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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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On @USDA Ancestral Deschutes River Trail w/ Dad on a Novara MT bike in New Balance shoes. #blog

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SponsorshipX Expands To Nashville For NFL Draft Week And France

SponsorshipX is an immersive live conference experience uniting 100-125 of the top marketing and sponsorship professionals in Nashville during the NFL Draft Week of April 23-25, 2019. A variety of global speakers in sports and eSports will share marketing trends and sponsorship initiatives while in Music City. Mark Harrison, Founder and Chairperson, chatted with the Sports Techie community blog about SponsorshipX, it’s Toronto beginnings in 2005, and expanding the event from Canada into the United States and France. He is also President and CEO at The T1 Agency for the past 25-years, they operate proprietary community event properties and develop brand experiences...

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FC Barcelona, Barca Innovation Hub, Allianz SE Partner with Hexoskin for Smart Garment Sleep Study

BIHUB and Allianz align themselves to promote a Hexoskin sleep study

FC Barcelona, Barca Innovation Hub and Allianz SE are partnered with Hexoskin wearable body metric system to conduct their first project designed for the health and wellness space, in particular, using a smart garment to study sleep. It is believed to be the first-of-its-kind in the world. The goal is to measure sleep quality and uncover ties to physical performance and sports performances. The Sports Techie community blog chatted and caught up with Pierre-Alexandre Fourier, Co-founder and CEO at Hexoskin, about conducting research on sleep and specifically young athletes with the goal of optimizing their overall health and gameplay using proprietary smart technology clothing...

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Monkey Knife Fight Daily Fantasy Sports Prop Gaming MLB Ready

Monkey Knife Fight DFS Prop Gaming Platform

When you hear Monkey Knife Fight (MKF), what comes to mind? There is a small probability since I am a sports technology curator for the Sports Techie community blog, you may have guessed daily fantasy sports (DFS) but I doubt it. I chatted with Monkey Knife Fight President, Nic Sulsky, about the sports tech startup and their goal of building the best new legal DFS gaming product. Having launched their gaming platform just six months ago for the NFL season, they followed up with the NBA, NHL and PGA, and now MLB. More than 10 million entries have played their football, basketball, hockey, and golf, game of skill contests...

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Barebones 2019 DCSD Special Olympics Track and Field Has No Room For Budget Cut

I attended 2019 DeKalb County School District Special Olympics, Track and Field event at Hallford Stadium today because my 5-year son was a willing and happy participant along with his mates at Coralwood School, a real God-send of an inclusive, K-3 through kindergarten, public elementary school.  Kellan is on the autism spectrum therefore he and I ran in the assisted 50-yard dash together taking second place in our closely contested heat and fourth place in the baseball/softball throw! Three virtual cheers for Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Atlanta

2019 DeKalb County School District Special Olympics

To be honest, the event today was not one where you would say tons of money was being spent to operate it...

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BodyBio Makes PC Brain Supplement

BodyBio PC

CTE Awareness Day (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) happened on January 30 before Super Bowl LIII. Most of the Sports Techie community blog followers and readers had no idea this was so because neither did I. The recent Bob Costas interview on ESPN’s Outside The Lines show about NBC Sports pulling him as host of SB53 because of his public statements regarding the sport of football and violence which in many cases manifests as brain related just heated up this real-life and sometimes terrible death topic.  It is exciting to know CTE prevention is being done with equipment and game rules. The fact is, medical professionals are also transforming lifestyles, performances and longevity using diet and supplementation. In this case, over the last four decades, BodyBio has be...

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GOLFPASS Launches Behind NBC Sports and Rory McIIroy

Get to the heart of your game with GOLFPASS, a vibrant community surrounding the great game of golf.  NBC Sports Group and pro golfer Rory McIIroy set out to do just that thorough the launch of GOLFPASS, a new digital subscription aiming to reach all the devices golfers and golf fans use with original content, benefits, insights and industry trends of your favorite sport. Much like the Golf Channel was founded by Arnold Palmer almost 25 years ago, GOLFPASS wants to impact the sport, elevate your game and showcase a lifestyle shared by millions around the world while enabling a living legacy for founder McIIroy...

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