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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.

26 Sep 2016 by TSZ
The Funding That Brought Paralympic Success To Team GB

With Team GB recording their best ever Paralympic medal haul in the Rio 2016 Games this summer, TSZ looks at the increase in funding Team GB has received and how this has correlated to an improvement in performance.

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.

23 Aug 2016 by TSZ
The Funding That Brought Olympic Success To Team GB

Following Atlanta 1996 - where Team GB came away with just one gold medal - a concerted drive to improve the nation's Olympic fortunes began. 20 years on, and Team GB have reaped the rewards from this effort - we look at which sports have received the most funding.

19 Aug 2016 by TSZ
Team GB Olympic Medallists: Where Do They Come From?

With Team GB producing the goods (and the Golds!) in the Rio 2016 Olympics, the stories behind the athletes are often as intriguing as the sport itself. With that in mind, we look at the birthplaces of all medallists over the last 20 years to see which part of GB is producing the most Olympic medallists

17 Aug 2016 by TSZ
Olympic Sports - How Does Peak Age Vary?

When do Olympians reach their peak? TSZ looks at what defines an individual's prime years, and with such a wide variety of sports being contested at the Summer Olympic Games, there are some stark differences.

12 Aug 2016 by TSZ
Rio 2016 – Projecting The Olympic Heptathlon Results

Jessica Ennis-Hill has played down her chances of defending her Heptathlon crown in Rio, but what do the stats suggest the outcome will be? TSZ projects the standings after each event, and it's good news for British fans!

11 Aug 2016 by Sam Vickers
Rio 2016 - Olympic Golf Preview

As golfers tee off in Rio today, the sport makes its return to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1904. Although some high profile names will not be appearing, TSZ gives you the lowdown on the format and the medal favourites for the competing nations in both the men's and women's event.

10 Aug 2016 by TSZ
Is Olympic Gold A Precursor To Becoming A Professional Boxing World Champion?

Not all amateur boxers make the jump up in class to the professional ranks, but how many Olympic medalists have gone on to take titles at professional level over the years?

04 Aug 2016 by TSZ
Rio 2016 - Will Usain Bolt Achieve The Triple-Triple?

As Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt eyes up a historic "triple-triple" of gold at the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at Rio 2016, we assess his chances of success and compare him with Olympic greats of the past. Where does he stack up in the all-time list?

04 Aug 2016 by TSZ
Rio 2016 - Forecasting The Medal Table

USA and China will once again be battling for supremacy at the Olympics, but who will come out on top? Taking into account both Brazil's home advantage and Russia's exclusion from many events, TSZ predicts how the medal table will take shape at Rio 2016.

04 Aug 2016 by TSZ
Rio 2016 - How Many Swimming World Records Should We Expect?

One of the most popular Olympic events, Swimming kicks off this weekend at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Brazil. With a delve into the history books, TSZ predicts how many World Records we could witness in the pool at Rio 2016.

03 Aug 2016 by TSZ
How Much Will Home Advantage Count For Brazil in Rio 2016?

With Rio 2016 fast approaching, TSZ looks at the extent to which home advantage may go in Brazil's favour. Based on their previous Olympic performances, how well can we expect the host nation to perform?