Not just more athletes, but multiple teams
by Tex Francisco (2016-08-20 15:41:26)

In reply to: Having 40 entries vs 2 for each event helps a tad *  posted by SixShutouts66

In almost all of the Equestrian events, for example, multiple European teams medalled. If the EU were limited to one team, they'd be limited to one per event. In mens and womens field hockey, 5 out of 6 teams were from the EU. That'd be two medals if the EU competed as a single team.