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"American" EuroLeague: 119% more USA players after 20 seasons

"American" EuroLeague: 119% more USA players after 20 seasons

We analyzed 2,581 players from 85 Euroleague teams from 2000-01 to 2019-20 season. The focus was on players from the USA, and their continued growth over the years.   Summary: USA players dominate the Euroleague:  Share of Americans in the Euroleague grew by 119% since the 2000-01 season. Their minutes share in the league grew by 84%, and points share by 76% since the first EL season. Europeans are declining in the Euroleague, dropping by 27% since th[…]


A Fifth of Gyms Are Still Closed [6,812 Member Survey]

A Fifth of Gyms Are Still Closed [6,812 Member Survey]

Four months after our initial gyms reopening survey we ran a follow-up survey that found only 30.98% of gym members had returned to their gym. To learn more about the status of gyms currently, we asked 6,812 gym members about the reopening of their gyms.    Key Findings 23.93% of US gym members reported that their gyms have yet to reopen or are permanently closed  20.58% of gym members globally reported that their gyms are still closed - 18.28% have[…]


Only 30.98% of Gym Members Have Returned [5,055 Member Survey]

Only 30.98% of Gym Members Have Returned [5,055 Member Survey]

Prior to gyms reopening in May, we surveyed 10,824 gym members regarding how they felt about returning to their gyms and their memberships. Four months later, we have surveyed 5,055 gym members to learn just how many members have returned since gyms reopened, plan to return moving forward, and have canceled their memberships. This survey was run on RunRepeat.com, between August 1st and August 13th.   Key Findings Only 30.98% of gym members have returned to t[…]


Was Doping Worth it? Russian Athletics Decline [24K Results Analyzed]

Was Doping Worth it? Russian Athletics Decline [24K Results Analyzed]

This is a follow-up piece on our previous in-depth research on doping and performance of Russian athletes. We analyzed 24,020 track and field results from 3,731 events and 400 Russian athletes to understand the consequences of doping.     The 400 athletes competed at the Olympic Games at least once during the 1993-2019 period. ANA (authorized neutral athletes) who qualified for the Olympic Games 2016, but did not compete due to the blanket ban, were inclu[…]


69 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA [4,379 players analyzed]

69 Years of Height Evolution in the NBA [4,379 players analyzed]

“You can’t teach height” -  Red Auerbach We spent 2 months analyzing 24,489 records of 4,379 NBA players during 69 NBA seasons in order to show how the game of basketball evolved through the evolution of players’ height. Special note to Kirk Goldsberry, whose book “Sprawlball” inspired the creation of this research. This article is a height spinoff of “Sprawlball”.     Key findings: The average[…]


Referees’ Home-Bias in Football Disappears without Audience [Study]

Referees’ Home-Bias in Football Disappears without Audience [Study]

We analyzed referees’ performances in 1283 games from the top four European football leagues in 2019-20 to bring you these findings.   Key Findings:  Home-team advantage has disappeared from refereeing decisions since leagues have restarted. The number of fouls per game has remained consistent to pre-COVID matches, and while yellow cards for home teams has also stayed consistent, the average number of yellow cards per game awarded to away sides[…]


101 Tips to Hike (Like a Pro) With Your Kids

101 Tips to Hike (Like a Pro) With Your Kids

  You used to love getting out onto the trail, letting the sun warm your skin, and exploring nature. Then you had kids… Now you’re unsure how to still have fun in the sun with Jr. in tow. Don’t be afraid, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to hiking with your tot designed to help you feel confident on your next kid-friendly adventure. This is not your typical “how-to” guide for hiking. There’s no briefing on the 1[…]


Racial Bias in Football Commentary (Study)

Racial Bias in Football Commentary (Study)

  RunRepeat, in partnership with The Professional Footballers' Association, has analyzed 2,073 statements from commentators in 80 soccer matches from the 2019/20 season. This is the first time a study of this kind has been conducted to understand if there is a difference in the way the soccer media talks about players of different skin color. The comments discussed 643 unique players of various races and skin tones.   Key findings The findings show bias[…]


Is Russian Doping What It Appears To Be?

Is Russian Doping What It Appears To Be?

This analysis covers 29,190 results achieved by 354 Russian athletes, dispersed over 4,691 events, during the 1993-2019 period.      Given the current controversy regarding doping at the Olympic Games, with a specific focus on Russian athletes, we decided to see what the actual numbers have to say. For this purpose, we focused only on athletics (track and field) and analyzed the results of Russian athletes who competed at the Summer Olympic Games duri[…]


Exercise is Up 88% During COVID-19 [12,913 Person Study]

Exercise is Up 88% During COVID-19 [12,913 Person Study]

  The world is in crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between government lockdowns, layoffs, furloughs, work from home mandates, school closures, and sports facility shutdowns, we wanted to understand how this virus is affecting the exercise habits of people around the globe.  We surveyed 12,913 participants from 139 countries between March 24th and March 30th to gather data on how Coronavirus has changed their physical activity routines. Surprisingly,[…]