And so the Olympics come to an end. While we’ve seen the effects of technology on who wins or loses at the Olympics, the true legacy of these games will be how technology changes how we watch and interact around the Games.
In London Olympics 2012 Medal Tables At A Glance? I posted some treemap visualisations of the Olympics medal tables generated using a Google Visualisation Chart treemap component. I thought it might be worth posting a quick R generated example too, using the off-the-shelf/straight out of CRAN treemap component. (If you want to play along, download the data as CSV from here.)
Finishing first means everything at the 2012 Olympic Games, whether you?re an athlete outpacing competitors or a reporter hitting a story deadline with the latest results.
With so much criticism still surrounding NBC?s coverage of the Games, hardcore fans are flocking to the internet to get timely results and, when possible, stream competition as it happens. …
London, a city without mountains, is hosting Olympic mountain biking. That meant building a mountain. Here’s how they did it.
Our favorite physicist looks at the forces involved in the flips and somersaults of a dive.
Our man in London, on the feeling of history that comes with being at Wimbledon and how Olympic Stadium made today’s 100 meter run the fastest ever.
An American recordholder explains why steeplechase is so awesome. Two words: water pit.
Our resident physicist looks at a long jump so far beyond those that had come before that even now people debate the factors behind it.
Our resident physicist explains the power needed to beat a world record in the 50-meter freestyle.
In a round-robin tournament, losing one game can lead to an easier match-up in a later round by pitting you against a weaker team.