Talk:2008 Summer Olympics medal table

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Table Rankings[edit]

Since there's no official ranking for medal tables, why is Wikipedia creating one?
The IOC sorts by gold first, then silver, then bronze, and that's fine for the default listings, but if I want to see who came in 14th in overall medals, do I really have to sort that column and count down 14 rows to see who's there? In other words, why do the rankings sort also? They should only serve as an index for whatever the user is sorting by. — Preceding unsigned comment added by K10wnstaz (talkcontribs) 02:39, 8 August 2012 (UTC) Ya know, I've done it thousands of times but it's been so long I forgot how to sign a post here. I know tildes are involved, but based on the activity here, no one's ever gonna read this anyway, so whatever. EDIT: Thank you Sinebot.

Making the "ranking" column be sortable allows you to restore the table to its original default state without reloading the page... AnonMoos (talk) 05:17, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Can you not do that simply by sorting the "gold" column?--Icowrich (talk) 12:37, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
That wouldn't necessarily restore exact "lexicographical" ordering (i.e. by gold, then by silver among those having the same number of golds, then by bronze among those having the same number of golds and silvers). AnonMoos (talk) 23:50, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Picture and medal table[edit]

You need to change the picture at the top with the colours, representing what countries got what. Ireland got at least 1 gold medal, 3 in fact, and 2 silver. Some other countries in the medal table or picture may be wrong so please fix this also. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.46.221.146 (talk) 15:01, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

According to the IOC's search engine, Ireland got just one silver and two bronze medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics. So, both the table and the map seem to be correct. Moscoh (talk) 13:18, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

I note green dots on the map for a number of british crown dependancies - notably the isle of man and the channel islands - I can't think this is correct, as these entities DID compete at the games, but as part of GB. Surely they should thus either have no colour, as not being a separate entity, or be gold for the colour of the NOC to which they belong?

Mpjmcevoybeta (talk) 10:44, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Indonesian medals[edit]

There seems to be something wrong with the indonesian medals. In the table there are 3 gold medals, but if you go to the article of "Indonesia in Summer Olympics 2008" there is just one gold medal — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.15.63.232 (talk) 22:44, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

The medal table was vandalized these last days. The medal count for Indonesia is correct as today. Moscoh (talk) 11:40, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Continental Table[edit]

Should there be a summarised continental table ranking the continents? I think it makes for interesting reading and shows the geographic power bases and in particular how the continental rankings have changed over time. Should also be applied to other Olympic Games medal tables. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joerow (talkcontribs) 13:13, 6 September 2012 (UTC)