Canada finally wins medals!

  • Teacherguy

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    Aug 16, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    Well it took 8 days but Canada finally wins 3 medals. Congrats to the olympians!
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    Aug 16, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    In what?
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    Aug 16, 2008 4:13 PM GMT
    I'm not sure about the other two, but i heard about our win in Women's Wrestling.

    It's about time, I hope we do better in Vancouver 2010.
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    Aug 16, 2008 5:12 PM GMT
    Congrats!I just looked it up and there is another bronze in Women's Wrestling.Also a silver for men`s rowing

    Rowing Men's Pair CALDER David, FRANDSEN Scott
    Wrestling Women's Freestyle 48 kg HUYNH Carol
    Women's Freestyle 55 kg VERBEEK Tonya


    The gold metal winner is actually a chinese girlicon_rolleyes.gif


    http://en.beijing2008.cn/
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    Aug 16, 2008 6:39 PM GMT
    I think Canada has the same calibre athletes as anywhere else. The problem lies in funding to train the athletes to their best potential. If medals are the objective,(which they are), then the Canadian government needs to step up to the plate and do more to help out.

    Tyler Christopher, Canada's 400m gold hopeful was competing in a meet several weeks back. Our national news'top story instead was a watermelon tossing contest somewhere in Ontario.

    I gave my head a shake and thought,"Huh?
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    Aug 16, 2008 7:04 PM GMT
    canada and our lesbians. huh.
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    Aug 16, 2008 7:07 PM GMT
    Congratulations northern neighbor!
  • Teacherguy

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    Aug 16, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    well she was born in vietnam...and not china...but she is a Canadian citizen..i don't think it diminishes the win...when our anthem was playing she was very emotional and she thanked her hometown in bc for supporting her. Sounds like a Canadian to me.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 16, 2008 8:20 PM GMT
    Teacherguy saidwell she was born in vietnam...and not china...but she is a Canadian citizen..i don't think it diminishes the win...when our anthem was playing she was very emotional and she thanked her hometown in bc for supporting her. Sounds like a Canadian to me.icon_biggrin.gif

    Hey, she's lived as a canadian and a canadian citizen, she's canadian.

    Not quite like the Georgians (?, I think) who gave citizenship to two brazilian women so they could play on their volleyball team. Hey, it's legal, but I can see where someone might say it aint the same.
  • auryn

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    Aug 16, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    Congratulations Canada!
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    Aug 16, 2008 8:51 PM GMT
    Whew, finally. Im not going to lie, the news press on the Canadian Olympics at first was funny because they were getting whipped so badly, but then it just got down right depressing. Whats that, two silvers and a bronze ? No gold, but its better than nothing.
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    Aug 16, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    Malibu saidWhew, finally. Im not going to lie, the news press on the Canadian Olympics at first was funny because they were getting whipped so badly, but then it just got down right depressing. Whats that, two silvers and a bronze ? No gold, but its better than nothing.

    That's only cuz they dont hold Canadian Summer Sports, like permafrost sledding and glacier racing. By cracky, if they held contests like those, it would be all Canadian Gold!

    What?....I was only trying to help ... icon_eek.gif ... icon_lol.gif ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 16, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    26mileman saidI think Canada has the same calibre athletes as anywhere else. The problem lies in funding to train the athletes to their best potential. If medals are the objective,(which they are), then the Canadian government needs to step up to the plate and do more to help out.

    Tyler Christopher, Canada's 400m gold hopeful was competing in a meet several weeks back. Our national news'top story instead was a watermelon tossing contest somewhere in Ontario.

    I gave my head a shake and thought,"Huh?


    ehhh I dont think is a matter of money....Cuba has 8 medals already and they dont even have a good facility for anything, people play just where they can find a place to play with the means they can find to play and they even create their owns. So I dont think is money the problem.

    Im canadian citizen and cuban citizen btw
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    Aug 16, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]charlitos said[/cite So I dont think is money the problem. [/quote]
    Any idea what the "problem" might be...if there is one */treading lightly here/*
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    Aug 16, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    Caslon6000 said[cite]charlitos said[/cite So I dont think is money the problem.
    Any idea what the "problem" might be...if there is one */treading lightly here/*


    Money might be one reason. Sports stars in the US are also very hollywood and we lack that kind of big star system in canada and that might work as motivation in the US. Maybe we also grew up not being so concerned with being #1 in everything and dominating everything we try.
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    Aug 16, 2008 10:48 PM GMT
    Caslon6000 said[quote][cite]charlitos said[/cite So I dont think is money the problem.

    Any idea what the "problem" might be...if there is one */treading lightly here/* [/quote]

    huge country, just a few people...lol..nahh its not that, its just that maybe they dont have an educational system good enough to get people into sports, to discover talents, and to keep the talent, it can be a lot of things...
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    Aug 16, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    Awww how cute.
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    Aug 16, 2008 11:08 PM GMT
    Part of out challenge is population - thus limiting the gene pool to select from.

    The pop. of Canada is basically identical to that of California - so you get the picicon_wink.gif
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    Aug 16, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    Good on ya Canada.

    I hear with Australia's small population,compared to the rest of the world, we are doing well too.
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    Aug 16, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    Pattison saidGood on ya Canada.

    I hear with Australia's small population,compared to the rest of the world, we are doing well too.


    PATTISON - WAY TO GO YOU AUZZIE'Sicon_wink.gif
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    Aug 16, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    We have 13 million more people than Australia and they have 25 medals compared to our 3. hmmmm......
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    Aug 16, 2008 11:25 PM GMT
    timsims saidWe have 13 million more people than Australia and they have 25 medals compared to our 3. hmmmm......


    yes but ya still can't help to love you guys. You do it with dignity and grace.
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    Aug 16, 2008 11:29 PM GMT
    Does Canada usually do better at the Winter games?

    ...not that there is anything wrong with 3 medals .. */treading softly here/*
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    Aug 17, 2008 1:12 AM GMT
    Caslon6000 saidDoes Canada usually do better at the Winter games?

    ...not that there is anything wrong with 3 medals .. */treading softly here/*


    Yeah, Canada is usually in the top 5 for winter olympics
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    Aug 17, 2008 2:30 AM GMT
    oops,I mean lineage not nationality icon_redface.gif