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 At the Olympic Games (5) (Posted on 2004-08-30)
It was logical that four asian countries (Japan, Korea, Laos and Malaysia) should be the judo finalists, but I couldn’t learn the relative standings.

A reporter told me “Laos won silver, and/or Malaysia won bronze.” Other reporter added “Japan won gold, and/or Korea won bronze.” A third one added “Laos won gold, and/or Japan won silver.”

I couldn’t make heads or tails out of this, until I remembered that in judo, two bronze medals are awarded. Which were the standings?

 Submitted by Federico Kereki Rating: 2.6000 (10 votes) Solution: (Hide) Laos won gold, Japan silver, and Malaysia and Korea got bronze.If Laos had won silver (as the first reporter proposed) the third reporter would have been totally wrong, as he would also have been if Japan had won gold (as the second proposed).Thus, both Malaysia and Korea won bronze, and the solution follows.

 Subject Author Date Puzzle Thoughts K Sengupta 2023-02-20 03:10:20 Problem Solution K Sengupta 2007-05-04 12:02:23 solution Michelle 2004-10-16 16:45:49 No Subject Nate Morris-Ricci 2004-09-29 14:37:56 re(2): Solution Bruce Brantley 2004-09-08 09:40:26 Solution with demonstration Denis Moreaux 2004-09-08 05:10:01 re: Solution with description Denis Moreaux 2004-09-08 04:59:37 re: Solution Federico Kereki 2004-09-07 14:41:51 Solution with description Rafal 2004-09-05 11:53:46 Solution Diana 2004-09-02 00:44:56 solution nancy 2004-09-01 15:55:59 Solution Bruce Brantley 2004-08-31 20:55:19 the order is: Aaron 2004-08-31 16:40:03 The Real Solution Penny 2004-08-31 12:38:04 re(2): What up with this? Ulysses 2004-08-31 11:10:26 re: What up with this? Juggler 2004-08-31 06:22:56 What up with this? Ulysses 2004-08-30 22:32:48 Two bronze medals? Federico Kereki 2004-08-30 14:17:10 That'll be the day..... (Solution) Penny 2004-08-30 11:24:41 Solution nikki 2004-08-30 10:03:43 Solution Juggler 2004-08-30 07:39:20

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