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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      www.olympic.org
Beijing 2008                en.beijing2008.cn
London 2012                 www.london2012.com

History of the Olympics
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Olympics#History
More Olympic data
www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/resources/data/olympics/olymindx.htm
Athletics – historical world records
www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/resources/data/worldrec/worldind.htm
Current world records
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_records_in_athletics

								
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