So far we are winning with 8 medals to France, Germany and Canada’s 4 each. But all of the projections say that the final medal count will be close. Nate Silver over at fivethirtyeight has aggregated many of the different projections and he has the USA, Germany and Canada in a three-way tie.
It would bad enough to lose to the Germans yet again, but falling behind Canada would be deeply humiliating. I mean, really, are we going to be beaten by a country that breaks the Olympic Torch and thinks slam poetry is appropriate in the opening ceremonies?
P.S. Why is NBC broadcasting speeds in metric? I thought they paid all that money for the American broadcast rights. Can’t they convert those meaningless kilometer/hour speed readings into something we Americans can understand back home?