Bill Mitchell’s Alternative Olympic Games Medal Tally – 2012
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Last computed: August 7, 2012 – 12:39 EAST (End of Day 10)
1st (38) Grenada
28 (3) United Kingdom
40 (16) South Africa
45 (1) China
53 (2) United States
Aug 14, 2008 @ 13:13
Official medal rankings “only reflect world power, derived from economic might” so says Bill Mitchell, Professor of economics – give the man a platinum medal!
Abso bloody lutely! Its so obvious now that I heard about it last week – on BBC World radio – I love those people in London they are switched on and ask the right questions – most of the time
Thank goodness for our Proff. who must have made a mammoth effort to crunch the numbers, pass it through the formulas, to construct a live, fairer medal chart, for all to see – And bless the BBC and Google for finding him! [I have no shares nor relatives or friends who work in either company by the way nor am I looking to work for them!]
Image source: Bruce in Beijing [Flickr]
So, guess who are the top 3 Countries on Prof. Mitchell’s medal chart?
The official medal ranking 13th August was: China 1st – US 2nd – South Korea 3rd
When actually the medal rankings based on GDP and population numbers of each country is radically different [see Mitchell’s ranking chart]
China – 37th – with a population of 1,321,851,888 (July 2007)
one billion three hundred and twenty one million etc
United States – 27th – population: 301,139,947 (July 2007)
Three hundred and one million, etc
South Korea – 7th – Population: 49,044,790 (July 2007)
Forty-nine million etc
Well done South Korea!
If this ranking system was implemented would the so called “super” powers pull out of the olympics?
Why hasn’t this ranking been used?
Might it be that the Top brass of the olympic committee is also made up of the G8 countries? And if not the super powers are bound to hold the equivalent of the veto!
I have done no research what so ever in finding out the olympic power demographics!
I’m sure it’s been done
LINK – Bill Mitchell’s Alternative Olympic Games Medal Tally – 2008
By GDP – By Population – By GDP Per Capita – By Team Size – By Gender
LINK – The REAL Olympic medal count – Mitchell’s [NOT Eco. Power/pop. based]
LINK – Olympic medal count [World Eco Power/pop. based]
LINK – Widget olympic medal counter – A/mac [World Eco Power/pop. based]
LINK – Widgets – Google search result for ‘Widget medal counter’ – Take your pick! ______ [Grrrrrrrr I’ve tried & failed – I’m seriously IT challenged!] Good luck 🙂
LINK – Olympic official website
LINK – Olympic event schedule – [Blue=Game. Orange=Final]
LINK – BBC Sport Olympics
LINKS – To my other posts on the Olympics
●Hitler’s propaganda olympics 1936: Show the world aryans are the super race – thank goodness for black, Jesse Owens – LINK
●China olympics: Zapiro – spells it out – LINK
●China olympics: finally after mammoth search to find who directed yesterdays spectacular show – it’s film director Yimou Zhang – he’s THE man – LINK
●China: Olympics kick off show – was amazing! – LINK
●Beijing China: Finally Olympics begin today @ midday [GMT] – & at last that bleeping torch gets switched off – LINK
●China: most blocked internet sites are unbanned during olympics – LINK
●What has the olympic torch, Hitler & the five rings got in common? – LINK
I’m seriously cynical about the Olympics
The girl and boy athletes are just brilliant at what they do
but the pain and the ambition to get there is scary!
Is it health to be that driven?
And why are the tennis pros Williams and Federa there?
I thought the olympics was for amateurs?
It’s a sham.
National pride? What’s that all about?
Nationalism – creates an us and them – that’s healthy for world peace and harmony!
I’m really not interested in sport so I don’t know why i’m even thinking about these things!
Might it be that I’m seeing parallels to the 1936 Olympics – fascism, nationalism, recession, inflation, depression of the world economies, food prices, oil prices, war etc etc corruption etc etc violence, genoside etc ect
Mitchell’s Definition: GDP – Gross Domestic Product ●Read on>>
Gross domestic product (GDP) in current prices: GDP is sum of gross value added, at purchaser prices converted at market exchange rates to current U.S. dollars, by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output. It is calculated without deducting for depreciation of fabricated capital assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. GDP is equal to GNI less net receipts of primary income. Value added is the net output of an industry after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. The World Bank does not use this measure for classification of countries into income groups or poverty levels, as it is subject to distortions caused by short-term exchange rate fluctuations, policies and interventions. However, GDP measured in constant, local currency units provides the basis for estimates of overall economic growth.