A personal infographic design project by Paulo Estriga, Which Countries were really the Most Successful in London 2012? compares the Top 10 medal winning countries with a normalized set of data showing the number of medals per one million...Show More Summary
Olympic watchers who aren’t happy with their country’s absolute medal count can always get solace from one of the many places offering alternative medal tables, like The Guardian’s Datablog. It shows, for example, that when medals won to date at the London Olympics are ranked by population size, New Zealand is in fourth place (importantly, [...]
Felix Sanchez won the Dominican Republic's first medal for the London Olympics. The country is widely celebrating its only medal -- and a gold one at that. With the tender memory of Sanchez's grandmother at the forefront, he ran a race worthy of a winner. Show More Summary
Lizzie Armitstead is one of the U.K.’s Olympic darlings. On Saturday, she won a silver in the 140 kilometer bicycle road race — the first medal for the host country. But while Armitstead was thrilled with her win, she also took advantage of the limelight to bring attention to something that was annoying her — [...]
image credit When did Afghanistan win an Olympic medal? What medal was that, in what year, who won it and in what discipline? The answer: Rohullah Nikpai won a bronze medal in Taekwondo in 2008 in China. Twenty-one countries have won just one Olympic medal. Here are the stories of the national heroes who brought those medals home. The Presurfer
The Olympics are here, and you can watch them online (NBC Olympics) The Europeon union's tallest skyscraper (Environmental Graffiti) The 21 countries with one Olympic medal (Mental Floss) Is Skype eavesdropping on you? (The Week) Antoine...Show More Summary
In some countries, if you win a bronze medal at the Olympics, you become a national hero -forever! Despite making appearances at 12 Olympic Games since 1936, Afghanistan has secured just one medal — a bronze in Taekwondo at the 2008 Games. Rohullah Nikpai, who won the medal, was given a house by president Hamid [...]
The 21 Countries With One Olympic Medal Here are the stories of the national heroes who brought them home.
Canada set an alltime Winter Olympics record with 14 gold medals, the final one courtesy of Sidney Crosby. The U.S. led all countries in total medals for the first time since 1932, with 37, seven more than Germany. Canada had 26, four fewer than its stated goal before the Games, and Norway 23. Canada leads in golds, US [...]Show More Summary
It’s just plain heartening when an athlete from an innocuous and irrelevant country refrains from self-pity and quite possibly decides the entire Olympics with one admirable, sacrificial lunge. That’s why David Neville’s dive to bronze still resonated in the Medals...