In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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Small and bitter

So I was looking at the Olympic medal counts, mostly just to see how the battle between the US and China was going. I check the standings at least once a day, mostly because I'm curious whose predictions about the count will play out. Before the games started a bunch of economists all took a swing at the prediction game, trying to decipher the end totals. I didn't take too close a look at the article but I remember that one of the predictions had a huge US decline and a Chinese surge. I've been checking up just to see how close to the truth they got.

Since I've been looking at the US and China totals, I've mostly been looking at the top of the list. The two countries are #1 and #2 after all and I don't even rove my eyes over the remaining top 10 countries, much less what's available only if I click the 'see more' button to expand the list. Today I decided to buck that trend and see how many medals some of our smaller neighbors have managed to scoop up. I noticed that Iran had two, Israel snagged one, and even Afghanistan picked up one. That made me sort of curious which is the smallest, most insignificant country to still pick up a medal. I decided to award the prize to Mauritius, a nation so small I had never even heard of it before. It managed to pick up a bronze in boxing, which I imagine if you based medals on a per capita basis, is a huge score.

Don't know where Mauritius is? Don't worry. Neither did I until I fiddled around with google maps. I even made a little animation to pinpoint its location so that you didn't have to take the time out to search.

Churning out the 3rd best boxer in that weight class from a country that's barely 20 miles wide is a pretty good accomplishment I would think.

Oh, in case anyone out there still needs a nominee for douche of the day/week/month, I would like to suggest this Cuban asshat. A crazy ass Cuban competing for bronze in Taekwondo apparently didn't like the fact that people only get a minute for injury time outs. When he tried to take more time, he was disqualified. To show his contempt, he proceeded to kick the head referee in the face.

Do you believe this shit? He also attacked another ref and spit on the mat before they managed to herd his deranged ass out of the stadium. Him and his coach have been banned for life from competition and their standings at the Olympics scrubbed. Frankly, I think it would only have been fair if they also delivered a monumental ass kicking as well. After the whole thing was over, the fucker's coach claimed that their opponent had been offering bribes. Yeah, like anyone's going to buy that you fucking retard. I hope the Castro brothers execute your sorry ass once you get back to the island.
Tags: olympics

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