Infographic: Global Shifts in Olympic Dominance
The New York Times has a great interactive infographic that visually displays the number of medals that countries won in summer Olympic Games. From the 1896 games in Athens to the current tally of Beijing medal winners, the “map” is an intriguing look at the changing tides of the games and political powers. Who remembers Britain’s impressive haul of 56 gold medals in 1906 or China’s very first one in Los Angeles in 1984?
New York Times: A Map of Olympic Medals