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Here are the gold medals for the United States of America and the Dominion of Canada. It appears that the Canadians are sadly lacking in glory this year. Hope they get more medals soon. Otherwise, better luck in Beijing. I'm sure Canada will do better in Torino, which is more their speed. If anyone wants any other country listed, let me know.

AMERICAN

Artistic Gymnastics - Men's Individual All-Around

Artistic Gymnastics - Women's Individual All-Around

Athletics - Men's 100m

Fencing - Women's Individual Sabre

Road Cycling - Men's Individual Time Trial

Rowing - Men's Eight

Sailing - Men's 470

Marksmanship - Men's 50m Rifle Prone

Marksmanship - Women's Double Trap

Swimming - Women's 100m Backstroke

Swimming - Women's 200m troke

Swimming - Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Swimming - Men's 50m Freestyle

Swimming - Men's 100m Backstroke

Swimming - Men's 200m Backstroke

Swimming - Men's 100m Butterfly

Swimming - Men's 200m Butterfly

Swimming - Men's 200m Individual Medley

Swimming - Men's 400m Individual Medley

Swimming - Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Swimming - Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay

CANADIAN

Artistic Gymnastics - Men's Floor Exercise

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Just gotta love the way you rub it in, Retro. But that's unnecessary, seeing as how our athletes receive precisely $1.48 in government funding apiece (and that's Canadian dollars yet). Frankly, as I see it, silver and bronze are just as good as gold, because they all have the same value in the medal standings.

Canada presently has 5 medals (though Kyle Shewfelt was completely ripped-off in the men's run-jump-spin around in air-and-land competition this morning) to America's 66. When you take into consideration just population numbers, Canada is just slightly underachieving. IMO, 10x the population should equal 10x the medals... :P

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Just gotta love the way you rub it in, Retro. But that's unnecessary, seeing as how our athletes receive precisely $1.48 in government funding apiece (and that's Canadian dollars yet). Frankly, as I see it, silver and bronze are just as good as gold, because they all have the same value in the medal standings.

Canada presently has 5 medals (though Kyle Shewfelt was completely ripped-off in the men's run-jump-spin around in air-and-land competition this morning) to America's 66. When you take into consideration just population numbers, Canada is just slightly underachieving. IMO, 10x the population should equal 10x the medals... :P

It's a damn good thing they don't get more. There's more important places to spend then sports.

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Just gotta love the way you rub it in, Retro. But that's unnecessary, seeing as how our athletes receive precisely $1.48 in government funding apiece (and that's Canadian dollars yet). Frankly, as I see it, silver and bronze are just as good as gold, because they all have the same value in the medal standings.

Canada presently has 5 medals (though Kyle Shewfelt was completely ripped-off in the men's run-jump-spin around in air-and-land competition this morning) to America's 66. When you take into consideration just population numbers, Canada is just slightly underachieving. IMO, 10x the population should equal 10x the medals... :P

Actually Gold medals are worth more in the medal tables (atr least the eway they are presented in the UK) teams are listed by giold medals first, silver second and bronze third, so say a team gets 5 golds 2 silver and 1 bronze is listed ahead of a team that gtets 4 gold and 19 silversa and 29 bronze.

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Just gotta love the way you rub it in, Retro. But that's unnecessary, seeing as how our athletes receive precisely $1.48 in government funding apiece (and that's Canadian dollars yet). Frankly, as I see it, silver and bronze are just as good as gold, because they all have the same value in the medal standings.

Canada presently has 5 medals (though Kyle Shewfelt was completely ripped-off in the men's run-jump-spin around in air-and-land competition this morning) to America's 66. When you take into consideration just population numbers, Canada is just slightly underachieving. IMO, 10x the population should equal 10x the medals... :P

Actually Gold medals are worth more in the medal tables (atr least the eway they are presented in the UK) teams are listed by giold medals first, silver second and bronze third, so say a team gets 5 golds 2 silver and 1 bronze is listed ahead of a team that gtets 4 gold and 19 silversa and 29 bronze.

True. I've seen most websites rank countries by gold. ABC, BBC, CBC, NBC, the Athens 2004 website....

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For the record Britains gold medals are (In no particular order)

Rowing

Mens Coxless 4

Yachting

Fin class (I think, Ben Ainslie won the gold anyway!)

Yngling class

Cycling

Mens Individual Pursuit

Mens 1km time trial

Equestrian

Individual 3 day event

Track and Field

womens 800m

7 so far.

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I know some media outlets prefer to rank nations by gold medals, but then what the hell's the point of silver and bronze? I prefer the total ranking, since those two athletes on either side of the top podium deserve just as much recognition as the person between them (as does every other athlete, since they'd kick all our asses at their particular event any day--except for yachting, which is a joke all its own).

