Should anti-doping agencies be able to hack athletes’ phones? – Tech in Sports Ep. 45

All the latest sports tech news, including the NHL’s dive into using smart data-tracking pucks, DAZN winning exclusive broadcast rights to European soccer in Canada, tech at the World Cup, and more! Plus, Australia’s anti-doping agency is using phone-hacking technology to crack down on drugs in sports, so we discuss the ethics of this and whether it’s necessary.

Stories of the week:

  • NHL to introduce smart pucks with data-tracking technology in 2019
  • FOX Sports broadcast plans for the 2018 World Cup
  • A new high-tech soccer training facility in Vancouver
  • Women’s Tennis Association partners with wearables company Masimo for health monitoring technology
  • DAZN wins Canadian TV rights for European soccer
  • YouTube gains exclusive rights to stream Brazil’s top soccer league, Brasileiro
  • SAP becomes Mercedes-Benz’ official business performance partner for the 2019 season of the Formula E racing circuit
  • Andy Murray invests in Deuce, which claims it can do for playing tennis what Uber has done for taxis
  • Netherlands-based fitness app Virtuagym raises $7 million to expand internationally
  • New Jersey leads the way in concussion prevention legislation
  • Students in Maine develop a VR baseline test that measures an athlete’s memory, reaction time, speed and concentration

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Mandy Kovacs
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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