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Old 02-14-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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No, in the Olympics, you play the gold medal game, and the winner gets gold and the loser gets silver.
Loser's get nothing, as they are eliminated early. All who make the semi-finals are winners (even the team that gets nothing), in my book.
(I know it wasn't the point of the discussion)
Quarter Finals - Semi Finals - Gold Metal Game
8 Teams - 4 Teams - 2 Teams

With the losers of the Semi Final Round playing for the Bronze.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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I guess you just don't understand Olympic spirit and sportsmanship. Even the Canadians themselves are now calling is embarrassing.
I understand the Olympics. I guess you don't understand what dedication, commitment, execution, and competition means.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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I guess you just don't understand Olympic spirit and sportsmanship. Even the Canadians themselves are now calling is embarrassing.
I felt embarrassed for the losing team as well, maybe
they will be encouraged to train harder for the next
winter Olympics.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:44 PM
 
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No, in the Olympics, you play the gold medal game, and the winner gets gold and the loser gets silver.
Exactly, there are no losers in the final game...
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:44 PM
 
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Loser's get nothing, as they are eliminated early. All who make the finals are winners, in my book.
(I know it wasn't the point of the discussion)
He was talking about a specific game. The winner of the gold medal game gets the gold medal, the loser of the gold medal game gets the silver.

He wasn't saying they're only one winner and everyone else is a loser.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I yield to your knowledge. I know in gymnastics, they only get to send a few alternates. Do you know for a fact they didn't sub in some of their third string?
Well, there are 16 players in a team (12) forwards, eight (8) defensemen and two (2) goaltenders, but obviously only five (plus goalie) will be on ice at one time. The star players are on first string. 3rd stringers in hockey does not mean they are back-ups, since everyone plays while others rest. The Canadian men's hockey team is made up of all-star players so even the 3rd stringers are pro-players.

The point is that they could have just ran out the clock, as opposed to running up the score.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Every hockey team has three strings.
Three lines, not strings. There is a major difference.

There are no 3rd stringers on a Olympic (or pro) team.

3rd stringers are at home watching on TV.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Loser's get nothing, as they are eliminated early. All who make the semi-finals are winners (even the team that gets nothing), in my book.
(I know it wasn't the point of the discussion)
Quarter Finals - Semi Finals - Gold Metal Game
8 Teams - 4 Teams - 2 Teams

With the losers of the Semi Final Round playing for the Bronze.
That's what I said: The loser in gold medal game gets silver.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:48 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Well, there are 16 players in a team (12) forwards, eight (8) defensemen and two (2) goaltenders, but obviously only five (plus goalie) will be on ice at one time. The star players are on first string. 3rd stringers in hockey does not mean they are back-ups, since everyone plays while others rest. The Canadian men's hockey team is made up of all-star players so even the 3rd stringers are pro-players.

The point is that they could have just ran out the clock, as opposed to running up the score.
So it wouldn't have mattered if the third string was in? They're all Olympic caliber players, right?
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Three lines, not strings. There is a major difference.
Yes, LINEs. Absolutely. I know something was off, but I wasn't sure what it was.
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