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Is Playing on Synthetic Turf Safe?
2017-06  The International Association for Sports Surface Sciences (ISSS), located in Switzerland, commissioned chemneera to conduct a review of important studies published around the globe in relation to the perceived ...
2:00:25 - Sub-2-hour Marathon requires Collaboration
2017-05 (see also LinkedIn) Saturday May 6 in Monza saw Eliud Kipchoge finishing a marathon with a time of 2:00:25.  The event staged at the Monza racetrack in Italy was ...
Video Assistant Referee (VAR) makes match debut in Melbourne
2017-04 After successfully completing tests of the new technology at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in 2016, Melbourne, Australia has been once more the stage to implement sports ...
Fan Engagement: Cool versus Creepy
2017-04 (see also LinkedIn) For a long time, professional sports teams and event organizers have been trying to solve a conundrum: How to better engage with their fan that comes ...
Red Bull High-Performance and Open Innovation
2017-03 (see also LinkedIn) Many studies have looked at the success of Red Bull and the company’s ability to create a product category, positioning its brand and ‘doing things differently’. ...
FIFA testing Electronic Performance Tracking Systems (EPTS) in Melbourne
2017-02 (see also LinkedIn) Following an earlier decision by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the world governing body for Football, FIFA, has progressed to test various electronic performance and ...
Technology is driving Sports Business Management Capability
2017-01 Sports technology is changing the face of sports management. From athlete performance monitoring to sports business, technology increasingly is being deployed.Technology used by Athletes and AdministratorsOn the athlete side, ...
Advancements in Wearable Technology accelerating Adoption in Sport
2016-10 Wearable technology is approaching to become the most popular and leading trend in the sports and fitness market.  Numerous studies are currently looking at how wearable devices can advance highly ...
Material Science - UV Protection of Sports Surfaces
2016-03 Ultraviolet (UV) radiation leads to decreased performance and undesirable changes in appearance of polymers.  Typically, polymer substrates contain for example components that may absorb ultraviolet light, which otherwise could ...
Playing Statistics at FIFA Women's World Cup
2015-08 FIFA have released initial statistics in relation to the 2015 FIFA Women’s WorldCup in Canada. In addition to attendance, TV and digital stats first competition data has been released ...
Technology in Sport: Goal-Line Technology assists Referee
2014-06  At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, goal-line technology (GLT) assisted the referee in awarding France's second goal in the match against Honduras.  Officiating: Goal-Line TechnologyIn a world ...
Closing the Loop - Accessing Innovation to increase Sustainability
2014-05  For many years the sport surfacing industry has made use of recycled materials in their product systems.Use of recycled materials in sport surfacesFrom recycled tires used in polyurethane-bound elastic ...