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Canada to own a good chunk of the podium

Nate Silver, the clever numerologist at FiveThirtyEight, predicts Canada will end up with 26 or 27 medals by the time the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics end on Sunday night:

Canada was supposed to have 15-16 medals by this point, according to the consensus forecast, rather than 9; where have they underperformed? Actually, their problems have been somewhat across the board, but the performance of their speed skating team — which has won 3 medals but was supposed to have won 5 or 6 to this point — has been the most disappointing.

Later on Monday, the Canadian Olympic Committee admitted we wouldn’t be owning the podium.

Mon, February 22 2010 » Main Page, Minutiae