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  1. 25 Dec '09 14:41
    For your information I am proud to tell you that Magnus won the title "Best
    Sportsman of the year in Norway" !
  2. 25 Dec '09 14:45
    Not much sport going on there anyway
  3. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    25 Dec '09 14:49
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Not much sport going on there anyway
    skating and fishing!
  4. 25 Dec '09 15:13
    curling!
  5. 25 Dec '09 18:11
    I thought the Norwegians loved their cross country skiing and ski jumping.
  6. 25 Dec '09 19:39
    I would just like to note that I have never seen Magnus and Jason Bourne in the same room together.
  7. 25 Dec '09 20:26
    This kind of thing is good. It raises the profile of Chess.

    We would never see a British Chess player winning sportman of the year.
  8. 25 Dec '09 21:44
    I remember in 1997 when an opportunity arose for the (New Labour) minister for Sport, a certain 'Tony Banks' (for it was he), to officially recognise Chess as a sport in U.K.
    Had he endorsed it, with government funding things could of been very different?
    Although the football player Ryan Giggs becoming Sports Personallity of the year ahead of Formula One driver Jenson Button maybe not.
  9. 26 Dec '09 03:13
    Did you hear of the ice fisherman who got hit with the zamboni?
  10. 26 Dec '09 03:14
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    Did you hear of the ice fisherman who got hit with the zamboni?
    No?
  11. 26 Dec '09 05:14
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Rec'd
    Huh that was the easiest rec ever
  12. 26 Dec '09 21:45
    A 'zamboni'?......how absorbing......oh, do tell me more.
  13. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Dec '09 06:25
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I thought the Norwegians loved their cross country skiing and ski jumping.
    Yeah, but just how much effort does it take to jump over a ski or two?
  14. 29 Dec '09 20:47
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    This kind of thing is good. It raises the profile of Chess.

    We would never see a British Chess player winning sportman of the year.
    Well, that would be because of:

    ~King Canute - a strongwilled chessplayer who got into a dispute with the Danish Earl Ulf. Bad move for Ulf—the king had him killed.*

    and

    ~William the Conqueror - another poor loser, who broke a chessboard over an opponent's head.*

    *Names and quotes from: http://www.chesscity.com/Features/trivias.html