Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Weighted medal count

A brief break for the Limpix. We at DJ also celebrate the triumph of our demonic one-eyed overlords.

Big teletubbie is watching you.

Anyway, I wanted to share this awesome economically-weighted medal count with y'all, presented by econ blogger Bill Mitchell. The columns are unfortunately a little misaligned, but if you use the GDP tab and read it carefully, you can see that North Korea is far and away the big winner from these Games. However, if you divide by population, China tops out as it does in raw current gold count...followed by NK. The US is third. By population, we find that Eastern European and Central Asian countries do rather well.

NK is still up there, though.

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