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Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

IFAB (International Football Association Board) approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee.

Within the last year, IFAB (International Football Association Board) have approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee, a move which could potentially change the game forever. The Sports Techie community blog is in agreement with this game-changing decision towards the inclusion of more technologies to help get calls right...

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Is American golf in decline?

Is American golf in decline?

America is the world’s biggest market for golf by a big margin and about half of the golf players and courses are in the country.

America is the world’s biggest market for golf by a big margin and about half of the golf players and courses are in the country. According to the Economist, about 30 million Americans were golfers in 2006, unfortunately, golfing has been seeing a decline in public interest since them. The Sports Techie community blog loves golf and the integration of technology such as range finders, GPS tech and apps to make the game more appealing for everyone no matter skill level or dedication to the game.

In 2013, 160 of 14,600 golf facilities closed, which also marked an 8t...

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It’s about Time we Let Technology Tell the Truth in Football

I can still remember that gloomy afternoon when England lost to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, I had just launched the Sports Techie community blog. Surely that Lampard shot was over the line!  There’s plenty more stories where that comes from, though that Geoff Hurst shot in the 1966 World Cup Final was miles over the line, wasn’t it?

It took the world of football until 2012 to finally agree on introducing goal-line technology and not a moment too soon. Finally we do have the goal-line technology that answers the question of whether a goal is indeed a goal or not.  About time too I hear you screaming “and why has it taken so long?”

Hawk-Eye goal-line technology uses cameras

Changing History

We may well jest about that Geoff Hurst goal in 1966  (the year I was born) but it’s not t...

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Sports Tech And The Future Of Football

“Sports Technology And The Future Of Football”

Soccer is a wonderful game and it’s the most popular team sport on the planet but for reasons unknown, it is for sure the most sports tech phobic of all. Fans like me understand the need to integrate technology into games as best as possible to help human official decide play outcomes, rule decisions and unsportsmanlike penalties, to name of few case uses. Then there is the ‘old school’ fan like my Dad that truly believe the human element is a critical component of sports that needs to stay in place no matter what.  Club Football Online created an infographic titled, “Technology And The Future Of Football” to shine light on this important topic...

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Watch Live Premier League Football Action On BT Sport App Powered By Deltatre

The BT Sport app and deltatre give fans extra this Premier League season.

Proprietary digital solutions by deltatre produce an enhanced EPL fan experience for streaming live games, highlights and breaking news on iOS and Android as well as on demand.

Proprietary digital solutions by deltatre produce an enhanced EPL fan experience for streaming live games, highlights and breaking news on iOS and Android as well as on demand.

BT Sport App powered by deltatre, part of Bruin Sports Capital group, is showcasing 42 Premier League 2016 and 2017 matches exclusively to subscribers. Proprietary digital software solutions by deltatre produce an enhanced EPL fan experience for streaming  live games, highlights and breaking news on iOS and Android as well as on demand...

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Fluendo Signs Video Analytics Deal With Glasgow Girls Football Club in Scotland

Fluendo has expanded into Scotland with its LongoMatch video analysis software through a new partnership with Glasgow Girls FC (GGFC).

Fluendo has expanded into Scotland with its LongoMatch video analysis software through a new partnership with Glasgow Girls FC (GGFC).

Fluendo Signs Video Analytics Deal With Glasgow Girls Football Club in Scotland

Fluendo and Glasgow Girls FC in the Scottish Football Association, struck a new multimedia video technology deal aimed to upgrade club training methods and technical awareness though the use of sport analytics. The GGFC Community Quality Mark club signed up for LongoMatch video analysis software to benefit over 200 registered youth girls in the Scottish Women’s Football League. LongoMatch and the GGFC located in the East-End of Glasgow, an area very near where my son’s Mothers-side of the family was living before relocating to Ellis Island, NY years ago...

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Mondogoal Women’s World Cup Fantasy Sports Soccer Game Launches as Industry First

Mondogoal Launches First-Ever Fantasy Soccer Platform For 2015 Women’s World Cup with $10k Final Tournament.

Mondogoal Launches First-Ever Fantasy Soccer Platform For 2015 Women’s World Cup with $10k Final Tournament.

Mondogoal Women’s World Cup Fantasy Sports Soccer Game Launches as Industry First

The 2015 Women’s World Cup begins today and the Sports Techie community readers and followers have a new daily fantasy soccer platform to play on created by Mondogoal where their football Summer Showdown contest has a $10,000 cash payout. Mondogoal is the leading global fantasy sports company in the space and licensed to operate around the world unlike competitors in the space like FanDual or DraftKings...

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Cisco Video Technology Delivers Throughout The Sports Year And At IBC 2014

Cisco Video Technology Delivers Throughout The Sports Year And At IBC 2014 - Sports Techie blog

Cisco Video Technology Delivers Throughout The Sports Year And At IBC 2014 – Sports Techie blog

Cisco Video Technology Delivers Throughout The Sports Year And At IBC 2014

IBC 2014 is going on this weekend and Cisco is there after a sporting year where their technology helped to power the World Cup Brazil, NBC Sochi Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games. Cisco and TV Globo, a Brazilian TV network and significant global content producer, together created a 4K/ultraHD (UHD) to showcase the proof-of-concept ‘Future of Video’ people witnessed during the World Cup event, allowing the executive team an exclusive opportunity to see the look and feel of the future of live sports inside the redefined home user experience...

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Sports Technology Infographic – Helping Sport Referees And Officials For Over A Decade

Sports Technology Infographic – Helping Sport Referees And Officials For Over A Decade

Sports Technology has been helping referees and official at major events and tournaments increase their accuracy with correct calls as this Newark/Electronic 14 Infographic about “Technology in Sport” – helps to show. The Sports Techie community blog readers may remember our launch during the 2010 South Africa World Cup when FIFA had no goal-line tech in place and it cost England dearly against Germany on an obvious blown goal call. Our contribution for Intel covered the implementation of goal-line technology during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and other sports tech...

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Sports Technology Making A Difference At FIFA World Cup Brazil, Tennis And Sport Worldwide

Goal-line Technology by GoalControl at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Goal-line Technology by GoalControl at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – image via GoalControl

Sports Technology Making A Difference At FIFA World Cup Brazil, Tennis And Sport Worldwide

Sports Tech is a game-changer, a fact that has morphed global sport with complementary products, systems and solution at the highest professional and collegiate levels. My latest iQ by Intel contribution: How Tech Helps Eliminate Ref Errors at the World Cup and Beyond http://mvb.me/s/40a2fd – touches on the impact sports tech such as goal-line technology has made by being absent and now as an integral part of the history of football, tennis and cricket, worldwide. The NFL, NHL, and NBA are sports tech users, and now MLB and FIFA are too, bravo to all.

The FIFA 2014 World Cup official glt by GoalControl works as a soccer game-changer.

The FIFA 2014 World Cup official glt by GoalControl wor...

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