Winter Olympics - How is Australia ahead of us

  zzzz999 07:39 22 Feb 2010

Look at the medals table and answer me this, how in the name of Jehovah can South Korea and Australia be ahead of us in the medals standings. For Gawd's sake I could understand if it was rice growing or micro chip making or bloody surfing or prawn barbieing but bloody winter sports, come on to blazes; there's some bams on a wedge from the lottery fund that are not producing the goods.

And whilst am on, speed skating aside, what chance do the dutch get to practise downhill ski-ing.

Pos Country Total
1 United States 24
2 Germany 18
3 Norway 12
4 Switzerland 7
5 Canada 9
6 South Korea 9
7 Sweden 6
8 China 5
9 Netherlands 5
10 Austria 8
11 Russia 8
12 France 8
13 Slovakia 3
14 Australia 2
15 Czech Republic 3
16 Great Britain 1

  Quickbeam 08:34 22 Feb 2010

I'm only surprised that they're so near to the bottom.

The Aussies have an cultural belief to win, win and bloodywell win!

I could almost like them if they didn't win so often:)

  onthelimit 09:30 22 Feb 2010

Australia has ski stations in the Blue Mountains near Sydney

  bremner 09:31 22 Feb 2010

Skiing in Korea click here

Skiing Australia click here

  Hercule Marple 09:39 22 Feb 2010

I'm surprised we're ahead of Italy atm.

  zzzz999 09:48 22 Feb 2010

Look Bremner, don't start coming on with facts wjhen I am on a rant :-)

We are the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team of this years winter olympics

  sunnystaines 09:54 22 Feb 2010

GB is not really a winter sports nation due to our climate.

one thing did puzzle me I saw at montegobay airport that jamaica used to have a bobsleigh team i would have thought snow would occur much in the mountain tops out there, unless they had an artificial run.

  PalaeoBill 09:56 22 Feb 2010

1. All our school playing fields have been sold to developers.
2. Wouldn't matter if we still had any because children are not allowed to be competetive any more (we can't have losers as they might get upset).
3. Head teachers fear of Health and Safety legislation means kids are not even let out to play in the snow in case they hurt themselves. That is if the school hasn't been closed because of the snow.

  Quickbeam 10:06 22 Feb 2010

I suppose most peoples initial image of Australia is, Ayers Rock, Alice Springs and a barbie morn, noon, and night...

  peter99co 11:25 22 Feb 2010

Are you also a Crackshot at any event? Hit the bull in one!

  OTT_B 12:00 22 Feb 2010

You never seen Cool Runnings?
click here

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