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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Medal List

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 20, 2014

Updated on 20/02/2014 The Winter Olympics in Sochi have begun. Check back throughout the games for the latest schedules and medal counts for each competing country and athlete.

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 6

Team GB Kitting Out ahead of Sochi Winter Olympics

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2012 Olympic Medal Count: A Graphical Breakdown

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2012

By Jeff Briggs – Olympics Contributor

With the 2012 Summer Olympics behind us, it’s time to delve into the medal count for a better idea of what just happened and who the big winners were.

Aug 13, 2012 – For the past two weeks, you watched sports you have never seen before — and likely never had heard of before — simply because it was the Olympics. Millions of people, several of whom had no national pride to speak of past enjoying July 4th and fireworks, had a two-week fit of patriotism during which they acted like 1980s Hulk Hogan.

We cheered for athletes whose names we will forget as quickly as learned them, all in the hopes that the United States would end up on top of the medal table. Well, mission accomplished.

It looked like it would be a tight battle with China early on, but in the end, Team USA was the unquestioned winner of the 2012 Olympics, grabbing the most overall medals as well as the most gold medals.

But why just say that when we can show you with graphs.

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See, that was fun wasn’t it? So fun that perhaps you want more? Good, because we’ve got more, take a look as we break down the Olympic medal count with more graphs than you can shake a stick at (by the way, science has proved you can shake a stick at six graphs).

Was Team USA Really the Best? Read the rest of this entry »

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London Olympic 2012: Medal and Winner Update As Per 13th of August

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2012

Medal count

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 46 29 29 104
2 38 27 23 88
3 29 17 19 65
4 24 26 32 82
5 13 8 7 28
6 11 19 14 44
7 11 11 12 34
8 8 9 11 28
9 8 4 5 17
10 7 16 12 35
11 7 14 17 38
12 7 1 5 13
13 6 6 8 20
14 6 5 9 20
15 6 2 5 13
16 5 3 6 14
17 4 5 3 12
18 4 4 4 12
19 4 3 3 10
20 4 0 2 6
21 3 10 4 17
22 3 5 9 17
23 3 2 1 6
24 3 1 3 7
25 3 1 2 6
26 2 5 5 12
27 2 5 2 9
28 2 4 5 11
29 2 4 3 9
30 2 2 6 10
30 2 2 6 10
32 2 2 1 5
33 2 2 0 4
34 2 1 2 5
35 2 1 1 4
36 1 5 12 18
37 1 4 3 8
38 1 3 4 8
39 1 3 3 7
39 1 3 3 7
41 1 1 3 5
42 1 1 2 4
42 1 1 2 4
42 1 1 2 4
45 1 1 1 3
46 1 1 0 2
47 1 0 3 4
47 1 0 3 4
49 1 0 1 2
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
55 0 2 4 6
56 0 2 3 5
57 0 2 1 3
58 0 2 0 2
59 0 1 3 4
60 0 1 2 3
60 0 1 2 3
60 0 1 2 3
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1

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London Olympic 2012: Medal and Winner Update As per 9th August

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 10, 2012

Medal count

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 39 25 26 90
2 37 24 19 80
3 25 13 14 52
4 12 21 23 56
5 12 7 6 25
6 10 16 11 37
7 8 9 12 29
8 8 4 3 15
9 7 6 6 19
10 6 13 10 29
11 6 0 3 9
12 5 14 14 33
13 5 5 6 16
14 4 4 1 9
15 4 0 1 5
16 3 3 4 10
17 3 3 3 9
18 3 3 2 8
19 3 2 5 10
20 3 1 6 10
21 3 1 1 5
22 2 7 2 11
23 2 5 2 9
24 2 4 3 9
25 2 3 3 8
26 2 2 7 11
27 2 2 3 7
28 2 1 6 9
29 2 1 1 4
30 2 1 0 3
31 2 0 2 4
32 1 5 10 16
33 1 3 3 7
34 1 1 2 4
35 1 1 1 3
35 1 1 1 3
37 1 1 0 2
38 1 0 1 2
38 1 0 1 2
38 1 0 1 2
41 1 0 0 1
41 1 0 0 1
41 1 0 0 1
44 0 3 3 6
45 0 3 2 5
46 0 2 3 5
47 0 2 0 2
48 0 1 3 4
48 0 1 3 4
50 0 1 2 3
50 0 1 2 3
50 0 1 2 3
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
66 0 0 2 2
66 0 0 2 2
66 0 0 2 2
66 0 0 2 2
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1

