London 2012 olympic medal tally by population

See also:
2012 London Olympics Medal Tally by Population
2012 London Olympics Medal Tally by GDP
2012 London Olympics Medal Tally by GDP per capita
2008 China Olympics Medal Tally by Population
2008 China Olympics Medal Tally by GDP
2004 Athens Olympics Medal Tally by Population
2004 Athens Olympics Medal Tally by GDP
2000 Sydney Olympics Medal Tally by Population
1996 Atlanta Olympics Medal Tally by Population

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This page lists Olympic medal results standardised by population. The thinking is that the bigger your population is, the better chance that your country might actually have a genetically predisposed person that can win a medal. Reasonably simple to do and although this statistic is by no means a perfectly accurate reflection of a country's relative olympic performance, medals/population is, in my opinion, a better indicator of success than simple sum-medals, and is easy for the lay person to comprehend.

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Post game alterations to the medal count push New Zealand into third place! Although the gold medals per million scores of Jamaica and New Zealand are within the error of the demographic estimate of the population - I strongly suggest that New Zealand and Jamaica share 3rd place.

Sources: population estimates from Photious/CIA WFB, GDP estimates from IMF, medal results from London2012.com. Note that these results are accurate as at the ending of the Olympic Games event, however as time passes, certain competitors may be stripped of their medals which will definitely affect the country's ranking.

Three tables ranking results using the following methods:
Gold medals per million population
Total medals per million population
Weighted medal score per million population

Last updated 2012-08-14 14:30 (@+10GMT).

85 countries have won medals. 302 gold medals awarded.

Gold medals per million population
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeGold/Million
1Grenada1009.1734
2Bahamas1003.1627
3New Zealand6251.3863
4Jamaica4441.3845
5Trinidad and Tobago1030.8154
6Hungary8450.8033
7Croatia3120.6696
8Lithuania2120.5673
9Slovenia1120.5008
10Great Britain2917190.4600
11Latvia1010.4563
12Cuba5360.4515
13Norway2110.4249
14Kazakhstan7150.3995
15Czech Republic4330.3930
16Denmark2430.3608
17Netherlands6680.3586
18Australia716120.3180
19Republic of Korea13870.2661
20Switzerland2200.2612
21Georgia1330.2188
22Ireland1130.2118
23Azerbaijan2260.2107
24Belarus2550.2096
25Russian Federation2426320.1738
26France1111120.1676
27Democratic People's Republic of Korea4020.1627
28United States of America4629290.1466
29Serbia1120.1374
30Germany1119140.1353
31Ukraine6590.1338
32Italy89110.1306
33Sweden1430.1098
34Dominican Republic1100.0991
35Tunisia1110.0932
36Romania2520.0915
37Spain31040.0638
38South Africa3210.0615
39Japan714170.0550
40Poland2260.0521
41Islamic Republic of Iran4530.0507
42Kenya2450.0465
43Venezuela1000.0357
44Uzbekistan1030.0352
45Ethiopia3130.0320
46Canada15120.0292
47People's Republic of China3827230.0283
48Algeria1000.0282
49Uganda1000.0279
50Turkey2210.0251
51Argentina1120.0237
52Colombia1340.0221
53Brazil3590.0146
54Mexico1330.0087

