Author Archives: FMF

Super Athletes – Valentino Rossi: Moto GP Multi-champion and also skilled on 4 Wheel Driving

Valentino Rossi is one of the most skilled Motorbike drivers ever. He has collected 9 World Titles in prime Motorbike championships, 7 of them in the King Category (currently known as MotoGP, and previously 500 cc class), five of them in a row between 2001 and 2005. He won 4 times riding a Yamaha Bike and 3

Athletics Men’s Decathlon – How are each event’s marks converted into points?

In a previous post we have described how the men´s decathlon event proceeds and left the promise of explaining how the different times, distances or heights, accordingly to each event, are converted into points to sum up the total decathlon’s score. Well, so it goes like this. The IAAF discloses a Combined Events Scoring Tables separately for each event.

Athletics Men’s Decathlon – In what it consists and how it works?

The Men’s athletics Decathlon consists of ten events which must be held on two consecutive days in the following order: First day: 100m; Long Jump; Shot Put; High Jump;400m. Second day: 110m Hurdles; Discus Throw; Pole Vault; Javelin Throw; 1500m. The word decathlon has its origins in Greek alphabet (déka, meaning “ten”) and  (áthlon, meaning

Super Athletes – Ole Einar Bjoerndalen

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is a 40-year-old Norwegian biathlete that holds the record of world cup wins (a competition that goes along a season encompassing several events where points are obtained and summed up in the end) considering all winter sports. Bjoerndalen has a total of 95 victories in Biathlon events (accordingly to IBU, the official Biathlon’s regulatory body). He has an additional 31 wins

Cycling Anti-Doping Rules – UCI’s Biological Passport

The UCI’s biological passport is an individual electronic document where the results of anti-doping tests carried out on a rider are registered on a regular basis. The biological passport contains information about direct test results (blood and urine), and both the rider’s hematological and steroid profiles (indirect tests). Before its existence, anti-doping detection was based only in direct

Soccer – UEFA’s Team Ranking: A Calculation to define Top Seed Clubs

UEFA’s  team rankings are determined accordingly to the performance of each individual team in the Champions League and Europa League having as reference the last five years. Team Ranking is important since it defines top seeded clubs in each draw, thus granting higher graded teams the privilege not to play with stronger pairs in early stages of competitions. In each Champions League and Europa League game