Sochi Winter Olympic Games

So far Norway has dominated the XXII Winter Olympics, winning 13 medals with a population of only about five million people.

Note: In comparison, the United States has earned 12 medals so far; however we have a population of over 313 million people!

THE GEORGE OLYMPICS

At the GEORGE OLYMPICS, six countries will participate: Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan, Canada and the United States. There will be a total of 24 medals awarded. You may select where these OLYMPICS will take place.

3 medals will be awarded for each event: 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze. There are 8 sporting events. These will include slalom skiing, downhill racing, ski jumping, figure skating, speed skating, bobsledding, luge and freestyle snowboarding.

Your mission is to mathematically determine which countries should get medals in which events so that all of the medals are given out, resulting in three winners for each event. Each country MUST win at least 2 medals. Please show how you organize your work and the steps you follow to solve this problem. Good Luck!