I’m really looking forward to the London 2012 Olympics. But if you’re like me, you only have half a clue as to who’s been performing well in a couple of sports at best. And there are over 300 medals being awarded at this years’ Olympic Games.
I recently received a forwarded e-mail from a guy named James Hingston that says this:
Prompted by Richard, and my own desperate fanaticism, I’ve spent the past year putting together a complete form guide for the London 2012. The idea is that for any event… even the really random ones… you can dip in, get a solid idea of the form of athletes and teams coming into the Games, as well as some overviews on developments and changes that have taken place in the sport.
I’ve ended up developing it into a reasonably complete and semi-professional looking document (in for a penny, in for a pound) and so would not only encourage you to use it, but, if you think it’s any good, please distribute it as widely as possible amongst your friends and colleagues.
Many thanks as well (because she’ll kill me if I don’t credit her) to Lindsay for helping proof the document. It’s been designed so that you can dip in and out and use it as a reference guide — you don’t have to read all 184 pages…. She did.
This is the link to the document (http://bit.ly/OlyData) so that you can read/download/print it at your leisure.
(I will say that from the little I do know of various sports his medal predictions are a fair bit off, but the data he compiled is absolutely amazing.)