London medal maps

Off-topic: A final roundup of London 2012
With the closing ceremony of the Paralympics, the summer of sports that dominated life in London came to an end. While the city recovers from the games, this blog post provides a picture of where the many medals handed out during the games are now heading to from London. A comparison of the medal tables shows some interesting differences in the achievements of the participating nations in the Olympics and Paralymics. This can be seen in the following animation of two cartograms showing each country’s share in the total medal counts (switching between the Paralympics and the Olympics):

Cartogram / Map animation of the medal counts at the 2012 London Paralympic and Olympics Games in comparison
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Read more about these maps and see more visuals from the Onlympics at
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