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Quarantine15: 35.82% Gained Weight During the Pandemic [19,903 Surveyed]

Quarantine15: 35.82% Gained Weight During the Pandemic [19,903 Surveyed]

In previous research, we found that the lockdown led to people exercising more than they were prior to the pandemic. Additionally, we have found that nearly 70% of gym members haven’t gone back to their gyms, nor do they plan to anytime soon.  All along, conversations regarding the “Quarantine 15” and weight gain during the pandemic have been ongoing. In order to learn just how this pandemic has impacted people’s weight around the world, w[…]


Women Are Better Runners Than Men [2020 Analysis]

Women Are Better Runners Than Men [2020 Analysis]

Faster doesn’t mean better. This analysis covers 2,348,505 marathon results achieved during the 2009-2019 period. The purpose was to analyze differences in pace throughout the marathon between women and men.  The data has shown that women are 18.33% better at keeping an even pace than men. They burn out less in the 2nd half of the marathon.  You are welcome to use material from this analysis as long as you refer to it. For special requests or questio[…]


"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[…]


Premier League is the Safest Among Top European Leagues for Managers [Study]

Premier League is the Safest Among Top European Leagues for Managers [Study]

We collected data on 815 different managerial spells in the top five major European Football leagues from the last decade. Our aim was to understand how various top leagues behave when it comes to hiring and sacking of team managers/coaches.    Key Findings: The average Serie A manager is not expected to last an entire season with an average of 35.1 league games. During the past decade, a total of 44 managerial spells in Serie A have lasted less than 10[…]


Unexpected Benefits of the NBA Bubble [injury analysis]

Unexpected Benefits of the NBA Bubble [injury analysis]

172 games were played in the Orland bubble, 89 seeding, and 83 playoff games. We analyzed the first 89 games of each of the past 5 seasons (corresponding with 89 bubble seeding games), along with 5 previous playoffs. We counted the total number of games NBA players missed due to injury during this period and compared the bubble with “outside”. Key findings NBA bubble turned out to be the safest on-court environment for the NBA players: Players in the bu[…]


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 itganwenhao Russian Athletics Decline [24K Results Analyzed]

Was Doping Worth itganwenhao 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[…]