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RETHINKING OLYMPIC MEDAL RANKINGS - USA actually ranked 4th at Soichi, not 2nd!

by Managing Director at Janas Group on Feb 25, 2014

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All the medal tables ranked countries by the total number of medals won, without regard to whether they were gold, silver or bronze. There is a better way--and very simple--a weighted medal ranking, ...

All the medal tables ranked countries by the total number of medals won, without regard to whether they were gold, silver or bronze. There is a better way--and very simple--a weighted medal ranking, with gold worth 3 points, silver worth 2 points and bronze worth 1 point. It makes a dramatic difference in rankings (Canada actually comes in second) and the USA drops to fourth, but it is much fairer and gives gold medals their proper weight.

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  • EricKuhne Eric Kuhne Larry ... only the US does 'medal count' ... the rest of the world rewards GOLD as the only ranking system. Eric (in London for the past 20 years). 1 month ago
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RETHINKING OLYMPIC MEDAL RANKINGS - USA actually ranked 4th at Soichi, not 2nd! RETHINKING OLYMPIC MEDAL RANKINGS - USA actually ranked 4th at Soichi, not 2nd! Presentation Transcript