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The Rio Olympics: Explaining the UK’s Impressive Results through Project Management

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By Marco Sampietro, SDA Professor of Organization and Human Resources Management Department.

The UK concluded the Olympic Game s in Rio de Janeiro with 67 medals , achieving an astonishing second place. Only the USA did better, and considering the size of the UK’s population the result is really impressive. In addition, the UK hosted the Olympics in 2012 and records reveal that host countries normally perform very well (the so - called home advantage). As a consequence, at the following Olympics the number of medals always decrease s . This , however, is not the case here : the UK is the only nation to have won more medals at the next Olympics after having hosted them. Figure 1 reports the number of medals won by the UK in the last 18 Olympic Games.

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Source: PM World Journal

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