other sports

Online Cycling Database

January 18, 2013

Thinking about Lance Armstrong today after he made his televised confession to Oprah Winfrey.  I’m told that the sport of cycling is tremendously popular in Europe, even though most of us in the United States pay little attention except when American riders are winning the Tour De France. I haven’t done an exhaustive survey, but […]

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Research groups and reference sources

January 14, 2013

This is a list of established organizations that are involved in sports research, as well as a number of sites that have downloadable data sets. I put this together sometime in 2012, and it probably deserves to be updated.  If you think there;s something that should be added to this list, send me an email […]

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Horse Racing data

November 30, 2012

I’m not a huge horse racing fan, though I’ll admit I have enjoyed an occasional day at the track. Last week, I worked on a story with two colleagues at Gannett, looking into the spike in horse racing deaths in New York State last year. I received a couple of emails asking about the source […]

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Olympic medals database

July 1, 2012

Spotted this open data set that lists all of the medal winners from the Summer Olympics, published by Simon Rogers at the Guardian. It includes both individual and team medal winners, with summary tables by country.  It’s a pretty cool data set, and one of the few I’ve seen that cover Olympic athletes. If you’re […]

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