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Visualizing Olympians Getting Faster

by Joshua New

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.

Take a look.

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