Sunday, August 12, 2012

Finale of London Olympics 2012

London Olympics is finally over, and just like the opening ceremony, I wasn't able to watch its closing ceremony. I just read the news and updates through online feeds. I still have to catch up watching videos on the highlight of the games. I'm searching free videos of Dressage and Showjumping of the Equestrian event and so with synchronized swimming and floor exercise of the Gymnastic event.

During the closing ceremony, it was announced that the 2016 Olympics will be held at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, hopefully by this time, Philippines can bring home at least one medal. 

I am appalled with the Philippine government's style in encouraging athletes, they are offering millions to winners, but during the preparation, little has been given to these athletes, are they insane? How can athletes do their best if they lacked good training, preparation and financial support. These athletes are personally spending their own money to finance their training and other needs and all of them are competing not for money but for the glory of their country. 

Hopefully, the government can realize that what the country lacks is a proper sport program and support. The last time that the Philippines bring home a medal was during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics when Onyok Velasco bagged silver in the boxing event.

FINAL MEDAL TALLY IN THE 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS

TOP 20

 COUNTRY
GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
USA
46
29
29
CHINA
38
27
22
GREAT BRITAIN
29
17
19
SOUTH KOREA
24
25
33
RUSSIA
13
8
7
GERMANY
11
19
14
FRANCE
11
11
12
ITALY
8
9
11
HUNGARY
8
4
5
AUSTRALIA
7
16
12
JAPAN
7
14
17
KAZACHSTAN
7
1
5
NETHERLANDS
6
6
8
UKRAINE
6
5
9
CUBA
5
3
6
NEW ZEALAND
5
3
5
IRAN
4
5
3
JAMAICA
4
4
4
CZECH REPUBLIC
4
3
3
NORTH KOREA
4
0
2

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