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Table 4 Cross-continental movements of foreign-born Olympic athletes

From: Have the Olympic Games become more migratory? A comparative historical perspective

2012 Destination continent
Origin continent Europe North America Oceania South America Total
Africa 26.0% 10.7% 26.7% 0.0% 21.5%
Asia 8.7% 16.0% 26.7% 22.2% 13.6%
Europe 35.8% 38.7% 35.6% 44.4% 36.8%
North America 20.8% 26.7% 8.9% 33.3% 20.9%
Oceania 2.3% 2.7% 2.2% 0.0% 2.3%
South America 6.4% 5.3% 0.0% 0.0% 5.0%
  1. Source: Authors’ calculations