Slovenia Is First In Olympic Medals Won Per Capita; India Ranks Last
If you're a fan of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, you probably have some idea about China and the USA vying for the distinction of being the nation with the most medals, with Great Britain trailing significantly behind in third place. A different — and arguably fairer — way of looking at it, however, is in medals won per capita. Going by this metric, the USA, with a population of 314,100,000 and 60 gold medals, is hovering at a ranking in the high 30s, having a per capita win of one medal per 5,223,000 people, as of August 5, according to statistics compiled by Robert Metzler.
China lags even farther behind, with a ranking in the 50s, or one medal per approximately 22,082,000. The countries with the most per capita medals are:
2. New Zealand
India brings up the rear of the countries winning medals, with three Olympic medals for its 1.24 billion population.
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