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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 my Overwhelmed post sent me off a journey back to 1988. I thought I would look at all the host cities from Seoul to the present day and consider the impact on the host nation's performance in the Games immediately before, at the host venue and the following Olympics to look at patterns of performance. I did not go back to 1984 because of issues about boycott. I have used the excellent London 2012 Games web site as...