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Correction: London 2012 medal table

Written by Pai Yao

This article first appeared in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of World Gaming magazine.

On page 26 of the last issue of WGM (Sep/Oct 2012), we made a one-character typographical error in the Chinese country name column of the final medal table for the London 2012 Olympics. The effect of this error was to name the United States as both first and second in the medal table. Of course the United States should have been named first, with China second. We humbly apologise to our readership for this error. In the interests of full accuracy we have produced the correct table below.

Let us all hope that at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, China can go one position higher in the medal tally! We promise that four years from now WGM will be covering the 2016 Olympics.

Since launching in 2009, World Gaming magazine has produced approximately 650,000 Chinese characters and approximately 380,000 English words of copy, a combined total of just over one million Chinese characters and English words. This does not include the copy on our website Amongst this one million characters and words, we have found approximately five typographical errors. We aim for perfection, and get very close! Nevertheless we are human and despite the best efforts of all the diligent editors, writers, translators and designers at WGM, on very rare occasions an error is made.