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2022-02-23 | J++ Newsletter #126

Visualizing the Olympics


The Winter Olympics has come to an end and apart from a lot of athletes competing a lot of data visualisations came out of the event. 


Bloomberg kept track of who won the olympic medals with a minimalist but still readable world map and a deep dive into every single sport. We guess this is not the last time we'll see this world map, with countries represented by IOC codes.
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/beijing-2022-winter-olympics-medal-count/


Screenshot of the speedskating widget
German speed skater Claudia Pechstein competed in her eighth (!) Olympic Games in Beijing. Der Spiegel compared her 3 000 meter race to her previous ones.
https://www.spiegel.de/sport/wintersport/claudia-pechsteins-lauf-gegen-sich-selbst-a-7d20bc82-8494-4e16-b366-9d3484e6ddcc (German, paywall)
The also shared their code for the animation:
https://github.com/spiegelgraphics/speedskating

US figure skater Nathan Chen won the gold in Beijing and the The New York Times visualised his five successful quads in this Tweetfriendly format. 
https://twitter.com/nytgraphics/status/1491646669297012744?s=21

The Olympics, especially Winter Olympics, is unequal. Fivethirtyeight looked at which countries won medals from 1994 to 2018 and found that rich countries tend to win the medals.
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-winter-olympics-are-a-wealthy-countries-club/
 

Events


Right now (February 22–24),the 15th Annual Knight Media Forum is going on online. You can join to listen in to the latest on media, democracy and society here:
https://hopin.com/events/knight-media-forum-2f9c5ba3-c624-423c-a23c-e41317f5a5f6

JournalismAI will hold an open workshop on how to analyse women's representation in media, on Monday March the 7th:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-use-data-and-ai-to-analyse-womens-representation-in-news-tickets-274638219307
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