Shameless EU puts itself on the top of Olympics Medal Table

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Found 19th Aug 2016
EU puts itself TOP of the Olympics table – and REMOVES Great Britain completely
THE EU has sparked outrage after trying to take credit for Britain's incredible haul of Olympic medals.
It has placed itself at the top of an online Rio 2016 medal table after combining the 28 members of the bloc into a federal superstate.
Team GB, which is ranked second in the actual table with 50 medals including 19 golds, does not appear on the EU's table at all.
The table, created for the EU, proudly boasts how the EU has won a staggering 223 medals at this year's Games – including 78 golds – compared to the United States' 84 and China's 51.

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Original Poster

Edited by: "Predikuesi" 19th Aug 2016

Who wrote that propaganda, Captain Euro?
captaineuro.eu/

Oh my....how shocking.....the nerve of some superstates!!! oO

drasim

Who wrote that propaganda, Captain Euro?http://www.captaineuro.eu/



Where do you find this stuff, that's hilarious

The thing is, the more land you conquer the more successful you will be. No more different than how United Kingdom became The British Empire

drasim

The thing is, the more land you conquer the more successful you will be. … The thing is, the more land you conquer the more successful you will be. No more different than how United Kingdom became The British Empire


http://www.clipartkid.com/images/53/worm-on-bait-challenges-a-fish-royalty-free-stock-image-image-lHhrjo-clipart.jpg
X) Too early bro.

Shaydog

X) Too early bro.



Ah come on, you're awake - get some coffee in you X)
Seriously though, I know you've mentioned your dislike for the British Empire, but just because land is acquired in a different way, does it mean that the 'right' way to become a superstate is different?
Or that war is war whether it be economic or military?

drasim

Ah come on, you're awake - get some coffee in you X)Seriously though, I … Ah come on, you're awake - get some coffee in you X)Seriously though, I know you've mentioned your dislike for the British Empire, but just because land is acquired in a different way, does it mean that the 'right' way to become a superstate is different?Or that war is war whether it be economic or military?



The irony of this thread is immense since Team GB referrs to England, Scotland & Wales only and makes no mention of Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and the 14 UK Overseas Territories such as Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands all of whom send atheletes.

I wish all the competitors well and am proud of their achievements but I would prefer a more inclusive name for the team.

drasim

Who wrote that propaganda, Captain Euro?http://www.captaineuro.eu/



Produced by the Berlin-based agency Euro Informationen, which works for both the European Commission and European Parliament.

Waaaaa
Waaaaaaaa!

Shaydog

The irony of this thread is immense since Team GB referrs to England, … The irony of this thread is immense since Team GB referrs to England, Scotland & Wales only and makes no mention of Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and the 14 UK Overseas Territories such as Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands all of whom send atheletes.I wish all the competitors well and am proud of their achievements but I would prefer a more inclusive name for the team.



But... that's not the same. The official name of the team that includes these "regions" is Great Britain, and they compete willingly under that name.

There is no team EU.

Shaydog

The irony of this thread is immense since Team GB referrs to England, … The irony of this thread is immense since Team GB referrs to England, Scotland & Wales only and makes no mention of Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and the 14 UK Overseas Territories such as Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands all of whom send atheletes.I wish all the competitors well and am proud of their achievements but I would prefer a more inclusive name for the team.



Team United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with Jersey, the Channel Islands and UK overseas Territories.

Catchy. Has a nice ring to it

eayragt

But... that's not the same. The official name of the team that includes … But... that's not the same. The official name of the team that includes these "regions" is Great Britain, and they compete willingly under that name.There is no team EU.



I didn't say it was the same mate, of course the EU doing this is nonsensical and they should know better. But I wonder how many of the 21 Northern Irish athletes representing Team Ireland at Rio 2016 would have joined the 8 representing Team GB if the felt that the organisation actually wanted to include them?

Shaydog

The irony of this thread is immense since Team GB referrs to England, … The irony of this thread is immense since Team GB referrs to England, Scotland & Wales only and makes no mention of Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and the 14 UK Overseas Territories such as Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands all of whom send atheletes.I wish all the competitors well and am proud of their achievements but I would prefer a more inclusive name for the team.



