When you say "correct order" are you saying that only gold matters? So if one country has only a single gold medal in gun shooting (no silver or bronze), and another country has 10 silver and 10 bronze medals, that the correct order is to put the country with the single gold medal first?
This is the table of the medal count of the 2012 Summer Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). These rankings sort by the number of gold medals, earned by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC Country Code. Although this information is provided by the IOC, the IOC itself does not recognize or endorse any ranking system.
The IOC are the people who make the Olympics "happen", and they say that there is only one way that the table should be counted - what more can I say.
Americans are shown the exact medal count of gold, silver, and bronze, and total medals. They are not just being told the total. We can see that China is ahead in gold.
I didn't say that they were only showing one number per country, just that they were being sorted by "total medal count" rather than the correct way.
He was asked by the press when he arrived and he responded based on what he read in the media. It was all over the news in the US for at least a week that government hearings were conducted in Britain about the problem. I can't even imagine what possible political gain he could get out of saying what he did, and was just repeating what the British media had already reported./quote]
I think you missed the bit about him quoting "old news" rather than "current news", the problem was fixed before his plane landed - I cant imagine what political gain he would get either, its just the only thing that makes any sense - next time he visits the UK, I imagine he will get up to date information rather than old news.
Overall, I think that even though Britain is not ahead in total gold medals, or total medals, they are way ahead in the cry-baby contest.
accusing someone of being a "cry-baby" because I just pointed out that America is not actually winning the Olympics at this moment, very funny
FYI I still expect America to come top of the table, it was only ever going to be a 2-horse race with every other country coming a long way behind.
Did you check Pravda? Why are you only checking US sites? Also, what does "Disqualified" mean? I thought the question was what other countries do, but you have only listed various US news media (except maybe Reuters, not sure)?
I was only checking the American websites because I would assume that other countries media would get the medal table correct, and so far I only know of one country that does not - but now you have got me interested - I am off to look.
"Definition of disqualify
verb (disqualifies, disqualifying, disqualified)
declare (someone) ineligible for an office, activity, or competition because of an offence or infringement"
So Far I have looked at France, Germany, China, Russia and Australia - they can all publish an Olympic medal table correctly, but Canada are also bad - they cant display the medal table correctly either - or atleast CBC cant.
Oh poor Canada, they think that the are ranked 12th in the world, its a shame that they are actually 32nd
Sorry Canadians, but your media outlets are lying to you.
And by the way I don't just fee sorry for the Canadians, but also for South Korea because they are actually 4th in reality, not 9th as the people of America and Canada believe.