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Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:49 am

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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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:57 am

Team GB of course!

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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:46 pm

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.  
 
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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:39 pm

Depends if China is bringing their 10 y.o gymnists again!   
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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:54 pm

China, Russia, or the US. My prediction: the US wins the most medals, but not most gold medals.
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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:58 pm

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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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:07 am

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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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:41 am

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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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:03 pm

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?

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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:15 pm

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.

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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:32 pm

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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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:53 pm

USA!!! USA!!! Screw all the rest. Great Britain 2nd, Australia 3rd, China 4th.
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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:38 pm

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.

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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:44 pm

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

What a rational, respectful post.  
 
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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:59 pm

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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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:57 pm

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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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:48 pm

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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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:59 pm

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.

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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:13 pm

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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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:25 pm

Quoting Rara (Reply 18):

LOL! Some of the comments are great.

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RE: Which Country Is Going To Be No 1 In London 2012?

Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:48 am

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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