mathematics in sport
Amidst all the controversy of the FIFA World Cup 2022 there is also some football to be played. And where there's football, there's maths...
To celebrate the Commonwealth Games we revisit one of the venues - the velodrome built for the London 2012 Olympics.
Would the "points per game" method have led to a fair outcome of the Premier League?
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.