Slopegraph: Olympia winners

Zeit Online has recently published an interactive slopegraph showing the results of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in a a new way. The visualization featuring alternative medal count is based on the assumption that it is actually unfair to define the winners by the sheer number of gold medals. That’s why the first 10 scores were taken into account. Thus, an athlete got a score of 10 if he won a gold medal and a score of 1 if he finished as 10th respectively.

According to this alternative ranking, Russia is still the winner, but we can see partially dramatic differences if we compare other countries.

I personally love slopegraphs since they allow to directly compare changes between two different values in a very elegant and clear way. You can do the same when comparing changes over time.

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