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Leon On June 16, 2021




San Diego, California
#1New Post! Aug 12, 2012 @ 19:18:37
Rank/Country/Medals/Population/Poplulation per Medal

1 Grenada 1 110,821 110,821
2 Jamaica 12 2,705,827 225,485
3 Trinidad and Tobago 4 1,317,714 329,428
4 New Zealand 13 4,432,620 340,970
5 Bahamas 1 353,658 353,658
6 Slovenia 4 2,057,540 514,385
7 Mongolia 5 2,736,800 547,360
8 Hungary 17 9,962,000 586,000
9 Montenegro 1 620,029 620,029
10 Denmark 9 5,580,516 620,057
11 Georgia 7 4,469,200 638,457
12 Australia 35 22,880,619 653,731
13 Estonia 2 1,318,005 659,002
14 Croatia 6 4,290,612 715,102
15 Belarus 13 9,461,400 727,800
16 Lithuania 4 3,192,800 798,200
17 Cuba 14 11,241,161 802,940
18 Netherlands 20 16,731,770 836,588
19 Cyprus 1 838,897 838,897
20 Qatar 2 1,699,435 849,717
21 Azerbaijan 10 9,111,100 911,110
22 Ireland 5 4,588,252 917,650
23 Great Britain 64 62,262,000 972,843
24 Latvia 2 2,070,371 1,035,185
25 Czech Republic 10 10,504,203 1,050,420
26 Armenia 3 3,268,500 1,089,500
27 Sweden 8 9,490,683 1,186,335
28 Bahrain 1 1,234,571 1,234,571
29 Norway 4 5,005,700 1,251,425
30 Kazakhstan 13 16,718,000 1,286,000
31 Slovakia 4 5,445,324 1,361,331
32 Gabon 1 1,534,000 1,534,000
33 South Korea 28 48,580,000 1,735,000
34 Russia 82 143,056,383 1,744,590
35 Moldova 2 3,559,500 1,779,750
36 Serbia 4 7,120,666 1,780,166
37 Finland 3 5,407,040 1,802,346
38 Germany 44 81,831,000 1,859,795
39 Puerto Rico 2 3,725,789 1,862,894
40 France 34 65,350,000 1,922,058
41 Canada 18 34,771,400 1,931,744
42 Switzerland 4 7,870,100 1,967,525
43 Botswana 1 2,038,228 2,038,228
44 Romania 9 19,042,936 2,115,881
45 Italy 28 60,776,531 2,170,590
46 Ukraine 20 45,644,419 2,282,220
47 Singapore 2 5,183,700 2,591,850
48 Spain 16 46,196,278 2,887,267
49 United States 103 313,382,000 3,042,543
50 Japan 38 127,650,000 3,359,210
51 Kenya 11 38,610,097 3,510,008
52 Tunisia 3 10,673,800 3,557,933
53 Kuwait 1 3,582,054 3,582,054
54 Belgium 3 10,951,266 3,650,422
55 Bulgaria 2 7,364,570 3,682,285
56 Poland 10 38,501,000 3,850,100
57 North Korea 6 24,052,231 4,008,705
58 Dominican Republic 2 9,378,818 4,689,409
59 Greece 2 10,787,690 5,393,845
60 Colombia 8 46,475,000 5,809,375
61 Iran 12 76,309,000 6,359,083
62 Hong Kong 1 7,103,700 7,103,700
63 Uzbekistan 4 29,123,400 7,280,850
64 Tajikistan 1 7,616,000 7,616,000
65 South Africa 6 50,586,757 8,431,126
66 Argentina 4 40,117,096 10,029,274
67 Portugal 1 10,561,614 10,561,614
68 Taiwan 2 23,234,003 11,617,001
69 Brazil 16 192,376,496 12,023,531
70 Ethiopia 7 84,320,987 12,045,855
71 Malaysia 2 28,334,135 14,167,067
72 Guatemala 1 14,713,763 14,713,763
73 Turkey 5 74,724,269 14,944,853
74 China 87 1,347,350,000 15,486,781
75 Mexico 7 112,336,538 16,048,076
76 Thailand 3 65,479,453 21,826,484
77 Afghanistan 1 24,485,600 24,485,600
78 Saudi Arabia 1 27,136,977 27,136,977
79 Venezuela 1 27,150,095 27,150,095
80 Morocco 1 32,526,800 32,526,800
81 Uganda 1 32,939,800 32,939,800
82 Algeria 1 37,100,000 37,100,000
83 Egypt 2 81,927,000 40,963,500
84 Indonesia 2 237,641,326 118,820,663
85 India 6 1,241,491,960 206,915,326
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#2New Post! Aug 12, 2012 @ 23:16:13
Thank you..

