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Old 08-13-2012, 01:50 PM   #4321
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Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago top, also the first 2 were the best in the GNP per capita.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #4322
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #4323
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Croatia seventh at gold medal per capita . But we are forth for real, handball gold had to go to us
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Medals per capita and GDP should both be taken into account. For example Australia have 22 million and Nigeria 150 million but which has the bigger budget? Not the 150 million nation. So a bit of both should be used.
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latin america must be the worst region per capita here. brazil, argentina, colombia, mexico, huge population -> little success.
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Anyone watch the Closing Ceremony?
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Belarus go down the list to 12 after the shot putter failing the doping test.
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Wondering why Mutola was never suspicious
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Interesting but not surprising the women's discus and hammer throw gold medalists served some time as well.

As for Mutola not too sure. Huge surprise the 1500m winner in the women's Asli had a 2 year holiday as well, maybe she can become like Ayyhan. The other Turkish runner well I think she has more similarities to her countrywomen.
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Turkish girls are def suspicious.
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Mutola raced against a few big cheats like Graf and Ceplak.
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The question is to find the clean athlete.
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Jared Tallent.
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Cardenal said he was generally satisfied with Spain's tally of 17 medals in London - three gold, 10 silver and four bronze - which was one less than in Beijing four years ago.

However, he said it was the second Games in a row in which the Iberian nation had flopped in athletics after they also left the Chinese capital in 2008 empty-handed.

"We need to reflect profoundly with athletics; it's not the first time we have failed to win a medal," Cardenal told Spanish radio. "But we are not the only country this has happened to.

"The sudden arrival of emerging countries is also a factor, because in middle-distance running for example until a few years ago it was between the Europeans and the Americans.

"Now countries are dominating who did not pay any attention to the sport before."

Spain have enjoyed spectacular success in high-profile sports such as soccer, tennis and motor racing in recent years but their performances at Olympic Games have disappointed.

After winning 22 medals on home turf at the Barcelona edition in 1992, including 13 golds, the tally has tailed off, with the 11 medals in Sydney in 2000 an embarrassing low.

National Olympic committee president Alejandro Blanco said the parlous state of the economy might be a hindrance to Spain.

"The future will be what the economy allows and if we have the 2020 Games in Madrid we will exceed the 13 golds from Barcelona," Blanco said.

Madrid is one of three candidates, along with Istanbul and Tokyo, bidding to host the 2020 Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will choose the hosts in September next year.
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