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Discussion: Olympic medals per capita

in: Hammer; Hammer > 2016-08-09

Aug 9, 2016 5:29 PM # 
So those rankings were for the summer only. Here is some quick math for Scandi and Nor-Am countries for winter and summer together

Population per medal:

Norway: 10,472
Finland: 11, 678
Sweden: 15,136

Canada: 77, 614
USA: 116,802
Aug 9, 2016 6:12 PM # 
The US has won a lot of medals without dipping into the pool of athletes that focus on US football, baseball and basketball. And, sure, hockey.

If the can US can dominate Nordic Combined for a while, they can win at any sport.
Aug 13, 2016 3:58 PM # 
Maybe Canada should only count females.
Aug 13, 2016 4:31 PM # 
Boys need to be taught that they can grow up to be strong and athletic, just like girls do! ;)

I'm sure Week 2 will bring us some medals in male events.
Aug 15, 2016 12:59 AM # 
A similar phenomenon to Scandinavia medal dominance--relative to say the US--in orienteering.
Aug 15, 2016 1:42 AM # 
A Canadian man has won a medal!

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