If Canada has 11 medals then, naturally, a country with ten times its population should have 110, but this is not the case.
Now that the snowboarding events are over, the US probably won't win any more medals. To top it off, Canada is going to win the gold in the only event that really matters anyway, Men's Ice Hockey. Clearly, Canada rocks America's world in every respect..
It seems like most Americans don't even know about the winter games. I on the other hand watched womens curling this morning only to see the women lose cause they wouldn't go for the win. I had too much free time today
We may have 10 times the population, but what is the % of them that live in cold as hell weather...hmmm...let's see...Alaska has a population of about 650,000, Canada has a population of 32.5 Million...
Just shut your pie hole and we'll see in the summer olympics...
I think that most Americans know about them but they don't watch them becasue they don't want to see how badly America will lose. They are probably also concerned about the possibility of their heads exploding when they see how awesome Team Canada is.
I just LOVE the american view of canada, ya ok we all live in igloos... now whos logic is flawed? lets "break it down" the majority of canadas population lives at a lattitude roughly the same as the northern states. the % of canadians who live even remotely as far north as alaska is negligible. on top of that, BC's coast enjoys the same weather as much of U.S.A's west coast.
ALSO, you american folk have just as much access to the rockies, world class facilities and even MORE funding than us canadians. Looks like your world just got rocked :P.
p.s. in all seriousness, who gives a fuck, norway is rocking us all anyways.
There is one reason why both Canada does well in the winter Olympics compared to the US and why the US is still better- It's 70 (21C) degrees here, and across vast swaths of the southern US. How warm is it up there? Oh really? Sucks to be you.
I think that it is fair to compare countries with similar per capita GDPs. China has a per capita GDP which is significantly lower than that of the USA or Canada. One could reason that a lower per capita GDP corresponds to smaller percentage of the population being able to be dedicated to athletic training and less money available to support said training. The US actually has a higher per capita GDP than Canada so we could multiply the population ratio by the GDP ratio.