If you become involved in the political process,
you can help to determine the shape of the world you live in,
both locally and globally.
If you don’t, someone else will do it – and
you may not like the result.
The athletes have competed, the winners have
rejoiced, and the anthems have been played. The big countries
have won lots of medals, and the smaller countries have won
fewer, with their results displayed in the Olympic Medals Chart
for all to see.
But is the Chart really fair? What kind of
justice is it, when the USA, with 293 million people, has 1,000
times more people to choose from than tiny Bahamas, with just
But is population alone a good measure of
national athletic performance? What about the amount of money
that a nation can devote to its athletes? I don’t have the
statistics for athletics budgets for each nation, so the next
best is GDP. When we rank the nations by how many billion dollars
of GDP are needed to generate each medal, the results are even
Choose from the last three Olympics below
to see more: