Queensland, Australia best olympians in the world.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:38 PM
The Courier-Mail crunched the numbers to take stock of our mighty Queensland Olympians among the top nations on the table.
Every state, province or county of birth for all athletes received a score according to how many medals were won by athletes from those regions.
This was then divided by the region's population to produce a micro-level view of the most powerful sporting nurseries in the world.
And, you'll never guess, Queensland was clearly the best, with NSW and Victoria also faring well.
The best-performing US state was California, placing ninth. Five other US states rated a mention but not Michael Phelps' home state of Maryland
I am unsure if this is definitely factually correct as it is done by a Queensland paper however i'll leave that up to you to decide.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:57 PM
Maybe this should've gone in the Team Australia thread.
I await the first rebuttal in terms of Australia's final medal count versus Yorkshire's.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:12 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:44 AM
Edited by Alexjc, 18 August 2012 - 01:42 PM.
Glasgow CWGs 2014, Rio OSGs 2016, Gold Coast CWGs 2018, Istanbul OSGs 2020, London CWGs 2022, Dallas OSGs 2024, Christchurch CWGs 2026.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:44 PM
Pop. (in millions): 0.10489
Score per million: 9.53
I realize that they only considered "top performing nations," but that makes this "provincial" comparison totally worthless. They should be comparing all the provinces if they want to make the claim of top performing province in the world.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:01 PM
What it doesn't mention is
a) how this score was arrived at
whether they counted all the individual medals won in team sport like water polo and women's hockey
Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:08 PM
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