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Sunday, August 29, 2021

europa!
The Athens Olympiad is over, and as has been the case since the end of the Cold War, the United States won the medal count (not exactly handily, but respectably enough).

U-S-A! U-S-A!

But it’s kind of boring having America come out on top every four years. And the U.S. wasn’t the only federation competing in Athens. So, inspired by Noumenon’s mid-Games speculation, here’s the revised medal totals, adding up the results of all the current European Union member states:

Gold Silver Bronze TOT
EU 88 102 107 297
USA 35 39 29 103
Russia 27 27 38 92
China 32 17 14 63
Australia 17 16 16 49

Clearly, the Euros are the true winners!

Yeah, yeah, I know. If the EU actually had a unified team, it wouldn’t have as many athletes competing, etc. etc. But hey, why claim to be a superstate when you still field separate Olympic teams? Either unify under the EU flag, or else let the U.S. enter 50 teams.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 08/29/2004 10:27:57 PM
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