"Cold War" | 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi | February 7-23 | Medal Count in Post #1
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02-19-2014, 02:05 PM
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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.
That's not really what my point is. I'm saying that the overall medal count is a terrible way to judge the success of a country since an event like speed skating has so many variations and can result in so many medals.
Most of these sports are of little consequence to people of this country, an
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