Why am I so into this anyway? Which made me thinking --how's our SE Asian athletes doing (or have done) throughout the history of the Olympics? We comprise 10% of the world population and I guess we did well. OR HAVE WE?
I did some research and look what I found...
SE Asia's Medals in the Entire History
of the Modern Olympics
*start of rant* Nope, it isn't a tally of 1 Olympic Games. It's the entire goddam modern Olympic history from 1896 - 2004! Imagine that?! It's a miserable total of 51 medals! Only 51 medals for christssake, would you believe?! After more than a hundred years?! Goddammit! -- Japan can get 54 medals in one Olympics (1968 Mexico City)! What in the world do we go there for? Sashay our way to the stadium and shashay our way out??? -- and that's it? Ha!
If we send more athletes THAN those goddam sports officials, we would have more chances of getting a friggin' medal! We send more balding officials than athletes, for christssake! Those officials are just in there for the free tour anyway! Fucken free-rider idiots! Let more athletes go to the Olympics. Enough of those officials and their ugly wives! Ha! There! Take that! *end of rant*
The Philippines gave us our first ever medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Games and it's a BRONZE! And not just one -- but 3! Not bad, not bad at all.
Our first ever SILVER was given to us by Singapore from the 1960 Rome Games. And ever since, they haven't got any other medal at all till this day.
Indonesia gave us our first ever GOLD in the 1992 Barcelona Games and they brought not 1 -- but 2! Excellent Indonesia, excellent!
The most prolific medal earner is... hold your breath...Thailand! (Yahooo!) Eight (8)medals from the 2004 Athens Games -- 3 Golds, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze.
Indonesia has been bringing home golds since 1992 from 4 consecutive Olympiads. Thailand has been winning golds since 1996 from 3 consecutive Olympics. Fucken lovely! Simply fucken lovely!
I just hope we'll do better in Beijing.