Tuesday, August 07, 2012


The good folks at the Guardian (which has in the last year become my news source of choice) are maintaining several different rankings for Olympic achievements. Beyond the official ranking they rank who has the most medals per population and per GDP. A lesson in geopolitics.

They have several other data visualizations, including team size, which their statisticians find most predictive. Given the Australian Olympic committee's claim that the difference between gold and silver is money, it might also be interesting to sort by Olympic training budget...

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