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  24-Jul-12, 16:39   #1
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noonlion 

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"As it has been for a century, skeet shooting will be an event in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The targets are clay pigeons, which explode into many bits when hit. However, at the same competition in the 1900 Olympics in Paris, the targets were real pigeons. The record shows that Belgian sharpshooter Leon de Lunden won the gold medal with a perfect score of 300 birds".

HAHA...some of those factoids are brilliant and i think they show how incredibly serious sport has become over the years.

As for a most medals - America trounces everyone else by far. The Soviet Union was made up of many countries so if you were to break down which actual countries the medal winners came from America would be even further ahead.

Very impressive results from Germany.

     
  24-Jul-12, 17:48   #2
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B1gfoot 

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I think Italy will take the most...
But here is a reason to cheer our Aussie friends.


     
  24-Jul-12, 19:20   #3
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pochui 

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i am waiting for olympics just because i want to see on the opening ceremony maria sharapova bring russian flag. actually i do not care what flag she brings (even mozambique or burundi) just to see her will make me feel very positive about opympics. silly me Smile what else- gonna be interesting to watch dream team in action

     
  27-Jul-12, 15:18   #4
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Fakiry 

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USA is by far the country with more gold medals win at the Olympics, three times more than Soviet Union. But more than the amount, i think the most importante is to look at the older olimpic records and try to realize if they will ever be beated.

     
  28-Jul-12, 08:20   #5
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damosk 
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Did you all see the opening ceremony?????? Whata show....Britain at its best and what a way to light the Olympic Torch....Simply fabulous engineering and imagination.......Hope all of you none Brits enjoyed and understood it all!!!

     
  3-Aug-12, 12:48   #6
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Fakiry 

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A few days ago i had someone writing me that i should worry if Portugal didn't get any medal (it can be a small country, but usually will always get a medal or two, specially in athletism, or in judo, but this year isn't running well). I told me: China has 140 million inhabitants, Portugal has 10 million, so Portuguese should only worry about getting a medal if China get 140. Statistically, seems correct!

     
  3-Aug-12, 13:10   #7
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0HighTimes0 

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And kiwi's just over 4million inhabitants, go kiwi's, at the lest beat the Ozzys lol, im bit in shock that we up with Russia /Kazakhstan at moment,lot of events too go though
Go Kiwi's Thumbs Up Worship
All the best Thumbs Up

     
  3-Aug-12, 14:23   #8
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jessthehuman 

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http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/10-bizarre-olymp...

     
  4-Aug-12, 06:51   #9
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Macubaas 
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I was really impressed by the way England organized this event, i think it was a bit more spectacular than the one from Beijing!

But again tons of money can't really replace the history of a country like the UK Smile

     
  5-Aug-12, 10:18   #10
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Mysik86 

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UK organized event very well, but they hire not-good judges... Judging on Olympic is the worst part of event...

And it's too bad that Poland has only 4 medals Sad

     
  5-Aug-12, 11:33   #11
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Greenmohave 

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Wow! I knew the U.S. was on top, but remember all the U.S. is, are people from all over the world which makes them representitive of all the other countries. I mean, I wonder how many of the medals are won by Olympians born in the U.S. or even 1st generation natives?

Not knocking my own country, but I do acknowledge a lot of Americans are people from countries all over the world. It would be nice to know how long their families have been here in the U.S. 1st, 2nd, 3rd generations!

     
  5-Aug-12, 14:47   #12
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ThMagician 
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Romania have 2 gold medals today win second at gimnastic URAA

     
  5-Aug-12, 20:46   #13
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teddybears73 
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last time i looked team gb had 16 golds,what a fantastic achievment for our nation we are actually 3rd
in the medals table,go on team gb. Thumbs Up

     
  5-Aug-12, 21:41   #14
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bullettooth1 

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Posted by teddybears73:
last time i looked team gb had 16 golds,what a fantastic achievment for our nation we are actually 3rd
in the medals table,go on team gb. Thumbs Up

it still amazes me to think that we are such a small country but we are so good at alot of things. all throughout our history we have been a great nation.

makes me super proud to be british Big Smile

good luck for the rest of the games team GB.

oh and one of the female rowers is from my town. stockton-on-tees! i might go and see the golden postbox tomorrow. hehe Big Smile Thumbs Up

     
  6-Aug-12, 00:16   #15
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teddybears73 
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Posted by bullettooth1:
Posted by teddybears73:
last time i looked team gb had 16 golds,what a fantastic achievment for our nation we are actually 3rd
in the medals table,go on team gb. Thumbs Up

it still amazes me to think that we are such a small country but we are so good at alot of things. all throughout our history we have been a great nation.

makes me super proud to be british Big Smile

good luck for the rest of the games team GB.

oh and one of the female rowers is from my town. stockton-on-tees! i might go and see the golden postbox tomorrow. hehe Big Smile Thumbs Up


i know for the size of gt britain and the population we sure do produce some "good uns" ,
gl to to the team in the rest of the olympics and maybe we can get another couple of medals

Thumbs Up

     
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