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I've always wondered how well countries actually perform at Olympic games. The medal tables will tell you one story - always USA, China, Russia etc. However, these countries have huge advantages over some others. Namely money and population size. This research shows which countries out perform their status best - and I found it really interesting. The two variables looked at are: Gold medals per million people Gold medals per trillion dollars of national GDP You can see the full research here and see where your country ranked on the table - http
Taking a look at the current medals table, a few countries are performing noticeably poorly. Key: G/S/B - Total 10th - Russia: 3/12/8 - 23 Are Russia looking at their worst Olympic games performance in modern times? 19th - Australia: 1/9/4 - 14 The Aussies being outperformed by New Zealand who sit in 12th place. 21st - Brazil 1/1/4 - 6 With a population of over 200million, Brazil should have more than 1 gold at this point. 35th - India 0/1/1 - 2 with such a large population, 1 silver and 1 bronze is a major under performance. 46th - Greece 0/0/1 - 1 The birthplace of the Olympics ha