Gary D'Amato Discusses Chinese Golds

By Katie DeLong

BEIJING – The Journal Sentinel’s Gary D’Amato is in Beijing for the Olympic Games. We hear a lot about the medal count. The U.S. has the most total medals, but China has the most golds. D’Amato says that is what the Chinese people are talking about. “They’re very big on the gold medals. They don’t care so much about the silver and bronze medals, but they want to win that gold medal count and they’re doing it. That’s very, very important to them. You’re expected to win the gold, and when you don’t, you’ve underachieved,” D’Amato said.