The Right Coast

August 22, 2004
Russian Medals
By Mike Rappaport

So far in the Olympics, the US is leading with 48 total medals, China is second with 41, and Russia is third with 34. Yet, if one adds up the total medals of all the countries in the former Soviet Union, that would make 63. Apparently, it is not the fall of communism, but the end of empire that has led the Russian/Soviets to decline.