Posts Tagged ‘olympics’

Get inside the Games with Google Maps (Google)

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

[Editor's note: Combo Olympic event location map and geostatistical analysis (including tally for just those countries in the current map view) of medal counts from around the world from Google Maps showing off their mapping API.]

Republished from Google Maps:

Can’t make it to Beijing? Now, you can follow the Summer Games no matter where you are. Explore stadiums in 3D, track medal counts, and view live sport results on Google Maps and Google Earth.

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2008 Beijing Olympics Interactives (NY Times)

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

[Editor's note: I especially enjoyed the Path to Victory: Women's Gymnastics Team Competition interactive as it reminded of me of my sister's competitive gymnastics and watching past Olympics with her. Now she's out fighting fires in Cali and Oregon far away from the TV coverage! Thanks Denny.]

Reprinted from the New York Times.
Series looks to continue. Various artists.

 

An Interactive Map of Beijing

An Interactive Map of Beijing

An interactive tour of Beijing and its various Olympic venues.

Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

A design history of the Olympic torch from 1936 to the present day.

Men's Cycling Results

Men’s Cycling Results

Samuel Sanchez of Spain won the grueling 152-mile road race from Beijing through the mountains.

Assessing the Air in Beijing

Assessing the Air in Beijing

Daily updates on the air quality levels in Beijing and Eastern China.

She Shoots, She Scores

She Shoots, She Scores

Katerina Emmons won the women’s 10-meter air rifle event, the first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics.

One Gold, Seven to Go

One Gold, Seven to Go

How Michael Phelps won the 400-meter individual medley, his first gold medal of the Olympics.

Coming From Behind

Coming From Behind

How Jason Lezak came from behind in the last leg of the 4x100m relay to give the U.S. team the gold.

Soaring Over the Bar

Soaring Over the Bar

Justin Spring, who will be representing the United States in Beijing, explains his techniques on the high bar.

How Spitz and Phelps Compare

How Spitz and Phelps Compare

Times and technology have changed, but here’s how Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps match up.

Gold Medal Moves

Gold Medal Moves

A former Olympian, Stephen McCain, steps through Deng Linlin’s floor routine.

Path to Victory: Women's Gymnastics Team Competition

Path to Victory: Women’s Gymnastics Team Competition

The Chinese team won the women’s gymnastic team competition Wednesday. The American team was second.

China Dominates Synchronized Diving

China Dominates Synchronized Diving

Huo Liang and Lin Yue of China won gold in men’s synchronized platform diving on Monday. John Wingfield, coach of the U.S. diving team, walks through one of the winning dives.

Swimming Records Broken in Beijing

Swimming Records Broken in Beijing

A look at the number of swimmers who have broken world records in the Beijing Olympics.

A Map of Olympic Medals (NY Times)

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

[Editor's note: Supremely awesome animated and interactive Dorling cartogram based timeline showing which countries won how many Olympic medals going back to the beginning in 1896. The geography view is the cartogram. The Rank view is sized bubbles (circles) sorted by medals. Countries are color coded by continent. MouseOver has medal breakdown for the country that year. Click on a country and the full athlete details comes up below the map. Would be nice if the athlete breakdown travels along with the year slider and had an option to minimize. Thanks Laris!]

View interactive on the New York Times site . . .

Circles are sized by the number of medals each country won in past summer Olympic Games. Click on a country to display a list of its medal winners.

Graphic by: Lee Byron, Amanda Cox and Matthew Ericson/The New York Times

Related content on my blog about cartograms:

ny times dorling olympics

olympics rank