Is it me or is the Beijing 2008 Olympics Medal Table being “Americanized”?

Ok, I became a US citizen last week and there is a danger, amidst all of the patriotic outpouring that is the citizenship ceremony, and the frenzy of Phelps generated nationalism, that in response I am over-compensating. In other words I may be seeing devils where there are none. However, what I am about to show you seems, on the face of it, a cheap attempt to make the US Olympic effort seem better than that of the host country, China. Here is the official medal table from the Olympic Committee’s official web site: Now, look at the NBC version

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