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Metric in Sports

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Measurements are essential to ensuring fairness in sports. SI measurements are used on everything from keeping accurate event times, the correct pressure of sports balls, and measuring competition distances. Learn how measurement plays a big part in providing a level playing field for all athletes.

The Olympic Games is an international sports festival that brings together the world’s athletes in the spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. Explore these Olympic Educational Activities to learn how metric measurements are used within these athletic events.

Additional Sports Measurement Resources

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Created January 13, 2010, Updated August 27, 2020