The two keys of the game were Australia and China. It's a combination chosen by the first four. The first six chose Australia.
Not chosing a full country in Group A paid terribly for jabs.
My biggest mistake -besides the one driven by nationalism- was to choose US women instead of US men. I just happen to like them better and admire them more, I guess.
The host nation factor was not that relevant, this time. But Australia -like South Korea and Spain before her- only got momentum from being host. It seems Greece will not -like Mexico or Canada did not.
For 2008, China should be divided in men and women. I believe China will win in those games.
Australia has earned, beyond doubt, a spot in group A.
Greece has to be demoted again, to group C. While Hungary and Spain should go to group B (but the Hungarians should work better with their doping detection system
Switzerlard, Indonesia, Jamaica and Mexico
are demoted to group D, while Turkey, Slovakia, Iran, Thailand; Austria, South Africa and Argentina have made group C.