Sport England, 2012 InfoGr8

Sport England are well renowned for their expertise in sport participation, and the work they do to encourage everybody to play sport and get active. The legacy of London 2012 is being widely discussed at present. Following the launch of the BBC’s “Get Inspired” campaign, working alongside Sport England to “help get the nation active” after last year’s Games, the results of this interactive visualisation, produced with London-based information design agency infogr8, make for interesting viewing.

The project reveals how external factors affect the everyday person’s participation in sport, looking at not only the way the weather plays a part, but also how professional sporting events can help determine who is playing what, and how often.2012 has been described as one of the best years ever for British sport. Bradley Wiggins became the first Brit to win the Tour de France, Andy Murray finally won his first Grand Slam at the US Open, and who can forget the incredible performances of the Team GB athletes at their home Games?Did this have a direct effect on the number of people who played sport last year? Take a look to find out. You can also compare the results of 2011/12 to 2006/07, and see the rises and falls in participation in both periods.The question of the legacy of London 2012 is one that is sure to rumble on for some time, but using Sport England’s interactive visualisation, you can see the direct effect it had last year.

2013 looks like being another great year for British sport, with the British and Irish Lions’ successful tour of Australia, Andy Murray becoming the first British male to win Wimbledon since 1936 and Chris Froome making it back-to-back UK victories at the Tour de France.
Long may the UK sporting success continue – get involved and join in the sporting story.




Myers School of Art

Emily Davis Gallery
Myers School of Art - University of Akron

150 E. Exchange St Akron, OH 44325


The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider:C6 is data.


Jer Thorp Lecture

October 11, 2013 12:00pm

Closing Reception

October 11, 2013 4:00-6:00pm