London 2012 Olympics — Medals per hundred players

August 19, 2012

(This article was first published on Tony's bubble universe » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

It’s the weekend. I just woke up from a nap. Got my mind freshed. I’d like to continue with my digging into the Olympics medal results. Today, I cited the number of participants from each country (see wikipedia). I want to see how efficient each country was, i.e. won more medals with less layers.

Here comes the list (snapshot below, click here for the original). The first country is Botswana, which won one silver medal with only four participants. The second is Jamaica, who won a total of 12, 4 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze, medals with a small crew of 50 players. How amazing!

Note: For United Kingdom, I used the last Olympics participants of 312 instead of 541 this year. I thought it might somehow fair to the host country.

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