It's the EU for the win!
by G.K.Chesterton (2016-08-19 14:22:29)
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What a bunch of stuffed turkeys.




How did this end up & shouldn't Great Britain be pulled out
by Domerduck  (2016-08-25 17:31:22)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

given their recent Brexit vote. It's surprising to me the German's want to take credit for GB's success given they are dropping out. And the entry limitation brouhgt up by the responders makes this ridiculous supposition. Hell if we had even 3 entries in Gymnastics and swimming we would have had several more medals.

G.K. thanks for finding and sharing these looks as I always find them useful


How about Nato? Communist Bloc? The Americas? *
by IrishForum  (2016-08-24 13:31:58)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Having 40 entries vs 2 for each event helps a tad *
by SixShutouts66  (2016-08-20 01:19:16)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Not just more athletes, but multiple teams
by Tex Francisco  (2016-08-20 15:41:26)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

In almost all of the Equestrian events, for example, multiple European teams medalled. If the EU were limited to one team, they'd be limited to one per event. In mens and womens field hockey, 5 out of 6 teams were from the EU. That'd be two medals if the EU competed as a single team.


And that the EU selected the better choice
by SixShutouts66  (2016-08-20 16:56:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

To follow up on both our points, even if the EU were limited to 2-3 athletes and one team per event, it's likely that may have selected the wrong one in several cases. Just because one of the EU teams or athletes won a medal, doesn't mean they would have even been selected.


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