Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?
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Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
Below, we have provided the Beijing 2008 Olympics medal table.
Update: Data from the 2012 London Olympics is now available here.
What other information do you think should be taken into account to answer this question fairly?
Make a plan of the information you will collect and the calculations you will perform. Then carry out your plan to decide which countries are naturally most athletic.
Send us your top rated countries, together with your justification for the data and criteria you chose to include in your analysis.
In the Beijing 2008 Olympics the final medal table was as follows (spreadsheet CSV form)