Olympic Medal Landscape 2012-2016

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Introduction

In this post I share my version of the topography of the Olympic medal landscape. I use three data points: performance in London; a prediction of performance in Rio (by Gracenote); and actual performance in Rio.

I share some data too in regard to Great Britain’s performance in Rio.

The Gold Standard

The United States won 46 gold medals in London in 2012 (and a total of 103 medals). In Rio, the United States won 46 gold medals again but exceeded the total medals won in London by 18 medals.

They have set the gold standard scale for my visualisation. In Rio, Italy moved into the top ten medal winning nations (9th). The predictions for Rio did not have Italy this high up the medal table.

Brazil finished thirteenth on the medal table. My topography for eleven nations in rank order is:

USA

GB

China

Russia

Germany

Japan

France

Korea

Italy

Australia

Brazil

My data for these charts can be found here.

Great Britain

Great Britain is the first team in the history of the Olympic Games to improve its position on the medal table in the first Games after hosting the Games. Great Britain won a total of 69 medals in Rio (27 gold, 23 silver, 17 bronze), 2 more than in London (29 gold, 17 silver, 19 bronze).

My data about performances after hosting the Games can be found here.

There is a fascinating story to tell about Sweden’s performance in Antwerp in 1920. After a gap of eight years during the First World War, Sweden equalled its achievement as host in 1912 on the medal table (2nd) and won one fewer medal (64 compared to 65). That performance is the highest % of medals by a team won four years after hosting the Games.

Photo Credit

Rio de Janeiro (Sama093, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

Goal Scoring at in the Women’s Football Tournament in #Rio2016

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Introduction

I have a record of 66 goals scored at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio 2016. This total does not include goals scored in penalty shoot outs.

My data are curated here.

As with other tournaments, I have recorded when goals are scored and have grouped these in time intervals. I use 15 minute segments of time as these correspond with extra time periods.

Some goals are scored in time added on at the end of each half of a game. I am mindful of these goals and note them in my record of the game.

When Were Goals Scored?

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Three of the Stage Two games were decided by penalty shoot outs (Sweden v USA; Brazil v Australia; Sweden v Brazil). No goals were scored in extra time in these games.

Goal Scorers

The goal scorers (with links to their FIFA profile) in the Tournament were:

Goal Game Scorer Country Time
1 1 Nilla Fischer Sweden 76
2 2 Janine Beckie Canada 1
3 2 Christine Sinclair Canada 80
4 3 Monica Brazil 36
5 3 Andressa Alves Brazil 59
6 3 Cristiane Brazil 90
7 4 Sara Dabritz Germany 22
8 4 Alexandra Popp Germany 36
9 4 Kudakwashe Basopo Zimbabwe 50
10 4 Melanie Behringer Germany 53
11 4 Melanie Behringer Germany 78
12 4 Melanie Leupolz Germany 83
13 4 Eunice Chibanda (OG) Germany 90
14 5 Carli Lloyd USA 9
15 5 Alex Morgan USA 46
16 6 Carolina Arias (OG) France 2
17 6 Eugenie Le Sommer France 14
18 6 Camile Abily France 42
19 6 Amel Majri France 82
Goal Game Scorer Country Time
20 7 Janine Beckie Canada 7
21 7 Christine Sinclair Canada 19
22 7 Janine Beckie Canada 35
23 7 Mavis Chirandu Zimbabwe 86
24 8 Carli Lloyd USA 63
25 9 Samantha Kerr Australia 6
26 9 Caitlin Foord Australia 45
27 9 Sara Dabritz Germany 45+2
28 9 Saskia Bartusiak Germany 88
29 10 Yasha Gu China 45+1
30 10 Ruyin Tan China 87
31 11 Amber Hearn New Zealand 31
32 12 Beatriz Brazil 21
33 12 Cristiane Brazil 24
34 12 Marta Brazil 44
35 12 Marta Brazil 80
36 12 Beatriz Brazil 86
37 12 Lotta Schelin Sweden 89
Goal Game Scorer Country Time
38 13 Lisa De Vanna Australia 2
39 13 Claire Polkinghorne Australia 15
40 13 Alanna Kennedy Australia 37
41 13 Kyah Simon Australia 50
42 13 Michelle Heyman Australia 55
43 13 Michelle Heyman Australia 66
44 13 Emmaculate Msipa Zimbabwe 90+1
45 14 Melanie Behringer Germany 13
46 14 Melissa Tancredi Canada 26
47 14 Melissa Tancredi Canada 60
48 15 Eugenie Le Sommer France 38
49 15 Louisa Cadamuro France 63
50 15 Louisa Cadamuro France 91
51 16 Catalina Usme Colombia 26
52 16 Crystal Dunn USA 41
53 16 Mallory Pugh USA 60
54 16 Catalina Usme Colombia 90
Goal Game Scorer Country Time
55 17 Stina Blackstenius Sweden 61
56 17 Alex Morgan USA 77
57 18 Melanie Behringer Germany 76
58 19 Sophie Schmidt Canada 56
59 22 Melanie Behringer Germany 21
60 22 Sara Dabritz Germany 59
61 23 Deanne Rose Canada 25
62 23 Christine Sinclair Canada 52
63 23 Beatriz Brazil 79
64 24 Dzsenifer Marozsan Germany 48
65 24 Linda Sembrant (OG) Germany 62
66 24 Stina Blackstenius Sweden 67

This table includes four goals that were scored in time added on at the end of each half (2 in the first half and two in the second half).

Scoring The First Goal

In the Group Games, the team that scored first did not lose in 15 of the 16 games played. Two of these 15 games were draws (Australia v Germany and Colombia v USA). The only team to score first and lose was Germany v Canada.

In Stage Two, the team that scored first did not lose any of the 6 games played. Sweden drew with the USA after scoring first but won the game in a penalty shoot out.

FIFA Ranking

Sweden (ranked 6th) and Canada (ranked 10th) were the two teams that played above their FIFA rankings in this Tournament.

Photo Credit

Asllani and Schelin make a secret sign? (Blondinrikard Fröberg, CC BY 2.0)

#AFL Momentum After A Bye Week: Round 22

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Round 22 of the 2016 AFL season has been completed.

With one week left of the regular season, seven of the eight finals places have been confirmed. There is a mathematical opportunity for St Kilda to overtake North Melbourne but this requires a 25 goal win for St Kilda and a 25 goal defeat for North Melbourne.

I have been tracking each team’s performance after their bye week.

This is my view of the momentum direction after a bye for all eighteen teams.

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The pattern for the six teams who had a bye week in Week 13 of the season is:

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For Week 14 byes:

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Week 15:

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The data used to create the charts can be found here.

Photo Credit

Gate 6 Crowd (Michael Coghlan, CC BY-SA 2.0)