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2012 Olympics GDP Adjusted Medals Table Update

2012 Aug 01 23:13   category: World Affairs   author:  
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North Korea seems to have taken an unassailable lead in our 2012 Olympics GDP Adjusted Performance Ranking. Their haul of 4 golds and 1 bronze is punching well above their GDP weight, which is perhaps a consequence of their alternative economic model. Meanwhile the race for second place is much tighter with Kazakhstan, Georgia and China all with 81 ranking points. Great Britain picked up a nice cluster of medals today but it merely served to move them up from 27th to 20th. We might expect the host nation to do rather better on a level playing field but it is early days yet.

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