The medals have been awarded and the athletes have arrived home, but the post-Sochi buzz is still fresh. MediaMiser collected more than 4 million tweets on the Games to determine who were the most popular athletes (the top three were all American), which events got the most buzz, and which of the many spectacular venues were the most popular.
With the XXII Winter Games upon us, it is important to understand the engineering complexities that go into creating such a remarkable event. Expectations are high for each Olympic games, with over 6,000 athletes competing this winter from 85 countries in front of thousands of spectators. The costs of developing effective transportation systems, comfortable housing for athletes and coaches, and state of the art venues for the highest level of competition are remarkable.
Every two years we turn on our t.v.’s to some surprisingly obscure Olympic sports. In the following infographic from Sports-Management-Degrees.com, here’s what you need to know to keep you entertained from curling to trampoline.
All roads are leading to Sochi, Russia for this year’s Winter Olympic Games which commences on February 7 and concludes on February 23. However, the Winter Olympics have very interesting and rich history that makes it worthwhile to take a look back. You will be surprised by how far the games have come and how much the event has grown.
Do you know all there is to know about the fantastic Winter Olympics? The folks at Club Med have put together dozens of interesting facts about this event to tell you.
With the World Cup and Olympics set to take stage in Brazil, eMaint thought they would visualize how this will be affecting the economy by illustrating what they are doing to prepare for these events. The following infographic points out the transportation that is being built to get everyone where they need to go, the different venues that they need to construct to host the different sporting events, and the jobs that will be generated from the World Cup and Olympics. The infographic also provides background information on the economy and it’s GDP, as well as the largest cities and their population.
The Olympics is the most watched and most expensive sport event in the world, drawing in billions of users and spectators alike. Has anyone ever stopped to think about the Olympic venues themselves? Years of planning and construction are needed to reach the perfection required by the Olympic Committee and very few stop to think about the great feats of engineering that occur to make it all happen.
Check out how great (or small!) a chance each type of young athlete has of earning a spot on the United States Olympic team in the following infographic published by eCollegeFinder.org. Along with natural ability and determined training, these stats show the chances U.S. high school-aged athletes have of getting to the Summer Olympic Games in hopes of bringing home the gold.
It’s been 64 years since London last hosted the Olympic games and in celebration to mark such a great occasion this infographic from Dartington has been produced to display some fascinating statistics and facts surrounding the iconic event. The information covers 5 key areas ranging from the the Olympic Park through to finances and products.
Force Factor has compiled surprising new statistics on the body types of some of the fittest people on the planet: US Olympic athletes. Taking a closer look at the height, weight, and BMI of America’s Olympic athletes is sure to challenge your conception of fitness.
This infographic presented by Click Software highlights some of the impacts that the Summer 2012 Olympics will have on London.
This infographic from SmartBidNet features the general contractors, materials, and construction behind the 2012 London Olympic Village. Find out how much the venues cost to build, how green technology is being implemented, and even the fate of the venues after the Summer Games are finished and the athletes have gone home.
LondonTown.com presents this wonderfully illustrated infographic showing all of the Olympic venues, including what events are taking place and the easiest travel plans.