Monthly Archives: October 2012

Djokovic will end 2012 as Number 1 in the ATP ranking – while 2013 promises further excitement!

Djokovic will end 2012 as Number 1 in the ATP ranking – while 2013 promises further excitement!

Since Roger Federer announced that he wouldn’t compete in Paris Masters 1000 (where he won last year adding up 1000 points to his ranking) Novak Djokovic became the virtual end of the year number one of the ATP Ranking of 2012. Even if Federer manages to win every game in the ATP World Tour Final

Tennis Hawk Eye – What is it and how does it work?

Hawk-Eye is a complex computer system designed to visually track the trajectory of the ball and display a record of its most statistically likely path as a moving image. Its usage is famous mainly due to its implementation in Tennis matches. This system implemented by the company ‘Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd’ is also used in Cricket

Moto3 – Portuguese Miguel Oliveira finishes 2nd in Australia

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira finished yesterday the Australian Moto3 Grand Prix in 2nd place, his best result ever, after his first podium finish in Barcelona (3rd place also this season)  since he started running in this category in 2011 (formerly called 125 c.c.). With this result Miguel Oliveira ascended to 7th place in the Moto3 overall classification having still a chance

Soccer Pitch Lines and Marks – The Penalty Area

The penalty area  is formed by the goal-line and lines extending from it. Its lines start 16.5 metres from the goalposts and extend a further 16.5 metres into the pitch (therefore forming a box). The penalty area serves for several purposes. The most relevant are to mark the pitch range where the Goalkeeper may handle the ball

Athletics Women’s Heptathlon – How are each event’s marks converted into points?

In a previous post we have described how the women´s heptathlon 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

Soccer Goal’s Line Technology – What is it and how will it work?

Fifa just announced today that has signed license agreements with two companies that will test the use of Goal’s line technology, which will be used for the first time in the next World Clubs Competition in Japan that will be held between next December 6th and 16th. The two technology providers – Hawk eye (similar

F1 2013 Roaster: Felix da Costa to test Red Bull in November 2012

António Félix da Costa will test with Red Bull next November (days 6 and 7) at Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit. A Formula 1 car is a new challenge. Robin Frijns, recent World Series by Renault Champion, will be alongside him in a Red Bull too (in the 8th of November). Let’s see who will be

Athletics Women’s Heptathlon – In what it consists and how it works?

The Women’s Heptathlon consists of seven events which shall be held on two consecutive days in the following order: First day: 100m Hurdles; High Jump; Shot Put; 200m. Second day: Long Jump; Javelin Throw; 800m. Like as decathlon, the word heptathlon has its origins in Greek alphabet (Hepta, meaning “seven”) and  (áthlon, meaning “contest”). Each event´s