Sports Reference
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Sports Reference

Sports Reference
Industrysports technology, data, and content
FoundedAugust 2004; 14 years ago (2004-08)
FounderSean Forman
HeadquartersPennsylvania, United States
  • Baseball Reference
  • Basektball Reference
  • Football Reference
  • Hockey Reference

Sports Reference, LLC is a company which operates several sports-related websites including,, Basketball Reference, and Hockey Reference.[1]


The site also includes sections on college football, college basketball and the Olympics.[2] The sites attempt a comprehensive approach to sports data. For example, contains more than 100,000 box scores and contains data on every scoring play in the National Football League since 1941.[1]

The company, which is based in Pennsylvania, was founded as Sports Reference in 2004 and was incorporated as Sports Reference LLC in 2007.[1][3]


Sports Reference Olympics logo

Sports Reference added a site for Olympic Games statistics and history in July 2008.[4][5] The company announced in December 2016 that the Olympics site will be shut down in the near future due to a change in its data licensing agreement.[6] Since that time, data for the 2016 Summer Olympics was added,[7] but the site has not been updated for the 2018 Winter Olympics.[8] The providers of the Olympic data are working with another publisher to create a new website.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Kramer, Staci D. (February 17, 2009). "Fantasy Sports Ventures Takes Minority Stake In Sports Reference LLC". CBS MoneyWatch. PaidContent. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Sports Reference Main Page". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Company Overview of Sports Reference, LLC". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Olympics at Sports Reference Launches". July 9, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26.
  5. ^ "About SR/Olympics". Archived from the original on 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ a b "We'll Be Closing Soon". Archived from the original on 2016-12-19. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games". Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Winter Games Index". Retrieved .

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