Individual home advantage with individual data

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Abstract

Home advantage (HA) is a well-documented phenomenon in (professional) team sports. However, there is also a growing body of evidence that in individual sports home athletes have an advantage. I define HA as ‘the performance advantage of an athlete, team, or country when they compete at a home ground compared to their performance under similar conditions at an away ground’. In this chapter, I review some of this evidence and will present results of its relevance in one particular sport: speedskating.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHome advantage in sport causes and the effect on performance
EditorsM.A. Gómez-Ruano, R. Pollard, C. Lago-Peñas
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter25
Pages251-259
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781003081456
ISBN (Print)9780367533298, 9780367533267
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Publication statusPublished - 28-Oct-2021

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