A visual history of the Olympic winners
August 29, 2016
THE NEW YORK TIMES – Just 10 countries – the United States, Australia and eight European nations – earned medals in the first modern Games, in Athens in 1896. More than 100 years later, in Rio, there were 87 medal-winning nations, from Algeria to Vietnam.
Tracing the rise and fall of each country’s medal count over time — represented in the undulating ribbons in the chart above — is to observe more than just the story of the Olympic Games.
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