Yahoo! Sports rank number one, among other sites which reports the Beijing Olympics, in convoluting figures of medal tally to come up with table standings that ranks America on the top spot.
Yahoo! Sports - The REAL Olympic medal count:
…our version of the Olympic medal count, which ignores results for judged sports…The events thrown out of our medal tally are: diving, equestrian, gymnastics, judo, synchronized swimming, taekwondo, trampoline and wrestling
“In the U.S., all medals are counted, so the Americans still hold a lead…by that standard…China’s system of athletics places value on the medal count above all – as opposed to professional success or athlete choice” - Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports columnist.
So, now it’s QUANTITY instead of QUALITY.
Yahoo! Sports - 36 facts about the Olympic medal count:
These so-called ‘standards‘ or ‘systems‘ are NEWLY cooked up. They’re not real but fake as it contradicts with the usual standard used for decades and in several other sporting events.
What do you think? I think instead of saving-face, they end up losing-face.