Monday, March 24, 2014

Mapping the History of the Winter Olympics

There are some nice Google Maps integrated into this website about the Winter Olympic games.

Olympic Story is a well-designed website examining the history of the Winter Olympics. Olympic Story allows you to select any of the venues that have been used to host the Winter Olympics to discover interesting information about each games, such as the number of participating countries, the number of athletes and of course information about who won all the medals at each games.

For each of the venues which have hosted the Olympic Games you can view a Google Map visualizing which countries medals were awarded to. You can select to view the destination of gold, silver, bronze and all medals. The total number of medals won by each country are represented on the map by the thickness of the lines connecting each country.

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