Total medals per million population
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Medals
Total Medals
/Million
1Grenada10019.1734
2Jamaica444124.1534
3Trinidad and Tobago10343.2616
4Bahamas10013.1627
5New Zealand625133.0037
6Slovenia11242.0034
7Hungary845171.7071
8Denmark24391.6235
9Australia71612351.5898
10Mongolia02351.5723
11Estonia01121.5690
12Georgia13371.5314
13Montenegro01011.5212
14Lithuania21251.4181
15Croatia31261.3393
16Cuba536141.2641
17Belarus255121.2575
18Netherlands668201.1954
19Ireland11351.0589
20Azerbaijan226101.0533
21Great Britain291719651.0310
22Qatar00221.0248
23Armenia01231.0099
24Czech Republic433100.9826
25Latvia10120.9126
26Sweden14380.8788
27Cyprus01010.8787
28Norway21140.8497
29Bahrain00110.8011
30Kazakhstan715130.7419
31Slovakia01340.7295
32Gabon01010.6218
33Russian Federation242632820.5938
34Republic of Korea1387280.5731
35Finland01230.5700
36Serbia11240.5497
37Republic of Moldova00220.5469
38Germany111914440.5412
39Canada1512180.5248
40Switzerland22040.5225
41France111112340.5181
42Puerto Rico01120.5001
43Botswana01010.4766
44Italy8911280.4571
45Ukraine659200.4459
46Romania25290.4119
47Kuwait00110.3779
48Singapore00220.3736
49Spain3104170.3614
50United States of America4629291040.3314
51Japan71417380.2983
52Belgium01230.2874
53Bulgaria01120.2842
54Tunisia11130.2795
55Poland226100.2603
56Kenya245110.2557
57Democratic People's Republic of Korea40260.2440
58Dominican Republic11020.1982
59Greece00220.1857
60Colombia13480.1768
61Islamic Republic of Iran453120.1522
62Uzbekistan10340.1409
63Hong Kong, China00110.1398
64Tajikistan00110.1287
65South Africa32160.1229
66Argentina11240.0948
67Portugal01010.0928
68Taipei (Chinese Taipei)01120.0865
69Brazil359170.0826
70Ethiopia31370.0746
71Guatemala01010.0709
72Malaysia01120.0685
73People's Republic of China382723880.0655
74Turkey22150.0627
75Mexico13370.0609
76Thailand02130.0447
77Saudi Arabia00110.0377
78Venezuela10010.0357
79Afghanistan00110.0329
80Morocco00110.0310
81Algeria10010.0282
82Uganda10010.0279
83Egypt02020.0239
84Indonesia01120.0081
85India02460.0050

Weighted medal score per million population
(Gold=4 Silver=2 Bronze=1)
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeWeighted
Medals
Weighted Medals
/Million
1Grenada100436.6935
2Bahamas100412.6509
3Jamaica444289.6913
4New Zealand625337.6249
5Trinidad and Tobago10375.7078
6Hungary845454.5188
7Slovenia11284.0068
8Croatia312163.5714
9Denmark243193.4275
10Lithuania212123.4035
11Australia71612723.2704
12Montenegro01023.0423
13Cuba536322.8893
14Georgia133132.8441
15Great Britain2917191692.6805
16Netherlands668442.6299
17Czech Republic433252.4564
18Belarus255232.4102
19Estonia01132.3535
20Norway211112.3368
21Latvia10152.2815
22Mongolia02372.2013
23Kazakhstan715351.9975
24Ireland11391.9060
25Azerbaijan226181.8960
26Cyprus01021.7574
27Sweden143151.6477
28Switzerland220121.5675
29Republic of Korea1387751.5350
30Armenia01241.3466
31Russian Federation2426321801.3036
32Gabon01021.2435
33France111112781.1885
34Germany111914961.1807
35Serbia11281.0994
36Qatar00221.0248
37Italy8911610.9957
38Ukraine659430.9587
39Botswana01020.9533
40Romania252200.9154
41Slovakia01350.9119
42United States of America4629292710.8635
43Bahrain00110.8011
44Spain3104360.7653
45Finland01240.7600
46Canada1512260.7580
47Puerto Rico01130.7502
48Democratic People's Republic of Korea402180.7320
49Tunisia11170.6522
50Dominican Republic11060.5947
51Japan71417730.5731
52Republic of Moldova00220.5469
53Kenya245210.4882
54Poland226180.4686
55Bulgaria01130.4263
56Belgium01240.3832
57Kuwait00110.3779
58Singapore00220.3736
59Islamic Republic of Iran453290.3677
60South Africa321170.3483
61Colombia134140.3095
62Uzbekistan10370.2465
63Argentina11280.1896
64Greece00220.1857
65Portugal01020.1855
66Ethiopia313170.1812
67People's Republic of China3827232290.1705
68Turkey221130.1630
69Brazil359310.1507
70Venezuela10040.1426
71Guatemala01020.1419
72Hong Kong, China00110.1398
73Taipei (Chinese Taipei)01130.1298
74Tajikistan00110.1287
75Mexico133130.1131
76Algeria10040.1130
77Uganda10040.1115
78Malaysia01130.1028
79Thailand02150.0745
80Egypt02040.0478
81Saudi Arabia00110.0377
82Afghanistan00110.0329
83Morocco00110.0310
84Indonesia01130.0121
85India02480.0066

Checks for updates every 15 minutes, adjusts and updates the website as necessary. Note: there was a bug with two digit scores that was only detected and corrected on 19:15 1 Aug 2012 +10UT when China had 13 gold medals.

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