If it weren't for those medaling kids...
July 31, 2012 8:32 AM Subscribe
posted by googly (23 comments total)
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a nifty realtime Olympic medal tracker that allows you to sort by rank, country, total, gold, silver, and bronze medals. Too obvious for you? There are plenty of alternatives: medals per capita
; medals by GDP per capita
; number of athletes and billions of dollars GDP per medal
(2008); and a discussion of alternative rankings with a sortable rankings table
. There is also a booming business in predictions that take into account GDP per capita, population size, and other factors: FT
A bit more on medals by population here
Previously: The Australian Bureau of Statistics' alternative tallies
for the 2004 games; Joel Stein's proposal
for an alternative scoring system.