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WEYMOUTH, England (AP) "God Save the Queen" wasn't as big a hit down by the seashore as a lot of people thought it would be.

Chants of "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, oi, oi!" were all the rage.

While host Britain topped the sailing medals table for the fourth straight Olympics with five, only one was gold.

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    Other events at the Summer Games may get more attention, but few have the longevity of sailing. Despite its inauspicious beginnings - it had to be canceled at the 1st Olympiad due to heavy storms and was not included on the 1904 St. Louis program due to limitations of the Mississippi River - sailing has been an Olympic staple. Originally classified as "yachting," the name has hardly been the only thing to change. Take a look at the current competition fleets and how they've evolved over the years.

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Sailing Medals
CountryTotal
 Great Britain1405
 Australia3104
 Netherlands1113
 Spain2002
 New Zealand1102
 Sweden1012
 Denmark0112
 Finland0112
 Poland0022
 China1001
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