Sports

Who runs fastest? Who scores most? Who is most likely to win? Are there limits to breaking records in sport, what makes sporting achievements outstanding, and what distinguishes the very good from the very best? And did an octopus really predict the results of the 2010 World Cup? The statistics behind the sports are here.

The World Cup group stage: predictions through the betting markets

  • Author: Dominic Cortis
  • Published: Jun 02, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

How well do FIFA’s ratings predict World Cup success?

  • Author: Ray Stefani
  • Published: May 28, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Olympic speed skating and why all ice is not created equal

  • Author: Ray Stefani
  • Published: Mar 27, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

The hot hand effect gets hot again

  • Author: Stephanie Kovalchik
  • Published: Mar 18, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

A more intuitive way to post figure skating scores (and why Sotnikova deserved to win)

  • Author: Ray Stefani
  • Published: Mar 10, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Which gender has a better competitive balance in Grand Slam tennis?

  • Author: Ray Stefani
  • Published: Feb 18, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Looking ahead to the Winter Olympics (by looking back)

  • Author: Michael Wallace
  • Published: Feb 06, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Is Warren Buffett poking fun at sports statisticians?

  • Author: Stephanie Kovalchik
  • Published: Feb 03, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

What does $4 million buy you at the Superbowl commercial break?

  • Author: Oz Flanagan
  • Published: Jan 30, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Statistics through the medium of dance

  • Author: Lucy Irving
  • Published: Jan 14, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles
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