Now that the London Games are over, it’s time to start the clock for Rio 2016, the first Olympics ever to take place in South America. But as we say farewell to the 2012 Olympics, there is still room to look back at some of the most important moments of the past two weeks, many of which will forever be remembered in sport’s history.
Today, we start a special series of posts featuring some of the best newspapers infographics made around those special moments, those amazing athletes and those incredible sports events, that touched the hearts of millions of fans across the globe. These works, produced by infographic designers from all over the world, were collected from the News Page Designer network, a site for visual journalists and information designers.
100 days to London 2012 | Xinhua news agency
Summer Sports | Times of Oman
A House Designed to Be Brought Down | The Wall Street Journal
Olympics: Facts & Figures | The Waikato Times
The Olympic park | Eleytheros Typos
Ancient Olympics | South China Morning Post
2012 London Olympics | San Mateo Daily Journal
Olympic Venues – The Olympic Park and the Aquatic Centre| Gulf News
Olympic venues – London 2012 | Népszabadság
Olympic Heroes of Guatemala in London | Prensa Libre
That’s it for Part I. Tomorrow we’ll continue this round up of newspaper infographics about the London Olympic Games, so keep watching this space.