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03-01-2010 11:19 AM #1
Which olympic record would you rather have?
This year, Canada set a winter Olympic record by having 14 gold medals.
Also this year, the USA set a record with 37 overall medals at the winter Olympics.
So, which record would you rather have?
Would you rather be the country that was the best more than anyone else or the country that was the deepest across the board?
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03-03-2010 02:03 PM #3
03-03-2010 03:26 PM #4
03-03-2010 03:43 PM #5
I said most overall.
My reason is that the difference between first and second in so many sports is often so slim that the slightest factors can swing the result. You can easily lose by .03 seconds or an eighth of a point or something like that, with the difference in time sometimes being entirely due to environmental conditions. Two skiiers could ski the exact same line and finish 5 hundredths apart because one went before the other when the snow was fresher. Same with the sliding sports and the ice.
Yes, these slim differences can also separate third place from fourth place, but I think certain countries prove themselves time and again to be capable of getting onto the podium more than anyone else, and that is definitely due to skill.
03-03-2010 04:14 PM #6
As long as I get the gold in Curling, I don't care what else happens.
03-03-2010 04:58 PM #7
I was pretty incensed at how that turned out. The U.S. really needs to step it up in 2014.
(That would be the curling.)
As far as the medal count goes, of course I would want it both ways, but if forced to choose I would lean towards overall, especially if the gold count was still relatively close.