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Sweden's medal haul in London 1948

Who says cowardice doesn't pay

Renfeh Hguh
post 7.Aug.2016, 07:41 PM
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I was just going through the past olympic medal tables and was surprised to see that in the 1948 London summer olympics. Sweden was 2nd on the medals tally with 16 golds.

Clearly cowardice does pay!!!!
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 7.Aug.2016, 11:08 PM
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16 Gold medals = cowardice...Who came up with that formula???
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Renfeh Hguh
post 8.Aug.2016, 05:01 AM
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QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 7.Aug.2016, 11:08 PM) *
16 Gold medals = cowardice...Who came up with that formula???

Whilst the young men of the Allies were fighting against Hitler and getting killed or wounded Swedes were happily sitting it out and cowardly selling Hitler iron ore and doing anything to keep him happy.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 8.Aug.2016, 02:19 PM
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And why not???

Sweden could do as it pleased...

If Sweden broke any rules/laws during that war, afterwards she would have been punished by the winners...which the Germans certainly were not!!!

Sweden kept her people and country from the ravages of war and the horrors that others experienced...

Sweden should be praised for that, not condemned...
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Model T Ford
post 8.Aug.2016, 08:47 PM
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The 1948 Olympics were a model of how they should be, not the crap we are currently being subjected to.

Hardly surprising that Sweden did so well then.

They costed only 730,000 pounds. And athletes were treated as individuals, not like today's poster girls and boys for the great powers.

The Olympics today are just war on the home front.
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