Title

Analysis Of Olympic Games Participation And Success Using Statistical Methods

Author(s)

Thomas-Roy Holt

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Math

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Dr. Sankaran; Department of Economics, University of South Carolina

Abstract

The modern Olympic Games have occurred since 1896 with only a couple instances of cancellation (largely due to issues of a political nature). In this analysis we attempt to find if the Olympics can be used as an apparatus to measure country success on an international scale. Specifically, we use statistical methods (linear and multilinear regression analysis) to analyze potential correlations between economic data and quantity of medals a country receives in a single Olympic game. It became clear with relatively little analysis that while the variables chosen were indeed correlated in some manner, a major change either in the mathematical nature or the method of gathering data is needed.

Location

Owens 102

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:45 AM

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Apr 16th, 9:45 AM

Analysis Of Olympic Games Participation And Success Using Statistical Methods

Owens 102

The modern Olympic Games have occurred since 1896 with only a couple instances of cancellation (largely due to issues of a political nature). In this analysis we attempt to find if the Olympics can be used as an apparatus to measure country success on an international scale. Specifically, we use statistical methods (linear and multilinear regression analysis) to analyze potential correlations between economic data and quantity of medals a country receives in a single Olympic game. It became clear with relatively little analysis that while the variables chosen were indeed correlated in some manner, a major change either in the mathematical nature or the method of gathering data is needed.