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maatTheViking
08-06-2012, 07:24 PM
I'm liking this link :P

http://www.medalspercapita.com/

Also, seems like Denmark is having the best Olympics since 1948 O.o. Apparently London is good for us :D

Cachoo
08-06-2012, 07:38 PM
I'm liking this link :P

http://www.medalspercapita.com/

Also, seems like Denmark is having the best Olympics since 1948 O.o. Apparently London is good for us :D

:cheer2: We're #36! We're #36!:cheer2:

maatTheViking
08-06-2012, 08:38 PM
actually the medals per GDP is interesting too - guess richer countries should have better money to train their athletes.

Poor India - no matter how you slice and dice it, they are in the bottom :(.

AYS
08-07-2012, 12:54 AM
I think we need a medal table that includes every athlete's "backstory" along with every medal counted - you know, you put your mouse over the number and they all show up in a pulldown menu. So that we can really decide how much value we personally attribute to each medal, maybe with some accompanying video and a link to the athlete's twitter handle. Like a table of NBC fluff stories for each athlete.

BlueRidge
08-07-2012, 01:07 AM
I've been gone for three days and no one has updated the stats for U.S. states?! :drama: Well, phoo.

Cachoo
08-07-2012, 01:12 AM
I sometimes wonder if Vladimir Putin counts up the medals with countries formerly in the Soviet Union to see if they would be on top. He seems like a fairly competitive guy.

BlueRidge
08-09-2012, 06:57 PM
Someone else is concerned about US state numbers of medals! But only two states.

Ouch:

Olympics medal count: Itís Maryland over Virginia
(Washington Post) (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/rosenwald-md/post/olympics-medal-count-its-maryland-over-virginia/2012/08/09/b00b37aa-e233-11e1-98e7-89d659f9c106_blog.html?hpid=z5)

Urgh, Maryland 7, Virginia 3. Or Maryland 5, Virginia 3 (depending on your choice of method)

The saddest thing is being from an un-state that isn't even mentioned. Does D.C. even have any athletes at this Olys? :wuzrobbed

Spareoom
08-12-2012, 05:39 AM
So I didn't know where else to put this, but here goes.

I was looking at the medal tallys today, trying to figure out where China was under-performing in relation to Beijing, and while I think there was an overall decrease in results, I think it may have been gymnastics that might have killed them this time around.

In Beijing, the Chinese men won SEVEN of the eight gold medals at stake on the men's side, and won two of the six women's golds. They also took a silver and a handful of bronzes across the board.

In London, the Chinese men only won three of the eight medals, and the women picked up just one. Add to that three silvers and a bronze, and not only is your gold medal count drastically lower, but your overall medal haul is lower as well.

That's four less gold medals right there in one discipline. Add to the fact that China lost another gold medal in diving today, and that's pretty much your gold medal deficit right there.

Obviously one can't expect China to perform as spectacularly as they did in their own country. But still, I thought it was interesting to consider. As a gymnastics fan, I never really though that the sport made much of an impact on the overall medal hauls, but it seems like it had.

It's also interesting to note that going by the popular medal tally (gold outweighing medal count), Aly Raisman is 14th on the list; the top gymnast of the Games and the third ranked non-swimmer (behind Bolt and Felix). If you go by medal totals overall, Aliya Mustafina gets bumped up to the top ranked non-swimmer at 7th overall. Pretty darn impressive. :)

Really
08-13-2012, 05:05 PM
Updated after the end of the Games:


Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Points
1 United States 46 29 29 225
2 China 38 27 23 191
3 Russia 24 26 32 156
4 Great Britain 29 17 19 140
5 Germany 11 19 14 85
6 France 11 11 12 67
7 Japan 7 14 17 66
8 Australia 7 16 12 65
9 Korea 13 8 7 62
10 Italy 8 9 11 53
11 Netherlands 6 6 8 38
12 Hungary 8 4 5 37
13 Ukraine 6 5 9 37
14 Spain 3 10 4 33
15 Kazakhstan 7 1 5 28
16 Brazil 3 5 9 28
17 New Zealand 6 2 5 27
18 Cuba 5 3 6 27
19 Iran 4 5 3 25
20 Canada 1 5 12 25
21 Jamaica 4 4 4 24
22 Belarus 3 5 5 24
23 Czech Republic 4 3 3 21
24 Kenya 2 4 5 19
25 Romania 2 5 2 18
26 Denmark 2 4 3 17
27 Azerbaijan 2 2 6 16
27 Poland 2 2 6 16
29 DPR Korea 4 0 2 14
30 South Africa 3 2 1 14
31 Ethiopia 3 1 3 14
32 Sweden 1 4 3 14
33 Croatia 3 1 2 13
34 Colombia 1 3 4 13
35 Georgia 1 3 3 12
35 Mexico 1 3 3 12
37 Turkey 2 2 1 11
38 Switzerland 2 2 0 10
39 Lithuania 2 1 2 10
40 Norway 2 1 1 9
41 Ireland 1 1 3 8
42 India 0 2 4 8
43 Argentina 1 1 2 7
43 Slovenia 1 1 2 7
43 Serbia 1 1 2 7
46 Mongolia 0 2 3 7
47 Tunisia 1 1 1 6
48 Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 3 6
48 Uzbekistan 1 0 3 6
50 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 5
51 Thailand 0 2 1 5
52 Slovakia 0 1 3 5
53 Latvia 1 0 1 4
54 Egypt 0 2 0 4
55 Armenia 0 1 2 4
55 Belgium 0 1 2 4
55 Finland 0 1 2 4
58 Algeria 1 0 0 3
58 Bahamas 1 0 0 3
58 Grenada 1 0 0 3
58 Uganda 1 0 0 3
58 Venezuela 1 0 0 3
63 Bulgaria 0 1 1 3
63 Estonia 0 1 1 3
63 Indonesia 0 1 1 3
63 Malaysia 0 1 1 3
63 Puerto Rico 0 1 1 3
63 Chinese Taipei 0 1 1 3
69 Botswana 0 1 0 2
69 Cyprus 0 1 0 2
69 Gabon 0 1 0 2
69 Guatemala 0 1 0 2
69 Montenegro 0 1 0 2
74 Portugal 0 1 0 2
75 Greece 0 0 2 2
75 Moldova 0 0 2 2
75 Qatar 0 0 2 2
75 Singapore 0 0 2 2
79 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
79 Bahrain 0 0 1 1
79 Hong Kong, China 0 0 1 1
79 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
79 Morocco 0 0 1 1
79 Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
79 Kuwait 0 0 1 1

Rob
08-14-2012, 12:57 AM
New York wins again :saint:

But Maryland is such a small state! McKayla Maroney would be impressed. :P:rofl:

I could care less how medal counts are presented. If they are listed by gold with the number of silvers and bronzes alongside, I can add them up if I want to know the total. Or if the news wants to add me up for me, I can still tell who has the most gold. Pfft.

Plus we are lucky US media doesn't skew by crediting everyone with a medal for participating.

Rob
08-14-2012, 01:03 AM
:lol: I was actually thinking that the bronze medal could actually hold a Tums inside. Might as well make it useful, if it is so worthless.

Bronze is usually happy. Silver needs Tums.