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									Olympics Task

Choose some of the data from the past Olympics to investigate.

You have the following data available

      Men’s Gold – High Jump              Women’s Gold – High Jump
      Men’s Gold – Marathon               Women’s Gold – 100m
      Men’s Gold – Long jump              Women’s Gold - Discus

What story does the data tell?

How have Olympic sporting performances been affected by
politics, geography, social history, ethnicity and other factors?

You might want to research further using the following websites:

Official Olympics site
Beijing 2008      
London 2012       

History of the Olympics
More Olympic data
Athletics – historical world records
Current world records

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