What is the Alternative Olympics medal table?

We wanted to take account of factors beyond the traditional medal count. Our data team examined previous Olympics and economic indicators such as the output of a country’s economy (GDP), the size of its population — and also different kinds of search interest on Google (for countries providing data). We then weighted the medal scores by each factor, to create a medal ‘count’ reflecting each variable. You can read more about how we did it on Medium.

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Leveling the field

Who might get the gold if everything was equal?

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