Olympics Medal Table: An Independent Scotland Would Come 35th, Not 13th, At 2016 Rio Games

A national newspaper today claimed that an independent Scotland would currently be sitting at 13th on the Olympic medal table, out of the 207 countries competing. 

The Herald said that if Scotland were to break away away from the United Kingdom it would still be a successful country in the sporting league tables, using native athletes’ success in Rio as proof.

“With four gold medals in the bag, as of last night, Scotland would place just behind Hungary and the Netherlands in the table, and ahead of countries such as Spain, New Zealand and Canada,” the paper claimed.

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