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02-19-2014, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 40oz View Post
I don't see why people get worked up about overall medal counts. Why concern yourself with something so arbitrary and unimportant, as a Canadian I'd take any hockey medal over the 20 speed skating medals the Netherlands has.
Its not like any of us are sitting here gnashing and clenching our teeth and throwing our mouse through our monitor about it.

It was just an objective consideration of where Canada should fall in the Olympic scheme of things. Particularly In the Winter Olympics where we have every countless advantage.

It shouldn't be a surprise that a very affluent country with virtually limitless per capita resources, that sends out one of the largest contingents in the world, and that experiences winter as much as any country in the world through the large expanse of its borders and has every winter terrain imaginable, and every winter facility ever imagine in abundance, should do very well in the Winter Olympics. We're practically speaking a Winter Olympics factory except without the stellar results.

WE should be a powerhouse in the winter Olympics. Really only the Russians and maybe the US should ever be ahead of us. We're just not conditioned to thinking that Canada. and Canadians, should be great at anything outside of hockey.

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