North Korea leads the Olympics – Medals per dollar of GDP

Do richer countries perform better than poorer?  Is sporting prowess more important to a country’s leaders than feeding their population?  Or does this table reflect real sporting prowess. You be the judge.  North Korea (DPR Korea) leads the medals per US$100 Billion of Gross Domestic Product (2010 figures from the UN statistics), Moldova and Mongolia are not far behind.  New Zealand ranks 17, still well ahead of Australia, 31. Oh well.

Number of medals won per US$100 Billion of GDP by the end of day 9 in the London 2012 Olympics

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