Well, okay, we’re only fifth on the Olympic Medal Tally – but HEY! That’s FIFTH!!! We’re ahead of Germany, Korea, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, New Zealand, Canada – just about everywhere except for those really, really BIG nations, China, the US, Russia and Great Britain (okay, GB is titchy in size, but they have heaps more people than us).
Let’s do the maths, guys.
China: Population 1,321,851,888; Medals 81
Medals per head of population = 0.000000006127
United STates: Population 301,139,947; Medals 83
Medals per head of population = 0.00000027561
Great Britain: Population 60,776,238; Medals 39;
Medals per head of population = 0.00000064169
Russia: Population 141,377,752; Medals 47;
Medals per head of population = 0.00000000707
Australia: Population 20,434,176; Medals 37;
That equates to a WHOPPING 0.00000181069 medals per head of population!!!!!
And in case THAT doesn’t sound impressive, on these figures, if Australia was as big as:
Great Britain, we would have 110 medals
Russia, we would have 256 medals
United States, we would have 545 medals
China, we would have 2,393 medals.
Yes, these are the GREATEST GAMES EVER!!!! and the Ozzies are the CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!