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Olympic Medal Count Map: London 2012 Totals By Country, Population, Wealth (INTERACTIVE MAP)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 5, 2012

Ranking nations by total Olympic medals isn’t really the best way to judge relative success at the London Olympics. Some countries have a lot more people — or a lot more money — than others. With 530 athletes representing the United States and just two in London on behalf of Somalia, context is important.

See what the world map of winners looks like when we take population or GDP into account.

This map is updated every time a medal is awarded. Hover on a country to see more. Read the rest of this entry »

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London Olympic 2012 Medal Count Latest Update

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 31, 2012

 

Medal count

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 9 5 3 17
2 5 7 5 17
3 3 1 3 7
4 3 0 1 4
5 2 4 2 8
6 2 2 2 6
7 2 0 3 5
8 2 0 0 2
9 1 4 6 11
10 1 2 1 4
11 1 2 0 3
12 1 1 1 3
12 1 1 1 3
14 1 1 0 2
15 1 0 2 3
16 1 0 0 1
16 1 0 0 1
16 1 0 0 1
19 0 2 0 2
20 0 1 2 3
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1

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Olympic 2012 Medal count

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

Stunning photo of the day

Medal count

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 6 4 2 12
2 3 5 3 11
3 2 3 2 7
4 2 1 2 5
5 2 1 1 4
6 2 0 1 3
7 2 0 0 2
8 1 1 1 3
8 1 1 1 3
8 1 1 1 3
11 1 1 0 2
12 1 0 3 4
13 1 0 0 1
13 1 0 0 1
15 0 2 3 5
16 0 1 1 2
17 0 1 0 1
17 0 1 0 1
17 0 1 0 1
17 0 1 0 1
17 0 1 0 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1

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All About Olympic 2012

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 28, 2012

TOP MEDAL WINNERS
1 China 1 0 1
2 Poland 0 1 0
United States 0 0 0
Russia 0 0 0
Great Britain 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0
Yi Siling - First Gold medal winner in 2012 Olympic

   Yi Siling – First Gold medal winner in 2012 Olympic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST RESULTS
Shooting – 10m Air Rifle Women

China – Yi Siling

Poland – Sylwia Bogacka

China – Dan Yu

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London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 28, 2012

                                                                      PAWEL  KOPCZYNSKI / REUTERS

As far as most people are concerned, the 2012 London Olympics officially begin on Friday with the highly-anticipated Opening Ceremony helmed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle. That some of the events have already taken place (including a thrilling comeback by the U.S. women’s soccer team) won’t detract from the “Isles Of Wonder”spectacle unfolding at the Olympic Stadium in London. Read the rest of this entry »

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NCAA Hits Penn State With $60 Million Fine, Postseason Ban, Loss Of Scholarships And Wins

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 24, 2012

One day after the statue of Joe Paterno was removed from outside of Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus, NCAA President Mark Emmert announced sanctions resulting from the football program’s role in the sexual abuse scandal involving former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky. On Sunday, the NCAA announced its intention to implement “corrective and punitive measures” against Penn State.

On Monday, Emmert presided over a press conference in Indianapolis and revealed sanctions, including a hefty fine, a postseason ban, and loss of scholarships and previous wins.

“Football will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing and protecting young people,” Emmert said during a press conference that lasted approximately 45 minutes.

Penn State Punishments:

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Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon Title, Defeating Agnieszka Radwanska In Final

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 8, 2012

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Serena Williams plays a shot to Agnieszka Radwanska during the women’s final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday, July 7, 2012.

WIMBLEDON, England — For Serena Williams, the low point came in early 2011, when she spent hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depressing series of health scares that sent her to the hospital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months.

The high point came Saturday on Centre Court at Wimbledon, when Williams dropped down to the grass, hands covering her face. She was all the way back, a Grand Slam champion yet again.

Her serve as good as there is, her grit as good as ever, Williams was dominant at the start and finish, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win a fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th major title overall, ending a two-year drought.

