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Tomas Petricek, @tomaspetricek

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Top Countries by Long Distance Runs

The visualization shows the top countries by the number of medals in a specific sports. In this example, we are looking at Marathon, 10km and 5km runs for both men and women. This shows that the top countries dominating long distance runs are Ethiopia, Kenya followed by Finland. You can see this nicely visualized in the New York Times Visual History of Olympics article, which we recreated at The Gamma.

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If you are interested in the project or you would like to collaborate on visualizing interesting data, drop us an email at [email protected], ping us on Twitter at @thegamma_net. All source code is available under Apache 2.0 license on GitHub.

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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