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The 10 best sports graphics / data visualisations of 2016: call for entries

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As the headline suggests, I’m looking for the best sports graphics or data visualisations of the year. Here are the rules:

  • Link needed
  • Doesn’t need to be interactive at all
  • Only one per publication / blogger / writer
  • All chart types considered – doesn’t have to be fancy if it makes a great point
  • Winner and 2 runners up will get a prize. Really.

Leave a comment in the field below, or email me if you know my address, or I’m @robminto on Twitter.

3 Comments

  1. I would like to nominate myself, Mara Averick (@dataandme) and The New York Times. This nomination requires a small explanation.

    Last year in November, I created a visualisation of the extraordinary pace with which Stephen Curry was hitting three-pointers in the NBA: https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/666963402078691329

    As the season progressed, I updated the graph, and with the help of Mara Averick, I improved on the look of it. https://twitter.com/dataandme/status/695245977154932737

    The visualisation was mostly living on Twitter and it also inspired others to do their own versions.

    At the end of the season, The New York Times created a visualisation built on the same idea, but one that was interactive and a lot more comprehensive: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/04/16/upshot/stephen-curry-golden-state-warriors-3-pointers.html?_r=0

  2. Loved watching Steph Curry’s 3pt record race last season by way of Bo Schwartz Madsen’s (@BoSchwartz on twitter) stepped-line charts. https://twitter.com/BoSchwartz/status/695205148881248256

  3. If nominating yourself is a thing … then here’s my Premiership 2015-2016 interactive “Story of the Season” data visualisation. (Almost) equally happy to know if you hate it or love it!

    https://public.tableau.com/profile/neil.richards#!/vizhome/premierleague_1/PremierLeague

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