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Earlier it was USSR, later East Germany and now China who lead medal tallies in Olympics. The Western countries have always remained behind them. What are the reasons? Why the most developed country in the world fail to top the tally?

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Asked by soumyen sarkar, 02 Aug '12 08:55 pm
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Too much freedom and democracy spoils society like in India. Communist regimes have stricter policies to produce world class athletes
Answered by Sunny Leone, 02 Aug '12 08:57 pm

 
  
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Because we let them. if we want we can send to the dust - but we indians let them play. it is our mahaanta
Answered by Time Killer, 02 Aug '12 08:58 pm

 
  
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Might be they are more busy in their own comfortable life dont want to give effort to acheive something
Answered by Admn, 02 Aug '12 08:57 pm

 
  
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Because China is grooming its athletes in a much better way than USA.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 02 Aug '12 08:57 pm

 
  
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Hate to say this but communism works.
Answered by Avantika, 02 Aug '12 09:14 pm

 
  
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It was not exactly USSR in those earlier days. East Germany and the satellites of USSR produced manufactured athletes par excellence. Well yes. USSR was also there getting the grab of it. Specially in women's events like gymnastics etc. (why didn't they excel in swimming and sprint events?) The bracketed one is a question indeed. Where the dope works, they win. Most developed countries have most advanced filters. Countries that want quick fame, resort to some unorthodox methods perhaps. Let's give them the benefit of doubt. They have compulsory drilling. They scout talents better. Be so it be. Foget other things. Carry on.
Answered by Lost Soul, 02 Aug '12 09:09 pm

 
  
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This will be the position till tracks and field events begins. Once tracks and field gets going, US will be sprinting towards gold, pole vaulting over silver and broad jumping into bronze.
Answered by Shyam, 02 Aug '12 09:08 pm

 
  
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