Skip to comments.US overtakes China in total, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals after US Soccer Team win
Posted on 08/09/2012 1:54:08 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Maybe, but the former USSR has everyone beat.
RED-WHITE-and-BLUE China in your face!!!!
Anglo-Saxonia (USA, UK, NZ, AU, CA) destroys the Soviets.
Combined US-UK medals are ahead of the Evil Axis of China-Russia by 6.....Go Anglosphere!
Combined US-UK medals are ahead of the Evil Axis of China-Russia by 6.....Go Anglosphere!
Technically, Jamaica is also part of the Anglosphere as well.
Especially since all of their runners train in the U.S.
-- 49 Gold 44 Silver 42 Brone - 135 Medals
Correct. A quick add comes up with ~ 91 medals from all former USSR countries.
Imagine what it will be like when China finally splits apart.
Ok, we’ll toss in India’s 4 medals.
Spoiler alert would have been nice!!!!!!!!
All that DVR’ed it to watch this evening. Somebody always has to pee in the punchbowl.
Let's throw in the Aussies, the Kiwis and the Canadians in there too. Heck, why not the Jamaicans? They speak English and then we get Usain Bolt and rest of those great Jamaican sprinters on the team!
The Russians can add Syria, Iran and North Korea - just to make it fair.
This would take alot of research; but, I suspect that the number of athletes from all the old Soviet nations also has everyone beat....and there are more opportunities to win medals.
For example, if the US were to split into two nations, we could field an additional basketball team, and win another medal...could field two more beach volleyball teams, could field an additional men and women volleyball team....have an additional gymnast in each individual event.
So, I’m not sure its a fair comparison to just add up the medal count from the old Soviet nations...unless the medals are in different events.
Here’s the thing, name me one Chinese athlete who has won a medal? They win in all of the sports nobody cares about, like Badminton, Table Tennis and Shooting, all of the obscure sports, but they haven’t done anything in the major events, outside of Gymnastics, and maybe a few medals in Swimming/Diving....They’ve done nothing in Track and Field.
Btw. Congratulations to the USA for another excellent olympics.
Pity about that new soccer star of yours, Alex Morgan.
What a terribly misguided young woman she is:
It’s funner just to do them, because they are the top four countries in medals.
BTW What the heck happened to Germany?
I guess you don’t like Usain Bolt, neither.
Shooting? I suspect the audience here probably does care (but the larger audience may not) and the US has won at least two golds in shooting sports.
All their studs stayed home making machine tools, high end cars, and pharmaceuticals, LOL.
Yeah, we want Usain Bolt on our squad!
Well, somebody had to pay for all of those other European countries' medals. ;)
I like him a lot.
Just hope the Jamaicans are not doping :/
I am not that fanatical about soccer allegiances. As I told you about my trip to Liverpool - some of the most fun I had was the banter with some American Everton fans at my hotel.
And, don’t tell anymone. My girlfriend is a fanatical manchester United supporter. :)
Especially with foreign premier league fans who follow teams from afar, it’s absolutely nutty to me if you get too hostile and tribal about it. Even in England.. The average Mancunian and Liverpudlian has a lot more in common than not.
BTW. I agree on that post calling you on the “minor” sports. A sport like team handball I suspect is a lot larger worldwide than most American sports. Good on any athlete winning a gold.
I quite never managed that, even though it was a childhood ambition :P
Yeah. I loved how he showed respect to the American national anthem.
I suspect he would have acted likewise to any anthem, because he always acts classy. I don’t get the critics who attack him for showboating. They are way too uptight.
American sprinting perfomances among the men has taken a dive though... Was it tripple Jamaica in the 200 meters tonight?
I asked on another thread. Do you think the Balco scandal has played a part? (hope it’s not rude to ask)
Just checked btw. EU first :P
70 golds, 224 medals.
Europea Europea Europa!!
Norway has one gold :P
So are you guys going to get Dempsey, or what? It would be great if Everton finally got Donovan for good, and create that rivalry.
Germany is catching up on horseback. What about the Austrians? Do they even have ONE medal? Land of Schwarzenegger? No weight lifting, discus hurling, rowing?!?
