Canadian Olympians?

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  1. comiso90

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    Canadian Olympians, where are they? Whats up with you guys? Are Canadian school children punished for being too athletic? Not one medal!
    Dont give me that stuff, "We're into winter sports."

    Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden have won some.

    Is it cultural? It's been my experience that while Canadians love their country (righteously so) few relate to the term "Patriotism". Does the lack of nationalistic fervor handicap the Canuck athletes?

    Canada is a great country and I'd like to see the maple leaf once and a while.
    Even Kyrgyzstan has won one!

    2008 Summer Olympics - Beijing, China - Total Medals By Nation - SI.com

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    :lol:

    the american webistes puts usa in 1# but in fact usa is 2# because theres the value of each medal and gold is more valuable than silver and bronze.

    not just canada is doind bad in beijing, brazil until now havend conquested a single silver or a single gold. judo was a fiasco !
     
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    So???

    If Brazil had the most medals I'm sure they'd do the same thing.. It's only an issue cause the USA is the target.

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    but the SI ranking is also helping brazil too :lol:

    also the brazil that conquested 4 bronze is in better position that countries that conquested 2 golds and 2 bronzes for example !

    because they use the alphabetical order as second parameter, so according the SI ranking brazil is ahead of czech rep.(2 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze).

    i think not all the brazilian press would make the same, if have gained more medals than the true leader(impossible, just a dream for us :lol:), but the major media corp. sure would make that. but i dont agree.

    i think instead to "makeups" the ranking, is better talk about that guy of swimming, michael phepls, a real conquest and very hard to anchieve ! if that guy was brazilian we would make a statue for him, bigger than liberty statue or the christ of rio de janeiro ! we would have 6 golds and 4 bronzes then, :lol:

    but i think even american he is, he is not from this planet !!!

    regards, jugbr !
     
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    Olympics:shock: when to they start
    I saw they had Canada playing Australia in hockey but it was hockey on grass I only thought women played that.:lol:
    Aside from that I'm not really paying attention probably only got an hour invested in it so far. Historically most of our medals are gained in the last week
     
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    Perhaps the Canadian Olympic Committee (if there is one) is poorly funded and organized... Athletes don't get a fair shake.

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    No those aren't the problems we try and be a bit different after the Ben Johnson thing I believe they are tested far more often then other athletes
     
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    So... are you saying that is demoralizing to athletes and interferes with their performance or are you saying that Canada doesn't do well cause they're competing against athletes, the majority of which, dope?
     
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    well with global warming... who knows ?
     
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    Well, Brazil just won a Gold. We're more of a winter country anyway.
     
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    PUT@ QUI PARIU !!!! its true !!! i cant believe, not possible !

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    "olimpic record".... damm... i was sure that we wouldnt win a single gold this games since judo was too weak !!!

    man in winter games, the brazilian performance is even worster !!! our teams always needs to train in chile or argentina, because we havent snow here ! looks like that movie with john candy, remember ? "cool runnings" :lol:

    but in the pan-american games we, canada and brazil, are strong... against guatemala, el salvador, honduras... :lol:
     
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    Canada's guranteed a medal now, because of wrestling.

    Apparently we got three last night, Gold and Bronze in wrestling, and a silver in rowing.
     
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    Alright guys!


    Mods... delete this thread.. it worked!

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    canada is better than brazil in the ranking
     
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    should snag a few in rowing tommorrow
     
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    Umm thanks for pointing out our pathetic performance..... :) :oops:


    I think they were flying our flag at the opening ceremonies! 8)

    Hmm, something seems not quite right but I can't put my finger on it. :confused:
     

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    Hmm, canada did quite well at rowing today..
     
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    How about considering # of medals per 100 million population? :D


    Australia = 117
    Slovakia = 74
    Cuba = 72
    New Zealand = 71
    Georgia = 69
    Netherlands = 43
    France =36
    Italy =25
    Canada = 21
    UK = 20
    Germany =20
    USA = 16
    Russia =14
    China = 3.4
    India = 0.17


