Who Won the Olympics?

August 25, 2008

By MoneyRates Team | Money Rates Columnist

The Olympics are over and there is debate over which country won? Was it China the host nation who won the most gold medals or the United States which won the most medals overall? How about a third choice?. The Bahamas was the country that won the most medals per capita, which may be the fairest way to measure the success of a nation's Olympic program.

Olympics Ranking by Population per Medal

1 Bahamas 153,725

2 Jamaica 254,939

3 Iceland 304,367

4 Slovenia 401,542

5 Australia 447,844

6 New Zealand 463,717

7 Norway 464,445

8 Cuba 475,998

9 Armenia 494,764

10 Belarus 509,777

11 Trinidad and Tobago 523,683

12 Estonia 653,802

13 Lithuania 713,041

14 Bahrain 718,306

15 Latvia 748,474

16 Mongolia 749,020

17 Georgia 771,806

18 Denmark 783,531

19 Slovakia 874,124

20 Croatia 898,284

21 Hungary 993,091

22 Netherlands 1,040,332

23 Azerbaijan 1,168,245

24 Kazakhstan 1,180,041

25 Switzerland 1,263,586

Source: Wikipedia

Your responses to ‘Who Won the Olympics?’

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Anonymous

26 August 2008 at 6:08 pm

Australia has a great Olympics! And the number one reason is they take a month of vacation a year - American should try it.

Cindy

26 August 2008 at 11:49 am

Except for Track & Field the United States did great, but the coach for the track team should be fired for the lack of preparation they showed in China.

Anonymous

26 August 2008 at 8:03 am

Yeah for Latvia. A tiny country but proud.

Anonymous

25 August 2008 at 7:00 pm

where the heck is the United States on this list????

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