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Post time 2008-8-24 11:41:37 |Display all floors
From the USA - an American (Caucasian) Basketball team member

Yay!


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Post time 2008-8-24 11:43:11 |Display all floors
Team USA - the Caucasian race




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Post time 2008-8-24 12:11:23 |Display all floors

But For

Actually but for the 3 Chinese women players, America would not even get into the Ping Pong quarter finals this year.

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Post time 2008-8-24 12:42:11 |Display all floors

A Chinese roast piglet for celebration because ...

To celebrate with my friends, I've ordered a roast piglet ("milk pig") for tomorrow.  
Afterwards we'll watch the closing ceremony.

We'll celebrate:

-    An inspiring opening ceremony (It was a show full of shock and awe);
-    A well organized and operated event;
-    Well designed and built Olympic facilities;
-    Successful security;
-    An opportunity to show the world what we have, past and present, and where we're headed;
-    The honor to host the world and share with them common human interests in sports;
-    Pride that our athletes have done well by winning the most gold medals;
-    A chance to share with the world this goal: "One world, one dream";
-    A chance to disseminate our message:  "China's rise is a peaceful process."  :)

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Post time 2008-8-24 13:52:37 |Display all floors
It's rather silly and overall creates negative feelings for China people to push this issue so much.  I don't think the average American really cares that much and is happy to see good competition and such a great olympics.

Depending on how you look at it, you could praise several different countries.  For example:



The USA

The USA team will actually take home the most number of gold medals (more than 100).  The USA is great at team sports and each individual participant will receive an actual gold medal.  And think about it, doesn't a big team event like basketball, football, or volleyball mean more to a nation than an individual winning a medal alone in a sport?  Is the win of the China gymastics team a bigger deal than an individual winning?

The US will win the overall most medals.

The US set the most number of world records in the olympics.

No other country compares to the US if you look at history and despite what you hear in the China media, the US had a successful olympics and will likely win as many gold medals and more overall medals compared to 2004.

China

The highest number of gold medals by winning the most events.

A huge improvement versus historic performance.

An absolutely incredible job as a country in hosting the event.


European Nations

As already mentioned, combined they blow away everyone else and have a population roughly equal to that of the US and a mere 25% of China.

Other nations:

Countries like Australia and Jamaica performed extremely well and on a per capita basis are much better than any other nation.



The most exciting thing for us all should be to see so many countries come together and share in such a great event.  It will really helps to foster international understanding and further the prospects and peace and prosperity in the world.

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Post time 2008-8-24 15:39:05 |Display all floors
Originally posted by petrelp at 2008-8-24 13:52
It's rather silly and overall creates negative feelings for China people to push this issue so much.  I don't think the average American really cares that much and is happy to see good competition  ...



Just STOP -

Changing the rules

Changing the colours

Applying multiple standards, especially after you fail to make the mark of excellence.


and FACE

the sports squarely

that the WINNER takes all.


GOLD is the ultimate nod of the winner !  


That counts!



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When asked what they least admired about the West, they replied
MORAL DECAY, PROMISCUITY and pornography which...
DEGRADED women.

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Post time 2008-8-24 17:38:57 |Display all floors
The USA has always used total medals for their count. They hand out medals for the top three places, you might as well count them. A Bronze is an amazing accomplishment. Is anyone here the third best in the world at doing anything?

And, quite frankly, as an American, you can have all of the gold medals you want as long as we won in basketball. That's the one we wanted the most. OK, well that and Michael Phelps.

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