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a time-based bubble chart of the number of past olympic medals won by countries. circles are mapped on a geographical world map or can be ranked by size. the circle size is determined by the number of medals each country won in past summer Olympic Games.

[link: nytimes.com]




I'd like to see this dataset on Worldmapper :) Nice anyhow

Wed 06 Aug 2008 at 8:08 PM

Very cool. Is it just me or does the host nation nearly always seem to get a boost in medals while they are hosting the games (as opposed to immediately previous years)?

Wed 06 Aug 2008 at 9:38 PM

The NYT's geography is a bit wonky -- New Zealand seems to have invaded Tasmania and Indonesia is slip-sliding down the western coast of Australia (it should be sitting on top, to the north).

Thu 07 Aug 2008 at 2:51 PM

Kinda reminds me of the color blindness tests. I think I see a 4... or is it a 2?

Thu 07 Aug 2008 at 5:07 PM

the distorted geography i thought was well done -- size has an absolute meaning, so it can be compared across years.

Sat 09 Aug 2008 at 10:53 AM

Very nice to see. The Power of Data Visualization.........

Tue 12 Aug 2008 at 5:59 PM
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