It's possible. But I've noticed with Baseball the steroid abuse was focued in about 4 locker rooms (SF, Oakland, NY Mets, NY Yankees). This indicates to me that the performance enhancers were focused to certain specific distributors. Or it could just mean that the guys got caught were caught in the same dragnet once the distibutor got identified. On reflection, it probably was the latter.
Exactamundo my friend, thanks for mentioning this.
Yeah, I really hope we get him.
He’s apparently in the Fulham doghouse atm (i.e. training with the reserves) due to telling management that he would like to leave for Liverpool. I hope we get a stronger American connection. I mean LeBron James is one of our owners now :P
And, we played a fantastic preseason game just now on Fenway park.
Dempsey is a quality player and will be an upgrade on Dirk Kuyt imho. He also brings in a great winning professional attitude. An American never say die and winning attitude. We could use some of that at Anfield.
Really looking forward to the new season now. Just tonight we progressed in the Europea league against some Belarussian opposition, but the signs were good. Not quite Barcelona, but we played a quality passing game I have not seen since the days of Rafa Benitez.
btw. You might enjoy this video made by famous Evertonian musician before the FA Cup finals this year. I think most scousers would like to see more of that, and have the rivalry return to the days of the “friendly derby”. Like when a full Wembley in the 80’s when Liverpool and Everton met chanted “Merseyside, Merseyside”...
Apparently not. But they were 5th in total medals in the last Winter Olympics -- which is more their thing.
Yeah, the same of course goes for adding up the EU nations medal tally which would be crushing everyone.
More medals than the USA, China and Russia combined :O
Don’t forget Beach Vollyball whwere Misty and that other woman won gold. No beaches in China?
It’s hard to tell, and I guess it’s best not to speculate.
Though legends like Carl Lewis (who was never caught) has admitted to taking banned substances, and there are rumours that the blood tests of American track athletes at the 84 summer games were retested and that they were all positive.
I guess I feel a bit the same about the Norwegian skiing miracle in the 90s where we went from 0 golds I think in 88 Calgary, to topping the medal count ahead of America, Germany and Soviet/Russia in the Winter Olympics.
Who knows what happened...
I guess my attitude is that if you are not caught or have admitted to doping like Lewis did you are innocent. BTW. Lewis did use teeth bracers are a grownup. If you need teech braces as an adult (and you are not English) something is often wrong :_P
A growing jaw in your mid 20s or 30s is telltale sign of growth hormone usage...
Anyhow, sorry for taking the thread off track. Just wondered what knowledgeble FReepers thought about it.
Just a soccer joke to dwfgator.
She is wearing a Manchester United jersey (one of the major soccer franchises in England), and I am a fan of their major rival, Liverpool Football Club. A sort of local hate relationships as between the Red Sox and the Yankees just a lot more intense :)
Hence he mentioned Usain Bolt, who reportedly has shunned offers from the NFL because as a Manchester United fan he wants to try out for them. :)
L I V
E R P
Double O L
lol, picked that up in a movie with the actor ? Robert Carlisle and never forgot it.
Who can forget this scene from that film...
I hope you support us. We need more American fans :)
Prefer Alex Morgan in another Glazer Family-owned team....go Bucs
(That’s Tampa Bay Bucs)
Another famous Liverpool fan: Caroline Wozniacki.
Of course the newly crowned Olympic AND Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins is a Liverpool Red as well.
Usain Bolt. Pfoy :P
The Glazer’s arent exactly popular in Manchester atm. due to the massive debt payments after their LBO of the club.
Have they been good custodians of the Bucs?
My NFL team will always be the Broncos btw :)
Yeah, but we’ve got The Beatles on our side. Although Paul wiggled his way out of it when asked whether he was an Everton or Reds supporter, we know he and John grew up as big time Everton fans.
Usain Bolt as an NFL wide receiver? That would keep the defensive backs up at night!
OTOH, the history of Olympic sprinters attempting that transition hasn’t been one marked with success. Willie Gault (Chicago Bears) was a hurdler who made the switch.
My Philadelphia Eagles had John Carlos & Tommy Smith in camp after the ‘68 Games (these were the “Black Power” salute sprinters). Neither made the cut.
We used to have a saying related to the 40 yd dash times (a good time is under 4.5 for a receiver). The saying goes “4.5 speed, 6 second hands”. LOL!
Somewhere in China, government officials are knock on some family members doors right now!