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 our standards of living, the type of work we do, our leisure activities and our lifestyles have changed almost beyond recognition, much like the Olympics itself.

Olympic Britain is available to download as a full print version, including charts and tables.

The topics covered are:


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