Tuesday, 26 August 2008


Beijing medal count (sports conducted sitting down):
  • Britain: 14 gold, 8 silver, 7 bronze
  • Australia: 5 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze
Beijing medal count (other sports):
  • Britain: 5 gold, 5 silver, 8 bronze
  • Australia: 9 gold, 10 silver, 14 bronze
Just saying.

This counts cycling, canoeing (excluding the kneeling canoe events), equestrian, rowing, and sailing (excluding sailboards). Interestingly, only dressage made my hate-list the other day.

On a less flippant note, the discrepancy in medals between the two countries, GB 19-13-15 vs AUS 14-15-17, can be attributed almost entirely to cycling, where Britain dominated (8-4-2), and Australia had one of our worst Olympics ever (0-1-0).

1 comment:

Emily said...

A missable Olympics for me, I was away for the first half, then home for the second but couldn't handle the "team GB" broadcasting. The Australian flag didn't fly in my street in Wales.