The Wall Street Journal published an infographic showing how nations compared at the Olympics applying the US Electoral College system to gold medal counts. It's unusual, but it's an interesting way of reframing "success" in sports with a political institution.
From the WSJ:
We started by using the total number of Electoral College votes, 538, and assigning the 36 Olympic sports with a proper share, based on the number of athletes in each sport. Votes were then awarded to the country that won the most gold medals in that sport (in two-way ties, the votes were split).
Here's what Great Britain's electoral breakdown looks like:
View the full interactive graphic here.
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