We're number one
I'm not kidding you: Canadian athletes will take home more medals from the Torino Winter Olympics than any other nation.
"But we're third in the medal count, aren't we?" I hear you say. Yes, in the official standings, Canada has 24 medal-results. But because of our team-sport wins, the number of medals our athletes will pack into their suitcases and fly home with is higher than any other nation.
Germany placed first in medal-finishes with 29, but with 53 pieces of metal strung on 53 ribbons. The U.S. is second in medal-finishes with 25, but American athletes will take home a similar 53 baubles.
Canada, having tied up a historical-best 24 top-three finishes in this Games, will be home to a full 69 discs of precious metal. Our women's hockey team alone account for twenty of those, not to mention multiple awardees in relays, bobsleigh, and curling.
Curiously enough, because of the success of both Swedish hockey teams, their 7th-place finish in the standings translates to an incredible 65 individual medals awarded to Swedish athletes. No other nation even comes close to this top four.
So we really are Number One. You just have to look at it the right way.