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2012 Olympic Medal Count

Aug 14, 2012

The 2012 London Summer Olympics are closed and it’s a great time to tally up the results in gold, silver, and bronze. Here is Kidzworld’s Olympic Medal Count


The total of 46 gold medals was the highest for the U.S. in an Olympics on foreign soil. OK OK OK, we get the picture… the Americans love their sports. They’ve received the most medals 5 Olympics in a row. We should have an Olympics without the USA to see who else can win some medals.

Top 15 CountriesKidzworld Medal CountCourtesy of Kidzworld

World Domination

We have to consider that the USA and China have 2 of the biggest populations in the World. If you were to give a prize for the country that received the most medals in relation to their population (per capita), Great Britain would have won!

Taking over the WorldAmerican DominationCourtesy of cartoonstock.com

The Lonely Gold

For the Canadians… well Oh Canada was only played once for the one gold medal on the trampoline. But winning only one gold medal is kind of nice for that one person… Rosie MacLennan, Canada’s Golden Girl!!!

Rosie Cheeks!!!Canadian Golden GirlCourtesy of vancouversun.com

Yin Yang Bang!!!

South Korea was the biggest surprise of the Olympics this year. They ranked 4th in Gold medals and climbed in front of powerhouse countries like Russia and Germany.

FencersSouth KoreaCourtesy of the Olympics

Oogie Oogie Ugh...

Apparently the biggest losers of the Olympics were the Australians. The speedy Kangaroos from down under were acting more like lazy Koala Bears as they only won 7 gold medals when they usually win abut 15.

Australia at the OlympicsLazy KangarooCourtesy of http://www.treknature.com

Have Your Say

Did you home country make the Kidzworld Top 15 Olympic Winners? Let us know in the comments below…




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Sports In The Forums

Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
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A recent comment on a video gave me this idea , of writing about this whole scenario  the comment was something like this Messi + Ronaldo = Zlatan It was something that made me happy , cuz i'm a Zlatan fan myself , but keeping that aside I'll be honest in stating the reasons due to which Zlatan is considered better among fans  1st - Tired of Messi vs Ronaldo ; For those of you tired of the endless Messi vs Ronaldo debate Zlatan is the middle way , when Zlatan was asked for a word to describe Messi and Ronaldo  he said for Messi - Fantastic , for Ronaldo - Good ( he'd definitely prefer messi since he was in barca , so definitely against Real Madrid , but i'll skip that ) , but when asked about one word for Zlatan - "WOW!" that was his answer 2nd - If you believe in extraordinary and Jaw-dropping stuff; If we talk about Messi and Ronaldo we'll think constant goal scorers and team players and who deliver something great evry time the team needs it , but Zlatan he may also score regularly not as frequent as Messi or Ronaldo , but every time he scores it's another jaw dropping goal , whether that 32 yard bicycle kick vs England or extraordinary volleys Zlatan is Zlatan 3rd Zlatan does things nobody does; You won't see Ronaldo having fun with reporters or Messi bad mouthing his manager even when he is wrong , Zlatan doesn't cares,  like who can forget the epic reply to Arsene Wenger on asking Zlatan to play a trial game , -" ZLATAN doesn't do Auditions" If some of you guys don't agree with me no problem , everybody has their own opinion , and if you don't agree with me cuz you don't know about any of those Zlatan goals or interviews , then you should definitely search the internet for - Extraordinary Zlatan  ZLATAN may had not won the -ballon d'or , but has won large no of trophies and league titles  search for zlatan ibrahimovic - titles and trophies for that
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Well for me, I think totally! Inside that is. When a guy says girls can't play sports I think THEY can't be cheerleaders. But if a guy says girls CAN play sports, yep, they could be cheerleaders
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