Australia! Olympic World Champions!

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!

(For more evidence, just here’s H.G. Nelson’s latest column in Crikey.com)

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0 Responses to Australia! Olympic World Champions!

  1. Ttony says:

    And if you based your calculation on sunny days, or rainless days? Face up to it: for once the UK is doing OK.

  2. Schütz says:

    Yeah, OK, I can accept UK “OK’.

    But our athletes are bloody champions!

  3. Fraser Pearce says:

    What’s going on with India? They can field a first class cricket team, but when it comes to the olympics…

  4. Schütz says:

    Well, I don’t think their problem is “too many fat kids”, as Roy and H.G. would say!

  5. Peregrinus says:

    On the other hand, if we were as good at winning medals as the Jamaicans, on our current population we should already have 65 medals.

    Could do better, chaps!

  6. Schütz says:

    True, true, Perry. Jamaica, eh? Well, there you go. Hats off, Gentlemen. I feel humbled. Truly humbled.

  7. Louise says:

    Australians are great at sport, no doubt about it. It’s a pity we’re such weenies when it comes to religion… I mean non-sports related religion…

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