U.S. takes more medals; China wins the most gold

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  • rattler
    Aug. 25, 2008 1:31 p.m.

    If you score the medals like you would a track meet, 10 points for Gold, 8 for Silver, 6 for Bronze, the U.S.A. wins 880 to 846.
    It's nice to get a lot of Gold, but it's also nice to have depth.

  • Imagine
    Aug. 25, 2008 10:49 a.m.

    So the U.S. wins the medal count by 10....imagine what a rout it would have been had the Chinese not gotten major home-court advantage in basically all of the judged sports. It was funny hearing the commentators during diving and gymnastics absolutely livid over how high the Chinese competitors' scores were, and it seemed to be a systematic thing. Yes, every host nation tends to benefit from "judge warping" (U.S. in Atlanta, Aussies in Sydney, Greeks in Athens, etc.), but this Olympics it was WAY over the top.