5 Things to Know: August 9 at the Olympics

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The five things you should know if you were only going to know five things about yesterday at the Olympics.

1. The U.S. moved back ahead of China in the medal standings, currently leading the way with 82 medals compared to China’s 77. However, China still has more golds, outnumbering the Americans 36 to 34. If the U.S. is the “best country in the world,” but China has more gold medals, China is “The New America.” While, indisputably, winning is all that matters, the U.S. still leads China in things like Having Basic Human Rights, Being Able to Have as Many Children as You Want, and Telling Athletes That Their Grandparents Are Dead.

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