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Can Bjørgen Repeat Her Dominant Performance?

Marit Bjørgen pretty much wiped the floor with folks last year in distance events: As a stats guy, when I see extreme events I tend not to expect them to repeat themselves. The general principle here is called regression to the mean. Extreme events are just unlikely, so it doesn’t make sense to expect them […]

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Career Retrospective: Rene Sommerfeldt

Long time German skier Rene Sommerfeldt is retiring this year.  His international career spans roughly 15 years, which is quite a long time to ski internationally. I thought it would be fun to honor retiring skiers with a fairly comprehensive look back at their careers.  But since this is a largely data visualization site, it […]

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