If we score the medals as we would any other track meet, first place 3 points second 2 points and third one point, we come up short to China.
The final Medal Count was
Gold: 36 Silver: 38 Bronze: 36 Total 220 Points
Gold: 51 Silver: 21 Bronze: 28 Total 223 Points
This comes after one of the worst Olympics ever for the US in Track and Field, Boxing, Wrestling, and Diving. We just could not get it together in these sports, and we were dominated all around.
Very poor showing for the US, especially in an Olympics that we should have cleaned up in.