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Resources on Sports

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SourceTypeItem TypeDescriptionURL
International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS)Court of Arbitration for SportDatabaseThe independent institution facilitates the settlement of sports-related disputes through arbitration or mediation. The jurisprudence database provides access to decisions and outcomes of cases and can be searched by term, sport, year, party, etc. Information available in English and French. Related news, documents and recent decisions can be found on the home page.
World Athletics (formerly International Association of Athletics Federations [IAAF])International organizationInformationThe Monaco-based association provides access to documents that include anti-doping efforts, sanctioned athletes, Russian reinstatement conditions, list of prohibited substances and methods, testing statistics, etc. The organization also provides access to results, records, and lists for international sporting events by event, category, and discipline.
International World Games Association (IWGA)An organization of 37 international sports federationsDatabaseThe organization promotes the sports of its member federations in a quadrennial, multidisciplinary sports event called The World Games. World Games results can be searched by edition, sport, country or athlete.Medal history graphics are available here: A list of international member federations by sport and location is available here:
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)Foundation initiated by the International Olympic CommitteeInformation; ResourcesWADA describes itself as "an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code, which is the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries". Resources on its website include an index of prohibited substances, international standards, anti-doping statistics, laboratories, lists of international federations, a list of national/regional anti-doping organizations (government-funded, responsible for testing athletes), therapeutic exemptions, etc.
InterpolThe International Criminal Police OrganizationInformationThe international law enforcement organization describes activities in sports integrity, including corruption, match-fixing and illegal gambling, and doping. Information on international cooperation efforts, news and links to partner organizations are also provided.
Council of Europe — Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS)Intergovernmental cooperationInformation; SourcesEPAS aims to promote sport, establish international standards, and develop a framework for a pan-European platform of intergovernmental sports co-operation. It also assists the public authorities of member states of the EPAS, sports federations, and NGOs to promote sport and make it healthier, fairer and better governed. Its resources, which include activity and project reports, ministerial meeting reports, recommendations and studies, etc., are available in nine languages. Partner organizations can be explored for expert sources here.
International Olympic Committee (IOC)Non-governmental sports organizationInformation; ResourcesThe media sources page lists upcoming events, press releases, and a contact directory for IOC members, national Olympic committees, international federations, and recognized federations. The documents page provides Olympic Games-specific documents that include anti-doping and medical rules and media guides.;
International Paralympic Committee (IPC)Non-governmental sports organizationInformation; Datasets; SourcesThe IPC is the "global governing body of the Paralympic Movement organizing the summer and winter Paralympic Games and [it] acts as the International Federation for nine sports, supervising and coordinating World Championships and other competitions." Some useful datasets and sources: results, rankings, and records, sanctioned athletes list, anti-doping testing statistics.
International Sports Press Association (AIPS)International organizationResourcesAIPS has a by-country list of national sports media associations with contact information.
The H.J Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and SportsA library, archive, and museum dedicated to the study and preservation of the world of physical culture.Resources; DatabasesThe Stark Center houses "an exhaustive library of resources related to a wide-range of physical activity and sports, including links to sports and country-specific databases and directories." Categories include: archives, associations (scholarly/expert/specialist), charters, codes, declarations, policies, resolutions, standards, databases, directories, and digital sport books.
International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)An international organization comprised of national sports medicine associations spanning six continents.Expert SourcesFind a list of the national associations of sports medicine worldwide.
International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES Research Team)Independent study centerExpert SourcesThe Switzerland-based research, education, and consulting center, has a team of expert sources in areas of history, law, management, sociology, geography, governance, and political science.
World StadiumsWebsiteDatabaseThis unofficial and unaffiliated stadiums database contains a list of more than 2,180 stadiums across all continents. Includes location, name, capacity, and year built. Images are available for some stadiums.
Transfer MarketWebsiteStatisticsThe Germany-based website offers wide range of international football/soccer news and statistics. Information includes: most valuable clubs, most valuable players, most valuable matches, most valuable roster, record market values; record market value by age, market value at the end of career, market value development since the World Cup.
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)The international governing body of association football, beach football, and futsal.Information; Resources The Zurich-based international football association provides access to official documents, regulations and announcements, including from the Independent Ethics Committee. List of regional associations and contact information are also available.
List of International Sports FederationsWikipediaResourcesThe Wiki page has a comprehensive list of hundreds of sport-specific federations, many of which provide rankings, records, and statistics for their sport; regulatory documents; doping testing results; banned athletes; rulings/decisions; and national associations with contact information.
UEFAUEFA's libraryDatabase; ResourcesAn extensive repository for documents and publications relating to UEFA, its administration and varied activities as the governing body of European football can be found here – including the latest statutes.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)The governing body of Asian footballDatabase: ResourcesThe AFC's website contains information on regulations, calendar, laws, members, technical reports, financial statements, and the Asian Cup.
Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF)The governing body of African football Database: ResourcesThe CAF website information includeing reports, statutes, medical details, and club licensing.
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL)The governing body of South American footballDatabase; ResourcesCONMEBOL includes various reports like prohibited substances list, regulations, code of ethics, etc.
International Basketball Federation (FIBA)The world governing body for basketballDatabase; ResourcesThe FIBA website includes a document library on rules and regulations, studies and facts, players, 3-on-3 play, and COVID-19.
National Basketball Association (NBA)The professional basketball league in North AmericaDatabase; ResourcesArchive of official league statements and announcements from the NBA's communications team.
Eurostat's Sport DatabaseThe EU's statistical officeDatabaseContains statistics/database on sports, i.e. employment in sports, enterprises, international trade in sporting goods, etc.
Sports Market Analytics, Stanford Business Graduate SchoolStanford University LibraryDatabaseSearch US sports analytics by any of the following methods: single sports analytics, subject analytics, sports summaries, or sports venues information.
International Gymnastics Federation (FIG)The governing body for gymnastics worldwideResources; StatisticsContains decisions and statistics about doping.

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