5000 trials in 120 years of olympic games

5000 trials in 120 years of olympic games

Organisation: Le Monde / Les Décodeurs (France)

Publication Date: 04/04/2017

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The goal of this work was to gather datas about olympic trials during the 120 years of olympic games. In order to do this we had to build a database referencing every single trial ever set up since 1896, for a total of more than 5000 items.

What makes this project innovative? What was its impact?

Categorizing and sorting more than 5000 trials has never been done before, as far as we know. This work was a way to say a lot of intersting things, regarding women's place in the olympics game, notably

Technologies used for this project:

Javascript and database tools (OpenRefine)
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