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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremsstrahlung View Post
    The team that we have sent to compete are the best at their respective sports in our country.
    Not sure if Captain Obvious has mentioned it, but other countries also send their best athletes.
    As it stands, we are ranked 9th in the world on Gold Medals. Is this poor?
    The 8 nations above us:
    USA - 324 Million people
    Great Britain - 65 Million people
    China - 1.38 Billion people
    Russia - 143 Million people
    Germany - 80 Million people
    France - 66 Million people
    Japan - 126 Million people
    Italy - 59 Million people
    Australia - 24 Million people

    Based on our population of people to select our best athletes, I think we are doing reasonably well.

    Now, I agree, it is absolutely disappointing and questions have to be asked why our athletes aren't quite performing to their personal best levels. Personal bests should be their target, if that gets them a medal, great! If not, well at least they've given their best.

    Some body has to win, somebody has to lose. There is no competition if only the best competes. Why do we even send an Olympic team? Why do Australia even send a team to the world cup? Why do we even play as part of the A- League? After all, we aren't the best at any of these things.

    The media has raised the expectations and the Sydney Olympics have somewhat given us false hope. Particularly around our swim team. Sure some of them failed to do their best, yes that is disappointing and questions will be asked. But does that take anything away from them for being the best Australia has, or being in the top 5 in the world for something?
    When Messi plays, when he fails to score, does that mean he's not a great player anymore? has he failed? Are people celebrating his failure? He can't even win Copa America.
    Population means **** all

    If it did China and India would be best in the word at football

    They are not

    Iceland would never beat England in the Euros

    They did


    This is about our athletes performing at their best and not accepting second place as acceptable

    Seems to be the defining characteristic of those born in the mid 80s onwards


    It all about participating rather than winning

    Too many of them are mentally soft between the ears thanks to the Wankers that surrounds them

    Your right this is the best of the best . That means that when you get a government hand out to pursue your dream 24-7 the expectation is there that on your big day your 4 years of training are culminated into a performance that is your best

    Not something inferior

    Yeah someone has to finish second. Your right.

    Any athlete worth their salt doesn't accept that it is them. They make sure it's the other guys

    As for the swimming we had 7 individuals go in as favourites on times posted and performance

    1 of them delivered a medal

    The rest couldn't even be a lucky loser
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    It's pretty simple.
    Ask them all before the Olympics "what's your goal".

    The ones that say 'win gold' but don't are considered disappointments.

    Everyone who answers something different should be left at home and be given a copy of The Book of Griff in the hope that over the next 4 years they work it out.

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    Great Brittain coming second in medal tally is a surprise, or not? ...they still in 2012 momentum
    Dare to Zlatan

    Originally Posted by Grimario

    He won't make that mistake at Newcastle since our team is full of number 2's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lquiquer View Post
    Great Brittain coming second in medal tally is a surprise, or not? ...they still in 2012 momentum
    Their cycling program is at the top so plenty there

    They are also consistent in the rowing

    Add in the usual few here and there in a variety of sports and that's them explained

    Good thing they are no good at football

    Never win a medal in that

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    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Hows the world number 1 hockey team choking on a big bag of dicks. Were very ordinary all tournament when you only score 4 goals in 5 matches you are in trouble and beating Brazil doesn't count.

    The germans on the other hand nearly out for the count to the Kiwis, germans vs Belgium final I hope.

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    The chick that won the gold medal in the 400 metres, the member would love that king of do anything it takes attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skippy View Post
    The chick that won the gold medal in the 400 metres, the member would love that king of do anything it takes attitude.
    Not seen.

    What sets her apart from the rest bar her winning??
    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    http://www.foxsports.com.au/olympics...dc1f21bdfdbd27

    Chick dived over the line to get her torso there 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skippy View Post
    http://www.foxsports.com.au/olympics...dc1f21bdfdbd27

    Chick dived over the line to get her torso there 1st.
    That's precisely the attitude I admire.

    People who do whatever it takes to get it done.
    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    The lack of athletes getting busted for performance enhancing drugs so far at this Olympics is very disappointing. Either the testing equipment is crap or the athletes don't care enough about winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    The lack of athletes getting busted for performance enhancing drugs so far at this Olympics is very disappointing. Either the testing equipment is crap or the athletes don't care enough about winning.
    They have better masking agents atm. Couple of years they'll test positive and a couple results will change

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    ^^^^ this


    And there's also a heap of Russians not there, and the doc's are getting better at ensuring their athletes are purged of detectables when going into competition.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmac79 View Post
    I tend to agree with Gav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazFish35 View Post
    ^^^^ this


    And there's also a heap of Russians not there, and the doc's are getting better at ensuring their athletes are purged of detectables when going into competition.
    As if we are any better??

    Plenty of drug cheats in this country


    Only thing is at the moment we obviously not on the good gear judging by our results
    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazFish35 View Post
    ^^^^ this


    And there's also a heap of Russians not there, and the doc's are getting better at ensuring their athletes are purged of detectables when going into competition.
    The test are absolutely useless - always have been. Even hack bodybuilders can avoid testing positive these days and that lot aren't the brightest nor do they have access to the resources of the higher earning athletes.

    In athletics the testing is simple. If you are male and can run 100m under 10.3 seconds - you are probably juiced, and for a Female anything under 11.2 seconds should be ringing alarm bells as well.
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    Bolt and De Grasse in the 200 semi... how bloody good are they. Best finish to a race for sure!
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    Interesting final in football.....Brazil - Germany
    Dare to Zlatan

    Originally Posted by Grimario

    He won't make that mistake at Newcastle since our team is full of number 2's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lquiquer View Post
    Interesting final in football.....Brazil - Germany
    Can't see Brazil copping 7 this time.

    For a start they actually have Neymar Jr this time around.

    I thinking he played in Belo Horizante then the Brazilians don't capitulate like they did
    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFKS View Post
    Can't see Brazil copping 7 this time.

    For a start they actually have Neymar Jr this time around.

    I thinking he played in Belo Horizante then the Brazilians don't capitulate like they did
    Agree but I think they especially missed Thiago Silva big time in BH
    Dare to Zlatan

    Originally Posted by Grimario

    He won't make that mistake at Newcastle since our team is full of number 2's.

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    Lochte's shitshow has been the most entertaining part of the games so far TBH.

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    Bolt, what a freak... Greatest of all time!
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