Sunday, August 22, 2004
As always, we offer an alternative pro forma medal count, which moves Spain, Israel and Taiwan to the Unwilling category. In that event, the Coalition medals advantage drops to 278-239.
Note that in the event that the Iraqi "football" team scores a medal, we will include it in the official Tigerhawk Coalition medals total, and shift it in the pro forma calculation.
So far, 61 countries have earned at least one medal in the Athens Olympics, of which 27 are Coalition members. While the Left often derided the Coalition for its many non-contributing members during the Iraq War, in the great World War IV power bloc medals-count proxy war the Coalition members are averaging 10.7 medals each, compared to a relatively paltry 6.7 medals per Unwilling country. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.
And yes, it is not lost on TigerHawk that the medal count would look quite different if this were the Winter Olympics. Among other things, Australia does not make its Northern Hemispheric counterpart (duh, Canada!) its bitch in winter sports.