Comparing Paralympic Performances Versus Olympic Performances by Country

While mainstream sports fans likely stopped following the travails of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London last month, hardcores will know that the festivities carried on all the way until 9 September in the form of the 14th Summer Paralympics, where 4 294 athletes from 164 countries competed in twenty categories of sport.  The Paralympics…

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Some Brief Notes on the 2012 Summer Olympics

Yes, it’s time once again for the Summer Olympics in just a few weeks, with coverage and hype already operating at full bore.  Having previously looked at failed Olympic candidate cities, the performances of now-defunct nations at the games, and the all-time least-successful countries in Olympic country, here are a few more notes heading into…

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