Measuring Olympics performance based on a distance-based approach

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Author(s)

  • Xiongfei Cao
  • Yelin Fu
  • Jiangze Du
  • Jiasen Sun
  • Ming Wang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-990
Journal / PublicationInternational Transactions in Operational Research
Volume23
Issue number5
Online published30 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

Abstract

Measuring Olympics performance using either the Summer Olympic Games or Winter Olympics individually is criticized as a bias for participants. The present study develops a distance-based approach based only on the number of medals won to propose Olympic ranking. A state-of-the-art approach with mild weight restriction is used for integrating the performance in the lexicographic system. The common weights associated with the lexicographic and sum-ranking systems for both Summer and Winter Olympic Games are determined to provide a fair ranking for National Olympic Committees. Application to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics is used to illustrate the effectiveness of our proposed method.

Research Area(s)

  • Distance, Multiple criteria analysis, Olympic ranking, OR in sports

Citation Format(s)

Measuring Olympics performance based on a distance-based approach. / Cao, Xiongfei; Fu, Yelin; Du, Jiangze et al.

In: International Transactions in Operational Research, Vol. 23, No. 5, 09.2016, p. 979-990.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review