Sunday, August 22, 2004

All about the medals: The Willing have a great Sunday 

As of Sunday night (EDT, United States), the Coalition of the Willing has surged ahead of the Unwilling in the TigerHawk consolidated medal count, 288 to 229. For those of you who are new to the TigerHawk "all about the medals" series, note that my medal count includes "shadow" coalition members Israel and Taiwan, and less-Willing coalition member Spain. The rationale is here.

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.


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