The map itself was created by mapping and visualization firm Carto, using Google Trend data available between June 28th and July 28th, so -- with the caveat that we're looking at a limited scope of information -- it still yields a few fun facts you could probably whip out at bar trivia.
For one, despite its history of winning 371 medals in 15 other summer Olympics sports, Russia's top-searched sport is... volleyball. (Good thing Russia's volleyball teams were only officially cleared to compete last week, after being wrapped up in the country's ongoing doping scandal.)
For another, judo is the Democratic Republic of the Congo's top-searched sport -- possibly because the nation's eyes are on two refugees who fled the country and later joined a team of 10 refugees, competing in different sports and coming from different backgrounds.
"I hope my story will be an example for everybody," refugee Olympic athlete Yolande Mabika told the UN Refugee Agency of her participation in the judo events.
Seems like the Congo got the message.
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