Updated Medal Standings, thoughts

Posted: 08/01/2012 by levcohen in Uncategorized
Nation Medalists Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Total
See names 17 9 4 30
See names 11 8 9 28
See names 2 4 11 17
See names 3 8 2 13
See names 6 2 4 12
See names 5 3 4 12
See names 2 4 5 11
See names 3 4 2 9
See names 2 3 4 9
See names 1 5 2 8
See names 2 0 4 6
See names 1 3 2 6
See names 0 1 5 6
See names 4 0 1 5
See names 2 1 1 4
See names 3 0 0 3
See names 1 1 1 3
See names 1 1 1 3
See names 0 2 1 3
See names 0 2 1 3
See names 2 0 0 2
See names 0 2 0 2
See names 0 1 1 2
See names 0 1 1 2
See names 0 0 2 2
See names 0 0 2 2
See names 1 0 0 1
See names 1 0 0 1
See names 1 0 0 1
See names 1 0 0 1
See names 0 1 0 1
See names 0 1 0 1
See names 0 1 0 1
See names 0 1 0 1
See names 0 1 0 1
See names 0 1 0 1
See names 0 1 0 1
See names 0 1 0 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
See names 0 0 1 1
Totals 72 73 81 226

As expected, the US and China are pulling away. China in particular are looking very good, with 17 golds already. However, there have been some interesting developments. The funniest one is that Qatar, with their population of under 1 million, has the same amount of medals as India, with 1.2 BILLION people. So India has been awful. But other Asian countries are doing better than expectations. There are 3 Asian countries in the top 5. Both of these countries were supposed to be near the end of the top 10. Countries like Australia, Great Britain and Russia are behind where they will end up.

Top/Most Exciting Olympic Sports to watch so far:
1. Swimming- always intense and close
2. Handball- a really underrated sport, usually close
3. Diving
4. Beach Volleyball
5. Canoe Slalom- another surprisingly fun one to watch
6. Table Tennis- they are amazing

Most boring olympic sports:
1. Trampoline
2. Badminton
3. Equestrian
4. Boxing
5. Judo

Comments
  1. philabundant says:

    I haven’t even been able to find any trampoline broadcasts! And the bad in badminton is just that teams tank their matches.

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