While the US and China are vying for top honors in the 2012 Olympic Medal Count overall, I had been thinking that country-comparisons on total medal count is a bit unbalanced way to look at it since, well, they’re both very populous countries! What if we account for this by weighting the medal count by population…or what about wealth?
Huffington Post did just that here.
As of the morning of August 2nd, it turns out that Slovenia comes out on top in population-weighted medal count:
And North Korea comes out on top in GDP-weighted medal count:
It will be interesting to see how this evolves as the Olympics progress!