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A new nation joined the Olympic Games.

One of their athletes won the gold at every race event

While another won the hearts of the spectators

One tried shooting but ended up hitting most of his teammates

Still, the most hurt of them performed well in wrestling

One excelled at all team sports

While his father thrived in gymnastics and natation

But one was made fun of for unmentionable reasons

And another showed up late after being announced

Sadly, one was forced to abandon

Which nation is it ?

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    $\begingroup$ ...but everything changed when the fire nation attacked. $\endgroup$ – A.B. Dec 19 '17 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ "One tried shooting but ended up hitting most of his teammates" and this isn't America? $\endgroup$ – Brent Hackers Dec 22 '17 at 12:46
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This seems very correct. Hope the reasons I gave are correct too.


These are

The nine planets (Or rather, the 8 planets and one dwarf planet)!

One of their athletes won the gold at every race event

Mercury goes around the sun the fastest.

While another won the hearts of the spectators

Venus is the goddess of beauty and love.

One tried shooting but ended up hitting most of his teammates

Earth has sent many probes to other planets (thanks @Gareth!).

Still, the most hurt of them performed well in wrestling

We have sent the most number of probes to Mars and he is the god of war (thank you @A.B.!).

One excelled at all team sports

Jupiter has the most moons, I suppose.

While his father thrived in gymnastics and natation

Saturn has rings and is less dense than water. Also, in Roman mythology, Saturn is Jupiter’s father.

But one was made fun of for unmentionable reasons

Uranus sounds like 'Your Anus'.

And another showed up late after being announced

Neptune was proved to exist mathematically before it was actually discovered (thanks again @Gareth!).

Sadly, one was forced to abandon

Pluto is not a planet anymore.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, that was quick... The explanations are complete except for the 3rd, 4th and 8th ones, any more ideas ? $\endgroup$ – Keelhaul Dec 19 '17 at 14:12
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    $\begingroup$ 3rd is probably because we have sent probes to several other planets. 8th perhaps because Neptune's position was predicted mathematically before it was actually observed. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Dec 19 '17 at 14:22
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    $\begingroup$ My presumptions for 3rd: Shooting rockets and satellites and not 'hitting' or 'landing' on anything but other 'teammates'. For the 8th: It was first mentioned from mathematical deduction before it was observed $\endgroup$ – A.B. Dec 19 '17 at 14:22
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    $\begingroup$ Only thing I can think of for #4 is that it is the planet that we have most attempted to discover and research, sending the most spacecrafts and satellites to it out of the rest, and, also, god of war $\endgroup$ – A.B. Dec 19 '17 at 14:34
  • $\begingroup$ @A.B. & Gareth, these are the correct explanations, good job ! $\endgroup$ – Keelhaul Dec 19 '17 at 15:01

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