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Old 08-21-2016, 01:21 AM
 
Location: York
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Fine but the US is still winning, if New Zealand wanted to dominate the olympics they could
There we have it. NZ should have the most gold medals, but they just don't fancy it this year.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Not being controversial, Britain is better at sport than the US and I would add Australia to that. Bet there are a few cheats in the US team look how arrogant their swimmers are, re: Lochte
Also, just to remind you how stupid this statement was...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5-fQ2Qda5U
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA/London, UK
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Glad to see the Olympics is still bringing out the worst in everyone
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Glad to see the Olympics is still bringing out the worst in everyone
The Brazilian crowd booed loudly at the US team in volleyball while our crowd sat respectfully silent. This shows the difference between American culture and manners towards that of a third world country, and this is coming from someone who loves Brazil
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:39 AM
 
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I've always looked at it as something that should bridge nations' opinions of one another... I can happily watch athletes from all over the world do awesome performances and give them respect for their efforts, which are likely greater efforts than any of us have ever put into any single thing. It's very sad to see people get so caught up in nationalism that it ends up being a game of "well our country is better at sports, its just that other nations are bigger" or otherwise trying to defend and rationalize another nation's wins. Respect the Olympians who are giving it their all!!
Yes, that is how I see it as well. Also, all of the Olympians work SO HARD to get there, many times with little support and very few resources. Its is already a win that they made it to the Olympics, even if they didn't get medals.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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The Brazilian crowd booed loudly at the US team in volleyball while our crowd sat respectfully silent. This shows the difference between American culture and manners towards that of a third world country, and this is coming from someone who loves Brazil
So Brazilian crowds boos at the opponent team. Who cares?

Have you ever been to an American football game?

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Old 08-21-2016, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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It really does....
Totally. Worthless couch potatoes sitting in front of the television getting so clingy to some random strangers winning a competition that has absolutely nothing to deal with them that they feel the need to constantly talk **** about other random countries lol. It's pretty pathetic tbh.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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So Brazilian crowds boos at the opponent team. Who cares?

Have you ever been to an American football game?
football and volleyball are very different. The small crowd on the US side said the constant heckling and booing was disrespectful but the Brazilians laughed and kept going even though they loss.

Third world behavior for you.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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^Yet the American football hooligans engaging in physical altercations are somehow first world behavior for you?
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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I think that percentage wise (taking into consideration country populations) the Australians are the most successful Olympians.
No actually their not doing very well at all considering their facilities. Per population they're only coming 16th, behind Britain and far behind Jamaica.
[url=http://www.nzherald.co.nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=502&objectid=11665442]Rio 2016 Olympic Medal Table - Olympics - NZ Herald News[/url]
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