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Post by Thomandy Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:48 am

Im a huge sports fan, and Im also a great patriot! Im in the moment of writing this, watching the Opening Ceremony Smile .. If there is anything you want to share, your countries effort etc etc.. Feel free to share them!

Also, what is your relationship to winter games and in this case, Olympic Winter Games??? cheers
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Post by Thomandy Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:50 am

Historical Medal Statistics

PlaceNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Norway 98 100 85 283
2 USA 79 82 62 223
3 Sovjet/Russia 79 57 59 195
4 Germany 69 67 46 182
5 Austria 51 64 71 186
6 Sweden 46 33 45 124
7 Finland 42 58 52 152
8 Canada 39 40 42 121
43 Romania 0 0 1 1
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Post by frank Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:15 am

I'm not a huge sports fan, but sometimes I watch biathlon or ski-jumping.

Looks like the athletes of your country has to train harder Very Happy

2006 Medal Statistics
CountryGSBTOT
Germany1112629
United States99725
Canada710724
Austria97723
Russia86822
Norway28919
Switzerland54514
Sweden72514
http://www.databaseolympics.com/games/gamesyear.htm?g=46

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Post by Thomandy Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:43 pm

frank wrote:I'm not a huge sports fan, but sometimes I watch biathlon or ski-jumping.

Looks like the athletes of your country has to train harder Very Happy

Hehe, yeah, we are not used to that kind of results like the OL in 06... Last OL was a real poor one for Norway Smile I think we will do better this year Smile Im proud that my Country is the best Olympic Nation through history atm Smile In 2002 we did get the most Gold, so hopefully we will be up there once again!^^

2002 Medal Statistics - Salt Lake City
Pos Country G S B Tot
1 Germany 12 16 8 36
2 USA 10 13 11 34
3 Norway 13 5 7 25
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Post by VictorCS Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:53 am

NRK is streaming HD at nrkol.no Cool

I dont have a HDTV, so I gotta use my computer to watch HD atm ( i'm not gonna bother moving my monitor downstairs to watch ), would've been nice if nrk could bump the bitrate from 3.5mbit to 4.5mbit on the stream tho...

I'm following the russian female curling team and our own norway in hockey ^_^


Just great Crying or Very sad

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Post by Thomandy Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:35 pm

Hehe Smile .. You cant expect that Norway should have any chance against Canada in Hocky Smile It was fun that we did a Great 1period Smile

The bad news is all the mistakes in the Olympic Games so far.. Lots of bad things has resulted in lots of critic from IOC and people... Thats to bad.. Hope Canada can fix the diseases they currently got some of!
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Post by Alistair123 Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:55 pm

Haha, aww:( Why did you include Romania in there? A good freind of mine is Romanian, haven't been doing too well I see lol Smile Shocked
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Post by Thomandy Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:52 am

Alistair123 wrote:Haha, aww:( Why did you include Romania in there? A good freind of mine is Romanian, haven't been doing too well I see lol Smile Shocked

Because they are on "last" place.. That is among the ones that Have taken medals Smile Since there is many nations that never have taken any top 3 at all.. Smile


Thomandy wrote:Historical Medal Statistics - This is BEFORE 2010(2010 not inkl.)

PlaceNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Norway 98 100 85 283
2 USA 79 82 62 223
3 Sovjet/Russia 79 57 59 195
4 Germany 69 67 46 182
5 Austria 51 64 71 186
6 Sweden 46 33 45 124
7 Finland 42 58 52 152
8 Canada 39 40 42 121
43 Romania 0 0 1 1
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Post by Alistair123 Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:26 pm

Well I'll be sure to never bring it up with her in a convosation Razz Smile
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Post by VictorCS Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:37 pm

Norway did a bad 1 round vs USA ( hockey ), but in the 2nd part they kicked bum. It also seemed as they had more control over the play compared to the 1 where they ran around like animals. Too bad they couldnt keep it up till the end.

