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Germany won the group of death in Euro Cup 2012 but did not show up against Italy. However if you have watched the Bundesliga this year you realize there is a monster team being developed before eyes. Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, Schurle, and Schmelzer are going to be playing a lot and it is scary good. What do you think?

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american should have got more medals than what they got. if we look the history of boxing and enthusiasm u can tell that america should have done more well in london or beijing, boxing is so popular in USA ,why some unknown palyers of kazakhstan cuba,uzbe, india, britain ,china, italy takes away the boxing why americans fail in amateur boxing, and most of the boxing medal should have been belong to USA

YES!

Take these games for example; London who won the bid were awarded the games on July the 6th, 2005. Not only did that give the host nation 7 years to build the facilities, it gave us 7 years to develop potential medal winning athletes.
It’s not just us though. Japan started to increase their tally in the Rome Olympics which preceded the Tokyo games. Australia had an upward trend before the Sydney Olympics which continued to the Athens games. The United States frequently does well regardless of where the games are held anyway is perhaps rewarded for this with a large number of Olymics, both summer and winter, because they are consistent medallists and the infra structure is almost gauranteed.
Even before that measures were put in place to fund at least a sizeable percentage of the likely prospects in the events in which we were seen as being in with a chance, such as sailing, cycling and rowing. Back in 1996 Great Britain had only won 1 gold medal in Atlanta. And even allowing for the fact that that was an unusually unproductive games for the British athletes, often the average yield of gold medals has only been somewhere between 3 and 5 medals since world war 2. Since the 2000 Olympics there has been a notable increase though, going from 9 golds that year up to 19 in the 2008 Beijing games. Perhaps even China who had only relatively recently got back into the games and started to take them seriously around the time of Seoul in 1988 was probably awarded those Beijing games for being enthusiastic from the get go.
Even in other sports such as the FIFA World Cup, the host nation is expected to, and usually does, do well, often ending up winners, runners up, semi-finalists or quarter finalists.
Back to the Olympics, is the idea that the host nation is expected by the I.O.C. to do well? Not in a conspiratorial sense but because by the fact that the games have been awarded to a nation the expectation is that sport should be promoted and encouraged, giving a boost for anything from 3 to 5 Olympic time spans and thus part of some over all long term development?
I ask this because many people have been wondering why some smaller nations are out performing bigger, richer, more powerful nations. Other than just commercial interest, what are the criteria for awarding the games as such?

This is funny being that i think American basketball is a gay friendly sport. We have quite a laugh at you chaps across the pond. 7 foot behemoths patting each other on the fannies and faking injuries….disgraceful!!! I played a respectable sport. I was a CHAMPION FENCER on the fabled 1996 OXFORD UNIVERSITY Fencing team! I was the Captain and eventually made FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHTER OF THE YEAR! I did this all this while becomming a 3rd generation graduate at this esteemed institution. Too many of you sit on your over indulged rear ends and watch the tele all day. Why not pick up a book and learn something for heavens sake !! why not put on PBS? Not to even mention i also placed 2nd in the Gardening competition in 1996…. I was able to parlay my fame into a Asst. Managerial position in one of the finest mens clothing stores in all of London! Let this all be a lesson to you chaps!…..Cheerio !
Regards
R. Cavendish III
OXFORD UNIVERSITY – 1996 Champion Fencer / Gardener
Member of the Gregthorn Boys All Male Choir

The London Olympic Games are coming up! What do you think? May the Olympic spirit prevail!
Thank you!

