Date/Time: to
Type: Lecture, Hybrid
Location: Seminarraum 8/hybrid
Speakers: Ulrich Woitek (Universität Zürich), Host: Bernd Süßmuth

Abstract: Population and GDP are the best predictors for a country’s success at the modern Olympic Games (Bernard and Busse, 2004). Looking at the ancient Games (776 BCE-392 CE), we find a similar result for the competing cities. For the individual athletes, however, this is not the case. Resource availability measured by a city’s territory reduces the chance of winning.

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