Marimekko chart of medals for Summer and Winter Olympic Games by country

Olympic Medals by Country

While 207 countries marched in the Parade of Nations within the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, the chances are that a small subset will win most of the medals.  Overall, ten countries account for 60% of Summer and 80% of Winter Olympic medals with the USA, Germany and Russia leading the medal count.  The chart below summarizes the medal winning countries in both Summer and Winter games:


With a Marimekko chart, I can summarize the medals won in Summer and Winter games and then drill down to which countries won the most medals.  You can see that Winter medals are concentrated in fewer countries with a quick glance at each bar.  Here is the chart in SlideShare to download and edit using Mekko Graphics: