In response to COVID-19, FIFA gives financial support to associations

In response to COVID-19, FIFA gives financial support to associations

FIFA will release all operational funding due to member associations for the years 2019 and 2020 in the coming days as the first step of a relief plan to assist the football community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure will mean that a total of around USD 150 million will be distributed among the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WWC: Next Three Weeks

The next three weeks promises to be fun whether you are a spectator in the stadiums or cheering your teams from your living rooms.

WWC: Next Three Weeks

By Vincent Ekeh June 16, 2019 The FIFA women world cup is underway. The next three weeks we will see the remaining of the original 24 nation teams battle in France to become the champions of women’s soccer. Four million dollars and four years of being champions awaits the victors. The games will be played […]

Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

April 29, 2019 Sport has long been a forum for measuring oneself, one’s community, one’s nation against all others.  Competitions provide social standing, community pride, and international recognition for the teams, their fans, and even their nations.  International games have become a moral and culturally acceptable confrontations that serve as proxies to open conflict; allowing […]

Cyber Security Risks to Football Teams and Players

Cyber Security Risks to Football Teams and Players

In today’s competitive sporting environment, teams not only have to worry about their performance on the field, but also the business side of sports. With leagues, teams and athletes increasingly turning to technology; be it social media, mobile apps, virtual reality or big data-for tactics or business development, hackers have started seeing the value of […]

Culture of Winning

Culture of Winning

Sports in the world is a competitive game that advances the idea of winning as an end-point; an objective to work towards.  Watching the game of American football gives us a sense of the extreme physical prowess professional players have to achieve to be competitive in this sport.  The same can be said for any […]

NFL Leadership

NFL Leadership

The NFL Security Team recently got a facelift.  Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief left in August to begin a stint as V.P. of Security for the NFL. Kathy Lainer served 26 years with distinction in one of the most high-profile positions in the U.S.  Her leadership allowed the District to go relatively unscathed during the […]