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London Olympics wrap up: Australia is a world beater!

Posted by bodawei August 14, 2012 in the Group General Discussion.

Australia had its worst Olympics since the American Civil War, but we still managed to beat everyone else on the planet.

Statistician Brian Dawes has formulated the only true and just statistical representation of Olympic medal performance.

Dawes calls it the MAP methodology. "Based on a crafty combination of medals won, athletes in your team, and your country's population, I am please to advise that the real winner of the London Olympics is Australia!"

Using the formula, medals won multiplied by athletes in your team divided by home count population (MAP), here are the top four:

Australia 632

Great Britain 565

Hungary 268

Russia 250

Team USA scored a measly 175, and China only 23.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/how-australia-topped-the-medal-tally-20120814-245vf.html#ixzz23V8tRgBW

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