Re: Can a Winter Olympic medal compete with a Summer Olympic medal?
The Summer Olympics in Beijing had 302 events in 28 sports, which means 302 gold medals were awarded.
The Winter Olympics in Vancouver has 86 events.
So there are almost 4x more Summer Olympic gold medalists than Winter Olymic gold medalists. I'd say the Winter Olympic gold actually is worth more.
The way they keep adding events in these games, pretty soon an Olympic gold medal will be worth as much as a gold coin, make that a tiny one. The value of a gold medal keeps getting diluted.