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  1. I highly doubt that. Canada has a good bunch of athletes right now, but they're almost all in the #3-#12 in the world range. This translates well at the Pan Am or Commonweatlh Games, but not at the Olympics. There's no lock for gold, and few locks for a medal. Alos, many opponents will "magically" be much stronger next year. I expect many bronze, #4 and #5. Number of medals could be anywhere between 10ish and 25, most probably around 15-16.
  2. I visit this forum once every few months and each time, Danny is there being his whinny oversensitive self And now he's found a pal? Thank god they don't really reprensent the brazilians who'll welcome the world in a year.
  3. They were well organised and the crowds were great, but something was missing for me. I guess it's because London is so well-known and not particulary scenic. Beijing was this strange new place opening up to the world. Athens had the mythology and the history. Sydney had the ocean and the beaches. The winter olympics host cities have the snow, cute villages and gorgeous vistas. Nothing really stood out this time. Of course, it has more to do with the television coverage than the Games themselves. CTV did very little to showcase London and Great Britain so that's probably why I feel that way.
  4. I pity the Argentines for having such smug neighbors.
  5. Who wants a baby beaver when you can have a giant inflatable one?
  6. This is quite disturbing and I hope it's not a sign of what's to come in four years. This guy is completely brainwashed. The hockey team on drugs...putting steroids in the food...the Gateway to the Future
  7. I don't know if they're the best ever, but they're certainly getting glowing reviews by media outlets across the world today. Except maybe for the guy who compared Canada to Nazi Germany... http://www.kansascity.com/2010/02/28/1780198/it-was-a-canadian-party-and-canada.html
  8. This guy lost all credibility when he wrote: There's clearly something he doesn't understand...
  9. Even if he missed a gate, he was still in the big final. He won his semi. So he couldn't finish lower than 2nd.
  10. Well in the end we did better that the Netherlands But seriously they were like 6-7 seconds faster than the americans 2 months ago. How can you lose 6-7 seconds?
  11. It's based on the world cup ranking. Germany and the Netherlands weren't really sucessful and finished 4th and 5th. (Russia 2nd, Japan 3rd). With Klassen and Schussler skating so slowly these last two weeks, it will probably be a struggle to even win bronze. Same thing for the guys, if they even get by Italy.
  12. I agree. The coaching staff completely screwed up when they designed the training program. The whole team peaked at the wrong time. Nerves could explain one of two bad perfomances, but almost all the skaters ended up way below their world ranking, Groves being the only exception. But then again, she almost never has a bad race.
  13. Finland. It's just embarassing if you compare their results with those of their scandinavian neighbours. But to be fair, they are at a disadvantage because they don't really have mountains.
  14. While I don't really care about the results at this point, I'm puzzled by one thing: Canada will be the first host country in decades that didn't benefit one bit from home advantage. Why is that? I have no idea. I just don't believe in the myth that the canadian athletes are chokers. As for "Own the podium", I still think it's a complete success. Sure the results at these Olympics won't be as good as we all thought they would be, but the program still helped to produce many world champions, world cup champions, and world medalists. The Olympics could be held again in two weeeks and we would
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