Sports Archive:

 Strava has created a global heat map of running and biking data (77,688,848 rides and 19,660,163 runs).

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Somewhat obvious, but fun to look at the details. The original NYT article points out some of the more contentious borders.

 

Another beautiful timeline by HistoryShots.

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Winter Olympic Sports

In: Sports

6 Feb 2014

I’m sure we’ll see the usual TON of olympic graphics in the next few weeks, but I thought this one showing the growth of sports included in the Winter Games was interesting:

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Where People Run

In: Maps Sports

6 Feb 2014

Overlay of running routes in 23 metropolitan areas using personal runner data from runkeeper, by FlowingData.

Washington DC (mostly in Rock Creek Park and along the Mall)
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Real time interactive map of who is getting snowed on – particularly useful for skier and snowboarder trip planning. Click on any mountain to see last 24 hour snow totals, 5-day forecast, and the “freshy factor” (likelihood of finding fresh snow).

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Amusing. Apparently Denver fans gave up watching before Seattle fans did. (Note: the image below is linked to an Imgur picture. The link to the article on PornHub is here.)

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The below is a pretty fabulous interactive chart of how porn usage is affected by global events:

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And how the 2013-14 winter’s Polar Vortex temperatures have affected Porn usage:

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The Scarelift

In: Sports

1 Feb 2014

I’m snowboarding in Lake Tahoe this weekend and my girlfriend dug up this chart of chairlift injuries and fatalities to inspire me not to break myself.

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Great video describing some of the technologies that go into making the live coverage meaningful. (via TechCrunch)

All by the same company that brings you those first down lines, strike zones, and nascar labels.

Tug of War? Club Swinging? Live Pigeon Shooting. What a fantastic list!

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Here’s a version from the Telegraph describing “Single Stick”:

…involved two man standing still, facing one another, and attempting to draw blood from the other’s head with a stick"

Wow. How great is that? They should bring that back.

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Very cool videographics analyzing the history of the 100m race, long jump, and 100m freestyle swim:

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I guess today is the day of map posts! Here is one from the Economist that shows which countries participated in each summer Olympics since 1896. You can see the stupid 1980/84 boycotts by east and west, for example.

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