|Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):|
Do they give out no 1, 2 and 3 in olympics? That is, China no 1, USA no 2, Russia no 3 like that?
|Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):|
What do you mean?
|Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 3):|
2. USA: 36 gold, 38 silver, 36 bronze, 110 total (not #1 as China has more gold)
|Quoting Bwest (Reply 5):|
A gold medal has much more value then a silver or bronze...
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 4):|
but that doesn't say as much about the strength of the TEAM
|Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 7):|
Total number of medals means nothing either. The US has dozens if not hundreds of sporters at the games
|Quoting Flexo (Reply 8):|
Obviously national rankings can't ever be fair as countries come in such different sizes. One attempt could be to divide the number of won medals by the country's population.
My guess would be that the UK would then be #1.
|Quoting Bwest (Reply 9):|
Great Britain 1 for every 1.297.000 inhabitants, Germany one for every 2 million...