Sports, Data, and Journalism a sucess!

On the official Swiss Digital Day, October 25, 2018, The Center for Research in Sports Administration (CRSA) invited academics, data journalists, and experts from media and industry to the conference on Sports, Data, and Journalism at the University of Zurich to discuss the use of data science in sports.


At the sold-out event, over 100 participants from around the world listened to more than 35 interesting talks, participated in data science workshops, and exchanged ideas on sports. Helmut Dietl (University of Zurich) opened the conference, making clear that both academics and data journalists are dealing with the same data and face similar issues in their day to day work, and thus, can learn a lot from each other.

The CRSA thanks all presenters, participants, contributors, scientific and expert committee members, the Digital Society Initative, the City and Canton of Zurich, Zurich Tourism, and FIFA for making this conference a huge success!

You can find a summary of the event, videos and pictures of the conference on

Anil Özdemir