Are You Too Old for the Olympics?

In: Source: Washington Post Sports

3 Jul 2012

Age ranges for each sport for the past three summer games.


(note: I couldn’t get the age filter at the top to work in either firefox or IE)

The medals are mostly won by the young, however:


3 Responses to Are You Too Old for the Olympics?


Ryan Z

July 3rd, 2012 at 12:49 pm

The outliers make the 1st chart misleading. A box plot would have been much more informative. Though having a separate male/female boxplot overlapping might have its own visual challenges.



July 9th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

In second graph, how does one get relative conclusion out of only absolute numbers of medals?



July 12th, 2012 at 12:17 am

ranges are useless. medians would actually convey information. somebody wasted a lot of time on the first graph.

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