Another way to count

Very Close USA-China Olympic Medal Race (if you count points):

[Via Master of 500 Hats]


China is killing on gold medals. (pre-pubescent Chinese gymnasts tbd)
USA leading on total medals.

however, it’s very close race if you count using points where:

  • Gold = 3 points
  • Silver = 2 points
  • Bronze = 1 point

using this method, the results look like this:

Picture 23

I mentioned my way to count the medals below. Here is what happens if we apply point:


We kicked butt if you use this method. Let’s convince the major media to use it.

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  1. I found this widget that displays who won the 2008 Olympics from different perspectives.
    Hi Richard,
    It displays medals won by total medal count and gold count.
    In addition it can show medals won per million inhabitant and per million dollar GDP.

    I think you might like it:-)

    Its easy to put on your blog

    A straight medal count isn’t necessarily the most fair:-)

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