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Old 08-19-2016, 05:50 PM
 
Location: world
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Well then maybe you should move back to Germany...
Whether I should or shouldn't is none of your business.
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:05 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Sorry to burst your bubble but the UK dominated in cycling, rowing and sailing.

Also a country that's 5x less populated and 40x smaller has over 60% the amount of gold medals the US has, so I wouldn't suggest you boast too much.

Add Australia and New Zealand to the mix and we're practically tied with less than 30% of the population.

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Old 08-19-2016, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Whether I should or shouldn't is none of your business.
I agree, you can consider yourself to be part of any country you want to
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Sorry to burst your bubble but the UK dominated in cycling, rowing and sailing.

Also a country that's 5x less populated and 40x smaller has over 60% the amount of gold medals the US has, so I wouldn't suggest you boast too much.

Add Australia and New Zealand to the mix and we're practically tied with less than 30% of the population.
The US is beating the UK and population is no excuse
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:25 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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The US is beating the UK and population is no excuse
Except it's an obvious variable not only because of human capital but also because of resources and marketing power/money into sport due to sheer size.

Only a dimwit can't see the correlation.

Despite that the UK, Aus and NZ still punch above their weight.
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Except it's an obvious variable not only because of human capital but also because of resources and marketing power/money into sport due to sheer size.

Only a dimwit can't see the correlation.

Despite that the UK, Aus and NZ still punch above their weight.
Fine but the US is still winning, if New Zealand wanted to dominate the olympics they could
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:47 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Fine but the US is still winning, if New Zealand wanted to dominate the olympics they could
What are you 12?

With less people than Detroit city met area - sure
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:36 PM
 
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There are quotas for every country in any event.
Having more total population won't help much after it reaches some threshold.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:22 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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555 US athletes vs 366 GB athletes + you take your pick of a larger pool of human capital.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:06 PM
 
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GB have really stepped up since the last Olympics. Kudos to them.
For a comparable smaller "country" their medal count is impressive.
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