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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

Winter Olympic Insights with Lumira Cloud

With the Winter Olympics coming soon, I thought I would take a look at Winter Olympics data.  I downloaded data back to 1924 from here.

One thing to note is the data counts 1 medal for every team.  As an example, the data lists an individual row for every gold medal received by the famed 1980 US Hockey team, “Miracle on Ice“:

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That is 19 rows, 19 medals.

So I publish this data to Lumira Cloud at https://cloud.saplumira.com/landing-page.jsp

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I really like the “Did you know” tidbits of information shown in the above right.

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More did you know – of course, the Canadian gold medal count was high when the Winter Olympics were hosted in Vancouver.

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I scanned some of the visual discoveries.

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As expected ice hockey awards the most medals, as shown above.

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The did you know also shows that the United States had high medal counts in Vancouver.

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The tag cloud shows overall countries with high medal counts.  As expected, the former USSR was a big powerhouse in the Olympics, along with Canada and the United States.

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When filtering by gold medal only, the former USSR tops the gold medal counts.

Something interesting to consider as the Winter Olympics approach.

There are a couple sessions on Lumira Cloud at BI 2014.

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      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks

      Any insight as to whether Bode Miller will get a downhill gold in his last hurrah? i was thinking of putting a little wager down 😉

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Good one - I haven't set up any predictive models on the data yet... 🙂

      Author's profile photo Eduardo Rezende
      Eduardo Rezende

      Not fare to count all the team members of ice hockey! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      I thought of that too - but they play so many games in hockey in the Olympics - it is only fair 🙂