Daily Archives: February 23, 2014
2014 Winter Olympics Numbers Games
When looking at the medal count from the 2014 winter Olympics, at a glance it appears the United States did really well finishing with the second-highest medal count of any country.
But then I saw Norway was in third place, and it made me wonder…
So I drafted a quick spreadsheet (using IBM SmartCloud Docs) and came up with this graphic, of medals per million people in each country. Suddenly the U.S. didn’t do so hot while Norway totally owns the winter games, all 5 million people:
Norway even earned 8 times more medals than Canada!
Update: In the first 10 minutes of posting this article, Norway had by far the highest number of visits per capita!