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2012 Olympic Medal Count: A Graphical Breakdown

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2012

By Jeff Briggs – Olympics Contributor

With the 2012 Summer Olympics behind us, it’s time to delve into the medal count for a better idea of what just happened and who the big winners were.

Aug 13, 2012 – For the past two weeks, you watched sports you have never seen before — and likely never had heard of before — simply because it was the Olympics. Millions of people, several of whom had no national pride to speak of past enjoying July 4th and fireworks, had a two-week fit of patriotism during which they acted like 1980s Hulk Hogan.

We cheered for athletes whose names we will forget as quickly as learned them, all in the hopes that the United States would end up on top of the medal table. Well, mission accomplished.

It looked like it would be a tight battle with China early on, but in the end, Team USA was the unquestioned winner of the 2012 Olympics, grabbing the most overall medals as well as the most gold medals.

But why just say that when we can show you with graphs.

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See, that was fun wasn’t it? So fun that perhaps you want more? Good, because we’ve got more, take a look as we break down the Olympic medal count with more graphs than you can shake a stick at (by the way, science has proved you can shake a stick at six graphs).

Was Team USA Really the Best? Read the rest of this entry »

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London Olympic 2012: Medal and Winner Update As Per 13th of August

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2012

Medal count

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 46 29 29 104
2 38 27 23 88
3 29 17 19 65
4 24 26 32 82
5 13 8 7 28
6 11 19 14 44
7 11 11 12 34
8 8 9 11 28
9 8 4 5 17
10 7 16 12 35
11 7 14 17 38
12 7 1 5 13
13 6 6 8 20
14 6 5 9 20
15 6 2 5 13
16 5 3 6 14
17 4 5 3 12
18 4 4 4 12
19 4 3 3 10
20 4 0 2 6
21 3 10 4 17
22 3 5 9 17
23 3 2 1 6
24 3 1 3 7
25 3 1 2 6
26 2 5 5 12
27 2 5 2 9
28 2 4 5 11
29 2 4 3 9
30 2 2 6 10
30 2 2 6 10
32 2 2 1 5
33 2 2 0 4
34 2 1 2 5
35 2 1 1 4
36 1 5 12 18
37 1 4 3 8
38 1 3 4 8
39 1 3 3 7
39 1 3 3 7
41 1 1 3 5
42 1 1 2 4
42 1 1 2 4
42 1 1 2 4
45 1 1 1 3
46 1 1 0 2
47 1 0 3 4
47 1 0 3 4
49 1 0 1 2
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
55 0 2 4 6
56 0 2 3 5
57 0 2 1 3
58 0 2 0 2
59 0 1 3 4
60 0 1 2 3
60 0 1 2 3
60 0 1 2 3
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1

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London Olympic 2012: Medal and Winner Update As per 9th August

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 10, 2012

Medal count

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 39 25 26 90
2 37 24 19 80
3 25 13 14 52
4 12 21 23 56
5 12 7 6 25
6 10 16 11 37
7 8 9 12 29
8 8 4 3 15
9 7 6 6 19
10 6 13 10 29
11 6 0 3 9
12 5 14 14 33
13 5 5 6 16
14 4 4 1 9
15 4 0 1 5
16 3 3 4 10
17 3 3 3 9
18 3 3 2 8
19 3 2 5 10
20 3 1 6 10
21 3 1 1 5
22 2 7 2 11
23 2 5 2 9
24 2 4 3 9
25 2 3 3 8
26 2 2 7 11
27 2 2 3 7
28 2 1 6 9
29 2 1 1 4
30 2 1 0 3
31 2 0 2 4
32 1 5 10 16
33 1 3 3 7
34 1 1 2 4
35 1 1 1 3
35 1 1 1 3
37 1 1 0 2
38 1 0 1 2
38 1 0 1 2
38 1 0 1 2
41 1 0 0 1
41 1 0 0 1
41 1 0 0 1
44 0 3 3 6
45 0 3 2 5
46 0 2 3 5
47 0 2 0 2
48 0 1 3 4
48 0 1 3 4
50 0 1 2 3
50 0 1 2 3
50 0 1 2 3
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
66 0 0 2 2
66 0 0 2 2
66 0 0 2 2
66 0 0 2 2
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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London Olympic 2012: Medal and Winner Update

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 2, 2012

 

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 17 9 4
gold medals: 17

17
Gold
9
Silver
4
Bronze
silver medals: 9
bronze medals: 4
30
2 12 8 9
gold medals: 12

12
Gold
8
Silver
9
Bronze
silver medals: 8
bronze medals: 9
29
3 6 2 4
gold medals: 6

6
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
silver medals: 2
bronze medals: 4
12
4 5 3 5
gold medals: 5

5
Gold
3
Silver
5
Bronze
silver medals: 3
bronze medals: 5
13
5 4 0 1
gold medals: 4

4
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
5
6 3 8 2
gold medals: 3

3
Gold
8
Silver
2
Bronze
silver medals: 8
bronze medals: 2
13
7 3 4 2
gold medals: 3

3
Gold
4
Silver
2
Bronze
silver medals: 4
bronze medals: 2
9
8 3 0 0
gold medals: 3

3
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 0
3
9 2 4 11
gold medals: 2

