Chart of the Week: The World Cup of (almost) everything
Interactive brackets let you see how the 32 nations competing in the World Cup stack up on 70 different sporting, economic and social indicators.
Chart of the Week: How the Winter Olympics has raised its ‘cool’ factor
Since the early 1990s, as the Economist chart above shows, Olympics organizers have steadily added more and more freestyle skiing, snowboarding and other X Games-style events in a bid to appeal to younger viewers.
About six-in-ten Americans looking forward to Olympics
The share of Americans who say they’re looking forward to the Winter Olympics.