The USA Really Won

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  1. Rippon

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    The Olympics are over.But the controversies aren't.

    America had 36 Gold medals;38 Silver;and 36 Bronze.

    China had 51 Gold ones;21 Silver;and 28 Bronze.

    Let's say G = 4;S = 3;B = 1.That means America has 294 points.That also means China has 295 points."Well still China won even according to your configuration Rip." Not necessarily.Due to what is bound to come out eventually -- some of the gymnastics squad of the Chinese female contingent are under the legal age requirement.when all is eventually said and done the USA girls team should get more gold silver and bronze.The Chinese will lose points.It could end up with America having over 300 points;and China with less than 290.
     
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    Those numbers sound like trying to figure out Antichrist :).

    Sorry Rip, China won no matter how we figure it.
     
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    The problem with that point system is that any athlete who has ever competed rather have one gold than 2 silvers.
     
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    The United States won more medals overall. The USA won. Period.

    USA! USA! USA! USA!!!!
     
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    Rip's New Scoring System!

    G = 4 ; S = 3 ; B = 2

    USA == 330
    China = 323

    Did you folks know that the gold medal is silver with a gold coating?I know the symbolism behind the winning of a gold medal has a higher significance despite the actual components.

    It's interesting that the Bible lists silver first in a number of verses.

    Acts 3:6 ... silver and gold have I none...
    1 Peter 1:18 ...not with perishable things,like silver or gold...

    See Gen. 13:2;2 Chron. 1:15 ;Ps. 68:13 ;Ps. 119:72 ;Pro. 3:4 and Haggai 2:8 among many more passages.
     
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    They also cheated.
     
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    We Americans are not very good losers, are we?

    If you want to figure medals weighted the natural way is:
    G=3, S=2, B=1

    China 223 points
    USA 220 points

    No matter how you weigh the value of the medals the gold medal goes to the winner. If you don't win, you lose. China crushed us in gold medals, they win. Full stop.

    Unless we have a new chant -"We're number 2&3! We're number 2&3!"
     
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    Why not have medals for 4th, 5th and 6th place?

    The objective is first place. I say the winner is the one with the most gold medals.

    Salty

    ps, lets be political correct and have medals for the top 25 participants in each event?
     
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    Another New Formulation

    G=6
    S=5
    B=2

    USA = 478
    China= 477

    Okay,I'll stop (I think).
     
  10. StefanM

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    Losing honorably is one thing. Losing to a team that breaks the rules is another.

    When the US women failed to come back for the gold in Dana Torres' swimming relay, it was an honorable silver.

    To get a silver medal when the gold medal winner cheated is not so fulfilling.
     
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    Historically the country with the most total medals has been considered the unofficial 'winner' of the Games. Usually that country will have the most golds too. In this unusual situation, and in the true spirit of the Olympics, I consider the USA and China to be co-unofficial winners. There, now everyone can be happy! ;)
    The truth is, though, that these Olympic Games had very little in the way of negatives (just one scandal, with the ages of the Chinese gymnasts, and very few people caught doping), and saw some of the greatest achievements in sports history. As far as I'm concerned, everybody won. :thumbs:
     
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    This is my point. I am not so sure calling 'cheater' is an honourable way of losing. It is something it si something I did not tolerate with my children. If you don't win, you lose. If the 'cheaters' are caught, and the medals taken away, then the US will be the winners. Until then, China won more events than the US, that makes them the winners.

    2nd and 3rd place, after all, are not really the American way, are they?

    We finished second and third more than anyone else so we are the winners?
     
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