Tagged: Gross domestic product

Medals per capita is biased - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 14, 2012

The Games are over, let the analysis begin. We’ve had some fun with ranking countries’ performance at the London Olympics according to medals per million (medals per capita) or medals per 100 billion of Gross Domestic Product (see my tables below).  As I predicted a few posts back, the medals per capita will be one … Continue reading » … Read More

North Korea leads the Olympics – Medals per dollar of GDP - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 06, 2012

Do richer countries perform better than poorer?  Is sporting prowess more important to a country’s leaders than feeding their population?  Or does this table reflect real sporting prowess. You be the judge.  North Korea (DPR Korea) leads the medals per US$100 Billion of Gross Domestic Product (2010 figures from the UN statistics), Moldova and Mongolia … Continue reading » … Read More

New Zealand in good company. Pity about the USA - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 03, 2011

Credit: Calamities of nature What a glaring anomaly – the USA which on many things is a world leader – so out of step with an important aspect of human knowledge. And perhaps New Zealand is not so bad after … Continue reading → … Read More