The company announced in December 2016 that the Olympics site was to be shut down in the near future due to a change in its data licensing agreement. Since that time, data for the 2016 Summer Olympics has been added, but the site was not updated for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Sports Reference closed its Olympic site on May 14, 2020.
The providers of the Olympic data, known as OlyMADmen, launched a new site called Olympedia in May 2020. According to Slate, editing of "Olympedia is restricted to about two dozen trusted academics and researchers who specialize in Olympic history."
^Mallon, Bill (May 27, 2020). "Olympedia now open to the public". OlympStats.com. Retrieved 2020. the result many years of work by a group of Olympic historians and statisticians called the OlyMADmen
^"About". Olympedia.org. Archived from the original on June 14, 2020. The group that has compiled the database refers to itself as MADmen -- MAD being an acronym for several of the early members of the group, but also signifies their commitment to the project in another sense.