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08-03-2012, 05:48 AM
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You have 17 medals now - is that good re your expectations?

Germany is impressive b/c it's one of the few countries that excels both in the summer and winter olympics (and obviously has done so post-unification). Also, even though your population is much bigger than Canada's there are much bigger countries out there - so your results re your population size are very impressive.

Canada is ahead of schedule re: medal count. We have failed to secure a gold medal, though - I think we were projected to get two gold medals...both coming in the second week...but still. We've been treated to a couple of media whiners complaining that we're so excited for our bronze and silver medals while the US and China "demand gold" ... even though Canada has fewer than 35 million people while the US has 310 million and China has 1.3 billion
yeah, it looks better now than after the first 2-3 days. Right now we are as good as hoped and could get another gold today

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