worldwide banking company Goldman Sachs has taken break from guessing what will happen to world's economy. Economists from company have put their heads together and made predictions about how many medals different countries will win at 2016 Rio Olympics. Their predictions contain no real surprises. Most people could predict that USA and China will win most medals. Perhaps slight surprise is that Goldman Sachs is predicting Great Britain will finish third, as they did in the 2012 London Olympics. The economists predicted 23 gold medals for Team GB and 59 medals in total. They also predict that world's second most populous country, India, will win just one gold medal.
There is good news for host nation Brazil. country that hosts Olympics usually gets 50 per cent more golds than usual, and 20 per cent more medals in total. Goldman Sachs predicts that Brazil will get record 22 medals, including five golds. This would be Brazil's best ever performance in Olympic games. economists also predicted Olympics would benefit Brazil's economy. They said: "As the country welcomes thousands of athletes and visitors and cheers local favorites, it silently hopes that soaring Olympic spirit will also help lift spirits of Brazilian economy." The 2016 Rio Olympics, Brazil-style, is sure to be one of best ever.