Google has setup a web site to monitor the medal count at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In addition Google offers a gadget that can also be added to their personal homepage, if you use this feature. Plus you can get this information on your mobilt device as well. Over at Google they say:
Keep track of your favorite events with iGoogle.
Check event schedules, track the medal count, and get up-to-the-minute news – right on your Google homepage.
Go to m.google.com on your mobile phone for updates on the go.
In addition Google also provides a world map which includes the gold medal count by country. Enjoy.