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Home Advantage at the Olympic Games: 1988-2012

On Monday this week I wrote a post titled Overwhelmed. Back in 2010 I wrote about Home Ground, Home Advantage. A comment by Danielle Woodward on...

A Twelve Year Journey: Medal Winning at the Olympic Games

Just before the start of the London Olympics I wrote about medal predictions. The predictions came from The Herald Sun's Virtual Medal Predictor. Twenty-six days before...

Medal Predictions 2012 Olympic Games

I have a number of posts on this blog about medal predictions and projections for the 2012 London Olympics. You can find them through this...

Medal Predictions: 2012 Olympic Games

In February the Australian Olympic Committee published its medal predictions for the London Olympic Games. The predictions were based on data from 2010. In March USA...

Predicting Medal Outcomes at the 2012 Olympic Games

Yesterday the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced its predictions for medal outcomes at the 2012 Olympic Games.   A statement on the AOC website notes: Australia is...

Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2016: Round 2 Group Games

Introduction Games in Round 2 of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio were completed on 6 August. The schedule of games can be found here. I...

Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2016: Round 1 Group Games

Introduction The Women's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio has started. Round 1 games were played on Wednesday 3 August. The schedule of games can be found...

Summer Olympic performance on medal table four years after hosting the Games

Earlier this week, UK Sport announced medal targets for the Rio Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The medal target ranges of 47-79 Olympic and 113-165...

Performance at Summer Olympics Four Years Before Hosting the Games

Introduction An article about the prospects for Japan's 2016 Summer Olympics team in The Japan Times sent me off looking at Olympic medal data. Simon Gleave...