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  • Kewpid, it's not engineered. It's just a stupid method of beating our collective chest over athletics--the U.S. has just about always dominated the Olympics if you count objects, or athletes, or tourist dollars, or anything that can be counted. I can't speak for the NYT, but in general the media has done it this way for at least the last forty years. *sigh*

    Not what the Olympics are supposed to be about.

    August 24, 2008

  • Has that always been their practice, or is it engineered to put the USA on top?

    August 24, 2008

  • The NYT sorts the medal count by "total medal number"...

    August 24, 2008