Recently the commonwealth games came to a close, and just for fun we decided to look at the possibility that the athletes weren’t getting enough caffeine to perform properly, we conducted some online research trying to see which commonwealth nations drank the most coffee (Canada) and if that had any relation to the amount of gold medals won, and therefore the overall performance of each nation. Below is what we found (Click below image to enlarge)
So, there it is, undeniable proof that 0.4 cups of coffee a day supplies the perfect gold-winning amount of caffeine!…
It goes without saying that they are completely not related, with the top medal-takers (UK, England) drinking, on average not even one cup per person per day, and more than this, the least successful of the nations that ranked on the coffee drinking scale, scoring no medals, in fact drank more coffee than the UK did.
Perhaps there’s a special formula for this? Is there a perfect amount of caffeine to enhance performance? Who knows, perhaps we in the UK (England, in particular) have it down and that’s why the UK Brought home the most medals!
The commonwealth games took place in Glasgow and was the largest sporting event ever held in Scotland, with 4950 athletes from 71 commonwealth nations in attendance, closing on Sunday 3rd August after 11 days and 261 gold medals were attained.
The next commonwealth games will be hosted by the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, in 2018. We will have to compare notes again and see if we were right!