America to win 26 medals in Vancouver Olympics

Pardon my slight deviation from our typical topics...... I must confess I'm the ultimate Olympic Fan. I watch about 14 hours a day of Olympic coverage. No kidding. When I worked the 1984 Olympics in LA they were even better than I imagined. So here's a story on Vancouver games which start in exactly 20 days. But who's counting?

Economist Daniel Johnson is remarkably accurate at making Olympic medal predictions. As a matter of fact, over the past five Olympics, Johnson has been right 94% of the time between predicted and actual national medal counts. The chart shows his predictions for Vancouver. For more on Johnson's strategy and success record click here.

Here's a sneak peek at the possible medal outcomes in the 2010 Winter Olympics.