I'm looking forward to the USA vs Canada, but i bet Canada will do a good job as always ^_^
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Post by Thomandy Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:11 pm

Im very happy for Norway! We are now in Second Place overall in this Olympic with 5 GOLD at the moment Very Happy .. USA on first with 6GOLD and Germany on 3rd with 4GOLD Smile
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Post by VictorCS Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:25 pm

I bet Andrew wont show up for some time if he watched USA vs CAN, I was as surpriced as the rest Shocked
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Post by Thomandy Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:11 pm

I will watch Canada - Russia soon Smile That is a great match even for me who aren't a huge fan of Hockey Smile But its the Olympics, and things are much more fun when its connected to these games! Smile Im routing for Canada Smile

On a side note: Norway got 6Gold now, Its been a couple of rough days after some great days. We have gotten lots of Silver medals! But in the Olympics, the Gold is what matters, at least for me Smile So I hope we can take at least 2more Gold, and hopefully 4 Gold so we can hit 10 Gold Medals which I predicted before the Games started, that is possible Smile Crossing my fingers Smile
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Post by Thomandy Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:07 am

Canada - Russia 7 - 3

WOW!!! Smile
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Post by VictorCS Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:23 pm

I bet the norwegain curling team will do it pretty good, and I hope for gold.
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Post by maggiekedves Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:17 pm

Like everything the Olympics comes down to finances as well just like many things in this world.
If you have money as a country you can build world-class ranks etc, you can afford to pay excellent trainers and if you personally have lot of money or your parents then you can pursue sport careers, train hard for the Olympics. No surprise even the Russians go to the US for training in certain sports.
Many countries like the US, Germany, Canada etc put an enormous effort to train and qualify more athletes improving the chances for them for medals. There are hundreds of them on the Olympics while many other countries can only send maybe 10 athletes, that is a big difference.
In my opinion it is already an achievement for all those countries that can send athletes who qualify only to participate no matter where they land on the rank.

Im kinda disappointed in the US broadcasting... they cut most of other countries athletes out to show theirs... I know they have so many but still I am used to watch all kind of nations and now I can barely see some out of North America.
In one minute I am watching speed skating next minute jumps two minute later figure skating... it is kinda dizzying.


Poor poor Finnish are completely hammered by the US hockey team right now...
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Post by maggiekedves Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:00 pm

Oh and about the comparisons i would say it is better to compare results in the unified medal table ... not all countries have a chance to shine on winter olympics.

All time olympic medal count

1 USA 2511
2 Soviet union 1204
3 Great Britain 736
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5 Germany 689
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9 Hungary 465
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12 Norway 424

I think Hungary has nothing to be ashamed of. Being about the size of an average-sized state in the USA in the combined list Hungary is on the 9th place from all the participant countries with 465 medals all together. cheers

In this comparison Romania is on the 19th place Smile big difference.
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Post by Thomandy Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:30 am

WOW Smile I didnt know Norway was this good in The Overall Medal Stats as well Smile I knew we atm is the best Winter Olympic Nation, but we are not a Summer Olympic Nation, so this was good news Smile

Remember we are 4,5 million in Norway.. Compared to Germany ex which is Over 80 Million people Razz .. So I find the stats very satisfying Smile

So that we are able to hit like we do against nations like USA, Germany and Russia with Lots and Lots of millions of people, I must say Im very proud Smile

Historical Medal Statistics in Winter Olympic Games pre 2oIo

PlaceNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Norway 98 100 85 283
2 USA 79 82 62 223
3 Sovjet/Russia 79 57 59 195
4 Germany 69 67 46 182
5 Austria 51 64 71 186
6 Sweden 46 33 45 124
7 Finland 42 58 52 152
8 Canada 39 40 42 121
43 Romania 0 0 1 1



Also in the OLYMPICS - Gold is really the Only important medal Smile Silver and Bronze is okay.. But if I where to grade the medals:

Gold = 100 points
Silver = 15 points
Bronze = 10 points

Everything else, and also Silver and Bronze is only good on a personal level Smile Not in my mind on a National level, at least not for Me Smile hehe
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Post by VictorCS Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:55 pm

I dont think silver or bronze is bad at all.... That probably has to do with I'm paying attention to stats and numbers. And I think Bronze is the most good looking color ^_^

It doesnt even need to be seconds that separate a gold from a 4th place, but ofcouse when you get the Gold medal you're the best in the world at that time. ( poor dude who fell right before the finish at the 50km, he probably could've got a bronze, but didnt ^_^ )

These close games are the best to watch tho. But that doesnt change the fact that the next day the result could be quite different.

Here in norway our kids get skiing and skating practice for free tho, what norwegain kid doesnt have a pair of skis? And if you look at what we're good at in the olympics, it's skiing. And skating in circles ^_^
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