Exploring performance-enhancing athletic apparel – Tech in Sports Ep. 22

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including Amazon supporting the NFL’s next-gen stats platform, Facebook hiring a sports executive, the NBA’s new education initiatives, and more. Plus, we explore high-tech performance-enhancing athletic clothing and discuss whether they should be allowed in sports competitions.

Stories of the week:

  • Amazon Web Services will be the backbone of the NFL’s new next-gen statistics platform
  • Facebook is hiring a sports streaming executive who will have a budget of “billions”
  • How the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns differ in their approach to using analytics
  • The NBA and Harvard University team up for a business program geared towards former and current players
  • The Boston Celtics start a traveling education program teaching middle schoolers about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers
  • A study by the University of Colorado-Boulder proves Nike’s newest shoes reduce energy consumption by four per cent

Recorded on December 6, 2017.

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Mandy Kovacs
Mandy Kovacshttp://www.itwc.ca
Mandy is a lineup editor at CTV News. A former staffer at IT World Canada, she's now contributing as a part-time podcast host on Hashtag Trending. She is a Carleton University journalism graduate with extensive experience in the B2B market. When not writing about tech, you can find her active on Twitter following political news and sports, and preparing for her future as a cat lady.

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