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RANKING COUNTRIES MORE RELIABLY IN THE SUMMER OLYMPICS

Mujgan Sagir, Thomas L. Saaty

Abstract


In this paper we consider the many intangible criteria that influence the outcome of the Summer Olympics by using the Analytic Network Process, and apply the ideas to evaluate the medals won and the country scores in the 2012 London Olympics. Both the categories of games and the events in each game are considered in this weighting process. Different events of the same category game could have different properties. This work shows that the current way of counting the total number of medals is not a bad way of ranking countries. With minor modifications, this systematic approach for ranking countries can be used for any Summer Olympics. 


Keywords


OR in sports; Country ranking; Olympic Games; Analytic Network Process; Rating.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13033/ijahp.v7i3.341