On popular demand (hi, Mark H!) I’ve calculated the outcomes of Olympic medals over each nation’s military spending, as a percentage of GDP.
Turns out the very non-agressive Netherlands wins that category, Lots of medals, low military spending as fraction of GDP… Wonder what the Dutch do for that performance…? Must be all those coffee-shops… 🙂
The correlation coefficient between Olympic medals and military spending per capita is low, only 0.29.