Monday, August 25, 2008

It’s the taking part

Bravo to Afghanistan, Egypt, Israel, Moldova, Mauritius, Togo and Venezuela, jointly at the bottom of the medals table with one bronze each – although this doesn’t count the 117 nations that got no medals at all.

Particular congratulations to Afghanistan: Rohullah Nikpai’s bronze in the men’s 58kg taekwondo is their first ever medal. Indeed, the fact that the country’s Olympic delegation consisted of just four athletes meant that their 25% medal rate comfortably beats those of the USA (18.5%), China (15.6%) and even dear old Team GB (15.1%).

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