CNN: How wearable tech helped elite athletes through the pandemic. “The sports analytics industry could be worth $4.6 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research, with the technology starting to filter down to the amateur level. Companies such as Australia’s Catapult — which also works with EPL teams — and STATSports have developed systems targeted at the amateur market, letting users compare their performance to their peers and to professionals.”
Athletics Weekly: Museum of World Athletics is launched online. “The Museum of World Athletics – or MOWA for short – features 3D images of shoes, clothing and equipment, plus medals and more. It has evolved following the creation of the World Athletics heritage initiative in 2018 ‘to honour, preserve and promote the sport’s history’ and includes attractive computer-generated images combined with actual high-quality photographs of various items and artefacts.” I’m not 100% but I’m inferring from the article that “athletics” in this sense means track and field sports.
BBC: World Athletics: Anti-viral sand part of ‘new normal’. “Anti-viral sand, a ban on post-race hugs and open-air call rooms are some of the measures proposed to protect athletes and officials when international athletics resumes. World Athletics’ Health and Science department has drawn up guidelines to advise event organisers.”