Category Archives: olympic sports

Monday Myriad, April 7: Pentathlon power

We’re in a lull between winter and summer sports, which means this is a good time to tell you there will be no Monday Myriad next week. It’s also a good time to remind you that Margaux Isaksen is really … Continue reading →...

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Monday Myriad, March 31: Figure this

We’re in that lull with winter sports wrapping up and not many summer sports in full swing yet. Good news for those of us who want to follow our teams in college basketball … oh … hey, cricket’s on! Best … Continue read...

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Monday Myriad, March 24: Overseas networking

As we bid farewell to winter sports for the year, some athletes are wrapping club seasons all over the place. People who read this blog probably know all about soccer and maybe basketball. But how about volleyball? Dozens of U.S. … Continue re...

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Monday Myriad, March 17: St. Patrick’s delay

The Monday Myriad is a day late, and not just because we have so much to wrap up from the end of the Paralympics and the Alpine ski season. Best and worst … Best U.S. Paralympic day: A sweep in snowboardcross, … Continue reading →...

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Monday Myriad, March 10: USA and Ukraine celebrate

Through three days of the Paralympics, host Russia unsurprisingly has a huge lead in the medal count with 24 medals, 7 gold. Tied for second with 7 medals is the USA and the inspiring team from Ukraine. The U.S. track … Continue reading →...

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Medal projections: Stats vs. subjectivity

Can we really come up with a statistical model for projecting Olympic medals? I’ve often joked that I want to be the Nate Silver of Olympic medal projections. But Nate knows a lot more about stats than I do — … Continue reading &ra...

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Olympic medals: The host-nation bounce is real

Olympic stats wizard Bill Mallon has quantified the host-nation bounce, showing that the country that last hosted the Olympics can typically expect to win roughly 70% of the medals it won at home. The genius of this analysis is that … Continue...

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The Games go on, Paralympics edition

We should probably dispense with the idea that Vladimir Putin timed the mess in Ukraine to occur after everyone left Sochi. Another wave is coming in right now for the Paralympics. And while we in the USA don’t pay quite … Continue readi...

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