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01-07-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Fantomas View Post
Actually, this is an advantage, not a disadvantage. All it takes to knock off one team is a bad day. To keep five teams off the podium (with major talent spread out the way it is) is somewhat of a national embarrassment.
Right. In the same way if Russia doesn't win the World Championships, there's a good chance Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus or Kazahkstan will pick up the slack. Which is why former Soviet Republics win more medals than the old USSR ever did.

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