Re: Rafachat - vol. 79. Worst Olympics ever - onto USO :rocker2:
Originally Posted by acionescu
with the Chinese, blame the Beijing OG.
As the host country has a team qualified in every discipline they started to conscientiously learn any sport they werent so proficient in. i suspect the results in some sports just show up 4 years later.
As about the focus on the gold medals, i can speculate that's a communist habit. It was the same in Romania before 1989. Even I can say about myself that it took me a lot of time to start to appreciate the other medals too
Well I read some Americans on another forum complaining that NBC's neglect of the silver and bronze medalists was deplorable.
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