A New Age of Data Rights Enforcement

A New Age of Data Rights Enforcement

By Douglas DePeppe, Esq., Co-Founder – Sports ISAO Sports-ISAO has been engaged in cyber-attacker hunting (and social media abuser hunting) for many years. Over this time, a change in attack type has been observed. The scaling of cybercrime has led to increased sophistication concerning ‘the business of cybercrime’, and the recognition among cyberattackers that one-to-many […]

Cybersecurity Basics for Athletes

Cybersecurity Basics for Athletes

By: B. Rhodes, Sports-ISAO In our increasingly complex world, it always good go back to the basics from time-to-time.  This especially true for athletes, whose livelihood is their personal brand on the internet.  From that perspective, personal athlete brands online includes: websites (owned/official, sponsored/sponsors, or governing bodies), social media personas (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), and email […]

The IOC, Olympics and Beijing

The IOC, Olympics and Beijing

The Commission, which was joined by International Federations and World Para Sport representatives, met with the leadership of the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee via video-conference for an update on the work accomplished since the previous Commission meeting last July. Acknowledging the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in China in recent months, members of the […]

Web Scraping of Sports Information

Web Scraping of Sports Information

Guest Posts by Gabriel Cano   Recently Data Scientist Gabriel Cano applied a systematic web scrapping approach to collecting data on individual athletes in Basketball.  His two-part series is a primer on how to aggregate these valuable data on sporting events. Web Scraping NBA Data with Pandas, BeautifulSoup, and RegEx (Pt. 1) Web Scraping NBA […]

Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca, at the age of 99. A member of the Venezuelan Olympic equestrian team at the Olympic Games in 1956, she was a pioneer in the promotion of gender equality in sport as one […]

IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic Movement

IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic Movement

July 15, 2020 IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic MovementThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already supported the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) with more than USD 100 million since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis.To date and as needed, USD 63 million have been allocated to IFs and USD 37 […]

What is disinformation?

What is disinformation?

Wikipedia defines disinformation as “false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive.” This information which may be misleading but can also be unintentional. Disinformation has been around before the COVID-19 pandemic but it has increased during the crisis. During COVID-19, the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) developed a policy brief […]

Another athlete sanctioned for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

Another athlete sanctioned for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

The IOC has delegated the selection of samples to be reanalysed and the results management to the International Testing Agency (ITA), and the ITA thus brings forward these cases.   The notification sent by the ITA to the athletes concerned when initiating proceedings gives them the choice to have their case heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) or before […]

World Athletics statement on Russian Federation

World Athletics statement on Russian Federation

World Athletics can confirm that it has not received the payments due from the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) on 1 July, nor any information on when the monies may be paid, despite reminders and correspondence with the Federation. As a result, World Athletics will stand down both the Doping Review Board (DRB) and the Russian […]

Geopolitics and face masks

Geopolitics and face masks

by Anonymous As the Covid-19 pandemic continues in earnest, governments resort to playground tactics, blaming others while trumping-up their own success and minimizing internal setbacks. According to April 20, 2020 MarketWatch article, the face mask market will reach 3.14 billion by 2026. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand all across the world. 50 countries already […]

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