The 2016 Olympic Games have come to an end and there’s no surprises as to who topped the medal charts.
Officially, the U.S. dominated the games taking a whopping 121 medals, leaving their second place rivals (Team GB) in the dust with a comparatively paltry 67 medals, The Telegraph reports.
Of course, the Olympic games are supposed to be something more than an international school sports day, they’re meant to be about international co-operation.
So in the the interest of fairness, lets take a look at medal tally when we adjust it according to ‘population per medal’.
The Bahamas' bronze in the men's 4x400m relay brings them to number two – Caribbean nations in 1, 2 and 3! pic.twitter.com/SrAAOAtqUi
— Medals per Capita (@MedalsPerCapita) August 21, 2016
According to Medals Per Capita, the overall winners of medals per population size is, rather surprisingly, Grenada with the Bahamas in second and Jamaica in third.
— Telegraph Data (@Telegraph_Data) August 21, 2016
If we adjust the table according to a nation’s GDP or ‘medals per $100 billion GD,’ we see that relatively small countries such as Grenada, Jamaica and Kenya take the top three spots.
Meanwhile, if you take into account the number of competitors that each country took to Rio then it’s Azerbaijan who top the tables as the most efficient team, winning 0.3 medals per athlete with its small team of 56 athletes.
So we’re all winners!
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.