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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.


  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:

    As the season progressed, I updated the graph, and with the help of Mara Averick, I improved on the look of it.

    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:

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

  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!!/vizhome/premierleague_1/PremierLeague

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