Despite a backdrop of budget cuts and civil unrest, Rio 2016 was an Olympic Games to remember – for all the right reasons. Looking back on an eventful summer of sport in DG #24, we dug into Olympic history to see how it compared with Games gone by.
Previously on ‘Sport’
Last week it emerged that among the many people affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban was Muhammad Ali Jr, son of the late boxing legend, who was detained and questioned for two hours at a Florida airport. Immigration agents reportedly asked him, “Are you a Muslim?” and, “Where did your name come from?”
Gareth Southgate has just been confirmed as the new manager of the England football team, but can he take his place among the greats? We’ve crunched the numbers to work out the country’s best manager of all time, statistically speaking. Here’s who you’ve got to beat, Gareth…
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Here’s a small sample from the ten-page Olympics infographics extravaganza we’re publishing in DG#24, which has just gone to press. In it we reimagine what the Rio 2016 medals table could have looked like if some tweaks had been made to the judging criteria of the Games…
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Our annual alternative Premier League infographic is back. Here’s how the English football division could have ended with a few new rules added to the game.
This infographic was published in issue #23 of Delayed Gratification, which is available in the DG shop. Or take out an annual subscription with promotion code ‘SOCIAL20’ and we’ll send you the issue for free. Data was provided by Opta.
The Rio Olympics are in full swing and while Russia is currently performing well in the medals table, it’s doing so with a much smaller team of athletes than originally intended.
A World Anti-Doping Agency report which found evidence for a state-run doping programme put pressure on the International Olympic Committee to issue a blanket ban on all Russian athletes. Eventually, the IOC ruled that athletes who had been banned for doping violations in the past were no longer welcome, barring more than 100 athletes from the Olympics.
In DG #22, we crunched the numbers on the doping bans listed by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Check out the infographic below: and to see it in all its printed glory, pick up a copy of DG #22 in the DG shop. Alternatively, take out an annual subscription with promo code ‘SOCIAL20’ and we’ll give you the issue for free.
In our latest issue, we investigated which country boasts the biggest sporting prowess, compiling this infographic with every world cup title held as of November 2015. The US is currently king of sport – and mostly has its female athletes to thank for it.
If you’ve watched Chelsea play over the past few weeks it seems bizarre that only a few months ago, on 24th May, José Mourinho’s team landed its fifth Premier League title. With some help of Opta’s number crunchers, we looked at how the competition could have panned out if some alternative rules had been introduced.
This infographic is taken from issue #19 of Delayed Gratification, which is available in the DG shop.
After a tight race for the title, Manchester City snapped up the Premier League for the second time in three years on 11th May. But if Pellegrini had opted for an English-only team, Manchester City would have faced relegation. With the help of Opta, we threw some extra factors into the mix to show you how the last Premier League season could have ended.
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