About the Olympian Database

About the Olympian DB Project

The Project
Our goal is to focus on the perspective that concerns the Olympic competitions and their status as the highest achievement and most significant event for almost any top athlete. A big part of the charm and value of the Olympic games is due to the fact that only ones in a four year span athletes compete for Olympic gold. Even the most dominating superstars in a sport may only get one fair chance of winning gold and the reputation of an entire career could be at stake at this one particular event.

The focus of the Olympian Database is to deliver accurate, well organized and transparent content about the Olympic sporting events from a variety of perspectives - focusing on an individual athlete or a nations achievements over time in the Olympics. Or focusing on a particular sport or a particular event and its champions and medalists.

The Olympian Database is an independent project and not associated with the official International Olympic Organisation or other national or international sports associations in any way.

In recent years we have expanded our database to include some of the Continental Games as well as several World Championships and we will develop further in this direction over the coming years. We aim to provide clear historical data on all big sport events we cover in addition to schedules and medal tables of all sorts for ongoing events.

What we have
An important element in the encyclopedic character of the site is the gathering of all results of all athletes in all events at all Olympic Games as well as several other big sporting events we cover (and to the level of detail it makes sense). We are not quite there yet and this is really a project under constant development that will never reach a final closure.

At the moment the Olympian Database-platform holds a complete result overview with results for all events at all the Olympic Summer and Winter Games since 1896. In fact the site holds result data for all Olympic medalists ever and for more than 75% of all events in Olympic history it also contains the complete result including all participants. If you are looking for any particular results in Olympic history this link will take you through the steps to reach it.

The Setup
The Olympian Database project has been developed as a family enterprise over several generations and is run by a small group of people/experts with different backgrounds in leadership and research.

Over the years scrapbooks, paper based overviews and static-html web page-solutions have gradually been substituted for a dynamic database that today generates tens of thousands of pages.

For more info about the Olympian Database go here.

We are indepted to the wikimedia designers Thadius856 & Parutakupiu for releasing the Olympic sports pictograms into the public domain. And we also build our work with the database on the top Olympic historians work that have paved the way for our decisions and developments. Thank you to all of you!

The site uses a number of sports abbreviations and the three letter olympic country codes that might be helpful to you in reading for example the medal standings on the website.

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