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    It is interesting that CBC buys into the US view of medal totals and lists the country with the most first but the IOC counts Gold as the top.

    According to CBC, Norway is in the lead with 11 total, followed by Netherlands and Canada with 10. Germany is fourth with 9

    According to the IOC, Germany is top with 5 Gold, then Netherlands with 4 Gold, Norway Canada and USA all with 3 gold (11-10-6) total.

    CTV did the same in 2010 and accepted that the USA won the Olympics with 37 medals and Germany was second with 30 but the IOC has Canada first with 14 Gold and 26 overall.
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    i prefer overall medal count myself

    pretty sure that is what CBC has done since at least 1982
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    gold should be worth 3x bronze
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    Quote Originally Posted by CH1 View Post
    gold should be worth 3x bronze
    sure
    but if gold was the only thing that mattered they should only hand out golds
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    sure
    but if gold was the only thing that mattered they should only hand out golds
    It isn't all that matters but it is the top thing. No one goes there for silver.

    China claims it won the 2000 Beijing Olympics because it had the most gold. We should the same for 2010.
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    Silver and bronze medals are for losers. I don't know why they waste the metal to make them. Nobody who competes in the Olympics really wants to win anything but gold. Anything less than that is just a degree of losing.
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    Go away.

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    It should be ranked by golds. It doesn’t make any sense if there’s more of a difference between 3rd and 4th than between 1st and 3rd.

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    Kirsten Moore-Towers is hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCountofMonteCristo View Post
    Kirsten Moore-Towers is hot
    Most figure skaters are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Most figure skaters are.
    Wouldn't go that far, see Tonya Harding....

    But yeah most pair skaters are above average, they have to be. Presentation marks count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCountofMonteCristo View Post
    Wouldn't go that far, see Tonya Harding....

    But yeah most pair skaters are above average, they have to be. Presentation marks count.
    Female Tennis players, beach volleyball and figure skaters all seem to have great bodies, a great starting point. Faces are hit and miss, but I've not come across many figure skaters or tennis players who didn't have great athletic bodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Female Tennis players, beach volleyball and figure skaters all seem to have great bodies, a great starting point. Faces are hit and miss, but I've not come across many figure skaters or tennis players who didn't have great athletic bodies.
    They are in great shape and work out all the time.
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    https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article...-with-win.html
    Jan Mursak scored the tying goal in the final minutes of regulation and the winner in overtime as Slovenia came back to stun the United States 3-2 Wednesday night at Kwandong Hockey Centre in each team's Olympic opener.
    Crazy

    Have no idea what to expect for the mens hockey

    Russia also lost
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    Haha.
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    Canada could win gold...or not score a goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    Canada could win gold...or not score a goal.
    $1,000.00 says the latter does not happen...
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    only $1000

    seems like you are not convinced
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    only $1000

    seems like you are not convinced
    I hate betting, lost $300.00 in LV once and still hate myself for pissing it away
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