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Here’s some medals linkage:
- Team GB medal winners on a map – to put Yorkshire related arguments to rest
- FE/HE medals table
- Medals per capita
- Olympic medal count map – by country, population, wealth
- Alternative medals table - by population, GDP, team size
- The best and worst countries in the medal count plus article
- London Olympics 2012 medals tables at a glance? - treemaps
That’s probably enough, really : P
Update, 10 August, from today’s live blog:
Paul Whitbread emails: “The Commonwealth medal total is missing the not-inconsiderable contribution of the Thirteen Colonies; around 60% of the U.S. population lives on the East coast, giving the British Empire an extra 24 Gold, 15 Silver and 16 Bronze. The result is a total of 194 medals, of which 69 are gold.
However, giving us a run for our money, would be the reformed Mongol Empire. China, a significant part of Russia’s population, a united Korea, Kazakhstan, Iran, part of Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, gives Genghis Khan somewhere in the mid 70′s for Gold, and 200 total.”