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Olmpic medals per capita
Medals Per Capita ^ | Craig Nevill-Manning

Posted on 02/16/2014 3:35:36 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles

All time & each Olympics

As you scan the Olympic medal tally, one thing stands out: larger countries tend to win more medals. An obvious exception, especially in 2008, is Australia, who won the fifth largest number of medals with a population of 23 million, 52nd largest of Olympic countries. The obvious next question is: who leads the world in medals per capita? This site, which is updated daily during the Olympics, provides the answer.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: capita; medals; olympic

1 posted on 02/16/2014 3:35:36 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Very interesting to see the high numbers for the countries that once comprised the USSR.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 3:39:39 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

ISGAS

I Scarcely Give A S.....


3 posted on 02/16/2014 3:41:59 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

GO SLOVENIA!!!


4 posted on 02/16/2014 3:44:30 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

We come out 22nd on the list.

Reminds me of those international comparisons on academic achievement.

Not only are we an ignorant nation, we’re out of shape, too.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 3:46:13 PM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Da Coyote

And you are sooooooo disinterested you could not help but tell us.

Got it.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 3:46:52 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Without reading this article, I am going to guess Norway.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 3:46:54 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

The list is dominated by cold countries.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 3:47:50 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: 3Fingas

I was right.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 3:48:14 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
I can't stand the Olympics. Anorexic women bellyflopping on various gym apparatus and bursting in tears as their scores are read. Extremely effeminate men dressed in tights and 75 pound girly-girls in pink dresses spinning around on ice skates and bursting into tears as their scores are read.

Who makes up these scores anyway? What makes the difference between a 7.8 and a 7.9? I can't tell.

People on skis hurtling down some mountainside while some Swiss clock records their times in thousandths of seconds and people on the sidelines are ringing cowbells and making funny hooting noises. It seems like they've been doing the same thing since 1972. Now they've introduced snow-boarding and "toboggans".

And what is that sport where they push that really heavy donut-shaped stone down a sheet of ice while two people with brooms sweep a path for it?

It's all a dreadful bore.

11 posted on 02/16/2014 3:54:28 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: 3Fingas

Ding, ding, ding! You are correct, Norway is #1, with 14 medals and a pop of just over 5 million.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 3:54:29 PM PST by jocon307
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s why the dems push immigration reform.

An ignorant population is their best weapon.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 3:55:48 PM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Yesterday I saw both a South Korean and a Ukrainian win medals under the Russian flag.

There’s too much Olympic carpetbagging going on to care about medal counts:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/winter-olympics/9693266/Meet-the-2014-Olympic-carpetbaggers-in-Sochi


14 posted on 02/16/2014 3:57:07 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Catmom

No we just aren’t that into the sports they play in the Olympics. There’s a few, more in the summer games thanks to swimming and basketball, but for the most part our top end athletes are playing other sports they don’t play in the Olympics. So we don’t get medals, we get football players, baseball players, NASCAR drivers, basketball of course which is good for one medal. We’re not sending our top athletes into skiing, or figure skating, or gymnastics, or track and field, not even the X Games which we invented but now other countries are catching up. It’s hard to get medals with your second and third tier athlete.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 4:01:48 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: jocon307

Yeah, but I’m betting about 90% of Norwegians are active in some sort of winter sport from the age of three...


16 posted on 02/16/2014 4:10:41 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

What an utterly useless statistic. So Norway came top...duh...its like the WINTER olympics! Of course they do.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 4:13:54 PM PST by Vanders9
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To: jocon307

Or to put it another way, if there would ever be a Pot Olympics, expect Jamaica to be high on the list. (Yes, there’s a pun hidden in there somewhere.)


18 posted on 02/16/2014 4:15:51 PM PST by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: discostu

No we just aren’t that into the sports they play in the Olympics.

&&&
Tell that to the 3 American men who nailed the 3 medals for Slope Style. Love it!


19 posted on 02/16/2014 4:20:21 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

Which is an X Game, which we invented, as I said later in the same post.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 4:39:20 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: discostu

Ooops! Sorry. Skimming....

Weren’t they great?


21 posted on 02/16/2014 4:49:48 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Vanders9

No dummy. Its the over all.....all time stat that tells the tale.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 4:56:36 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: James C. Bennett

The “Stans” had it very hard under the commies. Even harder when left on their own. Glad to see a few medals going their way, notably Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten who took bronze in men’s figure skating. Even tho he was the only one of the top three who DID NOT FALL on his whatever they call it in the Stans.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 5:40:04 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!

The Stans referred to in above post:
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Afghanistan (sometimes included)


24 posted on 02/16/2014 5:44:30 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Moltke

I just saw the Jamaican bob-sled team but I’m not paying enough attention to tell you how they did. But, per the announcers, they are big celebs there so I’m sure that’s fun.

I’m much more of a summer Olympics person.


25 posted on 02/16/2014 5:56:43 PM PST by jocon307
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To: James C. Bennett

Last time I checked the list, Ukraine had only one medal. It had the second-largest population of the republics constituting the USSR.


26 posted on 02/16/2014 6:36:25 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Well yes...I dont seem to recall hearing the Norwegian national anthem too often in the regular olympics.


27 posted on 02/17/2014 1:26:40 AM PST by Vanders9
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