Intermediate 13: Who Has Won The Most Medals?

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Medal count, some say that it takes away from the Olympic games and others think it is the very reason for the Olympics. How is your country doing in the total medal count?

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 A: Os Estados Unidos continua ganhando o maior número de medalhas de ouro, não é?
The United States keeps winning the highest number of gold medals, right?
  B: É, mas a China tem o maior número de medalhas ao todo.
Right, but China has the highest total number of medals.
  A: É, eles têm menos de ouro e de prata, mas têm muitas de bronze.
Yes, they have fewer gold and silver, but the have the most bronze.
  B: Você sabia que oficialmente o Comitê Olímpico Internacional não reconhece o quadro de medalhas?
Did you know that officially the International Olympic Committee doesn’t recognize the total medal chart?
  A: Sério! Isso eu não sabia. Por quê que não reconhece?
Really, I didn’t know that. Why don’t they recognize it?
  B: Dizem que o objetivo dos jogos não uma competição entre os países.
They say that competition between countries is not the objective of the games.

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