Rio 2016 Olympics

A couple of interesting projects related to the Summer Games:

BBC News and World Service*:

Mind Match: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36859463

Body Match: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36984887

New York Times:

Washington Post (with fab matchstick icons!):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/olympic-body-types/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/office-olympics/

CNN:

http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2016/08/sport/quiz-olympian-personality/

Bringing the Olympics to your streets:

NYTimes:

Edwin Lowther: https://edlowther.github.io/cyclingCalculator/

 

* Mind Match – Links in other languages:

french http://www.bbc.com/afrique/sports-36943612
arabic http://www.bbc.com/arabic/sports/2016/08/160802_olympic_mind_match
azeri http://www.bbc.com/azeri/azerbaijan/2016/08/160802_olympic_mind_match
bengali http://www.bbc.com/bengali/news/2016/08/160802_olympic_mindmatch_bangla
portuguese http://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-36943663
chinese http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2016/08/160802_olympics_quiz
gahuza http://www.bbc.com/gahuza/36942542
hausa http://www.bbc.com/hausa/wasanni/2016/08/160801_rio2016_olympic_match
hindi http://www.bbc.com/hindi/sport/2016/08/160802_quiz_mentality_olympian_as
indonesia http://www.bbc.com/indonesia/multimedia/2016/08/160802_rio2016_olympicmind
kyrgyz http://www.bbc.com/kyrgyz/world/2016/08/160801_mind_match_kyrgyz.shtml
spanish http://www.bbc.com/mundo/deportes-36939823
nepali http://www.bbc.com/nepali/multimedia/2016/08/160801_olympics_mind_match_nepali
pashto http://www.bbc.com/pashto/sport/2016/08/160802_olympic-mind-match.shtml
persian http://www.bbc.com/persian/sport/2016/08/160802_l10_rio2016_olympian_mentality_quiz.shtml
russian http://www.bbc.com/russian/features-36939775
somali http://www.bbc.com/somali/war-36955115
swahili http://www.bbc.com/swahili/habari/2016/08/160801_olympics_mind_swa
tamil http://www.bbc.com/tamil/global/2016/08/160802_olympicquiz
ukrainian http://www.bbc.com/ukrainian/sport/2016/08/160801_olympic_mind_match_quiz_ukr
urdu http://www.bbc.com/urdu/sport/2016/08/160802_rio2016_mind_match_quiz_urdu_zs
uzbek http://www.bbc.com/uzbek/interactive-36955589
vietnamese http://www.bbc.com/vietnamese/sport/2016/08/160801_olympic_best_mind_special

* Body Match – Links in other languages:

french http://www.bbc.com/afrique/36980875
arabic http://www.bbc.co.uk/arabic/sports/2016/08/160809_olympic_body_match_interactive
azeri http://www.bbc.com/azeri/azerbaijan/2016/08/160809_olympic_body_match
portuguese http://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-37021438
chinese_simp http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world/2016/08/160809_rio2016_body_match_chinese
gahuza http://www.bbc.com/gahuza/amakuru-37035269
hausa http://www.bbc.com/hausa/multimedia/2016/08/160809_hausa_bodymarch2_rio2016
hindi http://www.bbc.com/hindi/sport/2016/08/160810_olympics_body_match_pp.shtml
kyrgyz http://www.bbc.com/kyrgyz/world/2016/08/160805_body_mind.shtml
spanish http://www.bbc.com/mundo/deportes-37032641
pashto http://www.bbc.com/pashto/multimedia/2016/08/160810_body-match-olympic2016
persian http://www.bbc.com/persian/sport/2016/08/160809_rio2016_olympics_body_match.shtml
russian http://www.bbc.com/russian/features-37021150
somali http://www.bbc.com/somali/war-37026443
swahili http://www.bbc.com/swahili/michezo-37021426
turkish http://www.bbc.com/turkce/spor-37020694
ukrainian http://www.bbc.com/ukrainian/science/2016/08/160809_rio2016_body_match_olympic_it.shtml
urdu http://www.bbc.com/urdu/sport/2016/08/160809_rio_2016_body_match_quiz_zs.shtml
uzbek http://www.bbc.com/uzbek/sport-37021070
vietnamese http://www.bbc.com/vietnamese/sport/2016/08/160809_olympic_body_match_interactive

 

The New York Times, now ‘en español’

More quality news publishing in Spanish, more competition for established players like BBCMundo.com and CNNenespañol

http://www.nytimes.com/es

http://www.nytimes.com/es/2016/02/07/un-saludo-de-nuestra-editora/

http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/02/en-espanol-the-new-york-times-launches-a-spanish-language-news-site-aiming-south-of-the-border/

http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/02/newsonomics-the-new-york-times-restarts-its-new-product-model-in-spanish/

 

International Space Station

Beautiful BBC News guide about life on humanity’s great collaboration project.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-c1dffc35-fe53-492d-a4bf-752a22bd1ebc

From BBC Future, a guide on how the ISS was built:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151214-see-how-the-space-station-was-built

And talking about humans in space, this beautiful animation based on an audio recording from the great Carl Sagan is unmissable:

http://rigb.org/christmas-lectures/how-to-survive-in-space/a-place-called-space/14-carl-sagan-on-space-exploration