Vancouver revisited: Paralympics vs Olympics

The glowing hearts in Vancouver eventually died down with the ending of the Winter Paralympics yesterday. Time for another review and another map: The following map shows the final results of the Paralympics with the countries of the world re-sized according to the total number of medals awarded at the Paralympics (click map for larger view):

This map becomes quite interesting when opposed to the results of the Olympics. The more affluent countries dominate the whole picture again at the Paralympics, but there are some obvious differences. China disappeared, Eastern Europe grew and Canada finally managed to catch up with the United States. Here is the map of the Olympics again:

The tables on which all the Olympics 2010 maps are based on were obtained from the website.

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