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#971 Aug 6, 2012
arkenfel wrote:
<quoted text>no one can marginalize afro-american success becuase you guys have achived hell of a lot you been dominating for a long time but you cannot blame folks here for not feeling some way negative cuz look at the title of the thread black americans are the best alhletes but when i said jamaica has dominated sprinting scince a few years now you don't want to acknowledge our success i never said afroamericans were not great sprinters cuz you are i feel like gatlinshound have been treated better cuz he served his ban but american are negative towards him they won't recognise his bronze medal micheal johnson said gay should have taken the bronze but gatlins american salutes made me laugh
It is not like I was putting you all down I was speaking the truth. And we also have great sprinters or runners so yes we do dominate in that field also.

“Watup ;)”

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Since: Jul 12

Savannah, Georgia

#972 Aug 6, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>Will you please stop trying to back away from answering the original question which also included basketball. I actually know 1 Afro latino in basket ball but I'll bet you don't?
no you have difficulties comprehending me and im losing my patience. I said basketball is popular in latin america outside america, thats all I said and nothing else.
http://www.nbadraft.net/globalization-basketb...

I dont know why you are trying to turn this into a competition thing.

Level 4

Since: Feb 08

UK

#973 Aug 6, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>It is not like I was putting you all down I was speaking the truth. And we also have great sprinters or runners so yes we do dominate in that field also.
afro americans no longer dominate sprinting i guess bolt and blakes winining has not sunkun in yet gues you still in a state of shock don't worry it will wear off
HEY KOOLAID

United States

#974 Aug 6, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text> we do dominate in that field also.
You say "we dominate"...did you work your ass off, train for years, go to London, and win a medal?

How does sitting on the couch eating donuts while some stranger wins a medal suddenly mean that YOU dominate anything at all? Just curious about that one. I know some white people that can't swim. Does Michael Phelps winning 22 medals somehow make these white sinkers into dominators? Can they now say that they are the best swimmers in the world because of what some other guy has done?

“"Class, the #1 Motivator"”

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#975 Aug 6, 2012
This is another GOLD...received by another African American....

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth...

There is so much jealousy and racism tossed around in this Olympics....African Americans are always having to answer to something they did that did not fit "The White World"....but I have seen some them who are racist...wear horns on their heads...pay tribute to a situation that denotes demonic ideas...they get nothing. African Americans are different than other cultures and rightfully so...as others are different from us. As long as nobody is bothering us...we do not bother them. There are other cultures that will bother us...EVEN THOUGH WE ARE NOT BOTHERING THEM. This is not a "White World"...its everybody's world...loved and enjoyed by the survival of the fittest....we are used to entertaining each other..we don't care about the masses understanding us because our hearts are in understanding each other...So hurray!! Ms. Serena...you're down with the set!

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth...



We can kick it with each other better than any other culture...thats why some of our Caucasian brothers...Latino Brothers...and other brothers from cultures around the world..like our style and want to kick it with us....We're the GO TO types...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“"Class, the #1 Motivator"”

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#976 Aug 6, 2012
Enough said...here's a twister....

Unique2

Macon, GA

#977 Aug 6, 2012
HEY KOOLAID wrote:
<quoted text>
China has been leading the US for most of the games. As far as India, they have population but not really enough wealth to field quality athletes in EVERY SINGLE sport.
You bring up Kenya and Ethiopia how many sports do they compete in? Can they afford to send a team for EVERY sport? Didn't see their water polo team this year, did you?
Some countries have limited monies and funnel that into only a selective few sports, they have to put all their eggs in one basket.
The USA on the other hand can put a few eggs in every basket and so they win many more medals.
The U.S. always out medals China and India which have significantly larger populations. Kenya and Ethiopia which are small developing nations dominate the distance running events.

http://journals.humankinetics.com/ijspp-curre...

Therefore population size and wealth are overrated in terms of a nations success at the Olympics. There're numerous examples of smaller countries winning more medals than larger ones and of poorer nations winning more medals than wealthier ones.

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#978 Aug 6, 2012
Brngthtrth2u wrote:
This is another GOLD...received by another African American....
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth...
There is so much jealousy and racism tossed around in this Olympics....African Americans are always having to answer to something they did that did not fit "The White World"....but I have seen some them who are racist...wear horns on their heads...pay tribute to a situation that denotes demonic ideas...they get nothing. African Americans are different than other cultures and rightfully so...as others are different from us. As long as nobody is bothering us...we do not bother them. There are other cultures that will bother us...EVEN THOUGH WE ARE NOT BOTHERING THEM. This is not a "White World"...its everybody's world...loved and enjoyed by the survival of the fittest....we are used to entertaining each other..we don't care about the masses understanding us because our hearts are in understanding each other...So hurray!! Ms. Serena...you're down with the set!
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =fhr5UBZh1rYXX
We can kick it with each other better than any other culture...thats why some of our Caucasian brothers...Latino Brothers...and other brothers from cultures around the world..like our style and want to kick it with us....We're the GO TO types...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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#979 Aug 6, 2012
LatinaCHICK wrote:
<quoted text>
no you have difficulties comprehending me and im losing my patience. I said basketball is popular in latin america outside america, thats all I said and nothing else.
http://www.nbadraft.net/globalization-basketb...
I dont know why you are trying to turn this into a competition thing.
Excuse me? And in your original post that I responded too you said nothing about latin america you were trying to convince us that the NBA has a lot of afro latinos.

