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Tomas Petricek, @tomaspetricek

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If Phelps and Latynina were Countries

This is a variation of the "If Michael Phelps Were a Country" visualization, but rather than comparing just Michael Phelps, it also adds Larisa Latynina, who is the second athlete when sorted by the total number of gold medals. You can see how this is done if you look at "source", The code is almost the same, but it includes one more variable named larisa that is calculated in the same way as phelps.

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Number of teams per Games

The visualization shows how the number of countries who participate in Olympics has been changing over the history of the Olympic games. The number is steadily growing, with the exception of 1980s when Western block and Eastern blocked countries boycotted games in USA and Soviet Union.

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