There is a limit that I as a Canadian am willing to spend on Olympic programs. Anyone that has read my posts knows how much I love the Olympics and support our athletes. However, is it worth putting millions more dollars into training athletes just to win a few more medals if it hurts the education funding? or health care?
"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.
Ukraine did well because they concentrate is a few events. Boxing being the biggest one. They also have significantly higher population and sent less athletes in less events.
What does winning more golds get Canada as a country? Bragging rights?