By The Numbers (Aug. 22)

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August 22, 2008

4:48 AM

1.25

The number of people in millions listed as fans of Michael Phelps on Facebook. The number increases every second.

19.30

The time in seconds it took Jamaican runner Usain Bolt to finish the 200-meter Olympic race. He won the gold medal and set a new world record.

25

The number of points Kobe Bryant scored in the U.S. basketball team’s game against Australia last Wednesday. The team won 55-43.

14

The number of gold medals awarded to Chinese gymnasts in either individual or team events in Beijing. The U.S. has won 10.

1998

The last year that the U.S. Men’s volleyball team won the Olympic gold medal. The team is currently undefeated.

1,000

The total number of gold metals the United States has won in the olympics after the women’s soccer team defeated Brazil 1-0. The winning goal was scored in the 6th minute of overtime.

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