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What are your chances of becoming an Olympic athlete?

This interesting picture (courtesy of shows the chances of U.S. athletes making it to the Olympics, looking at the 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London) Olympic Games participation data.
High school aged boys have a 1 in 8778 chance of making the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Team. For girls, it’s a bit tougher (1 in 9079), even if the lower possibilities are for basketball players (this is not a surprise for U.S., is it?).
Click on the picture to see a larger version and to look at the odds for all Olympic sports.

Here you can find a list of my running-related posts. Now shut down the notebook and have a run! 
Science and Training:How to publish your Garmin training data to other services with "tapiriik"Heel-to-toe drop: meaning and measurementGarmin, Polar and WTEK: heart rate sensors comparisonWhat is training load?Runner's performance evaluation - Part 1: the VO2max.Runner's performance evaluation - Part 2: Carbs, Fats and Proteins as Energy for l…