Javier 馃悵 beBee
21/8/2016 路 18 min read 路 +600
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Olympic Medals - The Real Winning Countries

Olympic Medals - The Real Winning Countries

By Javier Camara Rica and Gert Scholtz.The Rio Olympics has finished and the USA tops the list forthe nation winning the most medals. Almost double the next best countries Chinaand Great Britain. But this is what we would expect from three...

Anonymous

Thank you Gert, the infrastructure for athleticism has improved dramatically over the years and we have some excellent athletes in my county, its just a shame that that one sporting team always seems to struggle....and everyone should know which one that is!!

25/8/2016
Gert Scholtz

Gert Scholtz

Andrew - that's some medal take by a county! Well done. UK sport is to be admired. Having lived in the UK for a few years, the organisation, coaching and infrastructure is superb.

25/8/2016
Javier 馃悵 beBee
20/8/2016 路 28 min read 路 +400
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India Doubles its Olympics Haul

India Doubles its Olympics Haul

The nation that has the 2nd largest population in the world tonight doubled its medal count, but unfortunately to 2. That means that they have one more medal than Puerto Rico, but Puerto Rico has one more gold than India.聽 Usain Bolt gained 9 Golds...

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

The fact that India is not playing in the big time is a combination of in-built systemic limitation and no path for its brightest leaders to get through an established order of politicians who have learned how to play the game and stifle or prevent progress. If the system is broken at the core, it is not going to produce at the edges. The article points to the obvious things any of us can see at first glance - the writer is looking at outcomes and not root causes going back 70 years. There has been moments of potential breakthrough at the State level, such as the Kerela model, which did two things absolutely right but failed on a huge third piece. The two things they did right were to invest in education and health - and that was applauded by Oxfam in 2008 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11698148 but there was a huge missing piece that made what they did right into a nightmare - and that was not having the jobs for the upwardly mobile citizens - so much so that people in Kerela had to take jobs overseas. The act of taking jobs overseas led to families being split which led to dysfunction in households - the net result of which was an increase in the suicide rate http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/sunday-times/deep-focus/In-Kerala-suicide-runs-in-the-entire-family/articleshow/7485596.cms Yet one must congratulate the state government of Kerela for trying to make a difference, even if the initiative led to unintended consequences. The weakness of the Indian system is that it has democracy when it is better for it to be a 2 party country. With so many parties the entire democratic system of India is based on making political calculations and deals. Kind of ironic but in 1948 when it got independence, its leaders lacked vision except for one area of development, which was Nehru's dream to focus on developing technological capability - finally realized through the 1961 iniatitive for IIT's.

20/8/2016
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

Ultimately the Pierre de Coubertin Medal represents the ultimate spirit of the Olympics as we would like to think the Olympics to be. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11698148 The reality of the Olympics is that it is a huge commercial enterprise and if beBee scales to monumental levels, that is the real marker of playing in the big time, when beBee can reach the level of an Olympic sponsor.

20/8/2016
Javier 馃悵 beBee
16/8/2016 路 1 min read 路 +500
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Javier 馃悵 beBee

Javier 馃悵 beBee

Impresionante Bolt ! amazing !!!

16/8/2016
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