With those two additions to the gold medal club, this quiz is much less interesting than it used to be. Only really curious omission left I think is Portugal.
Still, it's funny that Cameroon, Mexico and Nigeria have more gold medals in football than Portugal or some other countries.
Next point is, that East Germany would probably never had been able to win any medal, if there had been an organization like WADA in the 50's already
how come dude... you guys haven't had a female president yet, still a looong way untill sexism is not a thing anymore
The male teams are only the U21 ones.
For instance you get 0 player from the French team who won the last world cup... and even from the U21 team which was not that bad and which qualified because the clubs didn't want to let them go.
So you got the second or third choice of the U21 team aka not the best players.
If one knows football well, one can't expect to have the teams which perform in the World Cup to be the same during the OG ;)
Their women's team is quite good. But have never won gold.
But I thought that, for the average person, the fact that the United States and Hungary were the top two would be surprising, and maybe the fact that East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Cameroon and Mexico had all won more gold medals than Portugal or the Netherlands might also be surprising. Prior to the last Olympics they had also won more than Brazil or Germany. Most people don't think of Cameroon as more accomplished at football than Brazil.
But if they win the world cup that year, they won't win the next Olympics. 😂
But you should not be too surprised about the results if you are aware about men's football olympic medals being absolutely no indicator of the real football powers. For a long time only "amateur players" were allowed to play at the Olympics and therefore communist countries like East Germany, Czechoslovakia or Yugoslavia could send their best players, who were >only officially< amateurs, while the big western football nations had to send their secondaries. Today I there is an age limit, players have to be under 23 years I think, so you won't see Messi, Ronaldo and Co.
Messi once won gold early on in his career. I'd say that after the UEFA Champions League, the Spanish championship, the Spanish cup, the Copa America, the Euro super cup and the Spanish super cup (the latter two of which only consist of a single match), Olympic Gold is about the seventh most talked about title he managed to win. In other words, no one really cares.
(Refers to the men's tournament only)
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