I had told Tino that I'd do one of these after the counts were in, but I was really dreading doing that much more typing..

So, thanks for getting me off the hook.
Leon On June 16, 2021




San Diego, California
#3New Post! Aug 12, 2012 @ 23:27:33
@boxerdc Said

Thank you..

I had told Tino that I'd do one of these after the counts were in, but I was really dreading doing that much more typing..

So, thanks for getting me off the hook.


There were several websites that did it, so I just cut and pasted from one of them for this, as I was interested.

I couldn't find anything for medals per participant, though, as that would have been mildly interesting as well.
Jennifer1984 On June 04, 2021
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Penzance, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Aug 12, 2012 @ 23:48:20
@Leon Said

There were several websites that did it, so I just cut and pasted from one of them for this, as I was interested.

I couldn't find anything for medals per participant, though, as that would have been mildly interesting as well.



Really...?

Seriously, who is the anally retentive individual who compiles these lists..? What use do they serve..?

We hear a lot of this "We're only a small nation" stuff from the Scots and Welsh and Northern Irish every time we beat them at football, but what they usually conveniently overlook, when they say "We're a country of only 3 million" or whatever, is the 8 million or so of their countryment that live in England, and the uncountable number of expats who live in other places who would all be eligible to pull on a vest for them if they so desired.

The global community is so diverse and so mixed that any number of individuals would be legally able to compete for any number of countries to the extent that suggesting a link between medals and numbers per head of population for that country is at the very, very best, extremely tenuous.

These 'per capita' figures mean nothing, they are, in my opinion, just a banal exercise in number crunching for spotters who consider some arbitrary statistic to be more important than the sporting performance for which the medals are awarded.

I've said it so many times and I'll say it again... honestly..... It really... really... REALLY isn't about finishing at the top (or bottom) of any list however it's compiled.

It's supposed to be about the sport, something about which there has been very little discussion.


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Leon On June 16, 2021




San Diego, California
#5New Post! Aug 12, 2012 @ 23:56:44
@Jennifer1984 Said

Really...?

Seriously, who is the anally retentive individual who compiles these lists..? What use do they serve..?

We hear a lot of this "We're only a small nation" stuff from the Scots and Welsh and Northern Irish every time we beat them at football, but what they usually conveniently overlook, when they say "We're a country of only 3 million" or whatever, is the 8 million or so of their countryment that live in England, and the uncountable number of expats who live in other places who would all be eligible to pull on a vest for them if they so desired.

The global community is so diverse and so mixed that any number of individuals would be legally able to compete for any number of countries to the extent that suggesting a link between medals and numbers per head of population for that country is at the very, very best, extremely tenuous.

These 'per capita' figures mean nothing, they are, in my opinion, just a banal exercise in number crunching for spotters who consider some arbitrary statistic to be more important than the sporting performance for which the medals are awarded.

I've said it so many times and I'll say it again... honestly..... It really... really... REALLY isn't about finishing at the top (or bottom) of any list however it's compiled.

It's supposed to be about the sport, something about which there has been very little discussion.


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People make statistical comparisions of a lot of things in sports. If you don't like it, then you don't have to read them.
Jennifer1984 On June 04, 2021
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Penzance, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 00:07:26
@Leon Said

People make statistical comparisions of a lot of things in sports. If you don't like it, then you don't have to read them.



Fair comment and I can understand the purpose of some stats, such as Ian Bell's batting average, or Andy Carroll's scoring rate (if he has one) or how many successful goals Jonny Wilkinson kicks in a season. These things can be a factor in the selection of individuals for key matches so they are relevant.

But seriously.... medal tables per capita...? Really...?

But yes.... you're right. I don't have to read them and trust me, I don't go out of my way to do so, but when they do drift across my span of attention I cannot help but be saddened at the pointless waste of time that some muppet somewhere has spent in compliling them. Whoever he / she is, they really could do with gainful employment.

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boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#7New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 00:12:53
Hey look!

The BBC did one as well, but they also factored in a countries wealth, and the importance they place on sport.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18976333

I guess there are a few muppets at the BBC who need gainful employment as well.
Leon On June 16, 2021




San Diego, California
#8New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 00:13:11
@Jennifer1984 Said

Fair comment and I can understand the purpose of some stats, such as Ian Bell's batting average, or Andy Carroll's scoring rate (if he has one) or how many successful goals Jonny Wilkinson kicks in a season. These things can be a factor in the selection of individuals for key matches so they are relevant.

