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##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

The heptathlon is an athletics competition consisting of 7 events. Can you make sense of the scoring system in order to advise a heptathlete on the best way to reach her target?

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Imagine you had to plan the tour for the Olympic Torch. Is there an efficient way of choosing the shortest possible route?

##### Age 7 to 16

In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.

##### Age 5 to 18 Challenge Level:

This is our collection of favourite mathematics and sport materials.

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Is it the fastest swimmer, the fastest runner or the fastest cyclist who wins the Olympic Triathlon?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Andy is desperate to reach John o'Groats first. Can you devise a winning race plan?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

##### Age 14 to 18

How do decisions about scoring affect who wins a combined event such as the decathlon?

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

When two closely matched teams play each other, what is the most likely result?

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Under which circumstances would you choose to play to 10 points in
a game of squash which is currently tied at 8-all?

##### Age 14 to 18

How high can a high jumper jump? How can a high jumper jump higher without jumping higher? Read on...

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?