|Chris Hu said:
|Chris Hu said:
Seems like Brazil is the clear favorite around here.
But that will be really hard.
Well at least they have home country advantage. Even if they don't win it all they should do very good. Plus there should be a metal spike for Brazil in the Summer Olympics in two years.
Sorry, I'm not familiar with this sentence, what does that mean? That the world cup will be like a base to the olympics?
Usually there is a metal spike for the host country like it was for Russia in this years Winter Olymics and the UK in the 2012 Summer Olymics. Not sure that it will be a huge spike over the 17 won by Brazilian athletes in the 2012 games but at least 5 more is probably more then doable.
Oh, you are refering to the medals? Well, I just don't know either.
Brazil is like a one sport only country, even getting the likes for fighting, volleyball, basketball and some others, football is the only big money mover around here, and the only with a decent coverage to the people (well, fighting recently raised here), so it really outshine any other sports around here and general people just get interested into football.
Also, the poor and totally rotten government just don't invest in anything and sports are no different. So I doubt Brazil will do good in the olympics.
Even the brazillian people being a very supporting people and probably will help a lot in the event, Brazil just don't have the quality necessary to do a jump into the medal rank just because the event is hosted here this time.
I, being a brazillian, think Brazil will just get embarassed by doing poorly again in the olympics, and now in our own territory, with the results and the event itself, as like the world cup, it's just a great time to the corrupts around here take more money away from the country to their personal accounts and let the work halfway done and call it made, it's the "jeitinho brasileiro" (brazillian way). Just look to the world cup and you will know what I'm taking about, that will be a disaster (the event itself, not the games).