Sports Archive:

Olympic Games

In: Interactive Sports

20 Jul 2012

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.

imageimage image

Interactive guides:

image

I like dangerous traditions.

image

Age ranges for each sport for the past three summer games.

image

(note: I couldn’t get the age filter at the top to work in either firefox or IE)

The medals are mostly won by the young, however:

 image

An excellent analysis of the players from both teams. The colors map out where shots were taken from, and how accurate they were.

image

Interesting scatter plot of service and return performance. Grey dots indicate players already out of the tournament. I don’t like that the top players are indicated with bigger circles – I think a color indicator would have been better, but perhaps the intention was to make them easier to click on? Content wise, it appears that you need both a service and return game to win (which I suppose is no surprise).

image

A nice look at how each hole has been modified over the years from Historyshots.

image image

Author: Alison Hinks.

Yoga

Basketball Courtvision

In: Sports

13 Mar 2012

A beautiful visualization of where NBA players make their shots from. The author, Kirk Goldsberry, even breaks it down by different player positions, and uses it to analyze specific player tendencies. (original paper; via)

imageimage

I withhold the snarky pen and simply share this for those who might be interested. (Thanks to Katie Desmond for the link!)

image

Ok, can’t resist. Below are the seven chakras of R. Crumb:

image

Some interesting facts. Almost makes me want to try it.

image

Too funny not to post. As a bonus, on the right, a comparison of nine poses to getting fall-down drunk.

image image

Sorry about the sidestep into diagram and photo humor – I’ll post some boring econ charts soon to balance it all out for you.

Super Bowl XLV

In: Sports

9 Feb 2011

This chart of the Green Bay Packer’s season, including play by play analysis of the entire playoffs, is a testament to how well evolved sports statistics are. The designers, Chartball, also do amazing things with baseball statistics.

image


What is Chart Porn?

An addictive collection of beautiful charts, graphs, maps, and interactive data visualization toys -- on topics from around the world.

  • Krista: Less data, but I really love forecast.io - the graphics are by far the best... [...]
  • chillinmilan: It is definitely clean and good looking. WeatherSpark, a site you mentioned a few years ago, does i [...]
  • steffan: Billy Bob hits on it, I think. It looks like collusion to me. [...]
  • Billy Bob: Can you explain why many of these guys degrade and improve together? Is Comcast throttling Netflix [...]
  • Kas: some of the entries are racist, others homophobic, classist, anti-semetic etc [...]