Stan Greenberg

Stan Greenberg’s deep interest in the Olympics was initially kindled when he watched the Olympic Games athletics in London in 1948. Realising early on that a proper appreciation of the sport required background data and statistics, he soon became one of the leading athletics statisticians in the country – and the world. He helped found the NUTS (National Union of Track Statisticians) in 1958, and has been a member of the international organisation, the ATFS, for 45 years. He is also a founder member of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH), and has attended eight Olympic Games.
In 1968 he was appointed Honorary Statistician to the British Amateur Athletic Board, and for twenty-eight years was on all Great Britain selection panels. In 1998 he was appointed Honorary Statistician to the England (AAA) selection committee. Also in 1968 he became the statistician to the BBC TV athletics commentary team, and only relinquished the post at the end of 1994. He became Sports Editor of the Guinness Book of Records in 1976, a post he held until 1981.
In 1981 he went freelance, primarily working for the BBC. He has written a number of books and pamphlets on the Olympic Games and athletics.

Stan Greenberg's Olympic Almanack 2012

Launched in 1984 for the Los Angeles Olympic Games, the Almanack rapidly established itself as the leading Olympic statistical book. It contains an extensive and entertaining collection of facts and figures from Athens 1896 to Beijing 2008, plus the ancient Games at Olympia and the Winter Olympics. There is coverage…

Stan Greenberg's Olympic Almanack 2008

Launched in 1984 for the Los Angeles Olympic Games, Stan Greenberg's Almanack rapidly established itself as the leading Olympic statistical book. ?It contains an extensive and entertaining collection of facts and figures from Athens 1896 to Athens 2004, plus the ancient Games at Olympia and the Winter Olympics. ?There is…