Anyone who has sat at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the evening knows how much fun day/night cricket can be. The same is true across the major venues of Australia and many other parts of the world: the parts where the day times are blisteringly hot and the evenings offer a cooler warmth. A cold beer, more manageable temperatures, floodlights and top quality cricket make for a very enjoyable combination. But summer in England is rarely that hot.
What does it mean to be the best in the world? London's Olympic Stadium (to use its proper name) has seen some mighty feats achieved in its relatively short history. Back when it was christened in 2012, Usain Bolt was already the acknowledged superpower in men's sprinting and he went on to confirm his greatness with the second installment of his Olympic "triple triple" (gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro).
This has been an unusual summer of sport: one where the storylines have been dominated by women for a change. A healthy change. All summer we have been talking about Jodie Taylor and Johanna Konta, Anya Shrubsole and Hannah Cockroft. We can but hope that Laura Muir and friends will dominate August. In a year without a (men's) World Cup or a (men's) European football championships to consume the national sporting consciousness, there has been space for alternative events to thrive.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".