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Golden Medals Ranking by Population

Generally, the most prosperous countries in terms of Olympic medals won are also some of the largest countries in terms of population. It may seem unfair when comparing the success of countries, as the bigger nations have a larger population pool from which to acquire athletes. Using per capita data to rank the success of nations at the Olympic Games in Tokyo is an alternative to the traditional way of ranking based on just total gold medals won.

The report below shows the top countries on total Gold Medals won, ranked relative to the nation's population.


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