I receive a daily update from the Diigo Teacher-Librarian Group.
Yesterday Cathy Oxley shared three Olympic resources with Group members.
All three have an interesting approach to visualising Olympic performance.
SBS has produced a medals results page for all the Olympic Games in the modern era.
It appears as a map of the world.
The 2012 graphic is:
The medals for the first Olympic Games of the modern era were:
The New York Times
The New York Times has a visualisation of all medalists in three events in the modern era:
Performances are presented relative to Usain Bolt’s 2012 Olympic record.
I think this interactive visualisation is remarkable. It has set a new standard in how we share information about athletic performance.
The Slate brings together eight contestants in four events (the 100-metres sprint, 100-metre freestyle swim, the long jump, and the discus) to bring together athletes from different Olympic eras (1896 to 2008).
I think these are wonderful resources. I am very impressed by the SBS medal selector and mesmerised by the New York Times visualisation … all thanks to Cathy Oxley’s links.