London 2012 olympic medal tally by GDP

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 GDP. The thinking is that the bigger your economy is, the better chance your country has of finding and properly training 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/GDP is, in my opinion, a somewhat better indicator of success than simple sum-medals, and is easy for the lay person to comprehend.

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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 trillion dollars of GDP
Total medals per trillion dollars of GDP
Weighted medal score per trillion dollars of GDP

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

85 countries have won medals. 302 gold medals awarded.

Gold medals per GDP*
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeGold/Trillion GDP
1Grenada100690.1311
2Jamaica444161.6162
3Democratic People's Republic of Korea402122.3242
4Bahamas10092.7214
5Cuba53686.9716
6New Zealand62549.1026
7Hungary84540.8914
8Georgia13340.7481
9Trinidad and Tobago10337.6818
10Croatia31237.3441
11Lithuania21232.4649
12Kazakhstan71532.2901
13Ethiopia31331.6196
14Latvia10128.6361
15Kenya24528.0006
16Uganda10021.5666
17Azerbaijan22621.4927
18Ukraine65918.2096
19Slovenia11217.2735
20Belarus25514.1073
21Czech Republic43314.0375
22Great Britain29171912.8273
23Serbia11212.6793
24Dominican Republic11010.7086
25Uzbekistan10310.4999
26Russian Federation24263210.0696
27Tunisia1119.9030
28Denmark2439.6812
29Netherlands6688.5223
30Republic of Korea13878.3647
31Australia716127.6546
32Norway2117.5213
33Romania2527.4864
34Switzerland2205.8843
35Ireland1135.5068
36South Africa3215.4041
37France1111124.9596
38Italy89114.3315
39Islamic Republic of Iran4534.0395
40Algeria1003.7927
41Germany1119143.5494
42People's Republic of China3827233.3628
43United States of America4629293.0476
44Venezuela1002.6730
45Sweden1432.6197
46Poland2262.5918
47Spain31042.1224
48Colombia1342.1188
49Turkey2211.8630
50Japan714171.5764
51Argentina1121.3958
52Brazil3591.3078
53Canada15120.7163
54Mexico1330.6018

Total medals per GDP*
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Medals
Total Medals
/Trillion GDP
1Grenada1001690.1311
2Jamaica44412484.8485
3Mongolia0235376.9602
4Georgia1337285.2370
5Cuba53614243.5206
6Democratic People's Republic of Korea4026183.4862
7Armenia0123167.2148
8Republic of Moldova0022166.6944
9Kenya24511154.0034
10Trinidad and Tobago1034150.7273
11Montenegro0101139.7233
12Azerbaijan22610107.4633
13New Zealand62513106.3891
14Bahamas100192.7214
15Hungary8451786.8943
16Belarus2551284.6435
17Lithuania212581.1622
18Croatia312674.6882
19Ethiopia313773.7790
20Estonia011273.2252
21Slovenia112469.0942
22Tajikistan001161.6485
23Ukraine6592060.6986
24Kazakhstan7151359.9672
25Latvia101257.2721
26Serbia112450.7170
27Denmark243943.5654
28Cyprus010142.1443
29Uzbekistan103441.9996
30Gabon010140.6984
31Australia716123538.2730
32Czech Republic4331035.0936
33Russian Federation2426328234.4046
34Romania252933.6888
35Botswana010133.6621
36Afghanistan001133.6349
37Bahrain001132.1533
38Slovakia013431.5169
39Tunisia111329.7091
40Great Britain2917196528.7508
41Netherlands6682028.4077
42Ireland113527.5338
43Uganda100121.5666
44Dominican Republic110221.4172
45Sweden143820.9578
46Puerto Rico011220.7900
47Bulgaria011219.7949
48Republic of Korea13872818.0163
49Colombia134816.9504
50France1111123415.3298
51Finland012315.3278
52Italy89112815.1601
53Norway211415.0426
54Germany1119144414.1978
55Guatemala010113.3853
56Poland2261012.9591
57Canada15121812.8928
58Islamic Republic of Iran4531212.1185
59Spain31041712.0272
60Switzerland220411.7685
61Qatar002210.9888
62South Africa321610.8082
63Japan71417388.5578
64People's Republic of China382723887.7876
65Brazil359177.4108
66Belgium01237.2590
67United States of America4629291046.8901
68Greece00226.7949
69Kuwait00116.5146
70Singapore00226.3510
71Morocco00116.1494
72Argentina11245.5833
73Thailand02134.9828
74Turkey22154.6574
75Malaysia01124.4715
76Mexico13374.2127
77Portugal01014.0164
78Egypt02023.8537
79Algeria10013.7927
80Hong Kong, China00112.8480
81Venezuela10012.6730
82Taipei (Chinese Taipei)01122.2830
83Indonesia01121.7783
84Saudi Arabia00111.4647
85India02461.3460

Weighted medal score per GDP*
(Gold=4 Silver=2 Bronze=1)
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeWeighted
Medals
Weighted Medals
/Trillion GDP
1Grenada10042760.5245
2Jamaica444281131.3131
3Cuba53632556.6185
4Democratic People's Republic of Korea40218550.4587
5Georgia13313529.7258
6Mongolia0237527.7443
7Bahamas1004370.8855
8Kenya24521294.0065
9Montenegro0102279.4467
10New Zealand62533270.0646
11Trinidad and Tobago1037263.7727
12Hungary84545230.0143
13Armenia0124222.9530
14Croatia31216199.1685
15Lithuania21212194.7894
16Azerbaijan22618193.4340
17Ethiopia31317179.1775
18Republic of Moldova0022166.6944
19Belarus25523162.2335
20Kazakhstan71535161.4503
21Latvia1015143.1803
22Slovenia1128138.1884
23Ukraine65943130.5019
24Estonia0113109.8378
25Serbia1128101.4340
26Denmark2431991.9714
27Czech Republic4332587.7341
28Uganda100486.2664
29Cyprus010284.2886
30Gabon010281.3968
31Australia716127278.7331
32Russian Federation24263218075.5223
33Romania2522074.8640
34Great Britain29171916974.7522
35Uzbekistan103773.4993
36Tunisia111769.3213
37Botswana010267.3242
38Dominican Republic110664.2515
39Netherlands6684462.4970
40Tajikistan001161.6485
41Ireland113949.5608
42Republic of Korea13877548.2579
43Norway2111141.3672
44Slovakia013539.3961
45Sweden1431539.2959
46Switzerland2201235.3055
47France1111127835.1684
48Afghanistan001133.6349
49Italy89116133.0274
50Bahrain001132.1533
51Puerto Rico011331.1850
52Germany1119149630.9769
53South Africa3211730.6232
54Bulgaria011329.6924
55Colombia1341429.6633
56Islamic Republic of Iran4532929.2865
57Guatemala010226.7705
58Spain31043625.4693
59Poland2261823.3264
60Finland012420.4370
61People's Republic of China38272322920.2655
62Canada15122618.6229
63United States of America46292927117.9541
64Japan714177316.4400
65Algeria100415.1710
66Brazil3593113.5138
67Turkey2211312.1092
68Argentina112811.1666
69Qatar002210.9888
70Venezuela100410.6920
71Belgium01249.6786
72Thailand02158.3046
73Portugal01028.0327
74Mexico133137.8236
75Egypt02047.7075
76Greece00226.7949
77Malaysia01136.7072
78Kuwait00116.5146
79Singapore00226.3510
80Morocco00116.1494
81Taipei (Chinese Taipei)01133.4245
82Hong Kong, China00112.8480
83Indonesia01132.6675
84India02481.7946
85Saudi Arabia00111.4647

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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