Data News of the Week | Data and Rio 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics commonly known as Rio 2016 being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Games is formally running from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

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Rio became the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. These are the first games to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country, the first to be held entirely during the winter, the first since 1968 to be held in Latin America, and the first since 2000 to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.

This might be the most controversies Olympics Game ever, including the instability of the country’s federal government, health and safety concerns surrounding the Zika virus and unfinished venues.

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However, there are fun stuffs we can learn from data.

  1. Olympic Games Rio 2016.

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(Picture from RIO2016.com)

You can learn the featured events, Medal standings, Trending athletes from this links:

https://www.google.com.hk/search?espv=2&biw=967&bih=947&q=data+rio+olympics&oq=data+rio+olympics&gs_l=serp.3…4467357.4475842.0.4476996.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0….0…1c.1.64.serp..0.0.0.2pylQI-WYsc#mie=oly%2C%5B%22%2Fm%2F03tnk7%22%2C1%2C%22o%22%2C1%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2Cnull%2C0%5D

 

2. Tourism in Brazil

By collecting the data we can figure out the tourism accounts for almost 10 percent (total contribution) of Brazil’s GDP and almost 9 percent of the employed labor force works directly or indirectly in the country’s tourism industry.

More information:

http://cn.knoema.com/eutsjb/tourism-in-brazil.

3. The United States’ Performance at Summer Olympic Games.

On the page you will find the list of medals won by the United States at Summer Olympic Games since 1896.

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More information:

http://cn.knoema.com/brgyrxf/the-united-states-performance-at-summer-olympic-games.

4. The Washington Post will use robots to write stories about the Rio Olympics.

By RECODE.NET, the Washington Post has a big team of journalists covering the Rio Olympics: Robots.

“The idea is to use artificial intelligence to quickly create simple but useful reports on scores, medal counts and other data-centric news bits — so that the Post’s human journalists can work on more interesting and complex work”, says Jeremy Gilbert, who heads up new digital projects for the paper.

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(Picture from RECODE.NET)

More information:

http://www.recode.net/2016/8/5/12383340/washington-post-olympics-software


Posted by: Bobo Wei

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