We live in a world of political correctness, where funnily enough, bigger is better – and only first counts. Kids are brought up by society to be fair, yet only first counts. Beautiful, skinny and georgeous is the image and many kids think that they are less than the rest due to this unfair image. China, USA and Russia were the biggest and best in the Olympic Medals Race. They have the most money and population and did great but how did they really fare?
Where did the smaller countries like Jamaica fare? I wanted to know this and did some research. So, in good old Aussie fashion, I’ll “Stick One Up” the Sports Super Powers with a little Olympic Medal Tally of my own. It’s time for the smaller nations with less money, muscle and guns to get some glory.
All the figures below are real. Let’s just look at it from a different perception than the media has given us. This is the official medal tally of the Beijing Olympics as I got it from the newspapers.
Population Per Medal
Now, let’s have a look at how many medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) that the countries got Per Capita. I worked out how many people each country had per medal in the Beijing Olympics. These are the best performing countries ranked by Total Medals and Country Population. Take note where the top 5 official medal countries end up.
Oh dear! China has 13 Million people per medal.
Population Per GOLD Medal
The same exercise has been done here with population per GOLD Medal. Again, I have included the top 5 nations who ranked dismally between 11 and 33 in the world.
and the winner is… Jamaica. Gee Wiz! I wonder how they would have been without Usain Bolt and his 3 Gold Medals. It was great to see the smaller nations get some glory.
So, if any of those big fellas brag to you, don’t forget they needed Millions of people just to produce ONE MEDAL. Now that’s funny!
Have a most outstanding day!
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