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RUSSIAMother Russia is the greatest! Soon the gold will be ours.
CANADAMust win gold. Must win gold. Gold and getting better each day, that's all we think about.
SWEDENIt certainly would be nice if we won gold, wouldn't it?
FINLANDWhy do we never win gold? Something always goes wrong...
CZECH REPUBLICIt's so depressing when we don't win gold, like a Kafka novel
USAMan, these European cities are beautiful!
SLOVAKIAIf Peter Bondra came out of retirement, we'd win gold
SWITZERLANDIf we didn't have so much gold in our bank vaults, we'd probably want gold more
BELARUSHey, we'll take any old medal...we're not picky
LATVIAIf we win gold, our fans will go insane! If we play relegation, our fans will go insane!
NORWAYWe're known more for black metal than for gold
DENMARKHans Christian Andersen's Happy Prince was covered with gold -- unlike us
FRANCEWith our great literature, cuisine, and romantic prowess, we 'ave no need of this vulgar...'ow do you call it?...gold
GERMANYAs the hosts, we're guaranteed a berth in the gold medal game...wait, we're not???
KAZAKHSTANYeah, we were wondering about that too