Sports Archive:

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

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(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:

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

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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).

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

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Author: Alison Hinks.

Yoga

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)

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Formula 1

In: Innovative Sports

30 Nov 2010

Stunningly beautiful graphics on Formula 1 tracks and races, by Luis Chumpitaz. He even managed to make bilingual diagrams looks good. (Thanks to William Navarro for the link.)

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NBA Schedule 2010

In: Sports

20 Oct 2010

An interesting way of displaying home and away schedules.

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The Yankees Rock!

In: Sports

11 Aug 2010

Nicely executed infographic on how much the Yankees have dominated baseball. (via)

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Two cool analyses (even if you don’t care about baseball) of how Mariano Rivera and Stephen Strasbourg pitch. You have to wonder what kinds of similar work team scouts do behind the scenes.

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A slick comparison of the routes, elevation, history, and conditions.

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