“I just remember, I was on the couch and I didn’t leave the whole day, for two days. I was just over it. I was praying, like, `I can’t take any more. I’ve endured enough. Let me be able to get through this,'” recalled Williams, a former No. 1 whose ranking slid to 175th after a fourth-round loss at the All England Club last year, her second tournament back. Read the rest of this entry »

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La Roja makes football history

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 2, 2012

Spain's Iker Casillas lifts up the trophy after defeating Italy to win the Euro 2012 final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, July 1, 2012. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Spain’s Iker Casillas lifts up the trophy after defeating Italy to win the Euro 2012 final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, July 1, 2012. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Spain have thrashed Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev to retain their title, becoming the first European team in history to win three major international tournaments in a row. Read the rest of this entry »

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Maria Sharapova completes career grand slam after storming to French Open title success

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 10, 2012

Russian superstar Maria Sharapova has joined the all-time greats of tennis with a straight-sets French Open final triumph over Sara Errani.

Sharapova’s 6-3 6-2 cakewalk over the outclassed Italian gave the 25-year-old a coveted career grand slam and penned another memorable chapter in one of sport’s most inspiring comeback tales. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dear America: Please Don’t Ruin Jeremy Lin’s Story

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 8, 2012

Dear America,

I’m sending you a plea on behalf of all Asian Americans. I know you’re caught up in Linsanity just like we are. It’s a beautiful thing to watch you gaze with jaws dropped at the exploits of the first Asian American marquee player in NBA history. But we really need this to continue, so it’s very important that you let us help you learn how not to ruin it.

Please note that this is a new phenomenon for us. We’re not used to getting this much attention. Correct that. We’re used to being the center of attention when politicians need a convenient scapegoat to distract attention from their failed policies and lack of real solutions. But we’re not used to getting this much POSITIVE attention.

For the most part we’ve been good sports. We’ve joined in the fun of calling Jeremy things like “Linderella” and “Super Lintendo.” Bear in mind, Asian Americans were ready to burn down Abercrombie and Fitch stores a decade ago over t-shirts with bad puns like “Wong Brothers Laundry Service: Two Wongs Make It White.” But it’s a lot more cool when it’s Spike Lee tweeting puns on “Lin” to express mad love rather than the fifth-grade bully calling you names while stealing your lunch money.

And we know you’ve learned a lot already. The fact that you are using the term “Asian American” instead of “the Oriental guy” or “that Chinese dude” or “the latest import from Japan” is epic. Heck, the fact that you even acknowledge that there is an Asian American community in the United States is tremendous progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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Messi Scores 5 Goals To Lead Barcelona Past Bayer Leverkusen In Champions League (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 8, 2012

BARCELONA, Spain — For all the astonishing feats in his young career, Lionel Messi had never scored five goals in a professional game. And no one had ever scored five times in a Champions League match.

Well, check both of those off.

With another mesmerizing performance, Messi helped defending champion Barcelona crush Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 Wednesday night to advance to the quarterfinals with a 10-2 aggregate win.

“Without Messi, Barca is the best team,” Leverkusen coach Robin Dutt said. “And with him, they are in another galaxy.”

The three-time FIFA player of the year scored in the 25th, 42nd and 49th minutes for a 3-0 lead and his 17th career hat trick for Barcelona, then added goals in the 58th and 84th minutes for the first five-goal game of his professional career.

“We’ll never see a player like him again,” Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said. “He is one of a kind.”

The last time a player scored five goals in European soccer’s top club competition had been when Ajax’s Soren Lerby did it against Omonia in the old Champion Clubs’ Cup in 1979-80.

“Messi is a joke. For me the best ever,” Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney wrote on Twitter.

Messi scored his first goal when Xavi Hernandez’s long pass sent him in alone, he took a touch and chipped goalkeeper Bernd Leno with his left foot from 12 yards. On the second he cut across from the right after a pass from Andres Iniesta and sent a left-footed shot in from 14 yards through a crowd of defenders.

He scored the third with a chip from 9 yards off his weaker right foot. Cesc Fabregas made a pass from just past midfield and Messi held off defender Daniel Schwaab as he took three touches. Read the rest of this entry »

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