"Cold War" | 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi | February 7-23 | Medal Count in Post #1
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02-23-2014, 11:08 PM
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WE placed exactly around where we should. We are a winter nation and have the best winter Olympic training facilities found on earth found in two different past Oly venues plus in facilities across the country.
Also USA most Athletes at the games 230, Followed by Russia 225, Canada with 221.
3rd largest contingent of any country and only 9 less athletes than the host nation.
Why shouldn't we be 3rd?
Additionally we actually had more athletes in more events at this games in Sochi and finished with less medals than in Vancouver.
I'll take it, but its depreciation.
The biggest worry is Canada chronically does well in new events because it has the fiscal resources to make quick commit to training in those. Short track would be a classic example. We owned that at one point and now we're coming up empty. With more typical skating powerhouses now passing us in that as well. I wonder how many ski and snowboard events won't be gold for us in the future.
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