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Re: Olympic Hockey
medic8r #293683 02/24/10 09:51 PM
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We want Canada to win so we can stomp them again in the finals.

US is playing Switzerland now with a score of 1-0 in the third period.


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Re: Olympic Hockey
JaimeG #293685 02/24/10 10:02 PM
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 Originally Posted By: JaimeG
By looking at my picture you guys will get a pretty good idea what team I’ll be rooting for :P … sorry I just don’t like SydneyC. \:\)
Right now I’m at work listening to the U.S.A. game online... uhg another nails bitter…Go USA!!
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of course the US is going to get more medals, look at the population difference, 10x Canadas, its always going to be that way, just more choice for atheletes,

I always wondered why India is ranked so low in the Olympic medal count, it’s below Nigeria. I honestly cannot understand that, statistically it doesn’t make any sense.

Well.....China should win every event - assuming this is sound logic....


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Argon #293686 02/24/10 10:02 PM
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They're working on it.


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Ken.C #293687 02/24/10 10:03 PM
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
They're working on it.


Except Short Track Speed Skating.


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pmbuko #293688 02/24/10 10:07 PM
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
We want Canada to win so we can have Miller steal the game from them again, after being outplayed and outshot the entire game.

US is playing Switzerland now with a score of 1-0 in the third period.


That's better

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Argon #293689 02/24/10 10:08 PM
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They're working on it.


Except Short Track Speed Skating.


That's the Koreans

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Potatohead #293691 02/24/10 10:14 PM
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Technically, I don't think the Koreans are "working on" short track. They've got it down.

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Potatohead #293693 02/24/10 10:16 PM
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Whooo Hoo
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Potatohead #293696 02/24/10 10:21 PM
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All I meant was Canada and the US probaly both regard sports and Olympic type events with the same importance. It just makes sence that the countries that hold sports in such regard those with the larger populations will do better in medal standings. Countries like China and especially India dont have the programs that we do. Look at the Austrians and skiiing. Maybe my theory is BS but I think it has some merit.

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darcman #293700 02/24/10 10:27 PM
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Of course it's true. If countries care about something, they put money there. We would destroy India in hockey but they would destroy us in cricket.

After a while it all just starts to kind of blend anyway, for example there are always athletes with dual citizenship or just got citizenship who represent a different country than the past (we've had this before with sprinters and a skiier this year, Lennox Lewis is a good example who was Canadian and then went to the UK) and even a lot of the other countries' hockey and curling coaches are Canadian. They even said the Chinese women's curling team is based in Calgary.

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