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Meh, Canada makes up for the lack of summer medals with a crapload of winter medals.

plus, the USA and china will always be 1, 2 in medals b/c of all the money they have behind it

Money is not the only factor in success. In fact, in my opinion it is not extremely important. Two of the biggest factors are top coaches and top-notch training facilities. Another big factor is support for the athletes, not necessarily monetary, but fan support, social support, etc.

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Meh, Canada makes up for the lack of summer medals with a crapload of winter medals.

plus, the USA and china will always be 1, 2 in medals b/c of all the money they have behind it

Money is not the only factor in success. In fact, in my opinion it is not extremely important. Two of the biggest factors are top coaches and top-notch training facilities. Another big factor is support for the athletes, not necessarily monetary, but fan support, social support, etc.

Not only that but population, China will be up there becuase they have 1 billion people to choose from for there olympic team.

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Meh, Canada makes up for the lack of summer medals with a crapload of winter medals.

plus, the USA and china will always be 1, 2 in medals b/c of all the money they have behind it

Money is not the only factor in success. In fact, in my opinion it is not extremely important. Two of the biggest factors are top coaches and top-notch training facilities. Another big factor is support for the athletes, not necessarily monetary, but fan support, social support, etc.

Well, what causes the top coaches and training facilities?

Dun Dun Do Do Do Dun Dun, Money...

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Do you remember when the Queen came to Canada?

Wouldn't that mean we're NOT a dominion anymore after that.. <_<

And lets see, the AMERICANS let a person stay OUT OF JAIL because she was a hopeful at the olympics for bringing home the gold...talk about trying everything to keep their identity in the world straight or what

I mean the girl killed two people and deserved the miss the olympics..but hey..i guess even a murderer that is olympic bound better get the training she deserves to win that gold

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It appears that the Canadians are sadly lacking in glory this year.

As a Canadian, we are never lacking in glory in any Olympic or non-Olympic year.

Amen.

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Nope, we don't have the most medals. That's too bad. But I was in a car accident three weeks ago yesterday, got taken to the hospital by ambulance, got five stitches in my head, one in my wrist, got an infection in my head wound that was another trip to the ER, required three days of IV antibiotic therapy and subsequent oral antibiotics... and my family didn't have to mortgage our house. I'm I proud to live in Canada? Yes sir, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, and no amount of Olympic medals would change my opinion.

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Meh, Canada makes up for the lack of summer medals with a crapload of winter medals.

plus, the USA and china will always be 1, 2 in medals b/c of all the money they have behind it

Money is not the only factor in success. In fact, in my opinion it is not extremely important. Two of the biggest factors are top coaches and top-notch training facilities. Another big factor is support for the athletes, not necessarily monetary, but fan support, social support, etc.

Well, what causes the top coaches and training facilities?

Dun Dun Do Do Do Dun Dun, Money...

Not necessarily for coaches, yes, money is a factor for training facilities, but I do not believe that is what people are complaining about. The majority of people I have heard speak on the matter, talk about offering the athletes monetary incentive, which I do not feel is the answer. As jkrdevil mentioned, population size is a significant factor. You look at us, we have spread ourselves so thinly, whereas other smaller countries who are winning medals have events that they specialize in. For example, the Ethiopians, Kenyans, Morrocans; they all specialize in the distance events on the track and are thus very successful at it.

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Meh, Canada makes up for the lack of summer medals with a crapload of winter medals.

plus, the USA and china will always be 1, 2 in medals b/c of all the money they have behind it

Money is not the only factor in success. In fact, in my opinion it is not extremely important. Two of the biggest factors are top coaches and top-notch training facilities. Another big factor is support for the athletes, not necessarily monetary, but fan support, social support, etc.

Well, what causes the top coaches and training facilities?

Dun Dun Do Do Do Dun Dun, Money...

Not necessarily for coaches, yes, money is a factor for training facilities, but I do not believe that is what people are complaining about. The majority of people I have heard speak on the matter, talk about offering the athletes monetary incentive, which I do not feel is the answer. As jkrdevil mentioned, population size is a significant factor. You look at us, we have spread ourselves so thinly, whereas other smaller countries who are winning medals have events that they specialize in. For example, the Ethiopians, Kenyans, Morrocans; they all specialize in the distance events on the track and are thus very successful at it.

What??? Coaches coach for free nowadays?? The reasons some countries specialise in some events is that they have a natural dispensation for it (i may have just made up a word there!) The way of lifde for Kenyans, Ethipioans, and some ofther africans makes a great groiunding for long distance running, for instance. that dioesn't mean good coaching doesn't count in other events, and that costs money. Britain have done well in Sydney, SLC and athens because they are better funded now, and pay for the best coaches.

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