2
Gold
4
Silver
11
Bronze
silver medals: 4
bronze medals: 11
17
10 2 4 5
gold medals: 2

2
Gold
4
Silver
5
Bronze
silver medals: 4
bronze medals: 5
11
11 2 3 4
gold medals: 2

2
Gold
3
Silver
4
Bronze
silver medals: 3
bronze medals: 4
9
12 2 1 1
gold medals: 2

2
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 1
4
13 2 0 4
gold medals: 2

2
Gold
0
Silver
4
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 4
6
14 2 0 0
gold medals: 2

2
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 0
2
15 1 6 2
gold medals: 1

1
Gold
6
Silver
2
Bronze
silver medals: 6
bronze medals: 2
9
16 1 3 2
gold medals: 1

1
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
silver medals: 3
bronze medals: 2
6
17 1 1 1
gold medals: 1

1
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 1
3
17 1 1 1
gold medals: 1

1
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 1
3
19 1 0 0
gold medals: 1

1
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 0
1
19 1 0 0
gold medals: 1

1
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 0
1
19 1 0 0
gold medals: 1

1
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 0
1
19 1 0 0
gold medals: 1

1
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 0
1
23 0 2 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 2
bronze medals: 1
3
23 0 2 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 2
bronze medals: 1
3
25 0 2 0
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
2
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 2
bronze medals: 0
2
26 0 1 5
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
5
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 5
6
27 0 1 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 1
2
27 0 1 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 1
2
29 0 1 0
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 0
1
29 0 1 0
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 0
1
29 0 1 0
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 0
1
29 0 1 0
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 0
1
29 0 1 0
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 0
1
29 0 1 0
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 0
1
29 0 1 0
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 0
1
29 0 1 0
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
silver medals: 1
bronze medals: 0
1
37 0 0 2
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 2
2
37 0 0 2
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 2
2
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1
39 0 0 1
gold medals: 0

0
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
silver medals: 0
bronze medals: 1
1

Winners

 

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All About Olympic 2012

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 28, 2012

TOP MEDAL WINNERS
1 China 1 0 1
2 Poland 0 1 0
United States 0 0 0
Russia 0 0 0
Great Britain 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0
Yi Siling - First Gold medal winner in 2012 Olympic

   Yi Siling – First Gold medal winner in 2012 Olympic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST RESULTS
Shooting – 10m Air Rifle Women

China – Yi Siling

Poland – Sylwia Bogacka

China – Dan Yu

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London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 28, 2012

                                                                      PAWEL  KOPCZYNSKI / REUTERS

As far as most people are concerned, the 2012 London Olympics officially begin on Friday with the highly-anticipated Opening Ceremony helmed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle. That some of the events have already taken place (including a thrilling comeback by the U.S. women’s soccer team) won’t detract from the “Isles Of Wonder”spectacle unfolding at the Olympic Stadium in London. Read the rest of this entry »

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Olympic Security: SEND IN THE TROOPS

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 12, 2012

Theresa May has told MPs angry over the Olympics “security shambles” that the government was only made aware of gaps in the number of guards provided by G4S on Wednesday.

The home secretary told the Commons that ministers had been receiving assurances from G4S over the last few days, but the “absolute gap in the numbers was only crystallised finally yesterday”.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed that an extra 3,500 troops will be deployed to cover the Games, many of whom are supposed to be on leave after returning from Afghanistan.

Keith Vaz, the Labour chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, told May: “G4S has let the country down and we have literally had to send in the troops.”

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Philip Hammond is shown the operation of troops during an Olympic security exercise

Yvette Cooper accused Theresa May of “another Home Office shambles.” Read the rest of this entry »

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London 2012: More Locations For Olympics Missiles Revealed By MoD

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 30, 2012

Olympics Missiles

The MoD say the missiles will be tested prior to a final decision being made

Surface-to-air missiles could be deployed at six sites across London during the Olympics, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday.

The Lexington Building in Tower Hamlets and the Fred Wigg Tower in Waltham Forest, both in east London, have been identified as potential sites.

Blackheath Common and Oxleas Wood, both in south east London, plus William Girling Reservoir in the Lea Valley Reservoir Chain in Enfield and Barn Hill at Netherhouse Farm in Epping Forest are other possible sites.

No final decision has been made about this potential deployment but it does form part of Olympic Guardian, a major exercise in which security preparations are being tested this week.

A wide range of actions and capabilities are set to be tested over 2-10 May, in Weymouth, London and on the Thames. A number of the Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopters as well as the HMS Ocean, will be involved, in addition to RAF jets, Navy air assault troops, and Territorial Army units. Read the rest of this entry »

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Olympics Missiles Plan For Block Of Flats Criticised By Residents

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 29, 2012

PA/The Huffington Post

Olympics Missiles Flats Bow London

The Army is to station soldiers and high velocity surface-to-air missiles on top of a block of residential flats to ward off any airborne terror threats during the Olympics.

Residents in the private, gated flats in Bow, east London, have received a leaflet warning them that a team of 10 soldiers and police will be stationed at the building – home to 700 people – for the duration of the Games.

Late last year Defence Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed to MPs that he was contemplating installing missile defences for the Olympics.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) leaflet says the missiles will only be fired as a last resort, said resident Brian Whelan, a journalist.

He said: “They are going to have a test run next week, putting high velocity missiles on the roof just above our apartment and on the back of it they’re stationing police and military in the tower of the building for two months.

“It’s a private, gated community with an old watch tower which is now a lift shaft.

“We have an MoD leaflet saying the building is the only suitable place in the area.

“It says there will be 10 officers plus police present 24/7. Read the rest of this entry »

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