Monday, March 01, 2010

Medals per Million

I was planning to analyze this but King Banaian beat me to it. As I expected, the two countries whose athletes I probably cheered for most (I suspect there were many Canadians cheering for athletes from other countries to which they have ties), led this category, and they are Norway (mother immigrated from there) and Austria (wife was born there).
It's not clear this is really a great measure - for example large parts of the US have no real winter to speak of so winter sports are more of a challenge to the population there. But it is an important point against the current Canadian triumphalism.


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