**** this team. Mano is awful, Neymar thinks he's Pele, this defence is so casual you would think they're hung over from last night.
Winning the Gold Medal would be the one Brazil would be forgiven for not winning the World Cup two years from now. Now I don't want to be anywhere near that country when Argentina or something puts the team to sleep in the quarter finals in 2014.
Come on man. You are witnessing history.
This is like Germany beating Canada for gold. You gotta respect.
Oh no, I give full credit to Mexico for putting away their chances and frustrating Brazil. But it isn't an upset of massive proportions, quite a few people had pegged the Mexicans to come out on top because they are a great young team.
If you go by how the IOC ranks it, most golds, tiebreaker to silver, second tiebreaker to bronze, we're 33rd right now. If we can pull off a 2nd gold in mountain biking, we could finish 24th. Emphasizing on medal count is just putting a positive spin on a disappointing Olympics for Canada. We didn't have any problem shoving the gold medal count in the American's faces during Vancouver 2010. 1976 was the last time team Canada took home less than 3 golds. I'm not disappointed in the individual athlete's for 'only' winning bronze or silver, I'm just disappointed in Canada's overall gold medal haul.
Technically, the IOC doesn't rank countries at all and have consistently reiterated that tabulating gold medals is completely arbitrary.
I'm pretty sure the rankings they release today owe themselves to media pressure back in the 90s (Atlanta?), and before then the IOC didn't even keep count of total medals won.
Well that certainly is a fitting end to this olympics for Canada. Close but just now quite good enough. Still good to see lots of strong performances and like I said earlier with a little increased funding for the stronger athletes we'd probably hit the podium more.