The Pursuit of Faster
To mark the completion of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, ‘The Pursuit of Faster’ data visualisation project explores the evolution of medal winning performances across all Olympic Games since 1896. It portrays the patterns of improvements in the results of time-based events whether it be on foot, in water or on water. There are several sporting events where relative speed determines medal success but this analysis is purely concerned with results from races where absolute speed is the measure of success.
CreditsData research, handling, and analysis: Andy Kirk. Charts and site design: Andy Kirk and Andrew Witherley. Site development: Andrew Witherley. This visualisation has been created using Kendo UI and AngularJS.