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Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9188 posts, RR: 15
Posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Wonder if London 2012 will do just as good if not better than Beijing 2008.

Which country will get the highest number of gold medals in London 2012? Total number of medals? USA?

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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Team GB of course!

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User currently offlinekngkyle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 408 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3017 times:
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It will be a battle between China and the US. In 2008, the US won most medals, but China got most golds. We'll see now if that was just because of homefield advantage or not. Being American, I'd of course root for the US winning the most.  

User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Depends if China is bringing their 10 y.o gymnists again!   


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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3181 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

China, Russia, or the US. My prediction: the US wins the most medals, but not most gold medals.


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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
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Quoting Stabilator (Reply 3):
Depends if China is bringing their 10 y.o gymnists again!

Those kids sure are good! That reminds me of the man/woman the East Germans had in the games back in the day.

I'll root for the Team USA to bring home the golds!

Things just haven't been the same since the fall of the Soviet Union. The USA/USSR rivalry was great and I am sure the Russians enjoyed it too.

When I was a kid we would play "Dome Hockey" at the roller rink and one team was the USSR and the other the USA, wow that was a fun game.

I used to have a computer game called Winter Games back in the 1980s and my friends and I would compete against each other under the USA, USSR, DDR, FRD flags. Ah, great memories of cold war sports.



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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 2864 times:

The United States will bring home the most medals I think. Bringing home the most gold medals I think is a toss up between the US and China. But...

...the country that will win every single medal will of course be the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea. Did you even have to ask?   



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User currently offlinebyronicle6 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2011, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

I'd be really interested to know what country has the highest medal count from Olympics based on population. My guess is Australia would come out on top


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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3181 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 6):
But...

...the country that will win every single medal will of course be the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea. Did you even have to ask?

They won the World Cup five times in a row...All hail the Dear Leader



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User currently offlineflipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2776 times:
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Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 7):

There are websites that can give this figure but Australia don't come near the top, the ones that do are with much smaller populations, New Zealand actually comes out at about the same but there is much jiggery pokery that could skew results one way or another (not wrongly I might add).
Does a medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics count less than a medal from 1936 Berlin olympics as ther was more to get.
Do we count just golds or all medals and are they all weighted equally?
DO we count the population as of now or as of when the olympic medal was won or maybe even the average of the population in the proceeding 4 years when the training occurred?

It would be interesting to crunch some numbers on this.

Sorry for making an interesting and simple topic sound complicated, I love numbers and I love them to be right/well defined.

Fred


User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1415 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Obviously the winner will be the greatest country in the world, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC!

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 7):
I'd be really interested to know what country has the highest medal count from Olympics based on population. My guess is Australia would come out on top

From Beijing, here's the top ten, ordered by population/medal

1. Australia (5 medals) - 4,120,171
2. Croatia (1 medal) - 4,491,543
3. Georgia (1 medal) - 4,630,841
4. Czech Republic (2 medals) - 5,110,456
5. The Netherlands (3 medals) - 5,548,438
6. Cuba (2 medals) - 5,711,976
7. North Korea (4 medals) - 5,869,772
8. South Korea (8 medals) - 6,154,106
9. Italy (8 medals) - 7,268,165
10. Azerbaijan (1 medal) - 8,177,717

Note that this includes all medals, not just gold. Source- http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/olym...s_blog/2008/08/everybody-says.html .



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User currently offlinelxa333 From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

USA!!! USA!!! Screw all the rest. Great Britain 2nd, Australia 3rd, China 4th.


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User currently offlineflipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
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Quoting zckls04 (Reply 10):

I don't think that table is correct, I know that GB got 19 golds and so that gives a lower people per gold than what you have there.

Fred


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Quoting lxa333 (Reply 11):
USA!!! USA!!! Screw all the rest. Great Britain 2nd, Australia 3rd, China 4th.

What a rational, respectful post.  


User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2841 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 5):
When I was a kid we would play "Dome Hockey" at the roller rink and one team was the USSR and the other the USA, wow that was a fun game.

I'm dating myself here, but I remember as a kid when the USSR boycotted the 1984 LA Olympics. At the same time McDonalds had a sweepstakes on where if the US won a medal and you had some kind of token off their soda drink you would win a free meal or something. I had dozen of free happy meals that year.

But, I do miss the competition in gymnastics with the Romanians and Soviets. As well as other sports like water polo and some of the shooting sports.

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 3):
Depends if China is bringing their 10 y.o gymnists again!

Or diving! As long as China keeps sending over 50 lb 10 year olds and the sport is scored on the size of the splash they make in the water, it's hard to find it fair.

I'll cheer for the US, but I do love the occasional athlete from a small, rather obscure country (in sports) who wins a medal. Like when a Sri Lankan woman won a silver in Sydney, I'm sure she's a national heroin.



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User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1640 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 3):
Depends if China is bringing their 10 y.o gymnists again!

One of the best answers I've seen on this site yet  
Quoting signol (Reply 1):
Team GB of course!

Indeed!



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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2112 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting lxa333 (Reply 11):
USA!!! USA!!! Screw all the rest. Great Britain 2nd, Australia 3rd, China 4th.

Is that the list of all countries you've heard of so far?  



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User currently offlineflipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2610 times:
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Quoting Rara (Reply 16):
Quoting lxa333 (Reply 11):
USA!!! USA!!! Screw all the rest. Great Britain 2nd, Australia 3rd, China 4th.

Is that the list of all countries you've heard of so far?

No wonder people make jokes like this.



I feel sorry for 99% of Americans who are given a bad rap but are very intelligent.

Fred


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2112 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Quoting flipdewaf (Reply 17):
I feel sorry for 99% of Americans who are given a bad rap but are very intelligent.

Meanwhile, those have drawn their own map: http://xkcd.com/850/



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User currently offlineflipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2594 times:
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Quoting Rara (Reply 18):

LOL! Some of the comments are great.

Fred


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6344 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2561 times:

Quoting lxa333 (Reply 11):
USA!!! USA!!! Screw all the rest. Great Britain 2nd, Australia 3rd, China 4th.

Wrong

1) China
2) USA
3) Russia
4) GB
5) Australia
6) Namibia ( )


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