Anticipating Medal Success in Rio 2016

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Introduction

Gracenote (Infostrada) has produced a pre-Rio Olympics virtual medal table.

I have compared their predictions with the medal outcomes in London, 2012.

Gracenote’s top ten medal winners in Rio are:

  1. USA (38 gold, a total of 88 medals)
  2. China (29, 71)
  3. Great Britain (18, 56)
  4. Germany (16, 51)
  5. Australia (16, 41)
  6. Russia (15, 42)
  7. Japan (14, 36)
  8. France (13, 47)
  9. Korea (10, 25)
  10. Brazil (8, 20)

Comparing 2016 with 2012

United States

USA

China

China

Great Britain

GB

Germany

Germany

Australia

Australia

Russia

Russia

Japan

Japan

France

France

Korea

Korea

Brazil

Brazil

Photo Credit

@Leodasneves_ (Twitter)

Postscript

Ian McHale and his colleagues at the University of Salford’s Centre for Sports Business have estimated the following total medals:

  1. USA – 99 medals
  2. China – 90
  3. Great Britain – 51
  4. Russia – 42
  5. Australia – 37
  6. Germany – 36
  7. Japan – 31
  8. France – 30
  9. Italy – 26
  10. Netherlands – 20, Spain – 20

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