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Can a Winter Olympic medal compete with a Summer Olympic medal?

For me,I definitely think it is equal,however,I also see some people say not all countries can compete in Winter Olympics,like countries in the tropical zone,they can hardly have a piece of ice or snow court to train,so,a winter olympic medal isn't as important or valuable as a summer olympic medal.What do you think about?

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Of course it is.
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No one can beat a winter olympic medal at her best.
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Go tell a cross-country skier that his medal is worth less than a shooting or synchronized diving medal and see how he reacts
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Re: Can a Winter Olympic medal compete with a Summer Olympic medal?

The Summer Olympics in Beijing had 302 events in 28 sports, which means 302 gold medals were awarded.

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver has 86 events.

So there are almost 4x more Summer Olympic gold medalists than Winter Olymic gold medalists. I'd say the Winter Olympic gold actually is worth more.

The way they keep adding events in these games, pretty soon an Olympic gold medal will be worth as much as a gold coin, make that a tiny one. The value of a gold medal keeps getting diluted.
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Go tell a cross-country skier that his medal is worth less than a shooting or synchronized diving medal and see how he reacts
You can't do such comparison though.

Basicallly,every country can do shooting or synchronized diving,buy not every country can do cross-country skier,like some of tropical countries,they even have no snow at all

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just look at the media coverage. two freaking whole weeks tv coverage for summer olympics... but winter olympics

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just look at the media coverage. two freaking whole weeks tv coverage for summer olympics... but winter olympics
we get plenty of coverage.
all night long olympics on at least 2 or 3 channels
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Thailand never competed in it so dunno

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Thailand never competed in it so dunno
Really?I think even Hong Kong SAR has 2 or 3competitors there

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we get plenty of coverage.
all night long olympics on at least 2 or 3 channels
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not all over the world.

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Re: Can a Winter Olympic medal compete with a Summer Olympic medal?

of course it's equal.
only countries who don't compete in winter olympics would say it's not. and since they don't compete their voice is irrelevant anyway
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