What do the Olympic medal tables say about your nation’s sporting priorities?

Oakley, Ben and Shibli, Simon (2016). What do the Olympic medal tables say about your nation’s sporting priorities? The Conversation, London.

URL: https://theconversation.com/what-do-the-olympic-me...

Abstract

Each time the Olympic and Paralympic Games come around, a small minority of nations tend to do well. On average, only 25% of competing nations at the Olympics will win a gold medal – and they’re pretty much the same ones year in, year out.

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