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USA is tied with CHINA on GOLD medals....

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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:07 AM
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Years ago it was about pride, your own nations pride. Now it is just a revenue stream. Even the rings are owned and you better not use them without permission. It has lost the charm and sportsmanship it used to have.

Now the number of medals you win is all about how much you spend, and we are talking about huge expenditure.

It is not what it used to be.

I won't even start on SAM missiles and entire divisions of soldiers. It is a sham!

P




posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:10 AM
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We are putting on the greatest games ever seen in my opinion, something that makes me proud to be British for a change. Suggesting that we don't deserve the right to host it because we are not on top of the medals table is insulting.....



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:15 AM
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Oh, I'm just busting on you. I'm not insulting you.



Relax.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:16 AM
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Originally posted by Manhater
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
 


Just curious why the Olympics are in Great Britain when they are sure way down the list line? So much for home team advantage.
US and China seem to be spanking them.


Do the Maths.

Population of China 1 Billion

Population Of USA 312 million

Population of UK 60 million

The higher the population the more medal winners (in theory)

If you can read then this explains it:-

www.envirosagainstwar.org...

Countries such as the UK over achieve in the medals table per size of population.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:17 AM
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Just to update you OP,

GB are 5th now, and thats obviously not including all medals


Our men track cyclists SMASHED 4 World Records yesterday, records already set by us


Our womens team also broke the world record, but later got disqualified for being 4 inches out of place in another race


And the Chinese women would have had gold at the Velodrome yesterday, but fell foul to the same rule that got our birds out, they were relegated to silver in the end. Made the Germans happy though aha.

I mean REALLY, how are you supposed to see a strip of masking tape when your flying round a bend at 50mph??!!

The staff later added a spounge there after GB were disqaulified, and they tried acting like it was there the whole time lol.

It *should* be marked with a cone.
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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:21 AM
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Originally posted by SilentKoala
I've always wondered how is it the USA can dominate the Olympics every year when it's the country with the worst obesity epidemic and worst health...


We have the best athletes. I believe worst health falls to whichever African nation has an ebola plague at the moment.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:30 AM
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Originally posted by PhantomLimb

Originally posted by SilentKoala
I've always wondered how is it the USA can dominate the Olympics every year when it's the country with the worst obesity epidemic and worst health...


We have the best athletes. I believe worst health falls to whichever African nation has an ebola plague at the moment.


You have the best athletes? The 2008 medal table says you don't:-

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr

Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Brad-H
 

To the athletes, it's the high point of their entire lives, compressed to just one day or one night.

That's impressive in most cases. Half empty, Half full I suppose.


It is amazing how quickly the games can be over for some athletes. A Judo match can be over within the 1st minute.

Imagine training all your life for that one moment only to be defeated by an Ipon in the first minute.


Yeah its true, watching the athletes is definetly inspiring. you can see the pain and passion in in their faces.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 03:41 AM
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Okay Charles Ebbs.




I still have no clue how I passed my math with an A while sleeping.


Yuh, I probably can't remember my Algebra algorithms and I'm going to need it for my statistics class.
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So wrong...




posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by pheonix358
Years ago it was about pride, your own nations pride. Now it is just a revenue stream. Even the rings are owned and you better not use them without permission. It has lost the charm and sportsmanship it used to have.

Now the number of medals you win is all about how much you spend, and we are talking about huge expenditure.

It is not what it used to be.

I won't even start on SAM missiles and entire divisions of soldiers. It is a sham!

P


I didn't want to agree with this but after watching the decisions in the men's boxing I am left with some major doubts!



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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According to google UK is now 4th.
www.london2012.com...

lol sorry I think I just heard on the telly we've moved into 3rd. I think that'll do, touch wood we manage to stay there.
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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Bah, looks like China is leading by 3 now. Punks.



Go USA!!!!!!!!!! You can do it.


UK at least stepped up their game. considering their last rank.





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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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China will win in the long run....... They always do......



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 07:53 AM
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Okay just looked, were down by 2 gold medals now. Not 3 like last night.


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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:17 AM
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Population to medal ratio, UK is top. Not bad for a little Island.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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Country Medals Pop Pop per medal

Great Britain 44 62,262,000 1,415,045
United States 64 313,382,000 4,896,593
China 69 1,347,350,000 19,526,811


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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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US is up by 3 on Gold Medals, China is 2nd.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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US is kicking butt!

As if there was any doubt.





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