Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Farcity of the Olympics

As my favorite cartoonist Marshall Rasmey so well pointed out it is a crazy spin of American new to publish the medal count by total medals and not by Gold like it used to be done in the past. But that is not the point of this post. The point here is the crazy crap that is being called an Olympic sport that IMO should not be an Olympic sport and shouldn't really count in my medal count.

Sailing - leisure activity
Table Tennis - leisure activity
Badminton - leisure activity
Shooting - not even a leisure activity
Equisterian - not even a leisure activity
China has 10 Golds in these "sports"
US has 3 Golds in these "sports"

Maybe Sports
Archery
Taekwondo
Judo
Rowing
Fencing
Weightlifting
Diving
Beach Volleyball
Cycling
China has 19 Golds in these "sports"
US has 4 Golds in these "sports"

Taking these events out the Gold count as of tonight would be
US 22
China 17

In the real Olympics I think we are actually ahead

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