China and the United States competed for the top medal contender, and now they're competing for which country's residents visited the official Beijing2008.cn website more. Between Aug. 8 and Aug. 17, 2008, the website attracted 16.5 million visitors, with China taking the lead at 4.3 million visitors, the United States coming in second with 4.1 million visitors, and Canada coming in third with 937,000. Overall, China accounted for 25.7 percent of visitors who went to the site.
One interesting point to note is the fact that the main site is in Mandarin, and I'm assuming the 95 percent of people who have Internet ADD (like me) probably didn't notice the English, French, Spanish, and Arabic language options at the top right of the page. Did you guys check it out, or did you go elsewhere for Olympics news?