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08-14-2012, 11:05 AM
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Oops, yeah I was thinking of the Hives but apparently they're Swedish haha.

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David Bowie turned down the offer to sign off Sunday night's Olympic Games closing ceremony with a performance of Heroes, one of several high-profile acts who passed up the chance to perform in front of a global TV audience of hundreds of millions at the finale of London 2012.

Organizers of the 15m show had also hoped to persuade the Rolling Stones, Kate Bush and the Sex Pistols to appear in what was intended to be a history of British music. Even the Who, who did close the Games with a medley ending with My Generation, turned down the request to play twice, according to industry sources. But a decision by the band to announce a US tour in July swayed them, given the scale of the promotional opportunity.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012...osing-ceremony
Of course there were some big names, for whatever reason, did not want to perform at the Olympics.

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In medals per capita we killed the US, also China. I thing given the population base we have to draw from we did exceptional.

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In medals per capita we killed the US, also China. I thing given the population base we have to draw from we did exceptional.
And that's why I never use that "excuse" as to how a country fares in the Olympics..

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And that's why I never use that "excuse" as to how a country fares in the Olympics..
It is why Canada is better than the U.S.A etc in hockey. They have more of an pool to draw from. More of Canada's elite athletes pick hockey.

Really not an "excuse" for the other countries, it is a reality.

Why would it be less so in any other competition?

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First off, kudos to all our Canadian athletes.

This has passed 1000 so it needs to be closed. If anyone wants to continue the post Olympic talks, please make a new thread.

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