Thread: Great Britain: Hockey in Britain part 3
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02-27-2013, 12:34 PM
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Dustin Peener
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Originally Posted by J17 Vs Proclamation View Post
And to those who say we specialise in certain sports ... so? Nearly every nation does. Somewhat of a preposterous argument.
It was a joke

But it is partly true, we are a fat country. I don't know where he got his stats from but in almost every obesity ranking I've ever seen the UK is in the top 5 and Slovenia is nowhere to be seen. My knowledge of Slovenia comes from my friend in university who is from there, she tells me they are all mad about sport from football to the niche winter sports like ski jumping, and participation is high. She doesn't like hockey but knows a lot about Kopitar and Mursak, she says Kopitar is their national hero and that everyone knows who the top ski jumpers are. A majority of the UK population have no interest in sport outside of football, let alone participate. We are lucky to have a large population which keeps us good at sport at the pro level. Hopefully now after the Olympics things will continue to improve.

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