The Spirit of Sport

Introduction Two events this week in the world of athletics have sent me off thinking about the essence of sport. By coincidence, a friend, Daniel O'Leary has been thinking about...

Cores and Edges: Video Postscript

After writing about my presentation on Cores and Edges, thanks to Lewis Cressy at the National Sports Information Centre, I have two video links to my presentation. A one minute...

Cores and Edges (5)

My Smart Talk presentation, Cores and Edges in High Performance Sport, on Google Slides has received a number of visitors over the last two days. I think this access transforms...

Putting yourself on the map

Russell Earnshaw is a fossicker. He finds remarkable treasures as he engages with his social network .. and then shares them. Two days ago he retweeted this: https://twitter.com/BrilliantMaps/status/770343777617620992?lang=en This is an article in...

Olympic Medal Landscape 2012-2016

Introduction In this post I share my version of the topography of the Olympic medal landscape. I use three data points: performance in London; a prediction of performance in Rio...

Watching #rio2016 in England

I am in England at the moment. This is the first time I have been here during an Olympic Games since the Sydney Games in 2000. When I left for...

Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2016: Round 2 Group Games

Introduction Games in Round 2 of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio were completed on 6 August. The schedule of games can be found here. I am aggregating some of the...

Anticipating Medal Success in Rio 2016

Introduction Gracenote (Infostrada) has produced a pre-Rio Olympics virtual medal table. I have compared their predictions with the medal outcomes in London, 2012. Gracenote's top ten medal winners in Rio are: USA...

Women’s Olympic Football Tournament 2016: Round 1 Group Games

Introduction The Women's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio has started. Round 1 games were played on Wednesday 3 August. The schedule of games can be found here. I am aggregating some of...

Greg Blood Guest Post: Project Rainbow

Introduction I am delighted to have another Clyde Street guest blog post by Greg Blood. Greg has an interest in the ingredients of a successful high performance program. He is researching...