U.S. Dominance at the Olympics

The Rio Olympics have come and gone, and amid the dirty water, Zika fears, armed (or not so armed) robberies, and shockingly low attendance, the dominance of team U.S.A. was undeniable and, dare we say at this point, routine. The last time the U.S. didn’t win the overall medal count at the Summer Olympics was 1992, when the Unified Team, a group of former Soviet Republics, snagged the top spot. Needless to say the winning over the past two decades has been consistent and unyielding, begging the question, why? Why is the U.S. so good!?