There are many Olympic events in which participants travel a designated distance as fast as they can. The Competitor who covers the distance in the least time wins the gold medal. Here are nine pages of distance and time data selected from the 2008 Olympics events: swimming, track, rowing, canoe/kayak, and cycling.


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This resource is part of a larger collection of data sources (http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_BobandGeorge/DataDataData). This document contains gold medal results for both men and women in Swimming, Track, Rowing and Cycling. Though there is no stated pedagogy, this resource could serve as a good reference for a science or math lesson on graphing or statistics.

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