We've stuck our neck out, put our money where our mouth is, and come up with our very own prediction of the 2012 Olympic medal counts for the top 20 countries! Our article Mapping the Medals explains the detailed mathematical reasoning behind our predictions, and this interactive map tracks how we're doing: click on a country to see its actual medal count, which we'll update every day, our prediction and the results from 2008. You can also give us your very own predictions by posting a comment below. Have fun!

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This map was created by our sister-site Plus, the free online mathematics magazine. You can read a detailed account of the mathematics behind these predictions in our article Mapping the Medals.