The 2012 Olympics are ramping up in England, and so are the visualizations of all the data related to the games. The Ancient Olympic Games started in 776 BC in ancient Greece. After being abandoned in 394 AD, they were reincarnated in the modern form we know in 1894. The tradition continues today, and hopefully will continue for as long as humanity exists. They are a wonderful celebration of human physical capability and achievement, with new records set without fail. In anticipation of this year’s games, here’s a list of 14 infographics about the Olympics and their impact on this year’s host city, London.
1. Since their reintroduction in 1894, the Olympics have gone through an evolution. You can see the evolution for the Summer version of the games in this graphic.