2018 US Olympic Medals, Adjusted – 2

Last updated: 2018-02-23. The score is 15 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 series 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”

Total: 15


event category athlete
Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom Women’s Mikaela Shiffrin
Cross Country: Team Sprint Women’s Kikkan Randall, Jessie Diggins
Freestyle Skiing: Halfpipe Men’s David Wise
Hockey: Tourenment Women’s US Team
Snowboarding: Slopestyle Women’s Jamie Anderson
Snowboarding: Slopestyle Mens Redmond Gerard
Snowboarding: Halfpipe Men’s Shaun White


event category athlete
Alpine Skiing: Combined Women’s Mikaela Shiffrin
Freestyle Skiing: Slopestyle Men’s Nick Goepper
Freestyle Skiing: Halfpipe Men’s Alex Ferreirapotential $$
Luge: Singles Men’s Chris Mazdzer
Short Track: 1000m Men’s John-Henry Krueger
Snowboarding: Big Air Women’s Jamie Anderson


event category athlete
Alpine Skiing: Downhill Women’s Lindsey Vonn
Freestyle Skiing: Halfpipe Women’s Brita Sigourney

Team “Routinely Persecuted America”

Total: 6


event category athlete
Snowboarding: Halfpipe Women’s Chloe Kim*,$


event category athlete
Bobsled Women’s Lauren Gibbs*, Elana Meyers Taylor


event category athlete
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*
Snowboarding: Halfpipe Women’s Arielle Gold&
Speed Skating: Team Pursuit Women’s Heather Bergma, Brittany Bowe, Mia Manganello, Carlijn Schoutens$$

Global Standings


A unified Team America is in 4th place overall with 21 medals. Without “Routinely Persecuted Americans”, “White Christian America” would drop to 15 medals – a tied 5th place (with France), behind the Netherlands.

Rank Country All Medals
1 Norway 37
2 Canada 27
3 Germany 26
4 USA 21
5 Netherlands 18
6 France 15
7 Russia 14

The disqualifiers


mark disqualifier
* not white
$ immigrant
$$ child of immigrant(s)
& not christian

Notes – Researched

  • 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

Notes 2 – Needs more research

  • Alex Ferreira – Alex’s father played soccer for the River Plate club in Buenos Aries Argentina, however his birthplace has not yet been determined.

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