ABS medal tally: Australia finishes third
On 18 August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released an alternative view of the traditional Olympic medal tally to take into account the populations of competing nations.
The ABS said the traditional measure of medals as a 'raw score' did not take into account the population of the competing country, a possible factor in the ability of nations to field medal winning athletes. When this was considered, it presented a different picture to the traditional measure.
This ranks Australia in third place behind Norway (one Gold Medal for each 910,000 of its population) and The Bahamas ( one Gold Medal for each 317,000 of its population).
It's commonly thought that large teams like China or USA have the most athletes per capita, but these countries also have much large populations to draw from. The athlete density of China is 659 athletes / 1,321,851,888 people = 4.98e-7 and the USA is 596 athletes / 301,139,947 = 1.98e-6.
It varies from country to country. China has the largest Olympic team (639 athletes) while the small country of Togo will have just 1.
Australia if you have a filter of only countries with 10million+ population. Australia has 410 athletes with a population of 22.7million.
They allow up to 100 athletes per country in the Olympic games every four years. Each athlete must be free of drugs and alcohol before they are allowed to participate it the games.
Here is a list of the richest countries Luxembourg (GDP per capita: $119,719) Norway (GDP per capita: $86,362) Switzerland (GDP per capita: $83,832) Ireland (GDP per capita: $81,477) Iceland (GDP per capita: $78,181) Qatar (GDP per capita: $65,062) The United States of America (GDP per capita: $64,906) Denmark (GDP per capita: $63,434) Singapore (GDP per capita: $62,690) Australia (GDP per capita: $58,824) so I know the USA is the richest country but this is the richest countries by GDP.
Use the link in the "More Information" box to the right entitled "List of 2006 Winter Olympic athletes by country"
The Olympics qualification times is usually used as an indicator of the number of athletes to send to the Olympics.
Singapore has the highest GDP per capita in Asia
National income- total income of the country Per capita income- average income of the country
In Asia, the country with the highest GNP per capita, as of 2013, is Qatar with $98,814. It is followed by Singapore, with $64,584 GNP per capita.
The United States of America
Japan, at 23 per capita per the Japan Vending Machine Association
Israel is the country with the most PHD Educated people per capita
Olympic teams are limited to four athletes per team.
Gross domestic product per capita is the measure of the total output of a country divided by the number of people in the country.