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Olympic medals result

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Olympic medals result
This infographic presents the final medal count for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in several dimensions. The central part shows the distribution of medals by continent using proportional sized pie charts to reflect the count. The inner circles of the pie charts are split by the type of medal. The same technique is applied in the other dimensions presented: medals by geopolitical groups (China, EU, ex soviet republics) , by sport (swimming, athletics, gymnastics) , by GDP and by population. It also contains full information of the final medal count by country and a day-by-day gold medal count (annotated bar char in the lower half). All parts of the visualisation are commented to give an overall picture of the event.
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Source:
Chiqui Esteban, P├║blico (Spanish Newspaper) (News)
http://infografistas.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html
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