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    25 Aug '08 15:12
    when you factor-in the population of the countries ?
    ie -gold medals / head of population.

    surely thats the true decider
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    25 Aug '08 15:44
    Originally posted by eamon o
    when you factor-in the population of the countries ?
    ie -gold medals / head of population.

    surely thats the true decider
    I like that ranking.

    Portugal >>>> China.

    ๐Ÿ˜€
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    26 Aug '08 07:22
    Originally posted by eamon o
    when you factor-in the population of the countries ?
    ie -gold medals / head of population.

    surely thats the true decider
    Why don't you do it yourself?
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    26 Aug '08 17:25
    Originally posted by eamon o
    when you factor-in the population of the countries ?
    ie -gold medals / head of population.

    surely thats the true decider
    by that logic, a population of 2 people that won 1 gold is the winning country? Uh...no.


    That means that certain countries with big populations can never win if countries with tiny populations get even just a few medals.
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    26 Aug '08 17:261 edit
    Best way is to give points per medal

    10 points for gold
    5 points for silver
    2 point for bronze


    Then total the score.
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    27 Aug '08 08:24
    Originally posted by eamon o
    when you factor-in the population of the countries ?
    ie -gold medals / head of population.

    surely thats the true decider
    Jamaica, I'd think.

    Richard
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    28 Aug '08 17:12
    What about weighting the team sports vs individual? Is the Gymnastics team gold worth the same as the Pommelhorse gold? I don't think so.
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    28 Aug '08 22:54
    Originally posted by forkedknight
    What about weighting the team sports vs individual? Is the Gymnastics team gold worth the same as the Pommelhorse gold? I don't think so.
    Why wouldn't they be equal? There is only one gold medal awarded in each. However, the single events do present the opportunity for the same country to score 3 medals, whereas the team competitions only allow for one medal.
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    I think it should climax in a penalty shoot out ,like they do in proper sport๐Ÿ˜‰
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    01 Sep '08 10:40
    Originally posted by uzless
    by that logic, a population of 2 people that won 1 gold is the winning country? Uh...no.


    That means that certain countries with big populations can never win if countries with tiny populations get even just a few medals.
    The number of golds is what the table should be based on. Although, it's fair enough for countries to compare the total number of medals won too. But in those tables there'll only ever be two winners - China (with the heighest population) and the US (3rd heighest population?).

    However, calculating the medals/golds won per head of the population is perfectly reasonable for the other countries to gauge how they're performing against each other.
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    02 Sep '08 19:13
    Originally posted by forkedknight
    What about weighting the team sports vs individual? Is the Gymnastics team gold worth the same as the Pommelhorse gold? I don't think so.
    are any of those events even worth a gold medal?
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