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Metric in Sports


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.

Math and Sport - Olympic Measures, developed by the University of Cambridge, are a collection of activities that invites students to engage with units of measurement and orders of magnitude, by presenting a variety of records and measurements from events at the Olympic Games.

Learn how measurements impact sports and Olympic events by reading these 2008 World Metrology Day resources:


Created January 13, 2010, Updated November 26, 2019