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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 the Games performance data suggested the following outcomes: Te final medal table published on the London 2012 web site after the final event on Day 16 of the Games was: It is interesting to note the trends leading up to London that underscore Great Britain's achievements in London (data from the London 2012 web site): Sydney 2000 Athens 2004 Beijing 2008

The London Olympiads: A Remarkable Resource

Yesterday the aggregator I use to update lIASIng delivered a link to a remarkable resource. The London Guardian reported on the publication of Olympic Britain. London is the only city to host three Olympiads (1908, 1948 and 2012). Simon Rogers' post in The Guardian uses some excellent graphical data and presents some fascinating information in his link to the report. Olympic Britain has been produced by the House of Commons Library. It tells the story of social and economic change in the UK since the two previous London Games in 1908 and 1948, using data visualisations to bring to life a period during which...

May Medal Predictions: London 2012

The Herald Sun is using Infostrada data for its Virtual Medal Predictor for London 2012. Its predictor is updated at the start of each month. The May update is: In April the predictions were: USA Today updated its projections on 18 May.

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 still aiming for a top five finish on the overall medal tally at next year’s London Olympics despite slipping to eighth position on the latest Benchmark analysis of Olympic sports. The top three nations on the overall medal tally are streets ahead of the rest with Russia 97 medals, USA 94 and China 93. Great Britain is fourth with 48 medals followed by Germany 47, France 45 and Japan 43. Australia is eighth...