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Date: 08/03/12 10:03 AM

16 Responses to Interactive Olympic Medal Count Map

  1. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    August 3, 2012 at 10:03 am
    Link: Interactive Olympic Medal Count Map - See how your country stacks up against the rest of the world in this easy to understand map. Interactivey!
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:09 am
    If all nations in Europe merge and play Olympic game under a single flag there will be no chance of victory for anyone.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 3, 2012 at 10:15 am
    Huh, if you match it by population Canada is roughly the same size as the US. That makes me a little less unhappy at how poorly we do at the summer games.
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    Fantom2993 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    August 3, 2012 at 10:16 am
    I cliky cliky`d and nothing happy happened
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 3, 2012 at 10:39 am
    "USA USA USA We`re number two!"

    Anyway well played both teams so far. At least the UK is #5 - better than usual.
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    August 3, 2012 at 11:02 am
    I like how America and China (no disrespect) shrink to nothing when the actual populations or GDPs are considered...

    I mean if China has a BILLION people to throw at these games, of course statistically they`re going to find more winners, Same for America. I think the ranking in the Olympics should be based on an average per population.

    Oooo, imagine if Phelps retired... America would be around where England is! :-)
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6666 posts
    August 3, 2012 at 11:31 am
    GB is up to third. Blimey, strewth and stone the crows.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    beternal, if you do the medals weighted for gdp, all of the top nations are poor nations. North Korea, Mongolia, Cuba are right up there at the top. We would have to win almost half of all the medals to get "our fair share".

    And for population, it favors small countries. New Zealand, Slovenia, Cuba. Yeah, that sounds fair.

    If you broke America into 50 countries and made it like Europe, those fifty countries combined would probably end up sending more total olympians to the olympics and, combined, would win more. Conversely, if Europe were one country, the territories would likely send less total olympians. There are numerous reasons for this.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    The best way to show this is by comparing the medal count for the Soviet Union before 1991 and the total medal count of the former Soviet countries after 1991. They begin to win more after the fall of the Soviet Union, even adjusted for increase in total medals awarded (which largely include events they don`t participate in anyways).
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    Bealzebubble Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Number One compared to population!
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    August 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    "I mean if China has a BILLION people to throw at these games, of course statistically they`re going to find more winners, Same for America. I think the ranking in the Olympics should be based on an average per population. "

    I wonder what India`s excuse is.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6666 posts
    August 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    India doesn`t do the mad training thing that China does.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3149 posts
    August 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    So I hear China and the US have nearly the same amount of medals, total. But obviously, China has more golds than the US.

    You know why?

    Because every time the US wins a gold, they hand it over to China to pay of the national debt!
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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    August 4, 2012 at 3:49 am
    @Bealzebubble How many golds have you got again?
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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    August 4, 2012 at 3:50 am
    @Bealzebubble Beg your pardon, I thought you were an aussie.
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    womanusa90 Female 60-69
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