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FIFA Women’s World Cup VAR Room Media Briefing Review

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 12: A view inside the VAR at the main IBC on June 12, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marianna Massey – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The FIFA TV media briefing today regarding refereeing and VAR was enlightening both as a fan of football and a sports tech expert. I especially enjoyed listening to Pierluigi Collina, Chairman of FIFA’s referee committee, he hails from Italy and speaks English with a very strong Italian accent. He was joined by Head of FIFA Referring Massimo Busacca, and Kari Seitz, FIFA Senior Refereeing Manager and head of the refereeing project for the Women’s World Cup in France. The sports tech event lasted about a hour and a half and was streamed worldwide...

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SPURS VAR-Y GRATEFUL OF TECHNOLOGY

Turkish official Cuneyt Cakir and VAR decide Champions League Quarter final match

It’s long been stated that referees in soccer need technology to help them get decisions right; it’s a topic that always rears it’s head after a high profile error – Frank Lampard’s strike against Germany in the last 16 tie of the 2010 World Cup is one that stands out as a goal that never was. Goal-line technology (GLT) was adopted and what a glowing success it has been. Unfortunately, it’s not only goal line decisions that cause debate and the hunger for more technology to follow gathered momentum and gradually different soccer authorities have gone live with Video Assistant Referees (VAR for short). The Sports Techie community blog is a strong supporter of VAR sports tech...

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England VAR World Cup Destiny Should Influence Premier League

What Changed To Make England More Successful In This World Cup?

What Changed To Make England More Successful In This World Cup?

The pride surrounding the England team is unmissable. It’s been since 1966 when the Three Lions last roared as one for the football loving country when the men’s national soccer team won the World Cup final which so happens to be the year I was born. Give the hungry English lads credit getting through to the semi-finals through a combination of strong players that mostly play in the Premier League, inspirational and youthful management and… the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) sports tech ensuring accuracy in decisions and fair rulings? Only now in 2018 has VAR been in place at the World Cup in Russia to the credit of FIFA but long, long overdue...

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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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US Open Green Initiatives By USTA Sustainability Program Revolution

2018 US Open; Grounds; AA Sculpture Garden

Sustainability is a core principle of The Sports Techie community blog as it is for the US Open. The change in their corporate culture started in 2008 with the US Open Green Initiatives. The latest 2019 version of the program is a blue-print for all major events, sport or otherwise, as they continue do their part to help the environment in a time of unprecedented climate change.  With a goal to lessen their impact on the environment, the USTA entered into an agreement with the Sports for Climate Action Framework by the United Nations, becoming the first major organization to do so throughout North America.  This group of international sports organizations is all in with raising awareness and reversing climate change...

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New Field of Dreams Ballpark Featuring White Sox and Yankees MLB Game Set For Aug 13, 2020

MLB at Field of Dreams Ballpark in Iowa Rendering

Major League Baseball announced that on August 13, 2020 the new Field of Dreams (© Universal City Studios LLC)  ballpark, “MLB at _Field of Dreams_” will be ready for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankee game played in a temporary ballpark constructed in the cornfield next to the original ballfield used for the movie on the Lansing Family Farm, in Dyersville, Iowa. MLB and BrightView Holdings, Inc. plan to design the facility like the old Comiskey Park. Construction on the historical ballpark began this week and a video was release today showing drone footage of the area where it will be built next the original Field of Dreams. The Sports Techie community blog loves sport movies of all varieties...

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Online Sports Betting In The United Kingdom

Premier League Bets
Current Odds for the Premier League at Bet365.

Sports betting has been legal in the United Kingdom since the early 1960s, but online sports betting has only transcended in more recent times. Both land-based book makers and online book makers coalesced to form a multi-billion dollar industry in the UK. As per the UK Gambling Commission, the total gross gambling yield for Great Britain was estimated at a whopping £14.5 billion for October 2017 – September 2018 and 38.8% of this revenue was from online casinos, online bookmakers and online bingo services. The Sports Techie community blog demands that you never spend money on a sport bet that you cannot afford to lose. Technology has fast-tracked legit sports gambling resources to the mainstream.

Tech Aided Bets

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Future of Sport Stadiums, IoT & Fan Experience Guide

The future of sports stadiums, the fan experience and athletic wearables are all hot sports tech topics. The Ohio University Athletic Administration program just published this Smart Stadium data visualization and shared it with the Sports Techie community blog for our readers and followers to use as a resource.

Pro Sports IoT in Smart Arenas

The sports enthusiast, sports techies and those looking to share innovative news about the future of sports, infrastructure and the fan experience are the target audience. Smart arenas and the Internet of Things (IoT) is a combination causing rapid changes in the industries of sports management, coaching and athletic training...

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NBC and Twitter Partner to Provide Live Coverage of Tokyo 2020, So What

NBC and Twitter Partner to Provide Live Coverage of Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are truly a showcase event for sports technology. From the new Olympic Stadium, to the making of medals through donated phones, to robots developed by Mobility Sponsor, Toyota, to assist and guide patrons while interacting with athletes. Now NBC is jumping the shark by allowing Twitter to live stream the summer Olympic to users of the free social media platform. While live coverage will be limited, it marks another step in the direction of streaming for the cable giants at Comcast, owners of NBCUniversal, the Olympics rights holders, in the face of cable cutting madness...

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