Olympic ranking vs Military powers - Page 2




 
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August 28th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
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australia don't have that good of an army so why are they up there
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Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
Australia sets higher in the list than their military power would seem to rate, but nobody said the parallel is perfect, just somewhat close.
The question was answered already by myself.

Hey, anyone else hate how the Official Site lists? Puts it in order of Gold Medals without giving you the option to resort by overall medals. Its irritating.
August 28th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
How about using the Winter Olympics in 2002 medal list??

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Gold - Silver - Bronze

1. Norway NOR 13 5 7
2. Germany GER 12 16 8
3. United States of America USA 10 13 11
4. Canada CAN 7 3 7
5. Russian Federation RUS 5 4 4
6. France FRA 4 5 2
7. Italy ITA 4 4 5
8. Finland FIN 4 2 1
9. Netherlands NED 3 5 0
10. Austria AUT 3 4 10
11. Switzerland SUI 3 2 6
12. Croatia CRO 3 1 0
13. People's Republic of China CHN 2 2 4
14. Korea KOR 2 2 0
15. Australia AUS 2 0 0
16. Czech Republic CZE 1 2 0
17. Estonia EST 1 1 1
18. Great Britain GBR 1 0 1
19. Sweden SWE 0 2 5
20. Bulgaria BUL 0 1 2
21. Japan JPN 0 1 1
22. Poland POL 0 1 1
23. Belarus BLR 0 0 1
24. Slovenia SLO 0 0 1
Who's the Superpower now...
August 28th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Winter Olympics? HaHa, many countries never have snow, let alone a winter sport

Hell, CHINA is only getting stronger every year

1 USA United States 34 38 28 100 1
2 CHN China 31 17 14 62 3
3 RUS Russia 23 26 35 84 2
4 AUS Australia 17 16 16 49 4
5 JPN Japan 15 10 11 36 6
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August 29th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
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Originally Posted by FlyingFrog
1 USA United States 34 38 28 100 1
2 CHN China 31 17 14 62 3
3 RUS Russia 23 26 35 84 2
4 AUS Australia 17 16 16 49 4
5 JPN Japan 15 10 11 36 6
See, that's what's irritating. The official site lists based on the number of gold medals. They should be in this order:


1.) United States 34 38 28 100
2.) Russia 23 26 35 84
3.) China 31 17 14 62
4.) Australia 17 16 16 49
5.) Germany 14 15 18 47
6.) Japan 15 10 11 36
7.) France 11 8 12 31
8.) Italy 9 10 11 30
9.) Britain 9 8 12 29
10.) South Korea 8 11 9 28
11.) Ukraine 9 5 8 22
12.) Netherlands 4 9 9 22
13.) Cuba 5 6 10 21
14.) Romania 8 5 6 19
15.) Spain 3 11 5 19
16.) Hungary 8 6 3 17
17.) Greece 6 5 4 15
18.) Belarus 2 4 8 14
19.) Canada 3 6 3 12
20.) Bulgaria 2 1 9 12
August 29th, 2004  
Aaron
 
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Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
Quote:
australia don't have that good of an army so why are they up there
Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
Australia sets higher in the list than their military power would seem to rate, but nobody said the parallel is perfect, just somewhat close.
The question was answered already by myself.
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K yeah that explains it and that the fact that i think we spend more money on sports than military in aus
August 29th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
That and from what I've seen, Aussies are kinda badasses.
August 29th, 2004  
Aaron
 
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Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
That and from what I've seen, Aussies are kinda badasses.
badasses? what do u mean by that
August 29th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
The average Aussie seems to be better than average as a physical specimen compared to the average of the rest of the human race.
August 29th, 2004  
Aaron
 
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Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
The average Aussie seems to be better than average as a physical specimen compared to the average of the rest of the human race.
i guess that would make us better soldiers to, to bad we dont have the quantity we only have the quality
August 29th, 2004  
Damien435
 
 
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Originally Posted by Aaron
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Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
The average Aussie seems to be better than average as a physical specimen compared to the average of the rest of the human race.
i guess that would make us better soldiers to, to bad we dont have the quantity we only have the quality
Admin edit: Removed you comment. watch it with the flaming!!

And yes, if this did perfectly parralel military power we would not need wars anymore, think about it, instead of fighting wars we could just wait for the next olympics, well actually we would have to let both Olympics go, since if it were Winter Olympics Germany and especially Canada would have an inflated rank, and in the summer olympics Japan and China have inflated ranks.