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How well did your nation perform at the olympics?

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I'm not talking about the medals table because wealth and population size are huge factors, so every nation has different expectations. I'm talking about targets set and wether your nation failed to meet them or exceeded them. I'll start with my country Great britain, they were predicted to get 48 medals with about 18 gold so our team really overperformed ending up with 67  medals with 27 gold. Olympic fever definately took over the country with our olympians becoming national heroes.



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Spain got 17 medals, which is the same number as in London but this time 7 of them were gold, that's the biggest amount of gold medals we ever had with the exception of Barcelona 92 when we had 13, and we end up 14º on the ranking, which is the highest place since the 6º we got also in Bcn 92.

So a pretty good year.



Italy 9th place, 8 Golds, 12 Silvers 8 Bronzes. Slightly better than 2012 but only thanks to a few silvers...



Weakest perfomance since WW2, absolute utter SHIT. I'm talking about Romania here.



                
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Mixed kind of. On the one hand we got more medals than ever before, but not more golds. On the other hand, a few people who were expected to medal missed out. What "saved" the day was a handful of people who were at the Olympics for the first time. One was the youngest female to ever win a medal for New Zealand, pole vault. Another who was the first man to ever win a field event for New Zealand, in shot put. The sports that got the biggest funding over the last four years didn't really deliver, swimming and rowing. For the first time at a single Olympics a female won 2 medals, Kayaking.



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My country did ...... how could I say it..... what was expected.
7 gold medals and 13th place overall was a good result . Lower than projections, but accurate with the reality of the sport here - considering how poor sports incentives are in Brazil, and will continue to be.
Overall we got 19 medals, which is the highest ever for the country but only two medals better than London 2012, and that was dissapointing considering how well host countries tend to perform. We could get something around 23-26 medals
Our Olympic Committee had a top-10 finish as a goal, which was something too optimistic. So I´d say we did good. Not bad but not excellent either.



France did great, even though our "major" contenders for Olympic medals disappointed, for the most part (in swimming for example).
But there were lots of surprises, lots of emotions (especially in boxing), we got a medal on the 200m (which is pretty insane), and it was overall a great year for France, imo.



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Rogerioandrade said:
My country did ...... how could I say it..... what was expected.
7 gold medals and 13th place overall was a good result . Lower than projections, but accurate with the reality of the sport here - considering how poor sports incentives are in Brazil, and will continue to be.
Overall we got 19 medals, which is the highest ever for the country but only two medals better than London 2012, and that was dissapointing considering how well host countries tend to perform. We could get something around 23-26 medals
Our Olympic Committee had a top-10 finish as a goal, which was something too optimistic. So I´d say we did good. Not bad but not excellent either.

Brazil did pretty good imo, but I was wondering, is there a lot of focus on sports there apart from Football ?
Also, great job on the pole vault, that final jump from da Silva was insane, and broke our hearts in France :P
It was quite a performance.



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Awful, 4 bronze. Norway just isn't a summer-sports nation. Just think during the winter Olympics we got 11 gold, 5 silver and 10 bronze



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Canada ended with 22 medals and 4 gold. That's a jump from London and is higher than normal for summer olympics. Narrowly missed out on many more medals as well, could have been closer to 30, darn those 4th place finishes!