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#980 Aug 6, 2012
arkenfel wrote:
<quoted text>afro americans no longer dominate sprinting i guess bolt and blakes winining has not sunkun in yet gues you still in a state of shock don't worry it will wear off
Yes we do because my people will always hold records.
Unique2

Macon, GA

#981 Aug 6, 2012
So are Roluke and dirtydiamond the same person????
Sly Fox

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#982 Aug 6, 2012
Black Americans are among the best Athletes yet they dominate the worst of the politicians.

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Since: Feb 08

UK

#983 Aug 6, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>Yes we do because my people will always hold records.
back up wait wait do you hold the record for the mens 100m 200m is the fastest man in the world afro-american?
Unique2

Macon, GA

#984 Aug 6, 2012
arkenfel wrote:
<quoted text>back up wait wait do you hold the record for the mens 100m 200m is the fastest man in the world afro-american?
We don't hold the record for the men's 100 and 200, but we do for the women's 100 and 200. They were set by the great Florence Griffith-Joyner back in 88'.
anton

Austria

#985 Aug 6, 2012
Unique2 wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't hold the record for the men's 100 and 200, but we do for the women's 100 and 200. They were set by the great Florence Griffith-Joyner back in 88'.
griffith was on hard drugs.
HEY KOOLAID

United States

#986 Aug 6, 2012
Unique2 wrote:
<quoted text>
The U.S. always out medals China and India which have significantly larger populations. Kenya and Ethiopia which are small developing nations dominate the distance running events.
http://journals.humankinetics.com/ijspp-curre...
Therefore population size and wealth are overrated in terms of a nations success at the Olympics. There're numerous examples of smaller countries winning more medals than larger ones and of poorer nations winning more medals than wealthier ones.
INDIA: NEITHER THE WILL NOR THE CASH

http://m.theatlantic.com/international/archiv...

You should read that whole article. Notice India sent 84 athletes to the olympics compared with about 600 athletes from the USA. Why? Economics. Did any other country send 600 athletes? The USA is in every single event this year except for one - handball.

Also while India has a large economy, their per capita GDP ( the true measure of wealth) is among the lowest in the world.

Population + economics = Olympic dominance...just population alone won't work. Just money alone won't work. Put them both together and you get all the medals. It takes money to get there and the Indians don't really have it. Plus education is priority and Indians don't have the economic ability to put school on hold and spend a year or two training.

Not sure why this is so hard to grasp. Sure the USA produces great athletes but there are much bigger forces at play here than one's ability to run, jump, and swim.
anton

Austria

#987 Aug 6, 2012
sassyntrashy wrote:
It seems like we dominate every group including Africans and Black Caribbeans. Can anybody compete with Black Americans in sports?
Sports is hardly important. In germany or austria people often make fun about athletes or soccer players. The field of sports is regarded as that one, in
which people compete, that are not so clever, altough its not really true. Schwartzenegger is considered an idiot. So its not really good for a minority to engage in, from a cultural point of view, low valued field.
Unique2

Macon, GA

#988 Aug 6, 2012
anton wrote:
<quoted text> griffith was on hard drugs.
Where's the proof?
Sly Fox

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#989 Aug 6, 2012
anton wrote:
<quoted text> griffith was on hard drugs.
Just like the guy now in the White House.
HEY KOOLAID

United States

#990 Aug 6, 2012
Field Hockey, historically India's greatest strength at the Olympics, is a reminder that gold, silver, and bronze all cost paper. Between 1928 and 1968, India won all but two of the field hockey gold medals; the other two went to breakaway Pakistan.(West Germany won in 1972, with Pakistan and India coming in second and third.) But, in 1976, the Olympics switched from natural turf to synthetic, which is far more expensive. All the Indian players who practiced on fields and grass patches were learning skills no longer suited to international competition, and only the communities with the money and will to build a synthetic field could train viable contenders. India has won only a single field hockey medal in the 40 years since it last competed on natural turf, priced out of a sport that had once brought it so much Olympic glory.

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A simple move from grass to artificial turf killed India's best Olympic sport. Economics at work. From the constant favorite to a single medal in 40 years!!!

Still want to downplay economics at the Olympics?

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