- Dec 8, 2013
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Sorry, America: China's leading the real Olympic medal countDan Wetzel
Wed, August 4, 2021, 4:12 AM·
TOKYO — China is kicking the United States' tail in these Olympics, although you wouldn’t know it if you just scanned the medal tables in the American media.
In an unexplained yet (apparently) nationally accepted counting method, Americans tally the standings not by what country wins the most golds, but what country wins the most total medals.
NBC. New York Times. Washington Post. Alas, even Yahoo Sports.
This is, to be clear, ridiculous.
That means China’s current tally of 32 golds, 21 silvers and 16 bronzes (69 total) is somehow not as good as the United States’ 25 golds, 29 silvers and 21 bronzes (75 total). Try telling China’s seven extra gold medalists that their victories didn't matter.
What in the name of participation trophies is going on here?
The rest of the world favors gold over everything. That’s how the International Olympic Committee tallies it. Same with the medal standing on the Toyko 2020 website. It’s good enough for media companies all over the world, just not in the U.S. apparently.
Since when are silver and bronze worth as much as gold? Come on, United States.
Say Dan, does it bother any of you fossil fuel guzzling hypocrites how two Chinese athletes posed with a mao pin?
No? I ask that cause I wonder what a pathetic virtue signaling leftist like you would do if a WHITE PERSON posed with a swastika.
Oh, that's right. Even though your god mao is known to have eliminated more people than hitler and stalin (another hero of the leftists like Dan) combined.
Don't worry though Dan. You are really really woke you traitorous pathetic loser.