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CWG 2010 Day 8: Still a lot to play for

2010 Oct 11 21:14   category: World Affairs   author:  
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8 days of the 11 day 2010 Commonwealth Games have been completed and our GDP Adjusted Medals Ranking is providing a very credible picture of the relative performances of the nations. It has also yielded some very close contests for position that are only likely to be resolved on the final day of competition.

Two very small nations, Nauru and Samoa, sit in the top two positions and are not likely to be overtaken. This is not surprising as we would expect small nation performance to be quite variable from one Games to the next and at any given Games one or two of the small nations are likely to achieve exceptional results, when adjusted for GDP.

Australia still look solid in third place but could be overtaken by Kenya whose strong track results have seen them rise to fourth place. Our first neck and neck contest comes at positions 5 and 6 between India and England. India have the edge but by the narrowest of margins – just one ranking point. India have performed well at these Games while England might be a little disappointed that golds make up less than 25% of their 111 medal haul. Lower down we have Nigeria, Jamaica, New Zealand and Canada all within 5 points of each other. Which of these 4 capable nations will have final bragging rights? There is still a lot to play for so check back to see how this ranking will shift as the final days of competition are completed.

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