    United States Gold= 16, Silver= 15, Bronze= 19 Total= 50
    China Gold= 27, Silver= 12, Bronze= 6 Total= 45
    Australia Gold= 7, Silver= 8, Bronze= 10 Total= 25
    France Gold= 3, Silver= 9, Bronze= 10 Total= 22
    Russian Fed. Gold= 4, Silver= 8, Bronze= 8 Total= 20
    Korea Gold= 6, Silver= 9, Bronze= 4 Total= 19
    Germany Gold= 8, Silver= 4, Bronze= 5 Total= 17
    Japan Gold= 7, Silver= 5, Bronze= 4 Total= 16
    Italy Gold= 6, Silver= 5, Bronze= 4 Total= 15
    Great Britain Gold= 5, Silver= 2, Bronze= 5 Total= 12
    Ukraine Gold= 4, Silver= 0, Bronze= 5 Total= 9
    Cuba Gold= 1, Silver= 3, Bronze= 4 Total= 8
    Canada Gold= 2, Silver= 1, Bronze= 4 Total= 7
    Netherlands Gold= 1, Silver= 2, Bronze= 4 Total= 7
    Czech Republic Gold= 2, Silver= 3, Bronze= 0 Total= 5
    Romania Gold= 2, Silver= 1, Bronze= 2 Total= 5
    Azerbaijan Gold= 1, Silver= 2, Bronze= 3 Total= 5
    DPR Korea Gold= 1, Silver= 1, Bronze= 3 Total= 5
    Brazil Gold= 1, Silver= 0, Bronze= 4 Total= 5
    Slovakia Gold= 3, Silver= 1, Bronze= 0 Total= 4
    Zimbabwe Gold= 1, Silver= 3, Bronze= 0 Total= 4
    Switzerland Gold= 1, Silver= 0, Bronze= 3 Total= 4
    Norway Gold= 1, Silver= 2, Bronze= 1 Total= 4
    Georgia Gold= 2, Silver= 0, Bronze= 1 Total= 3
    New Zealand Gold= 1, Silver= 0, Bronze= 2 Total= 3
    Mongolia Gold= 1, Silver= 1, Bronze= 0 Total= 2
    Poland Gold= 1, Silver= 1, Bronze= 0 Total= 2
    Bulgaria Gold= 1, Silver= 0, Bronze= 1 Total= 2
    Spain Gold= 1, Silver= 0, Bronze= 1 Total= 2
    Finland Gold= 1, Silver= 0, Bronze= 1 Total= 2
    Ethiopia Gold= 1, Silver= 0, Bronze= 1 Total= 2
    India Gold= 1, Silver= 0, Bronze= 1 Total= 2
    Thailand Gold= 1, Silver= 0, Bronze= 1 Total= 2




    Rank Country Population
    1. China 1,321,851,888
    2. India 1,129,866,154
    3. United States 301,139,947
    4. Indonesia 234,693,997
    5. Brazil 190,010,647
    6. Pakistan 169,270,617
    7. Bangladesh 150,448,339
    8. Russia 141,377,752
    9. Nigeria 135,031,164
    10. Japan 127,467,972
    11. Mexico 108,700,891
    12. Philippines 91,077,287
    13. Vietnam 85,262,356
    14. Germany 82,400,996
    15. Egypt 80,264,543
    16. Ethiopia 76,511,887
    17. Turkey 71,158,647
    18. Iran 65,397,521
    19. Thailand 65,068,149
    20. Congo, Dem. Rep. 64,606,759
    21. France 61,083,916
    22. United Kingdom 60,776,238
    23. Italy 58,147,733
    24. Korea, South 49,044,790
    25. Myanmar
    (Burma) 47,373,958
    26. Ukraine 46,299,862
    27. Colombia 44,227,550
    28. South Africa 43,997,828
    29. Sudan 42,292,929
    30. Spain 40,448,191
    31. Argentina 40,301,927
    32. Poland 38,518,241
    33. Tanzania 38,139,640
    34. Kenya 36,913,721
    35. Morocco 33,757,175
    36. Canada 33,390,141
    37. Algeria 33,333,216
    38. Afghanistan 31,889,923
    39. Uganda 30,262,610
    40. Nepal 28,901,790
    41. Peru 28,674,757
    42. Uzbekistan 27,780,059
    43. Saudi Arabia 27,601,038
    44. Iraq 27,499,638
    45. Venezuela 26,084,662
    46. Malaysia 24,821,286
    47. Korea, North 23,301,725
    48. Taiwan 23,174,294
    49. Ghana 22,931,299
    50. Romania 22,276,056
    53. Australia 21,394,300
    Netherlands 16,000,000
    Cuba 11,000,000
    Czech Rep. 10,000,000
    Slovakia 5,400,000
    Georgia 4,300,000
    New Zealand 4,200,000
     
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    Math can offer solace in times of duress!

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    There will be the usual hand wringing about our Canadian athletes performances and nothing much will change by the next Summer Games. We simply under-fund our Olympic 'program'. As was pointed out in the paper today, Australia funds their Olympic program at about $8 per citizen. Canada manages about $1.20 per citizen. You can't go cheap and expect results.:p
     
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