OR analysis of sporting rules:a survey

Wright, Mike (2014) OR analysis of sporting rules:a survey. European Journal of Operational Research, 232 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0377-2217

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This paper surveys the academic OR/analytics literature describing research into the laws and rules of sports and sporting competitions. The literature is divided into post hoc analyses and proposals for future changes, and is also divided into laws/rules of sports themselves and rules/organisation of tournaments or competitions. The survey outlines a large number of studies covering 21 sports in many parts of the world. The analytical approaches most commonly used are found to be various forms of regression analysis and simulation. Issues highlighted by this survey include the different views of what constitutes fairness and the frequency with which changes produce unintended consequences.

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European Journal of Operational Research
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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, European Journal of Operational Research 232 (1), 2014, © ELSEVIER.
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04 Apr 2013 09:11
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