1. Czech Republic
2. Portugal
3. Germany
4. Greece
5. Spain
6. France
7. England
8. Italy
I can’t comment on Czech Republic, because i haven’t seen them play yet. if Czechs are anywhere near as good as theyv’e been before, like when they got to the final of EURO 96, then you can’t count them out.
Portugal looked unstoppable in the last match, they made Holland look like an average team and i think Portugal has come into some from.
Germany is the form team in this championship winning 3 out of 3 games and the form team going back over the last two season’s and are somewhere near playing as good as they was in the last world cup, when Germany beats Greece 4-0 today, everybody will fear Germany.
Greece hasen’t played badly but this is where there championships comes to an end, Germany will be just to strong for them.
Spain hasen’t performed that well, theyv’e performed in patches, maybe the France game is the game for them, Spain is looking nothing like the Spain from the last world cup or EURO 2010, they nearly lost v Croatia and Italy nearly beat them infact Italy shoulv’e beat. if Spain doesn’t get there act together, then they will be going home at the quarter final stage. the thing i will say against Spain is they should allready be out, Italy shouldv’e beat them and they rode their luck v Croatia. i feel it should be Italy and Croatia in the quarter finals
France played allright v England and Ukraine and unfortunately lost to Sweden. you can’t rule out Frances chances of winning EURO 2012, because they have experience of winning major tournement’s
England has an outside chance. we was expected not to do well in this EURO 2012 but were still in it and we should be proud of that. we played well v France, Sweden a good result we beat Ukraine. we will want to progress in this championship, because we have winning mentality
Italy probably the 3rd best team behind Germany and Portugal in this championship, they could quite easily have an 100% winning record, they shouldv’e beaten Spain
so of the team’s left who deserves the chance of being EURO 2012. I think Portugal, Germany, Italy, England, France. i’d be happy if any of these won it. i’m ruling out Spain, because i don’t like them, i don’t like the way they play
of course Portugal and or Germany can’t win it, because their playing each other in the semi. so Portugal and England are my two favourites

Trapattoni: We’ll give Italy a game
(UKPA) – 9 minutes ago
Giovanni Trapattoni has warned Italy not to expect any favours as Ireland attempt to bow out of Euro 2012 with pride restored having been beaten 4-0 by Spain.
The two sides will meet in Poznan on Monday evening with the Republic’s fate already decided, but with Trapattoni’s native country knowing only a win will give them a chance of reaching the quarter-finals after drawing their first two Group C games. Even then, a draw between Spain and Croatia could send Cesare Prandelli’s men home.
Trapattoni said: “We have to approach the game with Italy and make sure that Ireland finish the game with our heads held high. If Italy go through, it has to be because they played well and with the right attitude.”
Spain eased themselves to the brink of qualification with a powerful display against an Ireland team which wilted in the face of a relentless assault.
Once again, they conceded early as Fernando Torres marked his return to the starting line-up with a fourth-minute opener, and they were made to pay for defensive fragility as David Silva and then Torres extended the lead.
Substitute Cesc Fabregas wrapped up the points seven minutes from time with his second goal of the tournament to ensure the Republic’s involvement will come to an end on Monday night.
Trapattoni said: “Spain demonstrated, even if we knew it already, that they are a team that can win, they showed they are a side which because of their technical ability, they don’t actually use up a lot of energy at all.
“It’s like an orchestra – they involve everyone in the way they move the ball. Vicente knows his players very well and they all play for the two biggest sides in Spain and that’s a huge advantage for them.
“When I was in charge at Juventus and the national team took seven or eight players from Juventus, Italy won the World Cup, and the Italy team was great because the players knew already what they had to do.
“They could do it with their eyes closed, and that’s exactly what Spain are like at the moment.”
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Trapattoni: We’ll give Italy a game
(UKPA) – 9 minutes ago
Giovanni Trapattoni has warned Italy not to expect any favours as Ireland attempt to bow out of Euro 2012 with pride restored having been beaten 4-0 by Spain.
The two sides will meet in Poznan on Monday evening with the Republic’s fate already decided, but with Trapattoni’s native country knowing only a win will give them a chance of reaching the quarter-finals after drawing their first two Group C games. Even then, a draw between Spain and Croatia could send Cesare Prandelli’s men home.
Trapattoni said: “We have to approach the game with Italy and make sure that Ireland finish the game with our heads held high. If Italy go through, it has to be because they played well and with the right attitude.”
Spain eased themselves to the brink of qualification with a powerful display against an Ireland team which wilted in the face of a relentless assault.
Once again, they conceded early as Fernando Torres marked his return to the starting line-up with a fourth-minute opener, and they were made to pay for defensive fragility as David Silva and then Torres extended the lead.
Substitute Cesc Fabregas wrapped up the points seven minutes from time with his second goal of the tournament to ensure the Republic’s involvement will come to an end on Monday night.
Trapattoni said: “Spain demonstrated, even if we knew it already, that they are a team that can win, they showed they are a side which because of their technical ability, they don’t actually use up a lot of energy at all.
“It’s like an orchestra – they involve everyone in the way they move the ball. Vicente knows his players very well and they all play for the two biggest sides in Spain and that’s a huge advantage for them.
“When I was in charge at Juventus and the national team took seven or eight players from Juventus, Italy won the World Cup, and the Italy team was great because the players knew already what they had to do.
“They could do it with their eyes closed, and that’s exactly what Spain are like at the moment.”
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