unwittingly caused outrage from cabinet-level government lawmakers to the patrons at the corner pub when he arrived in Vancouver for the winter games.

Kokubo was wearing the team-issued uniform, which consisted of a suit, shirt and tie. But he wasn't wearing it quite right.

Kokubo's shirt was untucked, his pants hung low below his hips, and his tie was loosened revealing an unbuttoned shirt. Kokubo sported dark glasses indoors and double nose piercings. He also wore his hair down, revealing a mane of dreadlocks.

Japan's Minister of Education, Tatsuo Kawabata, was not a fan of the hip hop twist to the national uniform, to say the least.

"It's extremely regrettable that he dressed in a totally unacceptable manner as a representative of Japan's national team," said Kawabata, on the floor of Japan's parliament. "He lacks the awareness that he is participating in the Olympic Games as a representative of our country with everyone's expectations on his shoulders. This should never happen again."

The Japan Ski Association decided to punish Kokubo, along with his snowboard team manager Fumikazu Hagiwara and two coaches, keeping them from attending the Olympic opening ceremony as a show of regret.

But the punishment didn't stop there. Back at home in Japan, multiple viewing parties for Kokubo were cancelled across the city.

Kokubo's arrival in Vancouver was televised again and again on news broadcasts, analyzed by reporters and cultural experts. Kokubo's father even felt compelled to publicly apologize to the nation on behalf of his son's appearance.

In Vancouver, Kokubo held a news conference and apologized for "causing trouble to many people." In post-news conference analysis, television commentators called Kokubo's apology inadequate and his attitude appalling.


the entire mens and womens US snowboarders "uniform" is blue jean snowpants and a hooded flannel, exactly like my favorite Faded Glory flannel (i call it a jacket since it zips up) i got at Walmart or K-Mart several years back.

i wonder what the japanese elite think of that.

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Old 02-18-2010, 10:15 PM   #42
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looks like snowboarders fashion is making waves across the globe.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/02/18/....html?hpt=Sbin

Olympic snowboarder's 'street' style offends Japanese



the entire mens and womens US snowboarders "uniform" is blue jean snowpants and a hooded flannel, exactly like my favorite Faded Glory flannel (i call it a jacket since it zips up) i got at Walmart or K-Mart several years back.


i wonder what the japanese elite think of that.

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I don't know about snowboarding, but I would be happy to design a uniform for Lindsey Vonn and Julie Mansuco to wear.

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Old 02-19-2010, 06:39 AM   #43
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Well anybody but Johnny Weir. I usually root for USA straight across the board, but I hope he falls on his ass. No, it is not because he is "flamboyant." After his skate the other day, I noticed as he went the scoring area someone on the ice from the USA team walked up to him and tried to hand him an American Flag and he waved them away. Look, you don't have to be a flag waiver. But really, you are representing the USA. Just take it and sit it beside you. Did he think it would clash with his outfit?
I'm not a big fan of Johnny Weir either and after reading what you posted, I think he's a jackass.

Our own Evan Lysacek took the Gold and my little Russian hottie took the Silver.

In the women's halfpipe finals, Hannah Teter of the USA won the Silver and Kelly Clark took home the Bronze.

USA now leads the Medals board with 18 overall.

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:29 AM   #44
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Canda are haning with all the bad/inferior teams...

they nearly did against norway for the first quarter.

Is this team overrated? GO Crosby <3
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Just for all of you Lindsey Vonn lusters . . . .

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...ey-vonn_1.html
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Just for all of you Lindsey Vonn lusters . . . .

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...ey-vonn_1.html
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hey why were u looking at that??? :o

shouldnt u be looking at this stuff^^

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[QUOTE=supa_fly_steeler;773669]scrumptious.

hey why were u looking at that??? :o

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Nah - none of those guys for me. I much prefer . . . .



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[QUOTE=HometownGal;773674][QUOTE=supa_fly_steeler;773669]scrumptious.

hey why were u looking at that??? :o

shouldnt u be looking at this stuff^^

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Nah - none of those guys for me. I much prefer . . . .



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Don't forget a certain punter! But question remains would you take the guys above or the punter?
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Lemme guess Daniel Sepulveda??? lol
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Don't forget a certain punter! But question remains would you take the guys above or the punter?
Hmmmm. :scratchin: That's a tough choice. I think I'd go with Serg as he is the closest to my age and is Russian. I LOVE Russian men.
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