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Visualising Olympic medals

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Via the ever interesting FlowingData, I discovered this visualisation in the New York Times of medals won by country.  There’s a slider that lets you select which Olympics and a choice between a ranking view and a geographic view.  Selecting a country will show you the medals won by that country in that Olympics.  This is an interesting and engaging way of presenting the medal data.  I wonder how the results from this year’s Olympics will look.


Written by remark

August 6, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Posted in Design, General

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  1. That is full of awesome… I wish I could design UI like that…


    August 7, 2008 at 10:55 am

  2. Another place to look for interactive visualisations of Olympics medal results is on Many Eyes, IBM’s online visualisation toolkit.

    For example, I’ve produced a couple of views over the medals won, by discpline, for the top 10 countries by medal tally:


    Tony Hirst

    August 25, 2008 at 11:28 am

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