Chris Ashton

Commonwealth Games Quiz

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28062001

A calculator that matches you to your top (and bottom) Commonwealth sports, based on your personal attributes. This was featured on the bbc.co.uk/ index for two days and promoted on BBC Breakfast. “Shout” singer Lulu completed the test for BBC Breakfast and got badminton as her top sport.

Viewed 2 million times in its first 24 hours, with 80% of people completing the test and reaching the results page. Simultaneously the most Read and Shared story the day it was published, and famous on Reddit. Rigorous time management meant I was ahead of schedule, so I took the initiative to translate the calculator into Welsh. It was promoted on the BBC Cymru homepage.

The quiz has been shared on social media almost 40,000 times to date.

You can view the code at https://github.com/BBCVisualJournalism/newsspec_7954