Everyone who has been following Olympic Games in London 2012 or Rio 2016 knows that the person with the largest number of medals of all time is Michael Phelps, but do you know who is the second and third? As you can see in the following table, the second person (for summer Olympic games) is Larisa Latynina who won 9 gold medals for Soviet Union between 1956 and 1964 and the third is Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi, also with 9 gold medals from 1920s.
The table shows the most important facts, but there is a lot more information that you can get from the data if you change options of the visualization or if you change the source code that generates it. Here is a couple of simple things you can try on your own:
Find out where each athlete competed — To do this, click on the "options" button. This analyzes the visualization and automatically lets you change some parameters. In the "Group by athlete" table, you can add aggregated attributes for the table. Add "concatenate values of Games" and drop "concatenate values of Teams".
Who is the least lucky athlete — Counting gold medals is easy, but who has the largest number of bronze and silver medals? To find out, remove all items from "Sort the data" in "options" and specify your own criteria. Choose "by Bronze descending" to find the person with most bronze medals!
- Look at medals from London 2012 only — You can find this in an alternative version of the
visualization, but to do this on your own, click on
"source" and change the second line from
olympics.'by game'.'London (2012)'.data. This filters the data to only medals from London 2012. As you type
olympics., the editor will let you specify other filters too. You can, for example, look at specific teams rather than specific games.