Firebird wrote:I've been a bit surprised with the Olympics. 1st I thought Russia would be getting more medals by this stage. And I'm also surprised that Britain got so many. Its definitely a case of target what events u can win and throw a lot of money at it.
I was born in Britain and have lived in England most of my life. But half of the British medals I dont even count as medals. Rowing and that horse nonsense medals are generally just upper class idiots who hardly have any rivals.
(Its all about the quality of the horse, not the rider anyway, in showjumping anyway). And to be honest, I cant really identify with the Africans and West Indians competing for Britain either. (which is probably illegal to say on an English forum... )
I'm always pleased to see Mother Russia doing well.I found myself watching the gymnastics in work this wk - the Russian girls are definitely the hottest! Which deserves a number of golds in its own right!
Well Britain was already 4th in Beijing, so it would be normal to achieve 3rd place at home. I think Russia goes bad because it has no appearance in swimming, rowing and cycling, these 3 count for 66 gold medals, about 22% of total gold medals.