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Post by stuward » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:06 am

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stuward wrote:Between the Canadians and Americans, we won 63 medals. That 25% of all the medals. Next time it's in Russia. Maybe the Europeans will do better.
Dunno, i think Europe did pretty good... 143 medals. 119 if you include only 'old europe'. Especially Germany and Norway did good. Ofcourse, medals are divided up over more countries, rather than just two. I thought Russia was disappointing, and so was china! Korea on the other hand did great, very surprising.

Personally, i was most happy with the Dutch snowboarding gold... Given that we have neither mountains or snow here.
I was wondering how they practiced for that. I assumed that most European skiers headed for the Alps anyway, regardless of where they're from. It would be no different than North Americans heading for the Rockies. It would be a shorter trip in most cases.

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Post by Marnix » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:18 am

stuward wrote:
Marnix wrote:
stuward wrote:Between the Canadians and Americans, we won 63 medals. That 25% of all the medals. Next time it's in Russia. Maybe the Europeans will do better.
Dunno, i think Europe did pretty good... 143 medals. 119 if you include only 'old europe'. Especially Germany and Norway did good. Ofcourse, medals are divided up over more countries, rather than just two. I thought Russia was disappointing, and so was china! Korea on the other hand did great, very surprising.

Personally, i was most happy with the Dutch snowboarding gold... Given that we have neither mountains or snow here.
I was wondering how they practiced for that. I assumed that most European skiers headed for the Alps anyway, regardless of where they're from. It would be no different than North Americans heading for the Rockies. It would be a shorter trip in most cases.
Well, there's some indoor tracks here, which they practice on during the year. Then they make training trips with the entire team (most are members of commercial teams) to the Alps etc. There's glaciers in France, Austria and Switzerland which they visit. (All part of the Alps, mind) In her particular case i believe she actually practiced in Canada, specifically for the Olympics.

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Post by Helena115 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:46 pm

Marnix wrote:
Dunno, i think Europe did pretty good... 143 medals. 119 if you include only 'old europe'. Especially Germany and Norway did good. Ofcourse, medals are divided up over more countries, rather than just two. I thought Russia was disappointing, and so was china! Korea on the other hand did great, very surprising.
We did awesome! Sweden got 11 medals with a population of only 9 million people. I think we rock :green: Golds in women's curling, some different cross-country stuff... should have been a gold in men's hockey too but apparently we sucked at hockey this year :roll:

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Post by stuward » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:39 pm

I still can't believe that our skip missed that last rock in the 10th. Your team had experience on their side and played very well. I was a little surprised that Sweden didn't do better in hockey this year. Still I'm glad we met the US in the finals. It makes winning so much better.

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Post by Wouter » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:50 pm

Belgium sucks.







0 medals.

We didn't do much better last summer olympics either. 3 medals or something like that.
I wonder why the Netherlands have got a lot more medals than we do (both olympics), while being roughly same size and climate.

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