August 25, 2008

French Math

The French President (and Chairman of the European Union) believes that the EU won the most medals at the Olympics

Nicolas Sarkozy has lumped together all of the 87 gold medals won by EU countries at the Beijing Games to declare a triumph for Europe over China and the United States.

The President, who currently holds the EU's six monthly rotating presidency, paid tribute on Sunday night to French athletes before going on to credit Europe for taking the most gold medals, of which the lion's share were won by British sportsmen and women.

"The European Union takes the leading position. It's a victory for sport and for the fundamental and common values of the peoples of the union," he said.

The European Union (EU) consists of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luthuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.  Now, come on... are you telling me that the EU can send 27 teams, one team for each of their member states, to the Olympics and America can only send one?  I say, let them have their 27 teams... in exchange, we will claim the medals of all the athletes who trained in, or were coached by, Americans.

I'm sure Europe would see that as fair...

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