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This is the All Time Summer Olympic Medal Count Per Capita (In Millions)

1 - Finland – 57.31

2 - Sweden – 52.88

3 - Hungary – 45.51

4 - Denmark – 31.29

5 - Norway – 30.43

6 - Bulgaria – 27.61

7 - Bahamas – 26.6

8 - Switzerland – 25.41

9 - Estonia – 22.51

10 - New Zealand – 19.75

11 - Australia – 18.51

12 - Jamaica – 16.15

13 - Cuba – 14.64

14 - Netherlands – 14.31

15 - Belgium – 13.75

16 - Romania – 13.31

17 - Greece – 12.67

18 - Great Britain – 11.17

19 - Austria – 11.48

20 - France – 10.41

21 - Iceland – 10.01

22 - Trinidad and Tobago – 9.23

23 - Italy – 8.72

24 - Canada – 7.56

25 - Luxembourg – 7.51

26 - United States – 7.49

27 - Poland – 6.51

28 - Latvia – 6.08

29 - Mongolia – 6.01

30 - Germany – 5.84

31 - Slovenia – 5.26

32 - Ireland – 5.25

33 - South Korea – 3.68

34 - Lithuania – 3.52

35 - Belarus – 3.29

36 - Uruguay – 3.12

37 - Croatia – 2.73

38 - Georgia – 2.72

39 - Slovakia – 2.65

40 - Czech Republic – 2.64

41 - Japan – 2.59

42 - Spain – 2.16

43 - Portugal – 1.92

44 - Kenya – 1.83

45 - Russia – 1.72

46 - Argentina – 1.61

47 - South Africa – 1.43

48 - North Korea – 1.51

49 - Azerbaijan – 1.08

50 - Kazakhstan – 1.02

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an interesting list, im just interested did you get this list off another website or calculate it your self. It is good to see new zealand so high up the list in 10th place
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Luckily, you posted it in a font so light none of us can read it.   :)

Baron, click Ctrl+A

actually, it doesn't work like that on a Mac and what I meant was this was the least interesting bit of news for me so far -- and won't make the extra effort to squint at it if it's not presented properly and the author comes up with some glib, wise-ass crack.   :rolleyes:

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Luckily, you posted it in a font so light none of us can read it.   :)

Baron, click Ctrl+A

actually, it doesn't work like that on a Mac and what I meant was this was the least interesting bit of news for me so far -- and won't make the extra effort to squint at it if it's not presented properly and the author comes up with some glib, wise-ass crack.   :rolleyes:

I would change my font but I don’t know if you are just going blind or seeking attention. It’s so hard to tell with you.

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Having a list of all time medals per capita is a bit misleading. Populations change over time, meaning that some countries could be misrepresented. It would be better if the information was an average of the medals per capita for each individual game.
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Having a list of all time medals per capita is a bit misleading. Populations change over time, meaning that some countries could be misrepresented. It would be better if the information was an average of the medals per capita for each individual game.

I think so, too. Besides, with Finland on the top of this list, it is not surprising considering on which Olympiads that Finnish athletes really kicked up a storm in the past.

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This list is interesting. Shows which countries have more emphasis on athleticism.

No it doesn't.  Canada is ahead of the US, and we spend far less on our athletes than the US does.

And in the end, who cares!.  Does this make any one nation better than another nation with a lesser count?  

It also doesn't take reality into play. Canada is a northern nation, for example, so we will always have a fair amount of athletes at the Winter Games, but another country with a more moderate climate, like any African nation for example, won't have the same opportunity.

Frankly, the list is "neat" but useless.

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