Oh maps, how I love thee. A little treasure trove of info at every glance — and these maps have treasure of the gold, silver, and bronze variety. The New York Times is breaking it down for the big Games with this interactive map that lets you search all the way back to 1896, to see which countries bagged the most hardware — the bigger the dot that represents the country, the more medals won.
Click through and track the trends — and since 66 percent of you said it's not important for the US to win the most, you'll be secure with the fact that in 1936 Germany bested the US. That's the other cool feature, you can see the results looking like a map, or arranged in order of dominance. Gold medal for this map to my friends at the Times!
To see how the 1984 (Mary Lou Retton!) medal count compares to 2004, read more.