Rio Olympic Medals per Capita - After Day 3 August 09, 2016 06:36

Olympic sports fans must know that there is a precious web site called Medals per Capita showing "Olympic Glory in Proportion" with data going back to 1896. This site is updated every morning throughout the Rio Olympics (not frequent enough for some fans, myself included). Interestingly, it has all Summer Games listed but no Winter Games except for Sochi 2014. Another peculiarity is that the stats are tabulated as Population per Medal despite the name of the site being "Medals per Capita". Nonetheless, this site is highly recommended if you want to know how countries are actually performing relative to their population size. In a tongue-in-cheek attempt to be more up-to-date than Medals per Capita, we did a quick spreadsheet exercise summarized as follows. After 3 days of medal-awarding competition in Rio (end-of-day on August 8), here are the "true rankings" of the 38 medal-winning nations so far:
Rank Country Medals Population Medals per Billion
1 Kosovo 1 1836978 1633.12
2 Hungary 3 9823000 916.22
3 New Zealand 2 4709417 849.36
4 Croatia 1 4190669 715.88
5 Mongolia 1 3098525 645.47
6 Australia 7 24142625 621.31
7 Sweden 2 9894888 505.31
8 Belgium 2 11322674 353.27
9 Denmark 1 5717014 349.83
10 Italy 9 60665551 313.19
11 Georgia 1 3720400 268.79
12 Kazakhstan 3 17753200 225.31
13 South Korea 5 50801405 216.53
14 Taiwan 3 23508362 212.69
15 Azerbaijan 1 9730500 205.54
16 Netherlands 1 17025380 176.21
17 Canada 4 36155487 138.29
18 Thailand 4 65346190 137.73
19 Russia 10 146599183 129.61
20 Japan 10 126990000 125.99
21 USA 19 324193000 111.04
22 UK 4 65110000 107.51
23 Portugal 1 10341330 96.70
24 Greece 1 10858018 92.10
25 North Korea 1 25281000 79.11
26 South Africa 2 55653654 71.87
27 Ukraine 2 42673911 70.30
28 Argentina 1 43590400 68.82
29 Uzbekistan 2 31807000 62.88
30 Colombia 1 48805156 61.47
31 Vietnam 1 92700000 32.36
32 France 1 66736000 29.97
33 Poland 1 38437239 26.02
34 Brazil 2 206275579 24.24
35 Spain 1 46438422 21.53
36 Philippines 1 103422400 19.34
37 China 13 1377907812 18.87
38 Indonesia 2 258705000 15.46
Despite all its troubles, Rio 2016 is off to a great start. The Games also have an attractive (and wearable) emblem that is a quantum leap from the hideous mass that was London 2012's. Check out our 3D printed (with ColorFabb WoodFill) below!  
Rio Olympic Logo