I responded to this great Richard Florida post, comparing Olympic medal totals to date against various national statistics, by noting that it didn’t account for the mediating factor of number of Olympians. Then I wondered – which countries are (thus far) racking up medals in or out of proportion to their Olympian count? So here you go:
I’ll provide more analysis when these Games are over, but for now – wow, the Nethelands and Belarus.
On the other end, Estonia, Romania, Spain, Bulgaria, Hungary, New Zealand, Brazil, and Denmark have send double-digit contingents to Sochi and are currently empty-handed.