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  1. Peter Keating: Where are the Olympic world records?

    Peter Keating

    The debut of Peter Keating's statistics and analytics blog discusses why we'll be seeing fewer world-record-breaking performances at these or any Olympics. It's all about the expanding bell curve.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2010
  2. Aug. 16: Food for thought

    From ESPN The Magazine senior writer Luke Cyphers: Jenn Stuczynski has enough on her mind as she preps for her pole-vault showdown with the world-record holder, Russian Yelena Isinbayeva. The event begins with qualifying Saturday before Monday's fin...

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2008
  3. Aug. 14: Peirsol-Lochte showdown set

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: The 200-meter backstroke final is set, and as expected, it's shaping up to be an American match race between co-world record-holders Aaron Peirsol and Ryan Lochte. The two staged the best race at the U.S. Tria...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  4. Aug. 14: Strange things afloat at Water Cube

    From ESPN.com senior writer Pat Forde: Already some wild plot twists this morning at the Water Cube. In the women's 100-meter freestyle semifinals, world-record holder Libby Trickett of Australia advanced to the final only because of the disqualific...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  5. This Marathon man set the bar

    Brian Church

    Bill Adcocks is a relative unknown in Greece. But people should know him considering the record he holds.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2004
  6. Ripple Effect

    Eric Adelson

    Michael Phelps has a chance to make swimming history this summer. But can he make swimming matter?

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2004
  7. Peter Keating: The sabermetrics of curling -- Olympic Winter Game...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating's statistics and analytics blog continues its look at the Olympics. Today, we look at the sabermetrics of curling and why win probability is key.

    Blog | Conversation | February 26, 2010
  8. Peter Keating: Why most medal predictions for the Vancouver Wint...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating's statistics and analytics blog continues its look at the Olympics. Today, we look at why so many prediction models overhyped Canada's medal chances and why the host country has blown the podium.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2010
  9. Peter Keating: Even just looking at the age of Olympic medalists...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating's statistics and analytics blog continues its look at the Olympics. Today, it discusses what can be learned by simply looking at the age of the medalists. One hint: a lot.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  10. Peter Keating: Why the figure skating judging system, despite rec...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating's statistics and analytics blog continues its look at the Olympics. Today, it discusses why the latest figure skating judging system has as many problems, if not more, than the old one.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  11. NHL - Vancouver Canucks will survive their NHL-record road streak...

    Tom Awad

    The Canucks are in the midst of a 14-game road trip that will keep them away from home ice for six weeks. In the crowded and competitive West, most see this stretch as a huge hurdle for the team, but Puck Prospectus shows why the Canucks will overcome it.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2010
  12. ESPN 100: No. 1 - Lightning Strike - ESPN The Magazine

    Usain Bolt outran the world again, shattering his own records in the 100 and 200 meters at the world championships in Berlin. Tyson Gay, who set an american mark in the 100, describes what it' s like to get a close-up view to history.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2009
  13. Closing Ceremony music to his ears

    Brian Church

    There was only one missing element to the musical Closing Ceremony of the 2004 Olympics: The Matlock theme.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2004