josh (joshc) wrote,
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olympic fever

The NYT's interactive map of the medal counts at the summer games over time is fascinating (if you like that sort of thing):

It looks like the host advantage diminishes substantially over time (presumably with easier intercontinental transit), with Sydney and Athens looking the most democratic. The US wins a fairly consistent number over time, but its interesting to see the years that either the US or Soviet Union boycotted for the redistribution of medals. Also, Cuba looks surprisingly like a powerhouse.

(via information aesthetics)
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