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Fact of the Day: Olympics Edition

The Nobel Prize/Olympic medal divide

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For those disheartened by Israel’s poor, shutout performance in the Olympics this year–a panel is being appointed to investigate the failure–there is a silver lining.

According to some crowdsourcing among the Twitterati, Israel is one of six countries in the world with more Nobel prizes (10) than Olympic medals (7). The others are Myanmar, Guatemala, East Timor, Yemen, Bangladesh, and St Lucia. And of those countries, it looks like Israel has the most of both.

This is, of course, the last-picked-in-kickball riposte. But we’ll take it.

Livnat to appoint committee to examine Olympic results [Times of Israel]

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Fact of the Day: Olympics Edition

The Nobel Prize/Olympic medal divide

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