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Some lies, damn lies and then some awesome Olympic statistics

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An Ashbourne Voice

Unavoidable Olympic conclusions – if you are an amateur:

Dorney Lake has faster water than Stratford or the Serpentine. Overall London is roughly 20% slower than Beijing.

If you want to get medals the easy way… learn to swim

Don’t bother watching the Olympics until Day 5.

Don’t pick a fight in Ireland, Azerbaijan, Georgia or Iran. But if you want to run away your best chance is in Jamaica, Kenya or Ethiopia

Olympic organisers said that around 90% of ticket holders for the Olympics showed up. This means there are 1.1m unused tickets somewhere.

Here is an excellent slideshow http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19245330 with some Olympic infographics open for interpretation.

Interesting Olympic statistics for the professional:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/datablog/2012/aug/13/olympics-2012-data-journalism?newsfeed=true

An awesome collection of infographics and stats:

China only had the sixth largest team at the Olympics – smaller than Germany and Australia. Team GB had the largest.

Relative to Population and GDP Grenada had…

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Written by greencontact

August 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Opinion

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