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There were no losers in London, except the Indian Olympic Association.
India, with the world’s second-largest population of 1.2 billion, won 6 medals (2 silver and 4 bronze) and finished 55th in the medal count by the time Posh, Baby, Ginger, Scary and Sporty finished spicing up our Sunday. That put them level with North Korea (24 million people), South Africa (49 million people), and just ahead of Mongolia (just under 3 million mostly nomadic people). The IOC took home less medals than heavyweights such as Romania (21 million people, 9 medals), Azerbaijan (9 million people, 10 medals), Kenya (42 million people, 11 medals), Iran (75 million people, 12 medals) and 50 others.
Get out of the way, Will and Kate. The Far Far East is over your wedding, bored with your publicity tours, and ready to turn its attention to the world’s hottest new royal couple:
The 5th Dragon King of Bhutan, the 31-year-old head of the House of Wangchuck (yes, Wangchuck), the world’s youngest reigning monarch, an Oxford graduate known as the “Prince Charming of the Himalayas” and the Prince William-like subject of teen lust from Bangalore to Bangkok, will tie the knot on Thursday atop a 17th Century fortress in the Himalayan Mountains.