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Olympic Medals / Free Time

Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics have officially started in Pyeongchang, we are all closely watching the medal count table. Every Olympics alternative tables are made, showing the relative performance of a country, by taking into account population, GDP, human development, age, or climate (e.g. Medals per Capita). In the graph above, the average amount of medals (during the ’14 and ’16 Olympics) is divided by the total amount of free time a country’s citizens enjoy in a year, which in turn is calculated by subtracting sleep, work and chore-time time from the 8736 hours a person has in a year, and then multiplying this by the population. (source)


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