"Cold War" | 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi | February 7-23 | Medal Count in Post #1
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02-19-2014, 12:24 AM
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Right now we're 5th or 6th in medal count. Even lower in gold count.
We're the 3rd most represented (athlete contingent) nation afairc. So yeah to some respect going any lower is disappointing. Its just that for decades we were conditioned to much worse from Canadian athletes. AKA as next to zero medals.
Heres a thought. No other nation other than Russia now has invested so heavily in the winter Olympics and including Canada hosting two Olympics in recent decades and with facilities for both widely available still. Canada should own quite a few events at the Olympic level. We have some of the best training facilities found anywhere and several other nations actually use our training facilities and many cases to better degree.
I'll tell you one thing that is most predominate in Canada even doing as well as it has in this Oly. This is the non drinking games. Sochi Olympic area is like a sleepy Mormon town. If the Canadian contingent was out partying hard, and theres lots of past games where that was on, then the medal count would likely be dismal.
We've come a long way and we haven't.
Well, they should move up in number of medals. Speedskating doesn't have that many more events left for the Dutch as an example. The Norwegians have already gone through a lot of their strong events.
Do you have numbers for the money spent on Sochi per country? I'm a bit surprised if they're outspending the Americans and Germans at least.
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