Yahoo Sports says that a PricewaterhouseCoopers report predicts that China will edge the US in total medals for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
“As the host nation in Beijing and (with) an economy which has grown very strongly since 2004, the medal ‘target’ of 88 for China according to our model is much higher than its actual medal totals in Athens (63) or Sydney (59),” said John Hawksworth, the report’s author.
China was third in overall medals at Athens 2004, behind first-place United States (102) and Russia (92). China was second in gold medals behind the U.S. in 2004—32 to 36.
It is also worth noting that PwC’s Chinese firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian CPA, is “accounting services supplier” for the Games.