sport news Tokyo Olympics: Fans label US media 'misleading' for ranking medals table by ...

sport news Tokyo Olympics: Fans label US media 'misleading' for ranking medals table by ...
sport news Tokyo Olympics: Fans label US media 'misleading' for ranking medals table by ...
Olympics fans label US media 'misleading' for ranking their medals table by total won rather than just golds... which puts America in first place and ahead of China, despite having seven less first-place finishes!

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American media has been criticised by Olympic spectators for counting the medal tallies in a way that presents the United States as the most successful nation so far at the Games in Tokyo.

Medal tallies are typically ranked by whoever has the most gold medals. So a nation in second could have won 50 medals, but if only five of them were gold then they'd be behind a country that had won six medals as long as all six of them were gold.

But American media outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Post have compiled a table by overall medals won which puts the US top, despite having won less gold medals than China.

Jade Carey is one of the 22 gold medal winners for the United States so far - but China have 29

Jade Carey is one of the 22 gold medal winners for the United States so far - but China have 29

The official Olympics website ranks China ahead of the US due to gold medals won

The official Olympics website ranks China ahead of the US due to gold medals won

Fans have pointed out how in America, they rank the US at the summit of the medal table (the above was highlighted last week - the US now have 64 medals and China 62)

Fans have pointed out how in America, they rank the US at the summit of the medal table (the above was highlighted last week - the US now have 64 medals and China 62)

At the time of writing, the United States has 64 medals, where as China has 62. But China

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