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post Feb 18 2010, 10:20 AM
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So who's following the much anticipated winter olympics from Vancouver this year? I'm do follow them mainly because of Ice Hockey and because this is the last time I will get to see the old superstars like Selanne, Saku Koivu on the field. Apart from Team Finland it's also nice to see all the best players from NHL playing there. My guess is that Team Russia will take the gold medal and mob the floor with Canada. Of course there are great players in Canada but still, those russians are going to be a challenge for them.

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QUOTE (Masta @ Mar 1 2010, 11:14 AM) *
Most Golds is what matters the most.

Every athlete goes to the games to win Gold, they don't go to win Silver or Bronze(with a few exceptions who just wanted any medal period). Silver and Bronze medals are the consolation prizes, Gold is what everyone trains and competes for.

Total medals is important but not as much as total Golds, the difference between the U.S and Canada in these Games is that we were the best at being #1, America was best at being #2 and best at being #3. Congrats USA. smile.gif

Never mind the fact that Canada set records for most Gold's by a host nation and most Gold's for any nation in the history of the Games period.

No matter how you slice it Canada emerged as the top country in these games, even many of the American athletes have stated as much.

I'm happy for Canada, they were the best nation this time.

Norway came 4th (Vancouver 2010 medal table) which was a big disappointment - to me at least. I generally think of silver medal as failure and it was alot of Norwegian failing. We only got 9 gold medals. mellow.gif It could easily have been 4-5 more golds but margins wasn't on our side.

But it's comforting to behold the all-time medal table for winter olympics. Norway is on top with 107 gold medals. (All-time Olympic Games medal table). Second is USA with 87 gold medals. Now consider that the population in Norway counts only 4.5 millions, whereas USA counts 280.5 millions (2002 figures). smile.gif

The Wall Street Journal thinks we are a mystery lol. The Mystery of Norway. It's a good little article. (It's written on February 24th which was in the middle of the games.)



QUOTE (Masta @ Mar 1 2010, 02:59 PM) *
This entire Olympics the huge rivalry was Canada vs USA, down to the very last event. This was promoted by the media on both sides of the border.

It's a natural rivalry born of two very similar countries sharing long borders and cultures that transcends just sports.

I repeatedly heard and saw Canadians cheering on American athletes in numerous events and I personally left messages of congrats via the Olympic forums for a few of the American athletes(and a 'good game' message for team USA after the gold match for womens hockey), but all I've seen and heard from non-Olympian Americans since the games ended last night is how America did better than Canada cause you got more overall medals.

It was a huge rivalry between Norway and Sweden too in media, and Swedish media in particular. The swedish media was so hostile that Sweden's embassador had a press conference and apologized. It was an embarrassment. I think it's envy because Sweden hasn't done that great in winter sports. I and everyone I know are happy when our neighboring country do well and I don't understand the need to get all rude and hostile about it. They are better than us at summer sports anyway.

