Golf and rugby sevens will be included as Olympic events in 2016, and sports like karate and squash are trying to get in. John Barrow, author of Mathletics, tells us why some of those sports deserve to be included over soccer, basketball, and tennis.
John D. Barrow is a professor of mathematical sciences and director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University and a fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in Cambridge, England. He is the author of Mathletics: A Scientist Explains 100 Amazing Things About the World of Sports.
Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen’s outstanding times—one faster than Ryan Lochte’s—caused some to call her wins suspicious. John D. Barrow, author of Mathletics: A Scientist Explains 100 Amazing Things About the World of Sports, does the math to show otherwise.
Michael Phelps will open Olympic competitions Saturday. John D. Barrow explains how a slick suit used to give swimmers an unfair edge.