In late August this year I wrote in The Conversation about the HoPAU Project and the use of Wikipedia to share information about Paralympic athletes and teams.
This is my fourth post on Clyde Street to follow up on The Conversation post.
Following the London Paralympics (1 September)
Wikinews and Wikipedia at the London Paralympics (4 September)
Paralympic Conversations (11 September)
Team members from the HoPAU Project have shared some of the work undertaken during the Games.
Greg Blood notes that all the following pages have been updated:
- Australia at the 2012 Games
- Medal Summary 1960 – 2012
- Australian Paralympic Athletics Team
- Australian Paralympic Swimming Team
- Australian Paralympic Cycling Team
- Australian Paralympic Shooting Team
- Australian Paralympic Rowing Team–
- Australian Paralympic Sailing Team
- Australian Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Team
- Australian Paralympic Powerlifting Team
- Australian National Wheelchair Rugby Team
- Australian National Wheelchair Basketball Team (Rollers)
- Australian National Wheelchair Basketball Team (Gliders)
- Australian National Women’s Goalball Team
- Paralympic gold medallists for Australia 1960-2012 (233 athletes)
- Paralympic silver medallists for Australia 1960-2012 (300 athletes)
- Paralympic bronze medallists for Australia 1960-2012 (260 athletes)
All Australian medallists at the London Games have had their Wikipedia entries updated to include their medals.
Laura Hale discovered that Athlete Classification pages on Wikipedia received significant interest. For example, T37 and T38 had approximately 100,000 views.
Graham Pearce points out that the actual total number of views on Wikipedia may not be know as there was a problem with Wikipedia statistics from 3 to 10 September.
Notwithstanding the data difficulties, these were the kinds of views two athletes and a team received towards the end of the Games:
The Steelers Wheelchair Rugby team:
The Track Ahead