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Weekly Roundup 08.20.2023

So, it isn't coming home just yet. Regardless of the outcome of today's World Cup Final no one can deny it has been an incredible tournament. From the local backing of the Matlidas to multiple world cup goals and saves, the Women's World Cup has delivered. Whilst obviously I was cheering the Lionesses on, I will be the first to admit Spain put in an amazing performance. Their pace, movement and flair was too much for England to handle and the strike from Captain Carmona was worthy to win any major final. Enhorabuena España.

It only seems fitting to start our round up this week with World Cup related content. Dan Wade created this tournament tree of the World Cup group stages. It is worth interacting with the viz, as embedded in the tooltips are key stats for each match.

#SportsVizSunday founder and data viz design guru, James Smith treated us to this poster of the Lionesses squad and progress through the Finals. As always with anything James creates it is clean and very attractive.

From the World Cup to the Premier League and Fantasy Football. Tim Bayer created this amazing visualisation to explore player stats and what makes it even more impressive is the incredible mobile design. Great work, Tim and thanks so much for the kind inspiration call out.

Last up on the football front this week is this gorgeous creation by Tamas showcasing the Serie A successes of Inter Milan. I absolutely adore the colours Tamas used.

From one football to another, this time American Football. #SportsVizSunday regular Ben Norland was inspired by Quarterback on Netflix and created this fantastic analysis of throwing zones by NFL Quarterbacks. What a fabulous small multiple design and lovely touches such as the labelling and other formatting choices.

Last up this week is Tableau royalty, Whitney Wood. Whitney analysed the 2023 finishing times of participants in the Boston Marathon. There are so many stories in the viz and it is well worth exploring to really appreciate just how much effort goes into completing the 26 miles and 385 yards.

So that's all for this week. One more week until we are closer to even more sporting greatness in September when we will be treated to the Solheim Cup, the Ryder Cup, the US Tennis Open, Rugby World Cup, Basketball World Cup, Rowing World Championships and the Invictus Games. What a month it will be and no doubt the #SportsVizSunday data vizzes will be just as impressive.

Until next week.

Simon and the rest of Team SVS.

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