Sports Reference

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Sports Reference
Private
Industrysports technology, data, and content
Predecessor
FoundedAugust 2004;15 years ago (2004-08)
FounderSean Forman
Headquarters,
Products
  • Baseball Reference
  • Basketball Reference
  • Football Reference
  • Hockey Reference
Website Sports-Reference.com

Sports Reference, LLC is an American company which operates several sports-related websites, including Sports-Reference.com, Baseball-Reference.com for baseball, Basketball-Reference.com for basketball , Hockey-Reference.com for ice hockey, Pro-Football-Reference.com for American football, and FBref.com for association football (soccer). [1] Between 2008 and 2020, Sports Reference also provided pages for Olympic Games and its competitors.

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The site also includes sections on college football, college basketball and the Olympics. [2] The sites attempt a comprehensive approach to sports data. For example, Baseball-Reference contains more than 100,000 box scores and Pro-Football-Reference contains data on every scoring play in the National Football League since 1941. [1]

The company, which is based in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded as Sports Reference in 2004 and was incorporated as Sports Reference LLC in 2007. [3] [1] [4]

Olympics

Sports Reference Olympics logo SR-Olympics.png
Sports Reference Olympics logo

Sports Reference added a site for Olympic Games statistics and history in July 2008. [5] [6]

The company announced in December 2016 that the Olympics site was to be shut down in the near future due to a change in its data licensing agreement. [7] Since that time, data for the 2016 Summer Olympics was added, [8] but the site was not updated for the 2018 Winter Olympics. [9] The providers of the Olympic data were working with another publisher to create a new website. [7] Sports Reference closed its Olympic site on May 14, 2020. [10]

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  5. "Olympics at Sports Reference Launches". Sports-Reference.com. July 9, 2008. Archived from the original on July 26, 2008.
  6. "About SR/Olympics". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  7. 1 2 "We'll Be Closing Soon". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  8. "2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games". Sports-Reference. Archived from the original on July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  9. "Winter Games Index". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  10. "Site is Closed". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 15, 2020.