The official statistics of Handball 2013
World Championship 2013
The official statistics service given by MSL during the WCh has allowed fans, journalists and technical staff to know with all the details and live all the data of the championship's games. "We have given stats to scoreboards, internet, journalists and TV broadcasters, with live graphs created in the same moment in which the play has occured", assures Javier Fuste manager of the results system of the World Championship.
Five professional analysts and five volunteers are the people in charge of achieving the fans to know who has scored the last goal and how many has he netted in the game, the journalists to assure the saves ratio of a keeper or the time that both teams are without a goal.
The pattern is simple: an analyst expert in handball dictates the play to volunteer and he writes it in the software. Immediately, the stats are ready for the different formats. "We teached the volunteers some days before the championship. After a couple of days they knew how it worked", its manager explains.
The stats system used in the World Championship is exclusive for handball and its own competitions, like WCh or ECh. First of all, due to the specific stats of the sport and, secondly, because in multisports competitions like the Olympic Games system more standarize are needed to be shared by all the sports.
After the success achieved by MSL in Spain 2013, Javier Fuste hopes to continue with this system in Qatar 2015.