Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

  • Sports Gender Gap for Running

    The Gender Gap That Will Not Shrink

    Nov 4, 13 • 436 Views • No Comments

    In 1928 mainstream media told the world that female runners were unable to compete in long distance races. In 1992, the journal Nature printed a letter predicting that women runners would equal men by 1998. Neither got it right. Describing an 800 meter race...  [read more]

  • How To Win The Olympics

    Aug 11, 12 • 192 Views • No Comments

    The 2016 Olympics in Rio might be different. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Great Britain fared poorly. They took home only one gold and ranked #36 among medal winners. At Beijing in 2008, their medal count was 47 and they ranked #4. And now in London, 2012,...  [read more]

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    Winning the Olympics

    Mar 15, 12 • 223 Views • No Comments

    How to predict Olympic medal winners? Economics. It takes money to train a world class athlete. The most economically fit countries can afford to train their athletes. Also, the “host bounce” helps. In the past, host countries have enjoyed a 3...  [read more]

  • The US is again hitting its debt ceiling.

    Greek Austerity Facts

    Feb 10, 12 • 345 Views • No Comments

    With a March 20 deadline approaching, new European bailout negotiations continue to emphasize austerity. Curious about what austerity specifically meant, I looked at a Greek newspaper. In the sports section, they discussed the plight of Greece and the...  [read more]