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02-23-2014, 05:12 AM
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interesting how almost all the traditional power countries finished below projections (ie norway, usa, germany) and the canadian overall performance, while having the best olympics ever aside from vancouver, is seen as a bit of a disappointment
pretty easy explanation for the above...russia has been so much stronger than expected with the home field advantage (both legit and questionable) and having the netherlands take all the long track medals have definitely had an effect
The Dutch really messed up the medal count for a lot of countries.
Nobody thought the team would be this dominate.
23 medals in one discipline is almost unheard of.
Sweden also took away Norway's many projected medals too.
The perceived failure received so much anger...
That many in Norway demanded a inquiry...
Mainly on the wax...
Which the government claimed to have spent a million dollars on.
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