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Olympic Medals Table

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Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Norway 11 9 8 28
Germany 10 6 4 20
Canada 8 5 6 19
Netherlands 6 5 2 13
United States 5 3 4 12
France 4 4 4 12
OA Russia 0 3 8 11
Austria 4 2 4 10
Japan 2 5 3 10
Sweden 4 3 0 7
South Korea 3 2 2 7
Switzerland 2 4 1 7
China 0 5 2 7
Italy 2 1 3 6
Czech Republic 1 2 3 6
Britain 1 0 3 4
Slovakia 1 2 0 3
Australia 0 2 1 3
Finland 0 0 3 3
Belarus 1 1 0 2
Poland 1 0 1 2
Spain 0 0 2 2
Ukraine 1 0 0 1
Slovenia 0 1 0 1
Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
Latvia 0 0 1 1
Liechtenstein 0 0 1 1
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The medals table is back to this ordering again, I see.

Moderator: We have used the same AP medals table since the Olympics began.

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Its because under the official table, South Korea is one place ahead of Japan lol.

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This is why I answered 'only golds' on this weeks poll. Counting the total medals produces odd results. I don't think a country which has won 0 golds should ever be placed above one that has won 5 golds. It just seems so illegitimate.

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I don't think a country which has won 0 golds should ever be placed above one that has won 5 golds. It just seems so illegitimate.

Especially if it's Russia and the U.S.A...

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Well, this is a first. I've always seen the medal count done by Gold Medals in order to determine the rankings. This way of ranking, by total medals, makes Japan look like they're doing better than they actually are.

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Well, this is a first. I've always seen the medal count done by Gold Medals in order to determine the rankings. This way of ranking, by total medals

Europe has always used number of golds for rankings. In N. America it's always been number of medals. I don't remember how Japan has done it in years past.

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Speed: "Well, this is a first. I've always seen the medal count done by Gold Medals in order to determine the rankings."

As I said back then, the medals table was changed by some countries where medals were high in total, but golds low. This table is favoured by countries like Japan, which would rank below South Korea and other nations if they used gold medals to rank. But of course, ask them the most memorable moments and they'll say "Hanyu's gold" and "Kodaira's gold". I imagine it would be less so if the Korean had won and went to embrace the Japanese athlete who got silver, and yet the table seems to indicate rank based on total number instead of worth. So, as I said before, why don't these nations just stop gunning for gold and aim for more bronze medals to get an overall better ranking?

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