Not surprisingly, Carl Bialik's got a good analysis of China's staggering gold medal haul so far in Beijing. The country has won 57 percent of all gold medals, which looks to be just the fourth time in history that a country has won more than 50 percent of all golds (we'll see if this holds up through track & field though...).
The other story is the Russians, and their lack of dominance. They're fourth in total medals, and way behind on golds. What happened to the traditional athletics powerhouse?