We are excited to add the Olympics to our group of sites. This database was a great opportunity for us to create the most comprehensive Olympics reference site on-line
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 10, 2008
Sports Reference LLC today launched its latest historical sports statistics site, Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. The site provides information for every athlete, country, sport, and event in Olympic history, all packaged in Sports Reference's easy-to-use format. It joins the top-rated and popular Sports Reference baseball, football, basketball, and hockey sites.
"We are excited to add the Olympics to our group of sites. This database was a great opportunity for us to create the most comprehensive Olympics reference site on-line," said Sports Reference President, Sean Forman.
Olympics at Sports-Reference.com was created out of a partnership with Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans, and Arild Gjerde, all members of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH), who have a combined 120 years of Olympic research experience. They lead a group of Olympic researchers who call themselves the OlyMADMen, reflecting their devotion to the task. Mallon, Past-President and Co-Founder of ISOH, noted, "We are very excited to partner with Sports Reference. Anyone who has seen their other websites on baseball, football, basketball, and hockey, realizes that they have the premier sports statistical sites. When we first started talking, we quickly realized we were kindred spirits, and know that together we can bring the same level of statistical expertise to the Olympics."
As an example, the OlyMadMen have recently uncovered a previously unknown bronze medalist from the 1904 St. Louis Games in Boxing (lightweight), Peter Sturholdt.
Olympics at Sports-Reference.com contains every medalist as well as every known Olympic participant since 1896. Results are summarized by individual games (both summer and winter), by athlete, by country, by sport, and by event. Over 24,000 Olympians have brief text biographies describing their athletic careers and place in Olympic history, with a goal to provide that information for all of the more than 110,000 Olympians. "This is just the tip of the iceberg. Soon, we will be adding detailed event data like game scores, heat results, match results, and much more for many of the events," stated Sports Reference Vice President, Justin Kubatko.
The Sports Reference sites currently serve over 22 million pages a month and more than one million users a month. Advertising sales for the sites are handled by Fantasy Sports Ventures of New York, NY.
Sports Reference, founded in December 2007, operates historical sports statistics websites with a focus on being the most complete and easiest-to-use references on the web. Our sites include Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Hockey-Reference.com, and Sports-Reference.com/Olympics/.
For questions related to Olympics at Sports-Reference.com:
Justin Kubatko, Vice President, 614-843-5170
jk @ sports-reference.com
For questions related to Sports Reference in general:
Sean Forman, President, 215-301-9181
sf @ sports-reference.com