Norway won the Olympics

There’s been a lot of talk about the US vs. Canada in terms of who “won” the Olympics. The US had more medals won, but Canada won more gold medals. What they should be measuring is how productive each country is by population. Here’s a list of countries who won at least one medal, sorted by most productive:

Norway won 23 medals with only 4.89 million people. That’s way above #2, Austria, with 1.93 medals per million people. Canada is 8th and the US is 20th out of 26. The big loser is China with 0.01 medals per million.

So, congrats Norway, you must really like the snow up there.

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