Sporting work done off deadline

This category (2B) includes content based on any element of sports coverage. Each entry must cover a single subject, but multiple pages/elements are allowed.

Four of the six finalists are from NYTimes.com.

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Judges’ comments:

What a way to push the envelope! The 3D model is exceptional and I loved watching his heart rate and oxygenation level drop throughout his climb. Having multiple videos at the different spots along the way added yet another insightful layer to the story. Job well done!

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Hellgate 100K

Judges’ comments:

Love the skin for the video. Nice design detail.

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Paths to the Top of the Home Run Charts

Judges’ comments:

Very clean and user-friendly. Great way to combine a lot of different information into one infographic.

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Badger Football: 2008 Outback Bowl Preview

Judges’ comments:

This presentation offers far more information and entertainment to fans than one would expect from typical pre-game coverage. The presentation is rich with interactivity, offering online games and inviting users to compare their analysis to the newspaper’s sports reporter. The design theme is both appropriate and attractive, with enough variety to maintain interest. The rolling TV cart for the “bonus video” is a great touch. The navigation is both clever and effective.

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Power in Motion: Ana Ivanovic’s Serve

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The Master of Clay Takes Aim at the Fast Courts

Judges’ comments:

The graphic is full of information. The user must pay special attention to get all the details. The use of simple but effective animations makes the difference in trying to understand how the different surfaces react to the balls.

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