Everyone can play this game, not just Europeans and football fans!
Bragging rights will be assigned according to the number of medals per head of your country's population (otherwise you Americans will win waaaay too easily). 3 points for each gold medal, 2 for silver, 1 for bronze. Declare your nationality if possible, but if this will breach your anonymity then you can just trash talk the rest of us and then tell us your country's final score at the end. We'll obviously have more than one person supporting some of the countries, so please predict the number of gold, silver and bronze medals your team will win. (Again you don't have to declare the country, just let us know how closely you guessed. I'm assuming that we're all honest!). I'll use these predictions to award a winner in the almost inevitable case of a tie-break.
I am supporting Team GB first and foremost, but also Canada. So it's only fair to allow everyone else to choose a second country too. Preferably these will be countries to which you have some connection (birth/residence/origin/citizenship - it's complicated these days isn't it?!).
All population data will be taken from the CIA World Factbook, creepily enough - at least their methods should be consistent across the board. Find your country here.
United Kingdom* population: 60,943,912. I confidently and loudly predict 14 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze.
Canada population: 33,212,696. I confidently yet politely predict 6 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze.
*Team GB represents Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the geographical and political entity that is more commonly known as the United Kingdom. I don't know why they're not called Team UK - it's very confusing. Just look for the Union Flag. Remember, it's not called the Union Jack unless it's flying from a boat. No, wait, that's confusing too.
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