Web Archive Summer of Sport Roundup
By Jason Webber, Web Archive Engagement Manager, British Library
If you like sport then this summer will have been a fantastic time for you. There has been the Football European Cup, Olympics and Paralympics, Tour de France, Wimbledon and many others.
Over the last few months, we in the UK Web Archive, have attempted to show off some of the sport that we collect and have archived for future generations. Let's look back at the wonderful #WebArchiveSummerOfSport
Cheese Rolling, Bog Snorkeling, Conkers and The Chap Olympiad, just some of the more unique 'sports' we have collected.
The organisations that run football and are in charge of the respective home nation teams. Scotland, Wales and England all competed in this years European Cup.
We teamed up with colleagues from the National Library of Scotland looking at particularly Scottish sports that have made their way into the archive. Shinty, Highland Games and Curling?
Grass roots sport such as open water swimming, hiking, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding have made it into the web archive too.
Legacy is a much talked about aspect of hosting an Olympic games, here Phd researcher Caio Mello looks back at the London 2012 games.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games were an incredible time in the national consciousness. The Paralympic games in particular felt special and here we highlight just some of the websites that were collected.
We hope you enjoyed this series on sport? Do let us know through twitter if there are future topics you would like us to cover?