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Medal standings over the last 64 years (UPDATED)

We bring an infographic, which shows the trends in medal standings of participant nations over the span of last 64 years.

We bring an infographic, which shows the trends in medal standings of participant nations over the span of last 64 years.

As we can see, United States present stable performance, but China’s potential is growing very fast. United Kingdom clearly has the best Olympics during last 64 years, by a huge margin. Germany had great benefit after reunification, but this year is not as great (though close to average). South Korea is stable after 1988 Olympics Games. Hungary has great results in this Olympics, but even there, it’s bit below an average for this 10 million country (yet, much better than in 2088). Poland, the home of Luminis Research, had great results in 60′s and 70′s, but the last three Olympic Games results are clearly not up to our expectations (as someone noticed, the sum of 2008 and 2004 medals is just one less than all won in single 1992 Olympics).

The scheme used for this results was taking all 3 medal colors and counting gold as 4, silver as 2 and bronze as 1. We tried other versions as well (including counting gold medals only), yet the general trends were quite similar. The current version contains results for gold only as well.

The previous version of infographic is still there: Infographic – version from Aug 10th, 2012