Olympic Medal Count 2012: Power Ranking Top Nations' Performances Heisman-Style

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Olympic Medal Count 2012: Power Ranking Top Nations' Performances Heisman-Style
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The 2012 London Olympic Games are now officially over, but which country had the most dominating performance?

That question depends on how you choose to measure the Olympic Games. Sure, the purpose isn't just to win but to take part. However, they also keep medal counts for a reason. The two most popular measuring sticks are total medals and total gold medals.

I believe the best measure is in the middle.

Winning a bronze medal shouldn't be worth as much as winning a gold medal. Likewise, winning three gold medals is less impressive than winning 20 silver.

Let's take a page from the way the Heisman Trophy votes are tallied in college football to measure countries in the Olympic Games. Instead of first, second and third place votes we will use the medals and award three points for gold, two for silver and one for bronze.

This way, there is more weight for winning gold but total medals can add up as well.

Here are the top 10 countries from the 2012 Olympic Games.

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