The Wall Street Journal has created a series of data visualizations illustrating how Olympic athletes get consistently faster, on average, from each Winter Olympics to the next. The visualizations compare the average speeds for male and female speed skating, alpine skiing, and biathlon athletes for every winter Olympic games that featured the sport, and highlight reasons for the improvements, such as the use of new equipment and more specialized training.
Visualizing Olympians Getting Faster
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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