Which 'bloc' will win most Gold medals at Worlds & Olympics between 2011 - 2020?

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Which 'bloc' will win the most Gold medals at Worlds & Olympics between 2011 & 2020?

Poll closed Feb 17, 2012.
  1. North America

    23 vote(s)
    27.4%
  2. Asia

    24 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Europe

    34 vote(s)
    40.5%
  4. Other

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  5. Don't Know

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    Between 2001 - 2010, the number of gold medals won by North America, Asia, and Europe in figure skating at World Championships and Olympics was as follows:-

    Europe - 27
    Asia - 14
    North America - 12
    Others - 0

    However, where will the balance of power lie by 2020? Who will have won the most Gold medals during the period 2011 - 2020?

    The current state of play after the 2011 World Championships is as follows:-

    North America - 2
    Asia - 1
    Europe - 1
    Others - 0
     
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  2. Amy03

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    i will go with asia cause they have soo many young skaters who all seem to have great potential, as well as good technique!
     
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  3. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

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    Ice dance is still 25% of the medals and I dont see an Asian team winning a medal within the next 5 years...who knows? Things could change.
     
  4. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    :wuzrobbed

    Poor Russia doesn't even get a spot in the poll...

    :drama:
     
  5. seaner00

    seaner00 New Member

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    I would pick Asia based on the strength of their singles skaters from Japan
     
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  6. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Is Russia in Asia or Europe? I am awful at geography. :wuzrobbed

    I picked Europe because I thought Russia was in Europe.
     
  7. Maofan7

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    Geographically, Russia is in both Europe & Asia. The European part makes up 40% of Europe's entire land mass, and includes Russia's 2 largest cities - Moscow (which is now Europe's most populous city) and St. Petersburg. 78% of Russia's population lives in European Russia. For the purposes of figure skating, Russia is European. That is why it's skaters compete in the European Championships and not the Four Continents (in which Asian countries compete along with the Americas, Africa, and Oceania). Hence, in this poll, Europe means those countries that compete in the European Championships (which therefore includes Russia)
     
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  8. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Moscow and St. Petersburg are European cities??? :eek:
     
  9. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    that was a joke right ? :lol:

    are we talking about singles skating ?
    singles, I see Asia keeping its dominance but europe will improve its standing again with the new wave of young skaters especially from Russia will help

    Ice Dance ? maybe 5 or 7 years from now
    maybe in time for Pyeonchang 2018 there might be a
    strong Dance couple from Asia
     
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  10. Maofan7

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    It incorporates singles, pairs, and ice dance
     
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  11. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    this is amazingly close considering
    Europe - Russia, France, Germany, Misc. (lone "podium worthy" skaters from any/all of Ukrain, Italy, Bulgaria, Israel, Spain, etc...)
    Asia - Japan, China..... maybe Korea
    North America - USA and Canada
    Others - people who won't even get close to the top ten, never mind win.

    Is it really statistically surprising that Europe has twice as many champion skaters?
     
  12. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

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    Yes they are, Kitten. Russia is considered "Europe". Why do you think they get to go to The European Championships? :p:p:p
     
  13. falling_dance

    falling_dance Bravo, Patrick.

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    So Peter's this kitten? :confused:
     
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  14. mia joy

    mia joy New Member

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    I still have faith in Europe. It's the most balanced, it has skaters with potential in each discipline. At the end of the day, Europe is the home of figure skating.
     
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  15. allezfred

    allezfred Hideous Admin Staff Member

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    There are people who follow figure skating who don't know Russia is in Europe? Seriously? :eek: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  16. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Excuse me?

    It's unbelievable how you manage to be such a little bitch all the time. :rolleyes:
     
  17. mia joy

    mia joy New Member

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    IKR? Actually, it's kinda surprising for me if any person doesn't know that, a figure skating fan or not. I know its geographical location might be a bit problematic, but come on, it's capital is in Europe and pretty much it's entire history revolves around Europe. It's orginins are European too.
     
  18. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    We're all being especially mature today; that's great to see.


    For the record, I was aware that Russia is in Europe...as I clearly stated in my post, but you all chose to overlook. God forbid anyone has a momentary bit of confusion! Let's all mock her for it! :rolleyes:
     
  19. Sparks

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  20. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    :lol: it's an fsu tradition, like death and taxes, always to be counted on.
     
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  21. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan Well-Known Member

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    We have to wait till 2018 to get the result, so my answer is Africa followed by Antarctica a close second..:p

    I hope i can change my vote..
     
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  22. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    Russia. End of story.
     
  23. taf2002

    taf2002 Texas slumlord

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    Yeah, it is surprising what some people don't know.
     
  24. Proustable

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    1. Europe - for reasons already mentioned.
    2. Asia
    3. North America
    4. No other continent will see a medal.

    The question becomes more interesting if you try to go for country, not continent. In which case.....

    1. Russia
    2. United States
    3. Japan
    4. Canada
    5. China
     
  25. mia joy

    mia joy New Member

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    it's just a little misspelling, besides English is not even my first language. Want me to go edit that post for you?
     
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  26. taf2002

    taf2002 Texas slumlord

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    No I don't. I just think if you dish it out, you need to be able to take it.
     
  27. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Quoted for truth!
     
  28. bek

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    I don't agree here. The Russians right now have the strongest crop of junior lady talent and given the issues the senior ladies are having; things are looking strong for them. Their's also the fact that Europe has a very strong shot at sweeping the Pairs podium, and is likely to get at least one person on the dance podium. They have a shot at one on the men's podium.

    I actually think dividing it up between Four Continents countries and Europe would be a more "fair fight)
     
  29. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Well, I was thinking of taking a trip to London, and with Russia in Europe, I could maybe take a bus or train for a day trip to Vladivostok.

    I was talking about this to a friend and when I told her that Russia was in Asia, she thought I was such a dolt. How embarrassing!!! :eek:
     
  30. Maofan7

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    I'm sure she will forgive you :)
     
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