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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by FriendofSpurgeon, Aug 19, 2008.
What country -- other than your own -- do you root for in the Olympics?
I am a Swede living in Sweden. We are having bad luck in the olympics, but still have some hope for a gold medal.
Oops. I didn't see "other than your own" until after I voted. I would have to go with Germany, since I'm mostly German.
I root for the best athletes, regardless of nationality.
Me too, It's just coincidental America has all the best athletes.
I always like to see countries win their first medal ever. That's cool.
I routinely root against the Chinese...the communist system breeds more cheating. I know it's not the athletes' fault...but I don't like seeing the system succeed. (for the same reason I rooted against CCCP and East Germany)
I root against French swimmers that promise a "crushing" of our guys.
Finally, and most importantly: If I see an athlete display character, courage, class...I'll root for them no matter what. Some of our more rude/obnoxious American athletes (they're a small minority of our team, and thankfully this year, there seems to be fewer to me)...I can't root for them. I don't want a jerk on the gold medal stand.
That explains the US insurmountable lead in gold medals?
Right now I am pulling for two Irish boxers who have qualified for the semi-finals. Ireland do not medal very often.
I couldn't vote in the poll, someone might think I am a UK supporter .
Okay, okay, I voted for the first choice, but it was NOT for the UK. Why was the US the only nation to get its own slot ?
Because this was to ask what country other than your own and most on the BB are from states.
I root for Mexico.
Because everyone who could run, jump or swim already left.
Other than my own country? Obviously Argentina then.
And Brazil just received a royal smack-down the yesterday losing 3-0 to Argentina in the fútbol semis. I was on the road all day yesterday. When ever goals were scored everyone beeped their horns it was great!
Great match! What are you going to do is Argentina face the US in basketball for the gold?
BTW, another Irish boxer qualified for a medal!!!!
I suppose I will pull for the US. Quietly though lol.
I don´t think I will be too disappointed with the result one way or another in that situation. One would get gold the other silver.
China, Russia, Ukraine, those with those sad stories. The Sudanese lost boy.
I usually cheer for the island nations -- Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas and so forth -- since I have friends & coworkers from these places. Plus, our pastor is Jamaican.
Well It looks like I am face with the dilemma that Roger mentioned. USA vs. Argentina and unfortunately its not a medal game. My citizenship tells me pull for the "home team". But my love for my new "home" tells me to pull for Argentina. Not to mention I love watching Ginobili play and I do not like the "show-boating" that the US has shown at times because it smacks of arrogance.
Oh well. May the best team win.
I rooted for the US or WIPTPRC (Whoever is Playing the Peoples Republic of China)
I did a lot of rooting for Zimbabwe, in spite of their thug leader Mugabe...i was a BSU summer missionary there in 1993.