Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #olympics

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"Muhammad Abbas was Pakistan's first Winter Olympic athlete, competing in the giant slalom. He trained for two weeks in 2008 and six weeks in Austria in 2009, training under an Austrian coach. The slope he trains on in Pakistan is about 500 meters long, with a 100 meter elevation change.[6] The Olympics were his first competition of 2010, since he did not have money to compete in other contests. The Ski Federation of Pakistan considered spending approximately $7000 on his training, but decided to save that money for future skiers.[7]" -- $7K?!? Such a limited budget to not spend $7K!? This is beyond embarassing #shameful #corruption #Pakistan #sports #olympics #pub
-- Look at the number of athletes. There were 39 or more from the first Olympics in 1948 to 1964. 5 Olympics. Outside the abnormally low 20 athlete count in 1968, there were 24 to 31 athletes from 1972 to 2004 (no 1980) across 8 Olympics. -- Starting with 2008, athlete count has kept getting worse. 26 in 2004 to 21, 21, 7, 10. Outside the 1968 20 athletes, all 4 numbers are the lowest in history. The downward trend actually begins in 1996. Coincidentally, the first Olympics where the country fails to win a medal. -- Besides 1968 to 1976 where they had 69 total and 23 avg athletes, the 1996 to 2004 run marked the fewest athletes across 3 Olympics with 77 total and 25.67 avg so far. Every 3 Olympics after this marks the fewest athletes. 2016 Rio to 2024 Paris will likely have an embarassingly low Olympics total and avg athlete count. The 2016 and 2020 combined have fewer athletes than any other one year. -- They had a streak of winning at least one medal from 1956 to 1992 (no 1980). 10 Olympics. With 2 medals in 1960. Finished 20th and 25th in 1960 and 1984. -- One more trend/pattern. 1988 and 1992 were the first times since winning medals where the country did not get any silver or gold in two Olympics. We have those years as only times to win one bronze back to back. Then 1996 to 2004 marks no winning and 2nd lowest 3 Olympics average and 1992 to 2000 tying for 2nd lowest total and avg Olympic athletes thus far. Then the downfall of number of athletes increasing in 2008 and really collapsing with 2016 and 2020. There is also the first drop off of atheletes beginning in 1968. Significant drop off years are: 1968, 1996, 2008, 2012. 1996 can be argued not to be a drop off year in athletes. #shameful #sports #corruption #olympics #Pakistan #pub

"Pakistan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948 in London, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Soviet Union." -- sadly America's puppet for too long. Not that America didn't make sure of that ;) #Pakistan #corruption #shameful #sports #olympics #pub

"Medal drought 1996 onwards Pakistan has not won a medal in the last 6 Olympics up to and including 2016 Rio de Janeiro, leading to a medal drought of 24 years. In each of the following Olympics, **Pakistan was the most populated nation to not win at least one medal.**" -- This will soon include 2020 Japan as well. 7 Olympics. 24-25 years. #corruption #sports #shameful #olympics #Pakistan #pub
-- To be fair, Pakistan did get close this year. -- 21 year old weightlifter Talib finished 5th. The four ahead of him are older. 23 to 30. Talib will be 24 and 28 in the next two Olympics. Total[s] [score[s]] for the top 5 this year were 332, 331, 322, 321, 320. With gold medal breaking Clean & Jerk and Total Olympic records. Talib was very close to a medal. -- First shooter, Josesph, got 9th place in qualifying. The first 8 qualifiers went on to the finals with the gold, silver, and bronze going to the 5th, 8th, and 7th qualifier ranked countries/individuals. Perhaps Pakistan had an outside shot in this one. Probably not if the Inner 10s matters as a barometer. Joseph's was low. #sports #corruption #olympics #Pakistan #pub
How the fudge is Slovenia so much better than PK? Among the highest medal per capita rankings!?!? Is Karmi better than me? Pound for pound? Kg for kg? #@@Karmi #meant_for_each_other #sports #olympics #pub