mathematics in sport

Why do penalty takers not heed the advice of statisticians? We find out with a little game theory.

Make your sweepstake for the Euros fairer and more exciting!

We're helping the Government Office for Science (GO Science) to bring you an Olympic challenge for National Numeracy Day! 

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.

Which region of England produces the most England players?

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...