not an answer wrote:Mr. Obvious wrote:
How many total participants have there been since 1984? Aren't there an average of more than 100 on both the women's and the men's side?
The rate of identical twins is ~1 in 285.
My guess is the number of identical twins in the Olympic trials is not different from the number in the general population at a level that reaches statistical significance.
The point is if your identical twin is in the Olympic trials, it's more likely that you are as well.
The point is NOT that identical twins make the trials more often than non twins.
It does not prove this at all. You are still lacking any underlying data. How many people with an identical twin have run (but whose twin hasn't)?
The only contrary evidence is a lack of brother-sister combos. Are there brother/brother combos? Sister/sister combos?
Rojo has no understanding of statistics.