Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi, center, celebrates celebrates after winning gold as Manuel Fettner, of Austria, left, and Constantin Schmid, of Germany, watch during the awards ceremony for the men's normal hill individual ski jumping final at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China, on Sunday. Photo: AP/Matthias Schrader
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Kobayashi wins ski jumping gold on the normal hill

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Excellent picture! Congratulations!!!!

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After the first round, Turkish ski jumper Fatih Arda İpcioğlu refused to say if the crescent and star on his blue skis was a statement in support of China’s Uyghur community. The design on the skis used Saturday seemingly represented East Turkestan, the region home to Uyghurs.

Good to hear one athlete had some sense of morality.

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I believe the Crescent and Star are the symbols of the Turkish national flag.

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I believe the Crescent and Star are the symbols of the Turkish national flag.

Exactly. What I am missing here that's not obvious.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Turkey

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Great victory for Japan, nice flight, GO JAPAN !!..

After the first round, Turkish ski jumper Fatih Arda İpcioğlu refused to say if the crescent and star on his blue skis was a statement in support of China’s Uyghur community. The design on the skis used Saturday seemingly represented East Turkestan, the region home to Uyghurs.

Just a TurkisH with the symbols of his national flag..

No drama here..

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*Turkish, damn keyboard..

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An incredibly boring event

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@dbsaiya and TokyoLiving:

Wrong colors for the Turkish flag: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/athlete-hailed-by-uyghur-advocates-east-turkestan-flag-2022-02-06/

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China is using the Olympics for propaganda purposes so just stop watching it unless your cousin is a snowboarder in the event. Agree with Thomas, the Winter Olympics are boring anyway. Curling? Any sport using a broom is suspect.

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Gambare Nippon:

Good to hear one athlete had some sense of morality.

Hang on, I thought you were on a boycott of the Olympics. You seem very interested judging from all your comments. Or is this like an American 'diplomatic boycott', where you say one thing and do another?

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Subarashi!!!

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As we can see from the podium pic, the boy can jump!

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Golden Jump.

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It’s nice to see the joy on his face without a mask

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Anyone making fun of curling should try it first! It's a lot harder than you think. And because the curlers you see at the Olympics are so good, they make it look easy. I've curled for a long time. So my wife decided she wanted to try throwing a rock. She not only had a difficult time standing on the ice, she could barely move the rock. So of you think it's not a sport try it.

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Invisible podiums! Nice!

Agreed with some of the comments above, the event is quite more boring than expected. And it's not easy to understand how points are given on most of the sports.

Also, expect just Japanlympics coverage.

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Dude has a hell of a vertical leap! Bet he could at least dunk a golf ball!

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Kazuyoshi Funaki, who earned gold on the large hill at the 2018 Olympics.

Surely this should read 1998 Olympics ?

Moderator: Thanks for pointing that out. It has been corrected.

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Congrats to Kobayashi!

After the first round, Turkish ski jumper Fatih Arda İpcioğlu refused to say if the crescent and star on his blue skis was a statement in support of China’s Uyghur community. The design on the skis used Saturday seemingly represented East Turkestan, the region home to Uyghurs.

It's both a symbol of the Turkish flag (red) and East Turkestan (blue)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokbayraq

That's why he can get away with it. Smart

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