No U.S. Medals in Geography Olympics

From the January 2005 Trumpet Print Edition

Reuters, Nov. 26, 2004

“America may dominate the world in sports and culture, but in one arena where size doesn’t matter, the ‘Geography Olympics,’ the United States was 88th, behind minnows such as Madagascar and the Marshall Islands. More than 46,000 Americans have taken part in this online geography competition …. ‘Geography is just a building block for understanding what’s going on in the world,’ said [the founder of the event] …. ‘Sitting back and not worrying about these things is terrible, and it might be why the rest of the world doesn’t care for us.’”