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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Not sour grapes on the Olympics

Don't think this post is "sour grapes" because I don't really care all that much, but with all the talk about how the Olympics had never been to South America, I got curious.

At the 2008 Beijing games, all of South America won a total of 5 gold medals, one of them being for soccer. That puts them about on par with Kenya. Brazil itself only won 15 total medals.

That being said, having been in an (at the time) non-soccer country that hosted a World Cup, it made a tremendous difference in that sport (that I love) in our country.

Oh, and I thought this was good,
Brazil’s leaders have tried to combat the image of the gangs in the hillside favelas, or slums, with da Silva noting that Brazil, at least, is not the target of world terrorism.


  • Rio has 3 9/11's every year. Terrorism is the least of their problems.

    They're going to have to have a 30 foot wall with machine gun nest surrounding it to keep the gasoline huffing gangs from stealing everything in sight.

    Apparently no one on the IOC has seen "City of God".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:01 AM  

  • Yeah. And they don't have the luxury of the Chinese who could just banish people to the hinterlands.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 1:23 PM  

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