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Claim USgold - Olympic '04 - U.S. gold medals

Category: News:World News JUDGED at 25
Owner:6627, douglashuang
Judge:38, highlander
created:2004/07/16
due date:2004/09/01

The Claim

This is a scaled claim based on the number of gold medals the U.S. Olympic team awarded in Athens 2004 Olympic Games. It pays 1.00 for 50 or more gold medals and 0.00 for 30 or less. The complete payout schedule is as follow:

# of Gold   Payout | # of Gold   Payout
    50       1.00  |     39       0.45 
    49       0.95  |     38       0.40 
    48       0.90  |     37       0.35 
    47       0.85  |     36       0.30 
    46       0.80  |     35       0.25 
    45       0.75  |     34       0.20 
    44       0.70  |     33       0.15 
    43       0.65  |     32       0.10 
    42       0.60  |     31       0.05 
    41       0.55  |     30       0.00 
    40       0.50  |                   

This claim shall be based on the medal count listed on the official website www.athens2004.com at or before 4:00 pm EDT August 31, 2004. Any subsequent medal cancellation, retraction, or medal re-assignment shall not affect the outcome of this claim.

In the event that this website is not available at the judgement time, the official IOC website www.olympic.org shall be used.

In the event that the Athens 2004 Olympic Games does not finish on August 29, 2004, the judge of this claim shall decide the appropriate time for judgement.

Background Information

Here is a list of medals won by the countries in the last three Summer Olympic Games:

Sydney 2000
    Nation                           G   S   B Total

1.  United States of America USA    40  24  33   97
2.  Russian Federation RUS          32  28  28   88
3.  People's Republic of China CHN  28  16  15   59
4.  Australia AUS                   16  25  17   58
5.  Germany GER                     13  17  26   56
6.  France FRA                      13  14  11   38
7.  Italy ITA                       13   8  13   34
8.  Netherlands NED                 12   9   4   25
9.  Cuba CUB                        11  11   7   29
10. Great Britain GBR               11  10   7   28

Atlanta 1996
    Nation                           G   S   B Total

1.  United States of America USA    44  32  25  101
2.  Russian Federation RUS          26  21  16   63
3.  Germany GER                     20  18  27   65
4.  People's Republic of China CHN  16  22  12   50
5.  France FRA                      15   7  15   37
6.  Italy ITA                       13  10  12   35
7.  Australia AUS                    9   9  23   41
8.  Cuba CUB                         9   8   8   25
9.  Ukraine UKR                      9   2  12   23
10. Korea KOR                        7  15   5   27

Barcelona 1992
    Nation                           G   S   B Total

1.  Unified Team (ex USSR) EUN      45  38  29  112
2.  United States of America USA    37  34  37  108
3.  Germany GER                     33  21  28   82
4.  People's Republic of China CHN  16  22  16   54
5.  Cuba CUB                        14   6  11   31
6.  Spain ESP                       13   7   2   22
7.  Korea KOR                       12   5  12   29
8.  Hungary HUN                     11  12   7   30
9.  France FRA                       8   5  16   29
10. Australia AUS                    7   9  11   27

Judge's Statement

As per the text of this claim, I will used the info at the official website as close to 4:00 pm EDT August 31, 2004 as I can get.

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