In the U.S., we are used to seeing our athletes bring home lots of medals. Our all-time medal count easily eclipses other countries, and sometimes we take that for granted. To athletes for some other countries, their one or two medals bring joy to the entire country.
- Rashid Ramzi, from the tiny Persian Gulf country of Bahrain, is bringing home his country's only medal, a gold for the 1500m.
So, the next time you get wrapped up in the medal count, think about this: there are 206 countries competing in the Olympics, and only 72 countries have been awarded a medal to date.
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