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I’m so tired of some of these outlets that use only gold medals to rank the countries. Total medals is better than that but still lacking. The obvious thing to do is give 3 points for a gold, two for silver, one bronze. This is the top 3 right now using that:

1.  USA 83
2. China 75
3. Non-Russia Russia  63

Instead of:

1.  China 17
2. Japan 15
3.  USA 14

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C'mon, athletes either WIN the event or not. Gold medals are the only thing that really matters.

silver and bronze are consolation prizes

U.S just needs to step their game up--they send more athletes than any other country. They should be leading in all medal categories. 

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Ricky Bobby Dad Quotes. QuotesGram

If you are not gold you're last

 

just kidding really being 2nd or third in the world and in a situation where it is "on this day and this day only for the next 4 years"  is pretty good and will make you a ton of cash

hell just being at The Olympics is no shame

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Well it is also bogus cause a gold from some random individual sport maybe 10k people in the whole world play is just as valuable as a team sport that has over 250million active players in the world (soccer). And if you are an elite swimmer you could get what up to 6 golds. But if you are an elite players in a team sports 1 is the max. 

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You just keep track in your head whatever makes you feel better. Very few people are even paying attention to the Olympics this time. Remember though to protect your own mental health, that is what really matters.

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Who cares? There's two ways to count it. Most gold medals or most medals overall. I personally go by the most gold medals overall, but it's very likely the USA will have the most gold medals so I don't see why we should stress over it...and if not, they will definitely have the most medals.

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1 hour ago, soupslam1 said:

China is currently kicking our ass in politics and athletics. They brought us to our knees with Covid.

Lol. 

1.  USA 83
2. China 75

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I have not once heard the traditional Olympic anthem these games. Has anyone else noticed that or am I just missing it. My recollection from past Olympics is that it always played going into commercials

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29 minutes ago, Jalex4141 said:

I have not once heard the traditional Olympic anthem these games. Has anyone else noticed that or am I just missing it. My recollection from past Olympics is that it always played going into commercials

This one?  Its not the Olympic anthem.  And yes, its being used on the broadcasts.

 

This is the official Olympic anthem,

 

 

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I think I read somewhere that around 70% of the US athletes are first time Olympians. I'm sure that's much higher than a normal year.

Could explain why the Gold wins are not on pace with 2016. A lot of athletes hit their peak a few years ago and a new generation is being ushered in

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The medal count is bogus because it was made up by the United States as some sort of internal competition.  It isn't an official thing.  Maybe they broadcast something like this in China and Russia now as well but the vast majority of the world wouldn't even be cognizant of it.

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6 minutes ago, Spot50B said:

The medal count is bogus because it was made up by the United States as some sort of internal competition.  It isn't an official thing.  Maybe they broadcast something like this in China and Russia now as well but the vast majority of the world wouldn't even be cognizant of it.

https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/all-sports/medal-standings.htm

 

https://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/57836709

 

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/medals

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1 hour ago, RSF said:

This one?  Its not the Olympic anthem.  And yes, its being used on the broadcasts.

 

This is the official Olympic anthem,

 

 

Yes that one.  I will have to pay closer attention.  

 

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