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Olympic Medal Count Map: London 2012 Totals By Country, Population, Wealth (INTERACTIVE MAP)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 5, 2012

Ranking nations by total Olympic medals isn’t really the best way to judge relative success at the London Olympics. Some countries have a lot more people — or a lot more money — than others. With 530 athletes representing the United States and just two in London on behalf of Somalia, context is important.

See what the world map of winners looks like when we take population or GDP into account.

This map is updated every time a medal is awarded. Hover on a country to see more.


MedalsPopulationGross Domestic Product
Medals awarded: 428
  • All Sports

  • Archery

  • Badminton

  • Canoeing

  • Cycling

  • Diving

  • Equestrian

  • Fencing

  • Gymnastics

  • Judo

  • Rowing

  • Shooting

  • Swimming

  • Table Tennis

  • Tennis

  • Track and Field

  • Triathlon

  • Weightlifting

  • Basketball

  • Boxing

  • Field Hockey

  • Handball

  • Modern Pentathlon

  • Sailing

  • Soccer

  • Synchronized Swimming

  • Taekwondo

  • Volleyball

  • Water Polo

  • Wrestling

By Aaron Bycoffe, Jay Boice and Andrei Scheinkman.Countries are colored according to continent. The weighted medal count awards 3 points for gold medals, 2 points for silver and 1 point for bronze. Sources: STATS, CIA World Factbook. Olympics data copyright 2012 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited. Last updated: Saturday, Aug. 4 5:04 pm ET.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost


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