London Olympics 2012: The Top 10 Countries by GDP Per Capita

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London Olympics 2012: The Top 10 Countries by GDP Per Capita
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As the 2012 London Olympics came to a close, the medal rankings showed the United States of America as the country that won the maximum number of medals, including golds. 

But, the question on some minds was that whether such a ranking is a fair one?

Is it fair to compare countries irrespective of their prosperity, purchasing power, per capita income, population and other factors?

Hence, here, I try to come up with a list of countries who have been ranked by the ratio of medals earned against their gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.

Let us go with the list prepared by the International Monetary Fund (visible here on Wikipedia) and see which are the Top 10 countries

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