2008 Olympic Medals – Will China Take The Gold?
Back in 2004, I remember very clearly all of the newspapers and news outlets (in China) claiming that China had come in second place in Athens.
This was repeated for months on end, long after the Olympics had ended.
But did China really take second?
Yes, but only if you measure ‘winning’ by gold medals only. Â China placed just three gold medals behind the US, but 29 and 40 total medals behind Russia and the US.
You can be sure, however, that if China grabs the most gold that it will be seen and presented as an absolute victory by everyone within China.
2008 Olympic Medals Count – Still Way Too Early To Tell
As I’m writing this, China is ahead in the gold medals standing, with four in comparison to the two won by the US, South Korea, and the Czech Republic.
It’s still extremely early, but it is entirely possible that China racks up the most gold medals in the coming weeks.
That’s a pretty exciting feeling.
What do you think – who will bring home the most gold in 2008?
And if China wins the gold medal count, do you think that means they ‘win’ the Olympics?