5 Canadian Gold go to the US...

5 Canadian Gold go to the US...

Joined: November 18th, 2004, 10:50 pm

August 7th, 2012, 5:54 am #1

One Soccer Gold, and 4 that the turncoat Missy Franklin turned in,as well as her Bronze.

KASE KLOSED

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Joined: January 31st, 2009, 9:01 am

August 7th, 2012, 6:18 am #2

Missy Franklin was born and raised in the US, so here roots are there. She has dual citizenship because her parents are Canadian. She has every right to swim for the US since that is her home, where she was born and where she was raised.
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Joined: November 18th, 2004, 10:50 pm

August 7th, 2012, 6:25 am #3

I already KLOSED THIS...

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Joined: January 12th, 2006, 7:14 pm

August 7th, 2012, 3:57 pm #4

reclosed
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Joined: March 7th, 2005, 4:13 am

August 7th, 2012, 4:56 pm #5

All things being relative the Canadians are doing better than the 'mericans if you go on a per capita basis.

Also the Canadians do not even come close to the same level of funding as the 'mercans do.
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Joined: January 7th, 2007, 3:44 am

August 7th, 2012, 5:18 pm #6

Canadians get Paid training. Which means their training bills and equipment are paid for. The USA gets PAID to TRAIN. Which means training is actually like a job for them. However some of the top top Canadian athletes will just be able to train as a job and make money on the endorsements. So the USA generally has a big advantage when it comes to training. The fact that the Canadians won as many medals as they have already is quite an accomplishment.

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Joined: October 2nd, 2009, 3:58 am

August 7th, 2012, 6:00 pm #7

So.....let me get this right....are you upset because the USA has more medals than canada because how they are paid? Do you seriously think Canadian Olympians dont have money going into their pockets "under the radar" This is a world wide event.......I would put money on the fact that each country is making it "easier" for these athletes to train.......Not JUST the USA. By the way China has 71 medals and the USA has 66.......
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Joined: January 7th, 2007, 3:44 am

August 7th, 2012, 6:13 pm #8

I dont recall saying that this made me mad. I was simply pointing out a fact tthat makes Canadas medal count and Olympic preformance more impressive. There isnt a rule(as far as a i know) against paying your athletes to train, its just that some countries can afford to do it while some cant. But then again, for some Canadian athletes, it may just be as simple as wearing RBK shoes while you train to make some extra cash.

The USA has a distinct advantage with money and mass amount of athletes. Thats just the way it is, im just saying that Canada is doing well, taking all things into consideration.

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Joined: March 7th, 2005, 4:13 am

August 7th, 2012, 6:47 pm #9

Definitely not getting paid under the table. They get less than minimum wage grants to train.
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Joined: November 23rd, 2005, 3:22 pm

August 7th, 2012, 8:19 pm #10

All things being relative the Canadians are doing better than the 'mericans if you go on a per capita basis.

Also the Canadians do not even come close to the same level of funding as the 'mercans do.
Canada has fewer medals then the Netherlands, and they have half the population of Canada. So what does that prove or say?
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