Sports Reference

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Sports Reference, LLC is an American company which operates several sports-related websites, including Sports-Reference.com, Baseball-Reference.com for baseball, Basketball-Reference.com for basketball , Hockey-Reference.com for ice hockey, Pro-Football-Reference.com for American football, and FBref.com for association football (soccer).[1][2] Between 2008 and 2020, Sports Reference also provided pages for Olympic Games and its competitors.

Sports Reference
TypePrivate
Industrysports technology, data, and content
Predecessor
FoundedAugust 2004; 17 years ago (2004-08)
FounderSean Forman
Headquarters
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Products
  • Baseball Reference
  • Basketball Reference
  • Pro Football Reference
  • Hockey Reference
  • FBref
  • SR/College Basketball
  • SR/College Football
  • Stathead
WebsiteSports-Reference.com

DescriptionEdit

The site also includes sections on college football, college basketball and the Olympics.[3] The sites attempt a comprehensive approach to sports data. For example, Baseball-Reference contains more than 100,000 box scores and Pro-Football-Reference contains data on every scoring play in the National Football League since 1941.[1]

The company, which is based in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded as Sports Reference in 2004 and was incorporated as Sports Reference LLC in 2007.[4][1][5]

OlympicsEdit

 
Sports Reference Olympics logo

Sports Reference added a site for Olympic Games statistics and history in July 2008.[6][7]

The company announced in December 2016 that the Olympics site was to be shut down in the near future due to a change in its data licensing agreement.[8] Since that time, data for the 2016 Summer Olympics has been added,[9] but the site was not updated for the 2018 Winter Olympics.[10][8] Sports Reference closed its Olympic site on May 14, 2020.[11]

The providers of the Olympic data, known as OlyMADmen, launched a new site called Olympedia in May 2020.[12][13][14][15] According to Slate, editing of "Olympedia is restricted to about two dozen trusted academics and researchers who specialize in Olympic history."[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Kramer, Staci D. (February 17, 2009). "Fantasy Sports Ventures Takes Minority Stake In Sports Reference LLC". CBS News. PaidContent.org. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Fisher, Eric (February 16, 2009). "FSV buys stake in reference sites". Sports Business Journal. Archived from the original on February 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "Sports Reference Main Page". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Wagner, James (February 13, 2019). "From a Church in Philadelphia, Sports Reference Informs the World". The New York Times. Archived from the original on February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Company Overview of Sports Reference, LLC". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "Olympics at Sports Reference Launches". Sports-Reference.com. July 9, 2008. Archived from the original on July 26, 2008.
  7. ^ "About SR/Olympics". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "We'll Be Closing Soon". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games". Sports-Reference. Archived from the original on July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Winter Games Index". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Site is Closed". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  12. ^ Lohn, John (May 27, 2020). "Comprehensive Olympedia Database Available to Public; Loaded with Information". Swimming World. Retrieved September 24, 2021. OlyMADmen, an international group of Olympics experts and historians, have made their exhaustive Olympics database available
  13. ^ Perelman, Rich (May 27, 2020). "LANE ONE: Staggering, brilliant, astonishing portal to Olympic history opens with debut of Olympedia.org". The Sports Examiner. Retrieved September 26, 2021.
  14. ^ Mallon, Bill (May 27, 2020). "Olympedia now open to the public". OlympStats.com. Retrieved May 27, 2020. the result many years of work by a group of Olympic historians and statisticians called the OlyMADmen
  15. ^ "About". Olympedia.org. Archived from the original on June 14, 2020. The group that has compiled the database refers to itself as MADmen — MAD being an acronym for several of the early members of the group, but also signifies their commitment to the project in another sense.
  16. ^ Harrison, Stephen (July 26, 2021). "How to Use Wikipedia When You're Watching the Olympics". Slate. Retrieved July 29, 2021.

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