Festival of Data: Olympic Medal History


This interactive, created by the New York Times, gives a detailed overview of the medals won at each Winter Olympics in history. Readers can select a year, country or type of medal to sort through. When you select a certain year and country, you can then click for more information and a pop-out shows the names of the Olympians who won for that country and which medals they won in what events. Each year is displayed as a bubble and the size of the bubble depends on the number of medals earned.  If you click on the year, the countries resort in order of who won the most overall medals. One possible addition that I would like to see is the total number of medals won by each country over the entire history of the winter games, which would be especially interesting for the smaller countries.