Not sure about this whole European Union thing but it has its uses

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    Or we can talk simply about Europe as a whole. Same result (same source provided by you):

    Europe: The entire continent compared with other continents
    No Continent Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1 Europe 116 125 136 377
    2 Asia 66 60 97 223
    3 America 64 52 64 180
    4 Australia 12 19 14 45
    5 Africa 8 13 12 33
     
  3. skunk macrumors G4

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    America is two continents.
     
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    That is the racist's view.
     
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    Is geography racist?
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    When you refuse to accept that there can be different views of the same thing, it could be because of racism.
     
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    What kind of geography are we talking bout?

    The one that invented a border between Europe and Asia somewhere deep in Russia?

    Or the the where India and Arabia form each a continet of their own?

    Bout the 1st post, does "EU" still contain LittleBritain? :p
     
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    Are they competing as the EU or as individual countries, if as individual nations then why lump them together.
     
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    Maybe an adequate perspective on this would be to count only one EU medal in each single-participation sport.
     
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    Tell me Europeans did you ever Vote for delegates to serve in the European Council? To me as USA citizen this wouldn't sit well with me!
     
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    Well, the first problem with that graph is including the UK in the EU ;).

    This is just European insecurity.
     
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    FWIW, the table was not published by the EU, but by a PR company, and they acknowledged it was not a fair comparison.
     
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    Or it could simply be geography.
     
  17. cube macrumors G5

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    A limited exposure to geography.
     
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    Limited in what way?
     
  19. cube macrumors G5

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    Being taught only one view.
     
  20. unlinked thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure the person with the more limited viewpoint is probably the one who called someone racist for not agreeing with them.
     
  21. cube macrumors G5

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    I think you need to read properly what was written.
     
  22. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    I see. So, you claim it's a racist view. Got it. Glad I don't live in your compartmentalized world.o_O
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    Some people can't help themselves.
     
  23. cube macrumors G5

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    It is one geological view. What can be racially motivated is to refuse to acknowledge alternatives.
     
  24. unlinked thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You called someone racist for saying north and south america are two different continents which I gather is the way it is thought in schools to most people in the world.
     
  25. cube macrumors G5

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    You're wrong.
     

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