Could you be a medallist? Find out with our brilliant retro interactive
See how your personal best in the 100m, 10km, 100m freestyle swim and bicycle road race compares against the all-time greats – and whether your time would have ever earned you a place on the podium. You can also share your results with your friends on Facebook, become a keyboard warrior, unlock secret codes and much more
I think the theme of this year’s Olympic graphics is how you relate to athletes. In this interactive by the BBC (in Spanish), height and weight of medal winners from the last Olympics in Beijing are plotted against each other. The more red, the more athletes with that weight-height combination, and you can click on a square to see the corresponding athlete(s). The twist is that you can enter your own height and weight to see where you are in the mix.
Combine this with the recent age piece from the Washington Post, and you’ve got a more complete picture. Why stop there though? I want country, gender, and hair color breakdowns. [Thanks, Ben]
Good promotion about one we’ve done earlier at BBC World Service: http://flowingdata.com/2012/07/11/where-you-measure-up-against-olympians/