Talk:2002 Winter Olympics medal table

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Great Britain's listed as having a total of three medals, but only one gold and one bronze - I'll research the actual total and correct this. Update: GBR has two bronzes according to Sports Illustrated. Made changes accordingly.

USA in bold

Why is USA in bold?

  • The USA is bold because it is the host country of the 2002 winter olympics. I got that wrong at first too, but it is like that at all the other olympic pages too, so there's no reason not to have it here as well. BigBen212 06:26, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Why Norway on the top and Germany on 2nd? Who did that? Please reverse it or explain why the chart is like this.- B-101 13:07, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • Because Norway has more gold medals ... I don't know if that is the right or best way to do it or if it should be 3 points for each gold, 2 points for each silver and 1 point for each bronze instead. What's the official way, if there is any? BigBen212 06:28, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Seems to be the official way as it is noted on the first paragraph of that page. Does everyone agree? BigBen212 06:30, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Errors in this Medal Table

This is the outdated table. Russia's medals no longer go 6 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze. This was made after a ruling in February of 2004 in a cross country doping scandal. Who ever is in charge of this page please check the link at the botoom of the article. The IOC has the corrected table.

More Errors in Medal Table

As the person above said, the Russian medal count is incorrect, as well as the Canadian one. The totals are:

Canada 7 3 7

Russian Federation 5 4 4

This was reported by the IOC, on their website. Can someone tell me why the medal counts are listed differently on this site? -ACL- 25 February 2006

That is because there is some anonymous user who keeps reverting it back to russia's favor. Don't ask me why. I've tried repeatedly to change it to what it should be, and I have emailed the wikipedia helpdesk about this, but neither the anonymous user nor the helpdesk seem to care and I just got tired of changing it the whole time. Maybe some other user that is more enthusiastic about it can do it. It's the same for 2002 Winter Olympics by the way. I already left a message on that user's talk page, but not even that seemed to bother him/her. BigBen212 18:20, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
2002 Winter Olympics is now protected from being changed. On that talk page I requested that this page needs that kind of protection too and that an admin then changes the tables to reflect what the official IOC page says. (My previous message was left before I knew that an administrator already protected the other page, so sorry if it came across a little rude). BigBen212 18:28, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
I think I found the reason why this table keeps getting changed. In the edit summary, the anon editor refers to the Russian Olympic Committee as the "official" source. Well, I looked at their web site and sure enough, the medal table shows 6/6/4/16. If you go further and look at their list of medalists here, it still shows gold and silver medals by Olga Danilova and two silver medals by Larissa Lazutina, and the medals for Julija Tchepalova are also incorrect. Of course, Danilova and Lazutina were stripped of their medals for doping offenses. This also moved Tchepalova up in two events, from bronze to silver in 10km classical and from out of the medals to a bronze in 15km freestyle. All those events combine together to yield the changes in medal counts as follows: gold (-1), silver (-3 and +1 = -2) and bronze (-1 and +1 = no change).
So, basically, the Russian web site is either sloppy, not having updated their pages in the past few years, or in a state of denial at the IOC's disqualification of those athletes. If the anon editor reads this message, please respond and tell us what you believe. Did you not know of the disqualifications (and therefore, have no reason to doubt what you read at, or do you know about them, but choose to ignore them? Andrwsc 05:14, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Even More Errors in Medal Table

The total sum calculation is incorrect. Should be 234, not 236.

I checked and you're right. I fixed it. King nothing 2 05:41, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

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