Tag Archives: Sports

18Jan/22

Novak Djokovic is not the only notable absence at the Australian Open – no openly gay or bisexual men are taking part in the tournament

MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tennis World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who lost his visa battle to compete in the Australian Open this week, is not the only player who will be absent from the tournament’s starting line-up on Monday.

There are no openly gay or bisexual male players competing for the Grand Slam title, highlighting a dearth of LGBT+ players in top-level men’s tennis that contrasts with their growing visibility in other major sports.

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02Oct/21

Tyson Fury Launches New Creator’s App MY AAA

MY AAA is a brand new and responsibly minded content creators’ app backed by the lineal world heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson Fury. Launching September 30th, just ahead of the British boxer’s mouthwatering trilogy fight in Las Vegas with Deontay Wilder on 9th October, the app is a subscription social network that looks to build stronger connections between content creators and their audiences. Continue reading

30Jun/21

DAZN And YouTube Enter Groundbreaking Partnership To Bring UEFA Women’s Champions League To Fans Around The World, Live And For Free

DAZN, the leading global sports streaming platform, has acquired global rights to broadcast the UEFA Women’s Champions League and has been awarded host broadcaster duties for the next four seasons, from 2021-25. As part of this landmark agreement, to further grow the sport, DAZN has also entered into a groundbreaking partnership with YouTube that will make the competition live and free for fans around the world for the first time. Continue reading

28Jun/21

AEG Sports uses advanced analytics to adapt to fan needs during COVID-19

VIRTUAL SAS GLOBAL FORUM 2021 — In the spring of 2020, as COVID-19 spread across the world, live entertainment and spectator sports were brought to a screeching halt. With stadiums shuttered, sports teams had to find new ways to engage with fans. Thankfully AEG Sports, which includes storied franchises like the LA Kings, the LA Galaxy and the Ontario Reign, was already an analytically savvy organization adept at using data to make informed business decisions. Continue reading

26Apr/21

Double-Amputee Sprinter Blake Leeper To Appeal World Athletics’ Use Of Racially Discriminatory ‘MASH’ Rule To Ban Him From Competition Against Able-Bodied Athletes

On April 26, 2021, World Athletics denied American double-amputee track-and-field athlete Blake Leeper’s application seeking approval to compete in World Athletics-sanctioned events, including the Olympic Games, while using his new, modified running-specific prosthetics (RSPs), and to have his results listed alongside those of able-bodied athletes. Continue reading

23Apr/21

NBA to reach new fans in Europe and Africa with landmark international mobile payment partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with mobile payment and marketing specialists PM Connect on an international deal for its premium live game subscription service, NBA League Pass. Continue reading

29Jan/18

Six time winner of the Australian Open, Roger Federer poses with trophy

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (JANUARY 29, 2018) (AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION) – Roger Federer posed with his Australian Open trophy in Melbourne on Monday (January 29) after winning the title six times and clinching a very “special” 20th grand slam title. Continue reading