Last updated: 2018-02-21. The score is 10 to 6
Americans have become increasingly more racist and intolerant of their fellow citizens in the past few years. Rhetoric and policies by Donald Trump, Mike Pence and various leaders of the Republic Party have sought to treat people who are not Straight, White and Christian as second class citizens.
This page will be updated throughout the olympics to track separate US Olympic Medal counts for “Straight White Christian America” and citizens who are routinely persecuted for their ethnicity, religion or sexuality.
Medal Counts may be adjusted as more background information on athletes becomes available.
Team “Straight White Christian America”
|Slopestyle Snowboarding||Mens||Redmond Gerard|
|Slopestyle Snowboarding||Women’s||Jamie Anderson|
|Halfpipe Snowboarding||Men’s||Shaun White|
|Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom||Women’s||Mikaela Shiffrin|
|Cross Country||Women’s||Kikkan Randall, Jessie Diggins|
|Singles Luge||Men’s||Chris Mazdzer|
|Freestyle Skiing: Slopestyle||Men’s||Nick Goepper|
|Short Track: 1000m||Men’s||John-Henry Krueger|
|Alpine Skiing: Downhill||Women’s||Lindsey Vonn|
|Freestyle Skiing: Halfpipe||Women’s||Brita Sigourney|
Team “Routinely Persecuted America”
|Halfpipe Snowboarding||Women’s||Chloe Kim*,$|
|Bobsled||Women’s||Lauren Gibbs*, Elana Meyers Taylor|
|Halfpipe Snowboarding||Women’s||Arielle Gold&|
|Figure Skating||Team||Nathan Chen*,$, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Chris Knierim, Mirai Nagasu*,$;, Adam Rippon™, Alex Shibutani*, Maia Shibutani*, Bradie Tennell|
|Figure Skating: Ice Dance||Team||Alex Shibutani*, Maia Shibutani*|
|Speed Skating: Team Pursuit||Women’s||Heather Bergma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello, Carlijn Schoutens$$|
A unified Team America is in 5th place overall with 16 medals:
If the teams were split, Team “Straight White Christian America” drops down to the shared 9th place bracket and Team “Routinely Persecuted America” drops to the 15th bracket.
|$$||child of immigrant(s)|
- Adam Rippon – LGBTQ icon
- Alex Shibutani – Asian, parents of Chinese descent
- Arielle Gold – Jewish
- Chloe Kim – Asian, parents immigrated from South Korea
- Maia Shibutani – Asian, parents of Chinese descent
- Mirai Nagasu – Asian, parents are Japanese citizens
- Nathan Chen – Asian, parents immigrated from China
- Carlijn Schoutens – Born in NJ to Dutch parents, raised in the Netherlands, moved back to USA to compete