FIFA COVID-19 Working Group

FIFA COVID-19 Working Group

The FIFA-Confederations working group which was recently established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and which includes the FIFA administration and secretary generals and top executives from all confederations, has unanimously approved a series of recommendations following its first meeting, which was organised via conference call […]

COVID-19 Data Breach

COVID-19 Data Breach

The British company Hammersmith Medicines Research (HMR) was attacked by the group behind the Maze ransomware attacks. Hammersmith was a standby facility that would perform medical trials on COVID-19 vaccines that have been created. According to Hammersmith’s website, since 1993, they have conducted over 650 early-phase trials. With an average of 30-40 trials per year, […]

Athletes and COVID-19

Athletes and COVID-19

On March 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) along with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee in a joint statement told the world that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed to 2021 due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19. The Olympics just like industry events around the world, made the decision due to safety of the […]

New Olympic Dates

New Olympic Dates

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed […]

Tokyo 2020 postponed

Tokyo 2020 postponed

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; the […]

List of world sports events cancelled by COVID-19 (Update)

List of world sports events cancelled by COVID-19 (Update)

Sports-ISAO posted a week ago concerning basketball cancellations happening around the world. As the outbreak of COVID-19 becomes more severe, sporting bodies are cancelling events for safety reasons. Reuters.com recently compiled a list of cancelled events which are categorized by the sport or event. Another complete list is from TalkSport and they include events like […]

Borislav Stankovic passes away at 94

Borislav Stankovic passes away at 94

Throughout his life, Stankovic was instrumental in the development of basketball, as a player, a coach and an administrator, culminating with his roles as Secretary General (1976-2002) and Secretary General Emeritus (since 2002) of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). He also made significant contributions to the Olympic Movement in his positions as a member of […]

Basketball Cancellations

Basketball Cancellations

The NBA just announced yesterday that they will suspend the season due to the outbreak of Coronavirus until further notice. Two Utah Jazz players have been tested positive for the virus which were All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, the center from France. Teams and media staff that interacted with Gobert and Mitchell will […]

RWC 2019 set unprecedented broadcast records

Most-watched rugby event ever inspires a new audience for rugby Most-watched Rugby World Cup final ever, despite challenging time-zone for participating nations Japan smashes domestic market broadcast record Germany and Asia lead emerging markets boom RWC final most watched sports event of the year in the UK Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan was the […]

Microsoft revolutionizes the NFL with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft revolutionizes the NFL with Microsoft Teams

REDMOND, Wash. — March 3, 2020 — Microsoft Corp. and the National Football League on Tuesday announced an expansion of their deep technology partnership. The multiyear expansion aims to help the entire NFL, including its coaches and players, be more efficient through enhanced communication and collaboration via Microsoft Surface devices and Microsoft Teams, the hub […]