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Kamero89

Canada, and investing in our Olympic team

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"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing".

We can certainly compete in everything, since countries Ukraine which have worse climates than us finished higher. BC is a good enough climate to train 8 months of the year, and with 90% of the sports you can train indoors anyways. If you are contempt with just doing "OK" every year you should become a Islanders fan too.

Enough of this attitude, we have the resources to finish top 7, let's do it. Why be ok when we can be the best, and near the top.

If Canada spent a little more, a lot of those 5-7th place finishes could have been bronze and silvers, while all those medals we already won, could easily have been gold.

We have the athletes ready, we just have to give them the proper support. Do you REALLY think Phelps wins all those golds with out all that funding?! Training makes great athletes, great. No one wins Olympic gold with no training, and it is ALWAYS the teams that invest the best, who win.

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As for "winning isn't everything, it's the only thing", that pretty much goes against everything the Olympics stand for This isn't major league sports were the players are paid better than doctors, it's amateur athletes that are giving their all

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As for "winning isn't everything, it's the only thing", that pretty much goes against everything the Olympics stand for This isn't major league sports were the players are paid better than doctors, it's amateur athletes that are giving their all

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As for "winning isn't everything, it's the only thing", that pretty much goes against everything the Olympics stand for This isn't major league sports were the players are paid better than doctors, it's amateur athletes that are giving their all

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Yeah, the TOP athletes in the world make enough money from paid events, sponsorships, ect.

But out of 15,000 athletes at the Olympics this year, how many fit into that category? Not many. And definitely not many Canadian athletes, if any at all. The majority of them work a full-time job to support themselves in training, to get themselves around the world for competitions and pay for (some) training, coaching and equipment.

For every Phelps or Pendleton, there is 500 Derek Drouin or Catherine Pendrel.

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Using the U.S. as an example of fiscal responsibility is possibly the stupidest thing you could do.

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