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:
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).
The below is a pretty fabulous interactive chart of how porn usage is affected by global events:
And how the 2013-14 winter’s Polar Vortex temperatures have affected Porn usage:
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Guardian has created explanatory infographics for just about every game. Some are better than others. They also have interactive guides to many of the sports. I imagine we’ll see lots of these in the coming weeks.
For example, for beach volleyball. They should have explained the scorekeeping like they did for normal volleyball.
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