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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Olympic Disappointments

    http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic....html?cat1=CAN

    Is it just me or is anyone else disappointed Kristina Groves only got a bronze in the ladies 3000 m speedskating? What are your great olympic disappointments?
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    Sidney Crosby is deservedly a national hero, but to be honest I thought the biggest olympic disappointment for me was Canada's initial embarassing loss to the US in men's hockey.
    Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.
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    I am proud we won the most golds... and that we did showcase Vancouver well, eh. But I am extremely disappointed that we did so poorly in downhill and curling...
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    When you consider the medal count per capita, the United States only got 37 medals, or one medal for every 8,350,833 residents, while Canada got 26 medals, or one medal for every 1,281,207 residents. Canada got 6.5 times as many medals per resident than the United States, and for that I'm quite proud.
    Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.
    -- John Maynard Keynes

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