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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.





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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