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Olympic Games 2012 - Weymouth GBR - Final Day

Monday, August 13, 2012   
The Closing Ceremony in London yesterday night ended the 2012 Olympic Games with a big show. Really good sail racing was seen at the Olympic Sailing Competition in Weymouth/Portland, run in mostly perfect wind conditions between 10 and 25 kn, decreasing only during the last days. With three Gold and a Silver Medal, Australia was the most successful nation this time, replacing Great Britain after 16 years on top. With only one Gold, but at least four times Silver, the GBR team, sailing on its home waters, did not quite meet the high expectations of the local public. Lijia Xu in the Laser Radial earned the first sailing Gold Medal for China, not the last probably for the fast developing country. Among the nations without medals are the USA (since 1936), Germany and Austria, who were traditionally always in the Medals. With only one Bronze Medal, France cannot be satisfied either. Special exploits came from smaller nations like Cyprus and Belgium, for the first time on the Medal Tally, that contains only 14 nations (4 continents) this time (25 in former Games). With the radical changes in the events for 2016, the statistics might look quite different in four years. All ranking lists and the official Olympia reports.
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Olympic Games 2012 - Weymouth GBR

Saturday, 28. July 2012– Sunday, 12. August 2012


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