SPORTS CHART OF THE DAY: The U.S. No Longer Dominates The Summer Olympics

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At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the United States led all countries with a total of 110 medals. But in the Gold Medal tally, they took home just 36 medals, 15 fewer than the host country, China.

By taking home 12.0% of the available gold medals, it matched the 2004 Olympics for the lowest percentage by the U.S. in a non-strike Summer Olympics.

Here’s the year-by-year percentage of gold medals won by the U.S….

United States Gold Medals

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