March 2010 Puzzle Solution
Trust the flavor text - you don't need to brush up on your Estonian history or learn about Olympic training programs in Kazakhstan. But you do need to do a bit of research on actual Olympic results for the given nations and games:
|2008 Summer||South Africa||0||1||0|
|2002 Winter||Great Britain||1||0||1|
...and so on. With enough data, you can spot the pattern: in every case, the number of gold medals won equals the number of "G"s in the name of the nation, and the same is true for "S"s and silver medals, and for "B"s and bronze medals. (It's not strictly clear from this data set that having, say, two "B"s in a name means winning two bronze medals, but it makes sense.)
Apply these rules to the new list of nations. Note that it doesn't matter that we're looking at the 2012 Summer games, because the system only cares about the name of the nation. We end up with a bunch of 0s, 1s, and 2s, which turn into letters via trinary in the usual puzzlehunt way.
|BoSnia and HerzeGovina||1||1||1||13||M|
|Saint Vincent and the GrenadineS||1||2||0||15||O|
So the answer is MEMORABILIA.
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