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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“:


That is 19 rows, 19 medals.

So I publish this data to Lumira Cloud at


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


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


I scanned some of the visual discoveries.


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


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


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.


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