Olympic ranking vs Military powers - Page 6




 
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September 1st, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
They prolly don't let the pros play in that sport yet. Might be limited to just college players. Anyone know for sure?

Looks like Cuba won that. Yeah, MLB gets a lot of their best players from the Carribean for some reason.
September 2nd, 2004  
Damien435
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron
Why doesn't America hvae a baseball team in the Olympics aswell they'd pretty much pwn at that sport as well
Because it is baseball season and the playoffs are getting close, every win counts, another case of bad timing for America, and Baseball is slated to be removed from the Olympics anyways.
September 2nd, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Its easyer for a bigger country with more people. Theres allways one to chose from and that person is probebly already a world compeeter, while a smaller country have a fewer amout of people to send and these might not be the elite. Sweden had a terrible OS this year
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September 2nd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexKall
Its easyer for a bigger country with more people. Theres allways one to chose from and that person is probebly already a world compeeter, while a smaller country have a fewer amout of people to send and these might not be the elite. Sweden had a terrible OS this year
Okay, somebody round up India's olympic team and smack every one of them except whoever won that single silver medal. For shame, having such an enormous population and not winning a huge pile of medals!!



Does it make you feel better, oh thou Sweden, having beaten out a country of over 1 billion this Olympics?

So, in the end, maybe numbers aren't everyting.
September 2nd, 2004  
Redleg
 
 


Feel free to start a new thread in the sports forum, and please continue on-topic here.
September 11th, 2004  
Bory
 
 
[Aaron=] K yeah that explains it and that the fact that i think we spend more money on sports than military in aus[/quote]

Actully, the DoD gets more money than the AIS in the Budget, we just don't have much in the budget to give out.
September 23rd, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
My Goddie, China again is so powerfull in Paralympic Games:

Paralympics medal table

Medals: Overall Last updated Thu Sep 23 20:28

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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. China 30 29 21 80
2. Great Britain 22 13 16 51
3. Australia 15 22 17 54
4. Ukraine 13 7 11 31
5. France 12 13 18 43
6. Spain 11 13 13 37
7. United States 11 12 20 43
8. Canada 11 9 9 29
9. Germany 9 14 24 47
10. Czech Republic 9 7 5 21
11. South Africa 9 7 1 17
12. Russia 9 3 12 24
13. Japan 8 6 9 23
14. Hong Kong 8 6 1 15
15. Brazil 8 4 2 14
16. Poland 7 13 10 30
17. Mexico 7 2 4 13
18. Belarus 6 9 2 17
19. Sweden 6 3 3 12
20. Tunisia 4 3 2 9
21. Iran 4 1 8 13
22. Algeria 4 0 5 9
23. Korea 3 9 2 14
24. Egypt 3 4 2 9
25. Austria 3 3 3 9
26. Israel 3 2 5 10
27. Slovakia 3 1 2 6
28. New Zealand 3 0 1 4
29. Italy 2 4 4 10
30. Nigeria 2 2 1 5
31. Cuba 2 1 4 7
32. Finland 2 1 1 4
33. Azerbaijan 2 0 1 3
34. Kenya 2 0 1 3
35. Hungary 1 8 7 16
36. Netherlands 1 7 3 11
37. Greece 1 5 3 9
38. Thailand 1 4 3 8
39. Denmark 1 3 4 8
40. Belgium 1 2 2 5
41. Iceland 1 2 0 3
42. Morocco 1 2 0 3
43. Switzerland 1 1 2 4
44. Slovenia 1 1 1 3
45. Chinese Taipei 1 1 1 3
46. Latvia 1 1 0 2
47. Kuwait 1 0 2 3
48. Norway 1 0 1 2
49. Turkey 1 0 1 2
50. Angola 1 0 0 1
51. India 1 0 0 1
52. Lithuania 0 1 3 4
53. Argentina 0 1 1 2
54. Ireland 0 1 1 2
55. Palestine 0 1 1 2
56. U Arab Emirates 0 1 1 2
57. Bahrain 0 1 0 1
58. Macedonia 0 1 0 1
59. Panama 0 1 0 1
60. Portugal 0 1 0 1
61. Venezuela 0 1 0 1
62. Croatia 0 0 2 2
63. Serbia/Monteneg 0 0 2 2
64. Jamaica 0 0 1 1
65. Syrian Arab Rep 0 0 1 1


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...le/default.stm
September 23rd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Paralympics??
September 23rd, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
Paralympics??
Yeah, the Olympic Game played after the normal OG, for the disabled people. I think this is good, and it should get more attention in the media, all those less-abled people all have healthy heart, they want to play sport too, we should encourage them too.

Check BBC to see what Paralympics is.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...le/default.stm
September 26th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
lets face it, the americans should do well in any sporting competition because they have the money and the facilities to train anyone to an amazingly high standard. its helps that they have such a massive populations.
ditto china
ditto russia has the population, im not sure what the economic status is like
japan has the money, and the population
australia has a (comparitively) small population, but, per capita, i think we spend abt the same as USA and China.
its just that playing sports is ingrained in us, its a deep part or our national psyche (hell, if we *ever* lose the ashes im migrating!!!)
and lets face it, every now and again you come across some prodigious talent, who will do spectacularly, no matter what the sport.