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India@ Olympics: An Overview with Lumira !!!

Hi All,

As Part of the fight against the Data Walkers in DataGeek III – Thrones of Data! I decided to contribute my army too for the fight against Dark Data.I am representing House of Titans – Sworn to Sports and Entertainment.

Step 1. I have accepted the challenge.

For the fellow warriors please accept the challenge by bookmarking the mentioned blog as follows Click Me

Step 2. Download SAP Lumira Desktop.

I have gone for the 30 day free trial version available at SCN. You can check out the details at Lumira Download

Step 3. I declare my allegiance with House of Titans – Sworn to Sports and Entertainment.

I have used one of the sample data set provided as part of challenge.You can find the details at  Sample Data set

Step 4My Data Story

I have used the Sample data

Olympic Medal Tally

Analysis of the Olympics medal tally

Back Ground :Olympics as we know is foremost sports competition with more than 200 countries participating. As I had enough data in the form of Data samples I thought of analyzing India’s performance in Olympics.

Technical Details :

Software Used  : SAP Lumira

Version Used    :1.18.0

Build                    :1095

Data set Used   :Olympics Data

Preparation Phase

My Sample Data:

     My Dataset.jpg

Necessary Data corrections are done and unnecessary columns are removed just to make the analysis more clear.


  1. Medal Count by Host country.


Chart Builder Option : Geo choropleth chart option in Geographic charts

Use : To depict the geographical pattern distribution of Olympic medals across the host countries

Observation :India’s Contribution is not in the top list.

2. Medal Count Vs Country Description


Chart Builder Option : Donut Chart option in Pie charts

Use : Easy to identify the medal count distribution across individual countries and helps to identify country wise standings.

Observation :India is having 178 medal counts.

3. Medal Count by sport Vs Country


Chart Builder Option : Tables option in Table.Filter option on country Description really comes handy here.

Use : Depict the sports wise medal count. Helps to identify our core strength games.

Observation : Hockey tops the list with 169 medals and need more attention to sports like Tennis & Weight lifting.

Now I want to know the details of athletes who have toiled hard to get it done.

4.Medal Count by Athlete


Chart Builder Option : Funnel Chart option in Other Charts.Filter option on country Description really comes handy here.

Use : Depict the medal claimed by each Indian individual athlete participated in the event.Helps to identify the top performers from India in Olympics

Observation : Top Contributor is having an individual tally of 4 as the best which is quite average when compared to other countries.

From the performers I wanted to identify the performance of Men and women separately to identify the pitfalls.

5.Medal Count across various Countries based on gender


Chart Builder Option : Pie chart options in Pie chart

Use : Identify the gender wise distribution of medals.

Observation : Indian Women is contributing only 0.56% of overall medal tally.

This is a serious matter which we need to consider and need more training and related facilities for bettering the women’s performance in Olympics.


  1. Performance of Indian Women needs to be raised by providing them more training and enough exposure.
  2. India’s overall performance can be improved by concentrating on more games as currently we have only 7 medal winning sports.

Step 5.Submission of Data Story

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Thanks to Thrones of Data Team for this Challenge!.Lets Beat Dark Data Lords together. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      Author's profile photo Anson John Abraham
      Anson John Abraham

      Hi Kannan,

      Nice analysis 🙂

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      Hi Anson,

      Thanks for the feedback. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks

      I had never heard of Leslie Walter Claudius before, thanks for making me find out. What a legend he was! 

      It would be good to see the evolution of India's success, by sport, over time. Has it always been golds in the hockey?

      Personally, i am very much interested in the story Dutee Chand . she is (was?) India's sure hope of track medals. the next generation. Such a shame that her participation is now being questioned.

      The old argument of nature vs nurture means that sport is never a level playing field, that's why we have winners and losers!



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      Hi Henry,

      Indeed very correct.Even i was also curious for the same... 🙂