Olympic ranking vs Military powers - Page 7




 
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September 26th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
It is best known the Aussies are the best sporters in the world. They have everything (even desert) to be on top in sports.
September 26th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 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
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And India remains as the unwitting victim of this generalization. They don't focus heavily on the Olymics, but logic says they should be better than they are. I expect that'll change in the future. It happened to China.
September 26th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
When Indian government puts focus on national glorry in sports, they will be in top 5 of Sports Nation in some 30 years, maybe 50 years, being good in all sports like in Olympic Games, you need a lot of time to train, starting from kids, but India will be there. We should not be short-sighted, we must look a bit forward to judge a nation.
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September 26th, 2004  
Damien435
 
 
One of the funny things about the Olympics, Americans don't care. I was watching the news, if showed people celebrating because they had beaten the Americans in the World Cup, the American's response was "We have a team in the World Cup?" China, consolidating those sports that nobody reall cares about, Ping Pong, Air Pistols, Air Rifles, who knew those were sports?
September 26th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Damien435, are you really serious when you are typing in those words?

Paralympics medal table

Medals: Overall Last updated Sat Sep 25 23:04

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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. China 45 41 24 110<
2. Great Britain 28 21 22 71<
3. Australia 20 27 24 71<
4. United States 19 19 30 68<
5. Ukraine 19 9 14 42<
6. Canada 18 15 17 50<
7. France 16 18 22 56<
8. Germany 15 21 29 65<
9. Spain 14 15 18 47<
10. Czech Republic 12 7 6 25<

Complete Table:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...le/default.stm
September 26th, 2004  
Damien435
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingFrog
Damien435, are you really serious when you are typing in those words?
Pretty much, especially when it is on the other side of the world. The time delay sucks.

And we just don't care. And look at the "big" sports, the Track and Field, which is all that should be included, we dominate in the sprinting, we would have two more Golds if it were not for 2 bad handoffs. From my observations Americans are much more interested in the Winter Olympics, the "Miracle" team helped alot with that, and with the exception of Curling all the sports of the Winter Olympics actually require one to be in peak physical condition.
September 26th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I cared about the Olympics!

well......just the women's games. :P
September 26th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damien435
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingFrog
Damien435, are you really serious when you are typing in those words?
Pretty much, especially when it is on the other side of the world. The time delay sucks.

And we just don't care. And look at the "big" sports, the Track and Field, which is all that should be included, we dominate in the sprinting, we would have two more Golds if it were not for 2 bad handoffs. From my observations Americans are much more interested in the Winter Olympics, the "Miracle" team helped alot with that, and with the exception of Curling all the sports of the Winter Olympics actually require one to be in peak physical condition.
See, you only like sports in which you are good in

And you say "WE" don't care, maybe it is only "YOU" who don't care, while in fact a lot of other Americans care a lot about the Olympic Games.

"Ping Pong", you have no clue what PingPong is, it is very popular in many many countries, not only China, but also Japan, Korea, Holland, Sweden, Germany, etc etc.

NEVER say something is not important only because you don't like it
September 26th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I thought the pingpong was neat.
September 26th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
i love watching ping pong especially when asian countries play, the pace is amazing