The real medals table

After day four of the Olympics,China languishes in 42nd place in the medals table, with one medal for every 66,092,594 people in the country.

Armenia leads the medals table, with one medal per 1,485,825 people. Australia are second (2,043,418), Finland third (2,619,230), Azerbaijan fourth (2,706,749) and Slovakia fifth (2,723,751).

Other notable entries include Kyrgyzstan (15th), Zimbabwe (17th), Great Britain (26th—one for every 10,129,373 of us), USA (29th), and India (46th and last of the medal winners).

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2 Responses to “The real medals table”

  1. Nick Robinson on August 13th, 2008 09:09

    It’d be interesting (well, maybe mildly diverting) to see if there’s any kind of correlation with the final real medal rankings and some other factor, such as GDP per head, or educational attainment, or some such.

    I bet the Freakonomics guy is already working on it…

  2. Nick Robinson on August 13th, 2008 10:22

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