OLYMPICS: Slovenia 3rd in Vancouver in Terms of Medals Per Capita

Ljubljana, 4 February - Like already at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Slovenia was the third most successful country at the 2010 Winter Olympic in Vancouver when it comes to the number of medals won per capita.

Whistler, Canada
Olympic medal.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

The only countries to beat Slovenia, whose population count per medal was 663,000, were Norway (212,000) and Austria (513,000).

Before winning three medals in Vancouver, Slovenian athletes bagged five in Beijing, which meant one medal per 401,000 inhabitants. Only the Bahamas (153,000) and Jamaica (198,000) did better.

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