Alternative Olympic Medal Counts

Athens 2004 Olympics logoThe Australian Bureau of Statistics has “released an alternative view of the traditional Olympic medal tally to take into account the populations of competing nations.” The resulting list ranks the medal count at Athens by Population Per Medal, rather than a raw numerical count, and is updated daily; right now Bahamas is in the lead. The Per Capita Olympic Table similarly ranks nations’ olympic medals since 1948; Liechtenstein leads this list. It’s pretty cool to see smaller countries recognized in this way…

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