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  • Openly gay Olympians won six times as many golds as their peers. Why?

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 22 August 2012 There were 23 openly gay athletes across all sports at the London 2012 Olympic Games according to observers who monitor such trends closely, notably Ten of them won medals (43 per cent) and seven of them won gold medals (30.4 per […]

  • London 2012: Better for Great Britain than 1908 despite fewer gold medals

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 13 August 2012 The past few days we’ve heard that Great Britain has enjoyed its best Olympic medal haul since 1908 but in relative terms London 2012 was much better for the hosts. In 1908, there were only 2,008 competitors from 22 nations competing, and […]

  • As Kaka hits 10m followers: the world’s 20 most popular sportsmen on Twitter

    By Sportingintelligence  25 April 2012 Kaka has become the first sportsman in the world to amass 10 million followers on the micro-blogging website Twitter. As this report from the Associated Press detailed when the Real Madrid footballer passed the landmark, he tweeted: ‘Thank youuuuu. To celebrate I’ll make a twitcam’. Whatever that means. Love it […]

  • Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United untouchable in cyberspace

    By Sportingintelligence 6 February 2012 In August 2010, as Facebook registered its 500 millionth active user, Sportingintelligence assessed the world’s ‘most popular’ sports teams by ‘Facebook fans’ – and Turkey’s Galatasaray came out on top. The ‘monetisation’ of sports fans via social media remains in its infancy. But in a rapidly changing multi-media world, we examined […]

  • NFL remains world No1 in attendance as Patriots and Giants meet in Super Bowl

    * By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 5 February 2012 The NFL has increased its already remarkable attendance levels in the current season to an average of 67,394 fans per match, Sportingintelligence can reveal. As our updated global attendances league table shows (also below), the new figure keeps the NFL comfortably in the […]

  • Lebron James’ value to Liverpool? Up to $1m per minute in US TV advert spend

    By Jeremiah Tittle In New York 3 May 2011 Lebron James’ partial ownership of Liverpool and his related commercial tie-in is already paying dividends for the Merseyside team – boosting their brand with effective TV advertising time that could be worth $1m per minute Stateside. On May Day, millions of basketball fans world-wide watched as the […]

  • Slam dunk: NBA the richest sports league in the world by average pay

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 22 April 2011 The best paid sportsmen in the world, judged on average earnings per player across whole leagues, are the basketball players who make their living in the NBA in North America, according to the findings of sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Report 2011 (GSSS […]

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