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Well, if you went by the 3-2-1 point system, China would've edged out the U.S. by 3 points. Damn close. Luckily, right now at least, they don't use that system. :D

Right, they use most golds (which China dominated in)

http://tsn.ca/olympics/standings/

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TSN is obviously aligned with Barak Obama and the libruhls' attempt to make America look bad across the world.

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The Spaniards hung around a bit longer than I had thought/hoped, but Team USA slammed the door shut when they needed to, and now they're golden again.

And so the Games are over. Here are the final medal counts.

By the way, for the three or so people who were curious about this: If Michael Phelps were his own country, the U.S. would still end up as the overall medal leaders (2 ahead of China) and second in golds (5 ahead of third-place Russia). Phelps, meanwhile, would be tied for 25th in total medals (with Romania and Turkey) and tied for 9th in golds (with Italy).

Well, if you went by the 3-2-1 point system, China would've edged out the U.S. by 3 points. Damn close. Luckily, right now at least, they don't use that system. :D

Either way, these were one helluva Olympics. The most exciting I've ever watched, and the most I've ever been into the whole thing, from day 1. Gonna be kinda boring now that they're over. Oh well, better get used to primetime television again.

We'll see what happens in London when China doesn't get automatic qualifiers in everything.

They take advantage of the additional four years to actually get a large number of qualifiers the old fashioned way?

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Any idea how much this entire shindig set back China financially? Since I kind of want to figure out how much the individual tax burden will go up in Illinois to pay for Richard Daley's Red Star.

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TSN is obviously aligned with Barak Obama and the libruhls' attempt to make America look bad across the world.

The IOC too!

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/...GL0000000.shtml

... but, the New York Times sort them by medals... so they must be aligned with McCain ... :upside: *GASP*

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/olympics2008/index.html

The AP has always done it by medal and thats the standard that is set. The IOC has never formally awarded so post Olympic award for the country that wins the most medals so its unofficial to begin with and does not really matter in the end how you list it.

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TSN is obviously aligned with Barak Obama and the libruhls' attempt to make America look bad across the world.

The IOC too!

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/...GL0000000.shtml

... but, the New York Times sort them by medals... so they must be aligned with McCain ... :upside: *GASP*

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/olympics2008/index.html

See, that's what they want you to believe! They're out to trick the real Americans (people who are conservative and will vote McCain) into thinking they're on our side...but we know better. We see them for what they are and we will stop them!

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TSN is obviously aligned with Barak Obama and the libruhls' attempt to make America look bad across the world.

The IOC too!

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/...GL0000000.shtml

... but, the New York Times sort them by medals... so they must be aligned with McCain ... :upside: *GASP*

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/olympics2008/index.html

The AP has always done it by medal and thats the standard that is set. The IOC has never formally awarded so post Olympic award for the country that wins the most medals so its unofficial to begin with and does not really matter in the end how you list it.

As far as I can tell it's only the United States that sorts it by total medals, that hardly makes it a standard.

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TSN is obviously aligned with Barak Obama and the libruhls' attempt to make America look bad across the world.

The IOC too!

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/...GL0000000.shtml

... but, the New York Times sort them by medals... so they must be aligned with McCain ... :upside: *GASP*

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/olympics2008/index.html

The AP has always done it by medal and thats the standard that is set. The IOC has never formally awarded so post Olympic award for the country that wins the most medals so its unofficial to begin with and does not really matter in the end how you list it.

As far as I can tell it's only the United States that sorts it by total medals, that hardly makes it a standard.

We are America, so we are the best. Everyone who doesn't follow our lead are dirty commies.

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TSN is obviously aligned with Barak Obama and the libruhls' attempt to make America look bad across the world.

The IOC too!

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/...GL0000000.shtml

... but, the New York Times sort them by medals... so they must be aligned with McCain ... :upside: *GASP*

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/olympics2008/index.html

The AP has always done it by medal and thats the standard that is set. The IOC has never formally awarded so post Olympic award for the country that wins the most medals so its unofficial to begin with and does not really matter in the end how you list it.

I don't doubt that.

2000: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/...rent/countries/

2002: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/..._medal_tracker/

2004: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/...kerByTotal.html

2006: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/...medals/tracker/

Contrast that with the BBC

2000: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/sta...edals_table.stm

2002: http://news.bbc.co.uk/winterolympics2002/h...medal_table.stm

2004: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics_2...ble/default.stm

2006: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_spor...ble/default.stm

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Most picture you see in a news story are done by the AP. AP sets the standard of story styles, and the AP is the one who writes wire and note stories that don't have bylines.

Besides we live in America not the World, and the AP has created the medal table for years and nobody had a problem with it the way it was, but I guess the theme here is the great Chinese way of life, jusat too bad about those protesters in the re-education camp.

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Most picture you see in a news story are done by the AP. AP sets the standard of story styles, and the AP is the one who writes wire and note stories that don't have bylines.

Besides we live in America not the World, and the AP has created the medal table for years and nobody had a problem with it the way it was, but I guess the theme here is the great Chinese way of life, jusat too bad about those protesters in the re-education camp.

And that's exactly why things are just as they are...sad, really.

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And may it never change, because if it does woe be the day.

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Most picture you see in a news story are done by the AP. AP sets the standard of story styles, and the AP is the one who writes wire and note stories that don't have bylines.

Besides we live in America not the World, and the AP has created the medal table for years and nobody had a problem with it the way it was, but I guess the theme here is the great Chinese way of life, jusat too bad about those protesters in the re-education camp.

And that's exactly why things are just as they are...sad, really.

So, all along America is in a different planet? I guess I will never look outside an airplane window the same way :blink:

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The USA is the chosen land of hope and opportunity. The rest of the world only wishes they had what we have. We are above the world and we are what the world should thrive to become not the other way around.

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The USA is the chosen land of hope and opportunity. The rest of the world only wishes they had what we have. We are above the world and we are what the world should thrive to become not the other way around.

Well, then maybe you should stop depending on China to produce products, stop importing oil from Saudi Arabia. I'm sure the world wishes they had a $9 Trillion debt.

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If I had my way that would be the case, keep manufacturing jobs here, and make us the Oil barons that is why we should drill Alaska, and drill off shore.

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The USA is the chosen land of hope and opportunity. The rest of the world only wishes they had what we have. We are above the world and we are what the world should thrive to become not the other way around.

Or at least thats what its supposed to be, and what it was at one time...

As of now America has become nothing more than a good idea and bad execution of that idea.

Btw, any way you rank it, looking at the medal count, China's project 119 was still a failure.

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So can we give New England a silver medal for the Super Bowl and say it counts just as much as the N.Y. Giants gold? Green Bay and San Diego share the bronze). Buffalo's 4 Super Bowl silver medals put them in a tie with Green Bay (3 golds and 1 silver)?

The way the rest of the world does it is the correct way to do it. Gold is the ultimate goal and should be the ultimate reward. The American way of doing it says 2nd place is just as important as 1st place...

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Yeah, but if 1st is all that mattered, why are there even silver and bronze medals?

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