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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