DailyDirt: Analyzing The Olympics

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Despite the ridiculous restrictions on watching the Olympics, there are still plenty of statistics about various events for data nerds to collect and crunch that might provide some useful insights. By studying athletic performance over time, we can tell when technologies like fancy swimsuits are giving too much of an advantage or when a change in training and technique have made vast improvements. Here are just a few projects that are diving deep into Olympic data. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Pixelation, Jul 30th, 2012 @ 5:22pm


    "They've developed a "performance improvement index" to quantify things like: how performance enhancing drugs are improving athletic ability".

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    Anonymous, Jul 30th, 2012 @ 5:34pm

    I'm not watching the Olympics, as I have no interest in it, but this whole Olympic thing makes me want to watch my DVD of "Personal Best". Naked chicks and lesbo scenes, now that I AM interested in!

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    gnudist, Jul 30th, 2012 @ 6:00pm

    I wonder what this [REDACTED] thing is that you guys keep posting about. I assume it's some kind of censorship sport?

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 30th, 2012 @ 6:18pm

    Re: FTFY

    apparently, then, drugs don't help with throwing javelins?

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    Michael Ho (profile), Aug 7th, 2012 @ 4:05pm

    medal counts

    fyi -- the updated list is here:

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