Who do you root for in the Olympics?

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What country - other than your own - do you root for?

  1. Great Britain or Ireland

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. Canada or Mexico

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. South Africa, Zimbabwe, or other African country

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. Jamaica, Bahamas, or another Carribean island

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. Australia or New Zealand

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Brazil, Argentina, or another South American county

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  7. France, Germany, or other European country

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  8. United States

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  9. Another country - please list

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. Don't care/don't watch

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  1. FriendofSpurgeon

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    What country -- other than your own -- do you root for in the Olympics?
     
  2. Psalm 95

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    I am a Swede living in Sweden. We are having bad luck in the olympics, but still have some hope for a gold medal.
     
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    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.
     
  4. Amy.G

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    I root for the best athletes, regardless of nationality.
     
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    Me too, It's just coincidental America has all the best athletes.
     
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    Same here
     
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    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.
     
  8. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    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 ;) ?
     
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  9. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Because this was to ask what country other than your own and most on the BB are from states.
     
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    I root for Mexico.

    Because everyone who could run, jump or swim already left.

    AJ
     
  11. 4His_glory

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    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!

    !Dale Argentina!
     
  12. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    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!!!!
     
  13. 4His_glory

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    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.
     
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    China, Russia, Ukraine, those with those sad stories. The Sudanese lost boy.
     
  15. FriendofSpurgeon

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    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.
     
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    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.
    Go USA!
    ¡Vamos Argentina!
     
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    I rooted for the US or WIPTPRC (Whoever is Playing the Peoples Republic of China)
     
  18. bobbyd

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    I did a lot of rooting for Zimbabwe, in spite of their thug leader Mugabe...i was a BSU summer missionary there in 1993.
     

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