Fact: Aussies twice as good as Poms!

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The recently completed commonwealth games had Australia on top of the medals table with 74 gold medals and England with 37!

Given that the population of Australia is about 22 million and that of England over 50 million, that really makes us about 4.5 times better if we calculate on a per capita basis, but I don't want to be too hard on the poor poms.

And what about Canada? Don't they play sports there? A mere 26 gold medals! And they have a 50% larger population than Australia.

Maybe the miserable weather in those countries keeps everyone indoors.
  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Congrats on your victory.


    "It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. -- Mark Twain

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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    I would say the real winner is India. It could mark the moment when they really wake up and take off. Just like China at the 1984 olympics.

    Do not get between a wombat and a chocolate biscuit; you will regret it dearly!

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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Originally Posted by Ron Kerr View Post

    Maybe the miserable weather in those countries keeps everyone indoors.
    Ron, when I was at school I can distinctly remember being told during morning assembly that "Winning doesn't matter. It's taking part that counts." This was drilled into us kids on more than one occasion.

    At the time, this was probably said with good intentions, so that less athletic kids didn't feel worthless.

    But I've a funny feeling that it's something that would never have been said in an Australian school...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    But, I'm looking at the 2008 Olympics tally...

    GBR - 19 Golds, AUS - 14 Golds.. :O
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