How AI and IoT are helping athletes in this year’s Tour De France – Tech in Sports Ep. 51

All your latest sports tech news from the past week, including more World Cup news, an unstoppable Bitmoji-Serena Williams, a prototype mouthguard helps track athlete fatigue through saliva, and more! Plus, we chat with Carol Austin, the head of performance, support and medical for Team Dimension Data at this year’s Tour De France. She was able to go in depth about how the team is using technology like AI and IoT, and how it’s using data to improve its performance.

Stories of the week:

  • FOX Sports’ gamble on the World Cup is paying off, especially across social media
  • McDonald’s and Google team up to anticipate hungry moments during the World Cup
  • Watching the World Cup in Australia gets a little messy
  • Facebook secures the rights to stream the UEFA Champions League in Brazil
  • PGA Tour experiments with AI
  • US Open will use electronic line calling for every game for the first time ever
  • All the tech being used at the 105th Tour De France
  • Snapchat’s new lens lets you play tennis against the greats
  • A mouthguard that can track athlete fatigue through saliva
  • Former Washington Redskin Shawn Springs has started a wearables company
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about his history of concussions sustained while racing
  • FIFA says no to concussion bins

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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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