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Winding Down

Posted by on 23 August 2008

The close of the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing is today.  All the events are coming to an end and in the final stages.  Sunday night at 7pm, you’ll be able to watch the Closing Ceremony on NBC.  (You’ll also no longer have to read Olympic updates on the blog!!  :-D)  So many countries have made the medal count.  It’s amazing the effort these athletes put forward. 

With some major gold medal events still ahead like men’s basketball, volleyball and water polo, the end of the Olympics will prove to be quite exciting.  The U.S. got gold today in both men’s and women’s 4x400m relay.  The women were the most exciting.  That was one h*ll of a race to the end!!  Rhythmic gymnastics was interesting to watch….and quite beautiful.  The biggest newsmaker of the day was an Australian winning the gold in men’s 10m platform diving.  It was a thing as beauty as China was rejected their 8th gold medal to sweep the diving events.  Congrats to the Aussies, because they deserved it!!  Women’s volleyball had Brazil getting gold and the U.S. getting silver. 

That actually pretty much sums up the events for today.  Notice that Belgium has added a gold medal to their count.  Miss K went to bed cheering!!  Her team didn’t win the relay, but they did get the gold for women’s high jump, I believe.  With that and one more overal medal count to go, tonight’s results are:

 

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 34 37 36 107
China 49 20 28 97
Russia 22 21 28 71
Britain 19 13 15 47
Australia 14 15 17 46
Germany 16 10 15 41
France 6 15 17 38
South Korea 13 10 8 31
Italy 7 10 10 27
Ukraine 7 5 15 27
Japan 9 6 10 25
Cuba 2 9 11 22
Belarus 4 5 10 19
Canada 3 9 6 18
Netherlands 7 5 4 16
Spain 5 9 2 16
Kenya 5 5 4 14
Brazil 3 3 8 14
Kazakhstan 1 4 7 12
Jamaica 6 3 2 11
Poland 3 6 1 10
Norway 3 5 2 10
New Zealand 3 1 5 9
Hungary 2 5 2 9
Romania 4 1 3 8
Turkey 1 4 3 8
Ethiopia 4 1 2 7
Denmark 2 2 3 7
Azerbaijan 1 2 4 7
Czech Republic 3 3 0 6
Slovakia 3 2 1 6
Georgia 3 0 3 6
North Korea 2 1 3 6
Switzerland 2 0 4 6
Uzbekistan 1 2 3 6
Armenia 0 0 6 6
Argentina 2 0 3 5
Slovenia 1 2 2 5
Bulgaria 1 1 3 5
Indonesia 1 1 3 5
Sweden 0 4 1 5
Croatia 0 2 3 5
Lithuania 0 2 3 5
Thailand 2 2 0 4
Zimbabwe 1 3 0 4
Finland 1 1 2 4
Greece 0 2 2 4
Nigeria 0 1 3 4
Taiwan 0 0 4 4
Mexico 2 0 1 3
Latvia 1 1 1 3
India 1 0 2 3
Austria 0 1 2 3
Belgium 1 1 0 2
Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
Estonia 1 1 0 2
Mongolia 1 1 0 2
Portugal 1 1 0 2
I.R.Iran 1 0 1 2
Trinidad & Tobago 0 2 0 2
Algeria 0 1 1 2
Bahamas 0 1 1 2
Colombia 0 1 1 2
Kyrgyzstan 0 1 1 2
Morocco 0 1 1 2
Serbia 0 1 1 2
Tajikistan 0 1 1 2
Ireland 0 0 2 2
Bahrain 1 0 0 1
Cameroon 1 0 0 1
Panama 1 0 0 1
Tunisia 1 0 0 1
Chile 0 1 0 1
Ecuador 0 1 0 1
Malaysia 0 1 0 1
Netherlands Antilles 0 1 0 1
Singapore 0 1 0 1
South Africa 0 1 0 1
Sudan 0 1 0 1
Vietnam 0 1 0 1
Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
Egypt 0 0 1 1
Israel 0 0 1 1
Mauritius 0 0 1 1
Moldova 0 0 1 1
Togo 0 0 1 1
Venezuela 0 0 1 1

 

 

 

3 Responses to Winding Down

  1. 9/11

    The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.PeterUstinovPeter Ustinov

  2. Debbie

    Thank goodness K will have something to write about. Might have started out slow for her but at least she ended on an exciting point.

    I’ll miss your Olympic updates. I thought you did a bang up job. What’s next on your commentator list? 🙂

  3. Elaine

    Debbie, I’m really glad K will have something to write about and to chart. I was a little worried, but I would have let her do the U.S. or something. It’s just nice she can end with the country she started with.

    I don’t know how much you’ll miss them, but I will. I had fun with it!! I don’t have anything on the schedule. Any ideas??

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