mathematics in sport

As football leagues around the world have been suspended due to COVID-19, how should the final rankings of teams be decided? Here is a suggestion.

With just a few months to go until the UEFA European Cup, here's how you can make your office sweepstake a lot fairer and more exciting.

In preparation for this year's snooker world championship, Wim Hordijk finds some powerful maths behind snooker statistics...

The way many football leagues schedule their fixtures can lead to unfair effects — and unsolved maths problems!

From making penalties fairer and taking the perfect free kick, to designing an ideal ball and predicting results using an octopus, it's all there in our collection of football articles. Take your pick!

Is the proposed ABBA rule for penalty shootouts really fairer than the existing rule? Maths shows that it is, and also suggests another, more subtle rule.

Engineer Paul Shepherd explains the famous arch and drops some eggs.

To join in the excitement of the world athletics championships, we bring you some articles, a puzzle, and a little something on infectious diseases.

Fill those gaps between matches, and the tennis vacuum that will ensue after Wimbledon, with some tennis maths!

Simone Biles stunned audiences at the 2016 Olympics with a move that appeared to defy gravity. Did it really? Two sports scientists explain the physics of the Biles.