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Which countries are the most successful at the summer Olympics?

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Which countries are the most successful at the summer Olympics?
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When the Tokyo Olympics close on Aug. 8, and the final medal tally is taken, we’ll likely be talking about the usual suspects: the US, China, and maybe Russia (currently competing as the ROC). Or like Grenada, which continually walks away with wins despite a population the size of a few blocks in Manhattan. Here are three revealing ways to look at medal gains: as total counts, in relation to the country’s population, and as a fraction of the number of athletes sent by the team.