2012 Olympic Medal Count: Slovenia Out In Front, In A Way

After Monday's gold medal events have been completed, China still holds a slim lead in the total medal count. But that's old news and that's boring. What's more exciting is taking a look at who has won the most medals per capita at the 2012 Olympic Games in London!

The aptly-titled website Medals Per Capita is a very interesting look at how the Summer Games are shaping up in terms of total population of the participating countries. This link comes to us courtesy of the always-phenomenal Craig Robinson of Flip Flop Fly Balling.

Currently in the lead of medals per capita is Slovenia. Although the country has only won four total medals, that equates to one medal for each 514,385 Slovenian citizens. New Zealand's eight medals account for a medal for each 544,077 people, while Jamaica has four medals, which is a medal per capita of 676,456.

Jamaica, home of Usain Bolt, has two gold medals. That means they lead the gold medal per capita total, as their population per gold medal is 1,352,913.

Here's a more complete look at the medal count:

  1. China, 64 (31 gold, 19 silver, 14 bronze)
  2. United States, 63 (29, 15, 19)
  3. Russia, 42 (7, 17, 18)
  4. Great Britain, 40 (18, 11, 11)
  5. Japan, 28 (2, 12, 14)

And the medals per capita:

  1. Slovenia (4 medals, Pop. per medal 514,385)
  2. New Zealand (8 medals, Pop. per medal 554,077)
  3. Jamaica (4 medals, Pop. per medal 676,456)
  4. Denmark (8 medals, Pop. per medal 697,564)
  5. Cyprus (1 medal, Pop. per medal 838,897)

For complete coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, vist SB Nation's Summer Olympics hub.

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