In terms of trends and comments, the biggest one that jumps out is Great Britain. Massive kudos is deserved for going from 19th to 2nd in just 6 Olympics. Also the way in which France and Italy's paths seem to be tracking each other (especially in these first 3 Olympics) is somewhat humorous. Oh, and speaking of France and Italy, my apologies to their vexillologists - I did the best I could, but there's no good way to "stretch" those flags into lines. I was able to make the Union Jack work and was lucky not to have any harder flags. Let's just say I won't be looking forward to updating this graph if any other than other vertical triband flagged nations or Amerian Samoa or Dominican Republic or Panama or Jamaica or Tanzania become an Olympic powerhouse.