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Silver medal in the Women's Double Sculls.


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Rosie MacLennan repeats as Olympic champion in the Women's Trampoline.

In soccer Sweden eliminates the US women's soccer team in the shootout. It's a huge upset given the US were two times Olympic and World champions.


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Hey all,

I think the Olympics are horrible, and do my best to ignore them. I know I'm in the minority, but the sheer cost to tax payers of supporting "amateur athletics" is ridiculous. I see a Canadian named Rosie MacLennan won gold in trampoline. I have no doubt that she's a lovely person, and she's certainly risen to the top of her chosen sport, but should we as tax payers be supporting her? She's a carded athlete and gets 18k a year, and a 20k bonus for winning a gold medal. Her following her dream for the last four years (ie, since the London Olympics) has cost us 92,000 dollars. For someone who bounces on a trampoline.

Not all carded athletes get the same funding: it ranges from 900 per year to 18,000 --but still, there are 2268 athletes getting supported by the federal government, and about 650 are in the top tier (that's just shy of 12 million dollars, just for the top group). Is this really money well spent?

We will set aside the the $70+ million the publicly funded CBC bid merely for the rights to cover the games.

I just don't see how we can justify spending the sort of money we do on amateur athletes. The nature of athletic achievement is ephemeral and, dare I say, trivial. How does the nation benefit from this spending?

Cheers,

James


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Another Bronze, this time if Women's time pursuit cycling.


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Definitely Usain Bolt is the :s: with his third 100 m Olympic gold medal. And he still has the opportunity to repeat the feat twice again if he strikes gold in the 200 m and 4 * 100 m as well. Not overshadowed at all is Andre De Grasse capturing the bronze.


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祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Derek Drouin wins Gold in men's high jump with a flawless performance.


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Erica Wiebe wins Gold in women's freestyle wrestling.

Meaghan Benefeito wins Bronze in platform diving.

Andre DeGrasse goes for Gold in the 200m later tonight.


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TheLionKing wrote: Andre DeGrasse goes for Gold in the 200m later tonight.
No shame at all for taking silver.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Bronze in women's soccer. A 2-1 victory over the host country Brazil. Not an easy task in a hostile environment.

Eric Lamaze wins Bronze in Individual Jump Off.

Evan Dunfee a Bronze in 50 km race walking.


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TheLionKing wrote:
Evan Dunfee a Bronze in 50 km race walking.
Japan appealed Canada's appeal and won. The Japanese finished 3rd and Dunfee 4th.


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Bronze in men's 4 * 100 m.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Bronze medal in the Women's Cross Country Bike Race by Catherine Pendrel


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jcalhoun wrote:Hey all,

I think the Olympics are horrible, and do my best to ignore them. I know I'm in the minority, but the sheer cost to tax payers of supporting "amateur athletics" is ridiculous. I see a Canadian named Rosie MacLennan won gold in trampoline. I have no doubt that she's a lovely person, and she's certainly risen to the top of her chosen sport, but should we as tax payers be supporting her? She's a carded athlete and gets 18k a year, and a 20k bonus for winning a gold medal. Her following her dream for the last four years (ie, since the London Olympics) has cost us 92,000 dollars. For someone who bounces on a trampoline.

Not all carded athletes get the same funding: it ranges from 900 per year to 18,000 --but still, there are 2268 athletes getting supported by the federal government, and about 650 are in the top tier (that's just shy of 12 million dollars, just for the top group). Is this really money well spent?

We will set aside the the $70+ million the publicly funded CBC bid merely for the rights to cover the games.

I just don't see how we can justify spending the sort of money we do on amateur athletes. The nature of athletic achievement is ephemeral and, dare I say, trivial. How does the nation benefit from this spending?

Cheers,

James
yeah, I also do not like paying for athletes and coaches expenses for training and competing, as well as for venues. Then there is all the other costs that I do not know about.

Never wanted the Olympics in Vancouver.

Wouldn't bother me at all if we didn't even take part in the Olympics or win medals.

Since we do, I do of course cheer for Canadians, but I wish they were all privately sponsored.


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