Potential Factors Affecting Medal Winners in Olympics [poster]
The Olympics are one of the few events that bring most countries together for competition. It brings a lot of pride to the countries that are able to send the athletes to compete in the summer and winter games. Only the greatest competitors in the world are able to make it. However, are there some common factors behind the countries that send numerous amounts of athletes and come home with the medals? There are many different factors that play into the success of a country in the economic standpoint, but does economics play a part in the countries' athletes? There are certain characteristics of different countries that may play a part in the quantity and quality of athletes these countries send to the Olympics.