Team USA’s Most Successful Olympics Since LA

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As the Rio Olympics drew to a close on Sunday evening, Team USA stood top of the medal table by a long distance. They won 121 medals in total, their most successful haul since the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. That year, the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba boycotted the event, more than likely contributing to U.S. success. The 1904 Games in St. Louis were the most successful games in U.S. Olympic history with American athletes bagging 231 medals.

This chart shows the number of medals won by the U.S. at the Summer Olympics since 1972.

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The Best-Paid Coaches At Euro 2016

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England’s football team crashed out of Euro 2016 after a shock 2-1 loss to Iceland in the last 16 of the competition. England has a population of about 53 million and Iceland has a mere 330,000 inhabitants by comparison. Criticism of England’s players and managerial team immediately after the defeat was scathing.

The salary gap between Roy Hodgson, England’s coach and Lars Lagerbäck, Iceland’s joint-manager, is massive. Hodgson, who resigned in the wake of his country’s defeat, was paid about £4 million every year. Lars Lagerbäck who is managing Iceland gets paid about £360,000 annually by comparison.

This chart shows the annual salary of national football coaches at Euro 2016.

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