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A system in which a country's performance at the Olympics is adjusted to take into account its per-capita GDP. Unless, of course, you think that the west just happens to produce a massively disproportionate number of great athletes...

The formula:

Score = (Total medals / average per capita GDP) * 100,000

Applying this 100% scientific formula we can see that the USA and Australia were soundly whipped by most of the 'developing' world in the Sydney Olympics (using 1996 production figures):

United States of America: 346
Australia: 290
Vietnam: 344
Georgia: 706
Jamaica: 438
Uzbekistan: 396

Go Georgia!

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