Random Thoughts: Success can warp expectations

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By Travis Mounts, managing editor

When it comes to the Olympics, Americans expect to win. We expect to all the time and in every event.The modern summer Olympics began in 1896, and through the 2016 Olympics the United States had won 2,523 medals. That includes 1,022 gold medals.The former Soviet Union is second on the list, with 1,010 medals and 395 golds. If we combine the USSR with modern Russia, they still total just 1,436 total medals with 444 gold medals. No other country has more than ...

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