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- Jacko90   Vancouver Olympics 2010   Feb 18 2010, 10:20 AM
- - Masta   Russia isn't going to beat us this year, they...   Feb 18 2010, 02:09 PM
- - Jacko90   As you're a Canadian could you mention some of...   Feb 18 2010, 03:32 PM
- - Masta   Other than Selanne and Saku Koivu there's Nikl...   Feb 18 2010, 03:59 PM
|- - Jacko90   QUOTE (Masta @ Feb 18 2010, 07:59 PM) Oth...   Feb 18 2010, 04:16 PM
|- - Masta   QUOTE (Jacko90 @ Feb 18 2010, 11:16 AM) Q...   Feb 19 2010, 02:56 AM
- - bOnEs   i missed the only event i like to watch during the...   Feb 18 2010, 05:17 PM
- - Massacre   People watch the Olympics?   Feb 18 2010, 05:31 PM
- - Jacko90   Well not all the events, mainly ice hockey.   Feb 18 2010, 07:16 PM
- - TreeFitty   I don't go out of my way to watch, but hockey ...   Feb 18 2010, 07:30 PM
- - DonkeyTits   I've watched most of the Olympic games. I...   Feb 18 2010, 09:46 PM
|- - Massacre   QUOTE (DonkeyTits @ Feb 18 2010, 04:46 PM...   Feb 19 2010, 05:25 PM
- - 0bs3n3   The biathlon is cool although I didn't watch i...   Feb 19 2010, 05:31 AM
|- - Masta   QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Feb 19 2010, 12:31 AM) Th...   Feb 19 2010, 06:43 PM
|- - Darth Sexy   QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Feb 19 2010, 04:31 PM) Th...   Feb 21 2010, 07:59 AM
- - Jacko90   QUOTE (DonkeyTits @ Feb 19 2010, 01:46 AM...   Feb 19 2010, 07:26 PM
- - 0bs3n3   So has these games been hyped more than usual? Se...   Feb 20 2010, 11:10 AM
|- - Queef And Beef   QUOTE (0bs3n3 @ Feb 20 2010, 09:10 PM) So...   Feb 20 2010, 01:29 PM
- - Jacko90   I guess there's been a little more hype than u...   Feb 20 2010, 01:11 PM
- - Queef And Beef   Yeah, the lack of hockey is crap. The arse munches...   Feb 21 2010, 02:11 PM
- - Masta   Canada vs USA hockey tonight. God I hope the boy...   Feb 21 2010, 11:26 PM
- - Queef And Beef   wow, the Canada v USA match is actually being show...   Feb 22 2010, 01:16 AM
- - TreeFitty   USA! USA! USA!   Feb 22 2010, 01:18 AM
- - Masta   Lol, some Americans are already saying it's ov...   Feb 22 2010, 01:40 AM
- - TreeFitty   was 4-2, now 4-3 USA. last few minutes counting do...   Feb 22 2010, 02:57 AM
- - Queef And Beef   rofl, i just saw the Russian "Aboriginal...   Feb 22 2010, 03:11 AM
- - TreeFitty   aboriginal, eskimo, close enough   Feb 22 2010, 03:23 AM
- - Jacko90   God dammit we lost our game to the Swedes this mor...   Feb 22 2010, 12:53 PM
- - E_Z   Man, people up here were near rioting when we lost...   Feb 22 2010, 04:24 PM
- - Masta   Brodeur cost us that win with his mistakes, everyt...   Feb 22 2010, 05:25 PM
- - bOnEs   US vs. canada for the gold in hockey!! i...   Feb 28 2010, 06:54 PM
- - E_Z   Canada fucking dominates these games. Lets hope th...   Feb 28 2010, 07:59 PM
- - Pelican   Canada won. Good game though. I really liked this ...   Mar 1 2010, 12:06 AM
- - Massacre   Are the Olympics fucking done yet? I've about ...   Mar 1 2010, 12:08 AM
- - bOnEs   it was fucking epic to see the US tie it up with 2...   Mar 1 2010, 12:18 AM
- - TreeFitty   meh, US still has the most medals overall. fucking...   Mar 1 2010, 12:23 AM
- - E_Z   QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Feb 28 2010, 07:23 PM)...   Mar 1 2010, 12:27 AM
- - TreeFitty   pssh! bitch please! the most overall is wh...   Mar 1 2010, 12:33 AM
|- - D-O   QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Feb 28 2010, 07:33 PM)...   Mar 1 2010, 03:35 PM
|- - bOnEs   QUOTE (D-O @ Mar 1 2010, 10:35 AM) Q...   Mar 1 2010, 03:43 PM
- - E_Z   I just found these on an Armored Core forum...   Mar 1 2010, 12:44 AM
- - bOnEs   QUOTE E_Z Posts: 717 Joined: 25-November 06 From: ...   Mar 1 2010, 05:33 AM
- - 0bs3n3   Yeah I think I'm 50% gayer after watch Johnny ...   Mar 1 2010, 09:13 AM
- - Masta   Most Golds is what matters the most. Every athle...   Mar 1 2010, 04:14 PM
|- - Bain   QUOTE (Masta @ Mar 1 2010, 11:14 AM) Most...   Mar 1 2010, 04:23 PM
|- - Masta   QUOTE (Bain @ Mar 1 2010, 11:23 AM) QUOTE...   Mar 1 2010, 07:59 PM
|- - Lelouch vi Britannia   QUOTE (Bain @ Mar 2 2010, 03:23 AM) QUOTE...   Mar 6 2010, 04:27 PM
- - bOnEs   more gold medals means you had better athletes in ...   Mar 1 2010, 05:12 PM
- - E_Z   QUOTE (bOnEs @ Mar 1 2010, 12:33 AM) QUOT...   Mar 1 2010, 05:58 PM
- - bOnEs   nope, i'm not jealous because, i don't rea...   Mar 1 2010, 06:00 PM
|- - TreeFitty   QUOTE (bOnEs @ Mar 1 2010, 01:00 PM) nope...   Mar 1 2010, 08:14 PM
- - E_Z   oOk.... Still... Canada is superior, in case any...   Mar 1 2010, 06:04 PM
- - Masta   On the subject of the gold medal hockey game I was...   Mar 1 2010, 09:23 PM
- - Masta   So where you at Jacko? Hockey final standings: ...   Mar 2 2010, 03:18 PM
- - 0bs3n3   Some of those are crazy. Still can't believe t...   Mar 2 2010, 08:10 PM
- - 0bs3n3   Anyone seen this?   Mar 13 2010, 01:19 AM
- - demon   QUOTE (Masta @ Mar 1 2010, 11:14 AM) Most...   Apr 15 2010, 03:26 AM


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