It still begs my question of what constitutes a 'good' superstate.

RossD89

Team United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with Jersey, … Team United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with Jersey, the Channel Islands and UK overseas Territories.Catchy. Has a nice ring to it



The United States Of Britain, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Channel Islands & overseas Territories rolls off the tongue better....

Actually it more or less works as an anagram....

BIONIC US !!!! X)

Original Poster

The reason why Northern Ireland isn't part of Team GB is that it is not part of Great Britain. It is in the United Kingdom and British Isles, but only England, Scotland and Wales are Great Britain.

Here is the explanation from the Ordinance Survey Blog:
ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blo…es/

Predikuesi

The reason why Northern Ireland isn't part of Team GB is that it is not … The reason why Northern Ireland isn't part of Team GB is that it is not part of Great Britain. It is in the United Kingdom and British Isles, but only England, Scotland and Wales are Great Britain.Here is the explanation from the Ordinance Survey Blog:https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2011/08/whats-the-difference-between-uk-britain-and-british-isles/



Northern Ireland is part of Team GB.

Just to double check, but the OP is the only one who actually believes the European Union was involved with this medal table right?

Or are they being sarcastic and mocking the 'believe anything' stereotype of Brexiters?

Predikuesi

The reason why Northern Ireland isn't part of Team GB



Well that answers my question then. X)

drasim

The thing is, the more land you conquer the more successful you will be. … The thing is, the more land you conquer the more successful you will be. No more different than how United Kingdom became The British Empire


or Roman Empire or Ottoman Empire - so how come Turkey and Italy aren't doing so well against Team GB - hard work, organisation and lottery funding have driven the Team GB success not a former British empire?

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

Just to double check, but the OP is the only one who actually believes … Just to double check, but the OP is the only one who actually believes the European Union was involved with this medal table right?Or are they being sarcastic and mocking the 'believe anything' stereotype of Brexiters?



I have just looked into it LIES! Take this crap down you're wasting everyones time!!!

There is enough bull **** in this forum already without pulling this crap!!!

Another thread by team Brexit. Avoid.

drasim

Ah come on, you're awake - get some coffee in you X)Seriously though, I … Ah come on, you're awake - get some coffee in you X)Seriously though, I know you've mentioned your dislike for the British Empire, but just because land is acquired in a different way, does it mean that the 'right' way to become a superstate is different?Or that war is war whether it be economic or military?




No one's died for the EU to be formed thats a massive difference.

Error440

No one's died for the EU to be formed thats a massive difference.



Except for the millions who died in both World Wars.

Error440

No one's died for the EU to be formed thats a massive difference.



Two situations:

First:
"Join us in the guise of financial stability or we will leave you financially crippled in this capitalist world."
"Leave us and we will leave you financially crippled in this capitalist world. You will not survive on your own"

Second:
"We will conquer our enemies and take their land with force of military"

RossD89

Except for the millions who died in both World Wars.




Separate events which bare no relation to the EU, its probable we may have had WW3 by now without the creation of EU after all its not like Europe was all peace and love before the 1900s.

so based on the EU table surely it should also be Africa as one unit,South America as one,Asia as one,Australasia as one,where does it stop,funny they did not try this at London or Atlanta or any other Championship and next Olympics they cannot do this as GB will not be part of EU

bavis1

so based on the EU table surely it should also be Africa as one … so based on the EU table surely it should also be Africa as one unit,South America as one,Asia as one,Australasia as one,where does it stop,funny they did not try this at London or Atlanta or any other Championship and next Olympics they cannot do this as GB will not be part of EU



The EU isn't a continent

ditto U.S.A.

bavis1

so based on the EU table surely it should also be Africa as one … so based on the EU table surely it should also be Africa as one unit,South America as one,Asia as one,Australasia as one,where does it stop,funny they did not try this at London or Atlanta or any other Championship and next Olympics they cannot do this as GB will not be part of EU



It's funny that who didn't try this? The EU didn't make this table despite what the OP has said.