But seriously.... medal tables per capita...? Really...?

But yes.... you're right. I don't have to read them and trust me, I don't go out of my way to do so, but when they do drift across my span of attention I cannot help but be saddened at the pointless waste of time that some muppet somewhere has spent in compliling them. Whoever he / she is, they really could do with gainful employment.

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Oh a lot of people do nothing but statistics for a living, write books on the subject. My dad was one of them, and it was no suprise then, that he was fascinated by statistical analysis in sports more than anything else regarding sports. For many, sports is simply an avenue from the real world to have fun with numbers and figures.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#9New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 00:15:08
@Leon Said

For many, sports is simply an avenue from the real world to have fun with numbers and figures.


Baseball comes to mind.
Leon On June 16, 2021




San Diego, California
#10New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 00:18:49
@boxerdc Said

Baseball comes to mind.


Bill James
Leon On June 16, 2021




San Diego, California
#11New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 00:19:33
Great statistical website for several sports here, including the Olympics: https://www.sports-reference.com/
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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American Alps, Washington
#12New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 17:15:47
@Jennifer1984 Said

Really...?

Seriously, who is the anally retentive individual who compiles these lists..? What use do they serve..?



@boxerdc Said

Baseball comes to mind.



Indeed, baseball was the first thing that came to mind. The only sport I can think of where you'll hear the commentators say something as absurd as "This will be the fourth time he's struck out in the 5th inning against a left handed pitcher with runners on 1st and 3rd with two outs at Wrigley field."

Dang.
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#13New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 17:25:50
@someone_else Said

Indeed, baseball was the first thing that came to mind. The only sport I can think of where you'll hear the commentators say something as absurd as "This will be the fourth time he's struck out in the 5th inning against a left handed pitcher with runners on 1st and 3rd with two outs at Wrigley field."

Dang.



I get irked by commentators in sports. I get heated and my bronzer melts when I hear them say the word allowed. Yes, it makes me that angry.

Allowed...goalie so and so allowed three goals tonight, pitcher so and so allowed two home runs tonight...really, WTF. It makes it seem like the other player asked them, mind if I get a goal or mind if I get a home run and the goalie or pitcher said okay and stood there and let them get a goal or homerun. No one allowed it, they tried to stop it and prevent it from happening. Sometimes I was allowed a cookie before dinner as a child and sometimes not. If I snuck a cookie no one allowed me to have it.

For the love of all that is holy, stop saying allowed!

Rant done!
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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American Alps, Washington
#14New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 17:29:21
@DorkySupergirl Said

I get irked by commentators in sports. I get heated and my bronzer melts when I hear them say the word allowed. Yes, it makes me that angry.

Allowed...goalie so and so allowed three goals tonight, pitcher so and so allowed two home runs tonight...really, WTF. It makes it seem like the other player asked them, mind if I get a goal or mind if I get a home run and the goalie or pitcher said okay and stood there and let them get a goal or homerun. No one allowed it, they tried to stop it and prevent it from happening. Sometimes I was allowed a cookie before dinner as a child and sometimes not. If I snuck a cookie no one allowed me to have it.

For the love of all that is holy, stop saying allowed!

Rant done!



Totally understandable. It's not like they just stood there and didn't try, right?
rosexthorn On April 27, 2021




Winnipeg, Canada
#15New Post! Aug 13, 2012 @ 17:37:55
@DorkySupergirl Said

I get irked by commentators in sports. I get heated and my bronzer melts when I hear them say the word allowed. Yes, it makes me that angry.

Allowed...goalie so and so allowed three goals tonight, pitcher so and so allowed two home runs tonight...really, WTF. It makes it seem like the other player asked them, mind if I get a goal or mind if I get a home run and the goalie or pitcher said okay and stood there and let them get a goal or homerun. No one allowed it, they tried to stop it and prevent it from happening. Sometimes I was allowed a cookie before dinner as a child and sometimes not. If I snuck a cookie no one allowed me to have it.

For the love of all that is holy, stop saying allowed!

Rant done!



@someone_else Said

Totally understandable. It's not like they just stood there and didn't try, right?


Do not argue with the announcers. They are always right don't you know. I've seen our goaltender decide to have a sip of water while the other team was attacking and they scored. He was thirsty, therefore allowed that puck to go in.
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