Adjusting Medal Totals for Number of Events

The Olympics are an event that stimulates a competitive spirit in everyone involved, even simple spectators.  Despite the Games not being designed to crown an overall winner, this often spawns debates over who is the overall winner of the games.  There are several different methods I have seen from determining such a victor, but a common critique I hear of many of these methods is they are unfavorably weighted in favor of nations that are particularly successful in sports with a large number of events.

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