Team Earth wins.
/thread.

bavis1

so based on the EU table surely it should also be Africa as one … so based on the EU table surely it should also be Africa as one unit,South America as one,Asia as one,Australasia as one,where does it stop,funny they did not try this at London or Atlanta or any other Championship and next Olympics they cannot do this as GB will not be part of EU



The table was not made by the EU, this thread is BULL PLOPPIES!!!

No, the table was not made by the European Commission or the European Parliament.
It was made by the supplier of goods for the European Commission and the European Parliament. They don't even try to hide it on their website.
Funding propaganda is normal for a superstate or even would-be superstate

Shaydog

The table was not made by the EU, this thread is BULL PLOPPIES!!!



See post 9

DKLS

See post 9



I already did, what my dear chap is your point?

drasim

It was made by the supplier of goods for the European Commission and the … It was made by the supplier of goods for the European Commission and the European Parliament. They don't even try to hide it on their website.



No, it was made by a third-party that has no relationship (so far as I can tell) with the European Union or any associated body.

This seems akin to thinking a twitter handle called 'ChelseaFanFTW' speaks for Roman Abramovich or Antonio Conte.

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

No, it was made by a third-party that has no relationship (so far as I … No, it was made by a third-party that has no relationship (so far as I can tell) with the European Union or any associated body.This seems akin to thinking a twitter handle called 'ChelseaFanFTW' speaks for Roman Abramovich or Antonio Conte.



euro-informationen.de/ind…d=4

"Here is a list of internet portals served by us":
medaltracker.eu

euro-informationen.de/ind…d=6

Under "Quality Counts"
"Very demanding clients such as government, European Commission, European Parliament and the German Bundesbank appreciate our high-quality service."
Edited by: "drasim" 19th Aug 2016

drasim

http://www.euro-informationen.de/index.php?article_id=4"Here is a list of … http://www.euro-informationen.de/index.php?article_id=4"Here is a list of internet portals served by us":http://www.medaltracker.dehttp://www.euro-informationen.de/index.php?article_id=6Under "Quality Counts""Very demanding clients such as government, European Commission, European Parliament and the German Bundesbank appreciate our high-quality service."



You'd have to be thoroughly inexperienced with marketing bs to think that this company has any real relationship whatsoever with those bodies. I'm not sure what your experience of the EC is but anytime you work with any body or organisation linked with it then they'll use English 90% of the time (the other 10% is usually French).

Again, they're a third-party private organisation who have no official links to any of the bodies they say they do, so to infer that they're creating this medal table for any official body is spurious at best.

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

You'd have to be thoroughly inexperienced with marketing bs to think that … You'd have to be thoroughly inexperienced with marketing bs to think that this company has any real relationship whatsoever with those bodies. I'm not sure what your experience of the EC is but anytime you work with any body or organisation linked with it then they'll use English 90% of the time (the other 10% is usually French).Again, they're a third-party private organisation who have no official links to any of the bodies they say they do, so to infer that they're creating this medal table for any official body is spurious at best.



So a company who states they supply goods or services to the European Commission and European Parliament (and Deutsche Bank apparently, har har) are just liars.
Or, denial of propaganda to your cause is also a natural instinct.

drasim

So a company who states they supply goods or services to the European … So a company who states they supply goods or services to the European Commission and European Parliament (and Deutsche Bank apparently, har har) are just liars.Or, denial of propaganda to your cause is also a natural instinct.



One of my first jobs was working for an events and publications company that worked across many different fields, but one of mine was oil and gas. That meant cold-calling companies in that field to get them to buy advertising space and their reward was to be associated with individuals associated with the European Commission or foreign governments.

It was bs. The website talked up all these links that simply weren't true, or were half-truths.

A quick google shows they're still in business, still talking up the opportunities to do business at an 'executive-level' with 'Fortune 500 companies'...and it's still utter tripe.

It's amazing that you're willing to be open to the idea of a government publishing propaganda but apparently unwilling to believe that private companies might do the same. That's......odd.
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