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Big data in sport: does the flood of data take away the tension?

Anyone who wants to be successful in sports has long since stopped relying on their gut instincts. Everything that can be measured is measured. But does this flood of data really make the sport better?

European Football Championship 2021 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, the round of 16 between Sweden and Ukraine. The players seem drained and exhausted. You have been on your legs for more than 120 minutes. A penalty shoot-out seems inevitable, but then another Ukrainian hits the flank. The ball sails into the penalty area, where Artem Dovbyk climbs up and hits it on …

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