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Integrity in Sport

23 Oct 2017 by TSZ
The Use Of Video Referees In Super League

The use of video technology has long been a topic of fierce debate amongst sports fans. Here we look at its use in Rugby League, and specifically try decisions in the 2017 Super League. We'll be updating the statistics after each round of fixtures to provide a current picture.

02 Aug 2017 by TSZ
The Use Of Video Referees In NRL

The use of video technology has long been a topic of fierce debate amongst sports fans. Here we look at its use in Rugby League, and specifically try decisions in the 2017 NRL season. We'll be updating the statistics after each round of fixtures to provide a current picture.

11 Jul 2017 by TSZ
Interview With Rob Esteva: Taking Football Into The Stats Zone

​fcbusiness speaks to Rob Esteva, the Managing Director of The Stats Zone​, to discuss the growing influence and future of data and analysis in football and sport.

02 May 2017 by TSZ
Doping In MMA – How Much Of An Advantage Does It Give A Fighter?

The use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED's) has long been an issue in MMA, despite the best efforts of the authorities to eradicate the culture of doping, but how much of a difference do they make? We analyse the records of fighters both before and after their bans.

01 Feb 2017 by TSZ
Making Sense Of Sports Data: Interview With Rob Esteva, MD Of The Stats Zone

TSZ founder Rob Esteva on the evolving landscape of the sports data industry, the challenges facing clubs and federations and what the future may hold for statistical analysis in sport.

19 Sep 2016 by TSZ
The Development of Video Technology In Sport

The use of video technology has been an increasingly significant aspect of sport for a number of years now, with opinion divided on whether or not it improves the spectacle for fans. TSZ looks at the evolution of video technology, and how it's applied in various sports.

26 Aug 2016 by TSZ
A Closer Look At The Olympic Improvement In British Cycling

Such is the case in the current sporting climate, high levels of achievement are followed by suspicion. In the aftermath of Team GB's cycling success on the track in Rio, questions were asked of their remarkable improvements. TSZ casts it's eye over the facts.

22 Jul 2016 by TSZ
Tour De France – Is The Doping Reputation Justified?

The Tour de France is one of the most prestigious competitions in cycling and also considered one of the most demanding endurance events in sporting history, but its reputation has been shaded in recent years by doping scandals involving the performance enhancing illegal substance, EPO. TSZ looks into the extent of this use and asks - is the sport tarnished beyond repair?

19 Jul 2016 by TSZ
Athletics – Should The Records Be Reset?

With the news of a state-sponsored doping program in Russia dominating the headlines and casting a shadow over the buildup to the Olympic Games in Rio, we look at whether UK Athletics are justified in their call to reset all previous records.

01 Jul 2016 by TSZ
Diving, flopping and faking injury: What are sports doing about it?

As part of our look at preserving the integrity in sport, we look at what various sports are doing to combat diving and faking injury.

26 May 2016 by TSZ
Doping in Olympic Sport – An Historical Timeline

With some high profile doping scandals hitting the headlines and some fundamental decisions facing some major organisations in sport ahead of Rio 2016, TSZ outline the recent history of doping issues in Olympic sports since 2010.

03 Mar 2016 by TSZ
Match-Fixing & Corruption In Sport - An Historical Timeline

As part of our work, we have produced a timeline of events across multiple sports of instances where integrity of sport has been questioned and potential match-fixing and corruption has taken place. The range of sports is staggering and it would be naïve to think it does not exist somehow in every sport.....

26 Jan 2016 by TSZ
Integrity in Sport & Best Practice

Following the news of former South Africa spinner Gulam Bodi being banned for 20 years after admitting charges of contriving or attempting to fix a number of domestic Twenty20 cricket matches, and evidence of suspected tennis matches recently being revealed, The Stats Zone provide their best practice for combating match-fixing and corruption in sport.