How is your country doing at the Olympics?




 
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August 8th, 2012  
perseus
 
 

Topic: How is your country doing at the Olympics?


It's no disgrace to get the silver, well not if you are an Australian anyway!

There are several ways of assessing this in terms of total medals, weighted medals, medals per capita and GDP. The West Indian nations and Australasia do very well on this basis.

http://www.medalspercapita.com/#medals-per-capita:2012

Although team GB may have performed very well at the elite 'medal' contention level, many of their more typical athletes are performing below par in my opinion. Also some of their medals may have been partly achieved through technology especially in the cycling. This is legal but does it conform to Olympian principles?

It's good to be 3rd in the medal table, all the same!

Even on a weighted per capita measure we are up with the Australians

http://www.medalspercapita.com/#weig...er-capita:2012
August 8th, 2012  
Horso
 
We are having a down time, lets see how GB goes in Rio.
August 8th, 2012  
perseus
 
 
Sally Pearson had a great run last night, and the girl against Victoria Pendleton in the cycling so I'm sure things will get better. Problem is Australia have the US to compete with in swimming and countries such as China aren't standing still. Even GB seem to take some sports more seriously!
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August 9th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
We got 18 Golds in Beijing and are third place at the moment. Australia have dropped back since they cut back on all the coaching that they used to do and now many of them are working in Britain
August 9th, 2012  
Warwick
 
Actually its quite disturbing to see how many coaches, coaching staff and even ex Aussie atthletes are now involved in other countries teams!! The list is pretty big, but it reminds me of the ex Chines and Eastern Europeans that have popped up here in Oz and elsewhere.
Just natural migration to greener pastures...?
August 10th, 2012  
m551sheridan
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
We got 18 Golds in Beijing and are third place at the moment. Australia have dropped back since they cut back on all the coaching that they used to do and now many of them are working in Britain
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August 10th, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Singapore got two bronze, both in the table tennis tornaments- I think...

The reason we are not doing well, I think is the damned fish and chips they are feeding us... and no chilli... No Singaporrean can survive overseas without their chilli...

This is an outrage.... not the bronze medal, but no chilli...
August 10th, 2012  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by viper2007
Singapore got two bronze, both in the table tennis tornaments- I think...

The reason we are not doing well, I think is the damned fish and chips they are feeding us... and no chilli... No Singaporrean can survive overseas without their chilli...

This is an outrage.... not the bronze medal, but no chilli...
Chilli in Fish and Chips????? You'll be putting coca cola in the tea next!!!!!

I must admit I am surprised Britain is 3rd, maybe someone decided to take sport seriously for a change.
August 10th, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Chilli in Fish and Chips????? You'll be putting coca cola in the tea next!!!!!

I must admit I am surprised Britain is 3rd, maybe someone decided to take sport seriously for a change.
Opa Brit, you have been to Singapore, you know how obssessed we are with chilli, everythings got to have chilli in or on it... Have you come across something they call "sambal belacan"- I do not have an English translation for it... It is mean and evil. It would drive sane men crazy...

I tried coca cola with tea- not a good combination...

Yes, Britain seems to be doing pretty well...
August 10th, 2012  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by viper2007
Opa Brit, you have been to Singapore, you know how obssessed we are with chilli, everythings got to have chilli in or on it... Have you come across something they call "sambal belacan"- I do not have an English translation for it... It is mean and evil. It would drive sane men crazy...

I tried coca cola with tea- not a good combination...

Yes, Britain seems to be doing pretty well...
To be honest Viper, I never noticed chilli in anything while I was there. My kids are crazy about chilli and or curry, if it don't burn their mouth and makes their bums burn in the morning they are not happy. Me, I stick to stuff without chilli or curry.
 


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