‘Real’ Medal Count

‘Real’ Medal Count

As a follow-up to the announcement that all judged sports are being eliminated from the Olympics, I’m publishing below an updated medal count. Unlike the medal counts you’ve seen, this one only counts the ‘real’ medals; events that aren’t ridiculous.

You’ll notice that China, which leads the gold rankings by a fair amount in the link above, is by far the most affected by this correct ranking. Indeed, only three of the American golds are improper, while 25 Chinese golds are trash, which is just less than half their total. Eliminating judged sports is not anti-China, it just happens that China focuses on those kinds of events. Many other nations, including the USA, lose a fair number of overall medals due to this modification.

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