Aug 21, 2008
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Voices Of Reason: Is NY Times Right To Put USA At The Top Of The Olympic Medal Table?

Olympic Angst

If you look at the New York Times website they have put the USA at the top of the medals table because they have ranked the table by total number of medals, a gold is equal to a silver, and a bronze etc....

New York Times Olympic medal rankings

In the official IOC medal table used everywhere else in the world, the USA is second to China. This is because the IOC ranks the tables by golds, then silvers etc, so giving a higher ranking to the golds and then the silvers etc...

IOC Olympic medal rankings

But is the IOC right to do this? Our panel of American experts give us their views.

Harry Meedsden, Circus Artist

"Who else can be top of the world? Stop nit picking rest of world. USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! I could go on but I wont."

Jerry Sprinkler, Radio Talk Show Host

"News management done with such aplomb! Well done New York Times you showed em."

Hug Tharsden, Bodybuilder

"Stop being racist Rest Of The World, of course the New York Times is right. Every single medal is precious, not one color over another..."

Harry Smith, Financial Ombudsman

"Well, bronze is a similar color to gold isn't it?"

Gramps Rusky, Organic Farmer

"How dare the IOC and the rest of world question the USA's supremacy in the world order. Impertinent the lot of them I tell you!"

Harry Baldicoot, Retired retirement consultant

"If it was up to me I would turn the medal table upside down and have the winners as the country who got the least number of medals."



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