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Old 08-20-2008, 05:16 PM   #31
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Default Re: Countries that suck in the Olympics

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Mexico. Only one bronze medal. Not sure what the population of that country is, but they sure do suck at the Olympics.


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Old 08-20-2008, 05:42 PM   #32
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Afghanistan, but they got their first ever Olympic medal today (Bronze) in Tae-Kwon Do (spelling? I cba to check).
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:50 PM   #33
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Default Re: Countries that suck in the Olympics

one way to look at the medals/countries is

medals per capita (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/olym...ita/index.html)

as of today:
The top 10:


1. Slovenia (5) - one per 401,542 Slovenians
2. New Zealand (8) - 521,862
3. Jamaica (5) - 560,866
4. Australia (35) - 588,595
5. Armenia (5) - 593,717
6. Estonia (2) - 653,802
7. Bahrain (1) - 718,306
8. Belarus (11) - 880,542
9. Denmark (6) - 914,120
10. Norway (5) - 928,891


Selected Others:


11. Cuba (11) - 1,038,541
21. Finland (3) - 1,818,649
22. Great Britain (33) - 1,846,785
28. Latvia (1) - 2,245,423
30. Canada (13) - 2,554,822
40. Russia (42) - 3,350,049
41. Greece (3) - 3,574,272
42. United States (79) - 3,845,881
58. China (76) - 17,500,586
70. Iran (1) - 65,875,223





for the all time list:
Liechtenstein is the all time best!!
USA is 45th
india is 199th


( http://users.skynet.be/hermandw/olymp/reloly.html )
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:16 PM   #34
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Default Re: Countries that suck in the Olympics

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Mexico. Only one bronze medal. Not sure what the population of that country is, but they sure do suck at the Olympics.

Sigh, sad facts of life.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:00 PM   #35
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Default Re: Countries that suck in the Olympics

Bumped...to remind India and Ireland they have 3 years to step their game up.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:22 PM   #36
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Default Re: Countries that suck in the Olympics

All of India's athletic resources are put in to beating Australia at cricket...something they still can't do

They need to put T20 cricket into the Olympics. Time is the only reason cricket isn't in already and that has now been resolved. There is no reason for a crap game like baseball to be in over a sport with so much history, grace and skill.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:26 PM   #37
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As a Indian first off **** the guy who said they smelled damn India is a 3rd world country still developing and it is surprised they won a gold medal and cricket is their sport, put that in and they get a medal but its to long to play in a bracket tournament so yea they don't care about sports but in the big picture sports is the least of their concerns cut them some slack.


Well India needs to get their priorities straight
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #38
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america!
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:44 PM   #39
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Default Re: Countries that suck in the Olympics

India even though my home country is such a disgrace when it comes to sporting. At one time our field hockey team was considered the best in the world but get this they changed the rules because all the best players were coming from the state of Punjab so they changed the rules that a player from each state had to be represented on the team and ruined the team.
On the other hand see us in the spelling bee mutha****as!!!!!!!
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Well India needs to get their priorities straight

You are either really stupid, or this is a joke. Either way it was hilarious.
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:53 AM   #41
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I think India is more focused on getting 800,000,000 people out of abject poverty. They will do better as they develop.

Ireland plays a bunch of f*cked up domestic sports like hurling etc...though they have won gold in swimming recently (though that ho cheated).

Someone said the Philippines were small? Isn't there like 70,000,000 people living there?
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Speaking of f*cked up Irish sports, anyone ever see Irish road bowling? Literally a group of guys chucking balls down the road and following them.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:16 AM   #44
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Over a billion people: No excuses.

Isn't it only because they have such poor facilities and a heck lot of them are still in poverty (thus can't afford to train or be an athlete)?
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:47 AM   #45
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Belgium x'D
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