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Wikifying the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

There has been a fascinating project underway in Australia for the last year. A group of experienced and new wikipedians have been developing wiki pages...

Olympic Medal Landscape 2012-2016

Introduction In this post I share my version of the topography of the Olympic medal landscape. I use three data points: performance in London; a...

Goal Scoring at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament #rio2016

The semi-finals of the Women's Football Tournament have been completed at #Rio2016. Six goals have been scored in the second stage games. The time periods...

Produsing Olympic Images

The Sochi Opening Ceremony has prompted some interesting produsage of images. This T-shirt appeared for sale on 10 February.   The Olympic Charter (7.4) states: The Olympic symbol,...

A Conversation Post: Olympic Predictions and Actual Performance

The Conversation has published this evening my follow up post to a pre-Games post about medal predictions.

Women's Football Olympic Tournament 2012

The twelve teams that contested the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in 2012 were: The FIFA rankings of these teams on 1 June 2012 were: 1 USA 2...

Visualising Olympic Performance

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...

Olympic Favourites 2012

On the eve of the London Olympics my son, Sam, and I have been looking at William Hill's betting odds for the London Games. This...

Social Media at the London Games: 20 July update

Some recent items following on from last month's post about the "Social Media Olympics". The Conversation (20 July) We’re getting pretty excited about the Olympics. With...

Connecting at and through the London Olympics

It has been fascinating to observe the growth in social media opportunities between the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. An Associated Press post on...