Home > News > The medal count, 1896-2008
131 views 51 sec 0 Comment

The medal count, 1896-2008

- August 25, 2008

I couldn’t care less about the national medal count at the Olympics, as I tend to see the Olympics as a big track/swimming/gymnastics/etc. meet while the media treat it as a test of national potency and thus a reaffirmation of American greatness when the U.S. does well or as a sign of American decline when the U.S. doesn’t do so well.

But no matter what I think about the medal count, the New York Times website has a seriouslly cool interactive graphic tracing the medal counts all the way back to 1896. To see it for yourself, click here.

Topics on this page