Archive for the 'olympics' Category

The Olympics

August 15th, 2008 | Category: olympics,Random,Rants

I don’t give the slighest shit about sports.  So why do I always faithfully watch the Olympics whenever they roll around?  Well, perhaps faithfully is too strong a word.  I leave the TV on in the background while I intertronisize and I periodically check the CBC website to see how Canada is doing in the medal standings.  […]


Olympics part II

August 23rd, 2008 | Category: olympics,Random,Rants

I have a new crush: Adam van Koeverden. He was the flag bearer for the Canadian team at the opening ceremonies for the Beijing games and has recently won a silver medal in flat water kayaking in these Olympics, which he can add to his gold and bronze from Athens. He is super talented and […]

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Who actually won the 2008 Olympics?

August 24th, 2008 | Category: olympics

The following is courtesy of my brother, Kebes: Most sources seem to rank countries by gold medal count, or total medal count. I prefer to scale the results by the population of the country. After all, if Olympic aptitude (raw talent/motivation) is spread uniformly throughout the gene-pool/geography, then having 10-times the population means that you […]