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EU Puts Itself On Top Of Olympic Medal Table ...  
User currently onlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3943 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

EU PUTS ITSELF TOP OF OLYMPIC MEDAL TABLE...AND BRITAIN IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN


Funny ....  


The British are not happy about this

http://www.medaltracker.eu/index.php?article_id=1

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/...-and-Britain-is-nowhere-to-be-seen

I'm sure it's just amother way of many ways one can present such a statistic though. It's not like the medals were given out to the EU as organisation.




and all of a sudden, Norway as a non mmber is alot higher on the table ...  Smile

[Edited 2012-08-17 21:46:11]

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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7419 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):

http://www.medaltracker.eu/index.php..._id=1

The table is wrong NZ has 6 gold medals and 2 silver, not 5 gold, 3 silver.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14027 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Who cares if some numbnut in the EU headquarters shooots off his mouth? Doesn´t he have anything better to do? After all the Olympic games are still a competition between individual athletes and not nations.

Jan


User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2077 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 2):

I think the smilies give away the lack of seriousness with this.

This is just a random company that is used as an EU propaganda machine, floating the idea of a unified EU in future Olympics because then the EU would completely dominate. I think some in the EU are jealous that the massive and diverse China and US are able to compete in the Olympics (and others things such as GDP) under one flag while Europeans 'have' to compete for their home countries despite North Dakotans to Rhode Islanders and Tibetans to Guandongans(?) being more different to each other than some country pairs in the EU.


User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
It's not like the medals were given out to the EU as organisation.

The EU didn't even field a team. It is quite funny though. Notice the way they spell Qatar? - with a K.

As you say, you can present statistics any way one likes. Not surprising the readers of the Daily Express would be choking on their bacon and eggs.

Fortunately this is just a fun presentation by a private marketing and research organisation that has included among its clients various EU and German organisations.


User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
The British are not happy about this


I thought it was pretty funny though  Smile

[Edited 2012-08-17 23:27:44]

User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12569 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
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Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
The British are not happy about this

Just a moment, define "British" in this context. The Daily Express (and presumably its readers) possibly. The rest of us really don't care.



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Quoting scbriml (Reply 6):
Just a moment, define "British" in this context. The Daily Express (and presumably its readers) possibly. The rest of us really don't care.

   If the Russians want to add up the medals won by former CIS countries or Soviet states then they can. If someone wants to add up all the medals won by countries beginning with "A" then they can. I suspect most British people will just roll their eyes and point out that we don't need to play with the numbers (this time, anyway).  


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21470 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Germany and the other european countries aren't listed separately either, of course.

I don't see the problem here – it is perfectly valid to look at things that way as well for perspective, and indeed interesting to see in aggregate. There are also lists comparing the continents to each other (including those which don't have any supranational political structures) or lists showing wins distributed among US or german regional states.

All these lists are perfectly valid (if done correctly) and none of them take anything away from the official tally according to the officially participating NOCs.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12565 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 3):
I think some in the EU are jealous that the massive and diverse China and US are able to compete in the Olympics (and others things such as GDP) under one flag while Europeans 'have' to compete for their home countries despite North Dakotans to Rhode Islanders and Tibetans to Guandongans(?) being more different to each other than some country pairs in the EU.

They should be more concerned that the Euro Zone nations are collectively on the hook for the bonds that the PIGS sell.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6672 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

The EU as a single country wouldn't get the same number of medals as a lot of European athletes wouldn't have qualified. On the other hand such a massive change would probably need a change of the IOC rules anyway, and maybe a change in the sports too, as cycling for example would be decimated.


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User currently offlinealoha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

They'd only have one EU team in team competitions. For instance in Men's Hanball, EU countries won 2 of 3 medals. If they all competed as the EU, that would be a max of 1 medal. Same goes for Men's & Women's Field Hockey.

All in all a meaningless summation of medals that doesn't really reflect reality.

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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4022 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 2):
Who cares if some numbnut in the EU headquarters shooots off his mouth?

Hmm... the people who pay this EurocRAT's large tax-free salary and benefits?

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 4):
a private marketing and research organisation

A "private" marketing organization whose objective is to help educate people and businesses about the Euro. How many non-government clients do you reckon they have, with a mission statement like that? This is nothing more than an arm of the EU propaganda machine.



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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 12):
How many non-government clients do you reckon they have

•ZDF
•SCHOTT AG
•SCHOTT Solar AG
•Deutsche Bank AG
•Citibank Privatkunden AG & Co. KGaA
•Deutscher Herold AG (Zurich Gruppe Deutschland)
•Bonnfinanz AG (Zurich Gruppe Deutschland)
•Globale Krankenversicherungs AG
•Finanzen.de AG
•Provinzial Rheinland Versicherung AG. Die Versicherung der Sparkassen
•Kreissparkasse Köln

They also have several health insurance clients on their books.


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