OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: The real winners and losers

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STEP forward, Hungary - pound-for-pound the leading Olympic nation. For our table we have awarded five points for a gold medal, three for a silver and one for a bronze, and then divided each country's total number of points into their population.

----------------------------------------------------------------- MEDAL-WINNING NATIONS ----------------------------------------------------------------- Country Pop Pts Rating Hungary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.45m 98 0.107 Cuba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.58m 76 0.139 New Zealand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.42m 22 0.155 Norway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.24m 23 0.184 Namibia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.29m 6 0.215 Bulgaria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8.99m 42 0.225 Jamaica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4m 10 0.240 Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.2m 70 0.246 Bahamas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250,000 1 0.250 Estonia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.58m 6 0.263 Sweden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.6m 27 0.319 Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79.11m 225 0.352 Latvia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.69m 7 0.384 Surinam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416,000 1 0.416 Denmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.15m 12 0.429 Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.52m 8 0.440 Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.97m 10 0.497 South Korea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42.79m 80 0.535 Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27m 49 0.551 Romania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23m 40 0.575 Netherlands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.01m 26 0.577 Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38.42m 66 0.582 Czechoslovakia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.65m 25 0.626 Lithuania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.72m 5 0.744 * UT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276.65m 339 0.816 United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253.6m 297 0.854 France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.61m 63 0.858 Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.93m 40 0.948 Slovenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.95m 2 0.975 Greece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.26m 10 1.026 Mongolia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.15m 2 1.075 North Korea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.42m 20 1.121 Kenya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24.03m 21 1.144 Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.98m 4 1.245 Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.7m 46 1.254 Austria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.8m 6 1.300 Britain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57.41m 43 1.335 Belgium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.98m 5 1.996 Croatia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.69m 2 2.345 Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123.61 47 2.630 Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.47m 18 3.137 Puerto Rico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.52m 1 3.520 Morocco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24.37m 6 4.062 IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.46m 5 4.692 South Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.14m 6 5.523 Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.4m 3 6.800 China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,114m 161 6.919 Peru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.55m 3 7.183 Ethiopia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45m 6 7.500 Indonesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179.1m 17 10.535 Iran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.92m 5 10.784 Malaysia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.81m 1 17.810 Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155.6m 8 19.450 Algeria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.36m 1 25.360 Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.14m 3 27.047 Nigeria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88.5m 3 29.500 Argentina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.69m 1 32.690 Colombia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33m 1 33.000 Thailand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55.9m 1 55.900 Philippines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.9m 1 60.900 * Commonwealth of Independent States formerly Yugoslavia Some non-medal winning nations and their populations: India 844.32m, Pakistan 114m, Vietnam 65m, Egypt 56m, Burma 40.78m, Zaire 38.55m, Tanzania 25.09m, Uganda 18.44m, Portugal 10.39m. -----------------------------------------------------------------

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